LAS VEGAS – UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, challenger Lyoto Machida, women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and Urijah Faber all earned six-figure paydays on Saturday at UFC 175. Filed under: News, UFC more
Clip of the Day: UFC contender Khabib Nurmagomedov shows us why several champions are coming out of Dagestan.
Several of the contenders rising up the ranks in both Bellator and the UFC come from Russia, although more specifically, they all come from Dagestan in the North Caucasus region. Bagautinov, Khabilov, and Amagov are just a few of these top athletes and champions coming out of the region, and people have asked why so many of them come from the same place.
Khabib Nurmagomedov gave an answe more
Every UFC fighter steps into the Octagon with the hope of elevating themselves to a UFC title shot. But what happens when there's a major roadblock in the way?
That's the situation in which guys like Junior dos Santos and Urijah Faber find themselves. The end result of fighting is always to push up the rankings, but for these guys, there's only so far they can go. The fighters on this list find themselves in a bit of limbo in that they can defeat nearly every contender thrown their way, but UFC more
Take a look at the fighter salaries from the recent World Series of Fighting 10 card in Las Vegas.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the salary payouts for last weekend's World Series of Fighting 10 card in the Hard Rock in Vegas. With three championship bouts on the card, you'd expect some bigger paydays than usual that was the case to a degree. Three fighters on the card topped $30,000, with the lowest paying being $1,000. David Branch led the way with 36k, with Jessica Aguilar more
For the stars of UFC 175, victory came at a cost. UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, women's bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey, and bantamweight standout Urijah Faber all received potential six-month medical suspensions in the wake of Saturday night's pay-per-view event, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Weidman fought hard 25 minutes against Lyoto Machida in night's headlining bout, and the wear and tear showed, as the New Yorker w more
On a weekend that UFC icon B.J. Penn walked away from competing in MMA, and Pat Miletich was inducted into the UFC’s Hall of Fame, it was only fitting that Jens Pulver -- the pioneer of the lighter weight classes -- retired as well.Pulver was one of Penn’s biggest rivalries in the then newly created 155-pound division a decade ago. And Miletich was Pulver’s trainer, coach and mentor for all those glory years back in Bettendorf, Iowa, when Pulver was the UFC’s lightweight champion. They are all l more
The Paradise Warrior will bring UFC world champions and MMA legends to the San Jose convention Center this weekend allowing the fans of Mixed Martial Arts a chance of a lifetime to learn from the best in the fighting game the "secrets." more
The MMA game giveth, and the MMA game taketh away. This cruel and cold lesson has been learned by far too many in this sport.
There comes a time in any athlete's career where he realizes it's time to hang it up. In team sports, that time is usually preceded by a lack of athleticism, maybe an injury or two.
Unfortunately, in MMA that time tends to be preceded by some vicious knockout or bone-crushing submission loss. Far too many of MMA's legends from "the old guard" have gone down in devastating more
Bellator MMA significantly trimmed its roster recently, releasing 19 fighters from their contracts. more