News reports of MMA veterans being charged with domestic violence is becoming a depressingly regular occurrence. Some pundits argue that its a "make or break" crisis for the sport's prospects to grow into the mainstream.
The recent upsetting glut of news reports featuring prominent or semi-prominent or formerly prominent or never prominent mixed martial artists involved in domestic assault and other felonious fiascos has got some hands wringing. The last week alone has seen UFC and Bellator vete read news >>
And he will have the chance to prove it at "Reign of Champions" later this month in Dubai.
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichok is a three-time Lumpinee champion with over 300 Muay Thai fights to his name. He has only competed inside the cage once, but is already discovering the exciting opportunities which mixed martial arts (MMA) offers to a fighter with his skill set.
"I think I am much more dangerous with these gloves and these rules because if I hurt you, I will finish you. The referee will not gi read news >>
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From Yahoo Sports: Jones and Cormier were lucky they didn't seriously hurt themselves or any innocent bystanders during their senseless brawl Monday. read news >>
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Long considered one of the most dangerous pure strikers in MMA, Melvin Manhoef found himself on the recieving end of a brutal knockout. read news >>
DUBLIN -- Cathal Pendred talks about surviving a dangerous first round against Mike King at UFC Fight Night 46, not expecting to be taken down, credit due to referee Mark Goddard for not stopping the fight, being counted out, and more. read news >>
The UFC is a dangerous place.
It's a proving ground for the toughest, most skilled martial artists on Earth. If you're not one of the 500 baddest dudes (or dudettes) on the globe, you probably have no business being there.
A direct result of that is that there are no nights off. While some leagues or sports may boast that, it is very much a reality in the UFC. When you enter the cage, the individual across from you has all the tools required to break your jaw or separate you from your senses.
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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 >>
Fabricio Werdum will finally fight for the UFC title on Nov. 15, when he battles reigning champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 180 in Mexico City, and his head coach Rafael Cordeiro is confident that the jiu-jitsu specialist has what it takes to beat Velasquez standing or on the ground.
"It’s going to be so cool," Cordeiro told MMAFighting.com. "Fabricio has been training for this moment for years. Ever since he moved to the United States seven years ago, he developed a great stand-up game. He has a h read news >>
Ronda Rousey was already widely heralded as UFC's most dangerous woman before her bout with Alexis Davis on Saturday night from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, but after her decisive 16-second victory at UFC 175, she simply looked terrifying.
The armbar has been Rousey's instrument of destruction for the majority of her UFC career. Of her current 10-0 record, her first eight victories came on the ground via submission.
Not only that, but Rousey is no stranger to short fights, according to ESPN Stats read news >>
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There are two camps when it comes to discussing who is more dangerous in a prizefight, the competitor who has to fight, or the one who wants to. read news >>