Dan Henderson – A Long Trek from Mobile to London
A lot has
changed since the last time Dan Henderson stepped foot into the UFC Octagon to fight. Back in 1998, the two-time Olympian was pretty new to the sport of mixed martial arts, having just fought twice in a Brazilian tournament 11 months earlier.
"Babalu" Releases Statement
To My Family, Friends, Fans and Sponsors:
Since UFC 74, I have wanted to speak publicly about my fight with David Heath (Pictures). I waited to do so, however, out of respect for the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Zuffa, Inc. and Dana White. After all, it is their efforts that have legitimized Mixed Martial Arts in the sports world and I realize that my conduct has unintentionally hindered those efforts. For that, among other things, I am deeply sorry.
Rizzo Stops Monson; Horn Taps Out
The main event featured Jeff Monson (Pictures) and Pedro Rizzo (Pictures), both previous challengers for the UFC heavyweight belt, in a true clash of styles with the former Abu Dhabi grappler meeting the former kickboxing champ in a fight that the potential of being a barnburner or a snore fest. Luckily there wasn't any snoring since Monson curiously chose to stay up and throw with Rizzo in every round.
Report: Alan Belcher Lands New Four-Fight Deal
UFC middleweight Alan Belcher (10-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who’s posted UFC victories over Jorge Santiago and Sean Salmon, has scored a new four-fight deal with the organization.
The news comes from The (Biloxi) Sun Herald.
The deal assures that the UFC has solid talent locked up for its thin middleweight division.
Bodog Available In Canada
BodogFight announced that it has partnered with Score Media Inc. to extend the reach of its mixed martial arts programming in Canada. BodogFight will be on “The Score” starting Sept. 4 with its BodogFight: Costa Rica Combat series.
Pode Pegar! News From Brazil
Wanderlei Silva has been the number one topic in the last two weeks in Brazil. He is receiving a lot of criticism from the Brazilian fans. Wanderlei left Brazil to get his own team and put himself in an odd position when American press announced that he was training with Randy Couture.
Mixed Martial Arts Is The Ultimate Challenge
Scattered across a mat-covered floor, a dozen figures are locked in combat. One pair — Cpl. James Tomko and Spc. Josh Winter — are a frenetic whirl of movement. Feet and fists weave a chaotic tapestry of arm bars, submission holds and leg locks.
The Assassin’s Creed – Be Exciting
The clinch. In boxing, it’s a chance to take a breather, to stall until the referee breaks you, and to maybe get in a couple of mosquito shots – annoying, but not debilitating.
Five Ounces of Pain: Couture's greatest hits
If you're sick of all the public displays of affection from the media toward UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture, then you might want to stop reading. This is yet another column about how Couture defied the odds and once again proved the oddsmakers wrong with his third-round TKO over Gabriel Gonzaga during UFC 74 last Saturday.
Jujitsu, known as “the gentle art,” has exploded in popularity during the past decade largely because of mixed martial art leagues such as the Ultimate Fighting Championships and the Pride Fighting Championships. Here in Tracy, a living legend is teaching his family’s own brand of the martial art.
Taking Sacrifice to a Whole New Level
Nobody questioned Brett Ludeke when he walked into his office with a fresh black eye. Even if somebody asked him how he had gotten it, he wouldn't have been able to tell them. He had no idea who punched him; there were too many possibilities.