Matt Mitrione's Blogs

  • UFC Fight Night Boston Highlight Video: Watch Travis Browne Blow Up Matt Mitrione's Eye By: Mike Fridley

    Matt Mitrione had a rough outing against Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night “Dillashaw vs. Cruz.”

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos - From the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw prepares for the biggest test of his championship reign; Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader square off.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber - Featuring Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber and Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    10:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Main Event
    Dillashaw vs. Barao - Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw must defend his title against the man he won it from, Renan Barao.

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Main Event
    UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber - UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz puts his belt on the line against the last man to defeat him, Urijah Faber.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Embedded
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Reigning bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw embraces a new training camp as he gets set to take on Dominick Cruz, the UFC's first 135-pound champion, who was derailed by injury rather than opponent.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Dillashaw and Cruz weigh-in before the two battle for the Bantamweight title in Boston, Mass.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz – Prelims - Luke Sanders vs. Maximo Blanco, featherweight bout; Ed Herman vs. Tim Boetsch, light heavyweight bout; Chris Wade vs. Mairbek Taisumov, lightweight bout; Ben Saunders vs. Patrick Cote, welterweight bout. From Boston. (Card subject to change)

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Dillashaw vs. Cruz - Francisco Trinaldo vs. Ross Pearson, lightweight bout; Matt Mitrione vs. Travis Browne, heavyweight bout; Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis, lightweight bout; Dominick Cruz vs. TJ Dillashaw, bantamweight title bout. From Boston.

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  • UFC Video Highlight: Watch Ben Rothwell Tap Matt Mitrione By: Mike Fridley

    Watch Matt Mitrione get tapped by Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night “Boetsch vs. Henderson.”

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  • In-the-Works Sitcom ‘On the Ropes’ to Feature UFC Fighters By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Miesha Tate is one of many UFC talents on board for a fledgling sitcom. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



    A fledgling sitcom marketing itself as “’It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ meets the boxing world” has signed a host of recognizable UFC talents to appear on its inaugural season.

    The show, which is entitled “On the Ropes,” is set in a boxing gym in Phoenix. The production team is led by “The Ultimate Fighter 9” contestant Santino Defranco, a veteran of 17 professional bouts. Fighters who are expected to make appearances include T.J. Dillashaw, Benson Henderson, Miesha Tate, Matt Mitrione, Efrain Escudero, Felice Herrig, Clay Guida and Jason Chambers.

    According to a release, “The show is an edgy comedy that explores the absurdity of fighters, and how they react to everyday situations. The super awesome part of it all is that each episode will be written specifically with an intended featured MMA star in mind, allowing the writers to maximize each fighter’s personality and bring that to screen while pushing as many boundaries as possible.”

    “On the Ropes” is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the project. Depending on the amount donated, contributors will receive rewards ranging from “a .GIF of the cast member of your choice receiving a punch to the face” to jerseys signed by the cast of Seasons 8 and 9 of “TUF.” A full list of rewards, clips of the pilot episode and further information can be viewed on the Kickstarter campaign page.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Wednesday



    6:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Knockouts

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    UFC 165 Title Fights

    7:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Wired
    Joe Rogan hosts this UFC highlight show featuring some of the best bouts from years past.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1:UFC Fight Night
    Dos Santos vs. Miocic - Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic; Rafael dos Anjos vs. Nate Diaz; Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve; Matt Mitrione vs. Gabriel Gonzaga. From Phoenix.

    9:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Fights

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Knockouts

    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    UFC 165 Title Fights

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  • Sunday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Sunday



    3:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Dos Santos vs. Miocic – Prelims Bryan Barberena vs. Joe Ellenberger; Derek Brunson vs. Ed Herman; Drew Dober vs. Jamie Varner; Ben Saunders vs. Joe Riggs; Willie Gates vs. John Moraga; Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha. From Phoenix.

