Poll results: Who’s the best heavyweight fighter in MMA today?

With two heavyweight blockbusters – Strikeforce’s Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum main event and UFC 116’s Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin headliner – taking place in the next couple weeks, our weekly MMAjunkie.com/”Inside MMA” poll focused on a to…

With two heavyweight blockbusters – Strikeforce’s Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabricio Werdum main event and UFC 116’s Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin headliner – taking place in the next couple weeks, our weekly MMAjunkie.com/”Inside MMA” poll focused on a topic that’s sure to spark some heated debate.

Who’s the best heavyweight in the sport today?

The results were revealed on this past Friday’s new edition of HDNet’s weekly MMA news show, and the vote proved a two-horse race.


MMAjunkie.com Radio: "Primetime" with TUF 11 Finale’s Brad Tavares (in studio)

In a special “Primetime” edition (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) of MMAjunkie.com
Radio, we tonight welcome to the studio Brad Tavares.

Tavares joins us in studio to break down his weekend win at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale and the rest of the fight card. T…

In a special “Primetime” edition (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) of MMAjunkie.com
Radio, we tonight welcome to the studio Brad Tavares.

Tavares joins us in studio to break down his weekend win at The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale and the rest of the fight card. The Las Vegas-based Hawaiian and MMAjunkie.com blogger also helps us recap Sunday’s WEC 49 event.

MMAjunkie.com Radio airs live from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino’s Race & Sports Book. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio.


UFC Champion Shane Carwin Talks Candidly About The Money Side Of MMA.

UFC Interim Heavyweight champion Shane Carwin is certainly one of the most humble and open fighters in mixed martial arts today, and he continued to speak openly via his blog at ShaneCarwin.com. Carwin took a moment to speak about his pay, and how it’s changed his life as well as his urge to get […]

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UFC Interim Heavyweight champion Shane Carwin is certainly one of the most humble and open fighters in mixed martial arts today, and he continued to speak openly via his blog at ShaneCarwin.com. Carwin took a moment to speak about his pay, and how it’s changed his life as well as his urge to get paid part of the PPV proceeds.


As for the money side of things. I wont lie and say I wish I was getting a piece of this PPV. Of course I want that, so does every other fighter on the card that is not. I love to fight but I would love to fight for millions of dollars. Who wouldn’t want to be paid millions of dollars for doing what they love (aside from that girl in Twilight)? But, I am not fighting for the money. If I was I would have checked out of this sport LONG ago. This is not the NFL and there is no league minimums. You eat what you kill and that is all. I have a great team making sure that I have plenty of game to hunt. I am not dependent upon fighting Brock to cash out. I am making more off of being a fighter than I could ever have imagined. I regularly make calls to my manager thanking him for “changing my families life”. I have been blessed by MMA, most of the MMA media, the fans, and even the haters and for that I am forever grateful. For those of you reporting I am only making $50,000 for this fight and that is the reason behind my limiting media, please get your facts right it is $80,000 ($40 to show and $40 to win) plus you have to factor in my generous sponsors (THANKS) and the KO and FOTN bonus that will be awarded to me on July 3rd. I would have done it for less, I love competing and testing myself.

Carwin also addresses his issues with the media, and his current media blackout as he prepares to take on UFC Heavywieght champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 116 on July 3rd.

Video: Fedor Doesn’t Like Watching MMA and Doesn’t Think He’s the Best Fighter

(Video courtesy YouTube/Strikeforce)
Strikeforce released this pretty generic Q&A video interview with Fedor Emelianenko  ahead of his bout with Fabricio Werdum this weekend. Although it sounds like it’s being conducted by Napoleon Dyn…

(Video courtesy YouTube/Strikeforce)

Strikeforce released this pretty generic Q&A video interview with Fedor Emelianenko  ahead of his bout with Fabricio Werdum this weekend. Although it sounds like it’s being conducted by Napoleon Dynamite, the interview actually featured some solid answers from "The Last Emperor".

For those of you too lazy to press play, here’s what Fedor had to say:

On whether or not  he is a fan of the sport:
"I really like MMA as a sport itself and I like to be in this sport and I like to develop myself, but I don’t like to watch fights."

On how his ground game matches up with Fabricio Werdum’s:
"I cannot say anything right now; we’ll see that during the fight."

On where Werdum’s jiu-jitsu stacks up against other fighters he’s faced:
"Speaking about his ground technique, I think his technique is approximately the same as Nogueira at the time [when I faced him] and Babalu [when I fought him]."

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TUF Veteran John Kolosci Signs One-Fight Deal With Bellator

Filed under: FanHouse Exclusive, Bellator, NewsJohn Kolosci hoped his latest victory would propel him back to another shot with a major promotion, and it appears that it has.

Kolosci, a veteran of Season 6 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” told MMA Fighting…

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John Kolosci hoped his latest victory would propel him back to another shot with a major promotion, and it appears that it has.

Kolosci, a veteran of Season 6 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” told MMA Fighting on Monday he has signed a one-fight deal with Bellator and will face unbeaten Kenny Robertson on the promotion’s Aug. 19 card at the Chicago Theatre.

Kolosci (14-6) is coming off the biggest win of his career, a submission of nine-fight UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti in just 42 seconds. He delivered a strong right that floored Fioravanti early in their main-event welterweight fight at the Hoosier Fight Club 4 show in Gary, Ind., 10 days ago. He then went to the ground, took Fioravanti’s back and locked in a rear-naked choke to end the fight.

– CHAD MENDES VS CUB SWANSON AT WEC 50 IN AUGUST

The latest addition to the August 18 card will be featherweight prospect Chad Mendes, fresh off a win over Anthony Morrison in March, taking on veteran WEC fighter Cub Swanson….

The latest addition to the August 18 card will be featherweight prospect Chad Mendes, fresh off a win over Anthony Morrison in March, taking on veteran WEC fighter Cub Swanson….