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Recently American Kickboxing Academy Thailand co-founder Mike Swick sat down and discussed mixed martial arts from the new gym in Phuket. read news >>

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It's been a long time since Kimbo Slice, aka Kevin Ferguson, last entered a mixed martial arts cage. The street fighting legend, who rose to national prominence with a string of internet brawl videos in the early aughts then parlayed his fame into an absurdly lucrative MMA career with pit-stops in Elite XC and the UFC, inked a surprising multi-fight deal with Bellator last week, and even after five years away from the sport, Slice remains willing to take on all comers. "I don't even know who's t read news >>

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If Harry Smith’s name doesn’t ring a bell, you might know him better as David Hart Smith or Davey Boy Smith Jr. But either way, he certainly knows MMA and wrestling's crossover. read news >>

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Bellator star, "King" Mo Lawal weighs in on the UFC lawsuit, why he left AKA, "Black Rob" and his opponent in today's Grapple at the Garden event, Rolles Gracie. Today, the third annual Grapple at the Garden event takes place in New York at the famed Madison Square Garden. The event features wrestling bouts from grade school through collegiate levels and has the team event rematch of Team Joe Warren vs Team Renzo Gracie. Among those on Joe Warren's team is Bellator light heavyweight star, King M read news >>

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Former WWE champion CM Punk, aka Phillip Brooks, has inked a deal to fight in the UFC. Brooks announced the news Saturday night on UFC 181's pay-per-view. Brooks, a student of Rener Gracie, has been flirting with mixed martial arts since departing the WWE in 2013. The 6-foot-2 wrestler is currently undecided which weight class he'll aim for, but said on the broadcast that he'll likely target middleweight, although welterweight could be an option as well. "This is my new career, 100-percent," sai read news >>

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In a major announcement on tonight's UFC 181 PPV, Phil Brooks, AKA "CM Punk" from the WWE, announced that he's signed with the UFC. Big news coming out of the UFC 181 PPV broadcast. Following Tony Ferguson vs. Abel Trujillo, Joe Rogan welcomed Phil Brooks, known professionally as "CM Punk" in his WWE heyday, to cageside for a special announcement. The 36-year-old ex-WWE champion announced that he has signed with the UFC, a move that had been speculated throughout the past several weeks and has n read news >>

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Jon Koppenhaver aka War Machine has had his 2012 probation revoked; judge invokes original 1 1/2 - 4 year prison sentence. In the latest chronicles of Jon Koppenhaver aka War Machine vs. the United States legal system, a new development has taken place. In a report from ABC News, a judge revoked his probation yesterday and has invoked a 1 1/2 - 4 year sentence she had originally suspended in 2012. The probation was conditional on his not leaving Nevada, however, during his stint of evading arres read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Daniel Cormier had been training hard for 23 minutes when the accident happened. It was a sparring day, and Cormier was planning on 25 hard minutes in preparation for his January title fight against light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. He'd gone three rounds, and then four. He was tired. But by the middle of his fifth and final sparring round, Cormier was still fired up. Sensing a lack of effort on the part of his training partner, Cormier urged him to come forward, softly at read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The UFC heavyweight champ's AKA teammate Luke Rockhold says there "is not a chance" Jon Jones could beat Cain Velasquez. As Daniel Cormier prepares to challenge Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 182 on January 3, his training partner Luke Rockhold is instead talking about a hypothetical Jones bout against injured heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez. MMA Fighting got the quotes. When asked if Jon Jones could hang with Velasquez, Rockhold answered, "not a chance." "Cain, just the s read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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How do you get a rambling Nick Diaz and prolific pontificator Conor McGregor to be brief? Ask them about each other's fighting style. read news >>

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Marking another first in promotion history, Bellator 131 will air on Viacom-owned 5* (aka '5 Star') throughout the United Kingdom on Nov. 15 when UFC veterans Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar meet to settle their score in the culmination of the promotion's eleventh season, Bellator officials announced on Thursday. "We are very pleased to have one of the UK's most popular free-to-air networks airing one of the biggest fights of the year," said Bellator President Scott Coker in a statement. "With Tit read news >>

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The Black Warrior aka Zack Mwekassa gives an in depth interview about his incredible life experiences and training practices. Tomorrow night, Glory World Series will be putting on their 18th event in Oklahoma. The featured fare is a solid light heavyweight tournament featuring eight deadly men, all vying for a top contender spot resulting in an eventual title bout with current champion, Gokhan Saki. Among those eight deadly men is a dynamic Congolese fighter named Zack Mwekassa. I'll admit, when read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Khajumurad Gatsalov, the wrestling legend who beat Daniel Cormier in the semis of the Athens Olympics visited AKA in San Diego this week to train a bit with his old adversary. On Monday, Khajimurad Gatsalov visited American Kickboxing Academy's San Diego training facility. This was not the case of a simple tourist visiting one of the world's top MMA gyms. Gatsalov, a Russian (specifically North Ossetian) is a true living legend of freestyle wrestling.* During his amazing career, Gatsalov has won read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Amir Aliakbari becomes the first world class Iranian wrestler to pursue an MMA career People keep asking me, "Hey Coach, when are we going to see more Russian and Iranian wrestling stars going to do MMA?" I now have an answer: when more of these Russians and Iranians get lifetime bans for doping, we will see more of them in prize fights. Iran's Amir Aliakbari, has placed first at two Greco-Roman world championships, is only 27, massive (here he is next to Soa Palelei, and training with a top-fli read news >>

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