Nick Newell Wants His Shot in the UFC | MMAWeekly.com
It has been more than two years since one-handed fighter Nick Newell set foot in the cage to compete, but now he's back with renewed vigor, ready to show the world that he belongs in the UFC.
The Film Room: Julian Marquez
The Syndicate MMA export made a strong first impression in the Octagon and appears eager to test himself against the best middleweights on the UFC roster.
UFC Champ Tyron Woodley Talks Training Boxing Legend Floyd Mayweather for Potential MMA Bout
He may not be the favorite of Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White, but UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is shrewdly understanding how to stay in the spotlight.
LFA 35 Results & Highlights: Nick Newell Returns with a Vengeance | MMAWeekly.com
After two years off from mixed martial arts, Nick Newell (14-1) didn't waste any time submitting Sonny Luque (10-7) at LFA 35 on Friday night.
Conor McGregor Gets Into War of Words with Rapper 50 Cent | MMAWeekly.com
Conor McGregor is now involved in a war of words with rapper 50 Cent after the two exchanged messages on social media this past week.
Cris Cyborg: Megan Anderson Has to Handle Her Problem with UFC for Fight to Happen | MMAWeekly.com
UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is willing to fight whomever the UFC deems the next contender, but says Megan Anderson needs to work out her issues first.
UFC Connected: The UK MMA Scene Featuring Darren Till | MMAWeekly.com
With the Octagon returning to London in March 2018 UK MMA is in the spotlight once again. In this episode the focus is on the sports history in England.
Conor McGregor Responds to 'Mad Bastard' 50 Cent's Inferior Genes Comment | BJPenn.com
After Conor McGregor congratulated Jay Z on surpassing fellow rapper and entrepreneur Diddy, even though it was really about him surpassing Floyd Mayweather on the Forbes Top 100 list, he made a quick not that 50 Cent had blocked him on Instagram. That whole description sounds completely ridiculous, but what is more nuts is the …
Bellator Heavyweight Justin Wren Says Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro Tougher Than Any Fight | MMAWeekly.com
Bellator heavyweight Justin Wren has been a successful fighter for years, but his passion in life extends far beyond the confines of any cage.
Ronda Rousey Addresses Women's Equality While Receiving 6th Degree Black Belt in Judo | MMAWeekly.com
Ronda Rousey receives her belt promotion at the International Sports Hall of Fame in Columbus, Ohio, and addresses women's equality in martial arts.
Randy Couture Says Chuck Liddell Looks Good Ahead of Potential Comeback | MMAWeekly.com
UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture has seen Chuck Liddell in the gym and at 48 years of age the former light heavyweight champion is still in great shape.
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5 Things You Might Not Know About Darren Till
As an undefeated welterweight on the
Ultimate Fighting Championship roster, Darren Till
finds himself on the verge of stardom. His rousing stoppage of
Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 118 put him on the map and has the
confident Englishman on the hunt for bigger prey, including
dos Anjos . As “The Gorilla” moves closer and closer to a
potential title shot inside the Octagon, here are five things you
might not know about him:
1. He butters his bread with muay Thai.
Till started his muay Thai training at the age of 12 and turned
professional three years later. He claims a kickboxing record of
44-0 with 33 knockouts. Till also holds the rank of purple belt in
Luta Livre, a Brazilian martial art that mixes catch wrestling,
judo and striking with the hands, feet, knees and elbows.
2. He turns defense into offense.
FightMetric statistics speak to Till’s defensive abilities. In
compiling 4-0-1 record in the UFC, he has successfully defended 82
percent of the takedowns and 62 percent of the significant strikes
attempted against him. Meanwhile, Till has landed 52 percent of his
significant strikes and connects with 3.
Reece Mclaren Scores Second Round Submission Win at ONE: Visions of Victory | MMAWeekly.com
Reece Mclaren looks set for a second ONE Championship title shot after choking out Gianni Subba in Kuala Lumpur on Friday night (local time). The contest at the Axiata Arena was very even until the Australian secured a second-round take down followed by an immediate submission.
