Grainy video captures Anthony Pettis getting punched in the face by his girlfriend
He was really asking for it, too. No, seriously.
Chalk this up to bad timing, bad humor, or maybe a little bit of both.
With the way domestic violence has been dominating the mixed martial arts (MMA) headlines this week, today (Fri., Aug. 8, 2014) probably wasn't the best day to post a video of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis getting punched in the face by his girlfriend, even if it was all in good fun.
'Panther' injured, Ponzinibbio gets new opponent
The only bright spot in any injury, is that more often than not it's a window of opportunity for another fighter. That's certainly the case when Sergio Moraes was pulled from the UFC Fight Night Brasilia card and a planned bout with Santiago Ponzinibbio. Stepping through that window will be Wendell Oliveira, a long time Brazilian regionals vet with over 30 fights to his name.
David Bielkheden returns against Mats Nilsson at UFC Fight Night 53
David Bielkheden is set to make his return to the UFC for the first time since 2009, meeting fellow Swede Mats Nilsson at UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm. The card will be held at Ericsson Globe Arena on October 4, and is headlined by Scandinavian favourite Gunnar Nelson facing his first ranked opponent in Rick Story. Swedish media outlet Kimura were first to announce the bout, which is yet to be confirmed by UFC officials.
Ronda Rousey: 'Gina Carano would be my toughest fight'
Most observers don't look at Gina Carano as a serious possible threat to UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. It isn't that the former Strikeforce star isn't skilled, but after five years away from competition, it seems unlikely that she'd be able to successfully jump right back in against the best today's women's MMA world has to offer.
Josh Koscheck Named As New UFC on Fox Analyst
Kenny Florian, Karyn Bryant, Brian Stann and Daniel Cormier announce that Josh Koscheck is joining the UFC on FOX team as an analyst for the UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux shows. He’ll join Bryant, Stann and Dominick Cruz for the UFC Fight Night Weigh-In , UFC Fight Night Pre-Fight and UFC Fight Night Prelims shows and post-fight coverage on Fox Sports Live.