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The good-hearted folks at MMA Fighting were kind enough to set a place at the table for me in a guest appearance on Episode 19 of The MMA Beat.
Embedded below is the show, where I say some things that may or may not be perceived as viable MMA commentary. I'm partially afraid to watch it since I'm my own worst critic, but I'm more afraid to read the comments since maybe I'm not my own worst...Read more »
On the off chance you haven't heard Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman answer these questions of late, here's one more chance.
Weidman, the reigning UFC middleweight champion, and Silva, the former champion, spent Thursday at ESPN doing a media blitz.
Here's a clip from MMA Live Extra.
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If you’re a fan of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and its history, here is a video you must watch. It’s about 9th degree red belt Master Francisco Mansur and his student, fourth degree black belt Milton Regis. They run the Kioto Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools in Port Jefferson and Sayville.
Of course, 9th degree red belt is impressive enough. But perhaps more impressive is that Mansur is one of only 22...Read more »
Jon Jones is better suited keeping his strikes inside the cage. His first pitch at the Blue Jays-Yankees game on Tuesday was a smidge or two out of the strike zone.
But at least he reached the plate, and did so from the mound, two things many celebrity first-pitch throwers rarely do.
Jones, who is in Toronto to defend his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165,...Read more »
Enjoy this edition of phantom cam highlights from Fox's super slo-mo camera at UFC 164, embedded below.
Wantagh's Al Iaquinta (pictured above) is featured in the early portion of the video. He beat Ryan Couture by unanimous decision.
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Watch highlights from Rafael dos Anjos' unanimous decision victory over Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 27.
Video: UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos/Cerrone
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UFC president Dana White spent 13 or so minutes this week with Boston.com's "Boston Sports Live."
Here's the video, where he talks about coming back to his hometown, Chael Sonnen vs. "Shogun" Rua and more UFC on Fox Sports 1.
White calls Sonnen "still the No. 1 contender at 185 pounds."
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The word war between Ronda Rousey and Miesha continued Tuesday night with this clip from "UFC Tonight."
Expect the mud to be slung and the muck to be raked plenty war as this season of "The Ultimate Fighter" plays out on Fox Sports 1 leading up to their bout at UFC 168 on Dec. 28.
In the clip embedded below, Tate fires back.
Video: Tate on Rousey: "I'd...Read more »
I'm unsure the last time I watched an MMA pre-fight video feature that included mentions of both Bret "The Hitman" Hart AND the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Thank you, Nick Newell!
Of course, Newell's back story is far more compelling than terrific pop culture references.
Watch the embedded video below to learn more about the Springfield, Mass., native as Newell prepares...Read more »
Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler landed a big right hand to drop David Rickels in the first minute of the fight at Bellator 97.
Watch the knockout video below.
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