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Twitter Mailbag: Fowlkes on GSP's return, Dana White's BS, Bonnar's retirement and more
November 01, 2012 (19:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Has time made our hearts grow fonder for Georges Sr-Pierre, why don't the media challenge UFC President Dana White, and who should Jon Jones fight when he moves to heavyweight? In our latest installment of Twitter Mailbag, MMAjunkie.com's Ben Fowlkes answers those questions and many more. Check out all the questions below, and submit your own at @BenFowlkesMMA. More...
Fight Path: WSOF 1's Tyson Steele went from oil fields to biotechnology to MMA
November 01, 2012 (18:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Tyson Steele is well aware of the fate that might have awaited him if he didn't find jiu-jitsu in his spare time and continue to an MMA career. Steele's hometown of Carlyle, Saskatchewan, is filled with people who work in the oil industry. That brings plenty of jobs, like the one working on an oil rig that the Canadian fighter held for several years after he finished high school. But they're not all the most appealing jobs. And Steele learned that firsthand. More...
Bellator 82 heads to Michigan on Nov. 30, Good-Koreshkov's tourney final headlines
November 01, 2012 (17:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Bellator 82 is set for Nov. 30 at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., officials today announced. As MMAjunkie.com previously reported, Season 7 welterweight tournament finalists Lyman Good and Andrey Koreshkov will compete at the event. Their bout, which earns the winner a guaranteed title shot and $100,000 in total tournament winnings, airs on MTV2 following prelims on Spike.com. More...
Video: GLORY 3 'Rome: Final 8' preview for Saturday's kickboxing event
November 01, 2012 (17:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
In addition to a full slate of MMA offerings, this weekend offers a top kickboxing card with the GLORY 3 "Rome: Final 8" event. The event takes place Saturday at PalaLottomatica arena in Rome. The event airs on www.gloryworldseries.com (2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT) or Fight Now TV (beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET). In anticipation of the event, you can check out Fight Now TV's "Road to GLORY 3" half-hour event preview. More...
Radio (noon ET): Miguel Torres, Anthony Johnson, 'JZ' Cavalcante, Ed Soares, Travis Bartlett
November 01, 2012 (16:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the studio WSOF 1 fighters Miguel Torres, Anthony Johnson and Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante. Travis Bartlett also calls in. We also talk to RFA executive Ed Soares and MMA fan/comedian Joey "CoCo" Diaz. We're also giving away tickets to RFA 4, WSOF 1 and Diaz's comedy show in Ontario, Calif. MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio. More...
Episode No. 7 mini-recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK'
November 01, 2012 (15:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Welcome to our mini-recap for episode No. 7 of "The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK." The show, also dubbed "TUF: The Smashes," features Australian fighter George Sotiropoulos and the U.K.'s Ross Pearson as head coaches of their country's respective teams, which feature a total of eight lightweights and eight welterweights. Check out the highlights from this week's new episode. More...
Michael Johnson vs. Myles Jury official for December's UFC 155 event
November 01, 2012 (14:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A lightweight matchup between Michael Johnson and Myles Jury is now official for December's UFC 155 event. UFC officials recently confirmed the booking, which was originally reported in October. UFC 155 takes place Dec. 29 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main event is a heavyweight title fight rematch between champion Junior Dos Santos and ex-titleholder Cain Velasquez, which headlines the pay-per-view portion of the show. More...
Ahead of Bellator 79, Richard Hale sees little to fear in remaining tourney fighters
November 01, 2012 (13:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The surge of confidence that Bellator heavyweight Rich Hale experienced after stopping Mike Wessel in 79 seconds apparently never subsided. Following a post-win warning to the field of remaining competitors in the promotion's season 7 tourney, Hale had another message to them in an interview with MMAjunkie.com. The message is simple: I'm not impressed, and I'm coming after you. More...
