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Elvis Mutapcic received his show money after having his World Series of Fighting debut bout scrapped just beforehand Saturday by the New Jersey State Athletic Commission when an inspector reported allegedly seeing him take a pill from a bottle that was previously undisclosed to the commission.
That's a small financial consolation for something Mutapcic says he didn't do.
"I really...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 »
Tyrone Spong and Angel DeAnda headline the fourth offering from the World Series of Fighting on Aug. 10 in Ontario, Calif. (and airing live on NBC Sports Network).
Let's get you started for that bout with a pair of pre-fight videos.
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Newsday's app users can watch these videos at http://www.nbcsports.com/mma/king-ring-brings-buzz...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 »
Nick Newell has had nine professional MMA fights. He has won all nine, including eight in the first round.
He has done so without having a complete left arm.
Newell, a 27-year-old from Springfield, Mass., will bring his skills -- he won the XFC lightweight title last year -- to the World Series of Fighting, the promotion announced Tuesday. No fight date was announced, but Newell is expected...Read more »
What do Benson Henderson, Georges St-Pierre and Jon Fitch have in common?
None of those three fighters have finished an opponent in three or more years.
What do Benson Henderson, Georges St-Pierre and Jon Fitch NOT have in common?
Henderson is the only one of those fighters that MMA people don’t complain about always going the distance in fights. Interesting, isn’t it?
There...Read more »
Andrei Arlovski and Anthony Johnson headlined the World Series of Fighting's second event Saturday night in Atlantic City. Two fighters who long ago established their names -- Arlovski a former UFC heavyweight champion, and Johnson a former UFC welterweight, middleweight and light heavyweight whose multiple failures to make weight often overshadowed his considerable fighting skills.
The rest...Read more »
The World Series of Fighting, one of the newest MMA promotions, announced Monday a three-year broadcast partnership with NBC Sports Network, one that promises at least six live events per year.
NBC Sports Network is NBC's fairly new 24-hour sports channel. The deal gives them another live event to promote -- and more importantly, the MMA audience to promote to. The network already airs NHL,...Read more »
Ray Sefo and his partners at the World Series of Fighting spent two past two years working to put Saturday night's fight together.
Shortly after Saturday turns into Sunday on the East Coast, after people are done watching the event on NBC Sports Network, there exists the very real possibility that the investment of time (and money) will be looked upon with a frown.
That's the thing about...Read more »
For those of you MMA fans without power at home who are returning to work today, or who finally found an empty seat near an outlet at the local Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or Panera, here's what you've missed this week:
- Jose Aldo will defend his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar during the UFC's Super Bowl Weekend card in February 2013 in Las Vegas. - Season 17 of "The Ultimate...Read more »