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Sep 5, 2016 11:15 am

MMA Fighter Marcus Kowal’s 1-year-old son killed by drunk driver

Another hit-and-run incident has dealt the MMA community a devastating blow. 3-1-1 professional MMA fighter Marcus Kowal’s 15-month-old baby boy passed away after being hit by a 72-year-old drunk driver in Hawthorne, California. From the Hawthorne Police: “On September 3rd, 2016 at approximately 4:15 pm, Hawthorne Police Department officers were dispatch to the instersection of...


Sep 4, 2016 12:35 pm

Rory MacDonald is a Fan of the Brutal Rules used in Early Days of MMA

MMA can be pretty brutal at times. As fans of the sport, we frequently witness thunderous knockouts, bloody battles, and freak injuries. Yet MMA is also a heavily regulated sport, with a long list of rules in place to promote fighter safety. Groin shots are illegal. Eye pokes are too. Headbutts are forbidden. Hair-pulling is...

Sep 4, 2016 12:20 pm

VIDEO | Is Mackenzie Dern the hottest woman in MMA?

The number one female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu could very well be the hottest woman in MMA as well. Mackenzie Dern, the 23-year-old submission phenom, posted a video of herself on Instagram showing her in more than just fighting shape. #flashbackfriday wishing I was at the beach again! 😥😁☀️🌊😍 A video posted by...

Sep 3, 2016 2:50 pm

MMA community reacts to Alexander Gustafsson’s win over Jan Blanchowicz

In the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Hamburg’ former light heavyweight title challenger Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson returned to the Octagon for the first time since his split decision loss to Daniel Cormier in October. The win for Gustafsson was an incredibly dominant one, with Gustafsson dominating the fight from bell to bell as...

Aug 28, 2016 6:49 am

MMA community reacts to Demian Maia’s submission win over Carlos Condit

In the main event of UFC on Fox 21 in Vancouver, Demian Maia kept his win streak going as he submitted Carlos Condit with a rear naked choke in the very first round. Below are some of the best reactions to Maia’s win: Damian Maia is the real https://t.co/RsUPBd4xtC — Al Iaquinta (@ALIAQUINTA) August 28,...

Aug 27, 2016 3:34 pm

Georges St-Pierre reacts to teammate Rory MacDonald signing with Bellator

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald made waves last week when he announced that he had ‘jumped ship’ and signed with Bellator MMA. The top ranked welterweight fighter revealed his reasons for leaving the UFC during last night’s Bellator 160 press conference (watch here). MacDonald’s teammate and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre had...

Aug 27, 2016 7:49 am

PHOTO | Rory MacDonald officially signs with Bellator MMA

News surfaced earlier this week that UFC veteran Rory MacDonald had decided to sign with Bellator MMA after opting to test free agency following his ‘UFC Ottawa’ scrap with Stephen Thompson earlier this summer. While the announcement of MacDonald signing with Bellator was all but official given the fact that the UFC declined to match...

Aug 26, 2016 10:20 am

Exclusive | Jason Parillo talks Bisping vs. Henderson II, boxing in MMA, & more

Jason Parillo has gained recognition as one of the best striking coaches in MMA. Parillo, who has not only worked with UFC champions such as our very own BJ Penn, and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, but also Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, has been around MMA since its earliest days. Parillo, who was...

Aug 24, 2016 9:47 am

Rory MacDonald officially becomes Bellator MMA fighter

Wednesday morning, news surfaced that the UFC had removed Rory MacDonald from their official welterweight rankings. This led to much speculation regarding MacDonald signing with Bellator MMA, given that Bellator MMA President Scott Coker stated recently that negotiations with MacDonald were going well. Now, FrontRowBrian has confirmed in addition to FloCombat, revealing that the UFC...

Aug 20, 2016 11:13 pm

MMA community reacts to Conor McGregor’s win over Nate Diaz

In the main event of UFC 202, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz had their highly anticipated welterweight rematch. McGregor was able to come out strong in the first round, and ultimately earn a majority decision win, with two of the judges scoring the fight 48-47. Below you can see the best reactions from the MMA...

