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.
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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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So much for those unemployment rumors. Mark Hunt recently sent fight fans into a bit of a frenzy after he published a cryptic tweet implying that he was no longer employed by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
After Dana White put an end to the panic by confirming that "Super Samoan" had not been cut, Hunt went on to blame a lack of carbs for his sporadic tweet.
Now, fans can rejoice as they can look forward to seeing the heavy-handed heavyweight inside the Octagon for a few more fights, as h read news >>
Herbert Burns’ MMA career had lasted all of 25 seconds before he found it virtually impossible to find a willing opponent.Filed under: News read news >>
Stephan Bonnar's fighting career isn't over just yet.In a somewhat surprising move, Bonnar, a UFC Hall of Famer, has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA, according to promotion officials. Bonnar's Bellator debut has not been finalized just yet, however, a grudge match against Tito Ortiz has been discussed. Brian McMahon tweeted last week that Bonnar vs. Ortiz was set.
"I want everyone to know I'm coming out of retirement because it's time to free the MMA world of the virus that's known a read news >>
Listen to Ana Julaton as she talks with members of the media about her transition from world boxing champion to MMA fighter and her upcoming ONE FC bout with Ann Osman. read news >>
The one thing eluding Kamal Shalorus in his MMA career is a championship in a major organization. If he can defeat Shinya Aoki at ONE FC: Reign of Champions, he can change that. read news >>
Wilson Reis won the EliteXC featherweight championship in 2008, but his life changed a lot since. After a nine-fight career under the Bellator banner, the talented fighter entered the UFC as a bantamweight in 2013, but UFC Fight Night 49 marks a new start.
Ranked No. 15 at 135 pounds, Reis cuts down to flyweight to battle Joby Sanchez on Saturday night in Tulsa, and he credits former UFC and WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz for his recent evolution.
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