Tag: UFC

StrikeForce Nashville Quick Results

StrikeForce middleweight champion Jake Shields (top) rains down punches on Dan Henderson Photos – Esther Lin/StrikeForce                           Jake Shields (21-4-1) retained his StrikeForce Middleweight title with a unanimous five-round decision over Dan Henderson25-8). Scores were 49-45, 49-46 and 48-45 for Shields. “King Mo” Lawal (7-0)... Read more »

When WIll New York Legalize MMA?

Matt Serra was the special guest at Fight Club Q&A at the Prudential Center in Newark on Friday before UFC 111. (For those of you who’ve never been to a live event, UFC always does a question-and-answer session with a fighter for an hour or so before the weigh-ins). About half of the people who... Read more »

Andrei Arlovski - Chicago Resident, MMA Pro - Great to See Him Back At It!

Are the fangs of Andrei “The PItbull” Arlovski (http://www.arlovksi.com ) resurrected with his new Strikeforce (http://www.Strikeforce.com) contract?  I would say absolutely!  With focus on MMA and not wasting time with Freddie Roach in the boxing world, The Pitbull seems to remember where his fangs were actually earned.  Dino Costeas (http://www.dinocosteas.tv), his long time MMA and BJJ coach... Read more »
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UFC 111 - Looking for a Place to Watch Fights - Find a Theatre in Illinois

    NCM Fathom and Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) are making history by teaming up for the first time to present UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy LIVE in over 300 movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, March 27 when UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre takes on Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy, and former heavyweight champion Frank... Read more »

Boxing verse MMA - Foolish James Toney

So Ray Mercer knocked out Tim Sylvia with a punch that is highlight wheel worthy.  But James Toney is in for a rude awakening now that he has signed a fight deal with the UFC. Ray Mercer, James Toney and KJ Noons were all guests on HD Net Fight Night this past Friday discussing the... Read more »

The Ignorance of Boxers Who Think They Can Walk Easily Into the Cage

The question of whether a boxer is better than a ground fighter has been tested since UFC began.  What has been determined by the MMA industry is that you can not be successful in the sport of MMA without training MMA.  MMA incorporates ground fighting, and time has shown that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has a... Read more »
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UFC 109 Fight Predictions

It is always fun to do fight predictions when you are not emotionally invested in the fight.  As I mentioned earlier this week, I am not super-excited about Saturday’s card, which actually helps me keep a more objective point of view on who I would bet on.  You would think that owning an MMA school,... Read more »

Jen Pulver, Still at it- Despite 4 Losses in a Row

Jens Pulver has certainly paid his dues in MMA.  With a record of 22-12-1 he is still at it despite 4 recent losses in a row.  Pulver’s career began in 1999, truly at the onset of mixed martial arts fighting.  Before sanctioning was squared a way and the best interests of the fighters were considered,... Read more »

2009 Five Top MMA Matchups

We have already addressed favorite fighters and best fights of 2009.  But many do not think about who is at the root of making these ‘Best of Fights’ happen and creating our “Favorite Fighters.’  It is guys like Joe SIlva and Sean Shelby – MMA matchmakers.  Another question posed on my December survey was, ‘What... Read more »
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Hulk Hogan Believes in MMA Model of Business

Hulk Hogan has had a wishy washy opinion of MMA over the years.  But recently in an interview with AOL he spoke the obvious, “MMA is spanking the WWE as far as the pay-per-view stuff.”  Eloquently said I must say. Hogan now admits that Dana White, UFC President, “has done an amazing job, and it’s... Read more »