Randy Couture fought a valiant fight but it wasn’t enough: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeated him in a three round fight that saw Big Nog take the decision off of knockdowns and submission attempts. Couture managed to stay in the fight right up to the final bell, but there was no doubt in anyone’s mind who won the fight.
Also winning in this fight were the fans, who witnessed what has to be a fight of the year candidate if I ever saw one. From slugging on the feet to near-finish submission escapes, this fight blew away quietly confident expectations and really …read more
Strikeforce has announced Fedor Emelianenko’s first opponent, and it will be none other than hard hitting Cinderella man Brett ‘the Grim’ Rogers. The news was announced at an open training session in New York, and has many people divided on how they feel.
Here’s the deal: so long as Fedor – considered by many to be the best MMA fighter on the planet – isn’t in the UFC, there’ll be a whole segment of fans who won’t be happy with any of the opponents he faces. To them, it’s Brock or bust. Or at least Randy Couture or something! Having Fedor …read more
Shaquille O’Neal has a new TV show called Shaq VS where he takes on top athletes in challenges that are skewed his way. Not just skewed because Shaq is a freaking giant … he also gets head starts, score handicaps, and all sorts of other things. So basically there’s very little point to these competitions past whether these athletes can outperform some random Shaq-related benchmark.
Below you can see Shaq boxing it up with Oscar De La Hoya for an episode that will air on ABC September 8th. The week after, he’ll try to outswim lazy pothead Michael Phelps and then …read more
If the last World Extreme Cagefighting event got you hooked and you were really looking forward to another night of awesome fights, I have some bad news for you: they have just delayed next Wednesday’s show until October 10th on account of an undisclosed injury to co-headliner Benson Henderson.
A legitimate question to ask would be why the WEC would cancel an entire event over one fighter who isn’t even a star attraction in any sense of the word. I’m wondering that right along with you, but if I was a betting man I’d say the reason is because of a …read more
Anderson Silva apparently isn’t content bouncing between middleweight and light heavyweight. A report from Sports Illustrated recently stated that the 185 pound champion wants to move up to heavyweight and compete with the big boys. The fighter SI claims Silva has his eye on: Frank Mir, who beat Silva’s friend and training partner Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira back at UFC 92.
This is pretty crazy news, but Anderson has been chasing a challenge for the past two years and hasn’t been able to find one even after taking a few fights at light heavyweight. Not only should fights at heavyweight satisfy that …read more
I dunno what happened over the past few days to make the UFC turn it’s heavyweight plan on it’s head, but something did. They just scrapped the Shane Carwin / Cain Velasquez title shot eliminator and have fast tracked Shane Carwin for a title shot against Brock Lesnar at UFC 106 in November.
Carwin made the cut, and Cain Velasquez gets thrown back for more seasoning: He’ll be fighting Ben Rothwell at UFC 104 now. In a way, this works out nicely. Carwin is a better stylistic match against Lesnar … he knocks people out in thunderous fashion and Brock Lesnar’s …read more
Chuck Liddell will be trading in the five ounce gloves for some dancing shoes as he prepares to show a different kind of footwork on the latest season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The show premieres on Monday, September 21st at 8pm, and this season will feature the Iceman as one of the celebrity dancers.
This won’t be Chuck’s first time on the show. Several seasons ago, his then-girlfriend (or whatever he calls the many beautiful women he’s involved with at any given time) Willa Ford was a contestant and ABC did a little segment on her ‘good friend’ (wink …read more
It only took one round for Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos to defeat Gina Carano and claim the Strikeforce Women’s 145 pound belt last night. From the start of the fight Cyborg used her strength to bully Carano and dictate the pace. While Carano managed to return fire with her own strikes and even got mount at one point, it simply wasn’t enough. In the dying seconds of the round, Cyborg got top position on the ground and wailed away at Gina until the ref had to wave off the fight with 1 second remaining.
It was a controversial ending for sine who …read more
Saturday night is a historic night for mixed martial arts as Strikeforce puts on the first female superfight in the history of the sport. Women’s MMA has been around for a long long time, but this marks the first time that a fight featuring females will headline a major promotion’s event.
The fight in question is Gina Carano versus Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos. Gina as a former muay thai fighter turned mixed martial artists who some of you might recognize from her time on the new American Gladiators show where she played ‘Crush’. Cris Cyborg is the most feared female in mixed …read more
The UFC has just announced that it will be replaying UFC 100 for free on SpikeTV this Saturday. The historical event occurred just over a month ago on pay per view and featured three major fights: Brock Lesnar versus Frank Mir 2, Georges St Pierre vs Thiago Alves, and TUF coaches Michael Bisping vs Dan Henderson.
FC 100 was the best selling UFC event ever with over 1.7 million buys and a 5 million dollar gate. Even if you already saw the event, there’s still a reason to watch: three preliminary fights from the event that were not originally shown will …read more