Roy Nelson broke right hand against Alistair Overeem, won't need surgery

Losing to Alistair Overeem at UFC 185 may or may not have taken years of his career, but it did break one of the heavyweight's hands. UFC Tonight broke the news Wed. evening that, according to Nelson's wife Jessy, "Big Country" broke his right hand in the first round of his Dallas main card bout earlier this month. According to the report, Nelson will not need surgery. The 38 year...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Lesner retires from MMA, signs new WWE deal

Brock Lesner retires from MMA. (Photo/Getty Images)His time inside the Octagon has come to an end. Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesner has decided to put his mixed martial arts career behind him and move on. “I’m here to say that my legacy in the Octagon is over,” said Lesner. “However, this Sunday at WrestleMania will not be my last. I’m hanging up all thoughts...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar Officially ‘Closing the Door’ on UFC Return, Re-Signs With WWE

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (pictured) was THIS close to returning to MMA. However, Lesnar decided Monday night to stick to his fake fighting ways and re-sign with the WWE instead of attempting a comeback in the cage. “My legacy in the Octagon is over,” Lesnar stated Tuesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter. “I’m officially closing the door on MMA, yes. It was hard...
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Alistair Overeem probably took years off Roy Nelson's career at UFC 185

Since joining coach Greg Jackson and his team in Albuquerque, New Mexico, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem has started to put together the pieces of the puzzle he hopes will one day lead him to a championship fight in the Octagon. When Overeem debuted in 2011 there were high hopes that he would one day become UFC heavyweight champion, but a failed drug test and a two losses in a...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 185 Results: Two new champions crowned in Dallas

Out with the old. In with the new. #1 contenders Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rafael dos Anjos completely dominated now former champions Carla Esparza and Anthony Pettis to earn themselves UFC gold. Neither fight was even close. In the main event of the evening, dos Anjos landed a left hand right on the champions eye that hindered his vision for the remainder of the 25 minute title fight...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Looks Back to Old Self in Win Over Roy Nelson

Alistair Overeem fights with Roy Nelson in the Heavyweight bout during the UFC 185 event at American Airlines Center on March 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Alistair Overeem (39-14 (1)) now finds himself on a two-fight winning streak with last night’s performance against Roy Nelson (20-11).  Overeem was touted as the favorite going...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Roy "Big Country" Nelson With the Fat Guy Play of the Day Against Alistair Overeem

According to Roy "Big Country" Nelson's wikipedia page he weighs in at just 254 pounds, but he looks a little bit thicker than that in this fat guy's opinion. So when I watched the highlights of his fight against Alistair Overeem I couldn't help but be a little proud. Here he is fighting a guy that has four inches on him and is a ripped 247 pound ball of muscle. Conventional wisdom...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem punishes Roy Nelson with body shots to win at UFC 185

Alistair Overeem threw everything and the kitchen sink at Roy Nelson over three rounds and while he didn't get the finish, the Dutch kickboxer still walked away with a dominant unanimous decision win. Following an up and down career thus far in the UFC, Overeem revamped his training by working with coach Greg Jackson and his team in New Mexico and the results have shown thus far...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Outstrikes Roy Nelson To Decision Win At UFC 185

Alistair Overeem outpointed Roy Nelson tonight at UFC 185 with a good performance punctuated by good work to the body with knees and kicks. Round One: Kick to the thigh from Overeem amidst a tentative start. Nelson looks more eager to exchange, but they are both easing into this one slowly. Overeem jumps into a knee to the midsection. Nelson tries an overhand right, but it’s...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 185 ‘Pettis vs. Dos Anjos’ pick em

Throughout the course of time there have been duos so dynamic that they have changed the course of history. Batman and Robin, Gibson and Glover, Michaels and Jannetty, and last but not least – Reno and Rose. While we’d all love to know who the other three duos are picking to win, we’ll have to settle for the latter of the bunch. See what these HOV veterans have to say about...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Believes Brock Lesnar Done With UFC

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar doused fuel onto the I’m-returning-to-MMA flames last month when he was spotted sitting front and center watching Ronda Rousey submit Cat Zingano at UFC 184. With Lesnar’s contract with the WWE set to expire soon, and reports of stalled extension talks with the professional wrestling organization, the possibility of the 37-year-old...
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Roy Nelson not confident drug testing is making a difference

Heavyweight Roy Nelson faces one of the more notorious banned performance-enhancing drug (PED) users in recent years, Alistair Overeem, Saturday at UFC 185, so it was little surprise that the topic of doping came up. The UFC has been all over the map during the past year or so with regards to its own drug policies, testing and otherwise, culminating with a hastily-assembled press...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Heavyweight Sluggers Alistair Overeem and Roy Nelson Chasing the Knockout at UFC 185

