This Week in MMA: Top Stories, Biggest News and Latest Podcasts
In case you missed any of the Heavy.com mixed martial arts coverage throughout the week, we’ve put together “This Week In MMA” so you can get caught up on the big news items and features from the last seven days.
UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2 took place on Saturday at Fort Hood, Texas. $30,000 fighter bonus checks where handed out following the fundraiser for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. See the full results here and find out who took home the bonuses.
This Week’s Top Stories:
Fedor Emelianenko has fought in several tournaments and is entered in the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix beginning Feb. 12. The former top ranked heavyweight compares the upcoming Grand Prix to the old Pride tournaments.
Strikeforce welterweight title holder Nick Diaz says he wants to fight the to top ranked pound for pound fighters, Anderson Silva or Georges St. Pierre. He also addressed the rivalry with Jason “Mayhem” Miller and getting paid in full in classic Diaz style.
There’s been a lot made of head injuries in sports recently surrounding concussions. Jason “Mayhem” Miller gives some insight into a fighter’s mentality when it comes to health risks and says “We know what we’re doing to ourselves.”
UFC lightweight contender Melvin Guillard responded to recent comments made by Cesar Gracie about his training Greg Jackson. They weren’t nice words.
Top News of the Week:
UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez underwent successful surgery on his injured shoulder. Find out when he may return.
The UFC 125 prelims were aired on the ION Network, but they’re expected to return to Spike TV for the Super Bowl weekend UFC 126 card. Read the details.
Heavy.com said it was going to happen and now it’s official. WEC lightweight titleholder Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Guida is official.
UFC filed a lawsuit against popular website Jusin.tv. Click here to find out why.
Street fighting legend and Youtube sensation Kimbo Slice is set to make his professional wrestling debut in Japan in early February against a former Sumo wrestling star. See who he’ll face first in his new career.
This Week’s Podcasts:
The HeavyMMA Podcast returned with episode 22 featuring lightweights Cole Miller and Kenny Florian.
The second edition of Jeff Cain’s Main Event aired featured up and coming bantamweight Michael “Mayday” McDonald.
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