There are few comforts to be found competing in mixed martial arts. The entire nature of the sport is about pushing one's body and mind to new limits while breaking down those very attributes of your opponent inside a chain-link cage, and a fighter can use any variation of punches, knees, kicks and grappling to do that. This process is repeated in succession during the weeks leading up to the next fight in the hope that all systems will be firing at peak performance when it's time to put everyth read news >>
- 8 months ago
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Things move at a rapid pace in mixed martial arts, and Kelvin Gastelum is getting used to receiving his education on the fly. Just 14 months ago, the Arizona-based fighter was staring down the barrel of a long-shot opportunity against one of the most highly touted competitors to ever come through The Ultimate Fighter tournament in Uriah Hall. The flashy striker's highlight reel knockouts during the 17th season of the reality-based fighting program had evoked talk of future title runs and a fast read news >>
The last time Jeremy Stephens saw his name on the marquee as one half of a UFC main event, he wasn’t the same guy he is now, in or out of the Octagon. read news >>
- 10 months ago
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Tito Ortiz today was sentenced to 36 months probation, fines and ordered to undergo alcohol education after agreeing not to contest a DUI charge filed this past January in a Los Angeles court.Filed under: Bellator, News Tagged: Bellator 120, Tito Ortiz read news >>
Female transgender fighter Fallon Fox remained one of MMA's hot-button topics on Saturday, garnering more national attention after earlier this week revealing her status. Fox on Saturday appeared on CNN to explain some of the aftermath. read news >>
HONG KONG - Travel to enough UFC events, and you'll quickly get a feel for the routine of fight week.
Highly trained support staff moves across the globe each week, hotel
basements are converted to event command centers and the week's
schedule moves seamlessly from pre-fight press conference to open
workouts to weigh-ins to fight day.
But as the company prepares for its first-ever event in China, the
clockwork execution has taken on a completely different feel.
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Former WEC fighter Chad George is about to step into his twentieth professional fight, but there are a lot of questions coming at him that have nothing to do about his upcoming performance. Instead, there’s a particular interest around George’s opponent Shad Smith. Sure, Smith has fought some of the top names in MMA throughout his career. He’s faced UFC veterans like Nam Phan and even holds a win over current UFC fighter Jared Papazian. read news >>
Chad George faces Shad Smith this weekend, who was the first openly gay male fighter in MMA. George could care less what Smith's sexual preference is and believes education is the key to others sharing that opinion. read news >>
- 3 years ago
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If you're an MMA fan that's been enraged by a decision, chances are
you've used Twitter to commiserate and argue with fellow fans.
iJudgeFights.com, a website currently in development, hopes to give
would-be judges a place not only to vent, but to score fights and
measure them against those who do it for a living.
"I wouldn't say people are outraged, but there are periods where people
are disappointed with the outcome of fights, and we feel that not only
are we going to be able to hel read news >>
- 4 years ago
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John Cholish, the Cornell-educated wrestler whose impressive education had once been financed by the sale of a 1964 Plymouth Fury, settled into a new financial-industry job in New York City about five years ago.
His college wrestling team had often watched UFC events, so he held a simmering interest in mixed martial arts. One of the first days on the job, he went searching for a new gym.
What luck. With a quick Internet look, Cholish found Renzo Gracie's New York City school, which stood a read news >>
- 6 years ago
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The MMA education of Roger Gracie has hit a roadblock.
Sherdog.com has learned that the upstart Gracie has been forced to pull out of his bout with Travis Wiuff, scheduled for Sept. 28 on Sengoku's forthcoming middleweight tournament opener at Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium in Tokyo. The grappling phenom turned MMA prospect has sustained a rib injury in training that has forced his withdrawal. read news >>
- 6 years ago
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“Happy Secretary’s Day.”
Fedor Emelianenko repeats the words into a portable microphone set up in a back area inside “Big” John McCarthy’s gym in Valencia, Calif. read news >>