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Earlier this week, Newsday asked Rashad Evans a few questions on winning and losing and the mentality involved with both. Here are his answers as Evans prepares to fight Dan Henderson at UFC 161 on Saturday night in Winnipeg:
“After you win a fight, you feel like you’re on top of the world and it feels like everything you've done has paid off. It’s such a rewarding feeling. But when you lose...Read more »
This time, Anthony Pettis had his name on a contract and UFC marketing materials clearly indicating that he would fight for a title.
The past two times he was supposed to get a title shot, it never materialized. And on Friday, news broke that Pettis suffered a torn meniscus in his knee while training in Brazil and has to pull out of his featherweight title shot against Jose Aldo at UFC 163...Read more »
At lunch in Manhattan this past January, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was flipping through photos via an app on his phone. The poster of those photos was Alexander Gustafsson.
At the time, Jones said he was interested in learning more about the Swedish light heavyweight. Jones said Gustafsson seemed like a cool guy, but "I'm still gonna knock him out, though."
It...Read more »
Eight calendar days remain, including today, until the New York State's legislative session comes to a close.
Not a lot of time left for the bill to legalize mixed martial arts to get passed, right? Well, to paraphrase a recent interview with Assemb. Matthew Titone from Staten Island, one day is like a lifetime in politics in Albany.
Still, the positive vibes from March when the bill...Read more »
You see him on television doing interviews or appearing as an analyst, and one thing is clear: Rashad Evans has a winning personality and a million-dollar smile.
He's also one heck of a fighter, with 22 wins in 25 career attempts. Fight No. 26 is Saturday against Dan Henderson at UFC 161 in Winnipeg.
Evans is also human, a characteristic often overlooked in athletes by consumers of the...Read more »
Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman headline World Series of Fighting 3 this Friday in Las Vegas in what is the newer MMA promotion's biggest fight so far.
Below are featured videos on each fighter leading up to WSOF 3 on NBC Sports Network at 11 p.m. ET Friday.
Newsday's app users can watch the videos at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ZruI4joDA...Read more »
Good comedy can transcend nearly any language barrier.
This video, in Portuguese with no subtitles, attempts to answer this basic question: What would have happened if UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva became a soccer star instead?
Whether or not you can understand Portuguese is irrelevant to the amusement you'll get from watching this video that hit YouTube on Wednesday, 24 days...Read more »
Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz enjoy a relationship of respect and contempt.
In the latest round of their well-documented and blatantly public dislike for one another, Faber threw a jab at Cruz on Tuesday night's edition of "UFC Tonight."
Faber, a former WEC champion was asked if he wants another title shot. Here's his response:
“I would love for that to happen. Do we...Read more »
The disconnect between UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson and its president Dana White goes back to the very first episode of Season 10 of "The Ultimate Fighter."
When White sad he had something big planned for that season, the former IFL champion Nelson figured it meant him. Six minutes and twenty seconds into that season of "TUF," Nelson let it be known he was wrong.
"Dana...Read more »
Nothing screams MMA as loudly as . . . small business insurance companies!
But one such company is banking on one of the sport's biggest stars -- Ronda Rousey -- to help market their products.
The UFC women's bantamweight champion serves as "Protector" in a series of spots that are scheduled to begin in earnest June 11.
The two quick-hit clips below are amusing trailers...Read more »