The same weekend, coincidentally, that his former rival-turned friend, B.J. Penn, also walked away from the sport. This past Fourth of July weekend (July 6, 2014) saw not one, but two mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champions call it a career.
While it may not be garnering the same buzz as B.J. Penn's retirement after he was finished by Frankie Edgar in the third round of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale main event (video), Jens P more
"The Hammer" is headed back to the toolbox ... this time for good.
Matt Hamill's retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA) ... take two.
The longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran, who cut his teeth on season three of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) and gave Michael Bisping his first big rivalry, is calling it quits after a nagging injury has prevented him from getting back inside the cage.
From his official Facebook page: "First and foremost, I would like to thank my most loyal fans fo 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
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
Lots of action from around the world this weekend, featuring UFC, PRIDE, and Strikeforce veterans.
This past weekend featured an array of solid of regional fights, beginning with the ubiquitous Brett Rogers's campaign through the Eastern European circuit.
Rogers was headlining Moscow's Fight Nights: Battle 16 where he squared off with Magomed Malikov. Rogers, who was TKO'd in his last outing, seemed wary of letting his guard down against the heavy-handed Malikov and rather than throw hands he es more
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Staying true to his word, light heavyweight Kyle Kingsbury retired following a one-sided loss to Patrick Cummins at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose. Kingsbury, who was a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 8, had said that he didn't want to hang around as an average fighter.
After being dominated by the wrestler Cummins on the scorecards (30-27, 30-25, 30-24), Kingsbury retired in a statement with the UFC backstage.
"I'm not sure if it was the time off or the fact his wrestling is so good, that I was more