Jon "Bones" Jones took home the UFC light heavyweight belt this weekend after defeating Chael Sonnen. Jones didn't leave the octagon unscathed though, his big toe was flipped upside down. Yes, completely upside down. Jones didn't even notice the injury until he was being interviewed after the fight.
18-year-old Danielle Fuller of Newaygo, Michigan is busy working a full-time job and planning on attending college, but on December 29th, 2012, she stepped into the cage for an amateur mixed martial arts fight in front of hundreds of spectators at Leighton Hall in White Cloud, MI. She told me that she had never been in any type of fight before, not even on the playground or street, let alone a cag
Khandace Cossitt of Virginia is not your ordinary grandmother, not by any means. She is a 56-year-old granny that wants to fight in a MMA cage match. The 6 foot 5 inch tall woman is a self described "man-decker." Khandace weighs in at over 200 pounds and is eager to get into the ring. No one wants to take on this feisty grandma as of yet, but she is ready to brawl!
Dave Batista has announced that he will be making his MMA debut for CES MMA on October 6th against Rashid Evans at the Dunkin Donuts Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island.
Rashid Evans has a pro MMA record of 3-1 and is not to be confused with former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Rashad Evans...
Local mixed martial arts promotions are popping up everywhere as the sport grows in popularity. With that edict, these small time campaigns need fresh ideas on the table to bring new fans in and attract a loyal audience. This is where "Backflips and Beatdowns" takes the cake.
We talk a lot here about how mixed martial arts and the UFC have slowly worked its way into the American mainstream and public acceptance over the course of the past few years. Network television deals have been coupled with more state legislatures agreeing to allow the sport to take place in its arenas. There is nothing more American than a commercial though. Not just any commercial, one for The
With what some may call overexposure of MMA in recent memory with FOX, FX, Fuel TV and Spike all in on the trend, some of the fighters have to go that extra mile to set themselves apart from the pack to become a star. What better time to do that than the long walk from backstage at the event to the octagon to fistfight? For that matter, why not your walkout to the standard weigh-in?
Whether it is wrestling, boxing or mixed martial arts, the championship belts are always a spectacle. Sometimes they are hideous, sometimes they are pretty darn cool to look at. Well, if you have ever wanted the chance to own your very own authentic belt and not want to have to go through the work of being beaten to a pulp to get it, it is your lucky time!
You can turn around just about anywhere and see a local mixed martial arts promotion trying to stage events in seemingly every nook and cranny in the country nowadays. The UFC has brought the sport into the mainstream and these organizations are trying to capitalize on its growing popularity. With that popularity comes unexpected match ups and even more unexpected knockouts. Something like a 53-ye
Sometimes in mixed martial arts, you see a lot of weird stuff after the final bell rings. Sometimes there will be extra trash talk, a few extra punches or both fighters claiming victory. It usually involves an extra show of display exuding confidence, sometimes arrogance, but always proclaiming victory. But what about....a tumbling competition?
Mixed martial arts is known for its brutal knockouts and vicious finishes. Most of the time, they end with one fighter punching or kicking or choking his opponent until the referee has to physically remove him from his unconscious opponent. Except for one fighter.