The final act of Ricardo Mayorga’s bizarre mixed martial arts debut came down over the weekend, when the Nicaraguan MMA commission ruled his bout with Wesley Tiffer a no-contest. The controversy around the May 3 bout in Managua began the previous day, when Mayorga checked in at 175.9 pounds for a planned lightweight bout. The [...]
Middleweight Chris Camozzi was on “The MMA Hour” last week to discuss his UFC on FX 8 fight against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on May 18, accepting the fight on short notice, his recent winning streak, his new philosophy on MMA sponsors, and more.
There’s no major MMA or boxing event this weekend, but that just means it’s a time to reflect and relax. There’s also lots of non-MMA event news, so we’ll have to digest that, too. Breaking late Tuesday night, former interim UFC heavyweight champion Shane Carwin retired from mixed martial arts competition. After a career hampered [...]
For a time, Josh Rosenthal was one of the most prolific referees in high-level mixed martial arts, but his last memorable moment in the cage came last July, when he presided over Chris Weidman’s crushing knockout of Mark Munoz at UFC on FUEL 4. He was the third man in the cage a few more [...]
Holly Holm, a multi-time world champion boxer, will retire from the sport after a May 11 fight to concentrate solely on mixed martial arts. Holm, who made the announcement at a Tuesday press conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent the last two years alternating between the two sports, but said that MMA has become [...]
For Cole Konrad, there is no living in the past. The Bellator heavyweight championship belt that he once won and proudly wore now sits collecting dust on a bookshelf in his basement. It is one of few remaining reminders of his past life, including only one single photo of him from his fighting days. In [...]
Let’s start with a basic question: what constitutes good MMA wrestling? An elite amateur wrestler’s background is no guarantee of success in MMA, yet best practices for those learning wrestling through MMA are historically more helpful now than ever and widely disseminated. In other words, those that should succeed often do not even while their [...]