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> Connor Mc Gregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr fight has been confirmed for 26th August 2017 > Frank Mir suspended for two years by USADA for doping violation....... > Connor Mc Gregor's fine & community service cut by NSAC after bottle throwing incident with Nate Diaz & is now swapping his training from MMA to solely boxing for Floyd Mayweather Jr fight....... > MMA CAGEWORLD awarded for reaching the top 50 MMA websites on the planet .............................

14 June 2017

It's on ! Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayeather Jr

The Deal has been Struck !


It's signed, sealed & going ahead on the 26th August 2017 The fight will air live on pay-per view. This will be as big as it gets! Watch this space ! MMA CAGEWORLD

09 May 2017

UFC 211 Embedded: Vlog Series

UFC 211 Embedded Vlog Series Episode 1

The UFC behind the scenes vlog series- leading up to UFC 211 featuring strawweight champion Joanna Jerdrzjczyk, title challenger Jessica Andrade, former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos & Stipe Miocic




22 April 2017

Frank Mir suspended for two years by USADA

Frank Mir suspended by USADA

Frank Mir suspended for substance violation


A year after his notification for testing positive for Metabolite of Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT), former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (18-11) has been issued with a two year suspension by the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) that will now be backdated to April 2016 which should see him elligible to fight again on April 8th 2018. Mir, orginally tested positive for the substance during in-competition testing after his knock out defeat to Mark Hunt in Australia on March 20th 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85


17 April 2017

UFC on Fox 24 Results:

Quick Results



  UFC on Fox 24 

  Venue- Spirit Center, 
  Kansas City, Missouri
  April 15th 2017



09 April 2017

Results: UFC 210

DC Victorious Over Rumble Johnson


 UFC 210

 KeyBank Center,
 New York
 8th April 2017

07 April 2017

Pearl Gonzalez pulled from UFC 210 was only a rumour

Pearl Gonzalez

Pearl Gonzalez pulled from UFC 210 for breast implants rumours


After the rumour had spread throughout the MMA world Dana White confirmed at the Post Fight press conference that the rumour was bulls**** The fight was never cancelled. 

05 April 2017

Latest on Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather

Connor McGregor now concentrating on Boxing training


McGregor v Mayweather Jr
Connor McGregors coach John Kavanagh has told FOX Sports that McGregor is now preparing to concentrate solely on boxing training and is ready to give up MMA training to prepare for a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. He said "In my my mind it's on, that's the mentality we are in." He also went on to say "there's a lot of fingers in the pie on this one, different promotions, different organisations, different comissions that are involved but as far as I'm concerned, I really believe it's going to happen this year. So far though, no contracts have been signed, and no date has been announced though Dana White, who wasn't so keen on the idea to begin with recently said, "I just don't see how it doesn't happen."

04 April 2017

Stabbing at Cage Warriors 82

Man stabbed at MMA event in Liverpool


The Echo Arena Liverpool
One man was stabbed another had his jaw broken after leaving the event on Saturday 1st April 2017. Police said that the attack on the two men happened following a man arguing with the two victims earlier in the evening. They had left The Echo Arena in Liverpool with friends and were walking across Kings Dock at about 11:30 pm and when the man they had been arguing earlier at the event with attacked them. A 20 year old man was stabbed and a 47 year old man suffered a broken jaw. They were both treated for their injuries at Aintree Hospital as reported by The Liverpool Echo.

03 April 2017

UFC 210 - Fight Card: Official Line Up

The Official Line Up


 UFC 210

 Venue- KeyBank Center,
 Buffolo, New York
 8th April 2017

02 April 2017

Results: Cage Warriors 82

 Nad Marimani Wins Featherweight Title


 Cage Warriors 82 Results:

 The Echo Arena
 Liverpool
 1st April 2017

Quick Results: Bellator 175

King Mo Victorious Over Rampage Jackson 


  Bellator 175 Results

  All States Arena,
  Rosemont, Illinois 
  31st March 2017

29 March 2017

Bellator 180 Press Conference

Bellator 180 Press Conference





Wanderlie Silva calls in to press conference via Skype from Brazil & Chael Sonnen clowns around on the stage but Fedor Emelianenko is not impressed with his antics and states "I dont condone that type of behaviour" 


26 March 2017

INVICTA FC 22 Results:


Invicta FC 22

Quick Resuts:
Venue - 
The Scottish Rite Temple,
Kansas City, Missouri
25th March 2017

25 March 2017

Connor McGregor's Penalty Cut.

