UFC making plans for Puerto Rico in 2015

Marc Ratner, UFC Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, stated in a new interview on UFC.com that the organization is making plans to hold an event in San Juan, Puerto Rico next year. Ratner: “I’m going to Puerto Rico to meet with the athletic commission and some government officials there, because we do want to fight … Read more

Dave “Pee Wee” Herman to fight Don Frye at “Shark Fights 6”

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned from sources close to the bout that heavyweight prospect Dave “Pee Wee” Herman will be taking on MMA legend Don “The Predator” Frye at “Shark Fights 6” tentatively scheduled for Sept. 12 at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas.

Herman’s last bout was a first round TKO over Josh Barnes at Bellator 4 back in May. Although Herman is still under contract with Bellator, they have postponed their second season until Jan. 2010. Herman is considered somewhat of an MMA oddity, having fought much of his career with virtually no formal training.

Herman currently holds a 14-1 record. With 11 (T)KO’s and 3 submissions, he has finished all of his opponents aside from his lone loss which came against Mu Bae Choi last January at “Sengoku – No Ran 2009.”

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Historic MMA Rivalries, part 5: Politicians vs MMA

Sen. John McCain

Mixed martial arts has and continues to see countless rivalries make their mark in the sport’s history books. While MMA’s origins can be traced across the corners of the globe, one rivalry nearly eradicated the sport from the United States.

Politicians rallied against the sport since the early days of its inception back in the 1990’s. The most recognized to do so would be Senator John McCain.

McCain’s infamous 1996 “human cock fighting” analogy has never faded away in the minds of fans and pundits and neither has his lengthy history with the sport. However, McCain’s interest had been piqued by the protests of another politician.

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