You might see a bunch of old faces, but this undoubtedly a whole new Bellator. The Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion returns to Spike TV for season 11 with Bellator 123: "Curran vs. Pitbull 2" on Sept. 5, 2014, inside Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut (see the full fight card here). Not long after that, you can catch Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar back inside the cage -- likely against each other -- after this happened. So how about it, fight fans, are you ready to give Bellato read news >>
Michael Bisping, Tyron Woodley, and other UFC stars discuss War Machine and Josh Grispi, and whether the sport is getting a bad reputation from the two domestic violence cases.
Dominating the headlines for the past month are the very disturbing cases of domestic violence cases involving MMA fighters War Machine and Josh Grispi. While both men haven't competed in the UFC for years, for better or worse, the promotion's brand has become almost synonymous to Mixed Martial Arts, and these incidents h read news >>
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Two events, UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau and UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa, Okla., took place on Saturday with 42 competitors, and three fighters turned in performances that made them stand out during a busy weekend.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The UFC returns to China with several of its top Asian stars and Chinese prospects. In the main event, Michael Bisping looks to get back on the winning track while Cung Le hopes to retain top form after a lengthy layoff. In elite welterweight action, Tyron Woodley locks horns with Dong Hyun Kim for divisional supremacy. It's also worth noting there are some very intriguing prospects competing on this card, including Alberto Mina, Milana Dudieva and Shinsho Anzai.
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One of MMA's biggest stars has jumped on one of the Internet's biggest trends.
Georges St-Pierre, the semi-retired longtime UFC welterweight champion, took to Twitter to document his taking of the so-called "Ice Bucket Challenge," a viral fundraiser designed to raise money for research into ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. To date, the Ice Bucket Challenge—in which people pour a bucket of ice water on themselves, videotape the whole thing for social media, then challenge others to do the read news >>
Frank says Bellator needs a new direction and Scott Coker is the man to make that happen, plus who the face of the company is, and if Bellator is ready to compete head-to-head against the UFC. read news >>
Some of the most compelling face-offs have been provided by Nick Diaz, who one time greeted poor Frank Shamrock with a couple of flying birds. There have been plenty of tense moments otherwise, though, sometimes from the principals you’d least expect. Anderson Silva sort of nonchalanted a shoulder into Chael Sonnen’s face after the weigh-ins, a prelude of what was to come at UFC 148. At UFC 162, Silva and Chris Weidman shared a kiss that sent the raging 18-34 male demographic into a state of int read news >>
Some of the UFC's biggest stars met with the media today at the UFC 178 media day in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Check out some of the best bits from today's event. read news >>
Two Japanese stars are heading to Titan FC.
Akihiro Gono and Yoshiyuki Yoshida, lightweight veterans who built back their careers after leaving the UFC, have just signed a deal with the promotion, Titan FC COO Lex McMahon confirmed the news with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani on Thursday.
"Titan just signed Yoshida and Gono, expanding our international talent pool and bringing fans huge names," McMahon told MMAFighting.com.
There’s no date set for their Titan FC debut, but McMahon said both fighte read news >>
By the time January 31st rolls around, nearly two full years will have passed since Nick Diaz publicly announced his retirement, then called for a rematch within the same two-minute post-fight interview at UFC 158. It was classic Diaz: brash but honest, an unscripted stream of consciousness underscoring an actual level of brilliance and understanding regarding the game around him.
Diaz held out for 16 months since that fateful night in Montreal. He wanted more money and he wanted another title s read news >>