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Matt Mitrione: 'I don't like Alistair Overeem as a human being'

During an interview on the most recent The Fighter and the Kid podcast, UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione sounded off on a host of topics including his next opponent (Ben Rothwell), the Reebok deal, his animosity towards Alistair Overeem, what he feels is the most corrupt organization on earth (the NCAA), as well as his favorite fighter of all time (Fedor Emelianenko). The former football...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones thinks he can beat Cain Velasquez

Jon Jones has flirted with the idea of moving up to heavyweight, and now he feels pretty comfortable with pursuing that goal. In fact, Jones believes he can beat current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. Jones spoke at the “UFC: Welcome to the Show” event in Los Angeles last week and again expressed interest in moving...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ronda Rousey breaks guy's ribs who doubts her ability

Don’t ever question Ronda Rousey’s greatness. Her 11-0 record in UFC competition speaks for itself. Furthermore, she’s only fought out of the first round once in her career, which seems unfathomable. And if you ever thought she couldn’t beat a man, you’d be dead wrong. Aaron Tru—who hosts an MMA Prime web show, TRU MMA—tried to test that theory. Tru  briefly interviewed...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Ronda Rousey breaks interviewers ribs

UFC champ Ronda Rousey executed a perfect judo flip and broke a guy’s ribs. Aaron Tru, host of a MMA Prime web show, told Rousey that she doesn’t have enough strength to compete with a man. And then this happened:   Rousey beat a woman in 14 seconds and a man in two. [Sporting News]                   ...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA: Halsey Meets Grove May 15th On Spike

Bellator MMA World Middleweight Champion Brandon Halsey meets Kendall Grove at California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino – Friday, May 15 on Spike TV SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 3, 2015) – Undefeated Bellator MMA World Middleweight Champion Brandon “Bull” Halsey (8-0) looks to defend his belt for the first time when he takes on towering Hawaiian scrapper Kendall “Da Spyder”...
Via BadCulture
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey lands free ticket to Pacquiao-Mayweather bout

Ronda Rousey previously stated she planned to spend a substantial portion of her winnings from her 14-second victory over Cat Zingano at UFC 184 Saturday on tickets to the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight. Thanks to boxing promoter extraordinaire Bob Arum, she won’t have to drop a single dime of her own money. According to...Read More The post Ronda Rousey lands...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt: 'Once you get hit, it's lights out, baby'

Mark Hunt is not looking backwards, to his title KO loss to Fabricio Werdum, last November. In fact, the heavyweight contender recently told Submission Radio (full interview below) that he hasn't even watched the fight, since it happened, in Mexico City.  According to the kickboxer, no good could come from watching Werdum come from behind to knock him out. "Well no. I didn't even...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Holly Holm be a worthy challenger for Ronda Rousey?

Holly Holm is much more than puncher. She's an elite talent with the athleticism and footwork to adapt to many dangers of the cage. The post Could Holly Holm Be A Worthy Challenger For Ronda Rousey’s Title? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator Issues Court Order To Stop Rampage Jackson

   Today, Bellator MMA was compelled to go to court to stop Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from fighting in an April 25th bout promoted by Bellator’s competitor, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).  Jackson, who has completed only three fights of his exclusive six-fight contract with Bellator, is barred by contract from fighting for any promoter other than Bellator. Our lawsuit...
Via BadCulture
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia makes sense for UFC

  When asked what the future would hold for Ronda Rousey if she were to defeat Cat Zingano at UFC 184 while at the post-fight press conference that followed last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 60, UFC President Dana White’s half-sarcastic response drew laughter from those in attendance. ”If Ronda Rousey walks through Cat Zingano the way that she’s walked through everybody else...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Ronda Rousey beats Cat Zingano in 14 seconds

The fight between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano at UFC 184 on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles ended very quickly. Rousey needed just 14 seconds to defeat Zingano. .@RondaRousey #14seconds submission is the fastest finish of any kind in a UFC championship fight. #UFC184 — UFC (@ufc) March 1, 2015   Ronda Rousey def. Cat Zingano via submission ...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rener Gracie Critical of Ref on Twitter After Roan Carneiro Chokes Out Mark Muñoz at UFC 184

The toughest job in sports is refereeing. No one likes you. Everyone criticizes you and there is always going to be someone mad at you no matter how you do your job. However, the men and women that take the task on are still responsible for keeping out games as clean as possible and the athletes involved safe.Many are being critical of the ref in the ring for the Roan Carneiro-Mark...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Ellenberger Taps Josh Koscheck With Choke At UFC 184

Jake Ellenberger claimed his first ever submission win tonight as he tapped out Josh Koscheck with a north south choke at UFC 184. Round One: Koscheck firing out the jab early and Ellenberger responds in kind. Ellenberger with more jabs and then misses with a big right. Ellenberger lands a right and a jab. Suddenly Koscheck swoops in and drives to a takedown. Ellenberger up...
Via Fight Of The Night
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Ferguson Taps Out Gleison Tibau Quickly At UFC 184

Tony Ferguson impressed tonight in the main card opener at UFC 184 with a first round stoppage victory over seasoned veteran Gleison Tibau. Round One: Ferguson with a leg kick to start. Tibau with a head kick attempt, but falls to the mat off of it and has to scramble back up. Ferguson back to the leg kick now. He moves forward with purpose to land another one. He continues...
Via Fight Of The Night
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jon Jones, Rumble Johnson prank Dana White

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones and Anthony Johnson are set to square off in the ring roughly three months from now. There’s already been a lot of hype and anticipation leading up to UFC 187, and UFC President Dana White clearly wanted things to go smoothly at Saturday’s “UFC: Welcome to the Show” press conference in Los Angeles. Both Jones and Johnson...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 184: Win or Go Home in Ellenberger vs Koscheck

(Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) UFC 184 is ladies night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California with the Women’s Bantamweight Championship being defended by Ronda Rousey against Cat Zingano. Supporting that bout is co-main event pitting Holly Holm against Raquel Pennington. But two veterans on the main card, Jake Ellenberger, and Josh Koscheck, their matchup...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kimbo Slice, Ken Shamrock to headline June Bellator fight card

Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock set for June. (Justin Soderberg/Mill City Sports)Kimbo Slice finally has an opponent for his return to the sport of MMA, according to ESPN. Slice will face off against Ken Shamrock in a fight more than six years in the making. The Bellator fight will take place on June 20, 2015. Slice vs. Shamrock was originally set to take place under the EliteXC banner...
Via Mill City Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Things Didn’t Go So Well For This Heckler Who Challenged MMA Fighter Josh Neer

If you constantly heckle an MMA competitor via text messages, be prepared to be challenged to a fight. If you accept that challenge, be prepared to get your ass handed to you. A critic of Josh Neer’s learned that lesson the very hard way this week when he accepted the 31-year old fighter’s invitation to Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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