After Conor McGregor was beaten soundly by Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229 we got a bonus fight. People were jumping in and out of The Octagon and basically chaos ruled. In the end Nurmagomedov’s team could have been in big legal trouble but everyone involved including the Irishman refused to press charges. Check out the fan footage of the incident below.
MMA hardcore fans have taken hating on Phil Brooks aka CM Punk since the rumor first started that he was coming to the UFC. They really unloaded when they saw his destruction at the hands of killer Mickey Gall in under three minutes. Brooks is now trying to redeem himself against an arguably more comparable … Read more
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Following two straight losses inside the Octagon, and most recently a unanimous decision loss to Efrain Escudero at UFC 114 in May, Dan “The Upgrade” Lauzon (12-4 MMA, 0-3 UFC) has been released from the UFC, according to the Boston Herald. Lauzon is still credited as the youngest person ever to fight … Read more
After setting the UFC record for the fastest knockout at seven seconds in his UFC debut last August, heavyweight Todd Duffee (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) entered the Octagon at UFC 114 this past Saturday night undefeated and surrounded with a ton of hype. Duffee warned people before the fight that he was “over-hyped,” and he … Read more
New York, NY, November 23, 2009 – Kimbo Slice, the wildly popular mixed martial arts heavyweight and member of the cast of “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights,” will fight for the first time in the UFC live on Spike TV Saturday, December 5 at 9:00pm. Slice will appear in a bout on “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” finale fight card emanating from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV.
Slice’s opponent will be announced at a later date, pending on what transpires on the special two-hour “The Ultimate Fighter” episode on Wednesday, December 2 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT). Despite suffering a loss in episode 3 to Roy Nelson, Slice has the opportunity to return to fight on the show if a cast mate is injured and compete for the coveted title of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Have you noticed Joe Lauzon (18-4) has not been in the Octagon lately? The young TUF 5 veteran has been recovering from a March 6 ACL surgery and having his meniscus repaired on his right knee. ProMMA.info received notice today via press release that Lauzon is fully recovered and anxious to get back into the Octagon.
Lauzon’s last bout in the UFC was on Feb. 8 when he defeated Jeremy Stephens at UFC – Fight Night 17 via armbar submission at 4:32 of the second round. Lauzon actually had a torn ACL in his right knee for 1 ½ years before requiring surgery and being sidelined.
Lauzon explained when the point came he realized surgery was necessary,
“I felt looseness in my knee but could still train. Doctors at that time said they didn’t want to disturb it. And it wasn’t affecting me much. Two weeks before my last fight (Jeremy Stephens) I felt it like it wasn’t quite right warming up. I tried to take him down in the first round and I fell over. I needed stitches in my head and couldn’t train for a week, but when I returned my knee completely locked-up.”
ProMMA.info recently spoke with KO Dynasty CEO Mickey Dubberly regarding the UFC’s release of his client Josh Neer (25-9-1) following a unanimous decision loss to Gleison Tibau at UFC 104. Since his UFC debut in 2005, Neer has had ten fights inside the Octagon, and his manager is confident the 26-year-old will have the opportunity … Read more
51-year-old Dan “The Beast” Severn holds a record of 90-16-7 and has been fighting consistently every year since his first appearance inside the Octagon at UFC 4 in 1994. Not only his he still fighting, he is still winning. The Beast has already fought three times in 2009 going 2-1.
Now you can bring out your inner beast and Join the millions of Dan “The Beast” Severn fans around the world and “Support The Stache!” Severn’s new campaign as he travels around the world still climbing into cages and competing.
This is a pretty cool look at the impact the UFC has had upon the sport of mixed martial arts. This video entitled “UFC 100: We’re Just Getting Started,” gives a broad overview of the company from it’s Gracie origins up until now. To think about how far the sport of MMA has already come … Read more
Where is a place all champions have been but never want to return? It’s a place where dues are paid and checks are made. It’s a proving ground, a place to show your skills and put on a show. It’s a place where a fighter wants to do their absolute best even though the majority of people may never even see it.
It’s been said that the loneliest place in the world is inside the Octagon. If that is true, then inside the Octagon, ON THE UNDERCARD is the loneliest place in the universe.
The UFC has used their undercards for years to bring in new talent, test them out, and see what they are made of. Hopefully, the fighters do well enough they can one day fight on the main card.