Get the free MMAjunkie.com Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry
November 01, 2012 (12:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
If you don't already have the MMAjunkie.com Mobile app, now is the perfect time to get it. With the UFC on break, this weekend offers events from Bellator, the World Series of Fighting, and Resurrection Fighting Alliance. Stay up to date no matter where you are; the app is available on iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry. As always, it's free to download.< More...
Alcantara vs. Eduardo, Castro and Vieira added to Jan. 19 UFC event in Brazil
November 01, 2012 (12:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Yuri Alcantara is dropping a weight class to fight fellow bantamweight Johnny Eduardo at the currently unannounced Jan. 19 UFC event in Brazil. Additionally, featherweights Godofredo Castro and Milton Vieira will meet at the event. Sportv.com and Tatame reported the bouts, though MMAjunkie.com could not immediately confirm them with UFC officials. More...
Bellator CEO says hardcore fans still associate MMA with Spike TV
November 01, 2012 (01:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Bjorn Rebney said he has Excel spreadsheets at the ready if and when ex-champ Eddie Alvarez receives an offer from the UFC. After plugging in the numbers, deciding whether Alvarez stays or leaves Bellator will come down to math. Cost/benefit analyses are a constant for the Bellator CEO, who told MMAjunkie.com that hard data is the reason the tournament-based promotion is now widely considered the No. 2 player in the MMA space. "We haven't based decisions based on wild expectations or wild conjecture," Rebney said. "We've made them based on real numbers." More...
All UFC on FUEL TV 6 fighters to receive drug testing, no TUEs issued for event
November 01, 2012 (00:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC has retained an independent drug-testing laboratory to screen fighters for performance-enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse at next week's UFC on FUEL TV 6 card in Macau. MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with promotion officials that all 20 fighters on the card will be subjected to testing. Additionally, UFC officials confirmed that no therapeutic-use exemptions were granted to any fighter on the UFC on FUEL TV 6 card. More...
After Sonnen, UFC champ Jones wants Henderson and Gustafsson
October 31, 2012 (22:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Jon Jones has been one of the busiest champions in UFC history. And if he does everything he wants to before a likely move up to heavyweight next year, the light-heavyweight titleholder isn't likely to get much downtime. While potential super fights and a Chael Sonnen title fight are on the horizon, Jones admits he'd still like to fight 205-pounders Dan Henderson and Alexander Gustafsson. More...
Video: RFA 4's Efrain Escudero 'ain't no scrub' leading into fight with Tyson Griffin
October 31, 2012 (21:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Efrain Escudero defines a scrub as a guy who calls himself a fighter but doesn't put the work in to become one. It's become one of his favorite tongue-in-cheek rallying cries. So, "I ain't no scrub," Escudero proudly declared today on MMAjunkie.com Radio. Yet the winner of "The Ultimate Fighter 8" acknowledges he hasn't always been mentally present for his fights, and he expects his next bout to reveal whether he is capable of regaining his former glory. More...
John Cofer meets fellow 'TUF: Live' cast member Mike Rio at TUF 16 Finale
October 31, 2012 (20:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A lightweight matchup between "The Ultimate Figher: Live" cast members John Cofer and Mike Rio is set for December's The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale. UFC officials today announced the new matchup, which is expected to take place on the evening's preliminary card. The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale takes place Dec. 15 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with a main event between "TUF 16" coaches Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson. More...
Best training camp ever? Fighters explain MMA's worst cliche
October 31, 2012 (19:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MMA fighters love cliches, especially in pre-fight interviews. If you believe what fighters tell you before their bouts, no one has ever had anything less than an absolutely stellar training camp. Some of the sport's biggest names - Rich Franklin, Cung Le, Cain Velasquez, Julie Kedzie and Joseph Benavidez - talk to MMAjunkie.com's Ben Fowlkes about MMA's worst cliche and why you rarely hear about bad training camps. More...
