An Upsetting Trend?
Eulogies were written for Buster Douglas before he ever stepped off the plane in Tokyo in 1990. A mid-card athlete with several KO losses on his record against mediocre competition, his résumé didn't seem to hint he could be a threat to America's bogeyman, the in-prime and seemingly indefatigable Mike Tyson.
From NFL To MMA
Johnnie Morton is conscious of the vital role he could play in bringing mixed martial arts to a wider audience. The first truly recognizable athlete to crossover from one of the four major professional sports leagues, Morton will make his MMA debut against Bernard Ackah (1-0) at K-1 “Dynamite USA!!” Saturday, June 2 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings Updated
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, May 9th. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the five major weight classes, as voted on by MMAWeekly.
Liddell, White have it covered
The smiling face of Chuck Liddell, holding his son, Cade, beams from the cover of the upcoming ESPN The Magazine. The UFC coverboy is being profiled by writer Allison Glock in the May 21 issue.
Back in Vegas, Dana White is smiling too.
Rich Franklin: I’m Fighting Yushin Okami at UFC 72
"With Martin Kampmann (15-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) off the UFC 72 card because of a knee injury, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin (21-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) has confirmed that he’ll instead fight Yushin Okami (20-3 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in the main-event bout."
Woot i will love this, i'm gonna say Okami will win by decision. It will be close. I don't want him to win but i don't think Rich will be able to do much if he gets taken down. Although he could do a A. Silva move and kick him in the face from his back and get DQ'd
Jk, it will be an exciting fight, and i want Rich to win but it will be hard.
Tim Sylvia: “I’m Used to the UFC Kicking Me Around”
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia says he’s used to the UFC treating him poorly, and that’s why he wasn’t offered an immediate rematch with Randy Couture, who defeated Sylvia at UFC 68 in March.
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The Great Fight North
Welcome to another edition of "The Great Fight North." Today, we talk to King of the Cage Canada promoter Pete Rodley to get his take on his organization's lambasting by the rival ECC and MFC promotions.
Black Lightens Load For June 12 UFC Debut
Miletich Martial Arts’ Jason Black (21-2-1) will make his Octagon debut at June 12’s UFC Fight Night in Hollywood, Florida, facing American Top Team’s Thiago Tavares (6-0) in a lightweight bout, The Fight Network has confirmed.
AM Update – MAY 8
MMA’S DISABLED LIST AND ITS REPLACEMENT KILLERS
There have been a trio of fighter injuries in the last few days effecting marquee match-ups in three promotions and we can reveal all the replacements to you this morning.
Chuck Liddell UFC Champ Turned Actor
If UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell isn’t careful, he might ease his way into becoming a household name in homes throughout the United States and abroad in the near future.
Max Kellerman a Possible “UFC on HBO” Commentator?
He’s been named a likely candidate by many sources, but based on his comments at this past weekend’s De La Hoya vs. Mayweather mega-fight, Max Kellerman might just be tapped as a commentator for the UFC events on HBO.
He was running his own company at the age of 17, but Greg Jackson laughs and concedes he didn't have much business sense. He didn't understand politics or how important relationships are at the grass roots level when trying to establish and grow a business.