Randy Couture Guest Speaker for Packers
Fox Sports today rolled out a fantastic article about Randy Couture coming into the Packers locker room at the behest of one of his biggest fans….Brett Favre. That’s right folks, one of the best QB’s in the NFL today looks to the darling of mixed martial arts and current UFC heavyweight champion, Randy Couture for inspiration. Despite what has happened between the UFC and Couture in recent weeks, no one can deny the storied career of Randy, and how, at his age, he is still making strides for his career. ...
Robbie Lawler injured, not defending ICON Title Belt
Lawler tore a tendon in his right arm during training, forcing him to sit on the sidelines without activity for at least six weeks. The EliteXC and ICON Sport middleweight champion was supposed to defend his ICON belt against Hawaiian slugger Kala Kolohe Hose.
Griffin to be next TUF coach
The promised big announcement during the live finale of season six of The Ultimate Fighter reality show on Spike TV was revealed. What was it? Dana White came on and spoke with Joe Rogan to announce that Forrest Griffin will be one of the coaches of season seven of The Ultimate Fighter reality show.
Dana also called Griffin the new number one contender and said that he will be fighting the other coach at the end of the season.
No Bull: 'El Matador' Shines at TUF Finale
The showdown had been billed and labeled as a potential fight of the year candidate. Most mixed martial arts insiders figured the stylistic matchup between lightweights Roger Huerta and Clay Guida was a recipe for fireworks, a guarantee that fans would receive an early Christmas gift.
Both Huerta and Guida made the pundits look like experts.
In a fight that was as exhilarating as it was dramatic, once-beaten contender Huerta was forced to muster the strength of 10 tigers to score an unbelievable come-from-behind victory early in the third round.
411 MMA Fact or Fiction 12.08.07
Are Nogueira and Sylvia the best choices for the UFC Heavyweight Title fight? Will the UFC be on network TV in the spring of 2008? Will John McCarthy one day be in the UFC Hall of Fame? Can Roger Huerta take the next step against Clay Guida? All of this and more in the latest edition of 411 MMA Fact or Fiction.
Matt Hughes To Publish His Life Story
Matt Hughes is set to publish his biography this January. The book will be titled, "Made in America: The Most Dominant Champion in UFC History," and will be published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment in the USA and by Pocket Books in the UK. Check out the publishers description of the book below:
“If you know anything at all about mixed martial arts and the UFC, then you know the name Matt Hughes. With devastating slams and ground and pound - and nine championship belts to his credit - Matt is the most dominant fighter in UFC history.
Sean Sherk to keep title. Edit - They have now done the right thing and stripped him of it.
Sean Sherk will keep his title after all. According to Steve Sievert of Brawl Sports, the UFC has confirmed that Sherk will remain their lightweight champion.
UFC president Dana White has gone back and forth on whether he would strip Sherk of his title were he to lose his appeal to the NSAC. First, White told Yahoo!Sports' Kevin Iole that Sherk would keep the title regardless of the outcome of his appeal, then a few days later, White backpedelled on those comments stating during a conference call that Sherk would probably be stripped of his title if he were to lose his appeal.
A "Big" Move-McCarthy Retires, Heading To Broadcast Booth
Legendary MMA referee "Big" John McCarthy retired as an official today, ending a 13-year career that began at UFC 2. He will now work as a commentator/broadcaster for The Fight Network, but will continue lending his officiating expertise to the sport.
All the best to Big John, he's going to do an excellent job broadcasting but it won't be the same in UFC without "Let's Get It On!" before a couple fights every event.
The first Death in MMA
The death of Sam Vasquez marks the first death as a casualty of a regulated MMA. Sherodg followed this up with a recounting of another MMA death from an unsanctioned MMMA bout
Douglas Dedge: Revisiting The First MMA Fatality
Although Sammy Vazquez was the first MMA fatality in a regulated fight, Douglas Dedge was actually the first known MMA-related fatality although his fight was unregulated. After Vazquez' recent death, Sherdog revisited the Dedge story through stories and interviews from 2003 & 2004.
Huerta-Guida: Beauty and the Best
Roger Huerta hasn’t tasted defeat in his last 16 fights, and will always have the claim to fame of being the first mixed martial arts fighter on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
But there are two types of stars in MMA. There are those who become stars by winning high-profile matches. And there are those who become stars because of marketability. Like Kimbo Slice, Brock Lesnar, Bob Sapp and Gina Carano, a lot of critics will say Huerta fits into the latter category.
TUF 6: Lowest-Rated TUF Ever
Continuing a decline of 3 straight installments, The Ultimate Fighter 6 saw its average rating drop to the franchise's lowest-ever: 1.1. Ratings were also down in the key age demographics that advertisers heavily target.
CSAC Denies Mahood Appeal Hearing
MMA fighter Bill Mahood was to have his one-year suspension from a failed drug test at September's Strikeforce event heard this week by the CSAC, but he was late in filing the paperwork and thus was scratched from the schedule this past Tuesday.