SAN MATEO, Calif. - There's a realist battling with a dreamer - an artist's conundrum. One Mark Matthews knows all too well.
Through the door of a local art framing gallery with which Matthews' tattoo business will share a wall, the heavily-tattooed, 6-foot-2 middleweight MMA fighter prepares to be operational in time for the premier of Spike TV's "Ink Masters" Season 2 tonight on Spike TV.
The fighter left behind fight training for seven weeks to test his tattoo skills against other read news >>
After a pro career that ran more than a decade and included more than a dozen bouts in the world’s top promotion, UFC lightweight veteran Mark Bocek has announced his retirement.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
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UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman stops by to discuss his legendary career and being an assistant coach on TUF 19. read news >>
After nearly 22 months on the sideline, Michelle Waterson made an emphatic return to the cage in January, scoring a first-round submission triumph over Diana Rael at the Jackson's MMA Series 7. read news >>
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Chidi Njokuani has benefited from some generous martial-arts career advice at the right times.
Or, in some cases, demands. Take the scene at age 10, when his brother
Anthony, 10 years older, grabbed Njokuani after school one day.
"He just kind of forced me into it," Njokuani told MMAjunkie.com with a
laugh. "He had been doing muay Thai in Dallas, and I came home from
school, and he said, 'Get ready. You're coming with me,' What am I going
to say to that?"
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Unlike most people in MMA, Mark Hunt never wanted to be a fighter. It's a point he makes abundantly clear several times even in a short conversation.Being a fighter is something he believes he was put on this Earth to be, and he's fine with that, and having fun with that, but he makes it clear it was not his decision but simply his fate. He was born with a powerful punch and an inordinate amount of durability. His punch, and ability to take a punch, allowed him to make up ground quickly both in read news >>
Mark Hunt owned a 5-7 record, had lost four straight fights, and looked pretty terrible in his UFC debut. Then the turnaround began.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Newly signed Bellator MMA middleweight Melvin Manhoef has knocked out a few people in his time. There’s one, however, that sticks out in his memory. Filed under: News read news >>
Coming into MMA from long distance running isn’t exactly what most fighters do, but women’s flyweight prospect Heather Bassett has made the transition in strong fashion. read news >>
Tamikka Brents’ career in the Navy helped get her ready for an eventual career in mixed martial arts.Filed under: News read news >>
Emanuel Newton has a firm grip on the Bellator MMA light heavyweight belt. And if it’s up to him, no one will loosen his grasp for a long, long time.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>