All posts by Mick Hammond


Jay Hieron Says Ben Askren Knows Who the Re...

Feb 05, 2012Comments off572 Views

Jay Hieron isn't quite sure what his next step is, but he is sure of one thing, that both he and Ben Askren know who


Antonio McKee Loses MFC Belt, but Still has...

Jan 27, 2012Comments off347 Views

Officially or unofficially, Antonio McKee sees his fight with Brian Cobb at MFC 32 as a title defense, and plans to leave no doubts following


Brian Cobb Wants to Build on 2011 with MFC ...

Jan 26, 2012Comments off343 Views

Last year was a solid step forward for MFC lightweight title contender Brian “The Bandit” Cobb. He plans to keep building on 2011 by adding


Good Reviews Can’t Save Gina Carano&#...

Jan 23, 2012Comments off1757 Views

Even a slew of positive reviews couldn't bolster the bottom line of Gina Carano's "Haywire" on opening weekend.

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MFC’s Mark Pavelich Happy with 2011, ...

Jan 22, 2012Comments off464 Views

MFC owner Mark Pavelich has never been one to mince words. Such is the case when he was asked to look back on the year


After BAMMA USA False Start, Gabe Ruediger ...

Jan 22, 2012Comments off576 Views

Trying to make his way back from a year out of the fight game, TUF veteran Gabe Ruediger is planning a drop to featherweight after


D-Bomb Targeting MFC LIght Heavyweight Titl...

Jan 18, 2012Comments off529 Views

Dwayne "D-Bomb" Lewis has had a tough go of it the last year or so, but he's ready for MFC 32, and he's ready to


Dhiego Lima Building a Career, Not Taking a...

Jan 16, 2012Comments off597 Views

Dhiego Lima's profile has risen to an all-time high over the past year, but he's not looking to be the flavor of the day, Lima


MMA Life: Metal Band Biohazard Links to Gra...

Jan 09, 2012Comments off1885 Views

In the latest installment of MMA Life, the guitarist and vocalist for heavy metal band Biohazard talks about his connections to the UFC's founding family,


Can Fedor Lead a Rebound for Japanese MMA?

Jan 08, 2012Comments off551 Views

HDNet broadcaster Hans Thompson breaks down Dream's New Year's Eve event and how Fedor's return to Japan could impact the MMA scene there.


Past, Present, and Future: HDNet’s Mi...

Dec 25, 2011Comments off441 Views

HDNet broadcaster Michael Schiavello breaks down Dream's past, present, and future, focusing heavily on this year's New Year's Eve extravaganza.


Where Does a Fighter Go When the Dream Fade...

Dec 25, 2011Comments off302 Views

What happens when the dream fades for one of the top up-and-coming prospects in mixed martial arts?


Tyler Toner Ready When UFC Calls Him Back

Dec 22, 2011Comments off282 Views

After back-to-back victories for Ring of Fire in 2011, Tyler Toner is ready to return to the Octagon as soon as the UFC calls.


Tyler Toner Focused on Ring of Fire, Not Ru...

Dec 17, 2011Comments off258 Views

Tyler Toner is taking his time, refining his game, and focusing on the task at hand at Saturday's Ring of Fire, not rushing to get


Upstart Nick Macias Looks to Upset Tyler To...

Dec 16, 2011Comments off386 Views

Rising up through the ranks, Nick Macias hopes to upset Tyler Toner's hopes of returning to the UFC when the two meet in the Ring


Former IFL Champ Ryan Schultz Starts a New ...

Dec 16, 2011Comments off450 Views

After nearly three years away from MMA, former IFL lightweight champion Ryan “The Lion” Schultz is ready to make his return to the cage.


Is Justin Gaethje Ring of Fire’s Next...

Dec 15, 2011Comments off375 Views

Justin Gaethje has emerged as one of the top up-and-coming talents in Colorado. Will Ring of Fire 42 be his launching pad to the big


Champ Yasubey Enomoto Wants to Rep M-1

Dec 15, 2011Comments off361 Views

New M-1 Global champion Yasubey Enomoto, following a big year in 2011, wants to give back by representing M-1 in other promotions.


Cody Bollinger Carrying On Where Dad Left O...

Dec 13, 2011Comments off578 Views

Cody Bollinger is ready to take up where his dad, former King of the Cage champion Frankie Bollinger, left off.


Ryan Martinez Finally Hitting on All Cyclin...

Dec 11, 2011Comments off369 Views

Finally hitting a groove in his training and fighting, up-and-coming heavyweight Ryan Martinez on the fast track in ProElite Heavyweight Grand Prix.


Clock Ticking, Chris Clements Wants UFC Now

Dec 03, 2011Comments off251 Views

At 35 years old, Chris Clements hears the clock ticking on his career. He heads into Saturday's Score Fighting Series looking to propel himself into


Score Fighting: John Fraser Out to Prove Th...

Dec 02, 2011Comments off405 Views

Heading into Saturday's Score Fighting Series riding six consecutive victories, John Fraser is out to prove there should be no doubts about him jumping to


Rich Clementi’s Got Something to Prov...

Nov 30, 2011Comments off411 Views

Statistics are not always the measure of success according to former UFC lightweight Rich “No Love” Clementi.

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Ryan Healy Out, Score Shifts Gears

Nov 28, 2011Comments off269 Views

While he was looking to finish out 2011 with a bang, it appears that Ryan Healy will not be in action again until next year,


The Evolution of John Alessio Includes Titl...

Nov 25, 2011Comments off285 Views

Testing himself in lighter waters, UFC veteran John Alessio believes his evolution as a fighter includes a run for the title.


Seth Baczynski Living the Dream, Chipping A...

Nov 19, 2011Comments off481 Views

Stepping in on short notice for injured fighters is becoming something of a trend for Seth Baczynski, but he's still living his dream, chipping away

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UFC 139: Jason Brilz Expects Ryan Bader to ...

Nov 18, 2011Comments off345 Views

Both of them coming off of back-to-back losses, Jason Brilz expects nothing less than the best out of Ryan Bader at UFC 139 on Saturday


Antwain Britt Ready to Shake Up the 185ers

Nov 18, 2011Comments off249 Views

Strikeforce Challengers 20 headliner Antwain Britt recently made the move to middleweight, and he plans on immediately shaking up the division... beginning Friday night.

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Ronda Rousey Out to Make a Statement

Nov 18, 2011Comments off1403 Views

Ronda Rousey is out to do more than win a fight, she wants to make a point for female mixed martial artists, proving they belong

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Lumumba Sayers Ready for Slugfest at Strike...

Nov 17, 2011Comments off437 Views

He doesn't necessarily expect it, but Lumumba Sayers is prepared to fight a slugfest with Antwain Britt in the Strikeforce Challengers 20 main event on