In the ultra-competitive world of mixed martial arts, many aspiring fighters dream of the day they're able to walk away from a day job and focus full-time on their athletic endeavors.
Not Phillipe Nover.
The three-time UFC veteran is a full-time registered nurse and still fits 10 training sessions in his schedule per week. If the big bucks ever come, sure, he'll consider retiring his scrubs, but in all honesty, he's not so sure that's such a great idea.
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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz wants fight promotions to provide post-career mental healthcare. "Us fighter put our lives on the line to entertain the fans that watch," Ortiz told Inside MMA. "Look at Jason 'Mayhem' Miller, War Machine. I'm not defending anything they did. Everything they did was wrong in their own right, but a lot of these fighters take a lot of head trauma, head damage, as you see in professional football." Miller was arrested earlier this month at his Califo read news >>
Both Mikkel Parlo and Brennan Ward believe they have the momentum going to put them over the top and into a Bellator middleweight title shot. The problem is, they'll have to go through the other to get there. read news >>
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Maybe Marcin Held wants to try to take Rich Clementi's leg home with him Friday night.
And maybe Clementi doesn't really care. He knows Held has half of his wins by submission, and lately that has meant latching onto a leg and cranking for all it's worth.
But when the two meet at Bellator 81, Clementi believes his vast edge in experience will make all the difference and put him into the Season 7 lightweight tournament finals.
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STOCKHOLM -- Sam Sicilia talks about his UFC on FOX 14 bout against Akira Corassani, why he feels like he is fighting for his job, the rocky start to his UFC career, his friendship with Michael Chiesa, and more. read news >>
Bellator MMA welterweight Fernando Gonzalez believes sacrifice is part of his job description as a fighter. Whatever he has to give up, he’ll do so in order to succeed.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>
After having a banner year in 2014, Bellator featherweight Bubba Jenkins believes a win over Georgi Karakhanyan on Friday puts him in the title mix. read news >>
In combat sports, the mental aspect of fighting may be as important as anything else. Bubba Jenkins believes that as much as anyone.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>
Four-time UFC veteran Isaac Vallie-Flagg today announced he’s no longer employed by the sport’s largest promotion.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>
So why did Quinton Jackson believe he could ditch his Bellator contract and rejoin the UFC, which announced his signing on Saturday? “Rampage” today explained.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, UFC read news >>
Bellator CEO Scott Coker believes Bellator 131's production was better than any event he had ever been associated with, including Strikeforce. read news >>
The Twitter Mailbag returns to look at Mark Hunt’s fragile mental state heading into UFC 180, plus the borderline silly escalation of the Tito Ortiz-Stephan Bonnar feud, and more.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC Hall of Famer and MMA trailblazer Ken Shamrock believes Bellator MMA can truly compete with the UFC – in a good way.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
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If you get punched in the head for a living, chances are you're going to suffer some degree of brain damage. But to what degree is difficult to measure. As is the timeline in which potential effects can occur. Retired Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Krzysztof Soszynski, just 37, struggles to count backwards from 20 and frequently suffers from memory loss. Tito Ortiz told Inside MMA it might be time for top mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions to start thinking about longter read news >>