After losing his first bid for the UFC lightweight title by the slimmest possible margin – literally, one point on one judge’s scorecard made the difference between victory and defeat – Gilbert Melendez decided to let himself be bitter for “about an hour.” read news >>
Jose Aldo is the only featherweight champion the UFC has ever had. It has been nearly nine years since he gave up the only loss of his career, and truth be told, he has rarely been challenged since that night. He stormed into the WEC in 2008 and finished his first five opponents, then finished champion Mike Brown to capture the featherweight title. That championship eventually became the UFC featherweight title, and Aldo's held it ever since. But those six finishes to begin his Zuffa career? Tho read news >>
I’d like to think a guy like Krzysztof Soszynski would be set for life. A veteran of nearly 40 fights, Soszynski spent more than eight years in the trenches of professional MMA. He fought for several of the industry’s top promotions, including Strikeforce and the IFL, before mustering a three-year, nine-fight tenure in the Octagon. I’m told it's difficult to measure how long the average UFC career lasts, but with a final record of 6-3, Soszynski was likely more successful than most. He was never read news >>
According to Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, light heavyweight Tito Ortiz risks serious injury returning to the cage unless he’s able to heal from a fractured neck.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, MMA Rumors, News Tagged: Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Quinton Jackson, Tito (...) read news >>
MMAjunkie’s columnist and its resident fighter-turned-writer discuss the risks and ramifications of a sport that involves a whole lot of head trauma, which, it turns out, might not be so good for the long-term health of those absorbing it.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: (...) read news >>
MMAWeekly.com caught up with the self-proclaimed "American Gangster" Chael Sonnen recently, and he updated us on all things UFC. read news >>
There are certain risks involved with taking a fight on short notice, and UFC middleweight Britiol Marunde knows them as well as anyone. read news >>
The former UFC heavyweight champ took the beating of his life in his last fight, but don't think that'll stop him. read news >>
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As the controversy swirls around marijuana being a banned substance by athletic commissions, UFC president Dana White says Nick Diaz's career is at risk if he tests positive again. read news >>
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SAN MATEO, Calif. - There's a realist battling with a dreamer - an artist's conundrum. One Mark Matthews knows all too well.
Through the door of a local art framing gallery with which Matthews' tattoo business will share a wall, the heavily-tattooed, 6-foot-2 middleweight MMA fighter prepares to be operational in time for the premier of Spike TV's "Ink Masters" Season 2 tonight on Spike TV.
The fighter left behind fight training for seven weeks to test his tattoo skills against other read news >>
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Bellator officials knew the risks, and unfortunately, it resulted in a worst-case scenario.
Team Quest fighter Tyson Nam knocked out Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas Saturday at "Shooto Brazil 33: Fight for BOPE 2" in Brazil.
Bellator granted permission to Dantas, who's cracked the division's top 10 during his recent Bellator title reign, to fight outside the organization in order to avoid an extended layoff.
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With Jon Jones sidelined for up to six months with a torn ligament in
his right hand, fast-rising UFC light heavyweight prospect Phil Davis was called on to meet Rashad Evans at UFC 133.
On Wednesday, UFC president Dana White praised "Mr. Wonderful" for his decision.
However, White stopped short of promising Davis a title shot with a win
but admitted Evans does risk his standing in the title picture should he
come up short against his undefeated foe.
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Paul Daley will face Yuya Shirai at the upcoming BAMMA show in England, but also risks his shot at the Strikeforce welterweight title if he falls short in his home country. Read More >> read news >>
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Alistair Overeem was a surprise announcement for Strikeforce's Heavyweight Grand Prix. The promotion's champion, he will put his belt on the line and it will travel through the tournament with or without him. Read More >> read news >>