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Glory 12 ratings on Spike: Glory 12 draws 476K, up 25% from Spike debut
Ratings are in for Glory 12, and the news is good. Get the full breakdown right here at Bloody Elbow.
Manny Pacquiao's bank accounts frozen following allegations of tax evasion
Looks like Manny Pacquiao's next fight won't be inside a boxing ring ... and the cash-strapped "Pac Man" may not have the money to hire an attorney.
UFCs Dana White to produce Boston-inspired boxing show, 'The Fighters' on Discovery Channel
UFC President Dana White will serve as executive producer for an upcoming Discovery Channel show, "The Fighters." It will mark the first time White has been involved in the sport of boxing as anything other than a fan in more than one decade.
Mike Tyson says he fought coked out for his biggest fights
Former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion, 'Iron' Mike Tyson reveals several shockers in his new tell-all book, stating that he was high on cocaine for his biggest fights, conducted an affair with his drug counselor and dined on lobster while incarcerated for rape.
Artur Kyshenko signs with Glory: Kickboxing veteran to fight at 77 kg
Glory has announced the signing of kickboxing veteran Artur Kyshesnko. Get all the details right here at Bloody Elbow.
Boxer Abdusalamov now on life support
Boxer Magomed Abdusalamov's condition has worsened. He is now on life support following last Saturday' s HBO fight with Mike Perez.
'ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit' lineup complete with addition of Moraes vs. Paiva
A flyweight matchup between prospects Adriano Moraes and Josh Paiva is the final addition to next week's "ONE FC 12: Warrior Spirit" event.
Glory 11 rating for Spike debut: 381,000
Get the ratings information here for Glory 11 Chicago live on Spike. How many people tuned in for the big Glory Spike debut? We have the information and what it means right here at Bloody Elbow.
Renzo Gracie, Eugenio Tadeu and the riot that got MMA banned in Rio de Janeiro
MMA is a popular sport in Brazil today, but that wasn’t the scenario back after Pentagon Combat in 1997. The sport was still growing, and the events basically matched fighters to defend their martial arts inside a ring. Jiu-jitsu dominated the scene, but the luta livre competitors wanted their revenge for their losses six years before. Pentagon Combat was created to feature more classic battles between jiu-jitsu and luta livre on Sept. 27 of that year, but the night didn’t end well...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:40AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews, Other Combat Sports
C.J. Ross, controversial Nevada boxing judge, to take leave of absence
C.J. Ross, the judge who blew two of the biggest fights in recent memory, has elected to take a leave of absence.
Boxer Adrien Broner on MMA: ‘I really don’t look at it as a real sport’
“I’m really not too big on MMA,” said Broner. “I really don’t look at it as a real sport because anybody can come into MMA and learn that. You can learn that. Listen, you can’t just come in to boxing and be a world champion. You’ve got to be born with it.” “Like you,” he said to the interviewer. “Right now, you can go into MMA, learn all the submission moves and be a world champion. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. I don’t give a f— what you do, you can try to come over to boxing, and you won’t ever be a world champion. I’m not disrespecting you, but I’m just saying, that’s how it works.”
Wrestling reinstated for 2020 Games
Seven months after losing its Olympic place, wrestling was reinstated for the 2020 Games on Sunday when the IOC overturned a decision many members thought was a mistake.
GLORY shows in LA, Chicago, NYC to air on Spike
Get information here on some very exciting news for US kickboxing fans, as Glory brings the best in the world to Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York this fall with their shows to begin airing on Spike TV. Get all the details right here at Bloody Elbow.
Four UFC fighters set to compete at ADCC 2013
One of the most prestigious grappling competitions in the world lands in China for the first time on October, and their list of competitors has four fighters currently on the UFC roster. Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship, also known as ADCC, announced on Monday that Dong Hyun Kim has been confirmed to compete in the 169-pound division on Oct. 19 and 20 in Beijing, China. Jiu-Jitsu specialists Rousimar Palhares, Vinny Magalhaes and Fabricio Werdum are also confirmed at the competition. UFC veterans Dean Lister and Jon Olav Einemo are also listed...
Invicta FC champ Cris 'Cyborg' books muay Thai bout at Lion Fight 11
With plenty of buzz about MMA fighters such as Anderson Silva and Quinton Jackson crossing over to box against Roy Jones Jr., there's another crossover that will happen first. Former Strikeforce women's featherweight champion and current Invicta Fighting Championships titleholder Cristiane Justino will venture into the world of muay Thai...
Submitted Aug 14, 2013 8:17AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports
Ready for this? Rampage vs Roy Jones Jr Boxing PPV planned to go head to head with UFC 168
Viacom is expected to announce plans to go head-to-head with pay-per-view juggernaut Zuffa LLC and its UFC 168 offering at next week's Bellator 97 event on Spike TV. An unveiling of Bellator fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's plans with the promotion will likely include a pay-per-view boxing match with former multi-division boxing champ Roy Jones Jr., multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie
Submitted Jul 25, 2013 4:47PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Bellator, Other Combat Sports
'Rampage' Jackson vs. Roy Jones Jr. boxing bout targeted for year-end PPV
Nick Pace’s MMA Comeback Begins with His Pro Kickboxing Debut at Glory 9
At just 26 years of age, Nick Pace has already been to the top of the MMA world and now he's working on a comeback.
Metamoris II Results: Brendan Schaub Embarrasses Himself with Lifeless Showing
Brendan Schaub turned in a pathetic performance against Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu at Metamoris II.
Roy Jones Jr. accepts Anderson Silva's challenge
It was years ago when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva first expressed interest in crossing over to the boxing ring to challenge former world champion Roy Jones Jr. "The Spider" has a couple of professional boxing fights under his belt and despite his one-of-a-kind accomplishments in mixed martial arts (MMA), jumping over to face one of the best boxers ever was viewed as a pipedream. Silva's interest in fighting Jones Jr. --at least in the public eye-- died down over the next few years. That is until the Brazilian rehashed the subject in a recent interview with the New York Post. ""I think everyone's got something they're focused on and that's my own desire, something I'd like to do," said Silva. "Maybe one day when I'm done my UFC career, I will box Roy Jones."