On October 2, ESPN confirmed that UFC veteran Brett Johns, the first Welshman to be signed by the premier MMA organization, had penned a multi-fight
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Now officially considered one of the best MMA fighters today, Khabib Nurmagomedov leaves behind a legacy to remember. Retiring 29-0, there is no questioning what
The UFC should not be looked as an up-and-coming sports organization. They have been relevant for more than 15 years now. As the sport has
The casual MMA fans are typically used to seeing the final product. This would be the typical megastar in the UFC, for example, Khabib Nurmagomedov or Conor McGregor. And the casual fans feel like these people have gotten lucky where they are – that they were born with talent and simply made it to the top. What they fail to realize are the turmoil and hardships that these top-tier fighters have experience at the beginning of their careers.
When UFC flyweight Jennifer Maia (18-6-1) found out her fight with Viviane Araujo was canceled for the second time it was bittersweet. Maia was scheduled
Following a first-round knockout over former UFC champion Benson Henderson at Bellator 243, promotional poster boy “Iron” Michael Chandler officially became a free agent. The
What is JockPharm really? It’s a social networking platform – much like LinkedIn, for example. Only, it’s geared towards the MMA world. This social network was created recently, in January 2020 by Luis Mantilla a successful entrepreneur and an MMA enthusiast.
UFC Fight Pass has grown exponentially in size, racking in around 450,000 subscribers worldwide, combat sports fans can access over 20,000 historic fights from 35 different promotions 24-7, which includes the likes of Strikeforce, PRIDE and the WEC. I sat and sifted through the streaming platform in search of five wicked, action-packed, and for the basis of this article, lesser-known fights you may have forgotten about. Some you may have heard, as they are all-time greats. Narrowing down only five awesome bouts was a challenge. But who doesn’t love a good challenge?
Ichy Gonzalez started training in 1979, starting with Karate and eventually moving on to Kung Fu. With the start of MMA, my heart inclined towards the Mixed Martial Arts.” Back when Ichy was preparing for an MMA fight with his trainer Bill Martinez and Orlando Tiky Sanchez, he fractured his ribs on two occasions and it impaired his dreams of entering a cage. Because of this undying passion for the sport, Ichy’s Fighting Academy was born. 2002 marked the year Ichy began chasing a new team.
Covid-19 has not stopped CEO of Dodge Sports, Matthew Dodge, from “continuing to work and continuing to be creative” for all the fighters they represent.
“Believe it or not, I and a buddy on my wrestling team organized a fight club that we ran out of high school! It was nuts, we had gloves, mouthpieces, vaseline, and even “judges” After wrestling was over I wasn’t satisfied with how things ended, so I wanted to keep competing but I was also over wrestling.” And then Justin got into MMA.
Reo started 3 years ago and already has won a gold medal competing in the MMA Oceania Championships, silver medal in 2018 in the Junior World Championships, a silver medal of the same year in the Junior World Championships and also in the Junior European and Junior World Championships from 2019. This is how serious and devoted Reo is about the sport of MMA.
With several significant events canceled as of late, MMA fans are starved for new fights. Eventually, things will return to normal in the MMA world, and Bellator will get back to putting on quality cards. These are some of the fights that we would like to see booked throughout the remainder of 2020.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unknown whether the new season of DWCS will be delayed. However, there have been a few rumblings regarding the opportunities given. Although UFC will have fewer fighters to choose from due to not having regional fights leading up to the first episode, there is still plenty of talent to choose from. The following names have been mentioned for Season 4 of DWCS.
Health organizations around the world are urging people to stay at home, and not mingle with others as it can be dangerous. The world, for the better part, listened to this sound advice. The unfortunate result of this is was that the world is now at a standstill. This includes even the sport of MMA – known to house some of the most fearless people in the entire world. MMA events are being postponed and canceled all around the world.
Imagine being a professional fighter, fully concentrating on doing something you are passionate about and not worrying about finances. How does that feel?
Injuries. All fighters get injured. That’s a part of the sport. How does it feel physically to be in a fight? Dr. Beau Hightower compared it to being in “several car wrecks”. Fighting brings many health risks to the fighters. Fighters spend months preparing for a bout. The big fight can either last a few seconds and be over quickly, or it can last all 5 rounds. The more it lasts, the more injuries fighters can get the longer the recovery is.
Have you ever wanted to be a renowned MMA fighter? I think we have all been there. I used to dream about competing in UFC, (I still do once in a while)
There are many challenging dynamics that fighters face in today’s fast-paced, high-stakes, outcome-based, social media world. Fighters are increasingly feeling the pressure to succeed, while their “love of the game” is being reduced by the expectations of others.