BET series "The Iron Ring" Holds Tryouts
Earlier tryouts in New Jersey and Atlanta had been marred by negative feedback and some questions regarding the overall organization of the event, so it was with some trepidation that a number of fighters returned to make a second impression, and others flew in to Atlanta from far and wide to get a first shot at impressing the judges.
Sergei Kharitonov signs with K1, and joins Golden Glory Camp in Amsterdam.
You have probable already read that he joined Golden Glory with such fighters as Schilt and overeem, but now he signs with K1, from his website kharitonov.mmaru.de
"Sergey Kharitonov signed contract with K -1 Sergey Kharitonov it signed contract with the boytsovskoy league K -1. Sergey will fight at the tournaments by the mixed style Heros, and in the future and at tournaments K -1."
Frank Mir is His Own Worst Enemy
In June 2004, Frank Mir won the UFC Heavyweight Championship by breaking Tim Sylvia’s arm. But a tragic motorcycle accident three months later kept Mir out of the game for nearly two years and led to having the title stripped.
Clay Guida – Bringing the Lightning Bolts on Saturday
Clay Guida is under no illusions about what’s at stake when he steps into the Octagon at UFC 74 this Saturday night against PRIDE veteran Marcus Aurelio. But strangely enough, “The Carpenter” doesn’t feel pressure to even up his UFC record at 2-2 with a win; instead, he’s got that excited feeling that he’s just about to hit a hot streak.
Kid is back!
Norifumi Yamamato will be making his return against newcomer Bibiano Fernandes on the September 17th HERO'S card, which also features the middleweight Grand Prix finals.
For those who have been living under a rock, the '05 MWGP champion had left MMA for a run at Olympic gold in wrestling. However an unfortunate arm break crushed his chances at making the Japanese team for a shot in Beijing.
Brock Lesnar... Shut the Hell Up!!!
I was hoping I would never have to hear about Brock Lesnar again after news surfaced that he was dealing with pro wrestling agents after the MMA bout he had with Min Soo Kim on June 2nd at the K-1 Dynamite Show. But.. Brock just couldn't help himself.
Koscheck Willing To Be the Bad Guy
There are plenty of uncertainties regarding the welterweight title elimination bout between Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck at UFC 74 on Saturday at Mandalay Bay.
No one can be certain whether St. Pierre's claim to be mentally over his upset title loss to Matt Serra on April 7 is correct.
Ultimate Fighting Defender
Even as he walks from the practice field on a blazing hot Wednesday afternoon, his body so soaked with sweat that his fingers are pruning up, you get the feeling there are only two places Chris Hovan would rather be.
Title seeker Gonzaga faces icon in Couture
On the night that Gabriel Gonzaga stunned the world by knocking out Mirko Cro Cop, there was at least one man who didn't have to feign surprise. He happens to be the same man who will be staring across the octagon from the No. 1 title contender this Saturday at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
MMA as a Business
Kid Nate has a post over at Bloody Elbow about how MMA is progressing as a business. In it, he quotes from two different sources, but agrees with Lotfi Sariahmed of 411 Mania, who says: