This much is certain: It's a sickening way to lose a fight.
In another gut-wrenching tale from the hinterlands of regional MMA, two amateur fighters stepped into the cage on Aug. 23 to battle for the featherweight championship at OO Fight 32 in Washington, D.C. The scrap between Pete Petties and Jeff Melvin was underway and proceeding normally when there occurred a nauseating turn of events.
The video, originally reported on by MMAJunkie, shows Melvin absorbing a kick to the midsection then losi read news >>
“We’re waiting for something pretty exciting to happen between both these guys,” says a commentator who’s completely unaware of the disgusting turn of events that’s going to unfold just a couple minutes later.Filed under: News, Videos read news >>
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Watch the Instagram clip of UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and boxing legend Mike Tyson in a one-on-one sparring session.
While Jon Jones is currently sidelined following knee surgery, he still found the time to rub shoulders with Mike Tyson.
Hell, he even found time for a short sparring session with the boxing great. It was all in the spirit of entertainment, Tyson still managed to catch Jones with a jab that had those in attendance laughing at the sight of it. Watch the clip below: I read news >>
The hits just keep on coming. If Mark Bocek hadn't retired by now, this most recent failed drug test would have probably sealed the deal.
Mike King, a contestant on season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), has been cut from the ranks of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after he tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone following his loss to Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night 46 back on July 19, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.
King's first and only fight inside the Octagon.
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Mike King’s failed drug test at UFC Fight Night 46 will be a costly one.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Better late than never. Sara McMann opened up about Ronda Rousey, saying the knee was more of a 'fluke', and that she wants a rematch regardless if Ronda has the belt or not. She also says Carano and Holm won't have much of a chance against top grapplers like Rousey or her.
Sara McMann hardly spoke to the media about her tough loss to Ronda Rousey, but apparently it's always been on the back of her mind. So much so that she says she wants a rematch even if Rousey doesn't have the belt anymore. F read news >>
Disgraced fighter Chael Sonnen bucked possible further sanctions from the Nevada Athletic Commission by competing at Saturday's Metamoris 4 grappling event, losing to fellow UFC veteran Andre Galvao. read news >>
The loss of a fighter from next month’s WSOF 12 lineup has prompted a lineup shuffle, and the organization is now searching for a new light heavyweight to join the card.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>
B.J. Penn will forever be known as one of the most dominant lightweight champions MMA and the UFC have ever seen. That doesn’t mean the 35-year-old welterweight and lightweight champion should fight forever, though. Win or lose, UFC president Dana White thinks he needs to step in before allowing Penn to continue his career. “This is B.J.’s last fight possibly,” White said on Tuesday on Fox Sports 1. “If he wins, we’ll see what he does from there, but if he loses, I will actually push him for him read news >>
Dana White said that if BJ Penn loses this third bout against Frankie Edgar, he will be pushing the former champion to retire.
B.J. Penn has won UFC titles in two divisions, and as the sure-fire hall-of-fame fighter prepares to drop down on yet another weight class, Dana White has said that this may just be the last time he does compete for the promotion. According to the UFC president, if he doesn't win this third bout against Frankie Edgar, he will try to make 'the Prodigy' hang up the gloves. read news >>
When a fighter loses a title fight, he usually has to go back to the drawing board, see what went wrong and figure out how to come back stronger.
Some are able to do that very well and get back in title contention quickly. Others, like Frank Mir, don't do so well after a title loss.
With more divisions and fighters now than ever before, there are far more title fights and far more title contenders. Some contenders are ready for a second or maybe even a third shot at the belt. Let's see who they read news >>