Cris Cyborg tried hiding ankle injury to avoid puling out of Invicta 10
Anybody who has seen Cristiane Justino fight live or on television knows one thing: from the moment the referee gives the green light, "Cyborg" is a full-throttle fighter who never lets off the gas.
Apparently she can't even take her foot off the pedal even when it comes to an injury. She was set to make her bantamweight debut at Invicta FC 10, but tore up her left ankle in training. Even knowing that she wouldn't be able to take the fight in December, Justino couldn't fight her urge to train.
For MMA's few committed vegans, dietary challenges are worth the rewards
Thanksgiving can be a rough time to be a pro fighter – especially if you happen to have a fight coming up.
The threat of a looming weight cut has ruined many a holiday feast for many a fighter, but one small group thinks it’s figured out something important about diet and lifestyle, and gorging on turkey and heavy gravy is no longer even a question.
ONE FC champ Bibiano Fernandes: 'The rankings don't matter to me'
Traditionally, the goal for MMA fighters is to prove they’re the best. ONE FC featherweight champion Bibiano Fernandes doesn’t care about that.
Fernandes (16-3) takes great joy from being a professional fighter, but said he’s not concerned with proving to the world that he’s No. 1. What he is concerned with, though, is winning to support his family.
ONE FC and Evolve MMA Announce Plans for Major Expansion Across Asia
The two most recognizable brands in Asian MMA teamed up for a press conference recently at the grand opening of the brand new Evolve MMA academy on Singapore’s upscale Orchard Road.
Evolve MMA CEO Chatri Sityodtong and ONE FC CEO Victor Cui both announced major plans for the expansion of their respective businesses with the former stating he wanted to eventually open 100 academies across Asia and the latter announcing that there would be 24 events held in 2015...
ONE FC 23 adds four bouts, including Eduard Folayang vs. Timofey Nastyukhin
Next month’s ONE FC 23 event now has a full lineup of 10 contests after the promotion recently announced a handful of new additions.
The new additions include Eduard Folayang (14-4) vs. Timofey Nastyukhin (7-1), Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (3-0) vs. Rene Catalan (0-1), Walaa Abas Mohamed Kamaly (2-1) vs. Ana Julaton (1-1) and Jujeath Nagaowa (1-0) vs. Tharoth Sam (2-0).
“ONE FC 23: Warrior’s Way” takes place Dec. 5 at Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines. The event streams as an online pay-per-view in North America.
Fortunes changed for five on busy night for MMA
It was only minutes into Saturday night's Bellator broadcast that it was clear this was a new company.
Late replacement, and relatively unknown fighter Joe "The Doctor" Vedepo, came out with a large video wall behind him, flanked by two models in nurses outfits. Not to be outdone, his opponent, "King" Mo Lawal, who is used to theatrics from his career roots in Japan, came out with women in skimpy bikini bottoms.
Bellator 2.0 is absolutely nothing like Bellator 1.0.
Whether this is good or bad depends upon your taste. Ultimately it depends on whether this new version of fighting entertainment can attract either fans from the MMA boom period who have dropped out, or create new fans...