Former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Frank Mir says he believes fellow former Champion and WWE star, Brock Lesnar could of ruled the UFC if it had not been for illness. Lesnar was forced to retire from MMA after suffering from an extreme case of diverticulitis which led to major surgery, but Mir says we never got to see the Brock Lesnar that he faced on two occasions, the second of which being brutal beatdown of Mir.
UFC Flyweight contender, Joseph Benavidez has been speaking about his upcoming clash with Darren Uyenoyama this weekend on the undercard of UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California. 'Joe-Jitsu' talked about Duane Ludwig's influence on the Team Alpha Male camp since joining up with them, saying it feels more complete with the Muay Thai practioner on board. Benavidez also spoke about Alpha Males unbeaten start to 2013 in the UFC.
It wasn't so long ago that Dana White had said we wouldn't be seeing Women's MMA inside the Octagon, but after seeing the success of just two Women's 135lbs fights, the UFC President has revealed it's only a matter of time before we see a boom in WMMA and more weight classes are added to the UFC roster. White said Women's Boxing hit big at one time before falling by the wayside, but he believe's his promotion handle thing very differently and are invested into the future of WMMA in the UFC.
The climax of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter comes to a climactic end this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the next Ultimate Fighter due to be crowned. With just 24 hours to go until the fights get underway, the customary pre fight weigh ins went down earlier tonight, with all fighters competing on the card taking to the scales in the final act before entering the Octagon for fight.
Check out new UFC superstar, Conor McGregor and Cage Warriors standout and fellow Irishman, Cathal Pendred on the Late Late show on Irish TV. As always, McGregor is in inspired form in front of the camera as he and SBG team mate Pendred explain mixed martial arts to the host and also the misconceptions uneducated people have about the sport.
After the Swedish MMA Federation refused to allow Alexander Gustafsson to fight at last weeks UFC on FUEL 9 event in Sweden days before due to a cut, they have came under fire from many sections of the MMA community, including UFC President Dana White for not clearing the Swede to fight. The SMMAF have released a statement concerning their decision, saying the danger was the cut could have easily reopened.
The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale is just over a day away but check out this video of the two Uri(j)ah's battling it out in a dance off while Uriah Hall gets his hands wrapped. Urijah Faber and TUF 17 Finalist, Uriah Hall knocked out some moves while preparing for the workout sessions and former WEC Featherweight Champion, Faber definitely some smooth moves in his locker.
Former Strikeforce Womens Bantamweight Champion, Miesha Tate has been talking ahead of a pivotal clash with Cat Zigano tomorrow night on The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. Not only is it the debut of both fighters and also only the second female fight in the Octagon, the winner will become a coach oppose Ronda Rousey on the next season of TUF. Tate says although she is happy to be in the UFC, she wont feel like she has arrived in the Promotion until she wins inside the Octagon.