When talking about his UFC 179 bout against Darren Elkins, Lucas Martins discusses fighting in front of his home fans in Brazil, saying “I know the Brazilian fans will give me a lot of energy,” and also that “I will be very hard to beat when I am fighting in Brazil.”On the first point, that’s a no brainer, as we’ve seen the Brazilian diehards do everything in their power to give their fighters that extra jolt on fight night. As for the second, yeah, Martins will be very hard to beat in Brazil, but as we’ve seen over the last year, the 25-year-old is … Read the Full Article Here
If former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is planning on making his return to the Octagon once his contract with World Wrestling Entertainment runs out, it is news to UFC president Dana White.
White and Lesnar still communicate regularly, and White said Brock hasn’t brought up a UFC comeback. But the boss also doesn’t rule it out.
“I have a great relationship with Brock, we talk all the time,” White said. “I don’t know, we’ll see. If he wants to fight, he knows my number.”
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The UFC’s return to Brazil this weekend will be met with several local favorites getting back in action, as well as a welterweight fighter looking for his fifth win in 2014. Former Ultimate Fighter competitor Neil Magny has been on a tear this year, racking up four wins in a row and looking for No. 5 this weekend. He’ll have has hands full against former TUF Brazil competitor William Macario, who has proven to be a tough test for anyone in the welterweight division. Also on the preliminary card at UFC 179, top 15-ranked flyweight Scott Jorgensen will look to climb up the ladder at … Read the Full Article Here
Daffy Duck has officially arrived and his Muay Thai is scary. But the UFC’s version of the famed bird is a lot less wise-cracking fowl and a lot more face-punishing striker as The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2 finalist William “Patolino” Macario is nicknamed after the crazy cartoon. It’s possible that “Non-Stop Kicking and Punching Machine” doesn’t translate into a cute Portuguese nickname, but that’s exactly what Patolino looked like in his first Octagon win at UFC 168 against iron-chinned Strikeforce veteran Bobby Voelker. “The Bobby Voelke … Read the Full Article Here
Las Vegas, NV – With the historic season of The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned in full swing, the 16 fighters vying for the opportunity to be the first UFC female 115-pound champion have shown the world they are both strong and beautiful, inside and out. Each has pushed herself to peak athleticism – prepared for any battle.
One opponent however, doesn’t care about strength, fitness or mental determination. Breast cancer will affect one in eight women in their lifetime and, despite the cast of The Ultimate Fighter being at the top of their physical prowess, they … Read the Full Article Here
This week’s episode focuses on the highly anticipated grudge match between No. 6 Felice Herrig and No. 11 Heather Clark. Heather explains her distaste for Felice by politely saying, “I don’t particularly care for [Felice’s] antics.” She then throws out all civility and calls Felice things like trashy, obnoxious and tasteless. She may be concerned with Felice’s antics, but Heather should also worry about her own teammates. Sensing the rising tension, Coach Gilbert Melendez calls a team meeting. Besides most of the other women not liking Heather personally, … Read the Full Article Here