- 3 years ago
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ProElite heavyweight Mark Ellis had a dream to be a professional football player, but he was better at wrestling.
That's not to say he wasn't good on the gridiron or that he was especially nuts about being on the mats all day.
In fact, he quit wrestling in college and threw himself into football, where he landed a spot on the University of Missouri football team as a defensive tackle.
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- 3 years ago
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In an effort to cultivate the next generation of MMA talent, the newly revamped ProElite Inc. has acquired a promising prospect.
Mark Ellis, a heavyweight who in 2009 won an NCAA Division I national championship while at University of Missouri, recently signed a multi-fight, long-term deal with the promotion.
ProElite Vice President of Fight Operations T. Jay Thompson confirmed the news with MMAjunkie.com. Ellis makes his debut on Aug. 27 as part of the promotion's first event since its read news >>
Mark Henry and Ricardo Almeida manage the striking and grappling portions of Frankie Edgar’s fights. This past Saturday, Almeida had a lot more to evaluate than Henry.Filed under: Featured, MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>
Wayne Boyd, who has participated in wrestling for 57 years, has big dreams, which start with the creation of the Global Wrestling Championships, a professional amateur wrestling league that debuts on Saturday. Wayne Boyd is more passionate about wrestling than almost anyone, and his latest goal is to succeed at something that everyone else that has tried and failed: the idea of running a promotion doing professional amateur wrestling.Boyd's new venture, The Global Wrestling Championships, debuts read news >>
Through his high school years, WSOF champ Justin Gaethje grew up watching Melvin Guillard. Now he intends to make him look really bad. read news >>
With heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez sidelined, Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt will fight in the UFC 180 main event for the interim title. read news >>
When you start to think about MMA's most improbable stories, you may immediately think about Matt Hamill and his early success, or perhaps Nick Newell's comeuppance in recent years. When you think about tournaments and championships, perhaps Mark Coleman's run in the Pride Grand Prix 2000, or Randy Couture's return to the heavyweight division in 2007, will come to mind. Or maybe you throw out Matt Serra's stunning upset of Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight belt. Those would be matched, if n read news >>
The "Super Samoan" doesn't have a ton of time to prepare for the altitude in Mexico City before Nov. 15. He revealed on UFC Tonight that he will spend the remaining days of his camp south of the border before his interim title fight against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180. Fighting at high elevation can take a toll on a fighter rather quickly. Mark Hunt would bare witness to such conditions back at UFC 135 in Denver, Colorado, after a three-round decision victory over Ben Rothwell. When the "Super Sa read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Mark Hunt’s “average” payouts from the UFC have landed him at No. 17 on the top 20 list of highest-paid athletes in New Zealand. The New Zealand Herald is reporting that the Super Samoan’s new six-fight deal with the UFC is worth around a guaranteed $350,000 per fight. With Hunt averaging around two fights per year, his annual income is listed at around $890,000, a number he doesn’t seem particularly proud of. On Sunday, the heavyweight contender took to Twitter and questioned his spot on the li read news >>
All 16 fighters taking part in Friday’s Cage Warriors 71 event today successfully made weight for the show.Filed under: Cage Warriors, News read news >>
Mark Bocek has won three of his past four fights, but the Canadian made a somewhat surprising announcement via Twitter on Tuesday that he has retired from MMA competition. I'm retiring from pro mma.I would like to thank everyone who has helped me and supported me throughout this journey. Onto the next chapter. — Mark Bocek (@MarkBocek) August 6, 2014 In April, Bocek rebounded from a loss to Rafael dos Anjos by edging UFC newcomer Mike De La Torre on the scorecards. Prior to his loss to dos Anjos read news >>
- 6 months ago
- 82 views
The IJF heads to Judo talent hotbed Cuba with a major competition for the first time ever. Cuba is bringing their best talent to try to medal, Bloody Elbow has an event preview and live stream all in one. read news >>
- 6 months ago
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UFC champions ascend to the throne of their respective weight classes for one primary reason: They're incredible mixed martial artists. It sounds obvious, right? Simple as that idea may be, MMA weeds out the pretenders from the contenders like few other sports. Sometimes, a fighter will catch a hot streak and work his way into a title fight, but order is quickly restored, and the champion sends him or her tumbling back to earth. Right now, the UFC boasts a group of champions in flux. Just one ye read news >>
- 6 months ago
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Mark Munoz wasted no time looking for a takedown. He failed on attempt one but succeeded through sheer force of will on attempt two. He went low, grabbed Gegard Mousasi's leg, and picked him up for a slam. Note: he wasn't able to capitalize on it in any meaningful way. What's more, Mousasi simply reestablished standing and went about having his way with Munoz. That includes dominating the position battle, working a neck crank, passing to back control, then locking in a choke. And getting a tap. read news >>