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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With the exception of unofficial fights in the house, Season 8 “Ultimate Fighter” finalist Phillipe Nover didn’t have much success his first run in the UFC. Now he gets a second chance. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
After posting a 5-2 record after leaving the UFC, Phillipe Nover is back in the organization.He will face Yui Chul Nam at UFC Fight Night 65 in a featherweight contest on May 16.Nam has won five straight fights, including his UFC debut with a split-decision win over Kazuki Tokudome at the TUF China Finale this past March.Urijah Faber will face Frankie Edgar in the main event. read news >>
Hide your ducks, Phillipe Nover is back in town. The lightheaded Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 standout, who is perhaps best remembered for being tagged "the next Anderson Silva," will make his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) return -- as a featherweight -- when he steps into the cage against Yui Chul Nam. Where and when? At the upcoming UFC Fight Night 65: "Edgar vs. Faber" mixed martial arts (MMA) event, scheduled for Sat., May 16, 2015 on FOX Sports 1 from inside the SM Mall of Asia Arena in read news >>
Phillipe Nover has retured to the UFC after almost 5 years outside the organization. He will face Nam Yui Chul in Manila. After winning three straight bouts outside the Octagon, Phillipe Nover (10-5-1) has returned to the UFC. The Filipino-American fighter will be making a homecoming of sorts as he begins his second stint with the UFC on the promotion's first trip to the Philippines. He will have a tough task ahead of him though as he faces a top Korean fighter in Yui Chul Nam (18-4). The news w read news >>
Bellator MMA President Scott Coker believes that Chris Honeycutt is one of the brightest prospects on his roster and singled him out as one to watch on tonight at Bellator 133.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>
Daniel Weichel believes a win over former champion Pat Curran at Friday's Bellator 133 should earn him a shot at current champ Patricio Pitbull. read news >>
Cung Le believes he got a raw deal from the UFC, and he states that his MMA career has likely come to an end. Cung Le appears to be done with MMA. The 42-year-old former Strikeforce middleweight champion had a decent run in the UFC, but the fallout over a supposed failed test for HGH soured Le's perception of the company. In a wide-ranging interview with Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting, Le talked about his last UFC fight (a TKO loss to Michael Bisping), being mistreated by the UFC, and much, much m read news >>
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 >>