All posts by Mick Hammond

Kenny Garner Out to Prove First Time Wasn&#...

Jul 07, 2011Comments off373 Views

On July 8 in Costa Mesa, Calif., Kenny “Duce” Garner will get an opportunity at M-1 Challenge 26 to make amends for what he feels

Don’t Let It Go to the Judges? That&#...

Jul 07, 2011Comments off915 Views

If there is one fighter on the upcoming M-1 Challenge 26 event from Costa Mesa, Calif., that could stand out as one of the night’s

Daniel Weichel Wants M-1 Lightweight Belt, ...

Jul 06, 2011Comments off520 Views

While he may have been initially unhappy with the fact that his M-1 Global lightweight title shot against Jose Figueroa at M-1 Challenge 26 would

It’s Not the Expected Title Shot, but...

Jul 04, 2011Comments off379 Views

For Pat Bennett, there is a silver lining in the cloud that eliminated his M-1 Global heavyweight championship shot at Guram Gugenishvili on the July

MMA in Small-Town USA? Hey, It’s the ...

Jul 04, 2011Comments off619 Views

it may make someone wonder why anyone would start a mixed martial arts gym in a small town, far from the bright lights of Las

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MMA Life: Julie Kedzie Isn’t Just a F...

Jul 04, 2011Comments off302 Views

While Julie Kedzie is known for her career as one of the most resurgent fighters in the women’s 135-pound weight class, she’s also heavily involved

Strikeforce Challengers: Lorenz Larkin Will...

Jun 24, 2011Comments off436 Views

Lorenz Larkin is known as an excellent striker, but he's not going to trade blow for blow. He'll stand and bang if Gian Villante wants

Strikeforce Challengers: James Terry Plans ...

Jun 23, 2011Comments off164 Views

After years of building himself on the local circuit and then as an undercard fighter for Strikeforce, James Terry is being given the opportunity to

Ryan Couture Blazing His Own Trail; Not Fol...

Jun 23, 2011Comments off189 Views

It would be easy for Ryan Couture to get caught up in all hype that surrounds being the son of one of the sport’s most

Strikeforce Challengers: Julia Budd Out to ...

Jun 23, 2011Comments off256 Views

After dominating in her first fight for Strikeforce this past October, Julia “Jewel” Budd had some people buzzing that she could be the next big

Conor Heun Putting Everything on the Line a...

Jun 17, 2011Comments off321 Views

After suffering back-to-back losses for the first time in his career, Strikeforce lightweight Conor Heun has taken steps to ensure his return to the promotion

Bas Rutten Returns… as a Wolf in R...

Jun 16, 2011Comments off1109 Views

With the summer movie season in full swing, former “King of Queens” actor Kevin James enters the fray with his latest movie, “The Zookeeper” (coming

Marcus Davis Proves He’s Still Got Tr...

Jun 14, 2011Comments off285 Views

With his victory over Pete Spratt at MFC 30 this past weekend, 37-year-old UFC veteran Marcus Davis believes he's still got a little tread on

Former Sengoku Star Yasubey Enomoto Back on...

Jun 14, 2011Comments off196 Views

Having lost two fights in a row for the first time in his career, former Sengoku star Yasubey Enomoto felt a sense of urgency entering

After Defeating Drew Fickett, Brian Cobb Fe...

Jun 13, 2011Comments off300 Views

Brian Cobb's fight with Drew Fickett didn't go exactly according to plan, but he walked out with a win and now he's ready to challenge

Joey Villasenor: “I Got Hometowned in...

Jun 01, 2011Comments off647 Views

“I couldn’t believe the outcome,” said Joey Villasenor after his bout at Shark Fights 15. “I’m still shocked and I’m upset... I got hometowned in

Following Quick UFC Exit, Chris Camozzi Hig...

May 27, 2011Comments off304 Views

One loss in the UFC and Chris Camozzi was shown the door. That quick exit has helped to motivate him more than ever as he

Shark Fights 15: Jeremy May’s Motivat...

May 26, 2011Comments off402 Views

Many fighters have many motivations. For Jeremy May, like most, he wants to fight the best competition in the world, but he's also fighting to

Titan Fighting 18: Rudy Bears Plans to Use ...

May 25, 2011Comments off460 Views

Rudy Bears has a lifelong dream... to fight in the UFC. He sees his Titan Fighting Championships 18 bout with Rory Markham on Friday night

MMA On The Rise: Felice Herrig “Now I...

May 21, 2011Comments off618 Views

From kickboxing to Fight Girls to Team Curran and video games, Felice Herrig is now a mixed martial artist, ready to take the fight world

Jeff Curran Satisfied with XFO Win, Looking...

May 21, 2011Comments off364 Views

With his win over Billy Vaughan at XFO 39 recently, Jeff “Big Frog” Curran continues his comeback towards big time MMA, eyeing the UFC... or

Titan Fighting 18: Chance to Fight Jens Pul...

May 21, 2011Comments off344 Views

Brian Davidson was ready to call his MMA career quits. In fact, he did just that after winning at Bellator 32. But when Titan Fighting

Cat Zingano Continues Ascension of Women...

May 13, 2011Comments off834 Views

Coming off of a win over Strikeforce veteran Carina Damm, Cat Zingano hopes to continue her rocket ride up the ranks of top 125-pound female

Winning Bellator Tourney, Jay Hieron Prepar...

May 12, 2011Comments off284 Views

Having fought his way through adversity and the Bellator Season 4 welterweight tournament, Jay Hieron is back on track. Next target: Ben Askren and the

Comic Books and MMA Don’t Mix? G4R...

May 08, 2011Comments off529 Views

How could a sport that has athletes with nicknames like Batman, Doomsday, and The Rock, not crossover into the world comic books? G4 Television's Blair

Proud of His Title Victory, Vinny Magalhaes...

May 08, 2011Comments off395 Views

Now that he's captured the M-1 light heavyweight championship, a little ahead of schedule even, Ultimate Fighter alum Vinny Magalhaes promises that he will only

Jay Hieron Riding Momentum Into Bellator We...

May 07, 2011Comments off252 Views

After more than a yearlong break, Jay Hieron is excited to be fighting for the third time two months when he steps in the cage

20-Second KO Proves Vladdy Matyushenko Inte...

May 06, 2011Comments off2741 Views

A 20-second knockout of Jason Brilz at UFC 129 lifted Vladimir Matyushenko's Octagon record to 4-1 since returning in 2009, proving that he's still a

Someone Forgot To Tell Antonio McKee That H...

Apr 29, 2011Comments off353 Views

Officials on Monday announced that Drew Fickett and Hermes Franca would fight for the MFC lightweight title. It seems someone forgot to inform MFC lightweight

M-1 Global Champion Shamil Zavurov’s ...

Apr 27, 2011Comments off235 Views

M-1 Global welterweight champion Shamil Zavurov knows that every defense of his belt defines his role as champion. He relies on a solid work ethic