Dana White admits he doesn’t know why he signed James Toney

NEW YORK – As most UFC fans know by now, the organization recently signed heavyweight professional boxing champion James “Lights Out” Toney. There has been much speculation and rumors on who Toney’s first opponent would be, but there has also been a general air of disbelief among hardcore MMA fans of why the UFC would … Read more

Celebrity Apprentice star and former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis to join HDNet’s MMA broadcast team

Kanellis to make her HDNet debut on March 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET at “King of the Cage: Legacy” DALLAS (March 15, 2010) – Last week on HDNet’s Inside MMA, we broke the news that Maria Kanellis will become the newest member of the network’s MMA broadcast team. Kanellis was WWE’s 2009 “Diva of the Year,” … Read more

Brock Lesnar discusses Mir’s death comments

UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar discusses the comments Frank Mir made about hoping he becomes the first Octagon-related death. Brock pokes fun at Mir about his wife apologizing for him, and also says he hopes Mir defeats Carwin, so he can try and shut him up once and for all. Please like & share:

Wes Sims will fight Bobby Lashley at “Strikeforce: Miami” on Jan. 30

Wes Sims gets a shot at Lashley after several proposed opponents fell through.

ProMMA.info has confirmed with Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz that pro wrestling sensation-turned-MMA-fighter, Bobby Lashley (4-0) will be fighting UFC and TUF 10 veteran Wes Sims (22-12-1) at “Strikeforce: Miami” on Jan. 30.

Lashley is coming off a first round submission due to punches win over Bob Sapp at “Ultimate Chaos” in June 2009. Prior to that, he defeated Mike Cook via guillotine and Jason Guida via unanimous decision, also in 2009. And he defeated Joshua Franklin with a :41 second TKO (doctor stoppage) in his Dec. 2008 pro debut.

Sims was last seen on The Ultimate Fighter 10 reality TV show getting choked out by ProMMA.info TUF 10 blogger Justin Wren. Sims’ last official fight was in Nov. 2008, when he knocked out Jason DeAngelo at “Full Contact Fight Series 29”. He is currently riding a three fight win streak.

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One-on-one with Hulk Hogan – comparing the pro wrestling and MMA business models

We very rarely cover pro wrestling here; usually only when it ties in some way with MMA. And although this interview with Hulk Hogan doesn’t directly deal with MMA, it became apparent upon watching, that the world of pro wrestling in its current incarnation has some very interesting parallels with the world of MMA.

WWE is pro wrestling’s biggest organization, much like the UFC is to MMA – then there is TNA, which could be compared to Strikeforce. In this interview with Hulk Hogan, who has recently began working with TNA, the legend talks about giving wrestlers as well as fans a viable alternative to the WWE.

He also talks about how much Vince McMahon has done for wrestling, but that he may not have all the answers when it comes to the future of wrestling. These are the exact types of arguments critics of Dana White often use. Hogan also discusses the idea of a wrestlers union, just as the idea of a fighters union has long been proposed. (parts 2 & 3 after the jump)

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Brock Lesnar announces Octagon return on ESPN SportsCenter – video

As we reported earlier today, UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, along with UFC President Dana White, was on ESPN’s SportsCenter Wednesday morning. It was Lesnar’s first interview since first being diagnosed with diverticulitis last fall. Lesnar discussed the illness that almost ended his career, as well as his miraculous recovery that has left doctors dumbfounded. … Read more

Former WWE champion and undefeated MMA heavyweight Bobby Lashley to make Strikeforce debut on January 30

Photo by ProMMA.info - Strikeforce's heavyweight division continues to improve with the addition of Bobby Lashley.

NEW YORK (December 10, 2009)-Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) heavyweight champion and undefeated mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Bobby Lashley has signed a multi-year agreement with STRIKEFORCE and will  make his debut for the world championship MMA promotion at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on Saturday, January 30.

The 6 foot 3 inch, 250 pound Lashley, also a former collegiate wrestling star for Missouri Valley College and member of The United States Army, will face an opponent that has not yet been determined during the live, SHOWTIME® telecast of STRIKEFORCE:  Miami, the historic, first-ever STRIKEFORCE event in the state of Florida.

In his last MMA start on June 27, 2009, the 33-year-old pulverized and scored a first round (3:17) TKO on 6 foot 5 inch, 350 plus pound goliath Bob “The Beast” Sapp with a barrage of punches in Biloxi, Mississippi.  The win brought Lashley’s overall MMA record to 4-0.

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Brock Lesnar seriously sick and hospitalized

UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is seriously ill and not expected to get better any time soon, according to UFC president, Dana White. Dana expressed his concern about the champion at Saturday night’s UFC 105 post-fight press conference. It has been highly publicized that Lesnar has been ill with mononucleosis and unable to train for … Read more

Brock Lesnar – before he was a superstar

This video was made during current UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar’s days with the WWE. The film takes a look at his life growing up in South Dakota and features interviews with the champ, his wrestling coaches, friends, and family. Brock talks a lot about wrestling as a youth in high school, then the NCAA, … Read more

Heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar trains for UFC 106 bout with Shane Carwin

On Nov. 21, 2009, two of the biggest, strongest men ever to step inside any MMA cage anywhere will face off for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 106 in Las Vegas, Nev. In this newly-released video we get to see highlights of Brock Lesnar training for his toughest opponent to date Shane Carwin. Carwin … Read more