Jack May has the fever again. It may be a mild one, but in recent weeks he’s thought about lacing up his sneakers again and hitting the hardwood where he lived his first athletic life. Then the former college and pro basketball player has to catch himself, because that second athletic life – as a mixed martial artist and UFC prospect – is what takes precedence these days, and all it takes is one turned ankle and he’s on the shelf. That’s not an option for “The Outlaw,” who has been eagerly anticipating his return to the Octagon as soon as his first fight against Derrick Lewis ended in April th … Read the Full Article Here
Ross Pearson has an extra incentive to beat Gray Maynard when they face off at the UFC Fight Night on Sunday, 17 August – he is getting married next month. The Sunderland-born UFC lightweight will wed fiancée Kristie-Jane McKeon on the Australian Gold Coast in September but for now the focus is on the fight, not the wedding.”She’s out in Australia at the moment organising it all,” Pearson told BBC Sport.”We get married at the Great Barrier Reef, and hopefully I’ll get a nice big pay-cheque [against Maynard] to pay for it all.Read the Full Article. Read the Full Article Here
Ross Pearson had it all planned out. He was going to beat Abel Trujillo this Saturday night in Bangor, Maine, then call out fellow Ultimate Fighter alum Gray Maynard for an end of the year bout. It was a good plan, but everyone knows how plans go in mixed martial arts.Usually, that means bad things for the planner, but in this case, the battling Brit got to be on the bright side of this equation. So after seeing a March rematch with Melvin Guillard get scrapped due to a knee injury and then being on the wrong end of one of the worst decisions in UFC history against Diego Sanchez in June, Pears … Read the Full Article Here
Due to an injury suffered by flyweight contender Timothy Elliott, Albuquerque newcomer Joby Sanchez will get his shot in the big show, as he takes on Wilson Reis in UFC Fight Night action in Tulsa on August 23.The 23-year-old Sanchez is unbeaten in six pro fights, with each of his victories coming by way of knockout or submission. In Reis, he faces a seasoned veteran making his first foray into the 125-pound weight class. Read the Full Article Here
The hardest working man in the mixed martial arts business, lightweight contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, has his fourth fight of 2014 set, as he has verbally agreed to face off with fellow 155-pound standout Bobby “King” Green in the co-main event of UFC 178 in Las Vegas on September 27.Green’s original opponent for the MGM Grand Garden Arena card, Jorge Masvidal, will now face James Krause on the same card.”Just got the call,” Cerrone tweeted Thursday evening. “Here we go. I love this feeling, I was always the kid waiting for the school bell to ring. 3:30 / Park / after school.”Currently on … Read the Full Article Here
The moment Alexander Gustafsson heard the news that Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier was off after Jones suffered a leg injury, the former light heavyweight No. 1 contender took immediately to social media to express his interest in fighting Jones.
“I just heard the news that Jones is injured and the fight is rescheduled to January 3,” Gustafsson wrote on Facebook. “Until then, I will be more than ready, it was MY fight to begin with and I WANT the fight as the number 1 contender. End of story!”
The disappointed Swede tried to make a case for why he should get to step back into t … Read the Full Article Here