Freshly washed of one troubled fighter, Bellator CEO Scott Coker may be looking at sign another.
To say that Jason Miller has had his ups and downs over the years, would be putting it mildly. The man more often known as 'Mayhem' has fought for titles under Dream and Strikeforce, gone through two inglorious stints in the UFC, and generally competed at a high level over a 14 year career that ended with his UFC release in 2012. Outside the cage, however, he's been a mess.
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You might think Scott Coker has had enough of Jason "Mayhem" Miller. But you would be mistaken.
The new president of Bellator MMA, and former honcho at Strikeforce, said Monday that he would be open to a return from the semi-retired Miller, provided the troubled but popular middleweight could meet certain prerequisites.
"It's worth a conversation, because everybody deserves a second chance," Coker said Monday on The MMA Hour with host Ariel Helwani. "I just hope he's OK. And if he's OK then we c read news >>
In the two months since Scott Coker displaced Bjorn Rebney as the President of Bellator MMA, the former Strikeforce boss hasn't exactly been shy about reuniting with some acquaintances from his earlier days.
Coker, a promoter who's always held the entertainment side of the sport in high regard, moved quickly to ink deals with old Strikeforce fan-favorites Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef, plus secure the services of former Strikeforce matchmaker Rich Chou. And when asked on Monday's edition of The read news >>
Now that it appears that Chael Sonnen will compete at Metamoris 4 on Saturday, it’s worth pointing out what an enormous underdog he will be heading into his main event against Andre Galvao. read news >>
UFC Fight Night 43 will get underway on Saturday from Auckland, New Zealand, and it features one of the least talked-about must-watch fights of 2014.
Hatsu Hioki vs. Charles Oliveira.
The featherweight clash has flown under the radar since being booked, but it is one that MMA fans should be clamoring to watch. It is worth the $9.99 subscription price for UFC Fight Pass by itself. These are two high-level grapplers who also love to strike.
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We'll be sure to circle back to see how he feels when he turns 50.
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may be banned by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSCA), but it continues to make headlines for select Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) athletes. Particularly the ones who struggle to perform after scrapping the controversial treatment.
UFC hall-of-famer Forrest Griffin feels their pain.
The original "Ultimate Fighter" was granted a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for his Tito Ortiz fig read news >>
UFC legend Forrest Griffin expressed his opinion on Testosterone Replacement Therapy, as well as Chael Sonnen’s recent retirement because of his inability to use the substance. Forrest Griffin has a alarmingly blunt perspective on TRT usage in MMA - not only does he think it was "great," he also admit that he believed the physical risks involved with testosterone did not outweigh the its benefits for his fighting ability.
Griffin, who received a TRT exemption from the Nevada State Athletic Commi read news >>
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On Saturday, the UFC heads to Vancouver, Canada, for UFC 174. The main event features a flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Ali Bagautinov. In the co-main event, Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley have a huge matchup in the welterweight division, and before that, Ryan Bader takes on Rafael Cavalcante, with both fighters looking to win two straight.
The preliminary card will be a little different this time. The first two fights will be on UFC Fight Pass, but the next set of prelims read news >>
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On Saturday, the UFC will make its way to the home of Walter White—Albuquerque, New Mexico—for UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov.
The main event features the former lightweight champ, Benson Henderson, facing off against rising prospect Rustam Khabilov. The co-main event has Diego Sanchez taking on Ross Pearson, and the third fight has John Dodson taking on John Moraga at flyweight.
The main card is sure to produce some fireworks, but there are some top fighters on the undercard. It inc read news >>
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Jake Ellenberger should have fought for the UFC welterweight title by now. That's not to suggest poor matchmaking or unjustified title shots for other fighters; Ellenberger blew this chance himself. If not for a gas tank that empties quicker than a keg of Coors Light at a Brock Lesnar post-fight celebration, Ellenberger would have started his UFC career on a 10-fight winning streak, and a chance at UFC gold would have fallen into his lap at some point during this stretch of victories. In his UFC read news >>
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With more than a decade's worth of experience in the fight game under his belt and long-term status as one of the world's best flyweights, Ian McCall has a solid grasp on the action that takes place at the highest levels in MMA.
The 29-year-old Southern California native has been a staple in the realm of lighter weight fighters for years and was plying his trade long before the divisions south of 155 pounds came to share a piece of the spotlight. Over that period, "Uncle Creepy" came to be recog read news >>