79 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...

Dec 2, 2017 6:40 am

VIDEO | Jose Aldo Drops An Absolutely Ridiculous Quote About His Weight Cut

Weigh-ins are always a tough time for anyone, but especially for championship bouts. So many fights have been ruined by a bad weight cut. Last night’s main event for The Ultimate Fighter finale was even switched up due to kidney failure. Both Max Holloway and Jose Aldo appeared to be going through tough cuts and...

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...

Dec 12, 2017 8:05 am

Max Holloway Passionately Campaigns to Bring UFC to Hawaii

Now that Max Holloway has cemented his reign as the new featherweight king, ushering in the Blessed Era, he focuses his eyes on a new accomplishment. Holloway’s mission statement now as UFC champion is to continue as an even stronger ambassador to his homeland and to finally bring UFC to Hawaii. It looks like his...

Dec 5, 2017 2:46 pm

VIDEO | The Late Kimbo Slice Made His UFC Debut 8 Years Ago Today

#OnThisDay in 2009, Kimbo Slice made his UFC debut. pic.twitter.com/dieVLe1pbY — UFC (@ufc) December 5, 2017 When Kimbo Slice tragically passed away last June from congestive heart failure, he left a giant hole in the MMA community. Born Kevin Ferguson, Slice was more than just a mixed martial artist or a sports entertainment attraction, he...

Nov 29, 2017 7:33 am

CM Punk will be attending UFC 218 in Detroit

Last September, CM Punk, a pro wrestling star with essentially zero legitimate martial arts experience, stepped into the UFC’s Octagon for a battle with young prospect Mickey Gall. As so many expected, Punk was blown out of the water by his more experienced foe, losing via first-round submission. While this fight itself was a veritable...

Nov 8, 2017 12:09 pm

Cosplay Queen Angela Hill Auditioned for Marvel’s Black Panther

While taking out four fighters in a row and winning the strawweight tritle, Angela Hill’s time in Invicta FC was like a greatest hits of video game and pop culture references. Each weigh-in, she turned up like it was Comic Con and it was awesome. After clawing her way back to the UFC, she picked...

Nov 2, 2017 12:53 pm

BREAKING | Conor McGregor Has Been Added to MSG’s Best 366 Moments Exhibit

It’s the final presser for the UFC’s big return to Madison Square Garden, promoting the stacked card that boasts three incredible title fights. Despite all of the huge names and important divisional clashes, Conor McGregor received a special presentation before any of them sat down at the dais. A photo of him raising the two...

Nov 2, 2017 8:02 am

Mickey Gall has already picked a name to call out after fight at UFC 217

Mickey Gall seems to be as famous for his post-fight callouts as he is for his fights themselves. That, after all, is how he earned high-profile scraps with pro wrestling superstar CM Punk and popular prospect Sage Northcutt. Gall’s next fight will occur on the undercard of UFC 217 this weekend, when he will take...

Oct 31, 2017 9:56 am

Colby Covington responds to “joke” ATT co-founder Ricardo Liborio

Yesterday afternoon American Top Team co-founder Ricardo Liborio took to Instagram with a post that announced his departure from the gym, and also condemned the recent anti-Brazil comments of ATT staple Colby Covington. I feel that I must make a statement in light of the comments made by Colby Convigton along with the amount of...

Oct 30, 2017 1:47 pm

ATT co-founder cuts ties with team and condemns Colby Covington’s behavior

Colby Covington made sure to get people to pay attention to him following his win over Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night 119. Following a unanimous decision win in Sao Paulo over the former UFC middleweight and welterweight title challenger, Covington degraded Brazil and Brazilian fans in his post-fight Octagon interview. Covington referred to the...

Oct 26, 2017 4:29 pm

VIDEO | Journey With an Axe-Wielding Josh Barnett on a Viking Raid

The warrior spirit is forever tethered to Josh Barnett and his brutal Spotify playlist. If this was any other time or era, he would still be running full speed into battle. Whether he’s doing it physically, or by putting down a Lord of the Void in Magic: The Gathering, Barnett always finds time for violence....

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...