A War of Words: Sonnen vs. Bisping Preview

This weekend’s UFC on FOX 2 card in Chicago, IL will showcase a high-profile bout between Chael Sonnen and Michael “The Count” Bisping as the co-main event.  After Mark Munoz was injured his elbow in training, Bisping moved in to take his place against Sonnen.  This short notice has made the anticipation suffer due to a lack of time to build up back-and –forth hype that would have most likely reached a fever pace considering the two combatants. Without a doubt, the fight

UFC 142 Preview: Rumble With The Phenom

This Saturday, UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, brings an intriguing matchup to the table with a Middleweight bout between Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.  The co-main event features two of the best knockout artists in the UFC today, and will give the winner a healthy climb up the Middleweight ladder. With the striking talents of both fighters, this should be an exciting and unpredictable war that may end swiftly in brutal fashion.
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Frank Mir stakes his claim as best HW submission fighter in the UFC

At UFC 140, Frank Mir added a line to his MMA resume as he became the first fighter to ever submit Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. At first glance this may not seem like all that great of an achievement until you peruse Nogueira’s career record. The fight with Mir was his 42nd professional MMA bout and during that time he has fought some of the biggest names in the Heavyweight Division.
Another thing to consider is the fact the Nogueira is considered by some to be the preeminent submission artist in the

Leandro Issa: Shinya Aoki is a great teammate and I learned a lot from him (Exclusive Interview)

Just three weeks ago, Saturday September 3rd I set my alarm clock for 4AM pacific time to witness ONE FC’s very first card live from Kallang, Singapore. The great continent of Asia where my bloodline comes from is the true Mecca and birth place of all Martial Arts. The sport of MMA in North America has evolved, improved, and changed so much in the last ten years. The birth place of styles may have a long way to go, but ONE FC is a huge part of the growth and evolution of the sport in the Far East.
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Five Middleweights who could beat Anderson Silva

Chael Sonnen’s comments in his recent interview with Ariel Helwani on MMAFighting.com got me thinking. The always animated and controversial UFC Middleweight made comments regarding pound for pound rankings. Now I know rankings are purely subjective, based on fans and writers personal opinions, backed up of course by statistics. But for these “fantasy” rankings, there is one thing that almost all writers, fans, and so called experts can agree with. Anderson Silva is on

Nate Marquardt: There shouldn’t be any problems on June 26th (Exclusive Interview)

Fans of Mixed Martial Arts know the name Nate “The Great” Marquardt. If you’ve been watching the UFC from 2005 to present, you are very familiar with him, and he has been a staple with the promotion for a long time. But before he joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship and despite not holding UFC gold, Nate Marquardt is one of the most accomplished fighters to ever step into a ring or cage. Having fought the likes of Yves Edwards, Genki Sudo, Shonie Carter, Ricardo Almeida, he is the only fighter

Get to Know AKA – Exclusive Interview with Javier Mendez (Part 1)

For those that are not very familiar with the name, Javier Mendez is the founder, owner, and head trainer of the American Kickboxing Academy. Javier first made his name in the Martial Arts world as a two-time ISKA World Kickboxing Champion. After his illunstrious career in Kickboxing was finished, he opened up AKA and became one of the top coaches in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Some of the greatest fighters to have ever lived have called the American Kickboxing Academy their home.
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