Tag Archive for Fighter

Bellator Fighter, Reality TV Star Aaron Chalmers Trades Jabs with Mike Jackson on Twitter

If Mike Jackson’s days in the Ultimate Fighting Championship are indeed numbered, he won’t have to look far for a potential foe outside the Octagon.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Midnight Mania! UFC Female Fighter Speaks Out Against Greg Hardy Signing

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

UFC women’s flyweight fighter Jessica-Rose Clark, better known as “Jessie Jess”, is not happy with the UFC’s decision to sign domestic violence offender Greg Hardy. Transcript via MMAJunkie.com:

“I don’t believe people like that change,” the 30-year-old fighter said during an appearance on the “Phonebooth Fighting” podcast.

She has personal experience, unfortunately. Her former fiance Julian Wallace, also a professional MMA fighter, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault, receiving only a 15-month suspended sentence, and was allowed to keep his Australian passport. Wallace reportedly kicked her in the head while wearing boots, then put her in a Muay Thai clinch and elbowed her in the head repeatedly — all because she brought home the wrong noodles. The article describing the attack said she then escaped a chokehold and knocked him out with a headkick of her own before calling the police.

“They gave him his second chance, and I’m a firm believer that someone who is capable of going as far as he went with me – and I know he’s been further with other women before I met him – he’s not going to change,” Clark said. “He can do all the convincing and all the lying in the world, and he can convince you that he’s a really good person. But who he is at his core is someone who’s capable and willing to do stuff like that.”

She says that unfortunately, athletic ability seems to excuse any kind of behavior. Indeed, Dana White claimed that Hardy is a “great guy”, was never convicted (he was; the conviction was later thrown out when the victim didn’t show up to the appeal trial) and Hardy seemed to regard White as an “angel” for giving him a second chance.

“Athletic ability seems to supersede any negative thing you do in your life,” Clark said. “You see it time and time again, like Kobe Bryant. It happens so often, and it blows my mind that that’s where our society is at. That like, ‘Oh, he did all these really terrible things, but he’s an amazing athlete, so (expletive) it, let’s just let him keep going and keep making his millions and keep being on TV.’ There’s no punishment.

“What stops (Hardy) from going and doing it to the next girlfriend? I promise you that wasn’t the first girlfriend that he did that to. But he didn’t get punished for that one, either. He didn’t get punished for the first ones, and he didn’t get punished for that one, and now he’s going to be televised on one of the largest broadcasts in the world, for one of the most popular sports in the world. What’s stopping him from doing it to every girl that comes into contact with him?”

Clark blames an age of social media for overloading people with so much immediate information that no one takes the time to stop and care about this kind of issue.

“In the age of social media, it’s hard for people to care about it, because whether you react negatively or positively to something, now with social media and how quickly people have access to that, you get an immediate feedback,” Clark said. “So it’s like drinking or taking drugs – you say something, you get a reaction straight away, which is what I think people crave. So there’s no need to look into anything further, because you’re getting that quick fix all the time.”


Insomnia

Watch this master of incredible power apply his unbelievable skill in the ring against a real opponent

Joanna Jedrzejczyk training for her role in a future Tron sequel

The sign definitely says “no trucks”

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

Old school sparring between Matt Lindland and Evan Tanner (rest in peace)

Matt Lindland came to do one thing…Fight. #beyondthefight

A post shared by Chael Sonnen (@sonnench) on

CM Punk could beat these guys

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

Chad Mendes practicing to punch people really on the ground.

Nicco Montano responded to Valentina Shevchenko’s challenge, saying she’s targeting September 8th in Vegas.

No one quite does what Mike Tyson did

I went back and watched Yoel Romero’s Olympic gold medal match and this unimposing Russian, who kept wiping his nose with a tissue tucked into his loose singlet, straight pinned the fearsome Cuban. Apparently Saitiev is one of the greatest wrestling geniuses that ever stepped on a mat.

Georges St. Pierre is living proof of the adage the best never rest

Repetition brings you closer to perfection without ever attaining it.

A post shared by Georges St-Pierre (@georgesstpierre) on

Jose Aldo working pads

Apparently this guy actually works for Barstool sports, but this image of a callow youth supporting Conor is just too perfect.