    6:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 1 on 1
    Dominick Cruz takes us on his emotional journey back to the octagon after three devastating injuries.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    A mixed martial art event.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    A Champion Will Be Crowned: Esparza vs. Namajunas - The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event in Las Vegas. The UFC's first strawweight champion will be crowned, plus featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira will square off.

    4:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC on Sportsnet
    Dos Santos vs. Miocic - Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic; Rafael dos Anjos vs. Nate Diaz; Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve; Matt Mitrione vs. Gabriel Gonzaga. From Phoenix.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Training Day
    Team Alpha Male - Behind the scenes of Team Alpha Male, the premiere lightweight MMA team of founder Urijah Faber and bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.

    6:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Sergio Pettis On the Brink

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Upsets - Three of the most unexpected, most shocking upsets in MMA championship history. With Georges St-Pierre, Matt Hughes, BJ Penn, T.J. Dillashaw and more.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Unleashed
    Team AKA - Fights from some of the biggest stars who train at San Jose's American Kickboxing Academy. Featuring Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Josh Thomson and Luke Rockhold.

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: The Ultimate Fighter
    Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale Prelims

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Fight Night
    Dos Santos vs. Miocic - Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic; Rafael dos Anjos vs. Nate Diaz; Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve; Matt Mitrione vs. Gabriel Gonzaga. From Phoenix.

    12:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Fight Night
    A Champion Will Be Crowned: Esparza vs. Namajunas - The Ultimate Fighter Finale main event in Las Vegas. The UFC's first strawweight champion will be crowned, plus featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira will square off.

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  • Video: Matt Mitrione-Gabriel Gonzaga UFC on Fox 13 Full Fight Highlights By: C.J. Tuttle



    Check out highlights of Matt Mitrione's victory over Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC on Fox 13.

    Reader comments are active following the jump.

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  • Tomas Rios Joins Press Row By: Jordan Breen

    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 The Classical contributor Tomas Rios.

    Breen and Rios discuss UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione's recent comments about transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox and the resulting suspension of his Zuffa contract. The pair look at the underlying causes of Mitrione's comments, jock culture and investigate the uneven application of punishment from the UFC parent company for its fighters' off-color comments.

    The duo also dig into the role that social media has played in such situations, whether its beneficial to incentivizing fighters to tweet, Matt Hughes' curious role in the UFC and more.

    Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

    The above file can be saved in MP3 format here.

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Friday



    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Pacific: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson

    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet West :The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson

    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet Ontario: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson

    3:00 a.m. ET Sportsnet East: The Ultimate Fighter
    Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson

    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos
    From the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

    4:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera
    Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera; Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader; Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner; DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick. From Los Angeles. (Card subject to change)

    9:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 1: Bring It! Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson coach opposing teams of fighters competing for a six-figure UFC contract.

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 2: What We Do Sixteen victorious welterweights move into the house; Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin pick their squads; the first two welterweights face off.

    12:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 3: We Have Control One fighter engages in noisy late night activities, creating enemies on both teams; Coach Carwin announces his first match-up.

    1:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 4: Can't Fix Stupid Dana treats the fighters to a special outing away from the house; Roy uses a bizarre method to pick the next matchup; one fighter's weight problem puts his future in jeopardy; two more welterweights face off.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 5: Unleash the Beast Julian Lane lashes out after being disrespected by another fighter; Team Nelson wants more coaching from Roy; Mike Ricci once again finds himself at odds with Nic Herron-Webb; Coach Carwin chooses two welterweights to fight.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 6: One Mission Team Nelson has doubts about Roy's leadership, Carwin puts his squad through an unusual training session; a prank at the house ignites heated smack talk between fighters; two more welterweights face off in the fifth preliminary fight.

    4:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 7: Summer Camp Coach Roy once again has a fighter choose his own opponent; Forrest Griffin drops in for training; the feud between Hill and Secor reaches its boiling point; Dana White expresses his outrage after the 6th preliminary fight.

