Bellator, Glory ratings up slightly over weekend
With tough competition from other major sports events, Spike's combat properties, Bellator and Glory, both posted above-average numbers. Bellator did 701,000 viewers live against the NBA and NHL playoffs, while Glory did 498,000viewers against a Mayweather pay-per-view.
Canada's Valtellini gets GLORY title shot
It was announced today that the new GLORY World Series welterweight champion Marc De Bonte will have his first title defense on June 21. He faces the rising Canadian talent 'Bazooka' Joe Valtellini, who has blasted his way into the ranking #2 spot with a string of KO and TKO wins. The fight takes place on the GLORY: LAST MAN STANDING pay-per-view on June 21.
Nick Diaz: Tell Roy Jones Jr. To Buy Out My UFC Contract So We Can Fight
"If I get somebody to buy my contract out from the UFC, I'd be out here fighting too. Tell his (Jones Jr.’s) guys, buy my contract so we can fight. Get a real fight. I'd like to fight 167 (pounds) if I was fighting boxing but it's whatever. That's the weight I fought at originally, I fought like one pro fight.
I have a lot of boxing experience, of course, work with a lot of different fighters, but sparring is different than fighting. Hey, I'd love to see what I can do. It's always up to Dana White, it's always up to who's got the real money."
Study: MMA brain injury risk higher than boxing
About one-third of professional mixed martial arts matches end in knockout or technical knockout, indicating a higher incidence of brain trauma than boxing or other martial arts, according to a new study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.