Brendan Schaub on experience, perspective & the highs & lows of fighting

The Fighter and The Kid podcast co-host Brendan Schaub got a call from his friend Matt Mitrione last Saturday as the UFC heavyweight sat in his locker room after a tough submission loss to Ben Rothwell. The two talked tactics, and the future, but most importantly, Schaub talked to his buddy about perspective. "I was just trying to make it a little less, but I told him before I went...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighters of the Week

  1. Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong: Stunned people, myself included, by absolutely crumbling Davit Kiria with a knee to the body and then won a grueling bout the same night with Josh Jauncey to win the Glory Lightweight Contender tournament and a shot at Robin van Roosmalen. 2. Rico Verhoeven: It wasn’t particularly entertaining, nor as easy as it probably should have been, but Rico...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 68: Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell (Video Highlights)

Why did you shoot, Matt Mitrione? The fight didn’t last long, but things were looking decent for Mitrione until he decided to go for a takedown – a sloppy one, at that.Mitrione left his neck open and Ben Rothwell (pictured) quickly took advantage and slapped on a front choke. Mitrione didn’t hesitate to tap out.UFC Fight Night 68 took place inside Smoothie King Center in New...
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 68 Video Highlights

UFC Fight Night 68 provided an evening full of exciting finishes and you can watch highlights from all the main card bouts below courtesy of FOX Sports 1. — Dan Henderson Vs Tim Boetsch: Matt Mitrione Vs Ben Rothwell: Dustin Poirier Vs Yancy Medeiros: Joe Soto Vs Anthony Birchak: Francisco Rivera Vs Alex Caceras:
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1:15AM ET/10:15PM PT.Tim Boesch (pictured), Dan Henderson, Matt Mitrione, Ben Rothwell and the card’s other featured fighters who won’t require medical attention...
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ben Rothwell goes full on maniac heel after submitting Matt Mitrione

Just when we though UFC Fight Night 68 couldn’t get any better, the night took a strange turn during Ben Rothwell’s post-fight interview with Jon Anik. It was a nasty front guillotine choke following a takedown from Mitrione that forced the TUF 10 alum to do a double tap with just under two minutes into the opening stanza. This extended Rothwell’s win streak to three inside...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell's Post-Fight Interview Was Better Than the Fight with Matt Mitrione

Matt Mitrione deserved to lose this one.What the heck was he thinking when he decided to tackle a guy that was heavier and taller than him practically standing up? If you are going to do that you should (1) go low so you can have a reason able chance to take him down (2) be quick enough to get up so he doesn't get the upper hand on you and choke you out.Just like Big Ben did.via RedditRead more »
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell gets quick tap from Matt Mitrione with first round submission

Ben Rothwell is best known as a prolific knockout artist, but he showed Matt Mitrione he's got a few submissions up his sleeve as well after slapping on a front choke to get the tap out early in the first round. Rothwell came into the fight ranked No. 9 in the world ahead of Mitrione at No. 13, but despite the numbers attached to each of their names, the Wisconsin native came in...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Rothwell Submits Matt Mitrione In Opening Round At UFC Fight Night 68

Ben Rothwell continued the UFC Fight Night 68 main card theme of swift finishes with a first round submission stoppage against Matt Mitrione in the co-main event. Round One: No touch of the gloves from Mitrione as they start. Mitrione throws a left hand but misses. Rothwell lands a leg kick. Mitrione light on his feet and lands a punch. Left and a right from Mitrione. Rothwell...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 68 Results (Live)

Stay tuned to this evening for all the UFC Fight Night 68 results live as they happen from New Orleans. The action gets underway at 7pm ET (12am uk) with the main card going live at 10pm ET (3am UK). — Main Card: Tim Boetsch vs. Dan Henderson Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell Yancy Medeiros vs. Dustin Poirier Brian Ortega vs. Thiago Tavares Joe Soto vs. Anthony...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Weigh-In Results: Tim Boetsch, Dan Henderson Ready To Go (Video)

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Dan Henderson and the heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and two early prelims may be viewed on...
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 68 Weigh-In Results & Video

The UFC Fight Night 68 weigh-ins have now taken place in New Orleans and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below. — Main Card: Tim Boetsch (185.5) vs. Dan Henderson (186) Matt Mitrione (255) vs. Ben Rothwell (265) Yancy Medeiros (159.5) vs. Dustin Poirier (156) – Medeiros has 2hrs to make 156lb limit Brian Ortega (146) vs. Thiago Tavares ...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night – Boetsch vs Henderson

