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Despite activity of fellow UFC Hall of Famers, Randy Couture 'comfortable' in retirement
It’s been more than three years since Randy Couture hung up his gloves following his final MMA bout. And while he believes he could still hold his own if forced into competition, the 51-year-old is plenty happy in his post-fighting life.
Submitted Oct 22, 2014 8:46PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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'I love Twitter!' Mayhem Miller court video surfaces, explains social media SWAT standoff
"I love Twitter.... Number one was my own personal safety — I just wanted to make sure that everything [went] without a hitch. Unfortunately, there was some trouble…. I don’t want to get into details about the case — I’m sure that there will be a time to tell everything. But, right now, I just want to go through the process…. I’m completely innocent. It’s unfortunate. And, like I said, I will prove my innocence in a court of law."
Submitted Oct 22, 2014 12:21AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
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Back at head of New Jersey commission, Larry Hazzard reinstates instant replay
Recently reappointed as the head of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board, Larry Hazzard is bringing back instant replay to combat sports events.
Submitted Oct 20, 2014 7:32PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Royce Gracie on Eddie Bravo: ‘Do this rubber guard stuff and I’ll punch you in the nose’
Royce Gracie and Eddie Bravo had an altercation earlier this year, moments after Bravo's Metamoris 3 match against Royler Gracie. Seven months later, the heat is still there.
Submitted Oct 20, 2014 3:53PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Strikes and Serves: PEDs, Cocaine, and the ubiquity of drug abuse in tennis and MMA
In the third instalment of the Strikes and Serves series, BloodyElbow's Karim Zidan compares and contrasts the worrisome trends of drug/PED abuse in MMA and tennis.
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 11:54PM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
After matchup approval delays, Swedish MMA Federation seeks to clarify, improve process
While Sweden has become an annual destination for the UFC, the promotion’s most recent visit to the Scandinavian nation didn’t come without a little hurdle with the governing commission. Swedish MMA Federation officials hope to change that moving forward.
Submitted Oct 19, 2014 11:16AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Iranian wrestling world champion Aliakbari training for MMA career at AKA Thailand
Amir Aliakbari becomes the first world class Iranian wrestler to pursue an MMA career
Submitted Oct 18, 2014 4:19PM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Wanderlei Silva honors PRIDE FC and indicates MMA return: 'The monopoly is coming to an end'
The Axe Murderer teases a cage come back and prophesies the end of UFC "monopoly."
Submitted Oct 13, 2014 8:04PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Anyone watching Kingdom?
Just started watching the show this morning. It's about an MMA school with Nick Jonas starring in it. Joe Stevenson and Cub Swanson are in it as well and looks like it may end up being a solid show.
Submitted Oct 13, 2014 9:09AM by Wallass - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
Takedown in Guillotine paralyzes another fighter
Sad to see something like this happen. There has been a rare but continuing string of catastrophic injuries caused by executing a takedown while in a Guillotine. (photos no video)
Submitted Oct 9, 2014 11:11PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Ex-boxer Pawel Wolak not licensed as MMA fighter by Illinois, off Oct. 11 card
Nothing is more critical in combat sports than fighter safety. Part of ensuring fighters are safe is making matches between fighters with similar skill sets. Former boxer Pawel Wolak planned to debut as a mixed martial artist on Oct. 11 on the American Predator Fighting Championship 17 event at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Submitted Oct 9, 2014 5:45PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Video: Fighters weigh in on how to rid MMA of PEDs
It has come to be expected at this point: A few weeks after an MMA event wraps up, we hear about the latest fighter busted for performance-enhancing drugs.
Submitted Oct 8, 2014 2:27AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
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UFC, 'TUF 13,' Bellator vet Shamar Bailey announces MMA retirement
Approaching 30 pro fights, Indianapolis-based fighter Shamar Bailey has announced his retirement from MMA.
Submitted Oct 7, 2014 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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53-fight veteran John Gunderson withdraws from Bellator 128, retires from MMA
Veteran MMA lightweight John Gunderson is hanging up his gloves after more than a 12-year run fighting in promotions such as IFL, WSOF and the UFC.
Submitted Sep 30, 2014 9:08PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Adidas announces partnership with UFC middleweight Luke Rockhold
NEW YORK/PORTLAND, Ore -- After his first round submission of Tim Boetsch at UFC 172 in Baltimore, MD this past April, Luke Rockhold, the number five middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), knew that he needed to find a sponsor that would provide him world class equipment to keep him protected in training as he waits for the UFC to provide him with his next opponent.
Submitted Sep 29, 2014 10:36PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
At 38 years old, heavyweight Sean McCorkle calls it a career
Heavyweight Sean McCorkle is retiring from competing in mixed martial arts. "Big Sexy" appeared on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour to make it official.
Submitted Sep 29, 2014 10:32PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Nick Diaz pleads Not Guilty on two DUI charges
Diaz faces a total of eight charges, including DUI, DUI with an alcohol or drug level above .08, unsafe speed for prevailing conditions, failing to appear after written promise, driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest.
Submitted Sep 26, 2014 3:51PM by GDPofMPG - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Former UFC Greats Back Wanderlei Silva's Testimony on Fighter Mistreatment
Wanderlei Silva is taking a stand against the UFC, and given the response by former champions and longtime contenders, he is not alone. The former Pride and UFC legend shocked the world on Friday by releasing a video on his YouTube page officially announcing his retirement from MMA. According to Silva, the UFC took away his desire to compete, and he was hanging up his gloves for good after an 18-year run.
Submitted Sep 23, 2014 3:21PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
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