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Miesha Tate: I think I have the best shot at beating Ronda Rousey

When Miesha Tate meets Sara McMann at UFC 183 this weekend, the two women will square off in a battle between the No. 2 and No. 3 ranked fighters in the world at 135-pounds. The winner should sit in a prime position to make an argument to challenge the victor of the upcoming co-main event from UFC 184 when current champion Ronda Rousey faces Cat Zingano. Tate has plenty of experience...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

In UFC 183, Woodley is the veteran contender, Gastelum the unbeaten upstart

ST. LOUIS -- The script has been reversed for St. Louis UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley. Not that long ago, Woodley was the unbeaten upstart looking to take down the veteran contender on the way to a shot at the title. The opponent was Nate Marquardt, the year was 2012 and at stake was the Strikeforce welterweight title. Woodley was pummeled in a fourth-round TKO. This time, on Super...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson’s light heavyweight title shot raising questions about division’s future

As a former welterweight bust who was discarded as wasted talent by the masses and fighting in the sport’s basement only two years ago, Anthony Johnson had nothing to lose as he entered the octagon to square-off with Alexander Gustafsson for a crack at the light heavyweight crown in Saturday’s main event at UFC on Fox 14 in Stockholm, Sweden. If Johnson had lost, it would...
Via Sports-Glory
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dan Henderson Vows To Fight On After Latest TKO Loss

Dan Henderson suffered his fifth loss in six fights at UFC On FOX 14 this past Saturday night in Sweden against Gegard Mousasi, but as the dust settles on the event the 44 year-old has vowed to continue fighting. “Absolutely,” was Henderson’s definitive statement when asked on the UFC On FOX 14 post-fight show if he wanted to continue with his career. “I want to fight right...
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The terrifying power of Anthony "Rumble" Johnson

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson destroyed Alexander Gustafsson and in doing so set himself up to take on the pound-for-pound champ, Jon Jones. Rumble is ready. The post The Terrifying Power Of Anthony “Rumble” Johnson appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva Scouting Report

  Anderson Silva Scouting Report Vitals 6’2″ 185 lbs (Middleweight) 77.6″ reach, Southpaw April 14, 1975 Record 33-6 (UFC: 16-2) Current Streak 2 straight losses Training Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt in Judo Black Belt in Taekwondo Yellow Rope in Capoeira Championships Held Shooto Middleweight (168 lbs) Champion: 2001 Cage Rage Middleweight Champion: […]...
Via MMA Manifesto
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones explains deleted tweet about Alexander Gustafsson

Jon Jones has a habit of sending tweets and deleting them, almost as if he doesn’t realize people ALWAYS notice when he does it. Saturday was no exception as Jones sent a tweet after watching former foe Alexander Gustafsson lose to Rumble Johnson on “UFC on FOX.” The tweet said “not impressed Alex.” For those...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Brock Lesnar's tramp stamp says ‘Kill ‘em All’

Brock Lesnar has some of the more questionable tattoos in sports, including his phallic sword going down the length of his chest, and a lower-back tattoo that many people did not know existed. Lesnar has had the lower back tattoo (aka tramp stamp) since at least 2010 from what we can tell. The thing is...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson vs. Gustafsson was a true #1 contender fight; Why can’t we have more of these fights?

This is something that has puzzled me for a while now and that is the lack of true number one contenders fights like Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson one. All too often we end up with a fight where it is obvious who the UFC wants to win so they can fight for the title. Like when you matchup the number five fighter against the number ten one, who had went 1-1-1 in his previous...
Via Fight Booth
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Rogan Responds To Criticism Over Early Stoppage Comments At UFC On FOX 14

Joe Rogan came in for some complaints last night with some fans feeling he went overboard in trying to make the case for a fight between Makwan Amirkhani and Andy Ogle having been stopped prematurely during a post-fight interview with the winner. The fight only lasted eight seconds with Amirkhani catching Ogle with a flying knee right out of the gate, then following up with punches...
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gegard Mousasi Takes Controversial Win Over Dan Henderson at UFC on FOX 14 (Video Highlights)

Early stoppage or good stoppage, that is the question hovering over Saturday’s UFC on FOX 14 co-main event between middleweights Gegard Mousasi (pictured) and Dan Henderson. Mousasi floored Henderson with a right hand to the top of the head and pounced. Henderson ate a few punches to the grill before referee Leon Roberts, who was examining the damage from behind the action, pulled...
Via 5thRound.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Smashing Pumpkins meet Nick Diaz in this new UFC 183 promo

Nick Diaz, he’s one of the most polarizing figures in MMA history. Add the sounds of a band fronted by thee most polarizing front man in the history of “alternative rock,” Billy Corgan, and you have one of the, if not thee greatest 30-second UFC promo of all-time. It’s a match made in hell. Enjoy it below.  
Via Fight Booth
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson finally fulfilling potential as a dangerous light heavyweight

