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UFC Quick Quote: 'Stefan Struve really needs to think about retiring'
UFC Heavyweight Stefan Struve hasn't even hit his prime and it may already be time to hang up his gloves for good. Outspoken fight physician Dr. Johnny Benjamin explains why. "Many people think, and Stefan will probably think, 'The doctor said I'm good to go, so I'll get right back in the gym and go at it,' but, even though we're great at healing bones, it's not so easy to heal the brain. How many times has he been knocked out? I know he's a young man, but he's been knocked out more than a few times. At some point, someone really needs to ask the question, should he still be fighting? That many concussions, so quickly, and at this young age ... a person has two types of age, chronological and physiologic age. Stefan's license may say he's 25, but in physiologic years, he's much, much older than that, with all the concussive force that he's sustained. I'm sure nobody will like to hear this, but Stefan Struve really needs to think about retiring. If it's not him that will make that decision, then Dana White needs to start talking to him about retiring. The question out there is how many sustained concussions is too many, and according to the latest literature that's coming out, the answer is starting to look like it's somewhere between two and three. That's where you start having permanent changes. Knowing that data, Stefan is definitely beyond that number, and someone really needs to initiate serious discussion with either him or his promoter that he probably needs to do something else for a living."
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 4:19PM by SmileR - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Brothers Make Pro MMA Debuts at MFC 37 Fighting Each Other in Brother vs. Brother Bout
The Maximum Fighting Championship announced on Tuesday that two brothers will fight each other in a professional bout at MFC 37 on May 10.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 3:50PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
JDS: 'Overeem is a joke'
Junior dos Santos tells Tatame.com that he "will have to be careful" against K1 champion Mark Hunt when they meet at UFC 160 in May in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has less kind things to say about the man who had to drop out of the bout, Alistair Overeem.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 3:48PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Don Frye accuses Frank Mir and Randy Couture of throwing Brock Lesnar fights
Former UFC tournament champion Don Frye accuses former UFC Heavyweight champs Frank Mir and Randy Couture of throwing their UFC fights with Brock Lesnar.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 3:42PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Derek Brunson vs. Ronny Markes set for UFC on Fuel 10
A pair of middleweights have been added to the UFC on Fuel TV 10 card in Brazil. Tatame reports that Brazil's Ronny Markes will face off against ex-Strikeforce fighter Derek Brunson on June 8th in Fortaleza. The event is also the season finale of TUF Brazil 2.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 11:33AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
A detailed timeline of the feud between Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz
Not many fights in UFC history approach the level of animosity that will be on display Saturday when Nick Diaz challenges Georges St. Pierre for the welterweight championship in Montreal. And the few that have, for the most part, came together in a timelier manner. Trying to keep up with the two welterweights’ feud over the past three years has been as difficult as thwarting a St. Pierre takedown attempt. Side effects of attempting to recount exactly how the two arrived at their UFC 158 meeting likely include headache and heartburn.
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 10:16AM by Bubbles - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Urijah Faber and Phil Davis Launch Promotional Platform for Amateur Fighters
UFC fighters Urijah Faber and Phil Davis announced the official launch of MMADraft.com on Monday, a platform created for martial artists by martial artists to generate opportunities and exposure for combat sports athletes at the amateur level. Backed by pros that know what it takes to get ahead in the competitive world of mixed martial arts, MMADraft.com provides amateur athletes with valuable tools and resources to help them excel in every aspect of their fight career...
Submitted Mar 12, 2013 9:25AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
James Te Huna replaces Ryan Bader, faces Glover Teixeira at UFC 160
Ryan Bader (15-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has been forced to withdraw from a planned UFC 160 matchup with Glover Teixeira (20-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC), and James Te Huna (16-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) has agreed to fight in his place. UFC officials today announced the switch. UFC 160 takes place May 25 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Submitted Mar 11, 2013 10:02PM by Budgellism - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
After ironing out ‘discrepancies' with Dana White, Mark Hunt ready to ‘test his mettle' against dos Santos
While the first 'Rally for Mark Hunt' failed, the second edition proved to be a resounding success. Much to the delight of his "Army of Doom," Hunt replaced an injured Alistair Overeem against former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos as the co-main event of UFC 160. Though the journey wasn't as straightforward as the result. Despite the "Super Samoan" immediately campaigning for the vacant shot at dos Santos, UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter that Hunt had turned the fight down. It wasn't until days later, after White posted an ominous tweet that described a positive phone conversation he had with Hunt, that the fight was officially booked...
