18 Aug 2014 12:11:15 PM
18 Aug 2014 12:11:15 PM
25 Jun 2014 05:05:25 AM
(Props: Tommy Toe Hold)
“Jones just pulled a mummy guard, now he’s trying to lure Alex in by casting a spell.”
“Joe, what are the benefits of completely freezing your body during a fight with yourself?”
“Alex goes for a leg, gets a hold of a ghost that’s been haunting the arena, and huge takedown.”
Brilliant.Read More DIGG THIS
13 Aug 2014 12:36:25 PM
UFC officials have confirmed that former TUF 19 castmember Mike King — who lost to Cathal Pendred by technical submission last month at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin — has tested positive for anabolic steroids. Here’s the official statement posted on UFC.com:
UFC middleweight Mike King tested positive for nandrolone following his bout against Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night Dublin: McGregor vs. Brandao on July 19, 2014. He was informed that his positive test violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. He agreed to serve a 9-month suspension retroactive to the event and must pass a drug test before receiving clearance to compete again. He will forfeit his $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus.
King, an Ohio native, came into his official UFC debut with a pro record of 5-0. He becomes the second UFC fighter to test positive for steroids this year, following Kevin Casey, who also pissed hot in July.
Update: King released a statement to MMAFighting yesterday revealing that he has been cut from the UFC:Read More DIGG THIS
25 Jul 2014 13:36:54 PM
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17 Jun 2014 16:04:48 PM
16 Jun 2014 10:48:08 AM
Three months ago, a fighter named Mike Garrett — or maybe Mike Garret, with one T, although neither name shows up on the Sherdog or MixedMartialArts.com databases — scored a “one-second knockout” for a “world record” that we sort of called bullshit on. Garrett/Garret was back in action at Warrior Challenge 15 in London on Friday, where he KO’d Jimi Animashaun in “3.5 seconds.” (Four seconds, officially.) Watch it above and note the following:
- Garrett starts celebrating before Animashaun even completes his descent to the mat, which is badass, but only adds to our uneasy feeling that these knockouts will eventually be exposed as a publicity stunt.
- “One ahfta de uvva…WAOW.” Love these British commentators.
- I also love how Animashaun is referred to as the “runner-up” in this fight. There are no losers at Warrior Challenge. That’s adorable.
- If you think that insane, half-coherent promoter Dave O’Donnell won’t be handling the post-fight interview, dressed like a mid-level crime boss from a Guy Ritchie film, then brother, you are dead wrong. O’Donnell seems like the kind of dude who would angrily accuse you of “taking the piss” while an expressionless Vinnie Jones stands behind him, holding a pitbull on a chain.Read More DIGG THIS
9 Jun 2014 12:30:11 PM
(Props: Zombie Prophet)
TUF 17 vet/gangsta rapper Kevin Casey won the RFA middleweight title on Friday night, with a thunderous first-round knockout of previously undefeated Andrew Sanchez. Like any good referee, Mike “The Walrus” Beltran dived in to cover Sanchez’s body from further punishment. What happened next is slightly harder to explain, but basically, Beltran used Sanchez’s half-conscious body as a Bubba dummy, transitioning from side-control to an arm-triangle choke, then used his own braided moustache to tie Sanchez’s wrists together (not really). Anyway, it was awesome in a Cecil Peoples-esque “WTF are you doing?” sort of way.Read More DIGG THIS
9 Aug 2013 09:24:37 AM
Some mixed news out of the World Series of Fighting, as news broke yesterday that Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, who was slated to brutally KO the recently un-retired Mike Kyle at WSOF 5 in September, has been forced to pull out from the headlining fight. Although Johnson’s camp is citing a “training injury” as the reason for his withdrawal, our inside sources tell us that Rumble actually suffered an “empathy implosion” of his ACL while watching the Korean Zombie/Jose Aldo
fight car wreck last weekend. Just when you thought you’ve heard it all.
Thankfully, the man stepping up on short notice to take Rumble’s place will be none other than the last man to be defeated by him, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. “The Pit Bull” has not fought since his aforementioned loss at WSOF 2, where he dropped a unanimous decision to Johnson in an entertaining slugfest.
While we imagine that Kyle is probably elated to learn that he is now fighting a guy he stands a decent chance of actually knocking out, expect him to be a huge underdog heading into this one nonetheless. Minus his setback at the hands of Johnson, Arlovski has gone 4-0 with 1 NC since exiting Strikeforce back in 2011 (well, 5-0 if you also happen to think that ONE FC’s stance on soccer kicks is f*cking ridiculous). Kyle, on the other hand, recently scored a quick KO over Travis Wiuff in his comeback bout last May.
Anybody liking “MAK” for the upset here?Read More DIGG THIS
15 Apr 2014 14:37:58 PM
Following his unanimous decision win over Daniel Pineda at UFC 146, Mike Brown told Ariel Helwani that he was “getting near the end” of his mixed martial arts career, and that he would give himself two weeks to determine whether or not he would, or could, continue fighting. By the time those two weeks had come and gone, Brown had signed a five fight extension with the UFC. It was a hopeful sign for the former WEC featherweight champion, who had fallen on some hard times after reentering the UFC in 2011 only to suffer back-to-back decision losses.
Unfortunately, Brown’s next fight would see his original opponent, Akira Corassani, replaced by fellow TUF alum Steven Siler, who would in turn finish Brown with punches just under a minute into their preliminary card scrap at Fight Night 26. It was a fight I was personally on hand for, and one made all the more tough to watch as a big fan and follower of Brown’s 12 year career.
And now, it seems that Brown has finally decided to call it quits. Sort of.
In an interview with MMAJunkie published earlier today, Brown stated that he has decided to step away from the fighting aspect of MMA, but avoided using the big r-word in doing so.
I don’t think I’ll fight again,” Brown told MMAjunkie. “I haven’t retired, just in case, because I don’t want to be a guy who walks away and comes right back.”Read More DIGG THIS
21 Nov 2013 16:18:01 PM
(Ian McCall’s broken hand is laughing at you right now, Mike.)
The pair was first scheduled to collide in the main event of WSOF 5 last September, until “Rumble” was forced to pull out from the bout with an injury and replaced by Andrei Arlovski (who eventually defeated Kyle via unanimous decision). The pair was then rescheduled to throw down in the main event of WSOF 7 on December 7th. A press release sent out earlier this morning, however, informs us that the fight has once again been scrapped. Did I mention that it will likely never happen ever?
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“I’m as disappointed as anyone that we’re forced to cancel this fight, but Mike just could not compete with his broken toe, and we simply could not find a suitable opponent for Anthony on such short notice,” World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo said.
“That said, we are fortunate that we still have a fantastic championship matchup between Georgi Karakhanyan and Lance Palmer that will now serve as our main event, and I think fans are still going to enjoy an incredible fight card.”