John Cholish works on Wall Street and has a high-paying job, so he could do this retirement thing. He made it to the UFC by fighting as a side gig, strictly for the love of it. But it puts into perspective the amount of fighters that are possibly receiving an un-liveable wage while trying to make ends [...]continue reading
John Cholish works on Wall Street and has a high-paying job, so he could do this retirement thing. He made it to the UFC by fighting as a side gig, strictly for the love of it. But it puts into perspective the amount of fighters that are possibly receiving an un-liveable wage while trying to make ends [...]
TRT had nothing to do with that kick, but it had something to do with Vitor training with a new vigor, like he wasn’t an eighteen year veteran of the sport. TRT helped him push himself, probably making him faster and stronger, but yeah, you’re right, Luke. TRT had nothing to do with the actual [...]
Odd. Bellator says it doesn’t want UFC castoffs to fill their ranks, yet half their upcoming season 9 welterweight is filled with — you guessed it: UFC castoffs. Personally, I don’t mind. Those were Bjorn Rebney’s words, and I’m perfectly fine with seeing Matt Riddle take on Paul Daley , Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders [...]
After the last two weeks of second-guessing and wondering if the Mark Hunt hype train would be derailed due to a prior arrest years ago, thus effecting his Visa and travel to the US for his fight against JDS, everything has cleared. Life is good, we are cool, everything is great. Now, we shall [...]
Full results from Brazil: Vitor Belfort def. Luke Rockhold via KO in R1 Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza def. Chris Camozzi via submission (arm triangle) at 3:37, R1 Rafael dos Anjos def. Evan Dunham via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Rafael Natal def. Joao Zeferino via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Nik Lentz def. Hacran Dias via [...]
There is absolutely nothing we’d like to see more than Anderson Silva taking on Bones Jones to truly decide who is the greatest fighter in the world today. No better gift could be granted, and hopefully it happens, but at the same time, I don’t want to kill myself holding my breath. Yet another [...]
I think we can all agree that Paulo Thiago’s greatest Octagon moment was when he knocked out Josh Koscheck at UFC 95. From there he lost to Jon Fitch, beat Mike Swick and Jacob Volkmann, then kind of went on a spiral, losing four out of his last five fights to the likes of [...]
Full weights from Brazil Vitor Belfort (186) vs. Luke Rockhold (186) Chris Camozzi (186) vs. Ronaldo Souza (186) Rafael dos Anjos (156) vs. Evan Dunham (156) Rafael Natal (186) vs. Joao Zeferino (185) Hacran Dias (146) vs. Nik Lentz (146) Mike Rio (156) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (154) John Cholish (156.2)* vs. Gleison Tibau (156) Michel [...]
From time to time when we are not asking fighters tough questions, we like to think outside of the realm of pertinent issues relating to them and throw in some questions that people usually fail to think are good general questions. In the past we have asked fighters such as Chael Sonnen what historical person [...]
The fight could go absolutely differently come May 25th, or it could go the same, and Bigfoot Silva will walk away from Las Vegas looking like he does in the picture above. What it seems to come down to is Bigfoot’s different approach to this fight. Maybe he won’t throw a lazy leg kick [...]
Bryan Caraway hates marijuana, Nate Diaz hates Bryan Caraway and Dana White hates the whole situation.
Alright, let’s try not to turn this into the great ignorant drug debate of 2013. That’s not what this is about. This isn’t even necessarily about the usage of a certain derogatory term made by Nate Diaz in the direction of Bryan Caraway. This all stems from the fact that TRT is getting a giant [...]
So whats been going on with Zab Judah since his last performance against Danny Garcia at The Barclays Center? Well the former unified welterweight champion has been back home in Las Vegas, where Marcos Villegas was able to get a hold of him and have a nice little chit chat about his Garcia bout in [...]
Pat Healy stands to lose at least $130,000 in bonuses after testing positive for marijuana post UFC 159.
Unbelievable. Apparently, a night out with some old friends a month ago, where I assume a spliff was passed around with smiles and pats on the back, looks to have cost Pat Healy up to, and possibly over, $130,000 in bonuses. This failed drug test by Healy will overturn his impressive win over Jim Miller to a [...]
If my upbringing full of hard working values, Oscar De La Hoya fights and Manny Pacquiao beatings taught me anything; it’s that you always listen to your elders – especially if they’re Freddie Roach and he wants to discuss the UFC welterweight division. You must always take value from a fighting Roach brother, especially when he’s held pads [...]
By Mick Akers Danny Garcia’s trainer/father is known for his loudmouth antics leading up to his son’s fights, but so far Danny has back up every word of his father’s en route to him becoming the junior welterweight unified champion. If a fighter or his camp is going to talk trash it is a must [...]
Chris Camozzi is a massive underdog, but he has the right attitude for his UFC on FX 8 fight with Jacare Souza.
This is one of those fights where the underdog is against all odds; On Saturday night Chris Camozzi will walk into Brazil and home country of one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu artists ever and not to mention a former Strikeforce champion. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has improved his stand up over the last few [...]
Josh Barnett still thinks the UFC is where he should be fighting to cement his legacy and finish his career.
We agree with you, Josh. There are few active people in the MMA world right now that we’d want more in the UFC than Josh Barnett. Some people don’t want him in there after his failed drug tests, but the guy has fought plenty of times over the last few years and he’s been clean. [...]
Over the past two years Danny Garcia has come up from relative obscurity and slowly worked his way to the top of the junior welterweight division quietly dispatching the likes of Nate Campbell and Kendall Holt while scoring spectacular KO wins over Amir Khan, and Erik Morales. With Garcia now at the top of the [...]
On June 8th, we will be all treated to another classic at The Home Depot Center as Marcos Maidana and Josesito Lopez go head to head in a fight that will not put us to sleep in any each way. The two fighters are known more for brawling than fighting and it is this very [...]
Cole Miller talks the pains and gains of MMA and the old school mindset of wanting to finish everyone
Cole Miller is a guy whose injuries have stopped him from getting a large fan-following by my estimation. Since fighting on TUF 5 (the best TUF season), he’s only averaged two fights at most a year, which is a shame considering the dude will do nothing but go for the kill no matter what. [...]