Jones and Cormier have a feud that was born of competition. They’re alpha males who are several rungs up the ladder ahead of everyone else, competing vigorously to be regarded as the best.
The MMA community lost an influential figure on Thursday. Glenn Robinson, the founder of the Blackzilians team based out of Boca Raton, Fla., has died due to a suspected heart attack, per MMA Junkie. Robinson's death was first noted by reporter Christopher James on his Facebook, and later confirmed by Robinson's daughter Sam via social media. The Blackzilians team was formed in 2011 as the brainchild of Robinson, who was the president of Iron Bridge Tools, a successful tool manufacturer. Since founding the camp, Robinson had worked with the likes of former UFC champions Rashad Evans, Eddie Alvarez, and Vitor Belfort, as well as world title contenders Anthony Johnson and Volkan Oezdemir, among
Steve Mowry is The Harvester. When Mowry's talking favorite horror movies, you've got your old school and your new school. On the one hand, you've got The Shining and House of 1000 Corpses; on the other, you've got Insidious and The Conjuring. What can you say? The guy's a movie buff. He likes musicals, too. His favorite is Finian's Rainbow. I've never heard of it, either, but I'm not going to argue with a heavyweight who stands 6'8", has a 4-0 pro MMA career, debuts for Bellator on Saturday and is The Harvester. He can't share even the most seemingly basic of details, but producers recently cast Mowry as the titular villain in the forthcoming slasher film. No word on what his character may be
UFC president Dana White, however, said Jones will not fight at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York and instead will return sometime in 2019.
Tributes flowed Wednesday for charismatic Japanese mixed martial artist Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, who died at age 41, three weeks after announcing a battle with cancer. Born to a family of wrestlers and martial artists, the wiry, tattoo-covered Yamamoto took on larger opponents in a wide range of MMA events, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Yamamoto started wrestling at a young age under his father, who represented Japan at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Coming off a highlight reel third round TKO of Tim Williams last month at UFC Fight Night 135, middleweight Eryk Anders was eager to get back to action, but didn’t anticipate making his return as quickly as he will be.
"Remember, I was supposed to fight him after he fought Ken Shamrock," Chuck Liddell recounted on Monday, looking back with bemused fondness on his age-old rivalry with Tito Ortiz and its bitter beginnings. "After I fought Vitor Belfort, he jumped in the ring and said he was going to kick my ass after he was done with Ken Shamrock." With every name he dropped, "The Iceman" dated himself by another decade or so. Shamrock is a 54-year-old throwback to the formative era of MMA. Belfort, though only recently retired, is 41 and in his own way a relic of a different time. "Then," Liddell continued, "after I knocked out Babalu ..." That would be Renato "Babalu" Sobral, whose run in the UFC ended 11 years
The origins of the UFC and of the Octagon aren't exactly a new story. It's been set down before, in books, articles, and interviews. It's a fascinating blend of child-like desire – to find out which martial art is strongest – and adult ambition. After all, the Gracies were already sure the BJJ was king, they just needed the right platform to sell that fact to America. Pay-per-view was it. For as well covered as all that is, however, it's never been a cartoon... at least not until now. The UFC has finally fixed that long overlooked gap in the retelling of their personal mythos, with the release of OCTO: The Disputed Origin Story of the UFC Octagon. The 10-minute mini-doc covers the debate over
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn is coming back to the Octagon to face Ryan Hall on Dec. 29, and sat down with MMA Fighting at the Nova Uniao training center in Brazil to discuss his UFC 232 fight, why he's coming back to action, training with Andre Pederneiras, if he thinks Jose Aldo would be successful in a potential move to lightweight, Bellator's upcoming show in Hawaii, and much more.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight athletes Jan Blachowicz and Nikita Krylov collide this Saturday (Sept. 15, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 136 inside Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia. For the better part of the first three years of his UFC tenure, Blachowicz gave away winnable fights by gassing out horribly after the first five minutes. It was immensely frustrating to watch — Blachowicz was clearly skilled enough to make an impact on a barren division, but kept losing. Luckily, he fixed that flaw in 2017, and the result has been a three-fight win streak that earned him the No. 4 position in the rankings. Much more important, Nikita Krylov is back! I personally was heartbroken
Stipe Miocic is the most decorated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion of all time, defending his world title a record three times before running into Light Heavyweight kingpin Daniel Cormier's devastating overhand right at UFC 226 two months ago. Miocic, like most of the other athletes who lose in such a hard-hitting division, got caught ... plain and simple. He admitted as much immediately after the loss at the post-fight press conference: “It sucks, losing is not fun at all. But when I put it all in perspective, I am going home right now to my beautiful wife who is having my child. There are better things than losing. It sucks, you know. I want to come back and rematch,
SportsCastr, the social live-streaming platform that lets anyone in the world become a color commentator, today announced an official partnership with Friday Night Fights, North America’s longest-running Muay Thai series. Through this partnership, SportsCastr will deliver free and pay-per-view Friday Night Fights globally, allowing MMA’s 260 million fans to access or provide live color commentary through SportsCastr. To launch the partnership, SportsCastr will provide an exclusive stream of the first half of the Friday Night Fights match on Sept. 14, 2018, with the second half available on UFC Fight Pass.