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
Shortly after Cub Swanson's win over Jeremy Stephens, Chan Sung Jung calls him out for a potential bout that guarantees fireworks.
"I don't beg." That's what Cub Swanson told Jon Anik when asked who he wanted to face next after winning an entertaining striking affair against Jeremy Stephens. While he may have refused to call people out, other featherweights won't hesitate to do so after Swanson's stock rose last night. That list includes a certain Korean slugger who took to twitter just seconds more
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey already owns a shiny belt and an Olympic bronze medal in Judo. Now she gets to add a fancy trophy to her shelf after taking the ESPY Award for 2014's Top Female Athlete. Rousey beat out 2014 Olympic gold medalist in Slalom Mikaela Shiffrin, University of Connecticut Guard Breanna Stewart and WNBA star Maya Moore. She earned the prize for her impressive run over the last 12 months, which has seen her take three dominant wins over Miesha Tate, Sara Mc more
Cub Swanson was victorious against Jeremy Stephens in his return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night “Swanson vs. Stephens,” but wasted little time making clear what’s next on his agenda. more
Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens earned "Fight of the Night" honours for their five-round main event battle, while Carlos Diego Ferreira and Ray Borg both won performance bonuses for their submission wins on the prelims. The UFC's second fight card of the day may not have had as many stoppages as it's predecessor, but overall it was an entertaining night of fights that featured some entertaining scraps and a few slick submissions to boot.
While most fans and pundits did not expect the main event more
Cub Swanson likely punched his ticket to a UFC featherweight championship fight on Saturday night. See how Twitter reacted to his win over Jeremy Stephens. Filed under: News, UFC more
Marquardt confirms what most of us already knew: Dieting sucks.
Who says you can't go home again?
Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Nate Marquardt is back in the middleweight division and not coincidentally, back in the win column as well, following a "Great" performance over James Te Huna last Saturday (June 28, 2014) in New Zealand.
Watch him get the job done right here.
Marquardt (34-13-2) came into their Auckland affair on a three-fight skid, but later blamed the difficul more
Ricardo Lamas lost to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 169, and he will return to the Octagon on Saturday night against another Nova Uniao talent.
Nova Uniao fighters and sparrings emulated Lamas to help Aldo in training, and Hacran Dias, Aldo’s teammate, says it helped him get ready for his UFC Fight Night 44 bout in San Antonio, Texas. Aldo, who is scheduled to compete against Chad Mendes in August, also trained with "Barnabe".
"(Aldo) just fought him, so he helped me a lot because more
Due to a family emergency back home in Boston, Fightweets took a hiatus last week, during what happened to be a very busy period for mixed martial arts news.
This week, I'm back, but MMA news-wise, it seems like everyone's basically talking about the World Cup instead.
So if you'll indulge me, I've got a few items leftover from last week that I'd like to blab about, as well as a question or two about upcoming events.
With that, then, on to your questions.
Changes in Bellator
@RuckerYeah: What is more