UFC 115: Why Rich Franklin Is UFC’s Company Man

When Tito Ortiz pulled out of this past season of The Ultimate Fighter, finding a replacement was a no-brainer for the UFC brass.
Rich Franklin stepped up to the plate, as he almost always does.
Franklin is a self-described company man, and if you look…

When Tito Ortiz pulled out of this past season of The Ultimate Fighter, finding a replacement was a no-brainer for the UFC brass.
Rich Franklin stepped up to the plate, as he almost always does.
Franklin is a self-described company man, and if you look at his history he certainly lives up to that description.
There are two […]

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UFC 115: Why Rich Franklin Is UFC’s Company Man

James Toney Taps Out King Mo In Training

King Mo Lawal who has been helping the champion boxer turned mixed martial artist prepare for his UFC debut, admitted on his facebook page that Toney did in fact submit him in training.
“Yeah, it’s true… I got tapped by Toney in training. It’s just training… no more questions!!! Lol… Subs happen…”
Toney who is supposed to […]

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King Mo Lawal who has been helping the champion boxer turned mixed martial artist prepare for his UFC debut, admitted on his facebook page that Toney did in fact submit him in training.

“Yeah, it’s true… I got tapped by Toney in training. It’s just training… no more questions!!! Lol… Subs happen…”

Toney who is supposed to be facing UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture in his debut UFC 118, which is set for August 28, in Boston, Massachusetts, has still not signed the contract for the fight. It is hard to tell if Tony is trying delay the fight or if he is having seconds thoughts on how prepared he is to make the transition to MMA.

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The UFC takes its traveling roadshow to Vancouver, in spite of some friction from residents and the city who seem a tad bit opposed to the Octagon invasion in their city.
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The UFC takes its traveling roadshow to Vancouver, in spite of some friction from residents and the city who seem a tad bit opposed to the Octagon invasion in their city.


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"Inside MMA" preview: Steroids take center stage, UFC Hall of Famer admits past usage

Steroids have played a major role in the landscape of MMA discussion in
the past week with “The Ultimate Fighter 12” coaches Georges St-Pierre
and Josh Koscheck both volunteering to submit to Olympic-style drug
testing for their December bout.

The di…

Steroids have played a major role in the landscape of MMA discussion in
the past week with “The Ultimate Fighter 12” coaches Georges St-Pierre
and Josh Koscheck both volunteering to submit to Olympic-style drug
testing for their December bout.

The discussion continues on tonight’s edition of HDNet’s “Inside MMA,”
and both MMA veteran Dennis Hallman and a mystery UFC Hall of Famer
chime in on the subject.

Thanks to our partnership with HDNet, we present a preview clip of
Hallman’s opinion on the subject, including his estimation that as many
as 50 percent of all MMA fighters currently use steroids.


Report: Dean Lister Coaching James Toney in Jiu-Jitsu

As James Toney continues to prepare for his expected, August 28th, UFC debut against Randy Couture, the boxer’s training camp continues to receive a lot of scrutinizing attention. Guess when you declare publicly that, despite having little to no experience in mixed-martial-arts heads of fighters may go “into orbit”, people are going to be real […]

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As James Toney continues to prepare for his expected, August 28th, UFC debut against Randy Couture, the boxer’s training camp continues to receive a lot of scrutinizing attention. Guess when you declare publicly that, despite having little to no experience in mixed-martial-arts heads of fighters may go “into orbit”, people are going to be real curious as to whether or not you’ll back that sh-t up.

Well, recently it was revealed that not only is Toney training with Strikeforce champ “King Mo” Lawal, but reports surfaced that Toney may have actually tapped out the accomplished wrestler (could it have been a deliberately leaked bit of ‘counter intelligence? Dum, dum, dum, dum). Now in a recent story from MMA Fighting, the outlet is reporting that Toney has hired Dean Lister to help him out with his ground game; yeah, we’d say a former ADCC champ would probably do the trick. Although the story cited anonymous sources for the report and that Lister did not respond to MMA Fighting’s inquiries, the article points out that Lister is also Lawal’s BJJ coach. Connect the dots now….

On the flip side of all the Toney hype, it was reported in the latest episode of MMA Live, that the UFC newcomer is reportedly “dragging his feet over the bout agreement signing with Randy Couture.” Temporary hiccup or…?