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Tyson Steele is well aware of the fate that might have awaited him if he didn't find jiu-jitsu in his spare time and continue to an MMA career.
Steele's hometown of Carlyle, Saskatchewan, is filled with people who work in the oil industry. That brings plenty of jobs, like the one working on an oil rig that the Canadian fighter held for several years after he finished high school.
But they're not all the most appealing jobs. And Steele learned that firsthand.
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Rick Glenn was a teenager taking a phone call on a break from his shift at Staples when he became an MMA fighter. read news >>
MMA Fighting has the WSOF 16 results for the Palhares vs. Fitch fight card at the McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, Calif.In the main event, Rousimar Palhares will try to defend his welterweight title against Jon Fitch. WSOF featherweight title Rick Glenn aims to defend his crown against Lance Palmer.Check out the WSOF 16 results below.Main Card (NBC Sports at 9 p.m. ET)Rousimar Palhares vs. Jon FitchRick Glenn vs. Lance PalmerSheymon Moraes vs. Gabriel SolorioJosh Berkovic vs. Brenson read news >>
Jon Fitch joins us in studio to preview his WSOF welterweight title fight against Rousimar Palhares this Saturday night at WSOF 16. read news >>
Marcelo Castaneda was close to giving his full attention to a college wrestling career. Then he found MMA.Filed under: News read news >>
Lost in the mixed martial arts (MMA) shuffle last night (Sat., Nov. 15, 2014), somewhere between Fabricio Werdum laying waste to Mark Hunt at UFC 180 (video highlights) and Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar wasting our time at Bellator 131 (video highlights), World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 15 was staging its own main event. Expectations were super high at least. WSOF 15, which took place at USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla., featured a Middleweight main event that pit division champion, David Branch, up read news >>
Denis Smoldarev wasn’t the biggest fan of sports when he first started. His father had been an athlete, so he wanted his son to be active, but Smoldarev wasn’t very enthusiastic.Filed under: News read news >>
MMA Fighting has WSOF 15 results for the Branch vs. Okami fight card at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Fla. on Nov. 15.In the main event, David Branch will defend his WSOF middleweight title against Yushin Okami. Also on the main card, Justin Gaethje faces Melvin Guillard in a non-title fight after Guillard failed to make weight, while Jessica Aguilar defends her strawweight title against Kalindra Faria.Check out the WSOF 15 results below.Main card (NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET)David Branch vs. Yu read news >>
Kid Nate hosts expert fight prognosticators Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch as they walk through the UFC 180 pay-per-view main card with previews, predictions and odds for all five fights. read news >>
MMA Fighting has the WSOF 15 fight card for the upcoming Branch vs. Okami event Saturday night at the USF Sundome in Tampa, Fla.In the main event, David Branch will defend his WSOF middleweight title against Yushin Okami. Also on the main card, Justin Gaethje puts his lightweight title on the line against Melvin Guillard, while Jessica Aguilar defends her strawweight title against Kalindra Faria.Check out the WSOF 15 main card below.Main card (NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m. ET)David Branch vs. Yus read news >>
Melvin Guillard previews his WSOF lightweight title fight against champion Justin Gaethje on Saturday night. read news >>
When Mehdi Hassan arrived at Georgetown University as a freshman football player from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he was in the same mindset as many as of his college freshman peers. He didn’t quite know how hard the work would be.Filed under: News read news >>
Heading into Saturday’s WSOF title fight, Smealinho Rama credits a few influences for his promising MMA career: Bas Rutten, Anderson Silva and some training partners who never took it easy on him.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>
MMA Fighting has the WSOF 14 fight card for the Shields vs. Ford event this upcoming Saturday night at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In the main event, Jake Shields will make his WSOF debut against Ryan Ford in a welterweight contest. Check out the WSOF 14 fight card below. Main card (NBC Sports at 9 p.m. ET)Ryan Ford vs. Jake ShieldsSmealinho Rama vs. Derrick MehmenChris Horodecki vs. Luis HueteLuke Harris vs. Jared HammanUndercard (7 p.m. ET)Tim Hague vs. Craig HudsonH read news >>