All posts by Mick Hammond

Trainer Neil Melanson Doesn’t Want Ra...

Apr 23, 2011NoNo Comments2036 Views

In the midst of a busy year, trainer Neil Melanson doesn't want his charge, UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, to go the distance with

UFC Vet Andrei Semenov Returns at Thursday&...

Apr 23, 2011NoNo Comments1994 Views

A veteran of the UFC and Pride, Andrei Semenov begins his mixed martial arts return in his old stomping grounds, the M-1 Challenge, against fellow

UFC Vet Luigi Fioravanti Making Most of Mov...

Apr 18, 2011NoNo Comments1371 Views

UFC veteran Luigi Fioravanti is making the most of a recent move up in weight to 185 pounds. He faces a tough test in fellow

MFC Champ Douglas Lima Believes Win Over Te...

Apr 16, 2011NoNo Comments1226 Views

To the surprise of many, MFC welterweight champion Douglas Lima floored UFC vet Terry Martin in the opening moments of their recent bout. As far

Ring of Fire Title is Colorado Fighter Chri...

Apr 15, 2011NoNo Comments2195 Views

At 35 years of age, Colorado fighter Chris Holland knows he has a narrow window of opportunity. That's why he sees his challenge of Ring

Grudge Fighter Chaun Sims Plans Breakout Ag...

Apr 15, 2011NoNo Comments1736 Views

Grudge Training Center fighter Chaun Sims feels he made some great strides in 2010. At Ring of Fire 40 in Denver on Saturday night, he

Grudge Fighter Jason Lee Ready For Next Ste...

Apr 12, 2011NoNo Comments1902 Views

Having already won two professional fights heading into the April 16 Ring of Fire show, 2010 ATO Amateur of the Year fighter Jason “Dragon” Lee

Ring of Fire Champ Michelle Blalock: Intens...

Apr 11, 2011NoNo Comments2508 Views

Already in her mid-30's, Ring of Fire Young Guns champion Michelle Blalock makes up for her late start with intensity. The undefeated champ hopes to

MFC Champion Ryan Jimmo Just Trying To Earn...

Apr 08, 2011NoNo Comments1433 Views

As much as things have changed for Ryan Jimmo since winning the MFC light heavyweight championship in February, the promotion's top 205-pounder tries just as

UFC Vet Terry Martin Gunning For Title at M...

Apr 07, 2011NoNo Comments1454 Views

Terry Martin has resurrected his career as a welterweight. He intends to show that he still has his infamous firepower at the lower weight in

Don’t Miss Marcus Davis’ “...

Apr 07, 2011NoNo Comments908 Views

UFC veteran Marcus Davis may have hit a rough patch lately, but don't miss his "Not Yet Going to an Old Folks Home" tour, when

Vitor Belfort Protégé Cesar Ferreira Set ...

Apr 06, 2011NoNo Comments1927 Views

Vitor Belfort protégé Cesar Ferreira is set to take advantage of his U.S. debut at Ring of Fire 40 next week in Denver. He'll face

Gegard Mousasi Sees Keith Jardine as a UFC ...

Apr 06, 2011NoNo Comments1424 Views

Gegard Mousasi sees Keith Jardine as a gauge of sorts in comparing himself to UFC fighters, heading into their Strikeforce showdown on Saturday night. He

Strikeforce’s Gegard Mousasi: Olympic...

Apr 01, 2011NoNo Comments1798 Views

After having captured multiple titles in Dream and Strikeforce, along with a recent win over K-1 heavyweight champion Kyotaro, it doesn’t seem like there could

Strikeforce Challengers: Justin Wilcox Has ...

Apr 01, 2011NoNo Comments1061 Views

Strikeforce Challengers main eventer Justin Wilcox has his eyes on the prize... a world title. But first he'll have to get past Rodrigo Damm on

Aaron Rosa Not Impressed by Bobby Lashley, ...

Mar 31, 2011NoNo Comments1508 Views

Coming off of his victory over Abe Wagner at last week's Titan FC 17, Aaron Rosa says he's not overly impressed by main eventer Bobby

James Krause Plans More of the Same After 4...

Mar 31, 2011NoNo Comments1703 Views

After 41-second knockout of Nathan Schut, James Krause intends more of the same as he works his way back to the big leagues.

Strikeforce Challengers: Josh Thornburg Wan...

Mar 30, 2011NoNo Comments1491 Views

Josh Thornburg wants to follow in the footsteps of his teammates: the Diaz Brothers, Jake Shields, and Gilbert Melendez. He doesn't want a one-time shot

Strikeforce Challengers: James Terry Taking...

Mar 29, 2011NoNo Comments1489 Views

Cung Le welterweight James Terry is proving that he’s the kind of fighter that can face adversity and come out stronger on the other side.

M-1’s Evgeni Kogan on M-1 Challenge S...

Mar 25, 2011NoNo Comments1509 Views

M-1 Global Director of Operations Evgeni Kogan recently spoke to MMAWeekly.com about the debut of M-1 Challenge on Showtime, Zuffa's acquisition of Strikeforce, and Fedor

M-1 Champion Artiom Damkovsky Plans To Leav...

Mar 25, 2011NoNo Comments888 Views

M-1 lightweight champion Artiom Damkovsky rebounded for a career year in 2010. He plans to build on it in 2011, starting with a breakout performance

Jose Figueroa Has Nothing But M-1 Champions...

Mar 24, 2011NoNo Comments4221 Views

For American Top Team fighter Jose Figueroa, he can see nothing else but taking home the M-1 lightweight championship on Friday night.

TUF Lessons Learned, Vinny Magalhaes Prepar...

Mar 23, 2011NoNo Comments1244 Views

Vinny Magalhaes' time on "The Ultimate Fighter" didn't go at all as anticipated. Having learned some TUF lessons in the UFC, Magalhaes has turned things

UFC 128 Victory Puts Mike Pyle Back In The ...

Mar 23, 2011NoNo Comments1160 Views

It's taken Mike Pyle a little time to get the UFC jitters out of his system, but he feels he's done so and is ready

Not Worried About Collecting Titles, Magome...

Mar 23, 2011NoNo Comments1084 Views

Magomed “White Wolf” Sultanakhmedov isn't a belt collector, but he'd be more than happy to take home the M-1 middleweight championship for beating Tyson Jeffries

Tyson Jeffries Gunning for Vacant M-1 Middl...

Mar 22, 2011NoNo Comments1235 Views

Team Quest fighter Tyson Jeffries feels he has finally got his career on track. He'll get the chance to prove it at Friday's M-1 Challenge

All Grown Up, Ian Loveland Expects Tough Fi...

Mar 15, 2011NoNo Comments987 Views

Ian Loveland struggled through his younger days as a fighter. He's all grown up now, looking to get past Joseph Benavidez at UFC 128 on

Kurt Pellegrino at UFC Fight Night 12

Kurt Pellegrino Has a Tip for Gleison Tibau...

Mar 14, 2011NoNo Comments2014 Views

Kurt Pellegrino has a tip for his UFC 128 opponent, Gleison Tibau, "Don't watch my last fight, that will not help you... that fight is

Gina Carano In Re-Shoots for Haywire, Is a ...

Mar 11, 2011NoNo Comments1925 Views

Gina Carano, tentatively on tap for a June 18 return to Strikeforce, was called in recently for re-shoots on the movie "Haywire." Will it take

MFC 29 Takes Shape With Two Title Bouts and...

Mar 10, 2011NoNo Comments1112 Views

Maximum Fighting Championship recently announced several fights for its upcoming MFC 29: Conquer on April 8, including two title bouts and UFC veterans Drew Fickett