Connor McGregors fine and community service has been drastically reduced


Connor McGregor has had his fine and community service hours drastically reduced from $150,000 (£121,000) originally 5% of his 3 million pay out for the Diaz fight to $25,000 (£20,000) by the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) McGregor arrived 30 minutes late for their pre fight press conference and the pair soon became engaged in a war of words and taunts. 

24 March 2017

MMA Fighter Chokes Out Ref After Being Knocked Out!

MMA Fighter chokes ref after being knocked out.


Watch the full fight here!



MMA Fighter Joe Nehm Chokes Referee

This is the moment when Stars fighter Ryse 'Showtime' Brink finishes Joe Nehm after kicking him right in in the face and following up after with a barrage of punches. Nehm, dazed from the beating doesn't realise the the fight is over and in an attempt to stay in the fight he takes the ref down, mounts his back and then gets him in a choke hold. All credit to the ref for not tapping out!! 


20 March 2017

Bellator 175 - Fight Card. The official line up.


Bellator 175 Fight Card

31st March 2017 
All States Arena, Rosemont Illinois 



The Official Line Up:

19 March 2017

UFC Fighters Suspended For Cannabis Use


UFC Fighters Suspended 


Three UFC Fighters have been suspended for 90 days after testing positive for cannabis use from UFC Fight NIght 104 in Houston, Texas, the event took place on February 4th 2017

Niko Price, Curtis Blaydes and Abel Trujillo all tested positive during in-competition testing and will also face paying $1000 fine to the TDLR (Texas Department Of Licensing Regulations) it has been revealed.

UFC Fight Night 107 Results:




UFC Fight Night 107 

From The London O2 Arena   
18th March 2017






Quick Results:

18 March 2017

RESULTS: Hard Knocks 54

Hard Knocks 54 Results


From The Markin MacPhain Centre, 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
17th March 2017

Quick Results:

17 March 2017

Hard Knocks 54. Fight Card - Official Line Up For 17th March 2017

HARD KNOCKS 54 FIGHT CARD
The Markin MacPhain Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada



The Official Line Up

16 March 2017

Joe Duffy Latest Interview before Saturdays Clash with Reza Madadi

Joe Duffy talks ahead of his bout with Reza Madadi at UFC Fight Night 107
"Its gonna be a tough and grinding fight" 

Fight Night London: UFC Breakdown

John Gooden, Dan Hardy & Nick Peet break down the main event in London for The UFC Fight Night 107 at The O2 Arena on Saturday 18th March 2017

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UFC Fight Night 107 from The O2 in London


The official line up for the event scheduled for March 18th 2017
The O2 London.
UFC Fight Pass 21:00 GMT


The Official Line Up:

15 March 2017

Vitor Belfont Announces Retirement

Vitor Belfont Speaking At The Post Fight Conference

After his defeat to Kelvin Gaselum at the UFC Fight Night 106 in Brazil on 11th March 2017 Vitor Belfont announced at his post fight press conference that he is prepapared to hang up his gloves after the last fight left on his contract. The fight is set for July.

He said "I think it's my time to finish my chapter in this as a professional fighter, I think that my body is not the same to train, It's over fourteen surgeries that I done. I'm sad to not give this win to my fans here in Brazil. It was Kelvins night, he shined." He also said he didn't want to fight another Brazilian in Brazil. "It's very sad not to give your people a win. I'll leave with my head held up high."

Belfont has plans to open is own chain of gyms. 


The Legends League Idea 

Belfont went on to say "If they create a an organisation just for the legends then I can extend it a little more. It would be great to have a division for the legends, we would be able to give more content to the fans."

Belfont expressed his idea that if the industry wanted to do a spin off for veteran fighters then it would revolutionise the sport and expressed his keeness to be part of such a divison.

