Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has re-signed on a new contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to return to the promotion after a gap of nearly two years in 2015 following three wins on the bounce at Bellator MMA.
According to reports, the 36 year old was offered a contract and the American Mixed Martial Artist gleefully accepted the opportunity to return to the promotion where he made a name for himself. The UFC officially announced the return of one of their most celebrated athletes during UFC Fight Night 58: Machida v/s Dollaway.
However, as always with Jackson, he has brought his own baggage to the UFC once again. An official of the Bellator MMA promotion said that the move is illegal on the part of the fighter as he is still legally bound by a contract with the promotion. Continue reading →
The UFC women fighters are taking a leaf out of their counterparts in WWE. It can be of no doubt that in sports like wrestling the competitors need to make them more and more interesting in order to make the fans follow them. The huge fan following enjoyed by WWE superstars is often lacking in the case of UFC fighters. They are not able to connect with the fans as much as the WWE superstars. However there has been a recent change in the putlook. The UFC superstars are also putting in their best efforts to make more and more people follow them. This is very important as nothing can be better than the appreciation from the people in general. The UFC women are especially catching up with this trend.
UFC women champion Ronda Rousey expressed her appreciation of this trend. Even though her crew and friends have been subject to a few problems and brawls with Bethe Correia, she remained upbeat about it. The only way she wants to answer Bethe is by fighting her in a match. She believes that all the buildup will become void unless they get involved in some actual fighting. Even though play acting might go a long way in winning over the crowd but ultimately it is the championship that matters. For winners like Rousey it is no distraction at all. She wants to train hard and perform her level best day in day out trying to demolish any opponent that may come down her way. Her next bout is tipped to be in Brazil. The hometown girl is visibly super excited about it as she is a darling of the crowd. It is only obvious that this will prove intimidating to whichever opponent she actually faces in the ring.
Freddie Roach, the legendary boxing trainer is not to be easily impressed and he doesn’t like much the fighting techniques of the World Boxing Council or the WBC Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.
The Argentine legend will put his title on the line once again this June at the fabled Madison Square Garden arena in New York City against the newest protégé of Roach in the form of Miguel Cotto who will attempt to secure his fourth world title in a fourth different weight class.
Martinez has a fighting style that can be considered unorthodox at best, where his hands are often placed near his waist. He uses a combination of quickness and a solid defense to get away from the incoming punches from his opponents. But Roach believes this style is catching up to the Argentine as he has been knocked down in his last two fights.
And Roach believes Miguel Cotto is the kind of person who will take advantage of that style of Martinez. He mentioned that anyone who fights with his hands near his waist with no reason for them being there makes him laugh. He says that there is a way of beating that style and Cotto will have that advantage all night long because Martinez will not be able to change his fighting style.
Roach has a previous history of going up against Martinez when back in 2012, he trained Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. ahead of his fight against the Argentinean and although he lost the first eleven rounds, he erupted during the last round and dropped Martinez to the floor.
And Roach believes if Chavez was serious with his training, he could have defeated Martinez and he is sure someone like Miguel Cotto will be able to do that because he studies his opponents closely.