68 Search Results for mma culture

Aug 15, 2017 5:11 pm

IMMAF Wants MMA in the Olympics by 2028

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation wants to push and develop MMA as a sport all across the world. While most of us may still look at cage fighting as some sort of niche and bizarre spectacle, the IMMAF pictures a future where MMA is looked at as a legit sport. The UFC has tried to...

Oct 3, 2015 2:26 pm

It’s Over — MMA Has Officially Hit Romance Novel Status

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s official, the world is over. Well not exactly, but it is a dark day for MMA because we have learned that the sport has been used in a series of romance novels. Yes, romance novels, the worst of all genres of literature. You know...

Aug 13, 2015 5:59 pm

Ronda Rousey’s 6.5 Million Reasons She’s MMA’s Top Dog

Yesterday it was announced that UFC champion Ronda Rousey made the Forbes highest-paid women in sports list, coming in at number 8. What earned her the eight spot? 6.5 million. According to the report Rousey made 3 million from fighting, although the list only takes into account two of her fights, and then 3.5 million...

Feb 21, 2014 3:03 pm

New MMA Reality Series ‘Combate Americas’ Debuts This Weekend On Mun2

Even after acknowledging its fading fanbase, boxing will go down as one of the most popular sports of all time. It is a grueling contest that welcomes people of all shapes and sizes, but it is debatable a certain group of people have revolutionized the sport more than any other. Latinos have been putting on...

Sep 14, 2016 11:31 am

Nick the Tooth Explains why He Left Lookin’ for a Fight

Lookin’ for a Fight, which follows UFC President Dana White, former UFC welterweight champ Matt Serra, and MMA personality Nick “The Tooth” Gullo around the continent as they track down rising MMA talent, has become incredibly popular over the last year. Unfortunately, the show has recently taken a bit of a hit, as The Tooth...

Feb 5, 2016 9:40 am

Benson Henderson: ‘The UFC can sit there and promise you the moon’

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has had a lot more than just fans buzzing about his choice to leave the UFC and sign to fight with Bellator MMA. Now being a former UFC fighter, current UFC veterans have been trying to get as much information from “Smooth” on how his negotiations went down from...

Oct 14, 2017 2:49 pm

Frankie Edgar Isn’t Convinced More Weight Classes Stop Brutal Cuts

Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee put on a great fight at UFC 216 but it almost never happened. Media watched the early weigh-ins on that Friday morning on the edge of our seat. Watching Lee come out and stand on the scale at the very last second was stressful, both in the danger of the...

Sep 20, 2017 1:17 pm

Braun Strowman Warns Conor McGregor if He Has WWE Aspirations

When you’re Conor McGregor, the world is your oyster. But sometimes, diving for oysters is dangerous. Sometimes, there are monsters in the deep. All this is just a convoluted analogy for the WWE’s monster-among-monsters, Braun Strowman. He was recently asked about McGregor in an interview ahead of his beastly battle this Sunday with Brock Lesnar,...

Sep 1, 2017 7:23 am

Floyd Mayweather Compares The McGregor Fight to a World Record ‘Bank Heist’

They don’t call him “Money” Mayweather for nothing. Floyd Mayweather came out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor in what turned out to be a very smart business move. Just showing up in the arena on fight night earned Mayweather $100 million. With the endorsements, pay-per-view cut and other unspoken bonuses, Mayweather probably doubled or...

Jul 31, 2017 8:08 am

Coach Duke Roufus drops hint about CM Punk’s next fight

Duke Roufus serves as the coach of several of the UFC’s top fighters, from UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley, who defeated Demian Maia over the weekend, to UFC flyweight contender Sergio Pettis, who takes on Brandon Moreno in the main event of UFC Fight Night 114 this weekend. Roufus also serves as the head MMA...

Jul 20, 2017 6:44 am

Kevin Lee explains why he can forgive Conor McGregor’s perceived racist words

On August 26, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring with undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather. To promote this fight, the two stars recently engaged in a four-city press tour, stopping in LA, Toronto, Brooklyn and London. As expected, this tour generated hundreds of headlines. Unfortunately, not all of them were positive,...

