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Cat Zingano flying armbar alert (video)

So, what’s undefeated UFC women’s bantamweight contender Cat Zingano been up to of late? Well, over the weekend she was spotted at the UFC Fan Expo’s Grapplers Quest. Check out the video bombing by UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes at he 0:40 marker. From the looks of this video the undefeated bantamweight contender can’t be that far off from a return. It’s not quite Rose Namjunas caliber...
Via Fight Booth
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Congratulations To New UFC Hall Of Famer Pat Miletich

Pat Miletech is very deserving of the UFC Hall Of Fame and it is great to see him and Dana squash the beef they had to make this happen.  Not only was Pat a world champion as a competitor but coached many other champs including Matt Hughes, Jens Pulver, and everyone’s favorite Tim Sylvia.  Congratulations to Pat and his family on finally getting the recognition he deserves....
Via Tito Couture
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Legend Announces Retirement…Again

SOURCE: BleacherReport.com One of the true greats in mixed martial arts history has called it quits. Following a one-sided, third round TKO loss to Frankie Edgar in the main event of tonight’s UFC: Ultimate Fighter Finale card, Penn told Jon Anik that his career was over. Penn explained that he should not have attempted to return to the sport for the fight: Frankie did a great...
Via Ring Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Miletich Officially Inducted Into The UFC Hall Of Fame

In a ceremony today at the UFC Fan Expo, Pat Miletich became the 12th inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame. Miletich was joined onstage by fellow Hall of Famer and former training partner, Matt Hughes. He was introduced by UFC president Dana White. It seemed like Miletich would never get this chance as he had a standing feud with White that stemmed from “The Croatian Sensation...
Via Between The Ropes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Teams Up with Boys & Girls Club for Wrestling Program

UFC Light heavyweight #1 contender Daniel Cormier and UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes stopped by a Boys & Girls Club in Las Vegas to announce a new partnership. Both fighters have strong wrestling roots and the UFC sees that wrestling needs to be given the ability to thrive despite recent budget cuts to national youth programs. Here is what they are doing to ensure that wrestling...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Manaus’ World Cup stadium pitch in bad shape

The World Cup in Brazil has become one PR and logistical nightmare after another. Whether it’s the ongoing transportation workers strike in Sao Paolo, or citizen protests over the cost and broken promises by the Brazilian government—it hasn’t been a great lead up to the World Cup. However, the hope has been that once the games get going themselves, things will settle down and...
Via 32 Flags
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea open talks to sign £48m Manchester United midfield target

Chelsea open talks to sign £48m Manchester United midfield target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Chelsea have opened talks about signing the highly rated Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, but could face a strong competition from Barcelona. The Times journalist Matt Hughes writes that Koke is the latest Atletico player Chelsea are courting, but one that likely to prove the...
Via Soccerlens
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Episode Six Of UFC Embedded

UFC 173 takes place tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC has been releasing a video blog series titled, “UFC Embedded” leading up to tonight’s show. Today’s video is the sixth video of seven. The video goes behind the scenes of Daniel Cormier cutting weight, Dan Henderson eating a meal and getting a massage, a UFC meeting with Dana White,...
Via Between The Ropes
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Hughes Goes Hunting In Texas

Looks like Matt Hughes can add a Nilgai, the worlds largest type of Asian antelope to his list of victories. All the best to the hall-of-famer. Watch all fighter video blogs at Intravid.com Video: Robbie Lawler talks UFC 170 on inside MMA
Via Tito Couture
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Georges St Pierre Responsible for Today’s UFC Welterweight Division?

GSP: ‘I have to step away’ from UFC. St-Pierre’s exit from the UFC sparked some big changes in the rankings. The welterweight division is the UFC’s deepest and most exciting division.  For the first time in six years Georges St-Pierre is not the champion but he is the reason it is filled with so many talented and well rounded fighters. If you had any hope of challenging...
Via The Sports Journal
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Hughes Trains At American Top Team

The UFC hall of famer and nine time welterweight world champ is in Coconut Creek, Florida helping his good friend and former Miletich teammate Robbie Lawler prepare for his upcoming title fight.  Lawler has one of the best teams in MMA surrounding him so you know he will be prepared come March 15th.  Still will that be enough to beat Hendricks?  Most people don’t think so but...
Via Tito Couture
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

10 worst champions in UFC history

There are epic championship reigns that will be kept in the UFC history books for all time. Royce Gracie, Anderson Silva, Matt Hughes, Chuck Liddell, Georges St. Pierre, Tito Ortiz, the list goes on and on. No, I didn’t forget about Penn, Jones, Couture and others, but this isn’t a list talking about the Greatest UFC Champions, but instead the worst. Here is a look at the worst...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Shoots Down Matt Hughes – Matt Serra Fight