Mike Pierce replaces Kyle Noke, meets Seth Baczynski at UFC on FX 6
October 31, 2012 (18:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
After losing original opponent Kyle Noke due to an injury, Seth Baczynski has a new opponent for December: Mike Pierce. UFC officials today announced the new welterweight bout. The fight is part of UFC on FX 6, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 15, at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia. More...
UFC on FUEL TV 6 weigh-ins slated for Nov. 9 in Macao, fans invited to press conference
October 31, 2012 (17:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Official fighter weigh-ins for next week's "UFC on FUEL TV 6: Franklin vs. Le" event take place Friday, Nov. 9, at Macau's Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, and the ceremony is free and open to the public. Additionally, fans are invited to a UFC on FUEL TV 6 press conference and demonstration event earlier in the week. The fan and media events take place in advance of the UFC on FUEL TV 6 fight card, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 10. More...
Radio (noon ET): Frank Shamrock, Ryan Ford, Mike Hauben, ticket giveaway
October 31, 2012 (16:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the show former UFC and Strikeforce champion Frank Shamrock, who recently released his autobiography, "Uncaged: My Life as a Champion MMA Fighter." We also catch up with Bellator 79's Ryan Ford and Fight Summit CEO Mike Hauben, and we give away tickets to this weekend's RFA 4 and WSOF 1 events in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio. More...
Chael Sonnen hints at rift with Dan Henderson following 'TUF 17' fallout
October 31, 2012 (16:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Occasional training partners Chael Sonnen and Dan Henderson probably aren't as close as they used to be. During Tuesday's MetroPCS online chat, Sonnen said he hasn't spoken to the fellow Team Quest fighter ever since Henderson posted some critical tweets. Sonnen, of course, recently leapfrogged Henderson in the pecking order of the light-heavyweight division and got a coaching spot on "The Ultimate Fighter 17" and a promised title shot with champion Jon Jones. More...
Video: Georges St-Pierre on ESPN's 'E:60'
October 31, 2012 (15:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Georges St-Pierre and his long-awaited return from knee surgery were featured on Tuesday's new edition of "E:60" on ESPN. The news-magazine show did a career retrospective on the welterweight champion ahead of next month's UFC 154 title-unification bout with interim titleholder Carlos Condit. Check out the full segment after the jump. More...
White says Jones-Silva 'absolutely will happen,' Jones expects heavyweight move in 2013
October 31, 2012 (14:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
While UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre is still a strong possibility, UFC president Dana White has strengthened his stance on the possibility of Silva vs. light-heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones. "I said it in Brazil, and I'll say it again: Hell yes, they will (fight)," he said Tuesday. Time is ticking, though; Jones said he plans to be a heavyweight as early as next year. More...
UFC returning to Boston in 2013, Ireland by 2014
October 31, 2012 (13:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
For the first time since 2010, the UFC will return to Boston, likely in 2013. Additionally, for the first time since 2009, the organization plans to make a return to Ireland no later than 2014. UFC President Dana White confirmed the plans during a MetroPCS online chat on Tuesday night. More...
John Maguire replaces Besam Yousef, meets Matt Riddle at UFC 154
October 31, 2012 (12:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
A few days after Matt Riddle replaced injured Stephen Thompson at UFC 154, his opponent, Besam Yousef, also has been forced off the card. Replacing the welterweight is veteran John Maguire. UFC officials today announced the change to the card, which takes place Nov. 17 at Montreal's Bell Centre. More...
UFC vet Stephan Bonnar officially retires from MMA
October 31, 2012 (12:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
"The American Psycho" has officially retired from MMA. Stephan Bonnar, a fan favorite since his runner-up finish on the inaugural season of "The Ultimate Fighter," has called it quits at 35 years old. Bonnar confirmed his retirement via Facebook following UFC President Dana White's announcement during a MetroPCS chat on Tuesday night. More...
