BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch, having already delved into the crap, now turns to the good moments from UFC 174, including Demetrious Johnson's exhibition of technical clinching against Ali Bagautinov. A few bad apples can spoil the whole bushel. That was certainly the case with UFC 174 which, like a bad bunch of apples, left a sour taste in the mouths of fans. Perhaps this was the UFC's fault, for putting together the most underwhelming pay-per-view lineup since UFC 161, but we've all more
Renzo thinks that five minute rounds in the UFC hurts the grappling in MMA.
Member of the family that idealized the UFC, Renzo Gracie isn't satisfied with the current rules of the organization. The Jiu-Jitsu master thinks that grappling exchanges can't develop in a fight because of the time limit and 10 minute round - like in Pride - would be more appropriate, according to his interview to MSN. The MMA of today isn't set for Jiu-Jitsu fighters, I have no doubt of it. What a ground fighter can do more
But cautions that her idea of a "break" is probably much different than Georges St. Pierre's.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, has 12 fights in just under four years, dating back to her amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) debut in August 2010, and will have No. 13 in less than two weeks.
It's time for a break.
Even when "Rowdy" isn't fighting, she's keeping herself busy outside of combat sports. The Olympian has been tearing up the silver screen with more
In the world of MMA, the women's division is ruled by Ronda Rousey.
She’s snatched the position created by Gina Carano years ago and ran with it into stardom. Even though Carano has been away from the sport for years, she’s still a name that draws attention when mentioned. As talks between Carano and the UFC seem to have stalled, according to Mike Chiappetta of Fox Sports, one must ask if her return is not only in her best interests but those of women’s MMA as a whole.
Gina Carano made history w more
When Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson was booked in September 2013, nobody thought the Swede stood much of a chance against the light heavyweight champion, whom many were already calling the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.
But the two went toe-to-toe for 25 back-and-forth minutes in what ended up being one of the best scraps in the history of the sport. In hindsight, it was a can't-miss fight.
Thankfully, the two will rematch later this year at UFC 178, in what is one of the 12 can' more
From Yahoo Sports: A serious injury had the UFC featherweight contender contemplating retirement. Instead, he decided to improve and come back stronger. more
For years, light heavyweight has been the UFC's marquee division. While there is a certain cache in being the heavyweight champion of the world, with due respect to the likes of Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski, this was the division that mattered most.
Frank Shamrock got the stone rolling nicely with a memorable dark-ages reign. But it was Tito Ortiz who brought the sport into the light, dominating in the cage and becoming the first star of the Zuffa era. His were enormous shoes to fill, but Chuc more
But insists the releases were done prior to the hiring of former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.
Bellator MMA, which fired Bjorn Rebney just last week, has also said goodbye to 19 fighters under contract for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, including former title challengers Eric Prindle (heavyweight) and Anthony Leone (bantamweight).
Here is the complete list of releases (via MMA Fighting): Eric PrindleAnthony LeoneRodrigo LimaFrank BacaNick KirkTravis MarxHiroshi NakamuraSerge more
MMA veteran Alexander Emelianenko is facing some very serious charges as, according to MMABoxing.RU (h/t BloodyElbow.com), the Pride veteran is currently facing four to six years of prison time stemming from sexual assault allegations. The victim's lawyer released the following statement: First, the court should extend Emelianenko's arrest which ends June 30, and we will defend our position that he is really dangerous to society. Most likely, Alexander Emelianenko get imprisonment from four to s more