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Former UFC heavyweight Kevin Randleman dead at 44

Former MMA heavyweight Kevin “The Monster” Randleman died of pneumonia Thursday, Feb. 11. He was 44.  Randleman's family issued a statement, recognizing him as a beloved friend to many in the Ohio wrestling and MMA community, and requesting respect and privacy. Recognized as a great fighter, Randleman was more than the sum of his accomplishments. A three-time NCAA All-American...
Via The Sports Post
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Randleman has Passed at the Young Age of 44

It did not seem real when the rumours started swirling on Twitter about the passing of MMA legend Kevin Randleman at just 44-years old. He was much too young and still looked like he could mount a comeback if he had desired. Instead of coming out of retirement and joining other pioneers of the sport like Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock he was taken from us. Our hearts and prayers...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey returns to training

Ronda Rousey was photographed training at her gym for the first time since suffering her first professional MMA loss. Rousey was defeated by Holly Holm via second-round knockout at UFC 193 on Nov. 15 in Melbourne, Australia and had mostly shied away from the media since. She did perk up last month and hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live,” and now she is back to training...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC’s Aljamain Sterling To Reveal Who He’s Signing For On Monday

Aljamian Sterling has been testing his worth on the open market over the past few weeks since his current deal with the UFC came to an end and is now set to reveal who he’s signing for on ‘The MMA Hour’ show on Monday. The 26 year-old Sterling is one of the most promising bantamweight […]
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Gardbrant Claims Urijah Faber May Retire If He Beats Dominick Cruz

At the moment all signs point to a trilogy fight between bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber being the next title fight in the division, and according to his team-mate Cody Gardbrant, if ‘The California Kid’ wins then he might hang up his gloves for good. “If Urijah would be the champion I think […]
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighter says sex before fight partly to blame for loss

Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton says that having sex before his most recent fight is partially to blame for his loss. Newton (25-9-1) lost to Phil Davis in the semifinals of Bellator’s light heavyweight tournament in September. He is getting ready for a fight on Feb. 19 and spoke with MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn ahead of that contest. In his interview, he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dos Anjos: McGregor will 'break like a girl' at UFC 196

Rafael dos Anjos doesn’t intend to break a sweat at UFC 196. Dos Anjos will defend his UFC lightweight championship against Conor McGregor on March 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor figures to pose a big challenge, especially after knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds in his last fight, but dos Anjos hardly seems concerned. “For me, it’s a normal fight,...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: CM Punk to have back surgery, UFC debut delayed

CM Punk’s UFC debut is going to have to wait even longer. MMAFighting.com reported Wednesday the former pro wrestling star was set to undergo back surgery to fix a herniated disc. According to Punk — whose real name is Phil Brooks — the injury stems from his wrestling days and has recently gotten worse. “My back has always bugged me,” Punk told MMAFighting.com. “Figured...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Benson Henderson and the Importance of Competition

Even when the rumors started, it seemed hard to believe that a former UFC champ would leave. Early last week, it was announced that former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson had decided to leave the UFC and sign with North America’s second largest promotion in Bellator FC. And while Henderson isn’t the first to test greener pastures—Josh Thomson and Josh Koscheck both...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Leben Is Coming Out Of Retirement And It Bums Me Out

Chris Leben is the type of guy who often gets pigeonholed. He’s regularly described as a striker with a good chin; other times, people have called him a wild man who leaves it all in the cage. These descriptors are not inaccurate but they are in a way insensitive. Leben was once a feared contender in the middleweight division. His rise through the ranks was filled with fights that...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 84: Silva Vs Bisping Trailer

A new trailer has emerged for UFC Fight Night 84 in the UK which will be headlined by the return of Anderson Silva against Michael Bisping. Interestingly, the promo highlights the fact that both Silva and Bisping arrived in the UFC at roughly the same time 10 years ago, with Bisping having won The Ultimate […]
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Favored Over Rafael Dos Anjos At UFC 196

As Conor McGregor (pictured) says, “Gods recognize Gods,” and the Gambling Gods are recognizing Mcgregor as the UFC’s impending lightweight champion. Despite what Dos Anjos has done to Anthony Pettis to capture the crown and to Donald Cerrone to retain his title, the powers that be believe McGregor will make a successful lightweight debut to become the UFC’s first two-way...
Via 5thRound.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