UFC champ Jose Aldo faces Frankie Edgar on Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas
October 31, 2012 (03:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will meet former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar on Super Bowl weekend. UFC officials announced on Tuesday's new edition of FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight" that the much-anticipated matchup will headline the UFC's annual Super Bowl weekend card in Las Vegas. The event, which serves as UFC 156, takes place Feb. 2 at a venue yet to be determined. More...
Humbled and smaller, UFC 154's Chad Griggs planning to brawl with Cyrille Diabate
October 31, 2012 (02:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Chad Griggs hadn't lost a fight in five years when he submitted to an arm-triangle choke from heavyweight contender Travis Browne at UFC 145. Now trying his hand at light heavyweight, the 34-year-old Arizona native is glad to have been humbled. "It gives you that hunger to train hard again and put on a good show," Griggs told MMAjunkie.com Radio. More...
Following 'TUF 17' snub, Derek Brunson hoping for January Strikeforce appearance
October 31, 2012 (00:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Derek Brunson is a Strikeforce fighter, as he was before. On Monday, a secured spot on "The Ultimate Fighter 17" was nixed when Zuffa was unable to get approval from Strikeforce broadcast partner Showtime to release the fighter, Brunson's manager today told MMAjunkie.com. Officials from Strikeforce parent company Zuffa now hope to place the middleweight on a card planned for January, though he has yet to receive an official booking. More...
Bellator 78 ratings: Ratings improve slightly over previous week, event scores 154,000 viewers
October 30, 2012 (23:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The up-and-down ratings trend for Bellator Fighting Championships' Spike TV broadcasts continued this past week as 154,000 viewers tuned in for Friday's Bellator 78 event. That number was up just slightly from the 149,000 who watched the previous week's Bellator 77 fight card. Bellator 78 took place this past Friday, Oct. 26, at Nutter Center in Fairborn, Ohio. The main card featured the semifinals of the eight-man tournament for Bellator's Season 7 welterweight prize. More...
'The Ultimate Fighter 16' ratings: Episode No. 7 slips with 676K viewers
October 30, 2012 (23:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Ratings for the seventh episode of "The Ultimate Fighter 16: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson" slipped from the previous week's number with 676,000 total viewers tuning into the broadcast. The figure marks a 17 percent decrease in viewers from the 811,000 that tuned into episode No. 6. MMAjunkie.com today confirmed the ratings information with industry sources. More...
Family motivation, Tristar training pushing Ryan Ford for Bellator 79 fight with Kyle Baker
October 30, 2012 (22:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
There are downsides to training far from home. Ryan Ford knows this, and his family does, too. But the upside for him is that if you're going to be away from your comfort zone, you might as well do it with some of the best in the world. And that's just what Ford believes he's doing now that he has taken up with the team at Tristar Gym in Montreal. More...
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Fabricio Werdum official as coaches for 'TUF Brazil 2'
October 30, 2012 (21:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The return of "The Ultimate Fighter" to Brazil officially has its coaches set. As previously reported, Brazilian veterans Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum will serve as coaches on the second season of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil." UFC UFC officials on Tuesday announced the two fighters will square off as coaches on the reality show before squaring off in the octagon following the season. More...
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney will waive matching period should Eddie Alvarez not re-sign
October 30, 2012 (20:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Negotiations to keep Eddie Alvarez in Bellator resumed nearly the moment he stepped out of the cage following a knockout of Patricky "Pitbull" Freire. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney now has advanced the timeline on Alvarez's decision, telling MMAjunkie.com that he'll waive a standard 90-day matching period if the ex-champ doesn't initially take a new contract offer. "Based on our relationship with Ed, there's no reason to hold him to a series of months of not having the opportunity to look at those offers," Rebney said. More...
Bryan Caraway in for injured T.J. Dillashaw, faces Mike Easton at UFC on FOX 5
October 30, 2012 (19:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
An injury has sidelined T.J. Dillashaw, forcing him out of the next UFC on FOX event. But a Washington native has stepped up to fill the gap at UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle. Bryan Caraway will fill in for Dillashaw against Mike Easton, UFC officials on Tuesday announced. UFC on FOX 5 takes place Dec. 8 at KeyArena in Seattle. The Caraway-Easton bantamweight fight will be part of the FUEL TV-broadcast preliminary card prior to the main card on FOX. More...
