All posts by Mick Hammond

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

Jul 12, 2013NoNo Comments1839 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, 2013NoNo Comments1181 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, 2013NoNo Comments2072 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, 2013NoNo Comments2538 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, 2013NoNo Comments1307 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, 2013NoNo Comments1317 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, 2013NoNo Comments749 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, 2013NoNo Comments774 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, 2013NoNo Comments2029 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, 2013NoNo Comments803 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, 2013NoNo Comments2465 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, 2013NoNo Comments3308 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, 2013NoNo Comments7148 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, 2013NoNo Comments1196 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, 2013NoNo Comments943 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, 2013NoNo Comments1181 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, 2013NoNo Comments1094 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, 2013NoNo Comments1664 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.

For Josh Burkman It’s Not About Aveng...

Jun 14, 2013NoNo Comments1232 Views

Josh Burkman at WSOF 3 on Friday night can avenge a loss to Jon Fitch and win a title shot, but for him, it's not

Scott Holtzman Moves Beyond Nick Newell Fia...

Jun 14, 2013NoNo Comments930 Views

Scott Holtzman has put the Nick Newell fiasco behind him, shifting his focus to John Mahlow and winning the vacant XFC lightweight championship.

Chad Livingston Takes a Leap Forward When H...

Jun 14, 2013NoNo Comments1223 Views

Chad Livingston's amateur career prepared him well, but he faces the toughest test of his professional career at XFC 24 on Friday night.

Steve Carl Doesn’t Just Want to Beat ...

Jun 13, 2013NoNo Comments884 Views

Steve Carl has more on his mind that just eking out a win over Tyson Steele at WSOF 3 on Friday night, he wants to

Cortney Casey Believes Soccer Gives Her Car...

Jun 13, 2013NoNo Comments1943 Views

A successful soccer player in college, Cortney Casey believes her athletic background gives her a cardio edge heading into her pro MMA debut at XFC

Broken Bones and All, XFC Fighter Ricky Rai...

Jun 13, 2013NoNo Comments1194 Views

XFC Fighter Ricky Rainey has fought with broken bones, but that's simply because he wants to deliver no matter what.

Justin Gaethje Rocketing Up Lightweight Ran...

Jun 13, 2013NoNo Comments1187 Views

Rising lightweight Justin Gaethje is rocketing up the 155-pound ranks, but he's taking it step by step, not worried about jumping into a WSOF title

Trevor Prangley at UFC 54

King of the Cage Champion Trevor Prangley W...

Jun 13, 2013NoNo Comments1908 Views

King of the Cage champion Trevor Prangley doesn't like to repeat mistakes, and he won't when he rematches Tony Lopez on Thursday night in Cour

After a Little Maintenance, Eric Reynolds S...

Jun 12, 2013NoNo Comments1194 Views

After failing to score the XFC belt in his fight with Nick Newell, Eric Reynolds has retooled his game and sees XFC 24 as an

Brian Cobb Sees WSOF 3 as Opportunity to Pu...

Jun 12, 2013NoNo Comments1407 Views

Brian Cobb has a laser focus on WSOF 3 opponent Justin Gaethje, knowing that a victory could put him in the thick of inevitable title

Dave Courchaine Taking it One Fight at a Ti...

Jun 11, 2013NoNo Comments944 Views

Dave Courchaine recently scored the biggest victory of his career, but title talk to the contrary, he is focused on XFC 24 opponent Luis Santos,

Jon Fitch at UFC 87

Despite Move to WSOF, the End Game is the S...

Jun 11, 2013NoNo Comments931 Views

UFC veteran Jon Fitch may have found a new promotional home in World Series of Fighting, but his end game remains the same: win a