Beneil Dariush has learned a lot about himself in 2014 and now it’s time to learn why you should be a fan of his. First thing first, it’s pronounced “b-neil” “daryoosh.” Born in Iran, Dariush is of Assyrian descent and spent the first nine years of his life working on his family’s farm in the small city of Gol Tappeh. When Dariush was four, his father moved to California to lay the groundwork to eventually move the whole family, which they did five years later. In high school, Dariush played soccer, and near the end of his senior year he took the adv … Read the Full Article Here
The biggest fight to be made in women’s MMA now has a date and a home, as UFC President Dana White confirmed Wednesday that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her crown her for the fifth time against number one contender Cat Zingano at UFC 182 in Las Vegas on January 3.The bout will be the UFC 182 co-main event, with the UFC light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier serving as the headliner.Rousey (10-0) has ripped through contender after contender at 135 pounds, needing just a combined 82 seconds to defeat Sara McMann and Alexis Davis in her tw … Read the Full Article Here
It was the offer Diego Ferreira couldn’t refuse. Sure, a UFC 179 fight against Beneil Dariush was on short notice, but when the opportunity included a chance to pick up his third win of the year and to do it while fighting in his native Brazil for the first time, he was all-in.“That was also one of the reasons,” he laughs. “But it didn’t matter where the fight was, I felt ready. But yes, I’m very excited to fight in my country; it’s gonna be awesome.”As for the other reasons why he stepped in for the injured Alan Patrick, just look at what he’s done as a m … Read the Full Article Here
This week’s episode immediately focuses on tension gripping Team Mexico. Teammates Rodolfo and Yair will face each other, and the Team Velasquez training staff has some hard decisions to make. In order to not upset anyone, the coaching staff decides that they will not corner either fighter. They will assist with conditioning, refuse to do any strategy or planning. The entire team finds the decision to be fair, and don’t have a problem with it.
Back at the house, however, everyone has a problem with the cleanliness of the house. This time around, the situ … Read the Full Article Here
Blame it all on Twitter. The social network where at least 90 percent of active fighters regularly visit, give updates on training and interact with fans is also a breeding ground for trash talk. Don’t have a fighter’s phone number? Just call them out on Twitter. Want to gain a groundswell of support for a fight? Just call them out on Twitter. Heather Jo Clark opted to go that route a couple of years back when she focused all her energy on Felice Herrig. The two competitors were potentially coming together for a fight, but when it didn’t happen immediately, … Read the Full Article Here