He's held titles all around the world, he's not sweating his UFC debut. The former Bellator and Dream champ Eddie Alvarez, a veteran of nearly thirty MMA fights and an epic legal battle with Bjorn Rebney and Viacom tells MMA.tv that he's not sweating the Octagon jitters. "I don't. I mean, I'm almost thirty fights into this. "I believe I have one of the most fights in the lightweight division so I don't believe it. Unless something crazy happens that I don't know about. But, I've been fighting lo read news >>
TULSA – Clay Collard showed no octagon jitters in his UFC debut, but his over-aggression ultimately worked against him and aided the resurgent Max Holloway to an offense-heavy win.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
- 9 months ago
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BALTIMORE – Anthony Johnson cast away any return-to-the-octagon jitters he may have had on Saturday and instead cast himself right into the light heavyweight title picture. Check out the video highlights inside.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos (...) read news >>
- 10 months ago
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DALLAS – If Sean Strickland was feeling the Octagon jitters ahead of UFC debut, he hid it well. The unbeaten 23-year-old looked calm and confident as he outstruck and outgrappled Bubba McDaniel.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Robert McDaniel, Sean Strickland, UFC 171 read news >>
- 11 months ago
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LAS VEGAS – Ernest Chavez admits he thought he was special and wouldn’t be affected by the notorious “octagon jitters.” He quickly learned how wrong he was.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos Tagged: Ernest Chavez, UFC 170 read news >>
Sergio Pettis came into UFC 167 with Octagon jitters, but he left the cage with a win on Saturday night. The younger brother to UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis earned a unanimous decision over Will Campuzano, scoring the judges’ nod with scores of 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28. Watch here as the younger Pettis brother talks [...] read news >>
GOIANIA, Brazil – If Adriano Martins suffered from any jitters heading into his first UFC bout, you sure couldn't tell. read news >>
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil – Russian flyweight Ali Bagautinov received a healthy does of hype ahead of his UFC debut, and the 28-year-old delivered with a knockout win. But he admits he started a little slowly when octagon jitters got the best of him early. read news >>
It's not uncommon for MMA-fighters to be overwelmed and overtaken by nerves as they step in to the octagon for the first time. UFC announcer Joe Rogan talks about the phenomenon that so many fighters has experienced.
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2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Sara McMann didn't experience UFC jitters in her promotional debut against Sheila Gaff at UFC 159. read news >>
Jorge Masvidal knew something was off, but he couldn't quite put his finger on it. "Backstage, I'm usually very energetic ... but I just couldn't get in my groove." The Strikeforce vet may have been experiencing those infamous first-time "UFC jitters." read news >>
SAN JOSE, Calif. – For a guy who made a successful UFC debut, kept his perfect record intact and defeated a former champion, Daniel Cormier was awfully bearish about his first trip to the octagon. read news >>
STOCKHOLM –STOCKHOLM – If Ryan LaFlare had octagon jitters, he didn't really show them. The debuting New Yorker kept a steady pressure on Ben Alloway and used a strong takedown and top game to take a unanimous decision. read news >>
- 2 years ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO - As far as Wagner Prado is concerned, his rematch against Phil Davis is just business as usual.
The two light heavyweights met in August at UFC on FOX 4, but their bout was over in less than 90 seconds when Davis caught Prado with an accidental eye poke that resulted in an unfortunate no contest.
But Saturday at UFC 153, Davis and Prado get to play things back, and Prado, for one, is excited about the opportunity to make his debut - again.
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