- 2 months ago
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Bellator is still home to "the toughest tournament in sports," but that tournament is getting a few adjustments.
According to Luke Thomas of MMAFighting.com, Bellator tournament winners will no longer have to re-enter a tournament in order to get a title shot. Tournament winners will still receive all the benefits ($100,000 check and a title shot) they previously enjoyed, but will now also join a group of fighters who can receive title shots without entering another tournament.
For example, Mich read news >>
- 3 months ago
- 65 views
HIP SHOW 2-ON-2 FIGHTING SOLD TO AMERICAN COMPANY, BECOMES HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT INTERNATIONAL; FIRST U.S. SHOW IN SUMMER 2014
New name, new owners, same exciting competition! As of today, TV personalities Cyrus Fees and Casey Oxendine have assumed ownership of the Russian product HIP SHOW, branding it HIP SHOW ARENA COMBAT INTERNATIONAL. Coupled with the ownership and name change, Fees and Oxendine are announcing plans for their first American event in the Summer of 2014. Date, venue, and card read news >>
- 4 months ago
- 27 views
Retired MMA fighter Conor Heun has dealt with athletic commissions in California, New Jersey, Ohio, Washington and Texas during his career as both a fighter and a cornermen, but he has never experienced anything like the athletic commission in Wyoming.
Following the events that happened at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 14 last Friday, where fighter Junior Maranhao apparently passed out between rounds and then was allowed to continue fighting, the Wyoming State Athletic Commission has found itse read news >>
- 6 months ago
- 80 views
MMA fighters and coaches give their take on Patrick Cummins’ breach of an unwritten rule of the training room before his UFC 170 fight against Daniel Cormier. Filed under: Featured, News, Only on Junkie, UFC Tagged: Daniel Cormier, Duke Roufus, Greg Jackson, Patrick (...) read news >>
- 9 months ago
- 244 views
LAS VEGAS – UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie has witnessed firsthand the rise of the sport from obscurity to network TV. And while he hasn’t competed for more than six years, the MMA pioneer said the sport is now unquestionably mainstream.Filed under: Featured, (...) 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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The California State Athletic Commission is on the precipice of losing access to the Association of Boxing Commissions database, which would hamper the commission's ability to approve MMA bouts. read news >>
- 2 years ago
- 170 views
After nearly seven years as owner of MMA Agents, Ken Pavia has sold the fighter representation firm to serve as vice president of business development for budding MMA media company Takedown Entertainment. read news >>
- 2 years ago
- 138 views
While some MMA fans have complained about a lacking depth to the card, UFC 138 nonetheless appears to be a hot ticket in the U.K.
The Nov. 5 event takes place at LG Arena at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, and the main card airs via same-day delay on Spike TV.
According to officials, 60 percent of tickets already have been sold for the show.
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- 3 years ago
- 158 views
The proposed special rules mixed martial arts match between UFC veteran Ken Shamrock and boxing world champion James Toney is being targeted for November. Read More >> read news >>
- 3 years ago
- 129 views
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) met Wednesday morning in the nation’s capital, wrapping up their five-day convention with a morning dedicated to mixed martial arts. read news >>