The Absurdity of Recreational Drug Testing in MMA

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By John-Paul Wolfe No good can come from discovering that Nick Diaz used marijuana or that Jon Jones had cocaine in his system a month out from his title defense. As long as fighters are not competing while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the athletic commissions and promoters should discontinue their investigation into […]

Be happy about the signing of CM Punk

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By John-Paul Wolfe For the MMA fan who yearns for the days of Pride FC when the unordinary was par for the course and wild ideas still came to fruition, the UFC’s signing of former pro-wrestler CM Punk should spark a warm feeling of nostalgia. Does Mr. Punk deserve to fight alongside the best martial […]

King Mo on Daniel Cormier’s loss to Jon Jones at UFC 182- “No One Is Unbeatable”

King Mo on Daniel Cormier’s loss to Jon Jones at UFC 182- “No One Is Unbeatable”

By Jody Kohn We caught up with King Mo outside the Mayweather Boxing Club to get his thoughts on the loss by Daniel Cormier to Jon Jones at UFC 182. King Mo and Daniel Cormier have worked together closely in the past, including preparation for this fight. For more exclusive videos from Pro MMA Insider […]

Jon Jones is the favorite over Cormier, but should he be?

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By: John-Paul Wolfe With all the hype surrounding this weekend’s contest between 205 lb champion Jon Jones and undefeated challenger Daniel Cormier, much of the focus has been on the personal feud between the two combatants. Although the extracurricular shoving, punching, trash-talking and shoe throwing will undoubtedly help sell the fight, it likely won’t have […]

UFC looking to start the year off in style as Jones vs. Cormier headline UFC 182

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Typically, the UFC launches the new year with a massive card featuring many of the biggest names in the organization.  As 2015 rolls in, the card they are offering for UFC 182 might not have the depth of some previous efforts, but at the very top of it, there is perhaps the most highly anticipated […]

King Mo talks Tito Ortiz, CM Punk and the new Bellator

King Mo talks Tito Ortiz, CM Punk and the new Bellator

By Jody Kohn We caught up with light heavyweight contender King Mo to get his take on all the recent happenings in MMA.  Of course for Mo, he has his eyes on a fight with Tito Ortiz.  Unfortunately, according him, Ortiz would never accept the fight, knowing that he has little chance to win. Another […]

ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS NOW COMPLETE

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LIGHTWEIGHTS ARIEL SEXTON AND WILLY NI SET TO COLLIDE UNDEFEATED POLISH MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST MICHAL PASTERNAK TO BATTLE PORTUGAL’S RAFAEL SILVA ONE-NIGHT FLYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT TO CROWN REGIONAL CHAMPION 15 December 2014 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), has finalized the fight card for […]

Dewey Cooper chimes in on the Duke Roufus controversy

Dewey Cooper chimes in on the Duke Roufus controversy

By Jody Kohn We caught up with decorated Muay Thai fighter and trainer Dewey Cooper to get his take on the controversy currently surrounding Duke Roufus and his training methods.  Recently, an amateur fighting at one of his shows died as a result of injuries sustained at one of his events, and that led to […]

Matt Peterson, the man who brought MMA to Maine, re-elected to the House

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The man who was heavily involved in the legalization of MMA in Maine, Matt Peterson, was re-elected to the state’s House of Representatives yesterday. Peterson managed to grab 68.8 percent of the vote against Terrance Magee in Maine House District 115.  He was first elected to the House of Representatives back in 2008. The year […]

Jorge “Macaco” Patino will battle Eric Reynolds in a live NBCSN televised lightweight contest at WSOF 15

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LAS VEGAS (Nov. 3, 2014) — A lightweight (155 pounds) contest between legendary MMA pioneer and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo black belt Jorge “Macaco” Patino (35-15-2) of Houston, Texas and battle-tested finisher Eric “It’s a Wrap” Reynolds (18-8) of Bradenton, Fla. has been added to the live NBCSN televised portion of the highly-anticipated World Series […]

WSOF 16: Palhares vs. Fitch set for Dec. 13

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Welterweight Championship Main Event: Champion Rousimar Palhares vs. Challenger Jon Fitch Featherweight Championship Co-Main Event: Champion Rick Glenn vs. Challenger Lance Palmer LAS VEGAS (Oct. 28, 2014) — World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) announced today a highly-anticipated, welterweight (170 pounds) world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) main event showdown that Bleacher Report has dubbed a […]

Main Event Set for One FC: Warrior’s Way

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BIBIANO FERNANDES DEFENDS ONE FC BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST UNDEFEATED DAE HWAN KIM BRANDON VERA MAKES HIS DEBUT AGAINST IGOR SUBORA 30 October 2014 – Manila: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), will return to Manila with its largest fight card to date on 5 […]

UFC backs expanding sports betting in the U.S.

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A second executive of a prominent professional sports league is publicly supporting expanded legalized sports betting in the United States. UFC Executive Vice President and COO Lawrence Epstein told ESPN on Thursday that, with proper regulation, expanded legalized sports betting in the U.S. would benefit all sports. “I think it will enhance the game as […]

Four fighters fail post fight drug tests at Bellator 127

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Four fighters who competed at Bellator 127 on Oct. 3, in Temecula, Calif., failed post-fight drug tests. Keith Berry, Nick Moghaddam, Rob Emerson, and Fernando Gonzalez were the fighters whose test results came back positive. The California State Athletic Commission revealed the test results to Sherdog.com on Friday. All 22 fighters competing at Bellator 127 […]

How are the Main MMA Promotions Digital Services Performing?

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As the hyperbole surrounding MMA continues to whip round the sport like a tornado, fans thirst for more information on their favorite promotions is heightening. With more exposure, comes more money and the ability to market their product better. But how are the big four performing when it comes to their actual digital services? In […]