Real image of Robert Whittaker in the hospital after his fight with Yoel Romero. His circuits nearly shut down a couple times but you can’t stop a terminator

So much of karate is doing stuff because it looks cool.

Watching Cain Velasquez gas out in Mexico City at altitude was like watching Bane break Batman in their first encounter. “You merely adopted the exhaustion. I was born into it.”

Derrick Lewis— or whoever runs his account— finds the wildest clips. Seeing this outhouse spiral into the sky is both funny and scary.

A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on

When fighters get locked in 50-50 guard and just elect to hammerfist each other:

Fight | Video by @nickkleer #Destination_wild

A post shared by Destination Wild (@destination_wild) on

Israel Adesanya used the hashtag “bistancual” to describe his game

I’ve never seen anyone just hop over a takedown like Michael Chandler does here

“Chocolate Al” is Chuck Liddell’s name now.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

This is one of those “f*** you” knockouts. It’s unbelievably emphatic.

This one is pretty nice as well.

Flying knees are cool too I guess

Gi chokes are the worst.

Did this judo competition take place in Alaska FC?


Podcasts and Video

Follow MMA Mania on Youtube


Random Land

A good day

When Mom won’t let you go into the park ⛷: @carlregner

A post shared by downdays freeski (@downdays_eu) on

This is one for the Maniacs: real footage of Joben’s car getting smashed. No wonder he uses Uber now.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

MMAmania.com – All Posts

Holly Holm on Potential Matchup with ‘Very Tough’ Amanda Nunes: ‘Every Fighter Can Be Beat’

Holly Holm has carved out a spot as a contender at both bantamweight and featherweight during her Ultimate Fighting Championship tenure.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

SBG Ireland Fighter Charged in Conor McGregor Bus Attack Gets Next MMA Bout Scheduled

Cian Cowley, who was arrested along with Conor McGregor for his role in an attack an a bus carry UFC fighters and employees last month ahead of UFC 223, has been booked for his next fight.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

SBG Ireland Fighter Charged in Conor McGregor Bus Attack Gets Next MMA Bout Scheduled

Cian Cowley, who was arrested along with Conor McGregor for his role in an attack an a bus carry UFC fighters and employees last month ahead of UFC 223, has been booked for his next fight.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

SBG Ireland Fighter Charged in Conor McGregor Bus Attack Gets Next MMA Bout Scheduled

Cian Cowley, who was arrested along with Conor McGregor for his role in an attack an a bus carry UFC fighters and employees last month ahead of UFC 223, has been booked for his next fight.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Raw Video: Conor McGregor Crashes UFC 223 Media Day, Fighter Cut During Wild Bus Attack

All fucking hell just broke loose at the UFC 223 media day.

Originally held to promote the upcoming title fight between Max Holloway and Khabib Nurmagomedov, it quickly devolved into the Conor McGregor show, as “Notorious” crashed the Brooklyn festivities and caused a huge melee.

Ariel Helwani reports:

Conor McGregor and members of his team showed up at the Barclays Center at the very end of media day moments ago. There was an altercation with some of the departing fighters who are competing on the card. I’m told from people who were in the van that as the van was driving off, they started banging on the windows before security broke it all up. I’m told that chairs were thrown through the van window and one passenger on the van was injured. According to multiple sources Michael Chiesa suffered a laceration in the fracas. He is being attended to at the arena. Unclear at this time how serious his injury is.

More on this insanity in just a moment.

MMAmania.com – All Posts

Brazilian Fighter in Coma From Weight Cut

While head trauma and CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) seem to be the medical issue du jour plaguing the sport, there’s another problem nipping at the heels of fighter safety.

I am of course talking about weight cutting.

We’ve had so many UFC fights scrapped because of failed weight cuts. Uriah Hall fell prey to a bad cut recently, and the reason Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t faced Tony Ferguson already is because of one. It’s a real problem.

Sadly, MMAFighting has some news about a Brazilian minor league fighter who’s been in a coma because of a weight cut gone bad.

Mark my words, this issue is going to get worse before it gets better.