“I get it, they don’t like each other. It’s not even a sideshow. Both great competitors, great champions. Matt Hughes is a guy who helped us build this thing, as did (Matt) Serra. Serra was always a great guy to us. But this doesn’t need to happen. Where are they going to fight, super heavyweight?” […]
Via Fight Geeks
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey Looks to Do What Matt Hughes Couldn’t With UFC Record Turnaround

The UFC allowed bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (pictured) to take a 10-month hiatus after beating Liz Carmouche in her highly-publicized Octagon debut at UFC 157. After filming “The Ultimate Fighter 18″ and a couple Hollywood movies, Rousey returned to submit Miesha Tate at UFC 168. The UFC wasted no time in throwing their biggest mainstream star right back into the fire...
Via 5thRound.com
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Georges St. Pierre: The Rush For Greatness Part 1

The DebutOn a cold night in January 2002 a young French Canadian martial artist made his professional mixed martial arts debut at the tender age of 21.  What no one could know that night was this was the beginning of one of the most decorated careers the sport had ever seen.  Georges ‘Rush’ St. Pierre was successful in his debut earning a technical knockout over future training...
Via MMAInsider
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Hughes Goes To ATT

Matt Hughes may be retired from competition but the Hall of Famer remains active in the world of MMA and is seen here in Florida at American Top Team!  These guys can learn a lot from Hughes and I’m sure whenever he is talking they are eager to listen. My Life: Chris Leben Video Blog Matt Hughes buys a fan lunch at Atlanta airport
Via Tito Couture
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader back in winner’s circle after demolition of Anthony Perosh

When Anthony Perosh found out the UFC was coming to his home country, he made a plea to UFC brass, asking to fight Ryan Bader. As fight requests go, it wasn't exactly Georges St-Pierre asking to fight Matt Hughes, in either magnitude or execution. Perosh spent most of the night in a defensive shell, trying to survive the onslaught of Bader. He was successful in surviving, but...
Via Fox Sports
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Hughes Buys A Fan Lunch At Atlanta Airport

Former nine time world champion Matt Hughes is stuck in the Atlanta airport for a delay and while there offers any fan in the airport a free lunch via twitter.  There was one lucky fan that took Hughes up on that offer and he is seen here.  Great seeing fighters use their popularity in this way. A couple of bad asses get together for training Jade Bryce on the beaches on Bali
Via Tito Couture
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Back to the future of the UFC: UFC 45 review

UFC 45 took place on November 21, 2003 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. I was fortunate enough to attend this event and it was one of the greatest times of my life! The fighters were much more accessible to the general public since the sport wasn't that popular back then.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC top 20 submissions video: Silva, Gracie & Mir make multiple appearances

Who are the greatest submission masters in UFC history? This new video released on the 20th birthday of the promotion has the answers. Heavyweight submission ace Frank Mir, former P4P king Anderson Silva, and UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie make three separate appearances on this list. Check out the video below for the best of the best dating all the way back to the night that started...
Via hov-mma
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 20 Years: Weidman-Silva, Silva-Belfort tie for all-time top KO (Video)

The folks at the Ultimate Fighting Championship have really been on top of this 20 year anniversary thing over the past couple of weeks. Below you'll find an ultraviolent compilation of the 20 greatest KO's from their first 20 years along with a list we put together for your convenience. Watch out for a video post of the top 20 submissions of all-time to follow. This week...
Via hov-mma
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Top 20 Submissions in UFC History

UFC 167 is on Saturday night and is the 20th anniversary show of the company. Throughout the week the UFC will be releasing videos of the greatest fights and other moments in the history of the organization. This video above will show the 20 greatest submissions in the history of the UFC. Here are the top five. 5. B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes I at UFC 46 4. Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar...
Via Between The Ropes
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Hughes talks evolution of MMA, Randy Couture & other legends not being part of UFC

The UFC’s 20th anniversary is upon us and Matt Hughes has been busy on press tours as he is one of the legends who helped build the organization and sport. We asked him his thoughts on guys like Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz not being a part of the organization and his feelings about it. He also talks about the evolution of MMA since he was on top
Via MMAinterviews
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 20 knockouts in UFC history

#20: Matt Hughes vs. Carlos Newton - UFC 34 In the fall of 2001, after 32 pro fights and a seven-fight win streak, Matt Hughes was ready for a UFC welterweight title shot, which came against Carlos Newton at UFC 34. In a way, the fight was personal for Hughes, since Newton had just won the belt from his friend and trainer Pat Miletich. By that point, Hughes' style was already...
Via Fox Sports
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Free Fight Videos – Georges St-Pierre vs Carlos Condit & GSP vs Matt Hughes 2

 On November 16th current UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (24-2) will attempt to defend his belt for a ninth consecutive time when he takes on Johny Hendricks (15-1) in the main event of UFC 167.Prior to the clash you can check out Georges in action in the two free fight videos below. Firstly his second encounter with UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes (45-9) from UFC 65...
Via MMAInsider
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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