    5:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 8: Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Trash talk causes a scuffle; Dana visits the house to give the fighters an eye-opening lecture; two more welterweights face off in the 7th preliminary fight.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 9: Betrayal James Chaney owns up to his unsportsmanlike conduct; one fighter turns against his friend; Mike Ricci takes on Dom Waters in the final preliminary fight; Dana White announces the quarterfinal match-ups.

    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 10: Coming for You The rift grows between Michael Hill and Mike Ricci; the quarterfinals kick off as Bristol Marunde faces Neil Magny; Colton Smith takes on Igor Araujo with a spot in the semifinals on the line.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 11: Fight the Perfect Fight Joey Rivera and Jon Manley face-off to stay in the competition; the tension builds between Michal Hill and Mike Ricci before they enter the octagon; the last two match-ups before the finale are revealed.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 12: Semifinal Showdown Two semifinal fights determine which two men will move on to fight in the finale for a UFC contract.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 14: Finale Jonathan Brookins vs. Dustin Poirier; Jamie Varner vs. Melvin Guillard; Shane del Rosario vs. Pat Barry; Mike Ricci vs. Colton Smith; Matt Mitrione vs. Roy Nelson. From Las Vegas. (Card subject to change)

    11:00 p.m. ET AXS: Inside MMA
    2012 Best Of Kenny, Bas and Ron discuss highlights from the year.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS: AXS TV The Best of 2012
    Highlights from the year's fights.

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  • Wednesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood



    Wednesday



    3:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Conventioneers
    UFC Fan Expo Jason and Matt jump into the trade show octagon at the UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship Fan Expo.

    5:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Countdown
    Leading up to the Heavyweight title fight UFC 155: Junior dos Santos vs Cain Velasquez II.

    6:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: The Ultimate Fighter
    Season 16 Episode 14: Finale Jonathan Brookins vs. Dustin Poirier; Jamie Varner vs. Melvin Guillard; Shane del Rosario vs. Pat Barry; Mike Ricci vs. Colton Smith; Matt Mitrione vs. Roy Nelson. From Las Vegas. (Card subject to change)

    11:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Fuel for the Fire Long Island native Chris Weidman tours the town he loves; Alexander Gustafsson sits down with Jon Anik; Nate Diaz's submission game; Chad Mendes' dominating performance.

    11:00 a.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    11:30 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Alexander Gustafsson's San Diego training; Joe Lauzon's signature moves; Arianny Celeste poses.

    12:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    1:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    2:00 p.m. The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    2:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

    2:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Relive the Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012 part 2, from 25 down to number one, as we count down the year's greatest events in mixed martial arts.

    3:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    3:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann Prelims
    The next generation of UFC stars in a night of unforgettable action.

    4:00 p.m. ET The Score: The Score Fighting Series
    The Score Fighting Series (SFS) features fighters from North America and beyond with a focus on exciting match-ups and developing the next generation of great fighters. Tune in for non-stop action from events across the country.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Countdown
    Leading up to the Heavyweight title fight UFC 155: Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez II.

    6:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: King of the Cage


    7:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part one of The Top 50 Moments of 2012. From one-punch knockouts to amazing submissions to come-from-behind victories, UFC TONIGHT's Kenny Florian takes us through moments 50-26 in this week's special.

    7:30 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Tonight
    Part 2 Relive the Top 50 UFC Moments in 2012, from 25 down to number one, as we count down the year's greatest events in mixed martial arts.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 143: Nick Diaz takes on Carlos Condit for the Interim title.

    8:00 p.m. ET FuelTV : King of the Cage: Classics Vol. 5
    A historic collection of match ups.

    9:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 3
    The most brutal and devastating K.O.'s in MMA history.

    10:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: King of the Cage


    11:00 p.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Cain Valasquez vs. Junior dos Santos
    From the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: UFC: Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
    Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz; Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio Rua; Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn; Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick. From Seattle.

    12:00 a.m. ET FuelTV: King of the Cage: Greatest KO's 2
    Devastating knockouts that changed the history of MMA.

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