The H-Bomb, exploding. The Smoothie King Center (yes, you read that right) in New Orleans will host the UFC Fight Night – Boetsch vs Henderson.   Having won two titles in two different weight classes, Dan “Hendo” Henderson is a legend in the sport.  In addition to the championships, Henderson is most remembered by his epic knockout of Micheal Bisping at UFC 100.  Hendo’s...
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 68 Fight Card

The UFC is back at it again this coming Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 68 from New Orleans and we’ve got the full card for you below. Headlining the show is a middleweight encounter between Dan Henderson, who at the age of 44 has just one win in his last six fights, and Tim Boetsch who’s not been faring much better with a 2-4 recent record. In the co-main event we’ve got...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Sizzling Summer – June loaded with MMA Action

June is the official beginning of summer, and this June is loaded with four UFC cards and two Bellator events that will pack quite a punch. Now before you park yourself in front of the TV with your flip flops, hot dogs and ice cold beer, let’s take a look at, what you’ll be taking a look at. UFC Fight Night 68 – June 6th This card is headlined by Tim Boetsch and Dan Henderson...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

With Reebok Sponsorship Pay Scale A Flop, What’s Next For UFC?

A week has passed since officials made the pay structure of the UFC’s exclusive Reebok sponsorship public. The immediate reaction to the deal was a swing and a miss in the eyes of many fighters and fans. Fighters like Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schuab were highly critical of the deal and seemed completely shocked by the figures. The structure of the deal effectively turns off an...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC fighters split on benefits, drawbacks of new deal with Reebok

After the UFC revealed its base pay structure for fighters wearing Reebok clothing during fight weeks, begining with July's UFC 189, many fighters took Twitter to give initial reactions. Some, like Brendan Schaub, Chris Kelades, Matt Mitrione, and Roger Navarez, expressed disappointment and claimed that they would end up losing a lot of money as a result of the UFC's deal with Reebok...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC fighters take to social media to blast Reebok sponsorship pay

The UFC went public today with the details of what their fighters will make under the exclusive clothing sponsorship with Reebok that will begin on July 6th of this year. Here’s the details on the tiered payment scale which was first tweeted out via screenshot (and then deleted) by UFC ‘Renegade’ Cody Gibson earlier today. It has since been confirmed by UFC officials. 1-5 bouts...
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May 06, 2015  |  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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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rothwell vs. Mitrione, Henderson vs. Boetsch headed to New Orleans

Three new bouts have been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in New Orleans on June 6 including a heavyweight showdown between Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione as well as the return of Dan Henderson as he takes on Tim Boetsch. The new fights were announced during the UFC 184 weigh-in show on FOX Sports 1. Rothwell is coming off the biggest win of his career in the UFC after...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mitrione vs. Rothwell, Henderson vs. Boetsch Added to UFC Fight Night 68

On Friday, a trio of bouts were announced for UFC Fight Night 68. A heavyweight scrap between Matt Mitrione and Ben Rothwell, a middleweight tango with Dan Henderson and Tim Boetsch and a clash between Joe Proctor vs. Justin Edwards was added to the June 6 event. Mitrione will be riding a three-fight winning streak into the matchup. “Meathead” most recently TKO’d Gabriel...
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA books Kimbo Slice versus Ken Shamrock for June 20th in St. Louis

Now, at a combined age of 92, with one of the men carrying a record of 2-7 over the past decade – it’s still going to happen almost 7-years after they were originally scheduled to meet. Some are asking why…why now? Why bother? Ask yourself that again when the ratings come down. Two of the biggest draws in MMA history, Kimbo Slice and UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, will lock...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kimbo Slice Signs For Bellator

Yep, believe it or not Kimbo Slice is back in the MMA business as he’s just become Bellator’s latest signing. Kimbo last fought in the cage at UFC 113 back in May of 2010, losing by second round TKO to Matt Mitrione which prompted his release from the promotion. After that the former YouTube backyard brawling sensation decided to try his hand at boxing and compiled a 7-0 record...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC On FOX 13 Bonus Awards

Following last night’s UFC On FOX 13 event the recipients of the evenings $50,000 bonus awards were announced. Earning ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors was the main event heavyweight fight between Junior dos Santos and Stipe Miocic which was for the most part a straight-up boxing match that ebbed and flowed over 25 hard fought minutes leaving both men looking like they’d been...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Mitrione TKO’s Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on FOX 13 (Video Highlights)

Matt Mitrione (pictured) and Gabriel Gonzaga weren’t wasting any time in getting busy on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 13. The heavyweights were flinging leather from the opening bell until Mitrione was pulled off by referee Herb Dean at the 1:59 mark in the opening round. UFC on FOX 13 took place inside US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Please click the media player below...
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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