The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Japan for a UFC 144 card that is highlighted by a lightweight title bout between champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Ben Henderson. The co-main event features a light heavyweight clash between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader. Get an up close and personal look inside the private lives of the fighters with their families and as they train for their upcoming bouts.
A Case for "The Answer", a case for "Smooth"
When asked who his favorite superhero was at the UFC 144 Presser, Henderson answered Clark Kent, Superman's alter ego. Frankie Edgar has been called "Iron Man" on account of his chin (FE is also the symbol for the chemical element Iron, which Edgar has featured on a t-shirt).
Extended video preview of UFC 144 in Japan. A loo inside the mind set and training camp of the current lightweight UFC Champion Frankie Edgar, as he prepares to defend his title against Benson Henderson. Additionally, this video previews Japanese fan favorite Rampage Jackson, against The Ultimate Fighter winner Ryan Bader.
Quinton Jackson (32-9) vs. Ryan Bader (13-2)
It will be a Japanese homecoming for the former Pride mainstay "Rampage" as he returns to the sight of his many career highlights for a light-heavyweight showdown against former "The Ultimate Fighter" winner Bader.
Jackson, 33, had his share of triumphs and tribulations in Japan. One of the most accomplished light...
Betting against Frankie Edgar has proven to be very bad business in the past few years.
He was a whopping +500 underdog in his first fight with BJ Penn and was an underdog months later when they met again. We all know the Edgar carried the belt out of the Octagon both times.
Ditto against the bigger Gray Maynard in two epic battles in 2011.
Now it's time for Edgar naysayers to...
Quinton Rampage Jackson missed weight by 5 pounds today at the UFC 144 weigh in. Rampage weighed 211lbs for his fight at 205lbs vs Ryan Bader. The fight will take place as scheduled, but Rampage will lose 20% of his fight purse to Ryan Bader. Official fight card Preliminary card (Facebook) Featherweight bout: Zhang Tiequan 146lbs vs. Issei [...]
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