B.J. Penn announces he will return at UFC 197

UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn is still planning on coming out of retirement, however, it just won’t be at UFC 196 as originally planned. Instead, Penn announced on his website that there has been a slight change of plans and he will now square off against an unnamed opponent at UFC 197 on April 23. Penn said that he was certain that he would return at UFC 196, but that the UFC...
Via Rumors and Rants
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones mocks reporters for covering his probation story

Jon Jones mocked the media for covering a story about him potentially breaking his probation terms. Jones was cited on Jan. 31 for allegedly driving without a license, proof of insurance or proof of registration. He is currently on 18 months of probation stemming from a felony hit-and-run incident in April, meaning he cannot break the law. In response to stories about the matter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson’ Salaries Released

The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for Sunday’s “TUFC Fight Night 82: Hendricks vs. Thompson” event. “Big Country” Roy Nelson (pictured) was the night’s biggest earner. The heavyweight made $125,000 for beating Jared Rosholt. How much did Stephen Thompson pocket for TKO’ing former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks in the show’s...
Via 5thRound.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 82: Stephen Thompson vs. Johny Hendricks (Video Highlights)

There wasn’t much buzz entering Saturday’s UFC card after heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez fell out of the main event with respective injuries. Good thing Stephen Thompson (pictured) came along to steal the show. Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks was more than a 2-1 odds-on favorite to beat “Wonderboy” in the show’s featured attraction...
Via 5thRound.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Diego Rivas delivers flying knee KO at UFC Fight Night 82

Diego Rivas treated UFC fans to one of the best knockouts in recent years at Fight Night 82 on Saturday. Rivas got dominated in the first round of the match, so he knew he needed to reach into his bag of tricks and pull out something good. That’s exactly what he did. Rivas noticed Noad Lahat was giving him some distance, and he took advantage by unleashing a sick flying knee to...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovince Saint Preux beats Rafael Cavalcante at UFC Fight Night

Just two minutes into his light heavyweight contest with Rafael Cavalcante, Ovince Saint Preux hurt his right ankle after landing a kick to the lead thigh of "Feijao" and began to visibly limp on it. The Brazilian zoned-in on that injured leg and immediately began attacking it with leg kicks.Saint Preux hung tough, though clearly hurt, and threw big strikes of his own that ultimately...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joseph Benavidez wins decision over Zach Makovsky

Joseph Benavidez started and ended strong to earn a unanimous decision victory over Zach Makovsky in a flyweight contender's bout, Saturday. The two speedsters battled for three rounds before Benavidez was announced as the winner by the ringside judges.Scores were 30-27, and 29-28 (twice) in favor of "Joe-Jitsu." He improved his win streak to five and his overall record to 24-4....
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson headlines FOX UFC Fight Night in Tampa

The next FOX UFC Fight Night heads to Tampa on April 16 with Khabib Nurmagomedov battling Tony Ferguson in a five-round main event with the winner likely moving on to fight for the lightweight title later this year.Nurmagomedov and Ferguson will be joined by four legends of the Octagon as former light heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua also meet on the card...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: If CM Punk loses first fight, it’s up to him if he wants to fight again

CM Punk will make his UFC debut at some time this year. It is likely that he will step into the Octagon with Mickey Gall at UFC 200, but nothing has yet to be confirmed. Many UFC fans are not happy with Punk being in the company and believe that he used his fame from professional wrestling to earn a contract without ever having a fight. Most fans also want Punk to lose his first...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Preacher hopes Conor McGregor gets struck down by lightning

MMA fighter Conor McGregor has no shortage of haters. One of them, apparently, is a baptist preacher in Texas.On a sermon posted on YouTube, Donnie Romero, who heads the Steadfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, blasted the current UFC featherweight champion."The guy’s a UFC fighter,” Romero said. “That guy’s nothing! He’s let money go to his head! He’s got pride...
Via Yardbarker
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Ryan Bader still be a contender?

Up until this past weekend, Ryan Bader was doing pretty well. In fact, between December of 2013 and October 2015 he never lost more than a round over a five fight winning streak; in the looming absence that was Jon Jones’ suspension, you could say Ryan Bader soared. That was, of course, before former welterweight (hard to believe) Anthony “Rumble” Johnson nearly caved the...
Via Fight Booth
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Benson Henderson signs deal with Bellator MMA

If you’ve watched anything UFC-related in the last few years, you are more than likely familiar with the one and only Benson Henderson. The former UFC lightweight champion has announced today that he has signed a deal with Bellator MMA. Henderson’s announcement of his deal with Bellator came from his website. Here’s Henderson’s post: I’d like to officially announce my move...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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