The Hit List: NCAA Division I Wrestling Champions Who Have Competed in MMA
Lesnar broke into the
Ultimate Fighting Championship with enough flair, hype and
anticipation that the public believed he was made for mixed martial
arts and not just World Wrestling Entertainment. Although he lost
his UFC debut to Frank Mir , the
man who runs “Suplex City” went on to rattle off four straight wins
and become the undisputed heavyweight champion.
Before his time in the UFC or the WWE, Lesnar was a two-time NCAA
All-American wrestler at the University of Minnesota, where he won
a national title in 2000. He is part of an exclusive group as one
of a handful of wrestlers to win a national championship at the
Division I level and compete in MMA:
MMA Record: 5-3
College(s): University of Minnesota
Championship Year(s): 2000
MMA Record: 18-8
College(s): Oklahoma State University
Championship Year(s): 2005, 2006
MMA Record: 14-6
College(s): Oklahoma State University
Championship Year(s): 2001
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BAMMA 34 - Lohore vs. Brazier
BAMMA 34 Weigh-in Results: All Title Tripleheader Fighters on Point for Friday at Wembley
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Amanda Nunes Headlines UFC 224, but She's Fighting Raquel Pennington, Not Cris Cyborg
With Cyborg having fought three times in the past seven months, most recently at last week’s UFC 222, asking her to return at UFC 224 on May 12 was a bridge too far. Though the UFC could have held off and made the bout for UFC 225 or UFC 226, they needed a suitable headliner for UFC 224 and Nunes had already agreed to fight Raquel Pennington on May 12, so it appears they are moving forward as originally planned.
Brian Ortega Considering Move to Lightweight After UFC Featherweight Title Fight | MMAWeekly.com
With a title fight on the horizon, the rising star has big plans for the future. The title fight against Holloway is being targeted for this summer. If Ortega defeats “Blessed,” he’s considering moving up to the lightweight division for the right fight.
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Michael Bisping again teases trilogy fight with fellow ex-UFC champ Luke Rockhold
Bisping, though, is not on the card at UFC Fight Night 127, meaning he has yet to book a fight for what he this past fall said would be his final bout. Options abound for “The Count,” but the one that keeps getting brought up the most is a trilogy fight with a heated rival.
Jose Aldo And Jeremy Stephens Both Agree To Fight Each Other - MMA Imports
Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is ready to get back to UFC action, and the Brazilian superstar has an opponent in mind.
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Watch vintage Tony Ferguson knock out Katsunori Kikuno at front end of 10-fight UFC streak
In the video above, check out how Ferguson laid out Kikuno with a two-punch combination at UFC 173 in Las Vegas. Then don’t miss his UFC 223 main event against Nurmagomedov on April 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
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Mairbek Taisumov out of UFC 223 fight vs. Evan Dunham due to visa issues
Disappointing news – My visa application for the USA is taking longer than my team and the UFC expected. The visa process is still ongoing albeit at a slower pace than anticipated. I am hoping that Sean Shelby will be able to find me a fight in Rio on May 12th and I hope to fight in the USA shortly. Thanks to Evan Dunham who accepted to fight me unlike many others from the Top 15. Wish you a good fight in Brooklyn and I’m ready to give you a fight either in Rio or once my visa run is done.
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Paige VanZant Expects to be Back in 6 Months Following Arm Injury
VanZant is currently on the mend after suffering a broken arm
in her last fight inside the Octagon against Jessica-Rose
Clark at UFC Fight Night 124 back in January.
VanZant (7-4) suffered the break early in the fight -- her first at
125 pounds -- but ended up losing the bout by unanimous
After the contest, VanZant shared the x-ray via Twitter of the
nasty break which required surgery, a plate and screws to hold the
bone in place while it heals.
Well... I broke my arm in the first! I was
able to finish the fight but as you can see, had a hard recovering
and throwing my right. I’ll be back better and stronger than ever!
it’s all apart of the fight game. God had other plans for me. darn
spinning back fist. pic.twitter.com/v5DhSv5YxD
January 15, 2018
“12 Gauge” recently talked with TMZ about her recovery and how she
is busy keeping fit for a return later in the year (via MMAJunkie.com ):
“I have a plate and seven screws in there -- it’s still broken.
