Unheralded heading into the Bellator Fighting Championships Season 2 lightweight tournament, 23-year-old Pat Curran ran the gauntlet, besting three favored opponents to earn a shot at current lightweight king Eddie Alvarez read news >>
- 2 years ago
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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil" middleweight
finalist Cezar Ferreira was both blessed and cursed
by the presence of his longtime trainer, Vitor Belfort, as a coach on
the first international edition of the series.
"Mutante" says the encouragement and understanding was a positive, but
he also faced much doubt from his fellow fighters and even rival
So when Belfort was forced to
withdraw from Saturday's fight card, did it present even further
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- 3 years ago
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Carlos Condit was disappointed last week when Georges St. Pierre had to pull out of their UFC 137 welterweight title fight due to a knee injury, but the bout’s postponement could benefit him, according to trainer Mike Winkeljohn. read news >>
- 3 years ago
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Diego Sanchez's ascent in his second go-around inside the framework of the UFC welterweight division has been temporarily derailed.
The 29-year-old Sanchez was set to face former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes at UFC 135 event, which takes place Saturday at Denver's Pepsi Center.
That was until a single right-handed punch connected to the top of his sparring partner's head and instantly changed his trajectory.
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- 3 years ago
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A shoulder injury ultimately delayed Pat Curran's title fight.
But Bellator Fighting Championships' season-two tournament winner, who now meets champion Eddie Alvarez in the headliner of Saturday's Bellator 39 event, said the injury actually worked in his favor.
With the extra time off, Curran said he was able to make vast improvements to his game as he readies to fight one of the world's best 155-pound fighters.
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- 4 years ago
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Sometimes an injury can be the best thing to happen to a fighter. read news >>
The youngest female fighter on the UFC roster, Paige VanZant, says not being allowed on TUF 20 because of her age was a blessing in disguise. read news >>
Chidi Njokuani was once consumed by his UFC dream. Now he takes his career one step at a time. Filed under: AXS TV Fights, MMAjunkie Radio, News read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren said he was shocked when he heard that the UFC had signed CM Punk, but if it highlights the fact that he’s out while less experienced people are in, it could ultimately be to Askren’s benefit.Filed under: Featured, (...) read news >>
Patricio Freire won the Bellator featherweight championship with a unanimous decision victory over Pat Curran at Bellator 123, but the rematch almost didn’t happen on Sept. 5. It’s always hard to get ready for a MMA fight without injuries after a hard training camp, but "Pitbull" had several bad injuries when he stepped inside the Bellator cage against the last man to hand him a loss. "I was in New York for a Bellator photo shoot and they asked me to throw some flying knees, but I was landing on read news >>
The UFC Fight Night 53 fight card took a hit this week when it was reported that Chan Sung Jung, aka “The Korean Zombie,” suffered an injury that has forced him out of his co-main event fight. read news >>
The injury bug continues to impair the mixed martial arts career of Chan Sung Jung. read news >>
- 6 months ago
- 17 views
UFC strawweight fighter Paige VanZant revealed that she is undergoing intensive physica therapy for a spinal injury and uncertain whether she will be able to fight come Oct. 4. After weeks of people claiming they do not know where Paige VanZant is, including Urijah Faber of Team Alpha Male where she trained, the young strawweight finally came out and revealed that she had stepped aside from training camp to deal with an injury she sustained recently. VanZant suffered a spinal injury which she is read news >>
- 7 months ago
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Lucas Martins had his last two UFC fights canceled due to injuries, but that turned out to be great for the Chute Boxe talent. Coming off stoppage victories over Jeremy Larsen (TKO) at lightweight and Ramiro Hernandez (submission) at bantamweight in his last appearances inside the Octagon, "Mineiro" moves up to the featherweight division to battle Alex White at UFC Fight Night 45 in Atlantic City, N.J., and he’s glad he had those injuries. "I had two injuries that kept me out of the cage, but Go read news >>