MMA’s Battle of the Boxers

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By John-Paul Wolfe With the meteoric rise of MMA, many martial artists and other combat athletes have been given an avenue to pursue their fighting passion professionally. Prior to the 1990’s very few people knew what MMA was and those who were exposed to it for the first time were turned off by the brutality […]

Has DC Earned a Shot at the Title?

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By: John-Paul Wolfe There is no argument as to whether or not Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier is one of the sports budding stars, he certainly is. Rather, the question is has he done enough to receive a title shot assuming he remains inactive in the interim. Having gone 2-0 at 205lbs does not make a strong […]

Jeff Mayweather talks about the King Mo “loss” to Rampage

It’s hard to argue that Rampage Jackson beat King Mo

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By Jody Kohn Saturday night in Memphis, perhaps the biggest fight in the history of Bellator took place.  And there is little room to argue that when the hand of Rampage Jackson was raised, it became the most controversial decision in the history of the organization. To most observers, fans, journalists, and fighters alike, Mo […]

Jeff Mayweather headed to Florida to work with King Mo

Jeff Mayweather headed to Florida to work with King Mo

By Jody Kohn Jeff Mayweather is headed to Florida to work with Mo Lawal as he prepares for what could be the biggest fight of his career. On May 17, 2014, King Mo will take on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at the first ever Bellator pay-per-view.  The fight will give the winner a chance to fight […]

The Eagle Soars Closer to a Title Shot

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By John-Paul Wolfe Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagamedov continued his winning ways at UFC on Fox 11, dominating his toughest test to date in Rafael dos Anjos. Khabib’s latest one sided victory extended his record to an ultra-impressive 22-0 (6-0 in the UFC). Although the 25 year old Dagestani is relatively inexperienced against the top lightweights […]

Jeff Mayweather talks King Mo, Ryan Martinez and Roy Nelson

Jeff Mayweather talks King Mo, Ryan Martinez and Roy Nelson

It has been a tough past five months for boxing and MMA trainer Jeff Mayweather.  A battle with diabetes has left him weakened, and forced him to miss a substantial amount of time in the gym.  Of course missing that time has left his fighters scrambling to make up for the hole in their coaching […]

Melendez waits to see what the UFC’s next move is

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Bjorn Rebney hopes that his prize recruit, Gilbert Melendez, will be officially signed and ready to go by this spring. Melendez (22-3) announced that he had signed a multi year deal with Bellator this past week.  The UFC, however, has the right to match that offer as part of his previous agreement with that organization. […]

Unbeaten prospect Danny Morales talks about his time on “Combate Americas”

Unbeaten prospect Danny Morales talks about his time on “Combate Americas”

We spoke with talented young fighter Danny Morales at the press conference to announce the upcoming debut of the new MMA reality series “Combate Americas.”  The new series will target the largely ignored to this point Latino audience, and will air on Mun2. Campbell McLaren, the series creator, said that although he couldn’t get into […]

Real Life Rocky? Black Fedor vs. The Barista

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By: John-Paul Wolfe With Rashad Evans sidelined indefinitely after suffering a knee injury in training less than two weeks out from his highly anticipated bout against Daniel Cormier, it appeared that the two time Olympic wrestler, Cormier, would be without an opponent and off of the February 22nd UFC 170 card. Not surprisingly, Chael Sonnen quickly stepped […]

“Combate Americas” looks to offer a fresh twist on MMA reality television

“Combate Americas” looks to offer a fresh twist on MMA reality television

There will be yet another offering in the world of MMA reality television, as the co-founder of the UFC, Campbell McLaren, brings “Combate Americas” to Mun2 in late February.  What makes this show a little different is that it is specifically targeting the Hispanic audience, which many feel is a demo that has been ignored […]

Thiago Silva arrested in South Florida following police stand off

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UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva was arrested late on Thursday evening, after he barricaded himself into his South Florida home. He was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated battery, and placed into jail in Broward County. According to multiple reports, Silva was involved in an altercation at Pablo Popovitch Mixed Martial Arts Academy in […]

Travis Browne vs. Fabricio Werdum to headline UFC on Fox 11

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UFC on Fox 11 will feature a heavyweight title eliminator as its main event when Fabricio Werdum takes on the white hot Travis Browne. UFC president Dana White announced the decision on Thursday during a media scrum.  The fight had been previously announced, however, it had not been declared the five-round main event until yesterday. […]

Chris Leben calls it a career

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Following 22 fights inside the UFC’s octagon, middleweight Chris Leben has decided to call it a career. Rising to fame as one of the colorful (literally and figuratively) competitors during the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, Leben leaves the sport with a respectable record of 22-11. “It’s slowly registering,” Leben (12-10 UFC) told MMAjunkie. “But […]

Eddie Alvarez to meet Michael Chandler at Bellator spring pay-per-view

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For the third time, Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler will meet inside a Bellator cage.  This time, it will be at the first ever pay-per-view for the promotion. During a conference call on Monday, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney revealed the plan.  There was no date or location announced for their fight.  The 10th season for […]