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August 1st 2014

[Video] Former Jonas Brothers member to star in MMA drama series

Former teen boy band member Nick Jonas has undergone a serious makeover as he is set to star in upcoming DIRECTV show Kingdom. The series centres around father and former fighter Alvey (Frank Grillo) and his two sons Nate (Nick Jonas) and Jay (Jonathan Tucker). The 21-year-old Nick, best known as a member of the Jonas Brothers, will play the role of the younger son...
August 1st 2014

[Video] Friday Fight: Mir vs Abbot

It's Friday Fight time again, and this week we're journeying back over a decade to when UFC veteran Frank Mir was still just a young prospect in the sport of mixed martial arts. At UFC 41 in June '02, Mir was looking to rebound from the first loss of his pro MMA career (via TKO to Ian Freeman at UFC 38) in a fight against old school brawler David 'Tank' Abbot. The...
August 1st 2014

'The Butcher' aims for BAMMA progress

Local middleweight Lee ‘The Butcher’ Chadwick headlines BAMMA's second Fight Night Series event in Liverpool tomorrow night aiming to extend his recent run of form to nine straight wins and continue one of the most inspiring career revivals in British MMA. At the beginning of 2012, Chadwick, then with an 11-10-1 record, was seen as the nearly man of the UK...
July 31st 2014

Alvarez vs Cerrone rumoured for UFC 178

It's rumoured that Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez could soon be joining the UFC. The news, first reported by Sherdog, is that the UFC are working on putting together a bout between Alvarez and #4-ranked 155lb fighter Donald Cerrone for UFC 178 on September 27th. Reports are unconfirmed at this time. UFC 178 is one of the most stacked MMA events of 2014,...
July 31st 2014

Throwback Thursday - Nick Diaz: "I'm fighting for my life"

Nick Diaz has finally rejoined the ranks of the UFC and is set to take on pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva in arguably what is right now the most highly-anticipated upcoming fight in all of MMA. Silva vs Diaz will be the main event at UFC 183 in January next year and fans are excited at the prospect of seeing the controversial Stockton fighter attempt to...
July 31st 2014

Drysdale and Casey fail post-fight drug tests

UFC fighters Kevin Casey and Robert Drysdale have both failed post-fight drug tests following their fights earlier this month. Casey tested positive for drostanolone, an anabolic steroid. He defeated Bubba Bush at UFC 175 on July 5th via first-round TKO, however the decision has now been changed to a no-contest. Drysdale's test showed elevated levels of...
July 31st 2014

Diaz on new UFC contract: "I can't ask for anything more."

Nick Diaz has injected some much-welcome hype and flavour into the mixed martial arts world since he signed a new deal with the UFC last week. Now set to face former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva at UFC 183, scheduled for January next year, Diaz spoke to media on a special UFC conference call yesterday - reflecting on his time away from the sport and looking...
July 30th 2014

Sanchez considering move to 145lb to fight McGregor

Diego Sanchez has expressed an interest in competing in his fourth weight class inside the UFC. Having already fought at middleweight, welterweight and lightweight, Sanchez now says he's considering dropping to featherweight. But why would the former number-one 155lb contender make such a  big career move? As he explains, it would all be for a chance to take down...