Kenny Florian recently visited Pepperdine University to share the story of finding his passion, overcoming setbacks and the mindset needed to succeed at the highest level. Paul Gift was there and shares his message.
Former UFC fighter, three-time title contender and current FOX commentator, Kenny Florian, is a man of many interests and talents. A quick look at his website reveals his thoughts on entertainment, food, health, observation, style, technology and travel. "The Hair," as we’ve come to more
Some disappointing news for fans hoping to see UFC fighter turned commentator Kenny Florian hit the mats next month.
After Brazilian outlet Tatame reported Florian had been tabbed as one half of an intriguing 'secret match' at Metamoris 4 on Aug. 9, it doesn't appear to be happening. Metamoris Founder Ralek Gracie confirmed with MMA Fighting Monday evening that the report was false and that Florian would not be competing at the event.
Alongside Abu Dhabi Combat Club and Metamoris 1 veteran Jeff more
At the same time, "The Prodigy" is sad that it came at the expense of his friend Chael Sonnen's two failed drug tests. On the heels of the news that Chael Sonnen had failed a second consecutive drug test, B.J. Penn had a smile on his face.
No, "The Prodigy" isn't elated that "The American Gangster" got caught -- they're actually good friends -- but because athletic commissions are now testing for human growth hormone (HGH) and erythropoietin (EPO); the two banned substances Sonnen tested positiv more
BJ Penn was on the TUF 19 conference call on Monday afternoon and discussed his excitement over the more stringent testing being conducted by commissions. B.J. Penn is "excited" about the prospect of a more even playing field in the wake of Chael Sonnen's recent drug fiasco.
"The Prodigy," a longtime advocate for drug testing in MMA, took part in a UFC 175/TUF 19 conference call, where he revealed his satisfaction at commissions' ability to detect drugs such as human growth hormone (HGH) and rec more
Though Chael Sonnen has yet to speak publicly in defense of his most recent failed drug test -- aside from an initial statement to MMA Fighting -- some fighters are weighing in on its significance. Namely former champion B.J. Penn, who has long been an advocate of cleaning up MMA.Penn was on the UFC 175/TUF 19 finale conference call on Monday, and when asked about Sonnen’s positive drug test – a test issued randomly by the Nevada Athletic Commission on June 5, where it was discovered Sonnen had more
When one of Mike Dolce's most famous clients, Chael Sonnen, got busted a second time in less than a month for banned substances, MMA's most famous nutritionist had to separate business from friendship.
"As a friend, I support Chael, I love the guy, he's done amazing things," Dolce said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "On a professional level, it is certainly disappointing."
On Saturday night, MMAFighting.com broke the news that Sonnen failed a second Nevada Athletic Commission drug test,jus more
The rivalry between Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn is a unique one in the realm of combat sports because the two have always kept their fire confined to the Octagon. more
I'd like you to meet two-time open class world champion Gabi Garcia ... who has a bone to pick with a certain UFC titleholder.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is confident she can beat any female in the world in a straight-up jiu-jitsu match, according to comments she made last week (read 'em) in advance of her upcoming title fight.
That didn't sit too well with Gabi Garcia.
The hulking behemoth, winner of eight world Brazilian jiu-jitsu championsh more
Consider the gauntlet thrown down.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Cub Swanson is not going to start begging for title shots following his five-round win over Jeremy Stephens last Saturday night (June 28, 2014) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 44 (replay).
That's just fine with Chan Sung Jung.
"The Korean Zombie" rose from his digital grave in the wake of the FOX Sports 1 festivities, asking telling Swanson to step up and prove his mettle in a 145-pound showdown more