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Weigh-ins for UFC 165 in Toronto (watch them live here) are a few hours away now, which will conclude with main-eventers Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson hitting the scales.
The day of weigh-ins before a fight is the busiest day of fight week, said Jones. This during a week filled with media obligations, cutting the remaining few pounds to hit 205, workouts, and throwing out the first pitch...Read more »
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 »
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 »
If you pay close enough attention to the banner behind Chris Weidman this Saturday at UFC 162, you might see this logo.
It's a heart with a fist for a right curve and it represents Live to Fight Inc., a non-profit organization of which Weidman is a board member.
The non-profit based out of Centereach was founded by Kristen Brown, a cancer survivor and martial arts fan and practitioner....Read more »
Whether or not this becomes an interesting film is up to you and your penchant for movies.
But Marty Sader and Laura Keys have created a somewhat compelling video on Kickstarter.com to get you interested in contributing to the making of "Monday Nights at Seven."
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and retired MMA legend Frank Shamrock are both attached to the project,...Read more »
Soledad O'Brien makes her debut on HBO's "Real Sports" on Tuesday night (June 25) with an interesting piece on MMA.
Actually, it's more about war veterans turning to MMA as a way to combat against the memories etched in their minds from what they saw and did during the tours of duty as soldiers.
Here's a clip from the segment....Read more »
UFC chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta released this statement Tuesday night when the New York State Assembly failed to bring the bill to legalize MMA in the state to a full vote of its members:
“While our disappointment cannot be overstated, our commitment to seeing New York legalize the fastest growing sport in the nation and the world is intact and undeterred. We continue to strongly believe...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 »
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 »
Ronda Rousey got a nice surprise Tuesday when taping began for Season 18 of "The Ultimate Fighter" and Miesha Tate showed up instead of Cat Zingano.
Zingano was supposed to be Rousey's opposing coach but tore her ACL earlier this month. So, in steps Tate, Rousey's rival.
This is good. This is bad. Let's explain:
GOOD: TV ratings for TUF 18 on the new Fox Sports 1 will...Read more »