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The stars of UFC 157 -- Ronda Rousey, Liz Carmouche, Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida -- spoke with the media Tuesday. Listen to the call in Read More
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UFC 157, the first card to feature a female bout in the Las Vegas-based promotion’s history, is obviously a landmark event.
Ronda Rousey has received the lion’s share of the attention for her part in bringing women to the Octagon for the first time, and deservedly so. The Olympic judoka is as magnetic outside the cage as she is dominant in it, giving her the type of crossover appeal that few athletes ever achieve. Without Rousey, it is probably safe to say that Dan Henderson... Read More
Extremely interesting must watch video youtube.com/watch?v=Wx9GxX…— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) January 15, 2013
The 30-minute viral video, which has racked up 5.5 million views since being posted on Jan. 7, purports to be “a collection of evidence that points to deception” surrounding... Read More
By: Brian KnappUriah Hall figures to be one of the favorites on “The Ultimate Fighter 17.” | Keith Mills/Sherdog.com
Having served as a staging ground for some of the best known and most successful mixed martial artists, “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series returns for its 17th season -- the third with the FX network -- on Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will coach opposite Chael Sonnen in advance of their UFC 157 main event on April 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Launched in 2005 on Spike TV, “The Ultimate Fighter” has spawned some of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s most valuable commodities, including Josh Koscheck, Kenny Florian, Rashad Evans, Gray Maynard, Michael Bisping and Forrest Griffin. The show ran for 14 seasons on Spike TV until the UFC’s broadcast agreement with the Viacom-owned network expired, prompting the organization to sign a seven-year deal with Fox and move the series to FX in 2012.
Season 17 will feature 28 prospective middleweights, as they vie for a six-figure contract with the UFC. The two finalists who navigate their way through the... Read More
Gene LeBell knows Ronda Rousey well. The 80-year-old martial arts icon has been aware of Rousey since her earliest days in judo and, along with Gokor Chivichyan, has been training the UFC women’s champion for the entirety of her MMA career.
So, one would think “Judo Gene” knows what he’s talking about when he discusses the possibility of nerves in Rousey’s upcoming UFC debut against... Read More
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UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is a very determined woman.
She said she probably gets that quality from her mom, Ann Maria Rousey DeMars, a former Judo world champion who currently works as a professor at USC.
“My mom is the mean version of me,” the outspoken Rousey quipped....
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By: Brian KnappRonda Rousey will headline UFC 157 in February. | Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will waste no time in testing the pay-per-view drawing power of one Ronda Rousey.
Crowned as the first women’s champion in the promotion’s history on Thursday, Rousey will defend her 135-pound title against fellow Strikeforce import Liz Carmouche in the UFC 157 main event on Feb. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. A bronze medalist in Olympic judo in 2008, Rousey has emerged as one of MMA’s newest superstars, finishing all six of her opponents with first-round armbars, five of them in less than a minute. Her list of victims includes Miesha Tate, whom she submitted in March to capture Strikeforce gold.
Carmouche, 28, began her professional career in 2010, rattling off five consecutive victories en route to title shot against then-Strikeforce bantamweight queen Marloes Coenen. Though “Girl-Rilla” gave the champion all she could handle, the experienced Coenen... Read More