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King Mo: I am a Better Boxer than ‘Rampage’ Jackson
Muhammed Lawal discusses his upcoming clash with Quinton Jackson at Bellator MMA “Alvarez vs. Chandler 3” with TJ De Santis.
Submitted Mar 17, 2014 9:55PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews
Johny Hendricks Interview – UFC 171, Call of Duty and TRT
The #1 ranked UFC welterweight Johny Hendricks recently took some time to talk with PunchDrunkGamer about his upcoming fight at UFC 171 against Robbie Lawler, the recent ban on TRT, medical marijuana, Call of Duty and more. Enjoy!

PDG: When they were letting fighters use TRT, the commissions were still treating medical marijuana and recreational use of marijuana like a performance enhancing drug (PED). What is your opinion on that and should fighters be able to use medical marijuana? Johny Hendricks: Here is the thing, marijuana is still illegal in how many states, 50 out of 52! So your sitting there and knowing that it is illegal basically everywhere and so I look at that situation a little bit differently. I don’t know all of the facts about it but I do know that for one thing it can help you stay relaxed and calm. So that could give a fighter an edge going into a fight because if you were stressed, you could smoke a little bit, calm down and potentially give you an advantage going into the Octagon because you could have the mindset of “well I am not to worried about this fight”. Whereas your opponent could be really stressed out and it could cause him to make a mistake that costs him the fight. That brings us back to the TRT issue, what does it do to your body? Does it make 18 again?
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 4:59PM by nwowolfpack - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Daniel Cormier Talks Wrestling Etiquette, UFC Future and the 2014 US Freestyle World Cup
Cormier says Hendricks was the "Most Hated Wrestler in College" but that he will beat Lawler and also talks about his UFC 170 fight plus who his next opponent will be.

Daniel Cormier, a two-time Olympian in men’s freestyle wrestling and an undefeated star with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, will serve as the Honorary Captain of the 2014 U.S. Freestyle World Cup Team. The Official Radio Partner of PunchDrunkGamer, Takedown Radio recently caught up with Cormier for this exclusive video interview, enjoy!
Submitted Mar 12, 2014 1:13AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Ovince St Preux Shoots on UFC 171, Nikita Krylov and MMA Current Events
Ovince St Preux Shoots on UFC 171, Nikita Krylov and MMA Current Events

