Archive for July, 2013

Three Stars from UFC 133: Evans, Belfort and MacDonald

Posted on July 31st, 2013 by Rich

After another successful event in Philadelphia, the UFC has another light heavyweight contender, a “Phenom” back to his old ways and a young Canadian who continues to impress. No. 1 star — Rashad Evans: With a 15-month break between fights, Evans was expected to experience ring rust in his bout with Tito Ortiz. Ring rust […]

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Soares interview: Silva?s manager says fighter?s popularity soaring with Burger King deal

Posted on July 30th, 2013 by Rich

The UFC is hoping UFC 134 is the beginning of big things in Brazil. The nation that produces an amazing number of top notch mixed martial artists is still lukewarm on the sport. Anderson Silva, Royce Gracie and the Nogueira brothers have been battling an uphill climb to compete with the Brazilian stars from soccer. […]

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Dennis Hallman’s Shorts Upset Dana White

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by Rich

Filed under: UFC, News PHILADELPHIA — UFC 133 may have lacked a championship fight, but it did produce one moment that will affect all future UFC cards. Dennis Hallman, whose nickname is “Superman,” clearly changed for the fight in the wrong phone booth, because Hallman came out wearing blue, Speedo-like trunks that left little to […]

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Paul Daley talks Woodley, wrestling, and ?Marq-fart?

Posted on July 28th, 2013 by Rich

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Paul Daley’s loss to Nick Diaz in April a back-and-forth fight, with Daley looking close to the win during the bout, but Diaz coming back for the win. At the Strikeforce open workouts, he talked about how he got over that loss. “The usual way that we do in England. Go […]

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Philly?s finest BHop drills Evans on slick boxing

Posted on July 27th, 2013 by Rich

Bernard Hopkins hasn’t always been a big fan of mixed martial arts, but like many boxers he’s coming around to understand and respect the sport. BHop admits that just his boxing alone wouldn’t carry him in an MMA fight. On the flip side, most MMA fighters certainly respect the hands and foot work of great boxers. […]

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Strikeforce done with Overeem, heavyweight champ reportedly dropped by Zuffa

Posted on July 26th, 2013 by Rich

There’s a new sheriff in town and he’s not messing around. Strikeforce fighters were sent a message tonight by their new boss Zuffa – play the game or play it elsewhere. Back on July 18, the promotion’s heavyweight champ Alistair Overeem got in a public beef over a fight date. Overeem said he wasn’t available […]

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Hendricks takes tight battle against Pierce at UFC 133

Posted on July 25th, 2013 by Rich

If Johny Hendricks were going to face himself, the guy across would look similar to Mike Pierce. In a very even fight, Hendricks and Pierce nailed each other on the feet and engaged in some nasty striking from the clinch. Hendricks landed a few more solid strikes in the opening two rounds to eek out […]

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UFC 131 Weigh in Highlight: Florian v. Nunes – UFC 131

Posted on July 24th, 2013 by Rich

Tomorrow night, Kenny Florian will make his featherweight debut as he takes on Diego Nunes at UFC 131 Source: Robert Berry David Bielkheden Michael Bisping  Dan Bobish

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Evans, Belfort and more: Exclusive pictures from UFC 133

Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by Rich

Check out exclusive pictures from UFC 133 by Tracy Lee, including Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort’s finishes, Dennis Hallman’s shorts, Brian Ebersole’s manscaping, the guest Octagon Girl Chrissy Hubbard and more. Source: Jimmy Ambriz Matt Andersen  Alex Andrade  Jermaine Andrè 

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Leave Brittney alone! Fans asking if Octagon Girl will re-emerge at UFC 133

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by Rich

There was a lot of big news that came out around UFC 133 this week. Zuffa is done with Golden Glory fighters and even bigger, the great Fedor Emelianenko is done with Strikeforce. But there’s still a little unfinished business to tend to with regards to the Octagon Girls. Last month, it appeared fan favorite […]

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