Three of the United Kingdom’s most prominent MMA promotions have come together in an effort to further regulate the sport in the U.K. read news >>
Some of the U.K.'s top MMA promotions - Cage Warriors, BAMMA and UCMMA - have united for a new fighter-safety initiative.
The Centre of Health and Human Performance in London has launched SAFE MMA, a nonprofit organization established to improve the safety of MMA fighters in the U.K.
Chief among the organization's plans is a centralized and confidential database for fighter medical records.
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Veteran English welterweight and recent Bellator MMA and BAMMA fighter Jim Wallhead is returning to the organization where his career first flourished.Filed under: Cage Warriors, News Tagged: Cage Warriors 68, Jim Wallhead read news >>
I often comment to most anyone who cares to listen that not enough is being done to protect the health of MMA athletes.
Some of those in charge say that they are doing an amazing job protecting fighters or that their roster of fighters is the most drug-tested group of athletes on the planet.
But unfortunately, the facts are often quite different than their self-serving rhetoric would seem to suggest.
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Team Australia coach George Sotiropoulos feels that The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs UK "The Smashes" series will boost the profile of MMA in Australia. read news >>
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MMAjunkie.com medical columnist and consultant Dr. Johnny Benjamin hopes some fans can look at MMA in a new light.
As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin has seen the carnage that results from "leaving it all on the field" - especially after athletes conclude their careers in contact and contact sports.
While out of sight is often out of mind for many MMA fans, it's never been more important to pay careful consideration to fighter safety as the sport continues its evolution.
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A bout between "The Ultimate Fighter 3" winner Michael Bisping (16-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and veteran UFC middleweight Chris Leben (18-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC) will headline a recently announced UFC 89 event. read news >>
Hulk Hogan's nephew is cashing in on his status as an extended family member to a famous person for his own dating reality show. Hulk Hogan's nephew, "King" David Hogan (real name David Bollea), is an MMA fighter with a professional record of 3-2. After starting his career 3-0 between 2008 and 2010, he dropped his last two bouts by stoppage and has no fights since September of 2012. But that isn't stopping him from using his super sweet MMA career and status as extended family to a famous person read news >>
Wanderlei Silva's 18-year-career as an MMA fighter saw him spend more than a decade as one of the most popular fights the sport has ever seen. And it may have ended this past week, in disgrace. Few fighters in history will end up having as complex a legacy as Wanderlei Cesar da Silva, who announced his retirement on Friday in a videotaped interview that came across a bitter attack on the UFC and, four days later, may have shut the door on a return. The Nevada Athletic Commission’s indefinite sus read news >>
Recently retired MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva is starting a war against the UFC, and he’s going after the promotion’s low fighter pay. Banned for live and fined $70,000 by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday for running from a random drug test earlier this year, the former PRIDE champion criticizes promoters that "never get slapped in the face and want to show off more than the athletes." "The money paid to the athletes is very few. How much does (the promotions) make? How much they generat read news >>
Arab MMA reality show ‘Al Batal’ announced the full cast for the upcoming second season of the show, which premieres Sep. 27th. With the premiere scheduled to take place in less than a week, ‘Al Batal' has released the full cast for their upcoming second season of the reality based Arab MMA show. While the first season of the show was a general success, much of the negative feedback focused on the lack of entertaining fights and amateur feel to the contests. According to ‘Al Batal,' the focus th read news >>