South Africa’s Boxing Commission informed Sherdog.com that professional boxers are not allowed to compete in Mixed Martial Arts due to concerns about the safety of the sport. South African boxers curious about trying their luck in MMA will have a hard time transitioning to the sport in their home country.
It appears South Africa's Boxing Commission has explicitly forbid their licensed boxers from competing in Mixed Martial Arts tournaments due to concerns regarding the safety of the sport.
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Check out the video inside to see what keeps fighters like Benson Henderson, Ryan Bader and C.B. Dollaway grinding away in the Copper State of Arizona.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos more
For some time now, fans and officials have been pondering how to fix many of the problems currently in the sport of MMA.
Be it judging inconsistencies, fighters “coasting” by maintaining a top position without trying to improve said position for a finish, or just being overly tentative, the sport is still trying to come up with the next improvement.
As of now, most fights are three rounds, with each round lasting five minutes. For title fights, the bouts are five rounds, five minutes per round.
Scott Coker already enjoyed great success while running Strikeforce, now the promoter has a new task ahead of him—transforming Bellator into a credible No. 2 promotion.
While it’s true the promotion has been thought of as a second-tier promotion, it was more or less handed that title by default with Strikeforce closing up shop. Bellator has struggled to find an identity for itself outside of hosting tournaments, and it has come under fire through MMA media and fans on numerous occasions.
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones calls his UFC 165 unanimous decision win over Alexander Gustafsson his strongest showing to date, because of his heart and determination to win. more
Like at welterweight, a looming shadow has finally been lifted at middleweight. Anderson Silva's seven-year reign, one in which he amassed 14 stoppages and 10 title defenses, was particularly brutal. Not only did he terrorize every fighter in the world at 185 pounds, but he jumped up to light heavyweight to pick off two UFC Hall of Famers.
Along the way he polarized fans with his cocky demeanor and trash-talking nonchalance in the cage. For years, despite his athletic excellence, he failed to wo more
In Round #412 KNUCKLE UP host and the 8th Wonder of the World, EUGENE S. ROBINSON [with the "S" standing for "SURPRISE! JACK!"], score cards the recent hubbub, bub, about BELLATOR, the REBNEY outing, the COKER in'ing and a competitive MMA landscape that's shifting shapes sooner than your eyes can see. Aaaannnndddd…a re-primer on the ridiculous failed symbolism of our favorite ism: racism. more
The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of who will be stopping by:
1:00 p.m. -- Head coach Ray Longo will discuss his busy July 4 weekend with Chris Weidman defending his middleweight title against Lyoto Machida and Eddie Gordon fighting for The Ultimate Fighter 19 contract.
1:25 p.m. -- Ralek Gracie will preview the upcoming Metamoris 4 card, featuring a number of MMA fighters.
1:45 p.m. -- Josh Barnett will talk about competing at Metamoris 4, his return more
The US Men's National Team was denied a place in the last 16 of the World Cup after Portugal scored with mere seconds remaining to salvage a 2-2 draw. See how the MMA twitterverse reacted. Tonight could've been the USA's chance to advance out of the dubbed "Group of Death" in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The American men needed a win against Portugal to see themselves through to the 2nd round, an achievement that seemed a bit laughable pre-tournament. A loss for the Portuguese would've knocked them more