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Michael Bisping details robberies, near-death experience on Hawaiian vacation
(https:)
It’s an all-too-often told horror story: You, or someone you know, went on vacation in an exotic spot and fell victim to a robbery. Or, worse, a near-death experience goes down during some sort of outdoor activity. Michael Bisping, for his part, went through both during what seems to be some sort of cursed trip.
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:45AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Pat Barry recalls battles with addiction, hurting Rose Namajunas’ career, and getting sober
(https:)
For Pat Barry, everything came crashing down because of a pizza. It was last July and he had finished a sparring session with Brock Lesnar in Alexandria, Minn. and wanted to eat, and what’s a little pizza without a drink? Especially when the locals are spending their time side-eyeing you, wondering what in the hell you’re doing there?
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:43AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
 
Alistair Overeem says Fedor Emelianenko is not the greatest heavyweight ever: He fought cans and declined to fight me
(https:)
One of the biggest questions that has persisted throughout combat sports history is how long is too long to stick around? The nature of the fight game, blunt force trauma to the head, means that it’s better suited to young men but the reality is that aging veterans and legends of the sport often have a hard time letting go, often to their detriment. Most recently, these questions about when to walk away have surfaced regarding two of MMA’s all-time greats: B.J. Penn and Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 12:48AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
 
Curious about PFL's 2018 tournament format? Carlos Silva breaks down the road to $1 million
(mmajunkie.com)
The PFL debuts tonight in Daytona with one of four fight cards through the rest of the calendar year that will serve as warm-ups to the real thing in 2018. And the real thing is going to be something very different from what MMA fans are used to, according to CEO Carlos Silva.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 5:08PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Gokhan Saki plans on fighting for UFC title in 2018, vows to ‘knock the f*ck out of’ foes
(https:)
Gokhan Saki, he of 100 kickboxing matches, doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who picks opponents. That will carry over into the UFC, he told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I’ll fight everybody,” Saki said “The biggest, the smallest, the heaviest. Same weight. For me, I really don’t care who I’m gonna fight. I’m only really interested in myself. I don’t really care about other fighters. Sooner or later, I’m going to knock the f*ck out of them anyway. So, the order doesn’t matter to me.”
Submitted Jun 18, 2017 11:05PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
 
Mark Hunt: ‘Crock of sh*t’ that ‘cheater’ Alistair Overeem was allowed IV before UFC 209
(mmafighting.com)
Earlier this year, Mark Hunt faced off against Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 amidst a sea of controversy regarding Hunt’s relationship with the UFC. At the time, Hunt was — and still is — in the midst of taking the UFC to court over the way the promotion handled Brock Lesnar’s entry into UFC 200 and subsequent drug testing failure. Hunt spent much of the lead-up to UFC 209 heavily criticizing the UFC while repeatedly pointing out how the organization matched him up, once again, against a foe with a murky history of PED use in Overeem.
Submitted Jun 5, 2017 10:02PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Mighty Mouse speaks out against Dana White and the UFCs bullying and unfair treatment
(https:)
Demetrious Johnson has had enough. On the cusp of making history, the UFC flyweight champion, who is one title defense away from becoming the most successful champion in UFC history, has provided MMA Fighting with an exclusive statement (below) about his current relationship with the UFC. Over the past month, the UFC has attempted to book Johnson in a title fight versus bantamweight contender TJ Dillashaw, however, Johnson has resisted that idea.
Submitted Jun 5, 2017 7:10PM by FKA - 17 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
Luke Rockhold encourages fellow middleweights to stand ground, tell UFC 'f*ck you'
(mmafighting.com)
Luke Rockhold has lost just once in the last four years, and yet he’s nowhere near a title shot. That’s because the man who beat him 11 months ago, Michael Bisping, is waiting for his next challenge in the form of Georges St-Pierre, and that fight isn’t expected to take place until sometime after October. Needless to say, the former champion Rockhold — who lost the title to Bisping at UFC 199 last June — doesn’t know his current bearings, especially with Yoel Romero sitting idly as the No. 1 contender and Robert Whittaker fast-emerging behind him.
Submitted May 10, 2017 12:08AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Dana White on McGegor vs Mayweather: ‘We Just Lost Our Date’
(mmaweekly.com)
Although UFC president Dana White has been fairly consistent in saying that a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor isn’t even close to being signed, on Saturday night, he admitted that they did have a target date for the fight… until Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin took it.
Submitted May 8, 2017 12:29AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
 
Cruz: DJ would do ‘great’ against Garbrandt and Dillashaw
(mmafighting.com)
For now, the top of the UFC bantamweight division appears to be a three-horse race between current UFC champion Cody Garbrandt, the man challenging for the title next, T.J. Dillashaw, and the man with the most decorated reign in the division’s history, Dominick Cruz. But a fourth horse could soon enter the race in the form of Demetrious Johnson, the reigning flyweight king who sits only one title defense away from breaking the coveted UFC record held by Anderson Silva, and has talked extensively in the past about moving up to 135 pounds for a superfight once that record is his. As the only person in that quartet to have fought the other three members, that gives Cruz a unique perspective on Johnson’s chances against the best that bantamweight has to offer. And Cruz thinks “Mighty Mouse” would do just fine if he ever decides to make the move.
Submitted May 7, 2017 8:43PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Top Bellator prospect Aaron Pico explains why he wanted to fight veteran in pro MMA debut
(mmafighting.com)
There will be no slow build for Aaron Pico. Few would blame Bellator for giving Pico a showcase fight in his pro MMA debut. One of the top prospects in the history of the sport should be booked very carefully. But Pico wasn’t having any of it — he wanted a veteran right out of the gate...
Submitted Apr 29, 2017 8:36PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews
 
