The UFC has signed a new heavyweight to the ranks, 39 year old Legacy FC vet Richard Odoms.
I keep saying that heavyweight MMA is a weird place, it's own special deal; a world in which the normal laws of MMA talent acquisition and scouting don't really apply. It's signings like this that confirm that world view to me. Because, by any sensible measure, the UFC's signing of Richard Odoms is weird. But, for heavyweight MMA, it's normal. Or at least near enough. His signing was announced by the UFC more
Demian Maia will return to the Octagon next month.
Maia will square off against Mike Pyle in a welterweight contest at UFC Fight Night 49 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 23, according to UFC officials Tuesday night.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist has won three of his past five fights, including a unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev at TUF: Brazil 3 on May 31.
Pyle has won four of his past five fights, including a third-round TKO of T.J. Waldburger at UFC 170 on Feb. 22.
LAS VEGAS -- UFC bantamweight Urijah Faber spoke to the media Thursday at the UFC 175 media day, opening up about facing Alex Caceres on the preliminary card on Fox Sports 1, his rift with Duane Ludwig, what happened to Chael Sonnen and more. more
A look at the turbulent year of 2011 in the career of Chael Sonnen. Including his battles with athletic commissions and return to the cage after a suspension for his failed drug test following the first Anderson Silva bout.
When last we left Chael Sonnen, he was embattled in a public tussle with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. If you missed part one, you can read it here.
Sonnen had gone in front of the California commission following a failed drug test in California and claimed that he'd more
Fight results from the regional circuit featuring big show veterans. Now operating in "Super Official Front Page Mode!"
Another UFC-heavy weekend yields light action from name fighters on the regional circuit. Is this an actual strategy on the part of smaller promoters--avoiding spending the money on name fighters during a weekend that most people will be occupied by the UFC--or is it merely a coincidence? The July 4th holiday may have also played a factor. Insight/ideas into this are, of course more
Retired UFC competitor Chael Sonnen released a short statement though his lawyer addressing the amended complaint.
Chael Sonnen officially responded to the Nevada State Athletic Commission's amended complaint against him.
The response, provided by Sonnen's lawyer Jeff Meyer, explained to the commission that Sonnen was looking to comply with the NSAC and assume responsibility for his actions.
"Mr. Sonnen does not dispute any of the factual allegations contained in the First Amended Complaint. Mr. more
Every fighter is different.
From the food they eat to the training camps they conquer, no two fighters are alike.
But as vast as the spectrum grows, their fear serves as a mediator, bringing polar opposites back together.
So what exactly creates this fear?
How about a devastating liver kick? Or an overhand right capable of punching through brick?
Whichever poison fuels their fire, they must all play their cards right to avoid the most dangerous weapons in their path.
Here are those tools that in more
In the year following his release from the UFC, featherweight Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia has righted himself and become one of the best comeback stories in MMA. And he believes he'll one day return to the Octagon. more
UFC and Bellator veteran Roger Huerta will be looking to bounce back from the brutal soccer kick knockout, when he returns to the cage after a two-year absence at ONE FC: Reign of Champions. more