Three months until I’m back punching with my right hand.
Norman Parke-Lukasz Chlewicki Lightweight Bout Added to April's KSW 43 Card in Wroclaw
Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki continues to build out its forthcoming
card, adding another lightweight bout to its next bill this
Friday, Poland’s preeminent MMA company announced that KSW
43 will feature a 155-pound contest between recent promotional
title challenger Norman
Parke and Polish veteran Lukasz
Chlewicki . KSW
43 is scheduled for April 14 at Centennial Hall in Wroclaw,
Poland, headlined by Olympic wrestling bronze medalist squaring off
Parke, 30, is fresh off a highly controversial two-fight series
with KSW lightweight champion Mateusz
Gamrot . In their first confrontation this past May, “Stormin’
Norman” dropped a contentious unanimous verdict to “Gamer,” which
led to a rematch at KSW 40 in October. In the second go-around,
after missing weight, was repeatedly eye poked by Gamrot, leading
referee Marc Goddard
to declare a No Contest in the second round
After the bout officially ended, things got uglier as one of
Gamrot’s cornermen, Marcin
Bilman , sucker punched Parke and was subsequently banned from
future cornering by the promotion.
Referee John McCarthy Believes Jon Jones Didn’t Intentionally Take PEDs
Renowned mixed martial arts referee John McCarthy has joined
California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Andy Foster
in publicly stating that he believes Jon Jones did
not knowingly take any performance enhancing drugs.
McCarthy, who is now a commentator with Bellator
MMA , appeared on MMA Junkie radio recently and gave his thoughts
on the situation, including Jones’ successful polygraph test he
took in December to help clear his name:
“When he took the lie-detector test, I believe that Jon didn’t
knowingly take a pill or take a shot or injection for that steroid,
but I do believe he’s taking things or allowing himself to ingest
things that, for whatever reason, that sometimes contain these
things, because he’s taking them from places that there is no
quality assurance.” McCarthy said.
While McCarthy believes Jones didn’t intentionally take a banned
substance, he said as a professional athlete, Jones is still
responsible for what goes into his body.
“When you’re an athlete making the amount of money that Jon is
making, you can’t go to the AM-PM and buy something that’s in pill
form and put that in your mouth without going, ‘What the
(expletive) are you doing?”
“I say he’s the greatest MMA fighter I’ve ever seen.
LFA 35 - Newell vs. Luque
Women’s Flyweight Title Bout, Nick Newell Booked for LFA 35 on March 9
That time Valerie Letourneau choked a CFL player because she thought he made fun of her
Now, that would have been the ideal time for this Canadian football player to realize it was best for him to just walk away. But, of course, he didn’t. Instead, in a move he’d regret, he decided to inform her that he did judo in high school and proceed to show his neck.
Santiago Ponzinibbio expects UFC-Chile headliner, prefers Stephen Thompson or Donald Cerrone
“Not many guys like to fight in other’s towns, but Cerrone will do it,” Ponzinibbio said. “For this reason I think Cerrone is a very good option. I know he will fight anyone in any country. I have six victories in a row, I have big knockouts, and I deserve to fight guys in the top five. But if I don’t have that fight it’s OK, because Cerrone will be very exciting for the fans.”
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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2639 with Mike Pyle, Tiki Ghosn, Dr. Tad Seifert
Recently retired UFC welterweight Pyle co-hosted the entire episode in studio and talked about his 19-year career. Ghosn, a former MMA fighter and current manager, called in to talk about managing Quinton Jackson and more. Dr. Seifert, a neurologist, co-hosted a portion of the show in studio to discuss head trauma in pro sports.
Charlize Theron, Jimmy Kimmel discuss who's tougher: NASCAR drivers or UFC fighters?
“I got to go to a drivers meeting right before the race,” Theron told Kimmel. “I’ve been to UFC fights, and boxing, and you just expect the fighters to stare each other off. I was not expecting it with racecar drivers. Oh my God. … You could spot them just kind of staring each other down.
