The week's most interesting bits from the MMA and UFC twitter world.
A few updates on what's been going on in the MMA & UFC Twitterverse
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How many licks reasons does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie roll center of a Tootsie pop force an MMA fighter to retire? One, two, three? Three. Mark Bocek recently shed some light on why he decided to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), despite coming off a win and going 3-1 in his last four outings inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon.
The submission specialist insists the rampant performance enhancing drug (PED) problem in the sport -- which he clai read news >>
From Yahoo Sports: Alan Jouban's modeling career pays the bills, but he hopes to be just as successful in MMA. read news >>
Paige, you have Urijah Faber on line one... hello, Paige? On Oct. 4, 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 20-year old Paige VanZant will make history when she steps inside the Octagon to meet Kailin Curran at UFC Fight Night 54 by becoming the youngest female to ever compete for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
But she'll be doing it without the assistance of her longtime camp, Team Alpha Male.
According to Urijah Faber, head cheese for the Sacramento, Calif.-based mixed martial arts (MMA) read news >>
At just 20 years old, Paige VanZant will become the youngest woman to ever grace the Octagon when she collides against fellow strawweight Kailin Curran on October 4th at UFC Fight Night 54. But when she does, there's a good chance VanZant won't be representing Team Alpha Male, the Sacramento-based squad who helped her rise through the ranks on her road to the UFC.
"You know what, Paige has left," Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber revealed on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "She hasn't been read news >>
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Renan Barao said that he never teased with an opponent after a win because he's completely professional and promised that his rematch with TJ Dillashaw will have a different ending from their first bout.
Renan Barao talked for the first time about the joke supposedly made by Team Alpha Male, of his name being registered in a Muay Thai class of Duane "Bang" Ludwig. According to the interview by the former UFC Bantamweight champion this Wednesday at a UFC media day in Rio de Janeiro, the controver read news >>
Around the time of his amateur career’s first loss, Matt Wagy noticed something about the way he was fighting that needed to be changed. The Team Alpha Male fighter was backward.Filed under: News read news >>
Most MMA fans, no matter the age, get the opportunity to gaze upon a genuine rivalry between two elite fighters in their lifetime. They square off back and forth, split victories and keep fans hungry.
That’s like winning $15 on a $1 scratcher from the gas station across the street.
Few fight fans ever get the opportunity to be witness to two of the best fight camps in the world—stocked to the brim with elite fighters—showcasing a similar rivalry.
That’s like landing the rich girl, or guy, who's read news >>
Male and females alike punctuate the undercard for UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller in a series of solid, action packed fights that include a division's debut (Women's Strawweight). We're not interested in hearing why your life sucks because you have to cover two cards during a week that your actual job is double shifting you. Let's talk fights!
First off, screw you.
Second, I'd just like to address some of the recent BE comments concerning "negativity" in the coverage. The fine readers of BE read news >>
- a month ago
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While Duane Ludwig was originally expected to depart Team Alpha Male earlier this year to start his own facility in Colorado, Urijah Faber revealed that "Bang" is still doing work every day in Sacramento, Calif., despite their rift over money. read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Sad but amazing last official Bang Muay Thai class! Thanks for all the knowledge Master Splinter! OSSSS @duanebangcom http://t.co/fNpgAuYGEN— TJ Dillashaw (@TJDillashaw) June 12, 2014 Duane Ludwig‘s days as a Team Alpha Male trainer are (...) read news >>