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Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by Deadspin fight columnist and The Classical.org co-founder Tim Marchman.
With several notable lightweight-to-featherweight storylines present at the UFC on Fox 6 and the...
By: Brian KnappMatt Hughes retires as the all-time leader in UFC wins. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Ultimate Fighting Championship hall of famer Matt Hughes on Jan. 24 announced his retirement from active competition, along with plans to assume a new role within the organization’s front office.
UFC President Dana White revealed that the promotion will implement a formal, written code of conduct for its talent moving forward. Part of Hughes’ responsibility as vice president of athlete development and government relations will be to serve as a mentor to fighters on the UFC roster and make sure they comply with the code.
Hughes last competed at UFC 135 in September 2011, when he was knocked out by Josh Koscheck at the Pepsi Center in Denver. No fighter has won more fights (18) inside the Octagon than Hughes, and his 25 appearances rank second on the all-time list, trailing only... Read More
By: Marcelo Alonso
On Feb. 2 in Las Vegas, Jose Aldo will face what many point to as the biggest challenge of the UFC featherweight champion’s career. At UFC 156, the Brazilian faces former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who moved down from that weight class... Read More
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"Cheap Seats" returned to the SRN on Thursday with hosts Greg Savage and ESPN MMA columnist Josh Gross. Joining the program was Joseph Benavidez, Tyron Woodley, and Jay Hieron.
Benavidez joined the duo to discuss his upcoming UFC 156 bout against Ian McCall and what he has been doing to ready himself for the...
UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem has launched a new season of his web documentary series “The Reem” as he prepares to fight Antonio Silva at UFC 156. Watch Overeem arm-wrestle Bob Sapp in Japan,... Read More
By: Mike Fridley
Jose Aldo, Alistair Overeem, Frankie Edgar, Rashad Evans, Antonio Silva and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira hop on the phone to meet with the press during the official... Read More
By: Jeff SherwoodAlistair Overeem was cleared to return at UFC 156 on Feb. 2. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
The Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday granted Alistair Overeem a fight license, clearing the way for the Dutch heavyweight’s high-stakes meeting with Antonio Silva at UFC 156 on Feb. 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Overeem last appeared before the commission in April, when he received a nine-month suspension due to a failed March 27 drug screening. The “Demolition Man” subsequently agreed to five voluntary drug tests between June and November and had also submitted to NAC-administered tests on Nov. 16 and Dec. 21. All results were negative.
The 32-year-old Overeem has not lost since September 2007, posting a record of 11-0-1 in his last 12 bouts. He last fought at UFC 141 a little more than a year ago, when he stopped former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Brock... Read More
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