Belfonts believes that many veteran fighters would be game and the plan would create more action in the octogan with possibly titles and three weight divisons, lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight. Suggesting shorter rounds and rest periods, a maximum of thirty seconds on the ground, no knees or elbows and different weight gloves. 

14 March 2017

UFC Fight Night 107 - The Weigh Ins

Free Entry to Weigh Ins at The O2 London.

The weigh ins for UFC Fight Night 107 in the UK will be on 17th March 2017 at The O2 Centre, Penninsula Square, London, SE10 ODX and will be open to the public with 'FREE' entry. 

Before the fighters hit the scales, Dan Hardy will hold a Q & A session with: Miesha Tate, Francis Ngannou, Micky Gall and Claudia Gadelha. 

Doors will open at 15:30 hours GMT. Get there early to guarantee your place

12 March 2017

UFC Fight Night 106 HIGHLIGHTS 1080p

Highlights UFC Fight Night 106 Brazil 


UFC Fight Night 106 Brazil Results :



  UFC Fight Night 106

  Venue- 
  Centro de Formcao do Nordete
  Fortaleza, Brazil
  11th March 2017 

11 March 2017

Fight Planned For Sept 2017 - Floyd Mayweather Jr and Connor McGregor


Latest News on the ongoing saga...

LA Times reporter Lance Pugmire, has claimed that he has been in close dialogue with boxer Michael Conlon, who is a close friend of McGregor, and said it's confirmed that both men will go ahead with the bout in September 2017. The fight is likely to be the highest paid in combat sports history.

New signings for Cage Warriors


Cage Warriors Announce New Signings

The promotion have announced that they have aquired 12 more fighters to add to the camp. Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan says he is delighted to welcome this exciting new crop of fighters to the Cage Warriors family




The new crop includes 6 new lightweight additions:

Donavan Desmae (9-3)

Soren Bak (7-1) 

Perry Goodwin (6-4)

Aleksi Mantykivi (10-4)

Ellis Hampson (6-3-1) 

Alexander Jacobson (7-1)

Joining them will be:

Gavin Kelly (8-3) bantamweight

Brian Bouand (5-1) bantamweight

Dylan McLoughlin (3-0) welerweight

Norman Paraisy (15-4-2, 1nc) light heavyweight

Shawn Kenny (2-0) heavyweight

Boyland added "we're a handful of events into our biggest year ever, and bringing these talented fighters in to our roster gives our match maker Ian Dean even more options as we look to deliver exciting fights and spectacular events for our fans."

10 March 2017

Floyd Maymeather calls Conor McGregor a PUNK BITCH !!

Mayweather talking to Fighthype


Mayweather tells McGregor "sign the paper" as he grows frustrated with the Irish MMA fighter. He went on to say "there's a lot of barking and no biting. When you talk about biting, sign the contract. Don't talk sh**t, if you really want to fight sign the contract and we can make it happen.Mayweather added "so just letting the world know he's full of s**t.Mayweather then sent a message to the UFC fighter and stated "stop blowing smoke up peoples a***s you little bitch, if you want to fight lets make it happen you punk." We await Connor McGregors reply.






Dana White is clear he is not keen on the idea just yet and hasn't given in to all the hype with both fighters publicly bickering about a fight contract there is no sign of a UFC agreement anytime soon.

Read more>>

09 March 2017

INVICTA 22 - Official Line Up




   Invicta 22 

   At The Scottish Rite Temple, 
   Kansas City, Missouri.

   25th March 2017






Vitor Belfort UFC Fight Night 106 Open Workout

Vitor Belfort publicly showing off some of his Brazilian Jui-Jitsu and boxing kills before this weekends UFC Fight Night 106 Event against Kelvin Gastelum

08 March 2017

Ugly scenes at Liverpool MMA & Boxing event

Shocking footage emerges of crowd violence at UK MMA Event.

Crowd violence erupted at last Saturday's MMA & Boxing event at The Great Georges Cultural Community Project, otherwise known as The Black E in Liverpool on March 4th 2017.

