– PAUL DALEY: I’D LOVE TO FIGHT NICK DIAZ

Paul Daley says he wants to fight the best in the world, and he’s hoping that wish comes true with a fight against Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz…

Paul Daley says he wants to fight the best in the world, and he’s hoping that wish comes true with a fight against Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz…

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Antonio?

It’s fitting that we’ve spent so much time discussing wrestlers and wrestling on MMA Fighting this week, since tonight marks the return of Antonio McKee in a fight that he claims could be his last.

According to McKee, who has unapologetically bored M…

It’s fitting that we’ve spent so much time discussing wrestlers and wrestling on MMA Fighting this week, since tonight marks the return of Antonio McKee in a fight that he claims could be his last.

According to McKee, who has unapologetically bored MMA fans from Tokyo to New Jersey throughout his 11-year career, if his fight with Luciano Azevedo at MFC 26 goes the same way almost all of his other fights have gone (i.e. resulting in a decision victory and an anaesthetized crowd) he’ll retire.

As he told me back in July: “I said, if this fight goes to a decision and it’s a boring decision, I retire. If this fight is not the fight of the night, I retire. Basically, if I don’t go out there and put on a show, just destroy and annihilate this guy, then I’m done.”

Why? Not because he doesn’t think he can compete anymore. He’s pretty sure he can not only compete, but more or less dominate any other lightweight on the planet, even at 40 years old.

No, he says he’ll quit because he’s been waiting for the sport to evolve, and, at least as far as he’s concerned, it hasn’t.

“MFC 26: Retribution” Live Quick Results

The MMA News will be ringside for Maximum Fighting Championships latest event, “MFC 26: Retribution” this evening from the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The live action starts at approx. 8 PM EST (5 PM PST) with the unaired preliminary card. The live HDNet broadcast will start at 10 […]

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The MMA News will be ringside for Maximum Fighting Championships latest event, “MFC 26: Retribution” this evening from the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The live action starts at approx. 8 PM EST (5 PM PST) with the unaired preliminary card. The live HDNet broadcast will start at 10 PM EST (7 PM PST) and The MMA News will be there providing live results for the event.

The event is headlined by a MFC lightweight title defense by champion Antonio McKee who puts his ten fight win streak on the line against Luciano Azevedo when both men step into the ring. The co-main event sees the return of Canadian welterweight Ryan Ford to the MFC and will face Douglas Lima.

Hosting the MFC broadcast duties will be HDNet Fights announce team which will feature “The Voice” Michael Schiavello and Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg.

The MMA News will be providing live ‘Quick Results’ of the event as well as live Tweets from ringside.

The full “MFC 26: Retribution” weigh-ins are as follows:

Main Card

Welterweight bout: Douglas Lima def. Ryan Ford via submission (armbar) – R2 @ 0:48
MFC Lightweight Championship bout: Antonio McKee def. Luciano Azevedo via TKO (doctor stoppage) – R1 @ 3:11
Middleweight bout: Jesse Taylor def. Tom Watson via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Light Heavyweight bout: Dwayne Lewis def. Mike Nickels via TKO (punches) – R1 @ 1:30
Middleweight bout: David Heath def. Solomon Hutcherson via KO (strikes) – R2 – 3:46
Lightweight bout: Curtis Demarce def. Tyson Steele via submission (triangle choke) – R2 @ 4:09

Preliminary Card

Middleweight bout: Ford Robertson def Steve Fader via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight bout: Aaron Berke def. Ryan Ballingall via submission (rear naked choke) – R2 @
Lightweight bout: Chad Freeman def. Theo Brisley via submission (armbar) – R1 @ 3:04

The Fight Club 11 – Quick Results

The Fight Club is holding it’s latest event, TFC 11, at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta tonight beginning at approx. 10 PM EST (7 PM PST).
The event features two TFC title bouts on the event card.
TFC light-heavyweight champ Martin Desilets (10-2) will defend his title against Victor Valimaki (16-6) in the main event. […]

TFC 11 PosterThe Fight Club is holding it’s latest event, TFC 11, at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta tonight beginning at approx. 10 PM EST (7 PM PST).

The event features two TFC title bouts on the event card.

TFC light-heavyweight champ Martin Desilets (10-2) will defend his title against Victor Valimaki (16-6) in the main event. While Mitch Clarke (7-0) and Josh Machan (7-3) will fight it out for the TFC lightweight title.

The event will air on tape delay on The Fight Network.

The MMA News will provide Live ‘Quick Results’ for TFC 11.

Here are the full ‘Quick Results.’

Light-heavyweight: Champion Martin Desilets def. Victor Valimaki via TKO (knee) – R1 @ 0:37- TFC World Light Heayweight title bout
Lightweight: Mitch Clarke def. Josh Machan via submission (rear naked choke) – R2 @ 0:33 defends TFC Canadian Lightweight title
Welterweight: Ryan McGillivray def. Markhaile Wedderburn via submission (armbar) – R2 @ 2:22
Welterweight: Ryan Machan def. James McCutcheon via TKO (punches) – R1 @ 2:25
Welterweight: Rio Wells def. Chuck Pelc via TKO (unanswered strikes) – R2 @ 2:05
Women’s 130lb: Sy Jewett def. Rachael Swaetz via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Welterweight: Max Dalsin def. Darcy Boizard via TKO (unanswered strikes) – R1 @ 1:15
140 lbs: Adam Bodwell def. Reece Chapman via submission (choke) – R1 @ 4:37
Lightweight: Steve Beaumont def. Dean Cox via TKO (strikes) – R1 @ 3:17

For Shark Fight 13’s Houston Alexander, career goals aligned for family

Light heavyweight Houston Alexander wears a lot of different hats. He’s a father of six, a radio DJ and a professional fighter.

Of those three, his family always comes first, and his fighting goals are aligned around making sure he can provide for th…

Light heavyweight Houston Alexander wears a lot of different hats. He’s a father of six, a radio DJ and a professional fighter.

Of those three, his family always comes first, and his fighting goals are aligned around making sure he can provide for them. He’s faced some of the world’s best fighters, and he feels no need to pine for a particular promotion.

Instead, he just wants tough fights to please fans. Tonight, he puts on his fighter hat to face Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Shark Fights 13, and he said he’s no less passionate about his combat pursuit.