For the majority of mixed martial artists, the most difficult part of competing in the UFC is finding a way to sustain the level of talent that it takes to remain relevant and earn a reliable pay check. But for octagon veteran Anthony Johnson, talent has never been an issue. Throughout his career in the cage, that talent has continued to give Johnson opportunities to ply his trade...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cro Cop-Gonzaga 2 set to headline UFC Poland debut

The Octagon is headed to Poland for the first time in UFC history and they’ll be bringing quite the heavyweight rematch. Heavyweights Gabriel Gonzaga and Croatian superhero Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will run it back in a rematch of a fight that produced one of the most shocking outcomes in the history of mixed martial arts. Gonzaga flipped the script in their first meeting...
Via Fight Booth
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s first for Bellator’s Kimbo Slice?

After being cut by the UFC in 2010 following his first official loss with the promotion, YouTube sensation Kimbo slice decided to give professional boxing a shot. After posting a 7-0 record with 6 KO’s, Kimbo has decided to come back to mixed martial arts. Bellator MMA has signed the heavyweight needle mover to a multi-fight contract in hopes of recreating the magic Kimbo and...
Via hov-mma
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anderson Silva Irked With Friends Lyoto Machida and ‘Jacare’ Souza

Bros before bouts, that’s the mentality former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) lives by. Unfortunately for Silva, Brazilian buddies Lyoto Machida and Jacare Souza haven’t endorsed that same mantra to his liking. While Silva has always said he would never fight Machida or Souza, the other middleweights haven’t taken the same no-way-Jose stance. Machida told...
Via 5thRound.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader: I have better MMA wrestling than Phil Davis

In 2005 when he was a senior at Arizona State University, Ryan Bader entered the NCAA wrestling championships with the hopes of bringing home a title or at worst taking home All-American status for the second year in a row. Bader was one match away from the finals in 2004 when he lost to eventual national champion Damion Hahn out of Minnesota so when he entered the field the next...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Urijah Faber vs. Raphael Assuncao headlines UFC's return to Brazil in March

The UFC will return to Brazil on March 21 with a big card headed to Rio de Janeiro including the headline fight pitting Urijah Faber against Raphael Assuncao in a pivotal bantamweight matchup. UFC officials announced the new card on Thursday. Faber and Assuncao both sit high in the rankings at 135-pounds and the winner will likely be poised for a title shot at some point in 2015...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustafsson hoping to reclaim title shot at UFC on Fox 14

For someone who stands alone as the only man to have ever made light heavyweight king Jon Jones look human, Alexander Gustafsson rarely gets the respect he deserves. But success always comes at a price. And in this case, being overlooked is often the cost of competing in such a historically talented weight class with a seemingly-endless stream of marquee talent. Regardless of the...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA’s Scott Coker On Signing CM Punk, The Success Of Bellator, & More

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker appeared on Tuesday’s edition of the MMA Hour and this interview had some gems in it. Down below are highlights from the interview.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldo vs McGregor Odds: The Champ is Favored

(Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports)   It looks like it is going to happen sooner rather than later – Jose Aldo vs Conor McGregor is being targeted for UFC 187 on May 23rd in Las Vegas.  And, at this early juncture, the champ is the favorite among bettors.  Jose Aldo opened at -140, meaning the oddsmakers […] The post Aldo vs McGregor Odds: The Champ is Favored appeared first on MMA Manifesto.
Via MMA Manifesto
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Portland MMA Fighters Weigh In On Conor McGregor

Sunday night, after all the footballs had been tucked away for safekeeping, UFC Fight Night 59 was there to close out the weekend. “The Notorious” Conor McGregor took center stage Sunday as he looked to secure his position as number one contender to featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s title. Being as much as a 15 to 1 betting favorite it was no surprise that McGregor easily...
Via Oregon Sports News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Brown Talks CM Punk Fighting In The UFC

Welterweight Matt Brown recently appeared on the MMA Hour and he had a lot to say about the UFC signing former WWE champion CM Punk to a contract without him having any previous fighting experience.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kimbo Slice, 40, signing with Bellator MMA

Kevin Ferguson, better known to most as Kimbo Slice, is returning to the Octagon. According to CombatPress.com, Ferguson has signed a contract with Bellator MMA and an announcement is expected to come during the Bellator 132 broadcast on Friday night. The news was confirmed by MMAjunkie. Kimbo first became known for a series of street...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC star: I broke nose of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

John “Doomsday” Howard once had the privilege of doing what most Bostonians would have loved to have done. Howard, a native of Dorchester, Mass., is scheduled to fight in Sunday’s UFC event at TD Garden. It should be a memorable experience for the local product, but he’ll always remember the time he sparred with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. ...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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