Anthony Hamilton Believes ‘Inconsistent’ Todd Duffee Wants to Make Statement at UFC 181
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Approximately seven years ago, Anthony Hamilton watched in awe from his seat at the Mandalay Bay Events Center as Chuck Liddell outbrawled Wanderlei Silva and Georges St. Pierre submitted Matt Hughes as part of a star-studded UFC 79 card.
At the time, Hamilton was little more than an athletic big man who had only recently begun to dabble in mixed martial arts. His professional debut was still nearly three years away. That night, as he sat next to his wife, Hamilton allowed himself to dream of what it might be like to punch the clock alongside a St. Pierre or Liddell.
For MMA's few committed vegans, dietary challenges are worth the rewards
Thanksgiving can be a rough time to be a pro fighter – especially if you happen to have a fight coming up.
The threat of a looming weight cut has ruined many a holiday feast for many a fighter, but one small group thinks it’s figured out something important about diet and lifestyle, and gorging on turkey and heavy gravy is no longer even a question.
ONE FC champ Bibiano Fernandes: 'The rankings don't matter to me'
Traditionally, the goal for MMA fighters is to prove they’re the best. ONE FC featherweight champion Bibiano Fernandes doesn’t care about that.
Fernandes (16-3) takes great joy from being a professional fighter, but said he’s not concerned with proving to the world that he’s No. 1. What he is concerned with, though, is winning to support his family.
Woodley reacts to Ferguson rioters
Ferguson, Missouri has recently been in the news following the shooting on Aug. 9 of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer, and most recently for a Grand Jury's decision not to indict the officer.
Ferguson is also where UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley grew up.
Ben Rothwell: Increased drug testing in MMA has led to increased injuries
While it seems like ages ago now, at this time last year Ben Rothwell was mired in what he calls the "lowest point" of his career. Rothwell, a veteran heavyweight who at the time had been prescribed testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone in the aftermath of a dramatic Aug. 2013 win over Brandon Vera. The UFC acted swiftly, handing down a nine-month suspension that had the 33-year-old agonizing over his wrong turn.
Erick Silva won’t leave X-Gym, but plans on training at Jackson’s MMA in 2015
Scheduled to meet former RFA welterweight champion Mike Rhodes at UFC Fight Night 58 on Dec. 20 in Barueri, Brazil, Silva was forced to change his plans of training at Jackson’s MMA. A training partner of the likes of Anderson Silva and Ronaldo Souza at X-Gym, the welterweight was hoping to train at Greg Jackson’s team this year, but since the UFC offered him a fight in December, he won’t be able to train in Albuquerque until early 2015.