After an apparent dispute over the use of elbows during the preceding fight, footage shows the two fighters in the ring before other individuals entered the ring through the ropes and appeared to have struck one of the fighters. Missiles were then thrown in the ring towards the growing brawl that spilled outside and the scenes grew even more ugly as spectators clashed outside with kicks and punches thrown. One male appeared to be knocked out cold on the floor whilst another then decides to hurl a chair at him taking full advantage of the motionless man..

Two people were taken to hospital but were not seriously injured reported The Liverpool Echo. Merseyside Police said that more than 20 people were involved in the violence that took place outside.




In the statement released on behalf of the venue it was said "The Mangement of The Black - E (Great Georges Cultural Community Project) deeply regrets the brawl that took place on Saturday evening towards the end of the event"

Police have now urged the local council officials to urgently review the venues licence after raising concerns that the China Town premises 'are associated with serious crime and disorder.'





Ben Rothwell flagged by USADA

UFC heavyweight fighter has been flagged by the USDA for potential doping violation


The UFC have released a statement detailing that USADA (United States. Anti- Doping Agency) had notified Rothwell of a potential Anti Doping Violation from a out of competition sample collected on Feb 6th 2017. 

The UFC stated  "The results will be handled by the independent administrator of the UFC and under UFC anti- doping policy there is a full fair legal review process afforded to all athletes before sanctions are imposed"

However, Rothwell has spoken out confidently regarding the collected sample on his Facebook page and said "I have been under the care of a physician to overcome a medical illness. I would appreciate the chance to show that I have not cheated nor did I intend to cheat. Please hold your opinions of me until all the facts are out. I appreciate everyone's support whilst I go through this process with the USADA."

Big Ben is currently holding a 36-10 MMA record and was due to face Fabricio Werdum at UFC 211 on May 13th 2017 in Dallas, Texas. 

The Bisping & St-Pierre Saga Continues

The Bisping - St Pierre Saga continues


After Michael Bispings late entry and verbal attack at their UFC press conference on 3rd March 2017, Georges St Pierre gives his opinion on Bispings failed attempt to get inside his head.

"I don't consider Bisping a good trash talker, I think he is horrendous." He told the UFC Unfiltered podcast with Jim Norton and Matt Serra.  "I think he is terrible. He's not even a good trash talker, he's doing the best thing for me.The more he talk the more he embarrasses himself. I don't really care. Some guys like Connor McGregor or Chael Sonnen, I would never get in to a war of words with them because they are just so good. But Michael Bisping thinks he is good but he's terrible. The more he opens his mouth the more he embarrasses himself and that's a good thing for me."

Following St Pierres long break from the octagon since UFC 167 in Noverber 2013 where he sucessfully defended his title against Johny Hendricks, Georges was unsure if he would ever return to fighting but he went on to say. "I always wanted to come back, it was in the back of head."

Michael Bisping had burst in to the conference late with what would of otherwise been considered a well rehearsed act- had he not messed his lines up. Trash talking is definately not one of Bispings strong points.


Watch the Press conference link below: from 3rd March 2017
Press Conference -BISPING & ST-PIERRE

06 March 2017

UFC Fight Night 106 - Fortaleza Brazil 11th March 2017

UFC Fight Night 106


Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste 
11th March 2017




Official Fight Card:

Vitor Belfont v Kelvin Gastelum (middleweight)

Mauricio Rua v Gian Villante (light heavyweight)

Edson Barboza v Beneil Dariush (lightweight)

Jussier Formiga v Ray Borg (flyweight)

Bethe Correia v Marion Reneau (Bantamweight)

Alex Oliveira v Tim Means (welterweight)


Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)

Francisco Trinaldo v Kevin Lee (lightweight)

Godofreda Pepey v Kyle Bochniak (featherweight) -CANCELLED

Sergio Moraes v Davi Ramos (welterweight)

Michael Prazeres v Josh Burkman (lightweight)


Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)

Rony Jason v Jeremy Kennedy (featherweight)

Rani Yahya v Joe Soto (bantamweight)

Garreth Mc Lellan v Paulo Henrique Costa (middleweight)


UFC Fight Night 106 Results:



What is the best way to judge hydration before training? H2O...

                                Probably the 'only' reliable test

H2O - Stay Hydrated !


1> Sip on water, do not gulp it down, you will get a painful stitch in your kidney from the pockets of air created between each greedy gulp!

