Matters of fighter safety should be black and white, never shades of Gray.
Before Gray Maynard stepped foot inside the cage against Ross Pearson, he insisted that things would be different this time around. After all, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight number one contender had taken several months off to clear the cobwebs, and even moved his training camp to produce better results.
As for the two brutal knockouts that preceded his UFC Fight Night 47 co-main event?
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Want to know what’s real and what’s not when it comes to the rules and safety measures of UFC worldwide? Nobody knows about that more than Marc Ratner. read news >>
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Researchers find match-ending head trauma in almost one-third of UFC fights, but how concerned should we be? Bloody Elbow’s resident economist tackles the study.
Newly published research in The American Journal of Sports Medicine finds high rates of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in UFC fighters relative to other contact sports. To be exact, it finds that 31.9 percent of UFC fights end with one fighter suffering a TBI, and that TBI rates in MMA are twice as high as football, three times higher tha read news >>
- 5 months ago
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Having lost comfortably to Myles Jury at UFC 171, the question facing Diego Sanchez is where should he go next?
Stick around in any sport for long enough and the competition will eventually surpass you. This fact is so well established that one might as well categorize it as law.
Has Sanchez really reached that point in his career? It’s difficult to say.
Unlike many fighters who compete past their primes, the original winner of The Ultimate Fighter remains somewhat competitive. His chin appears read news >>
- 6 months ago
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In the wake of “The Ultimate Fighter 18″ winner Julianna Pena’s horrific injury, MMA is buzzing again about gym injuries and how to avoid them.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Only on Junkie, UFC, Videos Tagged: Julianna Pena, UFC 169 read news >>
- 7 months ago
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UFC president Dana White says some of Chael Sonnen's coaching staff on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 fear for their safety on location. read news >>
- 8 months ago
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Famed Noa Uniao trainer Andre Pederneiras is promoting a fight between a man and a woman next week at Shooto 45 in Brazil.Filed under: News read news >>
- 8 months ago
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Chael Sonnen is possibly taking a gamble with his safety when he heads south to coach opposite his rival, Wanderlei Silva, on the upcoming third season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.” Silva, though, said Sonnen only needs to worry about one guy beating him (...) read news >>
- 10 months ago
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The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services on Friday released the UFC 164 fighter salaries. Co-main eventers Frank Mir and Josh Barnett topped the disclosed payroll. read news >>
Following Josh Burkman's submission victory over Jon Fitch earlier this month in World Series of Fighting 3's headliner, referee Steve Mazzagatti came under fire for an apparent late stoppage. One fellow ref, though, has come to his defense. read news >>
Three of the United Kingdom’s most prominent MMA promotions have come together in an effort to further regulate the sport in the U.K. read news >>