Alistair Overeem walks from the octagon after his ko victory over Stefan Struve (not pictured) in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the at U.S. Airways Center on December 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Some say that styles make fights – this may bring to mind the idea of a jiu jitsu practitioner and a boxer carefully...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson hopes Alistair Overeem hasn't become a safety first Jackson's fighter

When Roy Nelson first traveled to Florida to workout with American Top Team he didn't even know he was going to be fighting Alistair Overeem at UFC 185 so as it turns out, the decision to go there worked out well. Nelson has spent the biggest part of his 11-year fight career training close to home in Las Vegas and while he's worked with a laundry list of top fighters during his time...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem: 'I'm happy' former teammates keep dropping my name

Since relocating to Albuquerque, New Mexico, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem has been a much happier man. The former title contender wasn't able to pick up a victory in his first camp with the team led by coach Greg Jackson, but his last fight against Stefan Struve put Overeem back on the winning track and he expects the same this weekend facing Roy Nelson at UFC 185. Overeem has...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar attends UFC 184, keeps MMA rumors alive

There has been nonstop chatter for the past several months that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (pictured) might return to the world of mixed martial arts when his WWE contract expires. While Lesnar hasn’t said anything publicly about coming back to the cage, because everybody knows how much he despises talking to people, his attendance at UFC 184 on Saturday night...
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WATCH: Frank Mir Knocks Out Antonio Silva in First Round at UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil

Antonio Silva was hoping to get back on the right side of the win column at UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil. Bigfoot's last win came over two years ago at UFC 156 when he knocked out Alistair Overeem. It was not going to come easy against a tough opponent like Frank Mir though.As luck would have it, he is going to have to wait till his next fight to win since Mir was able to score a...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Carla Esparza Defends Strawweight Title Against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 185

Are you ready for the first-ever strawweight title defense in Ultimate Fighting Championship history? Either way, it’s coming. On Wednesday, it was announced champion Carla Esparza (pictured) will break in her freshly minted belt against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 185. Esparza vacated her Invicta FC title to enter “The Ultimate Fighter 20″ tournament. She submitted Rose Namajunas...
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson Vs Alistair Overeem Set For UFC 185

A heavyweight clash between Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem has been chalked up for UFC 185 in Dallas on March 14th. Nelson is coming off a tough knockout loss to Mark Hunt back in September of last year in Japan. That was his third loss in his past four fights having also picked up decision losses to both Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic while also earning a KO win against Antonio...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem joins UFC 185 line up

A heavyweight tilt has been added to the upcoming UFC 185 card in Dallas, Texas as Roy Nelson faces Alistair Overeem in a featured bout on March 14. UFC officials announced the new pairing on Tuesday evening. Nelson returns to action looking to rebound from the first knockout loss he's suffered in the UFC when he fell to former heavyweight title contender Mark Hunt in September. ...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem Fights Roy Nelson at UFC 185

In a desperate attempt to distract fans from the mess that is now Jon Jones’ life, the UFC announced a heavyweight shootout between Alistair Overeem (pictured) and Roy Nelson for UFC 185. The March 14 event goes down inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. It’s an interesting matchup considering one is coming off a win and the other a highlight reel knockout. Overeem...
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem KO’s Stefan Struve at UFC on FOX 13 (Video Highlights)

Alistair Overeem (pictured) isn’t just a standup fighter, just ask Stefan Struve. Overeem scored an early takedown and unleashed some vicious haymakers to put Struve to sleep in the opening round. Although Struve enjoyed a reach advantage, he was never able to get off due to Overeem’s unexpected takedown. What then transpired on the canvas was pure devastation. The official...
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alistair Overeem Pounds the Daylights Out of Stefan Struve

Alistair Overeem looks like a big ole beast. If he says he is going to knock someone out in 30 seconds it is not hard to imagine him doing it. However, the big man had lost three of his last four fights heading in to Saturdays's UFC event in Phoenix. At the age of 34 he is getting close to becoming the 'old guy.'Against Stefen Struve he certainly showed there is plenty of fight left...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Alistair Overeem pounds Stefan Struve into the canvas for first round finish

Alistair Overeem may best be known as a knockout artist while standing, but he can do plenty of damage on the ground as Stefan Struve found out the hard way on Saturday night in Phoenix. The Dutch fighters were matched up as one of the featured bouts on the UFC Fight Night card and it didn't take long for the action to get started or finished as it turned out. Overeem came out right...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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