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Mar 19, 2013 6:37 pm

Moraes could be in line for title shot with win against Nam at WSOF 2

The World Series of Fighting promotion will offer championship fights later this year, President Ray Sefo said in a conference call Tuesday. That could be perfect timing for Marlon Moraes – provided he gets past Tyson Nam in their WSOF 2 bantamweight matchup Saturday at Ovation Hall at the Revel in Atlantic City, NJ. Moraes...


Oct 24, 2012 10:31 am

Exclusive | Anthony Johnson Talks WSOF, Tyrone Spong & Jones-Sonnen | MMA NEWS

  Light Heavyweight prospect Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is preparing to compete at 205lbs. for the third time on November 3rd. I say prospect because although Johnson has 17 career fights, the majority of them were contested in the welterweight division where Johnson was cutting a dramatic amount of weight. Despite the fact that he was...

Oct 11, 2012 6:36 am

Exclusive: Miguel Torres Talks About the WSOF and Showing He’s Still a Top Fighter

  The name Miguel Torres still carries a lot of weight, especially considering he fights at 135lbs. After ruling the WEC bantamweight division for nearly two years, Torres ran into some tough fighters and lost two of his last three bouts for the organization before being swallowed up by the UFC. The excitement surrounding the...

Sep 15, 2013 10:38 am

Exclusive: Andrei Arlovski Talks Kyle Fight, Injured Jaw and the Future

After his victory over both Mike Kyle and early adversity, Andrei Arlovski showed fans that he could not only take a punch, but he can come back and outwork an in-shape power puncher. Arlovski out-boxed Mike Kyle in the main event of there World Series of Fighting 5 main event bout. After his bout with Kyle,...

Aug 3, 2016 9:07 am

Ray Sefo backs up Mark Hunt in regards to PED frustrations

UFC heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt has continued to make headlines following his UFC 200 scrap with Brock Lesnar last month, where he lost a unanimous decision. Following the fight, it was revealed that Lesnar had failed both an out-of-competition pre-fight drug test, as well as a fight night drug test. That didn’t sit too well...

Jun 7, 2016 12:41 am

MMA community reacts to the death of Kimbo Slice

Tragic and shocking news blazed over the Internet when it became known that Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice, died after being admitted to a hospital in Florida late Monday. The 42-year-old Internet sensation turned MMA star had an intimidating look and character that captivated the attention of people around the world, but the...

May 28, 2016 6:22 am

UFC congratulates Emil Meek on knocking out Rousimar Palhares

Former top ranked UFC middleweight Rousimar Palhares has earned quite a bad reputation in the MMA industry over the last few years. Palhares was suspended for 90 days, and even kicked out of the UFC and the WSOF for refusing to let go of submissions after his opponents tapped. With that being said, Palhares was...

May 24, 2016 1:57 pm

Rousimar Palhares on Venator loss: ‘I was hit with illegal elbows in the back of the head and couldn’t see anything next’

Rousimar Palhares got back to competition for the first time since being suspended by the Nevada Athletic Comission in 2015 for unsportsmanlike conduct. The two-year suspension has not been lifted, so fighting at Venator FC overseas in Milan, Italy was a loophole that “Toquinho” slipped through to fight once again. Palhares’ Venator debut didn’t go...

Apr 4, 2016 1:14 am

VIDEO | Jake Shields ‘Stockton slaps’ Polaris 3 opponent A.J. Agazarm

AJ Agazarm x Jake Shields #Polaris3 Post fight #StocktonSlap!!! pic.twitter.com/ZF51F8mTpb — ZombieProphet (@ZProphet_MMA) April 2, 2016 Jake Shields unleashed the Diaz in him over the weekend. The former Strikeforce champion who is currently fighting for WSOF is a longtime teammate of the Diaz brothers. Shields took a page out of the Diaz brothers’ book after...

Mar 10, 2016 11:21 am

Michael Bisping wants a title shot but Nick Diaz will do

Michael Bisping’s Manager said that Bisping is intrested in fighting Nick Diaz but would prefer a title shot. Nick went to Instagram after Bisping beat Anderson Silvia even after being Knocked down. It looked to some that Bisping was Knocked out at the end of the third round after getting hit by a Silvia flying...

