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Nothing about a Tim McGraw-Faith Hill ballad suggests mixed martial arts.
It's a pretty country duet performed by pretty country people, for sure, but it sounds a smidge out of place inside the gritty garage-type gym for punching and kicking and people.
Yet, there was "It's Your Love" coming through the sound system at Ray Longo and Chris Weidman's Power MMA in Garden City...Read more »
Here's a little clip of a training session between UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman hitting pads with trainer Ray Longo one night this past week in Garden City.
It was produced by Weintraub Films, which has been documenting Weidman's camp for UFC 168.
That should be an interesting piece when it's completed and released.
Watch the video embedded below.
(Newsday's...Read more »
Not long ago, women fighting inside the UFC's octagon seemed like the most far-fetched concept in the male-driven world of mixed martial arts. Heck, the president of the organization even said as much.
And there Dana White was on Wednesday, on a conference call, announcing that the UFC would be expanding its women's division to now include strawweights (115 pounds).
Invicta FC, an all-female...Read more »
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre left MMA fans in the lurch in the moments after his split-decision win at UFC 167 last month.
After he won a split decision over Johny Hendricks, St-Pierre said he was stepping away from the sport for a while. He didn't say he was retiring.
This Friday, perhaps we'll get the answer. He'll be doing an appearance in Montreal, UFC president Dana...Read more »
At age 34, Urijah Faber is just days away from his fourth UFC fight of 2013. Not many fighters his age and with his pedigree stay that active, whether they are healthy or not.
The last time Faber fought four times in the same calendar year was 2007. He went 4-0 that year, all WEC featherweight title defenses, including a win over Dominick Cruz.
Six years later, Michael McDonald stands...Read more »
Barb Honchak defends her flyweight title against Leslie Smith at Invicta 7 this Saturday.
Here's an impressive 25-minute "Road to" video that introduces you to both fighters.
(Newsday's app users can watch at http://bit.ly/1cXZqrv)...Read more »
The MMA community on Twitter had its share of commentary Saturday night after Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate provided host Jon Anik with one of the more awkward interviews you'll see on TV.
Rousey then turned back into her charming self Monday night during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Below are both interviews.
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Hard to really understand the point of staredowns beyond photo ops and content creation for video players.
Alas, here's the video of the Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate staredown from the "TUF" 18 final episode.
(Newsday's app users can watch at http://foxs.pt/IvWubE)...Read more »
Phillipe Nover sounded thrilled when he first heard about what Renzo Gracie was cooking up for him -- wrestling against former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at Grapple at the Garden on Sunday, Dec. 1.
"Frankie Edgar wants to wrestle me?" Nover said. "All right!"
Nover lacks the wrestling pedigree of Edgar -- four trips to the Division I national tournament....Read more »
With just three pro fights, Queens resident Wayne Barrett headlines the Glory 12 kickboxing event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
So who is this guy? Have a look at the video embedded below:
(Newsday's app users can watch at http://bit.ly/1jsTVmH)
Barrett will fight Joe Schilling in the main event on Spike. The televised portion of the card begins at 9 p.m. ET.
Here's...Read more »