Some mixed martial artists step into the ring hoping to gain the fortune and fame that come with reaching stardom in the sport.
Ryan Couture submitted Jimmy Spicuzza with an armbar 1:22 into the first round in the main event of a Tuff-N-Uff amateur card at the Orleans on Saturday night.
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White always has been ruthless in his approach to organizations looking to capitalize on his company’s supremacy in the sport of mixed martial arts.
Gary Shaw is certain of it. He thinks boxing still has it over mixed martial arts in one specific way. He has no doubt that when a megafight occurs, when a Manny Pacquiao steps into a ring and faces a Ricky Hatton, when so many movie stars show up that Denzel Washington is relegated to the 15th row, when the lights are blinding and the buzz deafening, the advantage still falls to boxing.
PHILADELPHIA — BJ Penn again proved to be one of the world’s best 155-pound mixed martial artists.
PHILADELPHIA — The last time BJ Penn competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he was battered and beaten for four full rounds by Georges St. Pierre before Penn’s corner mercifully called a halt to the carnage.
Philadelphia sports fans have earned themselves quite a reputation.
Forrest Griffin believes he can beat Anderson Silva in a light heavyweight bout on the UFC 101 card at the Wachovia Center on Saturday night.
PHILADELPHIA — Kenny Florian insists he is prepared for the opportunity in front of him.
Fedor Emelianenko and his manager shunned what was probably a much more lucrative deal from the Ultimate Fighting Championship to sign with Strikeforce. Perhaps the best heavyweight mixed martial artist in the world, Emelianenko will debut with the upstart organization in the fall.