All posts by Mick Hammond


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

Feb 19, 2012Comments off544 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 off861 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 off832 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 off1127 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 off646 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 off902 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.

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TUF 7’s Jesse Taylor Goes Guns Blazin...

Feb 13, 2012Comments off826 Views

Believing he should be in the SCC 4 main event, TUF 7 alum Jesse Taylor has guns blazing, shooting to take the respect he deserves.

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MMA Life: Heath Herring Turns from MMA to P...

Feb 12, 2012Comments off2837 Views

While he’s not been active on the fight scene for the last couple years, former Pride/UFC heavyweight Heath Herring has remained busy with a different


G4’s Blair Herter Breaks Down UFC Und...

Feb 12, 2012Comments off1787 Views

G4's Blair Herter checks in on the new UFC Undisputed 3 video game, slated for release on Valentine's Day.

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Bellator Champ Michael Chandler’s Ups...

Feb 11, 2012Comments off613 Views

There were a lot of doubters when Michael Chandler challenged Eddie Alvarez, but the new Bellator champ never questioned that he would win the tournament

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Quadros and Rutten Back in Pride Mode

Feb 11, 2012Comments off1175 Views

One of the most highly anticipated new features in THQ’s upcoming UFC Undisputed 3 is the addition of Pride FC mode, which includes commentary from

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Bas Rutten Glad to be Back as Pride Comment...

Feb 09, 2012Comments off1530 Views

Nearly five years after he last commentated a Pride FC event, Bas Rutten’s voice will once again grace the promotion’s action with his former broadcast


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

Feb 05, 2012Comments off858 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 off543 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 off495 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 off2579 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 off678 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 off856 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 off687 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 off878 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 off2831 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 off839 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 off760 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 off576 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 off404 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 off385 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 off544 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 off711 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 off520 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 off618 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.