All posts by Mick Hammond

Angel DeAnda Ready to Topple Tyrone Spong a...

Aug 07, 2013Comments off1493 Views

Angel DeAnda may not be as established on the world stage as his WSOF 4 opponent, Tyrone Spong, but he believes big things are ahead

Nick Newell

Nick Newell Puts Controversy Behind Him, Mo...

Aug 06, 2013Comments off1390 Views

While the first half of 2013 was at times chaotic for lightweight up-and-comer “Notorious” Nick Newell, he’s ready to get back to the business of

Following Some Down Times and Soul Searchin...

Aug 05, 2013Comments off1327 Views

After a strong start in his first three years in the UFC, Tyson Griffin struggled in his last two years with the promotion, but after

Trying to Avoid Gym Politics, Nate Marquard...

Jul 25, 2013Comments off3970 Views

Some of Colorado’s top fighters such as Cat Zingano, Brandon Thatch, and Nate Marquardt recently joined with TUF 16 Team Carwin coach Liester Bowling to

Former TUF Fighter Clay Harvison Taking MMA...

Jul 19, 2013Comments off1385 Views

Former Ultimate Fighter cast member Clay Harvison still has goals to accomplish in mixed martial arts, but with a family and school in his life,

The UFC is His Home, but Leonard Garcia Loo...

Jul 19, 2013Comments off789 Views

The UFC is his home, and he plans to return to the Octagon one day, but for now, Leonard Garcia is looking to take over

World Champion Boxer Holly Holm Says Goodby...

Jul 19, 2013Comments off2951 Views

After boxing started to lose its luster, world champion boxer Holly Holm retired to dedicate her time to mixed martial arts. She returns to the

Matt Hobar Takes Aim at Legacy FC Bantamwei...

Jul 17, 2013Comments off972 Views

Following his first loss this past September, Legacy FC bantamweight Matt “Crowbar” Hobar has rebounded with two straight victories, raising his record to 7-1 and

Larry Crowe Sees Legacy FC 21 Bout as Oppor...

Jul 15, 2013Comments off1193 Views

Larry Crowe has a shot at the Legacy FC middleweight championship on Friday night, affording him the opportunity to take his career to the next

Cris “Cyborg” Expects to Knock ...

Jul 13, 2013Comments off1321 Views

Cris "Cyborg" Justino predicts that she'll knockout Marloes Coenen in the Invicat FC 6 main event on Saturday at the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas

Veronica Rothlenhauser Riding a Freight Tra...

Jul 13, 2013Comments off908 Views

Veronica Rothlenhauser didn't get to fight on the Invicta FC 5 fight card as planned, but all that's done is given her time to get

Former Invicta Champ Jessica Penne Not Worr...

Jul 13, 2013Comments off3771 Views

Although she lost her Invicta FC atomweight championship in her last fight, Jessica Penne isn't focused on a return title. She's going to have fun

For Joanne Calderwood, the Opponent Doesn&#...

Jul 12, 2013Comments off1679 Views

Joanne Calderwood has been through so many opponent changes that it no longer fazes her. It doesn't really matter anyway because her goal is the

Evolved and Educated, Marloes Coenen Ready ...

Jul 12, 2013Comments off1048 Views

Though she may have underestimated Cris Cyborg in their first fight, an educated and evolved Marloes Coenen says she is more than ready for their

Ayaka Hamasaki Looking Forward to Furtherin...

Jul 11, 2013Comments off1892 Views

Following her first successful outing in Invicta last year, current Jewels strawweight champion Ayaka Hamasaki is eager to follow up her success with her return

King of the Cage Champ Cody East Wants to B...

Jul 11, 2013Comments off2348 Views

King of the Cage champion Cody East has lofty goals to say the least. He wants to become the first fighter to hold four championship

Invicta FC 6 is First Time Lauren Taylor Wa...

Jul 10, 2013Comments off1139 Views

Lauren Taylor always has a sense of urgency to finish when she fights, but Invicta FC 6 "is the first time where the game plan

Legacy FC Promoter Mick Maynard Says They&#...

Jul 09, 2013Comments off1211 Views

Legacy FC president Mick Maynard says that his promotion has plenty of top-level fighter that are ready and willing to fight, regardless of what Legacy

CageSport Champ Drew Brokenshire Has Goals ...

Jul 06, 2013Comments off647 Views

CageSport champion Drew Brokenshire doesn't doubt that he'll one day be under brighter lights, but he still has goals to accomplish where he's at, and

Lee Morrison Heads into CageSport 25 Knowin...

Jul 06, 2013Comments off670 Views

Lee Morrison knows that if he gets past Julian Erosa at CageSport 25 on Saturday night there is a title shot waiting in the wings.

Joe Warren at Dream 9

Joe Warren Appreciative of Fight Master Coa...

Jul 03, 2013Comments off1877 Views

Former Bellator champion Joe Warren appreciative of TV gig on Fight Master: Bellator MMA, but the 36-year-old fighter relishes another run at a belt.

Julian Erosa Heads into CageSport 25 Lookin...

Jul 03, 2013Comments off675 Views

Former CageSport champion Julian Erosa heads into his CageSport 25 bout with Lee Morrison eyeing a return shot at the belt.

Julie Kedzie UFC 94

Actor, Stunt Woman, Commentator aka UFC Wom...

Jul 02, 2013Comments off2181 Views

Even at the top levels of MMA, fighters must do more than fight to maintain a living. For UFC women’s 135-pound veteran Julie “Fireball” Kedzie,

Despite Faltering at TUF 17, Jake Heun Look...

Jun 29, 2013Comments off3102 Views

Despite stumbling in his attempt to get onto the UFC's roster, Jake Heun has a three-fight winning streak that he intends to add to at

Bas Rutten

Bas Rutten Undergoes Successful Neck Surger...

Jun 26, 2013Comments off6307 Views

Former UFC champion Bas Rutten recently underwent a successful neck surgery, but is still having some health issues, while he continues numerous other ventures.

Jared Downing Ready to Take Lance Palmer...

Jun 21, 2013Comments off1064 Views

Jared Downing doesn't understand why Lance Palmer is at the top of the featherweight prospect list, but believes that will change after they square off

Smokin’ Joe Pegg Sees RFA 8 Bout with...

Jun 21, 2013Comments off823 Views

Dillard "Smokin' Joe" Pegg is already rolling with four first-round victories in 2013. But he sees Friday's RFA 8 bout with Sergio Pettis as a

Lance Palmer Carries a New Confidence into ...

Jun 20, 2013Comments off1060 Views

Adding UFC vet Duane Ludwig as a coach, Lance Palmer has a new confidence heading into his RFA 8 battle with fellow up-and-comer Jared Downing.

Seth Petruzelli Sees King Mo Fight as an Op...

Jun 19, 2013Comments off988 Views

Seth Petruzelli sees his fight with Muhammad "King Mo" Lawal at Bellator 96 as one more opportunity to validate his legacy in mixed martial arts.

Jacob Noe Looking to Rebound Against Babalu...

Jun 19, 2013Comments off1521 Views

After losing to Mikhail Zayats in the last Bellator light heavyweight tournament, Jacob Noe returns to face Babalu Sobral in the promotion's abbreviated summer tournament.