2> Wait until you need to pee.

3> Check colour of pee!



This is your guide -


If it's yellow you are not hydrated, so wait ! 

Keep 'sipping' water until it is crystal clear.

If crystal clear, do some gentle breathing exercises for a few minutes before starting your warm up routine.

You are now ready to rock.....

Get it right and have a good fight !!!



Take note: 
Your calculations may differ and slightly mislead you if you do this test after you have taken any vitamin supplents. It would be wiser then to test your hydration levels beforehand to be sure your hydration levels are sufficient. Afterall, the better hydrated you are, the more your body can utilise its resources, keeping it all simple!

H20 = Stay hydrated ! 

Fighting Fit Running - Gain Speed & Leg Strength Without Equipment (updated 2017)


Interval training

Interval training is a good way of gaining speed and leg strength without having to use weight training equipment. A proper interval workout will mess you right up! Aimed towards beginner to intermediate level. This is how it works..

You train hard, then recover just enough again to repeat the exercise over and over again during a relatively short period of time. It is better to use a running track for this but a sports field is equally as good  or even the tree to tree/ lamp post to lamp post method. This type of adjustment from your normal running routine will add to your explosive power when you need it the most. Add it to your fitness bank.

Stretch and warm up before you train as always
For the first interval session try running 8 x 100 metres. This means you will be sprinting for exactly 100 metres 8 times with a measured set period between each sprint.
On a running track divide it in 4
Sports pitch measure 100 metres
On a road or path select two objects 100 metres apart, tree, lamp post, pub (but don't go in) what ever you choose get the distance right.

Start by sprinting 100 metres
Jog the next 100 metres taking no longer than 60 seconds
Sprint the next 100 metres
Jog the next 100 metres taking no longer than 60 seconds
And so on and so on.......

Then warm down and stretch

As time goes on you can extend the distance of the sprint and adjust the jogging time to match.
Sprint for 125 metres then jog for 125 metres in 75 seconds.
Sprint for 150 metres then jog for 90 seconds.
And build up as you go.
On interval training as you build up keep a maximum of 120 seconds jogging.

05 March 2017

Karl Moore post fight interview at Cage Warriors 81

GET FIGHTING FIT (UPDATED 2017) Beginner To Intermediate Level Guide.

TRAIN HARD FIGHT EASY !

Running is one most neglected of all training routines but can be one of the most effective. Often overlooked, but a true aspiring fighter should not neglect one of the most important exercises for cardio vascular conditioning.

Since the 1970's when the fitness boom began, running has become a premier activity for aspiring fighters everywhere though it's easy to get confused as to how it should fit in to your routine. 

Below is a basic guide to combat that issue without over training and subtracting all your hard work. This article is aimed at beginners who wish to incorporate running as part of their Martial Arts Fitness routine or those that just want to improve their overall fitness levels in general so is aimed towards the beginner to intermediate level. 


Running:

Running is a straight forward aerobic exercise and is normally the back bone of all sports that require a high level of cardiovascular fitness strength to stay in the top flight. As you pound along you raise your heart rate, increase your oxygen intake and heighten the flow of blood to the parts of your body being used. As you increase your heart rate using the energy stored in your body it draws upon your reserves of fat which is why you lose weight!! You should be running hard enough to to get your heart rate into the aerobic training range (between 65% and 75% of your maximum) for at least 20 mins at least three times a week.


Posture:

Your posture should be upright but relaxed, perhaps leaning forward slightly because if you lean to far back this will have a braking effect on your movements.


Arm Action:

Arm action is nearly as important as how you use your legs. When you run your arms should stay relaxed and they should stay between your waist line and chest.  Do not let them swing to loosely or you will lose forward momentum. The same thing will happen if your arms are to rigid.


Footstrike:

The Most comfortable and efficient footstike for the average runner is 'heel-ball'. This means your foot hits the ground with the outside edge of your heel, pivot through your foot and take off from the ball of your foot. Slapping along on your feet will cause you injuries especially in the knees.


