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· Lance Palmer ~ A Force To Be Reckoned With

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Mon. Jul 19, 2010 at 07:37 PM

Top level collegiate wrestlers are no strangers to the world of mixed martial arts, with world champions like Brock Lesnar, “King Mo” Lawal, and Frankie Edgar having graced wrestling mats before ever dreaming of competing in MMA. These days, it seems as though collegiate wrestling has become sort of a minor league for the sport. The latest addition to this crop of amateur-wrestlers-turned-mixed-martial-artists is Lance Palmer, a four-time All-American during his time at Ohio State and the 2010 Big Ten champion at 149 pounds. Although Palmer only recently announced his intentions to enter MMA, he has been planning the move for some time now.

 

· On The Spot ~ Elijah Harshbarger

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Sun. Jul 18, 2010 at 01:07 PM

Coming off what many consider the "Fight of the Night" victory over James Brasco at last weekend's World Extreme Fighting event in Kissimee, Fla., Elijah Harshbarger took time out of his increasingly busy schedule to answer questions with MMA Spot's Chris Dennison. A student-turned-colleague of decorated Brazillian jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts trainer, Master Lloyd Irvin, Harshbarger heads his own Irvin affiliate gym, Gold Medal Grappling in Woodbridge, Va. Fresh out of the cage and back to preparing his own team of fighters, the rising welterweight spoke about his big win, steroid allegations, and what it is like to run his own gym—as well as explaining what exactly "Ameri-jitsu" is.

 

· On The Spot ~ Rosi Sexton

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Thu. Jul 01, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Back at home, in England, Bellator’s recently defeated Rosi Sexton sits down with MMA Spot’s Andrew Yount to discuss the loss that came at the hands of Zoila Frausto at Bellator 23. Although she has been replaced in next season’s women’s tournament by Frausto, the widely talented Sexton keeps her focus on the future. In addition to her loss, Sexton offered her take on Chris Cyborg, Bellator's commitment to women's MMA, and her studies outside of the cage.

 

· On The Spot ~ M-1 Global’s Director Of Operations Evgeni Kogan

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Sat. Jun 26, 2010 at 12:15 PM

On the eve of two very important events for the Holland-based mixed martial arts promotion, M-1 Global's Director Of Operations Evgeni Kogan sat down with MMA Spot's C.M. Holden to discuss the significance of both cards for the organization, for the eagerly awaiting fans, and for the growth of the sport as a whole.  In the San Jose, Calif., at "Strikeforce/M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum" the world's arguably best pound-for-pound fighter, WAMMA Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko faces his next challenge in the Brazilian grappling superstar Fabricio Werdum.  In Atlantic City, at "M-1 Selection 2010: Americas Second Round" up-and-coming fighters vie for a spot in the tournament finals and the hope for international recognition.  Kogan gave his take on a variety of subjects, including Emelianenko's newly found political aspirations, the possibility of Werdum being overlooked, as well as the importance of both building burgeoning talent and contributing to the future of MMA.

 

· Fedor Emelianenko ~ Ready To Fight With Anyone

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Tue. Jun 22, 2010 at 11:38 PM

On Saturday June 26 in San Jose, Calif. one of the most popular and highly regarded fighters in the world will once again compete. Over his long career, he has faced multiple challenges and this fight promises to be no exception. He has faced NCAA champion wrestlers, world grappling champions, world champion kick boxers, giants, and former UFC champions. Through it all he has emerged victorious and remains the most feared force in mixed martial arts. He is “The Last Emperor.” He is Fedor Emelianenko. MMA Spot’s J. Andrew Yount tracked down the world’s top ranked heavyweight to discuss his up coming fight and his overall impact on the sport and his native Russia.

 

· Guy Mezger ~ Retirement, Coaching, And Nutrition

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Mon. Jun 14, 2010 at 12:24 PM

A veteran of both the UFC and Japan's Pride Fighting Championships, Guy Mezger has been present from the very beginning of the sport. Throughout his 17-year career, which included a UFC championship, Mezger continually set the bar high not only for his competitors, but for the overall growth of mixed martial arts. Even now, after his competitive career has ended, Mezger is still impacting the sport’s present and future. MMA Spot's Breanna Armstrong had the recent pleasure of meeting up with Mezger to discuss his "retirement," his thoughts on the evolution of MMA, and the important role supplements and nutrition play in the careers of today's fighters.

 

· On the Spot ~ Tyron Woodley

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Tue. Jun 01, 2010 at 08:10 AM

 

· Matchmaker Ian Dean Talks About The Return Of Cage Warriors

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Thu. May 20, 2010 at 08:22 PM

With less than three days to go before the return of Cage Warriors in the U.K., excitement is already building in what is expected to be a fantastic night of MMA. The card is stacked with top European names such as: Paul McVeigh, John Quinn, Jim Wallhead, and Greg Loughran. After a number of pullouts due to injuries and various other problems, the hard work is almost complete for matchmaker Ian Dean. Now, he sits down with Michael Smith to talk about his up coming show.

 

· Antwain Britt ~ I’m The Juggernaut B!?%h

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Wed. May 12, 2010 at 04:19 PM

MMA Spot traveled to Virginia to interview one of mixed martial arts most personable and exciting young fighters. Through this five-part video series get to know more about Strikeforce's Antwain "The Juggernaut" Britt. Watch as he discusses with us his history, nutrition, training routine, and how he came to be one of the fighters at the center of Strikeforce's future.

 

· On The Spot ~ Dan Hornbuckle

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on Thu. Apr 29, 2010 at 09:30 AM

MMA Spot’s Thomas Caldwell sits down with Bellator welterweight tournament competitor Dan "The Handler" Hornbuckle between training sessions to discuss his thoughts about the promotion, his next opponent, his feelings on the Ben Askren and Ryan Thomas controversy, as well as what will be most important in his continuing journey to the championship.

 

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