Andre ‘Dida’ Amade and Brother Mauricio Veio Lucky to Be Alive Following Shooting in Toronto Last Month

(Dida demonstrating the importance of good head movement.) A shooting that took place a few weeks ago outside of a popular MMA gym in Toronto came very close to ending the life of K-1 and DREAM standout Andre Amade. Both Dida and his brother Mauricio Veio were getting into the vehicle of a student to catch a ride home after … Read more

Hand Surgery Postpones Machida/Rua Rematch Indefinitely

(Well, at least you’re both winners in *our* book. Photo courtesy of Sherdog.) The “immediate rematch” between Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua just got a lot less immediate. Following the controversial outcome of their title fight at UFC 104, Dana White wanted to set up a re-do as soon as possible, hoping for UFC 108 on January 2nd. Unfortunately, Yahoo! is reporting that Machida … Read more

The 5 Smartest MMA Fighters Of All Time

GSP

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by CNN, Yahoo! Sports, FOX Sports, Evolve MMA is the top rated BJJ gym in Singapore. While it might not seem evident at first, intelligence and success … Read more

UFC Fight Island

UFC fight island

UFC Fight Island was a huge risk for the promotion. The project would have either been a huge success or failure that would put the UFC out of business. It turns out that it was one of the most brilliant moves the company has done, which actually saved them. The project of making Fight Island … Read more

CagePotato Photo Tribute: The Punch-Face

The moment of impact is never flattering. Here are 21 examples of the special look a just-punched fighter gets that says “I may have suffered a minor stroke, please help.” (Not to be confused with bitter beer face.) Lots more after the jump… (Victor Valimaki vs. Alessio Sakara) (Georges St. Pierre vs. Thaigo Alves) (BJ Penn vs. Georges St. … Read more

Jon Jones Might Want to Think Long and Hard About This Whole Movie Acting Thing

(Video courtesy of YouTube/MMAHeat) Hopefully  for Jon Jones‘ sake the UFC fighter film curse doesn’t extend to him. As we mentioned over the weekend, the UFC light heavyweight champion told Karyn Bryant last week that he was at Warner Bros. for a meeting to discuss the possibility of starring in one of the company’s upcoming  films. Looking back … Read more

MMA Steroid Busts: The Definitive Timeline [UPDATED With Testosterone Busts]

MMA Steroid Busts

Is steroid use an epidemic in MMA? Or are most of the fighters who have tested positive simply the victims of inept athletic commissions, shady nutritional supplements, and tainted goat meat? After Josh Barnett’s latest chemical misadventure took down Affliction, we decided to round up every steroid bust in the sport since early 2002, when the Nevada State … Read more

Cecil Peoples: Leg Kicks “Certainly Don’t” Finish Fights

Everyone’s favorite maverick judge, Cecil Peoples, supposedly explained the rationale behind his scoring of the Machida/Rua fight at UFC 104 in a talk with CageReport.net.  He begins with the usual defense, pointing out that he has a different perspective on the fight than the fans do, and then launches into an explanation of why Machida’s strikes counted for more than … Read more

Book Excerpt: ‘Pound for Pound’ Goes Deep Into the Lives of GSP, Fedor, Anderson Silva + More

(Official book trailer via poundforpoundmma) CagePotato contributor Brian J. D’Souza has spent years covering MMA around the world, interviewing some of the most compelling personalities in the sport. His new book Pound for Pound: The Modern Gladiators of Mixed Martial Arts focuses on five MMA legends — Georges St-Pierre, BJ Penn, Anderson Silva, Mauricio Rua, and Fedor Emelianenko — taking readers through their humble origins, rise to fame, and … Read more

Chael Sonnen vs. Forrest Griffin: Head-to-Head

(Just bide your time, Chael, he’s gonna walk right into that kneebar any second now.)  The current betting line on Forrest Griffin vs. Chael Sonnen is downright insane. Say what you want about how Griffin has looked in the octagon as of late (Seriously, do it. Here are a few adjective suggestions: sluggish, apathetic, hairy, manic-depressive), but even we … Read more