Jan 19, 2016 2:21 pm

Randy Couture explains decision to turn down Emelianenko fight

Heading into Fedor Emelianenko’s MMA return on New Year’s Eve at Rizin FF there was much speculation as to who Fedor Emelianenko’s opponent would be.. Ultimately, Emelianenko fought and defeated Jaideep Singh, in the very first round of their main event scrap. Following the bout it was revealed that WSOF President and kickboxing legend Ray...

Jan 15, 2016 12:30 pm

Members of JacksonWink MMA Academy have a warm welcome for BJ Penn

UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn has joined the JacksonWink MMA Academy for training with plans to return and fight in the Octagon. Fighters including Jon Jones, Holly Holm, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, and many more have welcomed “The Prodigy” to their gym. Check out some of the posts from members of the JacksonWink team...

Jan 1, 2016 11:17 am

Vote for your favorites! 2016 World MMA Award nominees announced

On Thursday, the nominees for the Fighters Only 2016 World MMA Awards were announced. Fans can vote for their favorite nominees at WorldMMAAwards.com. Voting is now open and will run through Friday, Jan. 31, 2016 at 12 Midnight PT. This marks the eighth annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards ceremony and will take place on...

Dec 27, 2015 10:06 am

UFC Funny Bloopers and Fails Video: The odd moments

Combat sports is serious business.   Most people don’t associate people in the fight business to have a sense of humor due to the occupational hazards and all. What some fans and mostly New York’s legislature needs to know is these guys aren’t out to commit violent acts to physically end their opponents career, well...

Nov 30, 2015 11:14 am

“The Punk”: Not a fan of UFC “I’m giving all fighters advice!”

This isn’t just another article about former UFC veteran and current Bellator lightweight Josh “The Punk” Thompson. It’s what the message and reality is for all active fighters. “Smooth” (23-5 MMA) finished his UFC contract in Seoul, Korea against a game Jorge Masvidal. Benson made comments about wanting to retire in the UFC, but made it...

Nov 13, 2015 1:28 pm

Sonnen predicts 2nd round stoppage in Rousey vs. Holm fight

While many believe that Holly Holm is Ronda Rousey’s toughest test to date, one man believes that Holm’s ‘very limited’ skillset won’t do her many favors in the fight. Sonnen broke it down for MMAMania: “There is just so many different ways to look at this,” said Sonnen, who is now the color commentator for...

Nov 12, 2015 2:00 pm

The Man Whose Hands Are “Deadly Weapons” In the Lone Star State: A Cautionary Tale

By Erik Magraken and Michael Martin There is an old and amusing myth, perhaps originating from tacky ads in comic books and martial arts magazines, that trained martial artists must register their hands with local authorities as deadly weapons. The truth is there is no such regulatory requirement in North America. You’d have to go...

Nov 4, 2015 8:22 am

Shields upset NSAC ignored Palhares’ eye-gouges

Last month Rousimar Palhares answered to the NSAC for holding a kimura submission after Jake Shields tapped out at WSOF 22. Following the bout Palhares was immediately stripped of the WSOF championship. Palhares was suspended for 2 years for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ given that this isn’t the first time he has held a submission after his...

Oct 30, 2015 8:07 am

Palhares reacts to “unfair decision” handed down by NSAC

Yesterday former WSOF champion Rousimar Palhares appeared in front of the NSAC for unsportsmanlike conduct after once again holding a submission after his opponent tapped. The incident occurred at WSOF 22 when Palhares held a kimura submission after Jake Shields tapped out. Referee Steve Mazzagatti intervened, and it appeared Palhares was still refusing to relinquish...

Oct 29, 2015 8:56 pm

Rousimar Palhares’ manager disagrees with NSAC suspension

Yesterday it was revealed that Rousimar Palhares was suspended for 2 years for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’ after continuing to hold a kimura despite Jake Shields tapping and referee Steve Mazzagatti attempting to separate the two. In addition, Palhares has to forfeit $40,000 from his fight purse, and was stripped of the WSOF welterweight title. In a...

Oct 29, 2015 4:10 pm

Palhares suspended 2 years for unsportsmanlike conduct

Rousimar Palhares has received quite a bit of criticism for holding submissions late and injuring his opponents. The most recent instance came at WSOF 22 when Palhares held a kimura lock after his opponent Jake Shields had tapped. Referee Steve Mazzagatti intervened and Palhares eventually let the submission go. After the fight Palhares was stripped...