With UFC greats calling it quits on a seemingly monthly basis recently, current MMA prospects have huge opportunities to fill big shoes.
As the UFC expanded its schedule over the past several months, it brought in many promising young fighters. Some of those fighters have fallen flat inside the Octagon, but others have taken their first steps toward having a long career with the biggest organization in MMA.
Of the newcomers who make it long term, some will never come close to reaching title cont read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Wineland is scheduled to have the wire removed from his jaw on Friday (June 6, 2014) after nearly a month of being unable to eat solid food.
It's easy to understand why Eddie Wineland would consider retiring from mixed martial arts (MMA).
As if one broken jaw wasn't bad enough, the former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) bantamweight champion has now endured two, along with all the fun things that accompany it, like severe pain and the inability to chew solid food.
Sounds like fun (not).
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- 5 months ago
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Weeks after finally making it to the UFC, French-Canadian MMA star Steve Bosse is calling it quits before ever stepping foot inside the Octagon.
The former semi-pro hockey goon turned fighter told La Presse on Wednesday that he has decided retire after a shoulder injury recently forced him to withdraw from his UFC debut on April 16 in Quebec City.
"My body is talking to me," he said. "It's time that I make the right decision."
The 32-year-old Bosse made his MMA debut in 2007 after a reported 221 read news >>
- 6 months ago
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Should former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva call it quits? We asked a few MMA notables to discuss the MMA legend’s potential retirement.Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos Tagged: Anderson Silva read news >>
After 45 professional fights, with nine of them taking place in the UFC, veteran lightweight Aaron Riley retired from the sport on Saturday night. read news >>
UFC veteran, Ultimate Fighter alum, former WEC champion and current Tachi Palace Fights titleholder Gabe Ruediger is calling it quits... after just one more trip to the cage. read news >>
Strikeforce veteran and Japanese MMA mainstay Kazuo Misaki surprised fight fans at Friday evening's Deep 60 Impact when he announced his intention to retire from active competition. The former Pride champion declared December 22’s Deep Haleo Impact at Korakuen Hall his final appearance in the ring. read news >>
Fans have been calling for "The Gracie Hunter" to call it quits for quite some time. Has Kazushi Sakuraba finally hung up his MMA gloves? read news >>
Bellator heavyweight champion Cole Konrad has decided to call it quits, leaving the promotion without a 265-pound titleholder. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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Brazilian slugger Wanderlei Silva has long provided MMA fans with
highlight-reel finishes, but he's struggled to just a 2-6 mark in his
past eight trips to the cage.
This weekend, "The Axe Murderer" faces former Strikeforce champ Cung Le
in the co-feature of UFC 139, and UFC president Dana White has suggested
Silva's career may hang in the balance.
In our latest MMAjunkie.com/"Inside MMA" poll, we asked readers to
consider Silva's future. If he falls short against Le, should Silva han read news >>
- 3 years ago
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Chris Lytle on Saturday called it quits, retiring from the UFC and mixed martial arts. Dan Hardy is honored to be his final opponent when the two square off at UFC on Versus 5 on Sunday night. Read More >> read news >>