New York-area fans are invited to attend Wednesday’s Bellator MMA Media Day, where Pat Curran, Will Brooks, Michael Chandler, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Tito Ortiz will serve as guests of honor.Filed under: (...) more
With three major shows in two days, it was a weekend of both the happy and the sad watching fights. Reality struck Nick Newell and B.J. Penn, Chris Weidman was tested like never before, and Ronda Rousey showed that her ability may have exceeded her hype.
Emotions ran the gamut the past few days in what was the biggest weekend of the year for MMA in the United States. We got one of the fastest championship fights in UFC history followed immediately by one of the year's best fights on Saturday. Bu more
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Floyd Mayweather’s antennas are up. He won’t admit it. He never does. This time, however, it appears he did -- in a sense. more
Joe Torrez and his family can breathe easy as he won't be facing any charges after he killed a man during an invasion on his home earlier this year. Joe Torrez, the amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who killed a man during an attempted home invasion earlier this year near Dona Ana County, New Mexico (details), can breathe a sigh of relief, as he won't be facing any charges for the death of 25-year old Sal Garces.
That's according to a report from KOB4, which reveals that the Dona Ana Coun more
Before a Florida bill dropped that disallows access to these records, John S. Nash was able to procure various revenue details and payout records from every major MMA promotion that hosted shows in the state for the past few years. Yesterday, July 1st, marked the first day that the provisions in Florida bill HB 775 took effect. (A summary of HB 775 can be found here.) If you had read an earlier post I did on the contents of the bill, when it was known as HB 808, and Zuffa's lobbying efforts to s more
The biggest sports economist conference of the year just ended. Out of 70+ projects, sadly only one was on MMA. Paul Gift discusses his project on fight night bonus awards as well as some of the interesting work being done in other sports.
WARNING: Unlike other pieces where it's toned down, I don't hold back the nerd-speak today. You will see phrases like "rank-order competition," "non-linear compensation" and "optimum effort levels." Read at your own risk...but read anyway.
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The biggest weekend of the year for MMA is upon us, and leading the way is UFC 175. Headlined by two championship fights, the event has a big feel to it and could go down as one of the great events in UFC history.
Chris Weidman defends his title against Lyoto Machida, while Ronda Rousey defends her strap against Alexis Davis. Before those main features, though, we have a stacked preliminary card full of promising prospects and established vets.
Last weekend, I was just above the .500 mark. After more
The biggest weekend of the year for MMA is upon us, and quietly leading up the rear for UFC 175 is The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on Sunday. Headlined by two former champions, the card will also have up-and-coming fighters as well as two men competing for the six-figure UFC contract.
BJ Penn meets Frankie Edgar for a third time after a coaching stint on the reality show. Edgar took the first two bouts via decision—both times with the belt on the line and at 155 pounds. This time, they face off a more
The 2014 UFC Fan Expo took place this past weekend as part of UFC International Fight Week. Check out the sights and familiar faces who were part of the fan festival and expo.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos more