The UFC G.O.A.T. Anderson Silva appeared recently on the Combate News television show and discussed featherweight champion Conor McGregor. “He has flaws,” said Silva, as transcribed by Guilherme Cruz for MMA Fighting. “We all have flaws. And his flaws are clear. He defends well, but he doesn’t have jiu-jitsu. The main thing is that he uses his movement
There are any number of horrifying clips of a fighter breaking a leg while executing or defending a low kick. The most sensational of course was Anderson Silva, who spent six long months slowly recovering from the injury. The Spider’s rehab and return were meticulously followed by the media. However, few gave thought to costs. Silva
On May 6, 2016 a report surfaced in Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun that then UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr, the greatest boxer of his generation, were about to announce they’d be boxing in Vegas. The source of the story of Mayweather’s team. Since then the pair have bickered back and forth in fits and starts.
The event will broadcast live on YouTube and is headlined by former UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva fighting Jared Torgeson.
the world’s leading all-female fight promotion, Invicta Fighting Championships, will stream their 21st event on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, and the service is free all weekend! The fights begin at 8:00 p.m. ET. The event will be headlined by an interim featherweight championship between Charmaine Tweet and Megan Anderson. Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg
The great actress Meryl Streep won the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes 2017 on Sunday. She took a pointed swipe at the president-elect and a puzzling one at mixed martial arts. “All of us in this room, really, belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now,” she said. “Think about it:
Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva went 1-6 with one No Contest in his last eight fights, and was released from his contract. All six losses were via T/KO. Now 37, his future appeared to be fighting for woefully low sums, with dim prospects for the future. However, super manager Alex Davis appeared recently on MMAJunkie Radio, and discussed
UFC women’s bantamweight contender Julianna Pena appeared recently on Submission Radio and defended Ronda Rousey’s controversial coach Edmond Tarverdyan. “I think Edmond’s great,” she said. “I think he’s the only one that could possibly have handled that chick in that type of setting and been able to put up with her crap. You know what
In most sports, you get to the championship by winning. Professional combat sports are more complex – fan interest also plays a significant role. Put differently, how much money the fight would make matters. In the NFL just because the Pats sell the most jerseys doesn’t give them an edge in landing a spot in
Via our friends at MMASucka When you hear the name Stuart Cooper, as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fan you surely know that he produces and films some of the greatest documentaries online. Earlier this month it was announced that Cooper would be uprooting himself from his hometown of Preston, England, and making the move to Singapore to
Peggy Morgan began practicing boxing and kickboxing in 2002, and competed extensively for five years. She was ranked second in the country as an amateur for three years at 152. Following the birth of her son, she began practicing MMA in 2011, and took to it quickly. Morgan began fighting professionally in 2012, winning two fights, before
ONE Championship has announced additional bouts to complete ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS. The Feb. 10 event will feature the best in local and international mixed martial arts talent, accentuating a tremendous main event bout between hometown hero Ev “E.T.” Ting and lightweight veteran Kamal Shalorus. “ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS is shaping up to be one
Stefan Struve made his UFC debut vs. Junior Dos Santos on February 21, 2009, at UFC 95. Skyscraper lost at 0:54 of Round 1. A rematch was scheduled for UFC Fight Night 105 on February 19, 2017, at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Unfortunately, Brazil’s Combate is reporting that Struve is injured and out
Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and the UFC began negotiations in March of 2016. In June he signed with the promotion for a fight with Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in July. Ordinarily, fighters returning to the UFC are subject to four months of PED testing before fighting, but that can be waived, and
#3 ranked middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza fights #14 Tim Boetsch at UFC 208 on February 11. The Barbarian is coming off twin KO wins, over Josh Samman and Rafael Natal. Jacare is coming off a win over Vitor Belfort at UFC 198 last May. Prior to that, he lost a split decision to Yoel Romero at
Mixed martial arts has historically suffered from public criticism. Sen. John McCain called it “Human Cock Fighting” and the characterization very nearly ended the sport. On Sunday Meryl Streep took a backhanded swipe at MMA. “All of us in this room, really, belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now,” she said.
UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn was supposed to return to the Octagon on April 23, 2016, at UFC 197. That was delayed temporarily by a police investigation. Then he was set to return vs. the beatable Dennis Siver on June 4, 2016, at UFC 199. Then Siver was out with an injury, and Cole Miller. Given
On May 6, 2016 a report surfaced in Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr, the greatest boxer of his generation, were about to announce they’d be boxing in Vegas. The source of the story of Mayweather’s team. The next day Mayweather Sr confirmed the pair would be fighting. The pair have
UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten appeared recently on the great Submission Radio for a wide-ranging interview. It touched on several of the biggest issues of the season, starting with Ronda Rousey. Rutten wisely laid out why she won, and what she needs to do to return to form: •Get used to pressure of fighting, via smokers;
Robbie Lawler began fighting in 2001, and by 2002, the Miletich Martial Arts team member was in the UFC. There he went 4-3, but left on a two-fight losing streak. Lawler went 8-1 (1 NC) outside the UFC, winning the ICON Sport Middleweight Championship and the EliteXC Middleweight Championship in the process. He then signed with