RFA 4's Jerry Shapiro wants to start strong in MMA debut, then think about flyweight
October 30, 2012 (19:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Jerry Shapiro feels a little bit of pressure, but he knows that's something he better get used to. The Las Vegas-based bantamweight makes his pro MMA debut at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4, which takes place Friday at Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. The main card of RFA 4 airs live on AXS TV. Shapiro meets Cory Galloway on the prelims. More...
Company president Ray Sefo could fight at second WSOF event
October 30, 2012 (17:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Ray Sefo could soon turn in his business suit for a pair of fight trunks. For one night, anyway. Sefo - a 41-year-old veteran kickboxer and muay Thai fighter who's also dabbled in MMA and boxing - is president of the World Series of Fighting, which hosts its debut event this weekend on national TV in Las Vegas. But when the second event rolls around in early 2013, don't be surprised if you see Sefo on the fight card. More...
MMAjunkie.com Radio (noon ET): Chad Griggs, Steven Siler, Jimmy Jones, Jerry Shapiro
October 30, 2012 (16:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
MMAjunkie.com Radio today catches up with Chad Griggs and Steven Siler ahead of their bouts at next month's UFC 154 event. Additionally, Jimmy Jones joins us in studio to discuss Friday's RFA 4 fight with Sergio Pettis in Las Vegas, and Jerry Shapiro also call in to discuss his pro debut at the event. MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio. More...
'UFC 155: Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II' video preview and latest fight card
October 30, 2012 (15:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The UFC ends 2012 with a bang. In its tradition year-end event in Las Vegas, the organization offers UFC 155, which features a rematch between UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos and ex-titleholder Cain Velasquez. Check out a video preview of the stacked Dec. 29 event. More...
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Fabricio Werdum reportedly agree to coach 'TUF: Brazil 2'
October 30, 2012 (14:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum reportedly have agreed to serve as coaches on the upcoming second season of "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil." SportTV first reported the coaches, though UFC officials have made no formal announcement, and MMAjunkie.com could not immediately confirm the plans. According to the report, contracts haven't been signed, but verbal agreements are in place. More...
Bellator 80 lineup set, Brett Cooper vs. Darryl Cobb completes main card
October 30, 2012 (13:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The fight card is set for next week's Bellator 80 event. As previously announced, the event features former featherweight champion Joe Warren vs. Owen Evinger in the headliner, as all as the Season 7 featherweight-tournament semifinals. A middleweight bout between Brett Cooper and Darryl Cobb rounds out the MTV2-televised main card. More...
Co-Main Event Podcast: Episode No. 24 available with Ben Fowlkes, Chad Dundas
October 30, 2012 (12:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Episode No. 24 of the Co-Main Event Podcast is now available for streaming and download. MMAjunkie.com/USA TODAY columnist Ben Fowlkes and ESPN.com MMA writer Chad Dundas host the weekly show (also dubbed the "CME," if you nasty). This week, the boys discuss World Series of Fighting's debut event, Gina Carano, the World MMA Awards and more in a five-round episode. Check it out at www.comaineventpodcast.com. More...
Marius Zaromskis gets 30-day medical suspension following TKO loss at Bellator 78
October 30, 2012 (03:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Marius Zaromskis' manager says the Lithuanian fighter's ego is more damaged than his brain following a TKO loss to Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 78. "He got hit behind the ear, so he was just dazed," Mike Kogan on Monday told MMAjunkie.com. Ohio Athletic Commission Executive Director Bernie Profato said Zaromskis received a 30-day suspension following the fight, which was part of the MTV2-televised main card of the event at Nutter Center in Fairborn, Ohio. More...
