- 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 >>
- 9 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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Antonio Carlos Junior knew he could be a good MMA fighter. What he didn’t expect, though, was to be in UFC, fighting on a main card, just 18 months after his first pro bout. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
For the first time in his MMA career, Bibiano Fernandes finished a fight after going past the first round, but there’s a reason why Dae Hwan Kim survived that long at ONE FC 23. The ONE FC bantamweight champion, who improved his winning streak to nine on Dec. 5, submitted Kim with a second-round rear-naked choke. However, he had to overcome a tough situation when Kim landed several illegal elbows to the back of his head in the opening round. The referee deducted a point, but that didn’t prevent read news >>
If you watched Saturday’s UFC on FOX 13 event, you could be forgiven if you didn’t realize bantamweight newcomer Henry Cejudo is a world-class wrestler. Lately, he’s been focusing on his striking skills – and for good reason.Filed under: Featured (...) read news >>
Veteran middleweight Mark Munoz will meet Caio Magalhaes at UFC 184, officials today announced.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
Referee Mark Smith, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, still believes his Armed Forces career came to an end through discrimination, and he wants to make sure the same thing doesn't happen to anyone else. MMA referee Mark Smith may be a new face to many UFC fans, but he already has received positive commentary for his job at the third man in the cage at UFC 181. This is not the first time Smith has distinguished himself professionally, the referee and judge comes to the sport of mixed marti read news >>
Five years into his professional MMA career, Robbie Lawler decided that he’d had enough of sparring, the one activity that most fighters and trainers will tell you is an absolute essential for pre-fight preparation. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Newly-retired Yves Edwards reflects on his 17-year-career. read news >>
Tito Ortiz is a superstar in mixed martial arts. Whether the fans or pundits want to accept it, the 39-year-old, 18-11 professional fighter is still a star in this sport. He moves the needle whenever he is in front of a camera and microphone. As long as he can stay “healthy,” Tito Ortiz will have a place in the world of MMA. Coming into Bellator 131, Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar had combined for three wins since 2011. Yet, these two former UFC competitors were selected to headline the show. Even thr read news >>
Alex White’s third-round KO loss to Lucas Martins at UFC Fight Night 45 in July sparked a change in his life. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>