Submitted Mar 11, 2013 8:59PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Bantamweight Erik Perez signs new six-fight deal with UFC
Mexican bantamweight prospect Erik Perez (13-4 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has signed a new six-fight deal with the UFC. Perez's management team at VFD Marketing today announced the new contract, which is set to earn "Goyito" $18,000 to show with an additional $18,000 win bonus on the line for his UFC 159 matchup with Johnny Bedford. The announcement also said Perez's income will "see significant increases" following each octagon victory.
Submitted Mar 11, 2013 6:27PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chael Sonnen on the simplicity of successful MMA wrestling....
Chael Sonnen, UFC middleweight turned light heavyweight as well as an NCAA All-American in wrestling, goes in-depth in this interview to explain why some elite wrestlers find difficulty transferring their skills, what the current state of wrestling in MMA looks like, which camps are the best at converting elite wrestlers into MMA fighters, which style of wrestling best translates into actual fights, why a simple but highly effective wrestling game is really all anyone needs and so much more.
Submitted Mar 11, 2013 4:24PM by Chael_Sonnen - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Martin Kampmann wants summer fight with Tarec Saffiedine or Nick Diaz 'After GSP beats him up'
UFC welterweight contender Martin Kampmann doesn't have a fight lined up yet, but he has a couple of former Strikeforce fighters in mind as possible opponents.
Submitted Mar 11, 2013 11:15AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Joe Lauzon recovering from substantial scar tissue, targets summer return
Veteran UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon has been on the sidelines since December, and his return is still at least three or four months away. But there's a good reason he's been limited in the gym.
Submitted Mar 10, 2013 2:15PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Karlos Vemola vs. Caio Magalhaes added to UFC on Fuel TV 10
Middleweights Karlos Vemola and Caio Magalhaes are set to battle at UFC on Fuel 10 in Brazil, in what is surely a "loser leaves town" matchup.
Submitted Mar 10, 2013 2:12PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC flyweight Ulysses Gomez signs deal with California-based Pandemonium
Ulysses Gomez's release from the UFC this past month may have come as a little bit of a surprise, but he won't waste much time getting back on the horse looking to fight his way back to the promotion after signing with a California-based promotion.
Submitted Mar 9, 2013 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Rashad Evans speaks out in favor of gay marriage
After signing his name to a brief being sent to the US Supreme Court, Evans explains his views on marriage equality.
Submitted Mar 9, 2013 11:18AM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Demetrious Johnson undergoes successful shoulder surgery
Demetrious Johnson's road back to the Octagon has already begun. The UFC flyweight champion told MMAFighting.com that he underwent successful right shoulder surgery at a Seattle hospital on Thursday. "It went well," he wrote via text message. "They found three tears in the labrum and cleaned them up." The torn labrum injury forced Johnson, 26, to withdraw from his scheduled title defense on April 13 against John Moraga...
Submitted Mar 9, 2013 9:14AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mark Hunt vs Junior dos Santos is on for UFC 160
All's well that ends well for Mark Hunt. A day after UFC president Dana White said Hunt turned down a fight against Junior dos Santos at UFC 160, "The Super Samoan" got the fight he wanted following a phone conversation with White Thursday night.
Submitted Mar 9, 2013 8:10AM by Playground_Samurai - 36 comments
Filed under: UFC
Din Thomas vs. Georgi Karakhanyan added to April's Legacy FC 19 event
A featherweight matchup between nine-time UFC veteran Din Thomas and four-time Bellator MMA fighter Georgi Karakhanyan is the latest addition to April's Legacy FC 19 event.
Submitted Mar 8, 2013 10:54PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
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