- 2 years ago
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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 >>
- 8 months ago
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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 >>
- 3 years ago
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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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Mark Striegl is one of the most exciting prospects in Asia and the 13-1 Filipino bantamweight will begin a new chapter in his career next year when he joins the camp which is widely recognized as being the best in the region. After several years based in Baguio, the 26 year old will be relocating to Singapore in February to become a full-time member of the Evolve MMA fight team, which he hopes will help him to secure a contract with one of the biggest promotions on the planet. "I felt that it wa read news >>
Nick Diaz isn't sure why he took so many 'mediocre' fights in the past now that he has a good deal and major fight set against Anderson Silva. Nick Diaz's relationship with the UFC over the last year can probably best be described as "strained." He "retired" following his loss to Georges St. Pierre, but it always seemed that he was a big money offer away from returning to competition, having a sense that he is one of the few "draws" left in the promotion. A deal was worked out to have Diaz retur read news >>
Bibiano Fernandes gave Joe Warren the fastest loss of his professional MMA career in 2009, but it looks like Warren still hasn’t forgotten that night. Warren, who recently unified the Bellator bantamweight championship with a win over Eduardo Dantas, told MMA Junkie he would love to avenge his loss to current One FC 135-pound champion one day. "Bibiano Fernandes – he’s who I want to fight," Warren said. "He beat me in my first loss. I didn’t train, and I lost. He beat me in the Dream finals for read news >>
Mark Hunt will compete for his first-ever mixed martial arts (MMA) title this weekend (Sat., Nov. 15, 2014) when he faces Fabricio Werdum for the interim heavyweight strap at the UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Mexico City, Mexico. But before he collides with "Vai Cavalo," Hunt took the time to sit and talk to MMA Fighting about the upcoming tilt, weight-cutting, past troubles as well as current ones. He also looks back at his legendary combat sports career; one that saw him win the K-1 Gran read news >>
Mark Hunt has had an incredible career resurgence, in part due to his underrated defensive skills. BE's striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the subtle tricks that Hunt will need in his UFC 180 showdown with Fabricio Werdum. Mark Hunt is renowned for his iron chin and his toughness, and rightfully so. The Super Samoan has been through more than his fair share of wars in the ring and in the cage, and very few have been able to break him. What few talk about, however, are the subtle tri read news >>
Mark Hunt used to be like an annoying cousin to the UFC. The organization had a connection to him, but it didn’t really want to recognize it.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>