Henri Hooft says Anthony Johnson’s post-MMA career ‘has to do with football’
(mmafighting.com)
Anthony Johnson may not be aiming to be the next great linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams, but according to Johnson’s longtime head coach Henri Hooft, the next career for the newly retired UFC light heavyweight contender still has something to do with the gridiron. “I’m not going to go into details, because I don’t know the real details, but everybody sees his (social media) pages and it has to do with football,” Hooft said Monday on The MMA Hour. “I don’t know, I didn’t really discuss the details, but he seems to be busy with this for awhile and enjoying it. It has something to do, totally different than with MMA, and I think if you really want to stop fighting, you really need to step away from it, because if you keep hanging in there, you’ll probably get lured back in there.
Submitted Apr 10, 2017 11:52PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson's biggest regret? 'Even starting this sport'
(mmajunkie.com)
Things got very real when, in a particularly profound display of his trademark honesty, Quinton Jackson told ESPN’s “SportsCenter” that he regrets even kicking off his distinguished 17-year MMA career. “I would have to honestly say that my biggest regret is even starting this sport,” Jackson said. “I gained a lot of fans, I made a lot of money, but I feel like I lost my family. I don’t see them. I don’t know them. My parents are getting older, and I’m living in California, away from them. I have my own family here, my kids and stuff, but I miss my cousins, my parents, and my sisters and brothers.”
Submitted Mar 26, 2017 11:56PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Floyd Mayweather on Dana White’s offer for Conor McGregor fight: ‘He’s a f*cking comedian’
(mmafighting.com)
Yeah, you’re probably going to have to do better than that, Dana. Floyd Mayweather’s response to Dana White’s financial offer for a bout between Mayweather and Conor McGregor was vintage “Money May.” White said Friday on “The Herd” that he’d give Mayweather and McGregor both $25 million and the pay-per-view revenue would be split. “He’s a f*cking comedian,” Mayweather said when approached in the passenger seat of an SUV by TMZ...
Submitted Jan 14, 2017 1:52PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
 
Interview with Scott Coker from Tel Aviv....lots of info
(bloodyelbow.com)
Alot of info from future fights, to the future of the Hw Division ,to general mma stuff.
Submitted Nov 10, 2016 8:59PM by FKA - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews
 
Floyd Mayweather says he's the biggest name in MMA and boxing, no longer pursuing Conor McGregor fight
(mmamania.com)
The pound-for-pound best boxer in the world recently told Fight Hype that his attempts to make the dream fight happen didn’t go anywhere and now he’s moving on. "I tried to make the fight happen between me and Conor McGregor. We wasn’t able to make the fight happen, so we must move on. It’s so crazy that ya’ll talk about fighting Conor Mcgregor. Now there are so many fighters in boxing that want to fight Conor Mcgregor. But I was the first, once again. I feel honored to be the biggest name in MMA and in boxing and I don’t even compete no more. That’s so great. That’s the great thing about my career."
Submitted Sep 21, 2016 1:43PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Dana White says CM Punk 'probably shouldn't have his next fight in the UFC'
(mmafighting.com)
On Saturday night, after almost two years of buildup, CM Punk finally made his walk to the Octagon to fight Mickey Gall. The walk lasted longer than the fight itself. When the opening bell sounded, Punk charged across the cage; Gall changed levels, took him down, and choked him out in just a touch over two minutes. It was a complete drubbing. Though Punk did successfully avoid one submission, he landed no significant strikes and absorbed a healthy number of them in return. And it looks like he may never get to land one. Speaking with Fight Network's John Pollock after the event, UFC President Dana White said that the UFC "probably" won't have Punk fight again.
Submitted Sep 12, 2016 3:05PM by Five-Alive - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Tito Ortiz on possible fight with Fedor Emelianenko: 'Let the beatings begin!'
(mmafighting.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz says he would like to fight Fedor Emelianenko but wants to do so at 205 pounds. Edit: not on if it will happen, but if it did does anyone think that Ortiz would stand a chance?
Submitted Sep 1, 2016 1:48PM by jae_1833 - 7 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Frank Mirs B test came back positive
(phoneboothfighting.com)
Its at around 35mins when they talk about his test. In this interview from his own mouth Mir says he had the b sample tested but it came back the same as far as trace metabolites..... He goes on to say he believes tainted meat is the cause.....haha Not like Frank was on trt in his eary 30's or anything.......oh wait lol. As an athelete you are responsible for what goes in your body. So looks like Frank will retire (bummer i love watching him being seperated from consciousness)as he said before if the test came back positive thats what he'd do. Imo it was gods will......you don't speak ill of the last emporor lol
Submitted May 11, 2016 5:49PM by FKA - 29 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
Muay Thai champ Tiffany van Soest says she’s ‘one or two years away’ from breaking out in MMA
(mmafighting.com)
After making her name as a champion kickboxer under the Lion Fight banner, winning titles in two separate weight classes, Tiffany van Soest is looking to expand her horizons. The 27-year-old "Time Bomb" recently signed deals with the kickboxing promotion Glory, as well as an MMA deal with Invicta FC. She competes May 13 at the Glory 30 Super Fight Series against Emma Hasshass in Los Angeles. And, though an opponent hasn’t been named as of yet for her Invicta FC debut -- which will double officially as her MMA debut -- van Soest says the fight will take place on Sept. 23.
 
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