These days, and perhaps forever, the word “Ferguson” will represent a place where relations between police and civilians and black and white in a small Missouri town were put in an international spotlight for all to see and debate.Yet for UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley, Ferguson will always be home. In describing the place where he spent much of his 32 years, he says “Ferguson is a good place to live. There are positive people there and there’s a sense of community there. It’s a small community where you know your neighbors, they know you, and they might even … Read the Full Article Here
Former world bantamweight champion Renan Barao will make his first start since his May loss to T.J. Dillashaw when he returns to the Octagon in Sao Paulo, Brazil to face rising Canadian star Mitch Gagnon on December 20.Unbeaten for nine years, the 27-year-old Barao dominated his opposition night in and night out before the upset loss of his title to Dillashaw earlier this year. Expected to face Dillashaw in an August rematch, Barao was pulled from the bout on weigh-in day after falling and hitting his head while trying to make weight. Now more determined than ever to regain his crown, Barao ca … Read the Full Article Here
No sooner had Alistair Overeem lost to Ben Rothwell in early September did the speculation about his future begin.For the third time in four outings, the Dutch heavyweight was on the wrong side of a knockout finish, leaving him with a 2-3 mark through his first five appearances in the Octagon. Though he hasn’t had the impact many anticipated following his high-profile move to the UFC and first-round destruction of Brock Lesnar at UFC 141, the organization quickly silenced any chatter about his future by making it clear they would not be releasing the former Strikeforce champion.Two wee … Read the Full Article Here
When Anderson Silva speaks, people listen.
The former UFC middleweight champion – who successfully defended his title a record 10 times before losing the belt to Chris Weidman in July of 2013 – addressed the MMA world today at a press conference in his home country of Brazil. At the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, “The Spider” was all smiles as he talked with the media about his sobering road to recovery from his leg injury last December in the rematch with Weidman and his highly-anticipated return to the Octagon this coming year at UFC 183 against Nick Diaz on January 31. Fl … Read the Full Article Here
The spur of the moment can create many things, some a fighter will regret later on. So after the internet blew up last week with UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis’ assertion that he will need less than five minutes to dispatch challenger Gilbert Melendez in their UFC 181 showdown on December 6, it was only fair to ask “Showtime” whether he wanted to clarify that statement for posterity’s sake.Nope.“I gotta go out there and remind everybody of who I am,” Pettis said, making it more than clear that despite being out of the Octagon since August of 2013 … Read the Full Article Here
We begin at the TUF house where Guido is still in shock over his split decision loss from last week. Members of Team Latin America and Team Mexico haven’t agreed on much this season, but they both agree that Guido hasn’t been able to accept this defeat. He’s telling every person that will listen (and some that aren’t) that he was cheated out of a victory. He even calls it “The biggest robbery in the world!”
From the most outspoken member of the team, we shift focus to the quietest. Leonardo Morales is from Nicaragua, and that’s about all his t … Read the Full Article Here