As per MMAFighting:

MMA fighter Alexandre Pereira Silva continues to fight for his life in Brazil.

Silva was preparing to make his professional MMA debut at Shooto Brazil 80 in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 28 when he had complications while cutting weight and was rushed to a hospital on weigh-in day.

Silva’s father, Magno Pereira, spoke with MMA Fighting on Thursday and gave more details on his son’s current condition. Silva suffered multiple seizures while cutting weight and suffered a heart attack in the hospital, and has been in a coma for two months, Pereira said.

Silva was recently transferred to the Sao Francisco de Assis hospital in Rio de Janeiro.

According to Pereira, Silva suffered rhabdomyolysis, which caused internal bleeding, and he had a blood clot in the brain. Doctors told Pereira and his wife, Eliane Silva, that the MMA fighter would need a miracle to survive when he first arrived in the hospital.

Silva is currently battling an infection, Pereira said, and his organs that stopped working recently are now functioning again. There’s still a risk that Silva could go in a vegetative state. He remains in critical condition in the intensive-care unit.

The post Brazilian Fighter in Coma From Weight Cut appeared first on Caged Insider.

Caged Insider

Brazilian Fighter in Coma From Weight Cut

While head trauma and CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) seem to be the medical issue du jour plaguing the sport, there’s another problem nipping at the heels of fighter safety.

I am of course talking about weight cutting.

We’ve had so many UFC fights scrapped because of failed weight cuts. Uriah Hall fell prey to a bad cut recently, and the reason Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t faced Tony Ferguson already is because of one. It’s a real problem.

Sadly, MMAFighting has some news about a Brazilian minor league fighter who’s been in a coma because of a weight cut gone bad.

Mark my words, this issue is going to get worse before it gets better.

As per MMAFighting:

MMA fighter Alexandre Pereira Silva continues to fight for his life in Brazil.

Silva was preparing to make his professional MMA debut at Shooto Brazil 80 in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 28 when he had complications while cutting weight and was rushed to a hospital on weigh-in day.

Silva’s father, Magno Pereira, spoke with MMA Fighting on Thursday and gave more details on his son’s current condition. Silva suffered multiple seizures while cutting weight and suffered a heart attack in the hospital, and has been in a coma for two months, Pereira said.

Silva was recently transferred to the Sao Francisco de Assis hospital in Rio de Janeiro.

According to Pereira, Silva suffered rhabdomyolysis, which caused internal bleeding, and he had a blood clot in the brain. Doctors told Pereira and his wife, Eliane Silva, that the MMA fighter would need a miracle to survive when he first arrived in the hospital.

Silva is currently battling an infection, Pereira said, and his organs that stopped working recently are now functioning again. There’s still a risk that Silva could go in a vegetative state. He remains in critical condition in the intensive-care unit.

The post Brazilian Fighter in Coma From Weight Cut appeared first on Caged Insider.

Caged Insider

MMA Fighter To Be Extradited On Kidnapping, Torture Charges

Russian fighter Rustan Abdurakmanov made headline news in Thailand on Monday. The Full Metal Dojo (FMD) veteran is expected to be deported to Russia where he will face charges of torture, extortion, and robbery.

According to Thai Visa, Abdurakmanov (pictured left) was arrested in Bangkok at the request of the Russian embassy. His crimes are described as follows:

“He used guns and knives to threaten and torture businessmen in the extorting of money according to two warrants from Russian authorities and Interpol.

In December 2014 while pretending to be a policeman in the city of Artem, he beat up a security van driver and stole 210,000 roubles (120,000 baht). In April 2015 he abducted two Chinese businessmen from a wood yard at knifepoint before extorting $ 500.

The victims were handcuffed, taped and threatened with burning with a gas bottle.

Later the same month he was involved with others in a 915,000 rouble robbery of another businessman.”

Abdurakhmanov fought at Full Metal Dojo 13 and scored a submission win over Francois Xavier Leal de la Torre. His last fight was in August when he dropped a decision to Jiahefu Wuziazibieke at Rebel FC 5.

www.twitter.com/jamesgoyder

MMAmania.com – All Posts