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Here's the behind-the-scenes video from the promo shoot for Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche to help market their UFC 157 headlining bout.
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Jon Fitch, once a welterweight title contender and in the middle of many top 10 pound-for-pound lists, was released by the UFC on Tuesday. MMA Fighting first reported the news Wednesday.
Fitch was one of 16 fighters cut from the world's most prominent MMA organization, the report said. Also included among the cuts were Freeport native Jay Hieron and light heavyweight veteran Vladimir Matyushenko.
Fitch...Read more »
Ronda Rousey became the first female to sign a contract with the UFC and was installed as the women's bantamweight champion, a title she won and defended once in Strikeforce before the promotion folded.
For all the accolades she has earned, and the press that has been heaped on her, there is also basic math to understand: She's No. 2 in another category.
The first female fighter to enter...Read more »
There was a time when Anthony Pettis was the next lightweight to get a shot at UFC's 155-pound title.
OK, there were three times.
And now he's finally get that title shot, only it will come in the featherweight division. Still, the latest poll results (which are less scientific than a VHS tape from 1986) indicate you want to see him fight Ben Henderson, too. Who will get the next lightweight...Read more »
Here you go, folks. Fresh from the HBO Sports press release about Tuesday's premiere of the newest episode of "Real Sports," featuring Ronda Rousey.
This is just part of the segment you can watch, starting at 10 p.m. ET.
On armbars: Ronda Rousey: “You could give up if you want.” HBO’s Jon Frankel: “You can tap out.” Ronda Rousey: “You totally can, anytime.” Jon...Read more »
New UFC octagon girl.
Meet her below.
Hint: Fitness is her "passion."
And look out for this quote at one point from interviewer Gareth A. Davies: "You do look very fit indeed, in the cardiovascular sense, I mean obviously, and the other of course."
Newsday app users can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oA6spcvCtY&feature=youtu.be...Read more »
MMA as we know and see it today does not need to be in the Olympics.
In between all the chatter this week after the International Olympic Committee announced it intends to drop wrestling from the Summer Games in 2020 resides the notion of MMA one day becoming an Olympic sport.
Sure, many of the sports that comprise mixed martial arts -- boxing, wrestling, judo, taekwondo -- are already...Read more »
The math of it all may wind up being polydactyly now, but please forgive that for the sake of the metaphor here.
Besides, when Ronda Rousey was posed with this question, Sara McCann and Alexis Davis had not yet been announced as UFC female fighters number five and six.
The question posed Monday centered around being the only female fight booked for UFC 157, where Rousey will defend her...Read more »
Long Island's closest UFC title contender, Chris Weidman, remains on the shelf as he rehabs from a shoulder injury. But as Weidman continues his way back to the middleweight division and a possible fight with champion Anderson Silva, plenty of other local fighters have UFC fights scheduled in the next two months. Here's a quick rundown: Featherweight Dennis Bermudez (Lindenhurst) will fight Matt...Read more »
Next up for the women in the UFC: Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano.
Tate, the former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion, will fight Zingano at TUF 17's "Ultimate Finale" on April 13 in Las Vegas.
This is the second announced women's MMA fight for the UFC, the first being champion Ronda Rousey against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 on Feb. 23.
Tate (13-3) is coming off an...Read more »