Shamrock explains why Ronda Rousey is a bigger draw for the UFC than Jon Jones, plus why Frank never fought in Pride FC and never got the chance to fight Pat Miletich. read news >>
That's according to Silva, who seems unfazed by this recent deadline.
Wanderlei Silva is either incredibly dense, in complete denial, or has the best poker face in the business.
I'm not sure how else to explain his cavalier attitude in the wake of his drug test fiasco with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), especially considering it recently filed a formal complain against "The Axe Murderer" for skipping out on a mandatory drug test.
Silva told Lance Net (via MMA Fighting) his primary focu read news >>
Former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva had his grudge match with Chael Sonnen scheduled for earlier this month postponed after "The Axe Murderer" ran into some trouble with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but he still thinks the bout will happen.
The Brazilian slugger allegedly refused to take a random drug test administered by the commission, on top of not applying for his fighter's license on time, so he was removed from UFC 175 in late May, per MMA Fighting. While Sonnen was quick to pok read news >>
Your weekly look at what big-show veterans and notable journeymen are up to on the regional circuit. Ben Fodor, brother to Strikeforce and UFC veteran Caros Fodor, has likely made more headlines than anyone else fighting this weekend, despite having yet to make a major promotional debut. A costumed-crime-fighter alter-ego will do that for a guy.
When not foiling bus robberies or blasting ne'er-do-wells with pepper spray in the guise of costumed vigilante Phoenix Jones, Fodor has been plugging aw read news >>
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Surging UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson absolutely steamrolled former PRIDE star Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC on Fox 12 last night, requiring a measly 44 seconds to put the Brazilian's lights out. As fight fans have come to expect, Rumble came out swinging with bad intentions from the opening bell and didn't stop until he landed some vicious uppercuts against the cage. The Blackzilians team standout has now rattled off eight consecutive victories (seven knockouts) since being read news >>
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For many years fans have speculated over how prevalent steroids were at the height of Pride. Seeing it in black and white on a contract might prove once and for all that steroids were prevalent in the organization. For many years fans have speculated over how prevalent steroids were at the height of Pride Fighting Championships run as the premier organisation in mixed martial arts. There have been many rumours, and fighters themselves have spoken out about the use of performance enhancing drugs read news >>
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Video: UFC President Dana White recently got the opportunity to sit down and chat with MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba -- a man White dubbed a "national treasure" -- to talk about "Saku's" time with PRIDE Fighting Championships. read news >>
Dana White recently sat down to talk to Japanese MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba about his days with Pride FC. Check out some snippets from their conversation. read news >>
So, still think Chris Weidman is a fluke?
Somehow, even though the pride of Long Island defeated Anderson Silva, then did it again, there were those who felt it didn't count. Never mind that no one even came close to pushing Weidman on his way up. Or that Silva had reigned for seven years, including going up in weight class and defeating three light heavyweights along the way.
No, somehow, among the more dense-minded folks following MMA, beating Anderson Silva twice was akin to someone hitting P read news >>
Undefeated professional featherweight Mark "The Pride of Bloomfield" Cherico did his best to make his rise to MMA stardom as unlikely as possible. When you look at Cherico's combined amateur and professional record—15-0, 14 finishes, nine in the first round—you're convinced he comes from a storied background in combat sports.
Maybe he wrestled at a Division I college. Maybe he's been kickboxing since he could walk. Maybe he took private Brazilian jiu-jitsu lessons as a pre-teen, logging hours ev read news >>
Dustin Holyko, the fighter whose white pride and neo-Nazi tattoos have taken center stage for World Series of Fighting's first NBC broadcast, didn't even have an active fight license when he competed on the card.
The situation surrounding Dustin Holyko and the World Series of Fighting took yet another turn for the worse last night when it was revealed that Holyko was not even licensed to fight in the state of Florida. Holyko previously made news when he appeared on the NBC broadcast for the WSOF read news >>