Benjamin Smith is ready to make his mark on the MMA world, and he knows that starts with a win over Josh Cavan at RFA 20 on Friday night. read news >>
Garrett Holeve and David Steffan will meet in a sanctioned MMA bout in St. Charles, Missouri, currently slated for November 7 at the Ameristar Casino. Why is this particular fight on the regional circuit making waves? Holeve is a fighter with Down syndrome, and Steffan has cerebral palsy. Garrett Holeve, an MMA fighter with Down syndrome, will have a sanctioned match against David Steffan, who has Cerebral Palsy, in Missouri. — Dan Robson (@RobsonDan) October 8, 2014 Holeve has been in the media read news >>
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Heavyweight kickboxing contender Benjamin Adegbuyi first made contact with Alexander Gustafsson earlier this year when he was brought over to Sweden to provide some stand-up sparring power for the light-heavyweight’s fight with Jimi Manuwa. He says he was surprised by Gustafsson’s stand-up ability and believes the Swede is more than capable of stopping Jon Jones when they meet again in the Octagon. Rising heavyweight kickboxer Benjamin Adegbuyi got a nice publicity boost last week when UFC light read news >>
Heavyweight kickboxing prospect Benjamin Adegbuyi was flown to Sweden earlier this year specially to prepare Alexander Gustafsson for his fight with Jimi Manuwa. Both expressed deep respect for each other's skills afterwards and will train together again. In the meantime, Gustafsson is backing Adegbuyi as a GLORY title contender. UFC light-heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson today lent his support to Benjamin Adegbuyi's campaign for a shot at the GLORY heavyweight title. Rico Verhoeven wo read news >>
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Garrett Holeve, a 24-year-old mixed martial arts fighter with Down syndrome, is fighting to make his dreams of stepping into the cage a reality. “I can [do it]. Don’t mess with me,” Holeve said in an interview with Chris Serico of Today.com. “I’m a blue belt.” The first fight for Holeve will be held in a court of law against the Florida State Boxing Commission and other organizations impeding his chance to compete. On August 30, just minutes before the opening bell, the boxing commission cancell read news >>
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MMAmania.com caught up with GLORY heavyweight Benjamin Adegbuyi in Denver this week ahead of his Superfight Series bout against Daniel Sam. The Romanian is looking forward to his first fight in the U.S. and second for the GLORY promotion. He helped prepare Alexander Gustafsson for his last fight against Jimi Manuwa and says "The Mauler" has what it takes to defeat Jon Jones. DENVER -- The winner of the four-man heavyweight contender tournament at GLORY 16 later tonight (May 3, 2014) will punch a read news >>
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Dr. Johnny Benjamin dives into the recent MMA concussion research from the University of Toronto’s Macintosh Sports Medicine Clinic.Filed under: News, Only on Junkie read news >>
A doctor and longtime MMA observer has pointed criticism for a Brazilian doctor and the UFC in the wake of Antonio Silva’s failed drug test at UFC Fight Night 33.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, Only on Junkie, UFC Tagged: Antonio Silva, UFC Fight Night 33 read news >>
The UFC has cut ties with undefeated German welterweight Benjamin Brinsa, a fighter with alleged ties to Neo-Nazi groups. read news >>
Garrett Holeve is a fighter. That much we know. But how does the 23-year-old, who has Down syndrome, fit into the world of mixed martial arts? read news >>
We've often seen stories of athletes with special needs who participate in sports.
Garrett Holeve's chosen sport is MMA.
This film makes me feel like I have done nothing compared to him. read news >>
MMAjunkie.com medical columnist and consultant Dr. Johnny Benjamin has no problem waxing poetic on a variety of MMA-related topics. But when it comes to transgender fighters in the sport, his opinions are rather limited. read news >>
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MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the show the UFC's Michael Bisping and Chris Leben, David Loiseau and MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin.
Bisping will discuss his fight against Brian Stann at UFC 152. Leben returns at UFC 155 against Karlos Vemola. Loiseau fights Oct. 6 in Providence, R.I. And Dr. Benjamin will co-host in the studio.
MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to a read news >>
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MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin is a guest on today's edition of "The Fight Show with Mauro Ranallo."
Dr. Benjamin joins Ranallo to discuss the latest medical issues within the sport, including testosterone-replacement therapy.
Catch the segment at 3 p.m. ET (noon PT) on radio.thescore.com/live, or download the archive on iTunes.
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