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Mark DellaGrotte's relationship with Kevin James began in 2006 during a coaching stint on "The Ultimate Fighter 4."
After a day on set, he and guest coach/UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre went to one of James' comedy shows on the Las Vegas strip, and he chatted backstage with the actor and comedian.
The encounter would prove fruitful.
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This week's episode of The Ultimate Fighter kicked off with our Team Tate coach Dennis Hallman nearly coming to blows with Team Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan. read news >>
“I don’t rely on strength. I rely on technique,” said Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz following his hard-fought win against K.J. Noons. read news >>
Xtreme Couture started out as a top fight team, but quickly spiraled into a chaotic mess resulting in mass desertion. Now, with the help of a longtime coach and a retired fighter, things are beginning to change.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>
Bellator’s bantamweight champion Joe Warren got ready for the holidays with a wrestling match against his good friend and training partner Scott Jorgensen. The two met not once but twice at the Grapple at the Garden event on Sunday. The former All-American from the University of Michigan wrestler got the better of Jorgensen both times, and he joked after that Jorgensen got a little confused on the mats, forgetting that it was strictly wrestling."I’m the best on these mats here," Warren said. "Sc read news >>
BARUERI, Brazil -- Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao returned to the win column with a submission victory over Mitch Gagnon, but the fight lasted longer than many expected. Gagnon, who entered the bout in a four-fight winning streak, was able to survive after getting knocked down in the first round, and won the second round on two of the three judges’ scorecards, but ended up submitted by the Brazilian 135-pounder in the third. "I was happy to be fighting in front of the Brazilians," read news >>
BOOM! Watch every powerful punch -- or kick, in the case of Rafael dos Anjos -- from last weekend's UFC on FOX 13: "Dos Santos vs. Miocic" mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Phoenix, Arizona (results here). While the final two fights did not produce finishes like the first two, there was certainly no shortage of carnage (proof). Watch it all unfold in super slow motion in the "Fight Motion" -- also known as "Phantom Cam" -- video below. read news >>
It may sound strange to those who don’t fight for a living, but when all the training is over and it’s time to strap on the gloves and compete against another well-trained athlete for 15 or 25 minutes... read news >>
Five months after the original date, Rousimar Palhares and Jon Fitch will meet for good inside the World Series of Fighting cage Saturday night in California, as "Toquinho" was finally able to focus 100 percent on fighting again. Palhares asked to withdraw from his first title defense in July, when he was expected to meet Fitch in the main event of WSOF 11, to take care of his mother, who was hospitalized and underwent surgery for extreme thrombosis in her legs. Back then, Fitch criticized Palha read news >>
Former WWE champion Phil "CM Punk" Brooks was signed to a multi-fight deal with the UFC, but don't expect to see him inside the octagon any time soon. read news >>
LAS VEGAS – If the old belief that you don’t really become a champion within this sporting fringe until you’ve defended the belt at least once is true, then Anthony Pettis is finally the legit UFC lightweight king. He can no longer be called a "paper champion," which has long been the ammunition of his haters. Not only did he defend the belt against Gilbert Melendez in the co-main event at UFC 181 -- nearly 16 months after winning it at UFC 164 -- he became the first man to finish "El Nino." And read news >>
Tonya Evinger is arguably the top women's bantamweight fighter in the world not currently in the UFC. And that suits her just fine. The outspoken Missouri native could not be any happier in Invicta FC and has no real designs on leaving the all-women's promotion any time soon. Evinger will meet Cindy Dandois in the co-main event of Invicta FC 10 on Friday night in Houston and foresees an active, successful 2015 coming up. The fights will air live at 9 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass. It isn't that Evin read news >>
"That house starts to mess with you. It's like a very strange, messed up science experiment. It really is. They give you every opportunity for drama. You just get really wrapped up what's right in front of you and it ends up being very dramatic. I don't feel like people acted like they would in normal, everyday life." Lord of the (female) flies? The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 semifinalist Jessica Penne is sharing a sentiment heard quite often from combat sports reality show contestants (like this read news >>
UBERLANDIA, Minas Gerais, Brazil – Don’t feel bad if you don’t immediately recognize Charlie Brenneman. Without his signature flowing locks, it’s understandable. “The Spaniard” said there’s good reason for the change.Filed (...) read news >>