TUF 12 Trailer Team GSP Vs. Team Koscheck.

The Ultimate Fighter 12 will feature coaches Georges St. Pierre and rival welterweight Josh Koscheck as well as a cast of lightweight fighters. Here’s the list of fighters that have been announced for the show:
JJ Ambrose
Paul Barrow
Jason Brenton
Jonathan Brookins
Mike Budnik
Alex Caceres
Sako Chivitchian
Joseph Duffy
Pablo Garza
Toby Grear
Daniel Head
Michael Johnson
Amir Khillah
Jeff Lentz
Sevak Magakian
Steve Magdaleno
Andy Main
Cody McKenzie
T. J. […]

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The Ultimate Fighter 12 will feature coaches Georges St. Pierre and rival welterweight Josh Koscheck as well as a cast of lightweight fighters. Here’s the list of fighters that have been announced for the show:

JJ Ambrose
Paul Barrow
Jason Brenton
Jonathan Brookins
Mike Budnik
Alex Caceres
Sako Chivitchian
Joseph Duffy
Pablo Garza
Toby Grear
Daniel Head
Michael Johnson
Amir Khillah
Jeff Lentz
Sevak Magakian
Steve Magdaleno
Andy Main
Cody McKenzie
T. J. O’Brien
Spencer Paige
Nam Phan
Michael Richman
Dane Sayers
Ariel Sexton
Marc Stevens
Kyle Watson
Ran Weathers
Aaron Wilkinson

Mirko “Cro Cop” Concedes He Won’t Be at His Best vs. Frank Mir

Over the last couple of days we’ve been trying to determine Mirko “Cro Cop’s” thought process, in agreeing to fight Frank Mir on short notice, September 25th, at UFC 119. If you listen very carefully…you can still hear the disappointed cries of hardcore “Minotauro” Nogueira fans; sh-t’s rough. As we’ve said since the news of […]

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Over the last couple of days we’ve been trying to determine Mirko “Cro Cop’s” thought process, in agreeing to fight Frank Mir on short notice, September 25th, at UFC 119. If you listen very carefully…you can still hear the disappointed cries of hardcore “Minotauro” Nogueira fans; sh-t’s rough. As we’ve said since the news of Nog’s unfortunate injury was announced, we’re happy Cro Cop has agreed to step up, but it was kind of surprising considering he was supposedly thinking about hanging them up.

Well, in a report today from MMA Bay, we’re getting some possible insights into Cro Cop’s decision. Now we have a hard time translating U.K. English into American English, much less any other language, so we’ll have to take MMA Bay’s ‘word’ on the following comments. According to a report from Index.hr, here is some of what the Croatian bomber had to say about his upcoming bout with Mir.

“It is certain that I will not be able to go full force. I was left with only five weeks to prepare. I would not agree to the madness of this fight if Lorenzo Fertitta didn’t beg me to step in. They were in a difficult situation because Minotauro could not fight, and this is my way to repay [the UFC].”…”This all, of course, does not mean that I am looking for an excuse, but I certainly will not be ready. However, it still means I can lay out Frank Mir in the first round.”

There’s some ‘straight shooting’ for you (Mirko was a Special Forces officer after all). The short notice is something to consider though if you’re considering betting. Should be interesting.

Thiago Alves: The Nightmare Is Over, but I’m on My Last Chance

Filed under: UFC, FanHouse Exclusive, interviewThiago Alves’ plane touched down in Oakland, Calif., and he exhaled. After a championship match loss, after two fight postponements, after brain surgery and 13 months of inactivity, the worst stretch of hi…

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Thiago AlvesThiago Alves‘ plane touched down in Oakland, Calif., and he exhaled. After a championship match loss, after two fight postponements, after brain surgery and 13 months of inactivity, the worst stretch of his young career was supposed to have been over. Yet Alves was unknowingly walking into another trying period, this one partly of his own doing.

In the next few days, the 26-year-old would fail to make weight for his No. 1 contenders match with Jon Fitch, lose a decision in the UFC 117 bout, and then hear the disappointment of his boss, UFC president Dana White.

And now, after it all, he’s tasked with the uphill climb of starting over.

“After all the bull— I’ve been through, I’ve finally had some time to breathe,” he told MMA Fighting after a recent workout. “I had a chance to look back at the situation. I know I have things to correct. I’m not done yet. I needed to go through those things to reveal myself as a stronger person. I won’t let them bring me down.”

Just When You Thought MMA Shirts Couldn’t Get Any Worse

(Is that Toney’s heart on his sleeve or his swollen tongue?)
I’m not a fan of 90% of MMA clothing. Somehow seeing fat accountants and skinny computer programmers wearing t-shirts covered in skulls, chains and dragons at sports bars on fight nights jade…


(Is that Toney’s heart on his sleeve or his swollen tongue?)

I’m not a fan of 90% of MMA clothing. Somehow seeing fat accountants and skinny computer programmers wearing t-shirts covered in skulls, chains and dragons at sports bars on fight nights jaded me I guess. Tapout has become the new Vuarnet or No Fear.

I own a handful of promotions’ shirts as well as a few less gaudy brands, but most of them I was given or won in contests. 

What gets me is that there are fans who will wear just about anything if it says MMA on it, regardless of how terrible the clothing is.

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WEC 50’s Cub Swanson on Chad Mendes: "It’s his wrestling against my everything"

Cub Swanson is ready for a run of good luck.

The WEC featherweight twice has fallen short in No. 1 contender bouts and dealt with a number of injuries as he carved out a spot in the UFC’s sister promotion.

But after recently returning to the winner’s…

Cub Swanson is ready for a run of good luck.

The WEC featherweight twice has fallen short in No. 1 contender bouts and dealt with a number of injuries as he carved out a spot in the UFC’s sister promotion.

But after recently returning to the winner’s column, Swanson is gunning for a third contender opportunity when he meets Chad Mendes tonight on WEC 50’s Versus-televised main card.


Not Done Yet: Matt Hughes’ Defining Moments

There is no doubting the legacy of Matt Hughes and his place in the history of Mixed Martial Arts. 
With Hughes recently inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, many people were getting ready to write off the former Welterweight Champion as being on t…

There is no doubting the legacy of Matt Hughes and his place in the history of Mixed Martial Arts. 
With Hughes recently inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, many people were getting ready to write off the former Welterweight Champion as being on the downward side of his career. 
However, the most dominant UFC Welterweight in […]

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Not Done Yet: Matt Hughes’ Defining Moments