Fighter Who Attacked Chael Tossed From TUF Brazil
lot of mixed martial arts (MMA) fans were convinced the shoving match between Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil 3" coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen (see it here), was staged to help push Fight Pass subscriptions, since this season is only available on the promotion's new digital network.
Apparently their scuffle was legit.
Either that, or not everyone on Team Silva got the memo, since one fighter -- or perhaps even a coach -- took a few liberties with Sonnen's unsuspecting dome. As a result, the mystery attacker (rumored to be Andre Didas) was thrown off the show.
Gilbert Melendez agrees to new contract; will coach opposite Pettis on TUF 20
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced tonight that No. 2 ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has agreed to a new contract with the organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melendez will now coach against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter®. The two will then meet for the UFC lightweight title later this year.
TUF: China Finals set
The competitors for the TUF: China finals at welterweight and featherweight are set with the first picks from each team all making it to the Finale in Macau.
Dana White Promises “A Knockout That Beats Uriah Hall’s” on TUF 19
As MMA fans, it’s safe to say that we can appreciate a good knockout when we see one. The timing, the precision, the simultaneous grace and utter devastation — these are all factors we take
into account when, say, deciding the greatest knockout of the year. But as we are continuously reminded in the aftermath of knockouts like the spinning back kick Uriah Hall hit Adam Cella with
on TUF 17, the line between a brilliant knockout and a hard-to-watch knockout is a thin one. As amazing as these displays of technique are to witness, they can often leave a sour taste in
one’s mouth when the victim appears to be seriously injured as a result.