The Paradise Warrior will bring UFC world champions and MMA legends to the San Jose convention Center this weekend allowing the fans of Mixed Martial Arts a chance of a lifetime to learn from the best in the fighting game the "secrets." more
Father Time hates MMA fighters. He hates almost all athletes, really (except NFL kickers), but he's especially unkind to the select few who choose to fashion their careers inside a steel cage.
In basketball, when a player ages and slows down, he starts missing routine layups. He starts getting burned on defense. He can't finish that breakaway dunk with the same pizzazz.
He turns into 2014 NBA Finals Dwyane Wade.
In MMA, however, an aging fighter's shortcomings become painfully obvious once the d more
The UFC is home to an overwhelming majority of the best fighters in MMA. However, many elite competitors still do battle outside the Octagon.
Although most fighters would gladly take less money to compete on the sport's biggest stage, the UFC has missed out on some high-profile free agents like Eddie Alvarez and Ben Askren recently. It also made surprising decisions to part ways with former title challengers Jake Shields, Yushin Okami and Jon Fitch.
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Dominick Cruz, the longtime UFC bantamweight champion who was forced to abdicate his title after missing more than two years with injuries, is returning to Octagon competition this fall. But he suggested Monday that his return might have been even slower had he continued with a previous course of treatment. That course, Cruz suggested, may not have reflected a thorough understanding of MMA, and as a result he eventually took his care path into his own hands.
"The therapists really don't know wha more
Pressure can be good or bad.
It often lends a hand in propelling fighters to a level otherwise undiscovered, but it can also serve as a crippling mental handicap.
In any case, the feeling of being under pressure effects each and every professional athlete in some way, not just the ones who enter a cage and fight another human being for a living.
Based on past experiences, future expectations and overall divisional stakes, here are five MMA fighters under the most pressure to perform right now.Be 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
There are a lot of discussions going on as to how to fix the judging problems in MMA today. By and large, the judging of many fights is simply below the efforts of the fighters, who deserve much better.
This isn’t a dismissive accusation. There are a lot of good judges out there, but by and large it seems that far too often a close fight is apt to be scored wrong.
One obvious answer would be for the commissions to recruit, train and employ a group of retired fighters as judges.
This is an idea t more
A collection of MMA related stories from June that may have slipped under the radar.
If you think keeping up with just the MMA events held by the UFC, Bellator, WSOF, Invicta FC, One FC, and others can prove too much to follow, try keeping up with all the mixed martial arts related news. To help those that don't want to spend their hours perusing the web, here is a roundup of the stories that most MMA media sites seemed to have missed.
From Emily Miller and Erika Pesantes of the Sun Sentinel, a more
On this week's episode of "The MMA Beat" the panel discusses the cancellation of UFC 176, the UFC's summer schedule as a result of the cancellation, whether Ronda Rousey is the Mike Tyson of MMA, Chris Weidman's profile after his latest title defense, the sad end B.J. Penn's career, the Conor McGregor show, and more.
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