How a tragic accident taught Jason Day the price of a dream
The last chapter of Jason Day's athletic career unexpectedly slammed shut on August 4, 2011. An ex-UFC middleweight who once battered Alan Belcher in his Octagon debut, the previous year had not been kind to Day. Just two months prior, he lost his third fight in as many tries, succumbing to a two-minute mugging at the hands of Francis Carmont at some small show in Ontario, Canada. His head wasn't in that one, he'd admit years later, but at least on this bright Vancouver afternoon, he was back home, the air was crisp, and the road was all that mattered.
Found this interesting since I live in BC and completely understand the level of BS that ICBC is all about. Feel pretty bad for Jason Day, but at least he has a bit of a silver lining here.
War Machine apprehended by U.S. Marshal service in Simi Valley, Calif.
The search for Jonathan Koppenhaver, aka War Machine, is over.
A press release from the Simi Valley (Calif.) Police Department today announced the fighter’s arrest at an Extended Stay America Hotel in Simi Valley.
Koppenhaver was taken into custody without incident by the Simi Valley police and the U.S. Marshal’s service, which pinpointed Koppenhaver’s location. He was found with “a small quantity of cash and some pizza.”
Koppenhaver was sought by Las Vegas police in connection with a brutal assault this past Friday on his former girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack.
UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux weigh-in results - Bader 205, St. Preux 205
Main Card (Fox Sports 1, 10 PM ET/7 PM PT)
Ryan Bader (205) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (205)
Gray Maynard (156) vs. Ross Pearson (156)
Tim Boetsch (186) vs. Brad Tavares (185)
Seth Baczynski (171) vs. Alan Jouban (170)
Shawn Jordan (260) vs. Jack May (247)
Thiago Tavares (146) vs. Robbie Peralta (146)
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 2, 8 PM ET/5 PM PT)
Jussier Formiga (126) vs. Zach Makovsky (125)
Sara McMann (135) vs. Lauren Murphy (135)
Tom Watson (185) vs. Sam Alvey (185)
Nolan Ticman (136) vs. Frankie Saenz (136)
UFC signs Paul Felder
Three new faces on the UFC radar as CFFC lightweight champion Paul Felder joins MFC champ Anthony Birchak and former Bellator champ Joe Soto in the UFC.
Cowboy and The King to meet at UFC 178
The hardest working man in the mixed martial arts business, lightweight contender Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, has his fourth fight of 2014 set, as he has verbally agreed to face off with fellow 155-pound standout Bobby "King" Green in the co-main event of UFC 178 in Las Vegas on September 27.
Green's original opponent for the MGM Grand Garden Arena card, Jorge Masvidal, will now face James Krause on the same card.
Ross Pearson Delays Wedding For UFC Fight Night
Ross Pearson has an extra incentive to beat Gray Maynard when they face off at the UFC Fight Night on Sunday, 17 August - he is getting married next month.
The Sunderland-born UFC lightweight will wed fiancée Kristie-Jane McKeon on the Australian Gold Coast in September but for now the focus is on the fight, not the wedding.
"She's out in Australia at the moment organising it all," Pearson told BBC Sport.