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 >>
MMA Fighting's Esther Lin was on the scene at UFC 177 media day. read news >>
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Bethe Correia talks about her UFC 177 fight against Shayna Baszler, how she got the fight, her thoughts on the "Four Horsewomen," Gina Carano potentially getting a title shot before her, and more. read news >>
UFC President Dana White recently had the dubious distinction of landing in the top-10 of GQ Magazine's list, ‘The 25 Biggest Sleazebags in Sports.'
An often controversial public figure, White came in at number nine, just below recently arrested fighter Jon "War Machine Koppenhaver," with the magazine labeling the UFC boss as a "Greedy sleaze" and stating of White:
"Turns out underpaying your UFC employees, bullying rivals, and generally impersonating Don King as a bald white guy doesn't do wond read news >>
"King Mo" Lawal signs a new long-term contract extension with Bellator MMA prior to his Sept. 5 bout against Dustin Jacoby at Bellator 123. read news >>
Shinya Aoki has finished his opponent in four of his last five MMA bouts, and that’s one of the reasons why he won’t be back to the featherweight division again in the future.
One of the best lightweight fighters outside the UFC, Aoki puts his One FC title on the line against UFC and WEC veteran Kamal Shalorus on Aug. 29 in Dubai, UAE, and he feels good to be back to One FC in his original weight class after a decision win over Cody Stevens in a featherweight bout last October.
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With so many moving parts in play, luck can have a huge role in the success or failure of a mixed martial arts fighter.
Think about all the things that have to line up. You have to avoid injuries. You need to link up with the right training camp. You need favorable opponents. You need a functional promotion. You need good management. You need to stay strong against distractions and diversions. And this is to say nothing about the, you know, actual fight.
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If success in MMA hinges greatly on hard work and dedication, it seems almost farcical to assume that good fortune plays a major role in the outcome of any high-profile fight.
But for some, like the fighters on this countdown, their careers were made or salvaged because of providential breaks.
In the most opportunistic instances, these fighters enjoyed lopsided matchups, benefited from favorable calls from judges or referees or received forgiveness for typically unforgivable offenses.
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Among the releases are past tournament winners, alongside a former light heavyweight champion, as the promotion looks to expand its roster in a new direction and make room for a couple of recognizable names (like this one).
The Scott Coker era is officially underway.
Bellator MMA is trimming its roster as it pushes forward in a new direction, recently cutting 13 fighters, according to a report by MMA Fighting.
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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 >>
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