When the Ultimate Fighting Championship asked Anthony Johnson if he wanted to fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, he didn't do the obvious thing.
Johnson didn't question if Nogueira would show up come fight night. That may seem strange, given that Nogueira has withdrawn from four of his last six fights due to injury. He has competed just twice in the past three years. You'd think that kind of abysmal track record would lead Johnson to be skeptical about who he would ultimately be fighting at UFC on more
Damon Jackson had big plans heading into his fight with featherweight champion Leonard Garcia at Legacy FC 33 on Friday night, and those planes came to fruition, perhaps beyond his expectations. more
Sometimes intelligent defense betrays a fighter's want to simply get out of the fight.
The lightweights kicked off the main card of today's (Sat., July 19, 2014) UFC Fight Night 46: "McGregor vs. Brandao" event at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland, as Norman Parke, undefeated inside the Octagon, welcomed back Naoyuki Kotani, who came in having won his last 13 fights.
The latter streak is over.
Kotani's game plan was clear early. His punches weren't about doing damage so much as a setting him up for a ta more
The lights dim. A faint tune can be heard over the stadium speakers. The bass drops and house music starts loudly thumping. The lights brighten, and in step 10 young Japanese women, wearing stereotypical school uniforms. They get into two lines and start dancing.
Behind them stands a single man, sporting a glistening track suit, a red stripe in his hair and a big, dumb smile. He starts dancing along and the announcer chimes in.
"In the blue corner...from the United States...Jason. Mayhem. Miller more
Chael Sonnen's mixed martial arts career may be over, but the 37-year-old isn't quite done competing. On August 9, Sonnen takes on grappling expert Andre Galvao in a jiu-jitsu match at Metamoris 4. more
The dramatic circus that surrounds Georges St-Pierre, his absence from mixed martial arts and his potential return is well-warranted.
With one of the best resumes in combat history, GSP deserves every ounce of coverage and exposure his retired heart desires.
Not for nothing, but if the former UFC welterweight kingpin ever decided to come back to the promotion he called home for nine hard-fought years, it would set off a media frenzy similar to that of LeBron James returning to Cleveland (of cour more
Ronda Rousey’s 16-second knockout victory against Alexis Davis at UFC 175 on Saturday piqued the interest of someone in the UFC’s production truck. more
Justin Gaethje successfully defended his Lightweight title at the expense of one-armed mixed martial arts (MMA) sensation, Nick Newell, in the main event of WSOF 11 at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., earlier this afternoon (Sat., July 5, 2014). Gaethje found a home for his overhand right and kept slinging it, cutting open Newell before finishing him for the first time ever in round two. For detailed punch-by-punch coverage, as well as complete WSOF 11 results from the NBC broadcast, click h more
UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida kicks off a stacked weekend at Mandalay Bay on Saturday with Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida, but the fighters first had to weigh-in on Friday to give their bouts the Nevada Athletic Commission official stamp of approval. more