When a fighter loses a title fight, he usually has to go back to the drawing board, see what went wrong and figure out how to come back stronger.
Some are able to do that very well and get back in title contention quickly. Others, like Frank Mir, don't do so well after a title loss.
With more divisions and fighters now than ever before, there are far more title fights and far more title contenders. Some contenders are ready for a second or maybe even a third shot at the belt. Let's see who they more
Bellator tried to sign Jungle Fight bantamweight champion Jonas Bilharinho, but the undefeated prospect wasn’t interested in the offer.
Sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com that "Speed", who became the 135-pound champion in March with a split decision victory over previously unbeaten Mario Israel (9-1), decided to decline the offer and wait for an opportunity in the UFC.
"That’s right," Bilharinho confirmed to MMAFighting.com. "I declined (the offer) for two reasons. I have a figh more
After an extensive amateur career, women’s 115-pound prospect Katie Howard turned pro this year with solid results so far. Her next step is at Saturday's CageSport in Washington. more
Fight fans who missed the initial airing of Bellator's debut pay-per-view now have a chance to catch it for free. An encore presentation of Bellator 120 will air on Friday, July 18 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Spike TV, promotion officials announced on Wednesday.
The replay is scheduled to debut one week before Bellator returns with its latest Summer Series event, Bellator 122.
Bellator 120 originally took place on May 17 at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS.
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson squeaked out a con more
UFC featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri has suffered a detached retina on his left eye, and is out indefinitely.
Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-8-2) was penciled in to make a home coming on the upcoming UFC card in Japan this September, but as MMA Fighting reports, the Japanese legend will be pulling out of the September 20 card after suffering a detached retina. According to Helwani, 'Crusher' will have surgery this coming weekend, but there is still no time table on his return: Doctors have yet to determine more
Lyoto Machida was in attendance over the weekend at GLORY: "Last Man Standing" and he was quite impressed with the performance of Artem Levin. BloodyElbow's John Joe O'Regan reported that "The Dragon" said he would be interested in fighting the Russian middleweight and as it turns out, the feeling is mutual.
There would probably be too much red tape in the way of it actually happening, since one fighter is in the biggest MMA promotion on the planet, while the other is in the biggest of kickboxin more
Tatsuya Kawajiri, a 36-year-old featherweight, Japanese MMA champion and veteran of several MMA promotions, is out indefinitely with a detached retina in his left eye, according to a report published Wednesday. It is the third time Kawajiri has suffered that particular injury.
MMA reporter and broadcaster Ariel Helwani first broke the news via MMAFighting.com. Tatsuya Kawajiri suffers detached retina, out indefinitely -- http://t.co/bwdSnRysON
If you missed Bellator MMA’s recent pay-per-view debut, you can watch a replay next month on Spike TV.Filed under: Bellator, News more
But insists the releases were done prior to the hiring of former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.
Bellator MMA, which fired Bjorn Rebney just last week, has also said goodbye to 19 fighters under contract for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, including former title challengers Eric Prindle (heavyweight) and Anthony Leone (bantamweight).
Here is the complete list of releases (via MMA Fighting): Eric PrindleAnthony LeoneRodrigo LimaFrank BacaNick KirkTravis MarxHiroshi NakamuraSerge more