PDG: Onto some recent events in MMA. Gilbert Melendez got a new deal after tempting free agency. During that whole ordeal Bellator got a little attention out of it because they were the next option for him. How much do you think Bellator is actually competition to the UFC? OSP: As of right now, not really. They do have a lot of good fighters. But as of right now, no. There are always going to be other organizations out there. The thing is, if Bellator was to sign Gilbert then the 155 weight class would have been stacked. But at the same time, the UFC knows how to make good business decisions. That is why every year they are the number one organization in the world. I am blessed to be fighting for them too. At the end of the day, that is why they have to do what they do. PDG: Speaking of other recent events, what are your thoughts on the banning of TRT? OSP: Honestly, with TRT and stuff, I don’t get in to it. I am training myself to be the best that I can. I just leave that alone. I don’t need it in my system, I don’t need anything like that. They say I can’t take it, so I don’t take it. That is point blank. If it is bad and they say it is so, then it is bad. There are plenty of supplements out there that always come out that are supposed to be the next best thing. Everybody says, “Ok, I am using it.” The next couple of months down the road, it gets banned. Every single year there is a new supplement that is introduced and then banned. This is going to continue to happen within sports. But at the same time, I know what to take and what not to take.
Submitted Mar 11, 2014 3:33AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Melvin Guillard Slams London Opponent Michael Johnson: “He Ain’t No Gangster, That’s for Sure”
Melvin Guillard unleashes about his former training partner and upcoming UFC Fight Night 37 opponent Michael Johnson.
Submitted Mar 5, 2014 11:11PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Robert 'Bubba' McDaniel: I'm a really big head case
Robert “Bubba” McDaniel describes himself as a head case, and it’s easy to see why.
Submitted Mar 5, 2014 7:47PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
Georges St-Pierre Walked Away Due to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre walked away from fighting and relinquished his title following his UFC 167 title defense againstJohny Hendricks in November 2013.  He recently sat down with CBC and revealed that his decision to take a hiatus from fighting was due to obsessive compulsive disorder.
Submitted Feb 25, 2014 6:31PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Cris Cyborg plans to drop to 135 pounds, 'retire' Ronda Rousey by end of year
Before Ronda Rousey enters the Octagon on Saturday night, her rival Cris Cyborg had some strong words for the UFC women's bantamweight champion. In a prepared statement to 'Inside MMA' on Friday, Cyborg vowed to defeat her by the end of the year.
Submitted Feb 22, 2014 5:16AM by jjeans - 27 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Georges St-Pierre wants to 'attack the system'
Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre had quite the interview with Michael Landsberg of TSN's Off The Record. When the discussion quickly steered towards his concerns over an expanding culture of performance enhancing drug use in MMA, St-Pierre says he isn't interested in a witch hunt. Although he refuses to name names, St-Pierre believes he's faced at least a few opponents using some sort of steroid. "I can not answer this question, but there [are] a lot of people on drugs," says St-Pierre. "I'm never sure 100%. The reason is I don't want to accuse any individual. If you accuse one individual 20 others will arrive. What I want to attack? I want to attack the system. I don't want to attack the individual. People have to understand, I don't want to attack the UFC. I'm one of the guys that stands for the sport, stands for the UFC. I want to do that to help the brand, help the sport. I'm one of the guys that fights for the legitimacy of my sport...
Submitted Feb 19, 2014 10:51PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Kajan Johnson responds to Tyler Manowaroa's release from UFC
I feel in my heart that it is important to shed some light on this week’ earlier events, regarding Tyler Manawaroa’s “racist instagram photo.”
Submitted Feb 12, 2014 1:07AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Rafael dos Anjos on Khabib Nurmagomedov: 'I'm going to shut him up'
UFC lightweight Rafael dos Anjos discusses his new opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, and he says he's going to "shut him up".
Submitted Feb 9, 2014 5:55PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Junior dos Santos explains his training at Nova União: 'I think this is evolution'
Junior dos Santos explains that he is still a part of Team Nogueira, even though he has moved to Nova União for the purpose of "evolving."
Submitted Feb 6, 2014 11:59AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
Coach Roach: Dana White dragged GSP down
The ex-UFC champ's boxing coach says that UFC boss beat down a depressed St-Pierre and that if there was any alternative he'd tell GSP to fight somewhere else.
Submitted Feb 5, 2014 11:45PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
Alan Belcher talks about taking time away from MMA to heal and practice Jiu Jitsu
It's not quite retirement, but Alan Belcher is taking a long break from UFC competition to do something he loves, practice Jiu Jitsu.
Submitted Feb 1, 2014 4:51PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Dana White: 'I used to beat the living s--t out of Tito Ortiz'
Dana White might be (mostly) done with the boxing business, but that doesn't mean he doesn't still love the sport. White treated the media on Wednesday to a screening of his new boxing reality show 'The Fighters', which will air on the Discovery Channel on January 23rd. After the screening, however, White took questions from the media and addressed an old incident with former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 4:27PM by prophecy033 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Rousey: Ugly bone breaks are just part of the game
The UFC women's Bantamweight champ has a blase attitude about broken bones in the Octagon and she wouldn't hesitate to snap the arm of a foe who won't tap.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:26AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Hackleman tried to get Chuck to stop banging
John Hackleman of The Pit was Joe Rogan's guest on the Joe Rogan Experience and he revealed that he'd been trying to get Chuck Liddell to change his fighting style before Liddell finally retired.
Submitted Jan 23, 2014 2:23AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Jones: UFC Title Beats Super Bowl Ring
Jon Jones is one of three brothers, all who compete in professional versions of their chosen sport. For Chandler, a member of the New England Patriots, there is no question about who is the most successful member of the Jones' clan.
Submitted Jan 17, 2014 7:28PM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Mayhem Miller threatens to punch Steven Hawking right out of his wheelchair
Former UFC middleweight Jason Miller, who was arrested multiple times last year before getting into a scuffle with Uriah Hall, claims he has "legitimate offers" to return to mixed martial arts (MMA) following his 2012 retirement. To train for his upcoming fight, "Mayhem" plans to punch Steven Hawking right out of his wheelchair and then armbar him, because the paralyzed physicist cannot adequately defend submission attempts. Alllllllrighty then.
Submitted Jan 14, 2014 5:26PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: Interviews
WSOF’s Marlon Moraes open to proposed Dantas fight, believes UFC challenges may lie in future
Marlon Moraes is quickly establishing himself as one of the top bantamweights in the game. But in order to be considered as the best, Moraes knows he must defeat fighters ahead of him in the rankings, and most of those fighters reside in the UFC.
Submitted Jan 13, 2014 11:32AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
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