Steven Siler decided it would be a good idea to start training. After all, he was 12 fights deep into his professional MMA career, accumulating a 5-7 record over that stretch. He'd horse around with his friend—former UFC welterweight Jorge Lopez—and pick up some techniques, but as far as a formal training regimen goes, Siler had none. He was just a scrappy kid who wanted to be on local TV and earn a few bucks, so once he turned 18, he granted his own wish. "He (Lopez) started training a little b more
Two incredibly talented lightweight fighters who despite their tenure inside the Octagon, are still searching for their first UFC title shot. If Jim Miller has his way, it will be yet another setback for Donald Cerrone, who can expect to be "put away early" when they hook 'em up in the main event of UFC Fight Night 45 on July 16, 2014, inside Revel Resorts in Atlantic City, NJ. Between the two of them, they have a combined six-straight wins with five finishes. Take note UFC, as that's how you ma more
Mirko 'CroCop' Filipovic had a tough training camp for his GLORY 17 LOS ANGELES rematch with Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller. The years of training have taken their toll. Soreness from training is a daily hell, a calf muscle tore under the strain and - worst of all - a cut on his elbow became infected and remained so for most of the camp plus the fight itself. It has required regular draining and is still being treated with antibiotics.
Some eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed that Mirko "CroCop" Fil more
Fight week always feels the same for UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve. But in another sense, there’s nothing usual about his next mixed martial arts bout.Filed under: News, UFC more
Bloody Elbow Radio, presented by Bad Boy, will air at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT for another edition of the show. Join hosts Matt Bishop and Nolan Howell as they preview a big weekend in MMA, including UFC 175, headlined by a UFC middleweight championship bout between Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida and a UFC women's bantamweight championship fight between Ronda Rousey and Alexis Davis.
We'll also look at the fight between Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.
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At the same time, "The Prodigy" is sad that it came at the expense of his friend Chael Sonnen's two failed drug tests. On the heels of the news that Chael Sonnen had failed a second consecutive drug test, B.J. Penn had a smile on his face.
No, "The Prodigy" isn't elated that "The American Gangster" got caught -- they're actually good friends -- but because athletic commissions are now testing for human growth hormone (HGH) and erythropoietin (EPO); the two banned substances Sonnen tested positiv more
The UFC’s broadcast rights deal with FOX Sports in 2011 was hailed as the beginning of a new era for both the UFC and MMA. Two and a half years into the deal, the state of the UFC-FOX union “has never been stronger,” an exec said.Filed under: News, UFC more
Nick and Nate Diaz appear willing to continue their battle with the UFC over fighter pay as long as it takes after both used social media to make their continued complaints clear.
Nick Diaz and brother Nate Diaz are in a very unique situation in the modern mixed martial arts world. Where the UFC has failed in creating compelling, high drawing stars, the Diaz brothers--Nick especially--remain "mainstream attractions." This may be in large part due to antics that some find tasteless or objectionab more
Between Urijah Faber and his sister Michaella being in the extended video and Justin Scoggins singing and bopping his way to the Octagon as it echoed through the American Airlines Center in Dallas... more