Fifty reasons to love mixed martial arts


By Chuck Mindenhall The year 2012 was supposed to be a christening in MMA.The UFC was in the first year of a long-coveted broadcast deal, which meant something like the first (big) step toward something like (actual) legitimization. Smaller fighter molds were created to ensure Octagon hijinks (those flyweights). Chael Sonnen was going to be…

(Article) Note of Appreciation


I am a Dreamer, and a very high dreamer. My dreams are so high that people laugh when they hear me say what I WILL accomplish. And I say accomplish because when I see that my dreams can become reality, I Act,  and Commit until I succeed. My mother, my biggest supporter, friend, partner in…

Mir vs. Cormier Heavyweight Showdown to Take Place Nov. 3


By Dave Meltzer – Senior Writer The first cross-promotional effort between UFC and Strikeforce looks to have a date. image by:slumz.boxden.com       The heavyweight battle with former UFC champion Frank Mir (16-6) facing Strikeforce Grand Prix tournament winner Daniel Cormier (10-0) will take place Nov. 3 in Oklahoma, according to a Showtime source…

Cris Cyborg removed from Strikeforce show by CSAC


  21/08/2012 15:05 Cris Cyborg: ‘It was disrespectful’ By Marcelo Barone Photo by Esther LinCris Cyborg went to Strikeforce’s last edition as a fan but was invited to leave the show, according to her tweet last Saturday (18th). On Monday, she talked to TATAME to clear things out and said the way she got treated…

Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman’ salaries: ‘Jacare,’ Rousey top $368K payroll


Victorious co-main-event fighter Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza ($94,000) and headliner Ronda Rousey ($40,000) were the top earners at this past weekend’s “Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman” event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today obtained the list of disclosed paydays from the California State Athletic Commission. The total disclosed payroll for the event was $368,000. “Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman” took place…

Rousey vs. Kaufman Post-Fight Press Conference Highlights


By MMA Fighting Newswire Jayne Kamin-Oncea, US PRESSWIRE At the Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman post-fight press conference, Ronda Rousey broke down her fight and talked about a future showdown with Cris Cyborg. Also, Sarah Kaufman said what went wrong in the main event, Miesha talked about her conversation with Dana White during the fight and…

Ronda Rousey: ‘I’m Trying to Kill Them With My Bare Hands’


By MMA Fighting Newswire – Author Aug 16, 2012 – SAN DIEGO – Ronda Rousey talks about her fighting philosophy, the future of women’s mma, her weight cut, her striking and more with MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon. She also proves why she’s in the best shape of her career.   @ANDREACALLEcorp

Former UFC champ Mir books Strikeforce fight vs. Cormier


By John Morgan, USA TODAY Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Frank Mir (16-6 MMA, 14-6 UFC) is temporarily leaving the octagon in favor of a Strikeforce cage. By Ron Chenoy, US PresswireFrank Mir, right, lost to UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos in UFC 146 in May. Enlarge By Ron Chenoy, US Presswire Frank…