Five Ounces of Pain: An interview with Urijah Faber
Mixed martial arts has come under greater scrutiny now that it's attracting more mainstream media attention. Pundits who criticize the sport usually resort to the ignorant stereotype that mixed martial artists are Neanderthal-like bar room brawlers who never made it past high school and don't possess any true skill.
Is Pride Really Finished?
I just noticed a post on Zach Arnold's FightOpinion.com where he talks about an online Japanese blog that reveals some very telling facts about the current state of the Pride Fighting Championships.
StrictlyMMA Preview: IFL Washington
The IFL enters the stretch run of their regular season with this Friday's card at the Everett Events Center in Everett, Washington. This card features matchups between two teams on the verge of playoff qualification and two that are on the verge of elimination.
The Los Angeles Anacondas are in the catbird seat in their matchup with the Seattle Tigersharks. The Anacondas need two match wins to clinch a playoff spot outright and one to clinch at least a tie (and their match winning time would make them a good bet to win the tiebreaker). To qualify, the Tigersharks must beat the Anacondas 4-1. A 3-2 victory would put them into the tiebreaker. As we’ll see neither scenario is likely.
On Upsets and Title Changes
You've heard a lot about the recent spate of upsets in mixed martial arts, which was punctuated by 4-1 underdog Houston Alexander's devastating 48-second thrashing of Keith Jardine at UFC 71.
Five Ounces of Pain: UFC light Heavyweight Crystal Ball
Before UFC 71, the UFC's light heavyweight division was the most stable of all the promotion's weight classes. The formula was fairly straightforward: Find a marketable opponent for then-champion Chuck Liddell, watch Liddell dismantle said opponent, and move on
Kimo Speaks On NEF's 'World's Toughest Man' Contest
Living legend Kimo Leopoldo, the undisputed superstar of New Era Fighting, has offered his opinion on what it's going to take to win NEF's "World Toughest Man" contest, as well as his feelings about the winner's chances against him in the anticipated $1,000,000 showdown.
Exclusive Interview w/ UFC Fighter Tyson Griffin
MMANews.com's Chris Howie caught up with UFC Lightweight fighter Tyson Griffin to discuss his upcoming bout at UFC 72 against Clay Guida, among a number of other topics. Below is a complete transcript of the discussion.
Marcelo Garcia K-1 bound
credit: the fight network
By Loretta Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu phenomenon and multi-time Abu Dhabi champion Marcelo Garcia has been announced as the newest acquisition of promoters Fight Entertainment Group, which hosts Saturday's K-1 "Dynamite!! USA" event at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
A longtime crowd favorite on the grappling circuit, Garcia will make his mixed martial arts on September 17 in Japan. No opponent has been named for Garcia yet; while the Brazilian, who grapples at 170 pounds, has not decided if he will fight down at 155-161 pounds or up at 183 pounds per K-1’s currently utilized weight divisions.
POSTED -- 06/01/07
UFC 73: Stacked - finalized fight card announced
UFC.com’s Thomas Gerbasi announced today that the full fight card for UFC 73: Stacked has been finalized. UFC 73 is scheduled for Saturday July 7, 2007 and takes place in Sacramento’s ARCO Arena. You can see the finalized fight card on UFC.com.
StrictlyMMA: K-1/Elite XC Dynamite Preview
Despite numerous card changes and the fact that FEG had trouble securing a promoters license, K-1/ Elite XC Dynamite will take place this Saturday. The card has been incredibly weakened from what was first rumored. Neither Josh Barnett nor Sergei Kharatinov will be participating. Gina Carano had to withdraw due to illness, which leaves the event without a women's match. Hong Man Choi was not medically cleared and is going to be replaced by Min Soo Kim.
The latest changes occurred with Antonio Silva withdrawing from his fight against Jonathan Wiezorek and Choi Mu Bae withdrawing from his fight against "Mighty" Mo Siliga.
However, the show's structure remains the same. Three fights will be shown on Showtime network and will be put on by Elite XC. This broadcast will lead into the Showtime PPV event.
Liddell Goes Down; UFC With Him?
This was the time for the UFC to breakthrough. It's most marketable star, Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell, had his Light Heavyweight belt on the line in one of the most hyped UFC events of all time.