All posts by Mick Hammond

Ivan Tedesco AMA Supercross

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

Mar 07, 2012NoNo Comments2680 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

Lumumba Sayers Strikeforce

Lumumba Sayers: A 15-Year Overnight Success

Mar 03, 2012NoNo Comments812 Views

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

Pat Healy is Running… Straight Toward...

Mar 02, 2012NoNo Comments550 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!

Jorge Santiago Puts Excitement Back in His ...

Mar 01, 2012NoNo Comments512 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, 2012NoNo Comments736 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.

Justin Salas: ‘I’m at Where I&#...

Feb 29, 2012NoNo Comments698 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, 2012NoNo Comments693 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

Caros Fodor’s Focus Shifts From Winni...

Feb 29, 2012NoNo Comments758 Views

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

Strikeforce’s Scott Smith, ‘Thi...

Feb 29, 2012NoNo Comments1067 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.

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

Feb 20, 2012NoNo Comments597 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.

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

Feb 19, 2012NoNo Comments636 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, 2012NoNo Comments996 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

Jay Silva Tapology

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

Feb 16, 2012NoNo Comments996 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, 2012NoNo Comments1281 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, 2012NoNo Comments772 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

Justin Buchholz

Justin Buchholz Believes John Gunderson Wil...

Feb 15, 2012NoNo Comments1075 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.

Jesse Taylor Strikeforce

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

Feb 13, 2012NoNo Comments994 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.

Heath Herring

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

Feb 12, 2012NoNo Comments3196 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, 2012NoNo Comments2002 Views

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

Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez

Bellator Champ Michael Chandler’s Ups...

Feb 11, 2012NoNo Comments727 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

Bas Rutten and Stephen Quadros

Quadros and Rutten Back in Pride Mode

Feb 11, 2012NoNo Comments1441 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

Bas Rutten

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

Feb 09, 2012NoNo Comments1763 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, 2012NoNo Comments1035 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, 2012NoNo Comments642 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, 2012NoNo Comments604 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, 2012NoNo Comments2917 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, 2012NoNo Comments781 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, 2012NoNo Comments998 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, 2012NoNo Comments797 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, 2012NoNo Comments1054 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