Edson Barboza has never been one to fight at a leisurely pace. From start to finish he’s throwing punches and kicks with the intent of getting his opponent out of there and going home early.This Saturday, he really wants to go home early.Matched up with fellow lightweight contender Bobby Green in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night in Austin, Texas, Barboza isn’t just fighting for himself and his wife Bruna anymore. In early December, the couple is expecting a son, yet while that’s the expected date of the youngest Barboza’s arrival, kids have a way of making their o … Read the Full Article Here
With five post-fight bonuses in his UFC career thus far, Brad Pickett isn’t known for his patience in the Octagon. As far as he’s concerned, when it’s time to fight, it’s time to fight, and if his opponents don’t feel the same way, it can lead to frustration on the part of the London native and the fans.Unfortunately though, the former bantamweight contender is in a position in his flyweight run where patience is going to be necessary, as he’s only 1-1 in his fairly new weight class leading up to his Saturday bout against Chico Camus, meaning that a shot a … Read the Full Article Here
We’ve all heard the stories from the Hawaiian fighters who graced the UFC roster over the years, from Penn to Holloway, Grove to Tavares. They all spoke of Hawaii having a fighting culture that didn’t necessarily confine itself to the gyms and rings. That was the male version of matters. So, Kailin Curran, first female fighter from Hawaii to be signed to the UFC, is it the same way for the ladies?“It is,” she laughs. “Unfortunately, as much as there are guy fights out of the cage, there are a lot of girl fights too. I’ve never been in one outside of the cage, but … Read the Full Article Here
No two fighters get where they are looking to go by traveling the same path.This especially rings true for German powerhouse Nick Hein, who has put together one of the most versatile portfolios of any fighter currently competing at the highest level. The 30-year-old has tested his skills in both the artistic and athletic realms as he appeared as an actor in a popular sitcom on television sets in his home country just before launching out into a successful international judo career where he won numerous tournaments around the globe.Furthermore, Hein went head and heart into both tasks while pro … Read the Full Article Here
Brad Pickett has been around a while, he knows the sport inside out. He is coming to his last charge, got married in the last year, and will probably start a family fairly soon.
He has already shown a great ability to instruct, and break down fights, and fighters. But right now, he’d like to break down fighters, literally, four to five more times, and get the title belt around his waist.
In an ideal world, Pickett believes fellow fighters should feel a duty to “stand and deliver” for the fans, but is realistic enough to know that it not always going to be the case.
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Every athlete that steps into the Octagon has his or her own set of reasons for competing. When it comes to Bobby Green, his motivations are both simple and complex.Though three words can sum up the factors that propel the lightweight contender back into action this weekend – God, family, community – they also fall dramatically short of capturing exactly what it is the 28-year-old who bounced around through foster care as a child is trying to accomplish under the bright lights in the UFC.“(This fight) keeps my mind busy a little bit so that I’m not sitting with all th … Read the Full Article Here