It ain’t easy being a big man/fighter in a world of smaller men/fighters. Undefeated heavyweight prospect Jared Rosholt has learned this the hard way. Rosholt said an “ibuprofen diet” is a requirement during training, when he does everything his smaller and more agile Team Takedown teammates do. Admittedly, though, he pays the price for it.
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Bantamweight Championship bout: Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman: Rousey is without a doubt the most talked about female fighter in all mma and is more popular than Gina Carano or Cris “Cyborg” these days. She is a dangerous fighter, but her opponent is ready to spoil her fun and derail the Rousey “hype” train. Kaufman has good take-down defense, good jiu jitsu and will definitely have the advantage in the striking
Ultimate Fighting Championship’s lightweight title will be defended on network television for the first time. This will be the second time a UFC title is defended is defended on Fox. This will be the most stacked card on live television. USA TODAY Sports and MMAJunkie confirmed with UFC officials that current lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson (17-2 MMA, 5-0 UFC) will face Nate Diaz (16-7, 11-5) at UFC on FOX
He’s been well documented as one of the most colorful athletes to ever grace the UFC cage. He’s fought an elite list of top level talent throughout his MMA career, hosted tv shows, and gained a huge fan base along the way. Hearing of the latest self destructive move on the part of Jason “Mayhem” Miller came as a shock, but not a huge one. He’s hit a rough patch
“Yah I got one,” said Jacob “Christmas” Volkmann when asked if he had a statement for his opponent. “I’m gonna give him a University of Minnesota wrestling beat down.” I’ll admit I was digging for something good but then this isn’t the first time Volkmann will compete against Shane Roller. “Cause we were arch rivals back when he was in college too. Their senior year they won nationals. The two years
Frankie Edgar won the fight last night, but not according to the judges. Well that’s not entirely true. One judge scored the fight 49-46 for Edgar and the other two 48-47 consecutively for Benson Henderson by split decision. I’m sorry but the judging has become such an issue, it’s almost unavoidable at this point. How can one judge score a dominant performance for one fighter and the other two completely
Conventional wisdom would seem to believe that if Ben “Smooth” Henderson could beat Frankie “The Answer” Edgar once, then he could definitely pull it off again. If history has anything to say on the matter, Frankie has never lost a rematch, even when he lost the first one.
Current heavy weight champ Junior Dos Santos was at the fights last night. No one could miss him. He was positioned right behind where the fighters would finish their walk to the cage for the referee inspection. After the event, a journalist asked Dana White about where the champs future fight with Cain Velasquez would occur. Watch the video below and let me know if you think Junior will actually fight
Out of the many headlines I could’ve chosen for this piece, I believe the phrase I repeated after each main event performance was the most fitting. Brandon Vera stayed in the pocket, took hard shots, and dealt back some of his own until he was dismantled in the Fourth round by Maricio Rua.