- 28 days ago
- 103 views
Nick Diaz explains his awkward behavior in the first round against Anderson Silva at UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz. Nick Diaz might have spared the trash talking in the lead-up to his main-event fight at UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz, but as soon as the cage door was closed, he was all himself again. Especially in the first round, Diaz tried to get a rise out of Silva by repeatedly inviting him to hit, laying down on the ground, asking the Brazilian to dive into his guard and even turning his back and shaki read news >>
After 12 episodes of wolfish fighting and catty behavior, the reality-show portion of The Ultimate Fighter season 20 came to a close with a double-header featuring Carla Esparza vs. Jessica Penne and Rose Namajunas vs. Randa Markos. While Esparza and Penne are both primarily known for their skills on the ground, their bout was contended almost entirely upright. All three rounds saw Penne stalk Esparza, peppering her with long jabs while Esparza fired back with squirrely, in-and-out combinations. read news >>
- 3 months ago
- 27 views
Tito Ortiz picked up a hefty fine for his post-fight behavior at Bellator 131, but he should have no trouble paying up. Filed under: News read news >>
Tito Ortiz was assessed a fine for his unsportsmanlike behavior following his win over Stephan Bonnar. read news >>
- 6 months ago
- 575 views
Alistair Overeem is focused solely on Friday’s UFC Fight Night 50 showdown with Ben Rothwell, but he can’t ignore the fact a fight with former Blackzilian teammate Anthony Johnson might be imminent.Filed under: News read news >>
- 8 months ago
- 45 views
The biggest sports economist conference of the year just ended. Out of 70+ projects, sadly only one was on MMA. Paul Gift discusses his project on fight night bonus awards as well as some of the interesting work being done in other sports. WARNING: Unlike other pieces where it's toned down, I don't hold back the nerd-speak today. You will see phrases like "rank-order competition," "non-linear compensation" and "optimum effort levels." Read at your own risk...but read anyway. I love the end of Ju read news >>
- 9 months ago
- 50 views
Bellator MMA almost lost a headliner the day before its inaugural pay-per-view event when Quinton Jackson shoved Muhammed Lawal at the weigh-ins for Bellator 120. Filed under: Bellator, Featured, Featured Videos, News, Videos read news >>
- 10 months ago
- 44 views
On this week's episode of "The MMA Beat" the panel discusses Jon Jones' behavior post-UFC 172, whether he is a dirty fighter, whether he should rematch Alexander Gustafsson in Sweden, where Phil Davis goes from here, Andrei Arlovski returning to the UFC, WSOF's place in the MMA world, Ronda Rousey and Dana White's recent comments about Cris Cyborg, and more. Subscribe to the show on iTunes: audio | video. Music courtesy of APM Music. Photos from USA Today Sports. read news >>
- 10 months ago
- 85 views
UFC light-heavyweight competitor Vitor Belfort took to Facebook to inform fans of his embarrassment regarding the TUF: Brazil brawl between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Vitor Belfort is not impressed with Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva after their TUF: Brazil brawl on Sunday night. The former UFC middleweight and light-heavyweight title challenger took to Facebook on Monday to express his embarrassment regarding the two coaches' public display. "The brawl between Wanderlei Silva and Chael read news >>
- 11 months ago
- 81 views
Wanderlei Silva’s fishy behavior has Chael Sonnen thinking the former Pride light heavyweight champ has already made plans to pull out of their scheduled May 31 bout in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Perhaps it has to do with the excessively long time it took before Silva actually signed the fight contract, or it could have something to do with Silva nearly bailing as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3. Whatever the case may be, Sonnen told MMAFighting.com that “The Axe Murderer” hasn’t been acting l read news >>
As Invicta FC approaches its sixth event, a trio of female MMA fighters have come forward to accuse a prominent manager of inappropriate behavior, and the manager has stepped to his defense. read news >>
- 2 years ago
- 109 views
NEW YORK CITY - Concerns recently voiced by UFC sponsor Anheuser-Busch
over the behavior of fighters has prompted Dana White to address the
issue at a fighter summit to take place in the next month.
"Same stuff that all the other organizations go through," White said
following Thursday's pre-UFC on FOX 3 press conference. "NBA, NFL - they
all go through the same thing."
At the heart of White's upcoming talk with fighters: Getting them to use common sense.
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Blue-chip sponsor Anheuser-Busch has sent a message that it's keeping an eye on the behavior of UFC fighters outside the cage.
The multi-national brewer, which owns the Bud Light and Bud Light Lime
brands prominently advertised in the UFC, reprimanded the fight
promotion for a series of sexist and homophobic remarks made by fighters
in public and over social media.
"If the incidents continue, we will act," Anheuser-Busch said in a statement prepared for Advertising Age.
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- 3 years ago
- 1299 views
In putting together a last-minute co-main event fight between Chael
Sonnen and Michael Bisping,
UFC president Dana White said the winner gets a crack at middleweight
champion Anderson Silva.
That may be true, according to Sonnen. But the title shot is never going to happen.
"I can guarantee you - Anderson Silva and I will never cross paths again," Sonnen said today.
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