News in Review: Jon Jones, GSP vs. Silva, Weidman vs. Boetsch, ONE FC

In less than two weeks, we’ll finally have a good reason to forget about Jon Jones’ controversial decision to decline the fight with Chael Sonnen at UFC 151. But until then, it’s time to look back at four of the biggest news topics that made headlines in the world of Mixed Martial Arts over the past few weeks.
We had Tito Ortiz adding his name to the list of fighters upset with Jon Jones’ decision-making process, the talk about Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre being in works

UFC 142: Jose Aldo KO’s Chad Mendes to retain title

Jose Aldo remained the UFC Featherweight Champion, after defending his title for the third time with a devastating first round KO victory over Chad Mendes.
Aldo controlled the action inside the Octagon, not allowing Chad Mendes to execute his wrestling-based gameplan. Mendes had some success with leg kicks and one takedown that allowed him to take Aldo’s back, but this fight was all about the champion finally proving himself after two disappointing performances against Kenny Florian and Mark Hominick.

Books in Review: Kettlebell RX, Marcelo Garcia’s Advanced BJJ, Grappler’s Manifesto

Victory Belt Publishing recently released three instructional sports books; Marcelo Garcia’s Advanced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Grapplers Manifesto, and Kettlebell RX. I had an opportunity to review the mentioned above trio. The first that comes to mind when holding a Victory Belt book is the print quality. It feels like a book and looks like a book. The covers are very creative, and will add some color to every bookshelf. Things get serious when you open the book and proceed to its content. The first book

Manager: Bigfoot Silva will be in the UFC “real soon”

“He has a contract with Strikeforce, but Strikeforce is now controlled by the UFC and we’re watching Strikeforce fighters going to the UFC all the time. UFC’s heavyweight division is big, but they could have even more, and I’m sure Bigfoot will be in the UFC real soon” – TATAME
According to his manager, Alex Davis, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva may find himself pretty soon inside the UFC Octagon. Bigfoot was TKO’d by Daniel Cormier in the semi-final of Strikeforce Heavyweight GP, in

Jon Olav Einemo: The fight against Dave Herman will end in Round 1 or 2 (Exclusive Interview)

Jon Olav Einemo, or simply JOE (props to Ryan Ventura for the nickname), will return to Mixed Martial Arts this weekend after almost a five-year lond absence, directly into the big stage against the 20-2 Dave Herman on the main card of UFC 131 in Vancouver. Holding a professional MMA record of 6-1 (5 Submissions and one TKO), thirty-five year old Jon Olav Einemo started his MMA career in the year 2000. Einemo is a decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, and a 2003 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Champion with a

Clay Guida: I fought tougher guys than Anthony Pettis

“It’s the fact that I’ve paid my dues in the UFC. It’s my time. I’m going to make him pay [his UFC dues] June 4. It’s not out of any rivalry or anything like that, but he’s going to realize that it’s time to step it up…. He has fought some tough guys. He has wins over Shane Roller and Ben Henderson — they are tough guys. But I’ve fought the best in the cage…. Pettis is super tough. He’s riding a wave of confidence, he’s got the kick heard around the world and he’s beaten some tough guys. But I know

Murilo “Ninja” Rua retires from Mixed Martial Arts

Congrats to my opponent Tom Watson for the win @bammauk tonight, he was better and deserved it… I would like to announce officially my retirement from PRO MMA fights tonight. It was an amazing run, and its a very tough moment but there comes a time for all in life, and it’s time to move on. I am proud of all I did in MMA and all experiences I had. I will continue to work with MMA,doing seminars, eaching classes, training fighters,and doing my share to help our sport that I love so much. Its time

Not Melvin Manhoef or Wanderlei Silva, Just Georges St. Pierre

Next weekend, Georges St. Pierre will step inside the Octagon as a Champion for the seventh time in his career, facing Jake Shields in the main event of UFC 129 at the sold-out Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. St. Pierre and Shields are two of the most decorated Welterweights on the planet, with a long list of top tier opponents tasting defeats against them. Match-up wise, Jake Shields is the most aggressive grappler St. Pierre faced since Matt Serra. Cesar Gracie’s protégé is Community MMA Rankings for April 20th

Following his impressive victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 128, Jon Jones stormed into the Community P4P Rankings right into the 4th place, slightly behind the UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo. Fedor Emelianenko continued his slide down, currently occupying the 10th spot in the P4P rankings.Next weekend’s UFC 129 main card will feature three high profile fights, with GSP vs. Shields, Aldo vs. Hominick and Couture vs. Machida all set to change the current Top 10 formations.Next