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It all started with a serious staph infection. Then, Chris Trammel was in what seemed at the time to be a benign scooter accident. Now, though, the GLORY kickboxer is in serious condition at a hospital in Thailand without many answers as to how or why.
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UFC lightweight T.J. Grant is a happy man these days. He hasn't fought since May of 2013, when he stopped Gray Maynard with strikes at UFC 160. He never was able to take advantage of his promised title shot. Really, it's not clear where his career is or what's left of it after a concussion essentially derailed his entire fighting career.
According to Grant - now a father of two after his wife had another baby last week - that isn't ideal, but maybe the way things have to be. He's got other priorities that need attending to right now. Fighting, while he still loves it, just isn't at the top of the list.
Gray Maynard is searching for an answer to help break out of an ugly four-fight UFC losing skid and get his first victory since June 2012.
It appears he thinks a drop to the featherweight division will be the solution.
A fighter in Maynard’s position faces a crossroads, with the option to hang up his gloves and move on from the sport, or do anything necessary to get back on track. It appears Maynard will do the latter; he stated on Twitter that he plans to get back in the octagon sooner than later, but this time it will be in a new weight class
Tsuyoshi Kosaka, a Japanese pro wrestler who was the only fighter to have beaten Fedor Emelianenko before 2010, has been crossed off the list of potential opponents for Emelianenko's comeback fight on New Year's Eve.
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Dong Hyun Kim (no, not that Dong Hyun Kim) is a late addition to next week’s UFC Fight Night 79 lineup.
Not to be confused by the UFC welterweight of the same name who, coincidentally, also is scheduled for UFC Fight Night 79, ”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (13-6-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced injured Hyun Gyu Lim (13-5-1 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and now meets fellow 170-pounder Dominique Steele (13-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the event, officials today announced.
Brian Foster lost his first tournament match, but that didn't stop him from becoming the WSOF lightweight tournament champion.
During his first fight, Foster (25-8) faced Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Joao Zeferino. Foster quickly took the fight to the mat, where he scrambled with his opponent Zeferino just to land in the 50/50 position. There, the Brazilian submitted Foster with a vicious heel-hook. And in just one minute and 47 seconds, Foster was out of the tournament.
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MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET)
Kelvin Gastelum (171) vs. Neil Magny (171)
Ricardo Lamas (146) vs. Diego Sanchez (145)
Henry Cejudo (126) vs. Jussier Formiga (126)
Enrique Marin (170) vs. Erick Montano (169) – ‘TUF: Latin America 2’ welterweight final
Enrique Barzola (155) vs. Horacio Gutierrez (154) – ‘TUF: Latin America 2’ lightweight final
Efrain Escudero (156) vs. Leandro Silva (155)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Taylor Lapilus (136) vs. Erik Perez (136)
Bartosz Fabinski (170) vs. Hector Urbina (171)
Scott Jorgensen (135.5) vs. Alejandro Perez (135.5)
Gabriel Benitez (145) vs. Andre Fili (145)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Alvaro Herrera (171) vs. Vernon Ramos (170)
Cesar Arzamendia (155) vs. Polo Reyes (155)
Valmir Lazaro (155) vs. Michel Prazeres (156)
One of the biggest challenges for a mixed martial arts fighter is surviving the rigors of training camp.
The uncertainty makes for many a fight postponement, and former Bangor-area fighter Ray “All Business” Wood now has experienced both sides of that frustration within the last two weeks.
Jon Jones is getting both his body and his troll game back into top form.
The sport's best pound-for-pound fighter posted a photo to Instagram on Tuesday showing off a ripped physique and hinting at a return to the Octagon...
UFC Fight Pass announced on Thursday a new promotional partnership with the Omaha, Neb.-based Victory Fighting Championship promotion.
Fight Pass will acquire the rights to the tape library of the company, which dates back to 2002, and on Friday, Jan. 29, will be airing Victory 47, the company's next live event. The show will be headlined by Anthony Smith (23-11) vs. Elvis Mutapcic (15-3) for the company's vacant middleweight title, starting at 10 p.m. Eastern...
Bellator 146 weigh-ins took place today, and there were no surprises as every fighter made weight for their bout.
The weigh-in took place at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla., which also hosts Friday’s event. The main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie...
WSOF 25 goes down tomorrow night in Phoenix, but one fighter entered into the promotion's eight-man, one-night tournament and one reserve fighter have been forced to withdraw just 24 hours before their scheduled bouts. According to MMA Fighting, both Brian Cobb and Benny Madrid are out.
What do we know about the financial health of the UFC? We know the company has seen its revenues rise steadily over the years, from $4.6 million in 2001, the first year under Zuffa, LLC's management, to $522 million last year. At the same time, we have seen the company's long-term debts also rise, from zero bank debt in those early years to its current $535 million debt load. Neither debt nor revenue tells us much though about its current financial condition. Are they profitable, and if so how profitable? Are they solvent and able to meet their obligations? Without more data, revenue and debt do little to answer these questions.
All are very interesting and well worth the read.
The lineup is set for next month’s Titan FC return to Kansas City for its third event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.
Titan FC 36 takes place Dec. 18 at Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The main card will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, six-fight UFC veteran Tim Elliott (12-6-1) puts his flyewight title on the line against Pedro Nobre (17-1).
The complete Titan FC 36 card includes:
Tim Elliott vs. Pedro Nobre – for flyweight title
Anthony Gutierrez vs. Andrew Yates
Zak Bucia vs. David Michaud
Zach Freeman vs. Jason Witt
Kevin Croom vs. Cody Stamann
Dave Burrow vs. Grant Dawson
Gerald Meerschaert vs. TBA
Aaron Ely vs. Nick Mamalis
Jack May vs. Chase Sherman
Brian Davidson vs. Chris Pecero
Ian Lujan vs. Jose Torres
Julian Marquez vs. Cameron Olson
Brian Camozzi vs. Josh Tulley
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a lot of things. One thing he hasn’t been known for is his generosity. But people change, apparently, and now Floyd sounds like he’s on Team Ronda Rousey, despite the two jabbing at each other in the media for the past couple years. Seems legit.