Head coach at The Pit, John Hackleman took to his personal webcast to talk about recent drug test failures for Robert Drysdale and Kevin Casey. He also, recently, talked about his changing training philosophy. read news >>
And this prank apparently went on "every few days."
Longtime NBA great Shaquille O'Neal is no stranger to mixed martial arts (MMA), getting involved with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) back in 2011 following his retirement from the courts. In fact, the promotion recently used "Diesel's" compound for its media day ahead of UFC on FOX 11.
Hopefully none of the fighters were caught milling around the big man's locker room.
That's because Shaq has a history of attacking his teammates -- stark read news >>
The Nevada Athletic Commission tried to get him off the Metamoris 4 main event, but Chael Sonnen has decided to compete anyways.
Chael Sonnen’s jiu-jitsu coach Fabiano "Pega-Leve" Scherner told MMAFighting.com on Wednesday night that the former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger had decided to travel to Los Angeles and will battle Andre Galvao in the main event.
Sonnen is aware that the commission might go after him after the grappling match, Scherner said, but he had no cho read news >>
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Don’t expect another Brendan Schaub vs. Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu type of fight when Chael Sonnen steps on the mat.
The former UFC title challenger will make his transition to the grappling world to take on ADCC winner Andre Galvao in a submission-only, 20-minute match at Metamoris 4 on Aug. 9 in Los Angeles. Sonnen’s jiu-jitsu coach doesn’t see a chance that the MMA veteran basically runs for 20 minutes.
"I don’t believe the fight will go that way because Chael refuses to do an ugly fight," Fabian read news >>
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Striking coach Henri Hooft saw something different in UFC matchmaker Joe Silva’s eyes when he walked into the octagon after Anthony Johnson’s 44-second knockout of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at this past Saturday’s UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose, Calif. Filed under: (...) read news >>
Gilbert Burns’ neighbors in Brazil’s Niteroi state of Rio de Janeiro include Paulo Filho, Ricardo Arona, Thales Leites and Rafael dos Anjos. Now Vitor Belfort’s jiu-jitsu coach will look for his own big-time success. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Five years ago, John Kavanagh and a swarm of his students funneled through the doors of Dublin's O2 arena to watch Dan Henderson eek out a split decision over Rich Franklin at the UFC's now-infamously raucous debut in Ireland's capital. At the time, Conor McGregor was just 20 years old, a 3-1 baby to mixed martial arts and light years removed from the countrywide superstardom that awaited him.
"That night, Conor said to me he was going to main event it when [the UFC] came back," Kavanagh, who's read news >>
Fabricio Werdum will find himself in a familiar position at UFC 180 in November. He'll be facing another opponent who seemingly has no weakness and will be the underdog to UFC champion Cain Velasquez, but the Brazilian knows what it takes to shock the world.
Werdum shocked the MMA world in 2010 as he defeated the greatest heavyweight—and some believe greatest MMA fighter overall—Fedor Emelianenko by submission in the first round. Werdum's coach, Rafael Cordeiro, speaking to MMAFighting.com, beli read news >>
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is No. 9 in the UFC's official pound-for-pound rankings, but apparently that isn't good enough for her head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan. Speaking as a guest on Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour last week (h/t MMA Fighting), Tarverdyan made the bold proclamation that the "Rowdy" one has proved she deserves to be ranked in elite territory with any male counterpart: "Top three, for sure. Top three, yes," he said when asked where Rousey ranks among active fight read news >>
Few, if any, would argue Ronda Rousey isn't the top female fighter on the planet. While Cyborg Justino might take issue with the claim, Rousey is demonstrably more accomplished given her status as the UFC women's bantamweight champion.
Yet, the question remains, how does she stack up against the best of the men? According to Rousey's coach Edmond Tarverdyan, the answer is right at the top.
"Top three, for sure. Top three, yes," he told Ariel Helwani on Monday's The MMA Hour. "Ronda finishes ever read news >>
Head coach Rafael Cordeiro believes Fabricio Werdum is a bad match-up for Cain Velasquez and is more than capable of knocking him out or submitting him. Rafael Cordeiro is confident in his student's abilities come November 15.
The famed trainer serves as the head coach for Fabricio Werdum, who is scheduled to meet UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez in the main event of UFC 180 in Mexico City. Cordeiro is confident in Werdum's finishing ability and believes the fight can be stopped by either read news >>