UFC 223 bout order set with two title fights, Paul Felder-Al Iaquinta opener on pay-per-view
The bout order is set for the UFC’s return to Brooklyn in April, though the lineup may still be in flux.
C.B. Dollaway got tired of hearing Hector Lombard explain UFC 222 disqualification
“I always say he didn’t want to fight,” Lombard said backstage at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. “He didn’t want to continue. … We’re fighters. I’ve been in that situation before. You just get up. He was just talking and everything. (If) you want to continue the fight, you continue.”
Rory MacDonald Still Recovering, Not Sure Who's Next But Doesn't Think It's A Douglas Lima Rematch | BJPenn.com
“I don’t think it is [the Lima rematch]. I’ve heard no interest in that from them. They’re looking at trying to get a new contender in there for me. That’s about as far as I know. But from what I’ve heard, and the feeling I’ve got, they’re not interested in a Lima rematch right now. But they know me: I’m willing to take on whoever is the #1 guy in their view. The top contenders in Bellator, there’s not so many contenders. He’s one win away from being the next
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Jose Aldo: Frankie Edgar fighting Brian Ortega on late notice was 'biggest mistake'
“It’s a new generation that’s coming in,” Aldo told Brazil’s “Giro Combate” show. “Age comes for everyone, and it’s normal to have this sort of rotation. To me, it wasn’t (surprising). I just thought it was a mistake on Edgar’s end to fight (Ortega), who’s a very tough guy. He would have fought for the title, risked that and lost. Now he’s all the way back there again.
Before UFC-London headliner, watch Fabricio Werdum's title-unifying win vs. Cain Velasquez
The win capped off a six-fight winning streak for Werdum, who lost the belt by knockout to current champion Stipe Miocic in his first title defense 11 months later at UFC 198. Velasquez, meanwhile, has just one fight since then as he’s struggled to stay healthy; he defeated Travis Browne by TKO in July 2016 at UFC 200.
Knockout Radio: Tito Ortiz and Mike Dolce | MMAWeekly.com
Check out Knockout Radio’s podcast featuring Tito Ortiz and Mike Dolce, as well as all of the latest and greatest MMA News.
Evan Dunham says Olivier Aubin-Mercier is replacing Mairbek Taisumov at UFC 223
UFC 223 takes place April 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dunham vs. Aubin-Mercier airs on the FS1-televised prelims following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass and prior to the pay-per-view main card.
Rampage Jackson Thanks Manager, Surprises Him with Expensive Car (Video) | MMAWeekly.com
Bellator in November announced that it has signed a new multi-fight contract with Rampage that would likely keep the former UFC light heavyweight champion under the Bellator promotional banner for the duration of his career. Rampage couldn’t be more excited for the deal that he’s currently fighting under, as witnessed by his video where he bestowed a rather expensive-looking Range Rover on his manager.
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Hustlejitsu: Former UFC fighter Alan Belcher looks to dominate MMA consulting world
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Floyd Mayweather's Boxing Protege Confirms He's Ready For a UFC Fight - MMA Imports
It would appear that another pugilist phenom is now interested in stepping inside the octagon. This time around, Mayweather Promotion’s own Gervonta Davis has taken to social media to announce his interest in fighting for the UFC.
Jose Aldo unsure of future after UFC contract ends, but dream is 'to get the title back'
“As soon as the contract ends, I’ll decide whether we go to boxing or stay in MMA,” Aldo told Brazil’s “Giro Combate” show. “But my dream, right now, is to get the title back. That’s what I’m focused on. That’s what I’m talking to (head coach Dede Pederneiras) about.
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Here's part 2 of @CrooklynMMA 's awesome interview with Yves Edwards. Yves plays fantasy matchmaker, and has some cool thoughts on Jon Jones and Conor McGregor's places in the sport: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/3/10/17103576/interview-part-2-yves-edwards-talks-jon-jones-cris-cyborg-sage-northcutt-conor-mcgregor-ufc-mma …