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Time for the results of the latest Fightin' Words reader poll, which comes which the typical caveat that these are about as scientific as that old denim jacket in your closet from the 1980s.
What is the biggest issue facing MMA right now?
36% -- Increase of injuries
22% -- TRT use
19% -- Judging
12% -- UFC's dominant market share
8% -- Extreme weight...Read more »
Three Gracie brothers are on the One FC 5 card scheduled for this Friday, Aug. 31, in the Philippines.
Same arena as Ali vs. Frazier in "The Thrilla in Manila."
Here's a promo video featuring Gregor, Rolles and Igor Gracie, all of whom fight Friday. And what's Gracie video shot in New York without a little Renzo Gracie.
The Gracie fight card is as follows:
1) Rolles...Read more »
UFC 151 should be taking place this Saturday night in Las Vegas just as Zuffa, its fighters and its fans had planned.
But Dan Henderson injured his knee, Jon Jones turned down a fight against replacement Chael Sonnen on 10 days' notice and UFC canceled the entire card for the first time since Zuffa bought the company in 2001.
So where does that leave the 22 fighters on that non-existent...Read more »
You remember Sarah Kaufman, right? Former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion.
And the other woman in the cage at Ronda Rousey's last fight. The one who only had time to throw four punches (as opposed to Rousey's seven) before she was submitted by armbar in 54 seconds at Strikeforce on Aug. 18.
Well, Kaufman has booked her next fight, and it's on Oct. 6 against Kaitlin Young under...Read more »
So many things happen to Jay Hieron. Percentage-wise, "The Thoroughbred" probably leads the league in adverse scenarios.
He got hit with another one of them Thursday afternoon when the UFC canceled its entire UFC 151 fight card scheduled for Sept. 1 in Las Vegas. Dan Henderson injured his knee and his opponent, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones declined to fight replacement opponent...Read more »
All Chris Weidman wants is the opportunity to step into the octagon against the greatest mixed martial artist ever in Anderson Silva.
Here's a clip of Weidman (9-0, 5-0 UFC), a Baldwin resident, from "UFC Tonight" asking for that chance.
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Don't blink or turn your head or send a text message after you click play on the embedded video above. You just might miss Ronda Rousey beating Sarah Kaufman.
Rousey made the first defense of her Strikeforce women's bantanweight championship a quick one as she submitted Kaufman in 54 seconds via armbar. That makes it six pro MMA fights and six pro armbar submissions for Rousey.
And here's...Read more »
Miesha Tate and Julie Kedzie put on one of the best fights of the year Saturday night at Strikeforce in San Diego.
Kedzie scored a pair of knockdowns in the third round, this after she dominated Tate in the first round and nearly got submitted in the second round.
Opening the third round, Showtime broadcaster mentioned that Strikeforce fighter Liz Carmouche was live-tweeting from cageside.
"Amazing...Read more »
Cris "Cyborg" Santos, suspended until December for a positive drug test, has been making the rounds of late saying things about Ronda Rousey, the Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion who defends her title Saturday against Sarah Kaufman.
In the video above, Cyborg is polite as she breaks down the Rousey-Kaufman bout. (Polite in the sense that she completely dismisses Kaufman...Read more »
They may look tough when the main camera is on, but when it's just the backup camera, well, things are a little different.
Gone are the hard stares, the clenched jaws and the flexing of facial muscles that only appear when you're trying to look tough.
"My left arm pit smells, so I apologize," Sarah Kaufman said.
"You can't smell a video it's all good," Ronda...Read more »