- 2 years ago
- 129 views
Former doping specialist turned anti-doping crusader Victor Conte has a potentially sobering view of mixed martial arts.
During a recent appearance on UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan's popular podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience," Conte said he estimates around half of all current MMA fighters are using some type of performance-enhancing drug.
"From total of all performance-enhancing drugs, it's in the neighborhood of 50 percent," Conte told Rogan.
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CSAC director Andy Foster gives his estimation on the level of PED use in MMA, and how much year-round out-of-competition testing would cost. read news >>
How bad is the steroid "epidemic" in mixed martial arts (MMA)? Bad enough to assume that at least half the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster is using the gear, according to UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, who talked about some of the high-profile drug busts in recent weeks during his weekly podcast. MMA Fighting with the transcription: "The UFC and MMA in general is a steroid epidemic. They've started this really stringent testing and everybody is getting popped. They're just getting read news >>
- 2 months ago
- 35 views
Okay, so he doesn't know how to throw a punch. At least his ground game is good! How good? Well, according to longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran and current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight Cole Miller, CM Punk is better than half the active fighters on the ZUFFA roster, and will prove a lot of haters wrong when he makes his Octagon debut in late 2015. The submission-savvy "Magrinho" talks to MMA Fighting: "I think he'll do very well. I don't think he's trying to make a read news >>
We asked a handful of UFC fighters to weigh in on PED use in MMA and what can be done about ridding the sport of it. Hear their varied takes inside. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
The World Series of Fighting is entering the pay-per-view business in 2015 with a plan that could, according to officials, “forever change the earning potential” for MMA fighters, per MMAJunkie.com. WSOF officials announced on Tuesday that the promotion would be adopting a revenue-sharing model as a means for compensating fighters featured on pay-per-view telecasts. Per the report, fighters will be receiving 50 percent of all net revenue brought in by an event. Fighter pay is a frequently debate read news >>
World Series of Fighting plans on entering the pay-per-view business late next year, and with that move, its fighters could be handsomely rewarded. read news >>
World Series of Fighting (WSOF) is calling its new pay-per-view (PPV) business model, set to launch in the second half of 2015, a "game changer." That's because the upstart mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion has created a revenue sharing model that will pay 50 percent of all net revenue earned from live events to the fighters participating on the PPV telecasts. From WSOF President Ray Sefo: "This is a proud day for the sport of mixed martial arts and our organization and one that we hope will cr read news >>
- 6 months ago
- 12 views
The question is, on the heels of all the recent failed drug tests, will more UFC stars follow suit? What do Mark Bocek and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre have in common? Aside from both being Canadian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters training out of TriStar gym, they both walked away from the fight game thanks to the never-ending issue of performance enhance drugs (PED). Despite winning his last contest against Mike De La Torre at The Ultimat read news >>
- 7 months ago
- 45 views
The 2014 MMA calendar is 50 percent completed, so it is time to look back at the highlights of the past six months. Many outstanding performances have already gone down inside and outside the Octagon. From Ronda Rousey's first knockout win against Sara McMann to TJ Dillashaw's surprise victory over Renan Barao, MMA fans have been treated to some memorable showings. On Saturday, UFC 175 will kick off the back end of 2014 with a bang. Rousey will attempt to earn an even more impressive victory aga read news >>
The 2013 World MMA Awards, the sixth installment of Fighters Only’s annual industry honors, were revealed Friday, and some familiar names took home top honors.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC Tagged: Alexander Gustafsson, Chris Weidman, Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, (...) read news >>
Most fighters care about earning the respect of the MMA community. Interim UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao apparently isn't one of them. read news >>
If there is an expert that deals in performance enhancing drugs that could provide valuable advice and insight to the sport of mixed martial arts, UFC President Dana White said emphatically on Thursday that's it's not former BALCO head Victor Conte. read news >>
- 3 years ago
- 306 views
The MMA Clinic/Warrior Promotions - a company that promotes shows, represents fighters and operates training facilities - is getting even bigger.
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship CEO Graham Boylan today told MMAjunkie.com the group has acquired the U.S.-based Fiore MMA.
As part of the deal, the upstart training facility will be part of MMA Clinic Gyms, and Warrior Promotions Fighter Management will take over its client list. Marc Fiore will remain with the company as a full-time trainer read news >>