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Top 10 Good Samaritans in MMA

Today the men and women in MMA who take the time to help will be acknowledged. Here are the good Samaritans: 10) Jon Jones Stopped a robber before his fight with Mauricio Rua. Later on he paid for a woman who had been abandoned by her boyfriend to stay in a hotel with her daughter. Jon Jones would be higher on the list if it were not for his trial. 9) Cathal

Bjorn Rebney’s departure from Bellator and the fallout

In the last twenty four hours it has come to light that there has been a major shift in the MMA leadership landscape. Here’s the highlights: Bjorn Rebney’s Bellator Departure Yesterday is was announced that Bellator MMA founder Bjorn Rebney had departed from the organization. In some ways this wasn’t a shock considering some of the tension that had taken place following the Viacom buyout. It was clear that Bellator

List of fighters moving from Strikeforce to UFC

Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM, Dave Mandel After Strikeforce ended on Saturday, some were still left with the question, what’s next? Where do I go from here? For some, it was obvious they were getting absorbed by the top mma organization in the world. And for others, the future was still up in the air. Top Strikeforce candidates Daniel Cormier and Gilbert Melendez were obvious choices and have already

MMA Weekend Recap 1/14 Edition

Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM, Dave Mandel Alright MMA-Freak & MMAVictor fans, it’s that time again! Time to get you caught up on all or any MMA news you might have missed this past weekend. Grab your morning coffee or your after work beverage and let’s get you all caught up. And I would like to personally say goodbye to Strikeforce as this past Saturday was their last event. ~Fight

With top promotional contender in Strikeforce down, is Bellator next?

Get more pictures like this from SHERDOG.COM, Keith Mills I think it’s safe to say that any promotion purchased by the UFC’s parent company, Zuffa LLC, will eventually be downsized, stripped of its top fighters, then promptly boarded up and forgotten. The signs were all there when Zuffa purchased Strikeforce in March of 2011 and abruptly closed the heavyweight division and brought over its fighters to the UFC, plus other

The top 5 intriguing match-ups for Gilbert Melendez in the UFC

Out of all the top fighters in mma, Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez is the top prospect not fighting for the top mma organization in the UFC. Melendez has been very loyal to the company that made him in Strikeforce, and is ranked the #3 overall lightweight by sherdog and ranked #2 via MMA-Freak. Melendez was expected to fight Pat Healy for the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship on September 29, 2012 in

Luke Rockhold: Pretender or Contender?

The Current Strikeforce middleweight champion was scheduled to fight on Strikeforce’s last card (twice). Now he claims he was never scheduled to fight on the Strikeforce card dubbed “Champions”. This is the biggest misconception and mma fans should be mad at the guy who sherdog ranks 9th overall in the middleweight rankings. Rockhold was expected to face challenger Lorenz Larkin at Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir on November 3, 2012 in

WMMA superstar Cris “Cyborg” should stop lying to herself and the fans

Cyborg has been a household name in women’s mixed martial arts since she knockout out Gina Carano in a Strikeforce main event in 2009. Carano was only one of many victims who eventually fell prey to Cyborg’s brutal reign over the WMMA landscape since she began her patented one sided slug fest back in 2005. On the last Strikeforce event of 2011, Cyborg only needed 16 seconds to knockout Hiroko

The weekend MMA news recap: 11/12 Edition

It was another great weekend of mma action/news, so let’s get everyone caught up and up to speed with another edition of the MMA Weekend Recap. UFC On Fuel TV 6 Results: Main Event: Cung Lee shocks the world and knocks out Rich Franklin in the first round. Knock out of the Night Co-Main Event Thiago Silva def. Stanislav Nedkov Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3rd round. Submission of the Night Paulo Thiago vs. Dong Hyun Kim– unanimous decision, Dong

What Will Happen To Invicta Fighting Championship Without Ronda Rousey?

Big news broke last night through TMZ that Ronda Rousey (6-0 MMA, 4-0 SF) will become the UFC’s first female champion, with her 135-pound Strikeforce title now becoming the UFC’s women’s bantamweight title. An opponent for her first title defense in the UFC will need to be taking care of and will make that opponent the second female UFC signee. Report came out from Miesha Tate via her twitter that