Aug 16, 2016 9:06 am

VIDEO | Worst stoppage in MMA history?

MMA fans are often quick to jump to criticize referees for stopping fights too early or too late. However in some cases, criticism is warranted when a fighter’s safety is put on the line, as is the case in the video above. Check out the video above, and let us know if you think this...

Aug 16, 2016 8:17 am

CM Punk as confident as can be ahead of MMA debut

While CM Punk has never competed in an amateur or professional MMA fight, the former WWE champion is as confident as can be ahead of his UFC debut against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 on September 10th in Cleveland, Ohio. With the release of “The Evolution of Punk” ahead of his fight, Punk spoke to...

Aug 15, 2016 1:50 pm

VIDEO | Nate Diaz recalls the ‘real ghetto’ early years of the MMA scene

UFC star Nate Diaz is now slated to fight UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor in what could another record pay-per-view card for the promotion. As the highly anticipated rematch approaches this weekend, the UFC brings Nate recalling the early years of fighting in the WEC and the way he got on “The Ultimate Fighter” season...

Aug 13, 2016 10:18 am

VIDEO | MMA stars and legends discuss formation of Fighter’s Union

This week, history was made as the Fighter’s Union was officially formed. The news certainly shook the MMA world to its core, however just weeks prior to the official announcement, UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt called for fighters to unionize after it was revealed that Brock Lesnar failed not only an out-of-competition drug test, but also...

Aug 13, 2016 8:43 am

Two-time Judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison has received multiple MMA offers

Two-time Olympic Judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison spoke with reporters on Friday and stated that she has received multiple offers to fight in mixed martial arts promotions. The 26-year-old, who became the first American to win two gold medals in Judo at this years Rio Olympics, says she has no interest in joining the sport...

Aug 11, 2016 9:17 pm

Cung Le calls on fighters to join MMA Fighters Association

This week, it was revealed that the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association was officially formed as part of the Professional Fighter’s Association. The news comes on the heels of UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt calling for fighters to unionize after it was revealed that Brock Lesnar had failed a pre-fight and fight night drug test revolving...

Aug 8, 2016 9:55 pm

VIDEO | Hockey or MMA? Player fights entire opposing team

This is the "brawl" that caused Barys/Kunlun to end after 3 minutes. Damir Ryspayev should be banned from hockey. pic.twitter.com/b6OpcuUf5i — Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) August 8, 2016 While Hockey players generally have the reputation of being extremely aggressive on the ice, Damir Ryspayev took that to an entirely new level during a KHL preseason hockey...

Aug 7, 2016 11:59 pm

MMA community reacts to insane ninja fight between Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres

The main event of UFC Fight Night 92 in Salt Lake City, Utah was an insane matchup of two wild styles. Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres threw crafty strikes for all five rounds of their main event scrap that had people highly entertained. Speed advantage for Rodriguez is significant. Both men pretty reckless at times...

Aug 6, 2016 12:31 pm

Report: Another MMA promotion within reach of $1 billion valuation

With the recent news of the UFC being sold for $4 billion, it set the bar for the business of mixed martial arts promotional companies. Another MMA promotion company has a big price tag on it. Not quite as big as the UFC’s, but ONE Championship is reportedly “already within reach of a $1 billion...

Aug 6, 2016 10:35 am

New MMA judging criteria finalized, to be implemented in 2017

In addition to rule changes from the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports’ (ABC’s) Unified Rules of MMA, the wording of the 10-Point Must system for mixed martial arts competition was updated and will be logged in to the Unified Rules and will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2017. Bloody Elbow was able to...

Aug 4, 2016 2:11 am

UFC fighter Teruto Ishihara hates MMA, boxing, wrestling, and grappling

Teruto Ishihara has surely made it a long way with not having a particular interest in fighting. The UFC featherweight has made it to the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the world and is quite frank about why he is a fighter. “Yashabo” says that the only reason he fights is to pick up...