'UFC Unrestricted' premieres Nov. 10 on FUEL TV, goes behind the scenes of UFC 148
October 30, 2012 (02:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
FUEL TV next month will unveil a new special going in-depth at a UFC event. "UFC Unrestricted" premieres Nov. 10 and will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at "UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II," which took place this past July. "UFC Unrestricted" airs at 1 p.m. ET on Nov. 10, immediately following the FUEL TV post-fight show for "UFC on FUEL TV: Franklin vs. Le," which takes place in Macau. More...
Bellator 81's Rich Clementi has 'No Love' for turnaround times, but loves tourney format
October 30, 2012 (01:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Rich Clementi has been around the game a long time, so he knows there are pros and cons to just about everything in MMA. When it comes to his current home in Bellator, that's no exception. Clementi loves Bellator's tournament format because he believes title challengers all earn their shots. But at the same time, getting that shot sure can be taxing. Clementi next faces Marcin Held in the promotion's lightweight tournament semifinals, just a month after his opening-round win. More...
Video: Bellator champ Michael Chandler won't lose sleep over Eddie Alvarez's fate
October 29, 2012 (23:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The attention being heaped on ex-Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez isn't wearing on the man who took his belt, Michael Chandler. The current lightweight titleholder today told MMAjunkie.com Radio that the hubbub over Alvarez's next move is par for the course with a star-driven media. "That's how every sport is," Chandler said. "That's how football is. Look at Tim Tebow and (Matt) Sanchez. I was just watching 'SportsCenter' today, and the media is whatever." More...
'Hungry' Gerald Harris looks at WSOF 1 fight with Josh Burkman as starting career over
October 29, 2012 (22:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Gerald Harris must feel like he's all over the news lately. On Saturday, he hopes he's being talked about for reasons beyond his nickname. As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, "Hurricane" Harris is preparing to bear down on the World Series of Fighting and is looking for a fifth straight victory. Harris meets fellow UFC vet Josh Burkman in the promotion's debut. World Series of Fighting 1 takes place Saturday at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. More...
UFC on FUEL TV 6's Cung Le opted for bloodletting to treat injured foot
October 29, 2012 (21:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
I'm not sure when it was, but at some point during my recent conversation with Cung Le, I began to suspect that he might have gone just a tad overboard with medical procedures designed to speed his recovery from a foot injury in time for a fight against Rich Franklin at UFC on FUEL TV 6. Wait, no. I know exactly when it was. It was when he mentioned "bloodletting." That's one of those terms that tends to jump out at you. More...
Friday's World Series of Fighting 1 fighter weigh-ins open to fans
October 29, 2012 (20:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
Fans are invited to Friday's World Series of Fighting 1 official fighter weigh-ins. The festivities take place at in the lobby of PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The same venue hosts the following day's debut WSOF event, which airs live on NBC Sports Network with an Andrei Arlovski vs. Devin Cole heavyweight headliner. More...
Champ Benson Henderson turned to UFC notables for career-longevity advice
October 29, 2012 (19:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
On the way to the UFC lightweight championship, and even atop the premier MMA organization's 155-pound class, Benson Henderson has interviewed the experts. "As a young guy, I knew I was going to make plenty of mistakes, so I wanted to pick the brains of the older guys," Henderson told MMAjunkie.com. B.J. Penn, Kenny Florian and Rich Franklin are among the veterans whom Henderson sought out, and he now credits them for his development as a fighter. More...
Finalists announced for 2012 World MMA Awards, Rousey earns record four nominations
October 29, 2012 (18:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie ]
The finalists have been announced for the 2012 World MMA Awards, and Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey picked up a record four nominations. Fighters Only, which coordinates the annual awards, today announced the finalists in 21 fan-voted categories. Rousey is one of five fighters nominated for the prestigious Charles "Mask" Lewis Fighter of the Year award with Daniel Cormier, Nate Diaz, Benson Henderson and Jones Jones. More...

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