Jul 1, 2017 2:28 pm

VIDEO | New footage of Conor McGregor working head movement with Ido Portal

More movement to go along with all the huge amount of daily traditional work: mitts, heavy bag, cardio and lots of sparring. Keeping the brain quick, the eyes sharp, the feet light. When such a zero impact drill is involved the 'software is upgraded without damaging the hardware' (John Kavanagh) and extra motor learning and...

May 24, 2017 12:23 pm

Fighters rally behind Cris “Cyborg” Justino after Angela Magana incident

Over the weekend, the UFC flew some 400 of its fighters out to Las Vegas, Nevada for a special athletes retreat. During the events of the weekend, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino had a run-in with UFC strawweight Angela Magana, which ended with Cyborg punching and visibly rocking Magana. Since then, Cyborg has been...

May 22, 2017 6:25 pm

Cris Cyborg releases a statement regarding the Angela Magana incident

Cris Cyborg releases a statement regarding the Angela Magana incident Former Invicta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has issued a statement regarding her altercation with Angela Magana which took place this past weekend in Las Vegas. Cyborg confronted Magana on Sunday afternoon, this after the outspoken strawweight had recently posted numerous derogatory tweets about her on...

May 6, 2017 9:41 pm

Gegard Mousasi: “I won’t miss fighting if I retire”

Gegard Mousasi: “I won’t miss fighting if I retire” Surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi is currently a free agent. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight title holder, Mousasi, is riding a very impressive five-fight win streak which includes two stoppage wins over former UFC champions. Gegard’s most recent win came at last month’s UFC 210...

Apr 25, 2017 1:22 pm

CM Punk to star in MTV reality series ‘The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros’

CM Punk will be making his way back to television as it was announced on Monday that he will be one of 10 athletes set to star in the MTV reality series “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros.” “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros will pit 10 of America’s top athletes against familiar faces from the long-running...

Mar 23, 2017 11:52 am

VIDEO | Roufusport being sued for death of Dennis Munson Jr.

On March 28, 2014, Dennis Munson Jr. made his amateur kickboxing debut at an event promoted by Roufusport at the Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During the three-round amateur bout, Munson staggered in the fight after exchanging shots with his opponent. After the end of three-round fight, the debuting fighter collapsed to the canvas in...

Mar 14, 2017 11:07 am

Demetrious Johnson: People misunderstand Tyron Woodley when he talks about racism

Over the last few months, UFC welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley has generated some controversy among fans by suggesting that he deals with racism, even as a UFC champion. “If you look at the history of our sport – and it’s not even our sport, the history of the American culture – certain things are subliminally...

Jan 24, 2017 6:30 am

Tyron Woodley on racism: it’s indirect most times, but sometimes it’s blatant

Over the last few months, Tyron Woodley has generated dozens of headlines by claiming that, even as the UFC welterweight champion, he experiences racism on a frequent basis. Some fans have responded to these claims by accusing him of “race-baiting”. Others have applauded him for shining a light on these ugly issues which, to this day,...

Nov 23, 2016 10:11 am

USADA fires back at Lyoto Machida for claiming ignorance in doping case

Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida’s case with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has been a very public one. Several months ago, USADA approached Machida for a random out-of-competion drug test. Machida disclosed that he had been taking a supplement called 7-Keto, which resulted in an anti-doping policy violation. Machida was handed an 18-month suspension, which...

Oct 19, 2016 11:31 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor compared to Pablo Escobar in street art piece

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor once said that he looked like Mexican drug lord, “El Chapo” dressed “in his prime.” Now, it looks like an artistic fan is comparing the Irish mixed martial arts superstar to Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar. In a social media post on Wednesday, “The Notorious” posted a photo of himself...

Sep 23, 2016 9:09 am

Louis Smolka mocks Sergio Pettis, internet responds

This week, unfortunate news surfaced that #15 ranked UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis had been forced to withdraw from his ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ scrap with #9 ranked flyweight Louis Smolka. Pettis’ head coach, Duke Roufus, broke the news via Instagram, revealing that ‘The Phenom’ had suffered a minor injury in training that would prevent him...