The Short Fast Run:

A maximum of two per week for at least 20-25 minutes.The pace should be fast at about 6 minutes per mile and if you train with a partner you shouldn't be able to talk to him or her. Don't get up to full pace for 5 or 6 minutes first or you could go into oxygen dept and 'tie up'. Once you have your pace, time your run from there. So 5 or 6 minutes to warm up then 20-25 minutes of fast running.


The Basic Run:

A standard run should last up to 45 minutes at a comfortable pace. You should be able to talk with your training partner at this pace though don't expect to hold  a symposium on Aristotelian metaphysics! Average a pace of 7 minutes per mile and adjust accordingly to take on a few gentle hills.


The Endurance Builder:

This is 90 minutes of slow gentle jogging at a pace where you can hold a comfortable conversation with your training partner. You might want to include this once a fortnight to your routine and maybe to once a week as you get fitter. Although it's slow you will certainly feel it afterwards.


Distance:

Don't get hung up on distance. Run for time because as the weeks go on and you get fitter you will be covering more distance in the same amount of time. If you run 3 miles in 25 minutes as the weeks go on your time will better itself and you could find yourself completing that distance in 21 minutes thus, knocking off 4 minutes quality training time from your routine!! So you have to adjust according

Alistair Overeem talks UFC 209 with Dana White

Post fight conference with Alistair Overeem and Dana White

Cage Warriors 81 RESULTS 4th MARCH 2017

                                          Results from the 3Arena Dublin 


PRO CARD: 

Karl More bt Josh Clarke (Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight Title) by unaminous decision

Cathrine Costigan bt Wendy Mc Kenna (atomweight bout) by split Decision

Arnold Quero bt Joe Mc Colgan by split decision (lightweight bout)

Blaine O' Driscoll bt Darren O Gorman by (bantamweight bout) by KO round 2

Hakon Foss bt Martyn Harris (Welterweight bout) by rear naked choke round  1

Eric Nolan (pro debut) bt Marcin Zembala (pro debut) - (catchweight bout) by unamionous decision

Maciej Gierszweski bt Romain Bidet by TKO round 1



AMATUER CARD

Pawel Politylo bt Alex Yankov (featherweight bout) by unanimous decision

Mark Gallivan bt Makinde Adeyemi (welterweight bout) by submission triangle choke round 2

Stephen Treacy bt Francis Treacy (lightweight bout) by TKO round 1

Austin Lynch bt Alex Brophy (bantamweight bout) by TKO round 1

Mateusz Kopyto bt Colm O Regan (catchweight bout) by unanimous decision

Ivan Blaniti v Gary Coffey (welterweight bout)

Adam Darby bt Leon Hill by (lightweight) unanimous decision






Cage Warriors Academy Results 4th March 2017

Results from The Newport Centre, Wales Centre, Wales 




MAIN CARD

Arron Khalid bt Phil Wells by submission guillotine (welterweight)

Jack Shore bt Alexandros Gerolimatos by submission rear naked choke (featherweight)

Richard Williams bt Gracjan Bak by TKO round 1 (lightweight)

Damo Weeden bt Joe Orrey by rear naked choke round 1 (bantamweight)

Josh Ellis bt Daniel Hodor by submission rear naked choke  round 2 (lightweight)

Ethan Charlesworth bt Nathan Ford by submission triangle round 1 (featherweight)


UNDERDCARD

Josh Hudson bt Jack Tucker by unaminous decision (welterweight)

Michael Corson bt Christopher Radcliffe by unaminious decision (catchweight)

Pedro Cordosa bt Tom Karpinski unaminous decision (featherweight)

Rob Bennett bt Marcus Stevens by split decision (lightweight)

James Amos bt Sami Hashim by unaminous decision (lightweight)

Christian Duncan bt James McClean by TKO round 1(middleweight)

Chris Smith bt Keiron Bennet by submission rear naked choke round 2 (wetherweight)

Oban Elliot bt Callum Hanman by TKO head kick round 1 (catchweight)

Ben Ellis bt Franco Tenaglia by TKO round 3 (lightweight)

Jamie Boyle bt Ragine White by submission arm triangle round 2 (light heavyweight)

Alun Yhnell bt Karl Reading by TKO round 1 (lightweight)

Joel Collins bt Chris Mardon by split decision (catchweight)