John Alessio talks upcoming fight with David Rickels, working w/ Dewey Cooper, more

John Alessio talks upcoming fight with David Rickels, working w/ Dewey Cooper, more

By Jody Kohn One of the new faces in the Mayweather Boxing Club is longtime veteran John Alessio.  He is now working on his striking skills with Muay Thai legend Dewey Cooper, who spends several days a week with his fighters in the gym owned by Floyd Mayweather Jr. We spoke with both fighter and […]

Casinos and Mixed Martial Arts: a match made in heaven?

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What do casinos and pro fighters have in common? They’re both in the entertainment business, of course. And like the business that it is, entertainment is all about networking and connections. Just like with boxing, casinos are a perfect venue for contact sports. Both parties stand to benefit from this relationship: Fights draw in large crowds and the venue […]

King Mo discusses Connecticut fans following his win over Cheick Kongo at Bellator 134

King Mo discusses Connecticut fans following his win over Cheick Kongo at Bellator 134

By Jody Kohn King Mo moved back to the heavyweight division on Friday night at Bellator 134.  And while he earned a split decision victory over Cheick Kongo, his performance didn’t sit well with many of the fans in attendance.  And they let him know it when the scores were announced. As he talked to […]

Mayweather Boxing Club responds to recent drug tests failures in the UFC

Mayweather Boxing Club responds to recent drug tests failures in the UFC

By Jody Kohn We spoke with some of the top guys in the Mayweather Boxing Club to get their thoughts on the recent rash of failed drug tests within the UFC.  Although they compete in different sports, all combat athletes suffer when the public starts to lose faith in their ability to keep clean. Of […]

Much to Lose, Little to Gain

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By: John-Paul Wolfe As we approach the main event of UFC 183, which marks the awaited return of two of MMA’s biggest stars, it is difficult to imagine the loser of Saturday night’s contest maintaining relevance in the sport. Both Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva are coming off back to back losses. Surely neither fighter […]

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 […]