Pat Barry announces leave from MMA, release from UFC contract
After long discussions with our client Pat Barry over the recent weeks, he has come to the decision that he will be taking an indefinite leave from competing in MMA. The UFC and Zuffa have been very gracious in releasing him from his contract and Pat is very grateful for everything they have done for him and his career.
“Over the past few fights I’ve just had this sinking feeling in my stomach whenever I have stepped into the Octagon and I realize, I DONT WANT TO WRESTLE. Not saying I will never do MMA again, but right now I just want to hit people. MMA and the UFC have been great to me and I will always support the company and the sport. I want to thank all my fans, sponsors and haters for being with me on this journey and I look forward to what future holds.” – HD!
“Pat and I have talked about this for a while now and with recent changes in the landscape of combat sports, he wants to explore some options and try to get back to his roots. He’s going to take a little time to clear his head and then we will explore our options. We will keep you posted on things as they develop.” – Brian Butler
MMA fighter Joe Camacho Dies
Kind of crazy, but this is going to start happening as our sports fighter's age. Not that 43 is a reasonable age for a heart attack mind you.
Guy was a true journeyman of the sport. Launched several careers in the Cali MMA scene, but never made it himself. Always down for a fight though.
Dana White: Sports Innovator of The Year
UFC President Dana White, for all his brash utterances and bullish attitudes as the driving front man of the Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation, is modest when it comes to personal success.
But he was humbled after being named the most innovative person in sport by leading industry publication Sports Business International.
Sports Business International subscribers, along with an expert judging panel, awarded White the title of Sports Innovator of the Year 2013...
Ronda Rousey doesn’t give a damn about her bad reputation
What happened to Ronda Rousey, the person of multitudes?
Before she took the coaching stint on The Ultimate Fighter 18, it felt as though she could literally do no wrong. Rousey was the first women’s UFC champion. She was on glossy magazine covers and became the apple of many media outlet’s eye. There were movie roles to mull over, and sponsors, and television appearances -- the basic spoils of sudden stardom, which she coyly embraced. I called her the Royce Gracie of women’s MMA before she fought Liz Carmouche at UFC 157, because it felt like she was pioneering a movement for future generations.
Then she showed up to Vegas and, instead of finding Cat Zingano, whom she was supposed to spend the next six weeks with, there was Miesha Tate, her arch-nemesis with batting eyes like the purring cat that swallowed the canary.
This somewhat sadistic -- and perhaps unfair -- surprise was all it took to curdle the milk...
Shane del Rosario in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest
UFC heavyweight Shane del Rosario is in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest on Tuesday.
"Shane had a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse at home on Tuesday morning," del Rosario's manager Jason House told MMAFighting.com via a prepared statement. "He was brought to the hospital in full cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated in the emergency room back to a stable heart rhythm and blood pressure. He is currently in the coronary care unit critically ill.
Heath Herring starts fight promotion in Argentina
For the last five years, it’s become increasingly hard to tell Heath Herring from a red herring. The "Texas Crazy Horse" spent a dozen years in the cage facing the full scroll of heavyweight giants in Pride and the UFC before a vague contract dispute with the latter sort of sent him off like a tumbleweed down the 101 freeway towards Hollywood.
Since that night five years ago in Minneapolis, back when he was bull-rushed and battered by Brock Lesnar at UFC 87, he has been cast as the prototypical bad guy in every kind of B-film known to never touch the silver screen. He went onto the World Series poker circuit, and ebbed and flowed with the cards that came down the river. He became a stuntman...
Tito Ortiz Spy Cam Footage Casts Doubt on Jenna Jameson's Parenting
Unbeknownst to adult film actress Jenna Jameson, her ex, Tito Ortiz had been filming her every-move through several hidden camera’s in the house they once shared.
With children and a highly publicized break-up, the two public figures still look to impose their rights to the children they share custody of.
This video (above) greatly damages the parental claims of Jameson and if used in court could seal the deal in Tito’s custody battle with his ex.
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.
Joe Rogan Blasts 10 Point Must System In MMA
“Scoring is very flawed. It’s flawed in a bunch of different ways. The biggest reason it’s flawed is because of the 10-Point Must system which was adopted from boxing. That might work in a 12-round fight. 12, three minute rounds is very different than three, five minute rounds. Three, five minute rounds, you’re going 10-9 on rounds that either guy could win and then the next round a guy could get taken down, busted up, dropped, and you score that a 10-9 as well. That makes no f—ing sense. The system in place right now, the scoring system, is from boxing and they need to develop one just for MMA.
“The (athletic commissions) don’t do s—. It’s the same reason this C.J. Ross lady is still a f—ng judge, or was a judge, until she stepped down. The athletic commissions do a woefully inadequate job on several levels. The UFC can’t dictate who judges. the UFC can’t dictate who referees. The UFC can’t dictate what the rules are. They can’t do anything. They can work with the commission to try to give suggestions and come up with ways around problems, but ultimately it’s the job of the athletic commission.”
In search for life after fighting, Danny Downes remakes himself as an MMA writer
Danny Downes got the news in a text message. He'd been expecting it, and he thought he was ready for it, but he thought wrong.
This was the fall of 2011, a little more than a month after his second loss in as many attempts with the UFC. Before that he'd gone 1-1 in the WEC, beating the much-hyped Chinese import Tiequan Zhang via unanimous decision in the organization's final event.
But 0-2 in the UFC? "Danny Boy" could do the math. He knew he was likely on the chopping block, but the UFC's upcoming event in his hometown of Chicago that January gave him some faint hope. Maybe they'd keep him around for that. Maybe he'd get one more chance. Then he saw the text from his manager...
Josh Barnett Ready to Make the First Defense of the UFC Title He Won a Decade Ago
Josh Barnett will be returning to the UFC after an 11-year absence to take on fellow former heavyweight champion Frank Mir in Milwaukee on Saturday night.
With nine wins in his last ten fights, Barnett is clearly still a force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division. More than that, he believes he is still the champion because he hasn’t lost a fight in the Octagon since winning the title at UFC 36...