Paul Walker awarded BJJ black belt
Paul Walker, star of The Fast and The Furious, who died recently, was posthumously awarded his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In addition to his acting credits and charity work, Walker was an avid BJJ student, reaching
the rank of brown belt before hsi death. His teacher, Ricardo Franjinha Miller, gave Walker’s father a black belt in the actor’s honor.
NSAC head sees no cause for concern with scoring in St-Pierre vs. Hendricks fight at UFC 167
The Nevada State Athletic Commission’s executive director remains confident in the performance of his officials despite another controversial set of scores at UFC 167.
In the headliner of the UFC’s 20th anniversary event, judges Tony Weeks and Sal D’Amato handed down tallies of 48-47 in favor of Georges St-Pierre, who retained his welterweight title over Johny Hendricks. A third judge, Glenn Trowbridge, saw the fight as 48-47 for Hendricks...
ADCC 2013 'Beijing' brackets released for Worlds tournament
Brazilian-inspired bracketology! Check out the field for the upcoming ADCC 2013 Worlds submission wrestling tournament that takes place this weekend at Ditan Gymnasium in Beijing, China.
The world's premier no-gi submission wrestling tournament, Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC), starts up tomorrow (Sat., Oct. 19, 2013) and continues through Sunday (Oct. 20, 2013) at Ditan Gymnasium in Beijing, China. Occurring once every two years, Brazilian jiu-jitsu enthusiasts have been impatiently waiting for this event since 2011's explosive competition.
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Mehdi Baghdad to YouTube highlight creators: Please take them down
Mehdi Baghdad has traveled the world to become not only a skilled martial artist but a powerful mixed martial artist as well.
Along the way, from France to Algeria to Brazil to California, he has achieved another goal: He trains with his boyhood MMA hero, Dan Henderson, at Team Quest.
His next goal is more of a request to those who have included the impressive videos of him on YouTube: Please take them down.
"It's on YouTube, and people Google me, and no one will fight me," Baghdad told MMAjunkie.com. "I can't understand."
MFC's Breast Cancer Awareness Night!
Maximum Fighting Championship had a "breast cancer awareness" night at MFC 38 - Behind Enemy Lines. The fighters' gloves were all pink, and the 3rd rope of the MFC ring was also the breast cancer supporters' choice color. Smilen Sam Alvey is even auctioning off his gloves from his Successful Middleweight Title bout, all proceeds are going to Breast Cancer Foundations. For info find him on twitter @SmileSam or check out MFC's website.
Vinny Magalhaes nixes retirement plans, meets Jeff Monson in November
Vinny Magalhaes has decided against retirement after all.
Magalhaes (10-7, 1 NC) has agreed to meet Jeff Monson (49-15-1) in a heavyweight bout on Nov. 9 in Hawaii, the fighter confirmed with MMAFighting.com. The fight will be a part of the Global Warrior Challenge 2: USA vs. Brazil event.
"I never really thought of retiring," he said. "I made those comments within 24 hours after I had lost a fight, so I was still a little frustrated, and I was being too emotional with my responses. That's why I haven't said a thing since. I needed to clear my mind before starting to speak about my next moves."
Nik Lentz used Fight of the Night bonus money to pay for father's life-saving surgery
The telephone rang on Christmas Eve, as Nik Lentz was headed to a friend's home for a holiday party. He saw the phone number of his manager, Monte Cox, appear on his caller ID.
Lentz, a UFC fighter, wasn't expecting to hear from Cox. When he saw who it was, he briefly wondered why he'd be getting a call from Cox on Christmas Eve.
Perhaps, he thought, Cox was calling with holiday wishes. Or, he surmised, Cox had a fight offer to present that might have been good news.
Lentz answered and Cox's familiar voice came on the line.
But this was not a pleasant call, definitely one that Cox did not want to make...
Tito Ortiz Makes Surprise TNA Wrestling Appearance, Joins Rampage Jackson on Impact
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz followed friend and former trainer partner Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s footsteps all the way to Bellator MMA, but he didn’t stop there. Just like Rampage, Ortiz also made the move to TNA Wrestling’s Impact.
The hot internet rumor just a few short days ago had Bellator putting Rampage up against Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing match on pay-per-view opposite the UFC’s year-end extravaganza that features Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva II and Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate II...
Nick Diaz pays final installment of UFC 143 fine, CSAC awaits WAR MMA paperwork
Nick Diaz is settled up with the Nevada State Athletic Commission but still owes California following his first venture as an MMA promoter.
Diaz recently paid $19,500 to the NSAC in the third and final installment of a $79,500 bill owed to the commission for his second marijuana suspension, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer wrote in an email to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
However, he has yet to submit a final report and pay taxes to the California State Athletic Commission for War MMA, which took place June 22 in his home town of Stockton, Calif...