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We are now officially one month away from the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
As the Games approach, expect to hear MMA executives mention how they think mixed martial arts should be an Olympic sport. Debate that on your own time.
For now, here's a look at former U.S. Olympians who turned their athletic endeavors into an MMA career....Read more »
Anderson Silva took "Fightin' Words" to a whole new level in Monday's conference call ahead of UFC 148 in Las Vegas.
Recently, Chael Sonnen (27-11-1), Silva's opponent on July 7, made controversial remarks about Brazil and Silva's wife. The attacks provoked Silva, who is usually reserved, to unleash a head-turning "guarantee" during the conference call:
"I'm...Read more »
For any New York metro area folks yearning for MMA in the Big Apple, hop on a bus or drive your car south on the Garden State Parkway until you get to Atlantic City and the new Revel Casino.
Have a look at Friday night's UFC on FX 4 fight card:
Clay Guida vs. Gray Maynard Sam Stout vs. Spencer Fisher Brian Ebersole vs. TJ Waldburger Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson Hatsu Hioki vs. Ricardo...Read more »
Eddie Gordon, a football player and wrestler for Freeport High School in the late 1990s and early 2000s, continues to excel in his athletic endeavors.
On Friday night, Gordon won the Ring of Combat light heavyweight title via unanimous decision over Carlos Brooks. It's the first title for Gordon (5-0), a member of the Serra-Longo Fight Team.
Ring of Combat is a regional promotion run...Read more »
Fabricio Werdum and Mike Russow meet in the co-main event at UFC 147 in Brazil. Hear from the two heavyweights in the videos below in the "Related" section....Read more »
Chris Weidman and Costa Philippou don't train together as much as you would think, what with them both fighting in the UFC's middleweight division and both training at the same gym -- Ray Longo MMA in Garden City.
Their schedules don't often allow for it, but with Philippou fighting July 7 at UFC 148 and Weidman headlining UFC on Fuel 4 on July 11, Thursday June 14 found an overlap.
Here's...Read more »
Who needs to beg for a birthday retweet when you can have former UFC champion Rich Franklin pick up the phone and call you instead?
For $4, it's now possible. Actually, it's $3.99. And, actually, the only picking up of the phone is done by the recipient of the call.
Franklin is one of the folks attached to a new website CelebCalls.com, which is fairly self-explanatory: A celebrity calls...Read more »
The joke on Twitter and sports talk radio Saturday night and into Sunday morning after that questionable decision in the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight was that UFC president Dana White was having a good laugh at the judging.
That likely isn't true, as those of you who pay enough attention to mixed martial arts would attest. White is a "huge boxing fan," he always says.
But...Read more »
Another Friday, another night of MMA fights. And another Thursday, another bunch of videos to get you primed for those fights on Friday.
Under the "Related" label below, you'll find four fight previews heading into UFC on FX 3 in Sunrise, Fla. They feature:
- Ian McCall vs. Demetrious Johnson
- Eddie Wineland vs. Scott Jorgensen
- Charlie Brenneman vs. Erick Silva
-...Read more »
If you wish to assault people in public, choose your witnesses wisely. UFC fighter Nick Ring (on top in photo above) walked up on a group of teenagers beating up a pair of teenagers and acted accordingly.
Here's the story about how Nick Ring came to the rescue in Canada....Read more »