All posts by Mick Hammond

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Following Loss of Longtime Mentor, Mark Hom...

Apr 16, 2012Comments off1169 Views

The past couple years have been like an emotional roller coaster for UFC bantamweight Mark Hominick, but he's ready to fight back into contention.

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John Alessio Returns, but Faces No Easy Tas...

Apr 16, 2012Comments off470 Views

It's been several years since John Alessio last fought for Zuffa, and even more since the he's been in the UFC, but he's back at

Murilo Bustamante

Battle of Ex-UFC Champs Could be the Last f...

Mar 31, 2012Comments off1014 Views

Murilo Bustamante is set to square off with fellow ex-UFC champion Dave Menne soon in what could be the final fight of his storied career.

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Dave Menne Found the Missing Warrior Within

Mar 31, 2012Comments off967 Views

After a trying couple of years dealing with illness and the death of his parents, former UFC middleweight champion Dave “The Warrior” Menne has rediscovered

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Elaina Maxwell Not Sitting Idle, Returns to...

Mar 30, 2012Comments off712 Views

No matter what Strikeforce does with the women's 145-pound division, Elaina Maxwell plans to keep busy at 145 starting at Friday night's Resurrection FA.

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50-Year-Old Mo Smith Still Going Strong; Pl...

Mar 24, 2012Comments off1051 Views

Former UFC heavyweight champion Maurice "Mo" Smith, at 50 years of age, is still going strong and plans on going until he's ready to call

Houston Alexander

Can Houston Alexander Break Gilbert Yvel?

Mar 24, 2012Comments off1060 Views

Ready to open the door if the UFC comes knocking, Houston Alexander first has plans to try and break UFC and Pride veteran Gilbert Yvel

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Enson Inoue’s Update on Japan Tragedy...

Mar 18, 2012Comments off713 Views

Japanese MMA veteran Enson Inoue has been on a mission to help since the devastating Tohoku earthquake and tsunami last year in Japan. He recently

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If You’re a Lightweight, John Alessio...

Mar 16, 2012Comments off442 Views

With back-to-back victories under his belt, John Alessio is assimilating well at lightweight, and if you're in his way, he's coming for you!

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Bantamweight Upstart Josh Hill Ready for Ch...

Mar 16, 2012Comments off1032 Views

Following a strong 2011, Canadian bantamweight prospect Josh Hill plans to continue the momentum, beginning with Score Fighting Series 4 on Friday night.

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At 36 and Reaching his Peak, Forrest Petz N...

Mar 11, 2012Comments off456 Views

At 36-years-old, former UFC welterweight Forrest Petz feels that he’s reaching his peak, if his most recent performances are any evidence of such.

Ryan Couture

Latest Win Proves Ryan Couture is His Own M...

Mar 10, 2012Comments off616 Views

Knowing he'd be compared to his more famous father, Ryan Couture proved with his latest Strikeforce victory that he's got the tools to stand on

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Big Win Doesn’t Blind Lumumba Sayers

Mar 08, 2012Comments off436 Views

Despite a big win over UFC veteran Scott Smith at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey, Lumumba Sayers isn't being fooled into believing that his ship has

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Not Pleased with Recent Performance, Roger ...

Mar 08, 2012Comments off955 Views

Roger Bowling wasn't all that pleased with his performance at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey, but he's already got plans to shake things up in 2012

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MMA Life: Supercross and MMA are a Lot Alik...

Mar 07, 2012Comments off2307 Views

On the surface, AMA Supercross and mixed martial arts may not seem all that similar, but ask rider Ivan Tedesco, they're more similar than you

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Lumumba Sayers: A 15-Year Overnight Success

Mar 03, 2012Comments off648 Views

It's take all of 15 years for Lumumba Sayers to become an overnight success.

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Pat Healy is Running… Straight Toward...

Mar 02, 2012Comments off418 Views

Pat Healy always has a goal of going undefeated, but he's ready to parlay that goal into a bigger one... a title shot!

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Jorge Santiago Puts Excitement Back in His ...

Mar 01, 2012Comments off381 Views

Having stumbled through his past couple of fights, Jorge Santiago is back and ready to put excitement back into his game plan.

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For Joe Wilk It’s Submission or Bust ...

Mar 01, 2012Comments off580 Views

Many fighters won't reveal their game plan prior to a fight. Not so for Joe Wilk. For him, it's submission or bust.

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Justin Salas: ‘I’m at Where I&#...

Feb 29, 2012Comments off537 Views

Justin Salas, who made his Octagon debut at UFC on Fuel TV 1, is exactly where he expected to be... in the UFC, sitting atop

Joe Ellenberger

Being Back Isn’t Enough, Ellenberger ...

Feb 29, 2012Comments off545 Views

Returning from a two-year absence due to a rare blood disorder, Joe Ellenberger isn't satisfied with just being back. Now he's shooting for the top

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Caros Fodor’s Focus Shifts From Winni...

Feb 29, 2012Comments off571 Views

Caros Fodor had a great year in 2011, but now he's shifted his goals from just winning to winning a Strikeforce championship.

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Strikeforce’s Scott Smith, ‘Thi...

Feb 29, 2012Comments off812 Views

Scott Smith has been on a rough road of late, but he's not about to let Lumumba Sayers end his career at Strikeforce: Tate vs.

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UFC 144 Japan: Palaszewski Sees Hioki as St...

Feb 20, 2012Comments off470 Views

Bart Palaszewski sees his UFC 144 Japan fight against Hatsu Hioki as an opportunity to crack into the upper echelon of the featherweight division.

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Growth is Name of the Game for Titan FC in ...

Feb 19, 2012Comments off504 Views

While 2011 set the baseline for Titan FC, company CEO Joe Kelly says that growth, both for the promotion and its fighters, is the name

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Chris Cariaso Looking to UFC 144 Japan to E...

Feb 18, 2012Comments off805 Views

Chris Cariaso has ridden a roller coaster during his time fighting for Zuffa. With Takeya Mizugaki, he's looking to get his first back-to-back wins in

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Jay Silva Sees Kendall Grove as the Next St...

Feb 16, 2012Comments off772 Views

Jay Silva stumbled through his stint in the UFC, but he plans on returning to the Octagon and Kendall Grove, at SCC 4, is just

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SCC Belt Has Meaning for John Gunderson

Feb 16, 2012Comments off1071 Views

John Gunderson had a rough year in 2011, but he's in a battle for the SCC belt on Thursday night, and that means something to

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Kendall Grove Going Back to the Love of ...

Feb 16, 2012Comments off589 Views

Having turned fighting into a job, Kendall Grove is back to headline SCC 4 on Thursday night, and he's back to his love of "punching

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Justin Buchholz Believes John Gunderson Wil...

Feb 15, 2012Comments off849 Views

His lack of self confidence behind him, Justin Buchholz believes he will break John Gunderson and take home the SCC lightweight title on Friday night.