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Tim Sylvia Weights in at Career High for Reality Fighting
I don't have a link, but word from weigh-ins for Reality Fighting at Mohegan Sun is that Tim Sylvia has weighed in at a career high of 371lbs for his main event bout against Juliano "Banana" Cuitanho. For your viewing pleasure, here is a list of pivotal Tim Sylvia weigh-ins throughout the last few years: UFC 61 2006: 258lbs Affliction 2008: 263lbs Moosin 2010: 305lbs Titan 16 2011: 311lbs One FC 2013: 271lbs Reality Fighting 2014: 371lbs He's gained 100lbs this year and is actually up 20lbs from his last training camp; a fight with UFC veteran Christian Morecraft that Morecraft pulled out of at last minute.
Submitted Jan 2, 2015 7:10PM by Svartorm - 20 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Latest Invicta FC fighter: Aspen Ladd
Invicta Fighting Championships announced Friday that it has added Aspen Ladd, 19, to the promotion's flyweight (125 pound) roster. Ladd is currently 8-1 as an amateur, and will be turning pro for Invicta.
Submitted Dec 26, 2014 6:54PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
Tito Ortiz claims UFC 180 did 80K PPV buys, and he fought Bonnar with one eye
Asked for his reaction to the ratings to Bellator 131, Tito Ortiz couldn’t help but have a little fun. “Ah, that’s it? Jeez,” Ortiz (18-11-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) joked about the fight card he headlined opposite Stephan Bonnar (15-9 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) that drew a peak viewership of 2.2 million for their fight...
Submitted Dec 24, 2014 11:40PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews, MMA Personalities
Jon Jones offended by new UFC promo
Apparently even Jones is offended by the things he says!
Submitted Dec 18, 2014 3:49PM by machodog76 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Robin Black give personal insight to 'Gossip MMA Media' and how they are ruining the sport
As I watch the gossip monger hold his microphone in front of a famous entertainer while hanging on every word in "anticipation" of his UFC debut (despite the fact that the famous entertainer has never sparred), I wonder how we got here. Mixed Martial Arts is such a beautiful sport. It pits the greatest athletes against each other in poetic mortal combat. It is the greatest sport on planet Earth. It is simple yet complex, violent yet elegant, terrifying yet inspiring. How did we get to the point that spectacle is more important than this incredible sport and art? I honestly blame the "journalists".
Submitted Dec 17, 2014 12:42PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
After scoring deal he couldn’t refuse, Nick Diaz wonders why he accepted fights against ‘mediocre level opponents’
When Nick Diaz retired in March 2013 fresh from dropping a lopsided unanimous decision to then-UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, he told reporters that the only fights to could coax him back into the cage would be a rematch against the Canadian or a superfight against Anderson Silva. At the time, Diaz's requests were largely scoffed at. This was a guy who'd lost two straight outings; he wasn't exactly in the position to barter for another big opportunity...
Submitted Nov 23, 2014 3:02PM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
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ESPN hires ex-UFC fighter/FOX Sports broadcaster Chael Sonnen
Chael Sonnen has found a new home for his broadcasting and analyst work. The retired UFC fighter and former title challenger, who was fired from his job with FOX Sports earlier this year, has signed on with ESPN as an MMA analyst. ESPN officials today announced the signing following an initial report from the AP...
Submitted Nov 11, 2014 10:14PM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
UFC vet Wanderlei Silva joins Bellator 131 pre-fight activities
The rift between Wanderlei Silva and the UFC is perhaps no more evident than now. As UFC 180 and Bellator 131 go head-to-head on Saturday, Silva today was announced as a special guest at this week’s Bellator fan and media events...
Submitted Nov 10, 2014 6:45PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
Joe Lauzon: Injuries Suck
I have been training for close to 15 years… and I have dealt with a LOT of injuries. I think as your knowledge of the sport grows as a coach and competitor, so does your knowledge grow of dealing with and training around injuries. At this point in my life, its not IS something going to hurt today but WHAT is going to hurt the most and how am I going to train around it.
Submitted Oct 24, 2014 5:44PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Mayhem being Mayhem again. Wanted for Stalking.
Looks Like Millers in serious hot water this time
Submitted Oct 9, 2014 4:22PM by machodog76 - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Vice Documentary on Rin Nakai - 'Road to the Future: Strength & Beauty'
This was made leading up to her fight with Tate, didn't see it anywhere so thought I'd post it. Very intriguing, gives good insight into her preparation for the fight as well who she is as an individual.
Submitted Sep 21, 2014 4:35PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Though he loves boxing, veteran commentator Mauro Ranallo won't leave MMA
Mauro Ranallo’s first big job in MMA was calling the fights for the now-defunct PRIDE promotion. He went on to became a defining voice of the sport, working for another series of high-profile promotions including EliteXC and Strikeforce, which also eventually folded in the fight to compete with the UFC.
Submitted Sep 19, 2014 1:02AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Thiago Silva free, all charges against him dropped.

Thiago Silva, the former UFC light heavyweight contender who was arrested in early-February and subsequently cut from the UFC, is once again a free man. A Florida judge dropped all charges levied against Silva stemming from an alleged altercation with Silva's estranged wife, Thaysa Kamiji, and her partner, Pablo Popovitch, outside of Popovitch's mixed martial arts school in Fort Lauderdale, MMAFighting.com confirmed on Thursday following an initial report by TMZ.
Submitted Sep 4, 2014 4:58PM by FlashyG - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Overeem Hopeful for Lesnar Rematch
Overeem is shooting for a rematch with Lesnar
Submitted Aug 2, 2014 11:57PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
UFC vet Chael Sonnen suspended two years for failed drug tests
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today handed down a two-year suspension and other punishments to now-retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen following a pair of failed UFC 175 drug tests.
Submitted Jul 23, 2014 4:22PM by prophecy033 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Sonnen fails second drug test due to HGH and EPO
Chael Sonnen tested positive for four banned substances earlier this month in a second random drug test administered by the Nevada Athletic Commission. Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar confirmed the news with MMAFighting.com.
Submitted Jun 28, 2014 10:01PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Hallman: Rousey is like ‘a 14-year-old boy trapped in a woman’s body’
Ronda Rousey is no stranger to the news, and while most news is related to her training, appearances, or talent in general, one too many stories involve anecdotes from coaches or fellow fighters detailing her strange out-of-the-ring behavior. Former UFC fighter Dennis Hallman gave an interview for MMA Crypt and spoke about Ronda and her time on The Ultimate Fighter.
Submitted Jun 25, 2014 6:01PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Chael Sonnen vs Andre Galvao Main Event at Metamoris 4
@FrontRowBrian To follow up on the Chael Sonnen vs Andre Galvao #Metamoris4 rumor I posted last night. That is now confirmed. Will be main event. Aug 9 LA
Submitted Jun 19, 2014 8:10AM by mentalcase - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
Wanderlei Silva admits to taking diuretics; punishment for refused drug test to be discussed at later date
Speaking through his lawyer, Wanderlei Silva stated at Tuesday's Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) meeting that the reason he refused to undergo a random NAC sanctioned drug test on May 24 is because he was concerned that the test would show the presence of diuretics in his system, which he claims to have begun taking along with anti-inflammatories prescribed by a UFC doctor in order to help him recover from a fractured right wrist he suffered in February while coaching The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.
Submitted Jun 17, 2014 8:53PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
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