After being reached out to by the Green Power Ranger, CM Punk is being reached out to by Bellator MMA, making it known that they are interested in pursuing him when his contractual obligations with the WWE are up in July.
Bellator feels that Punk would like to get involved with MMA as sort of a bucket list-type of thing, similar to the way Batista did it.
While Punk has stated that he might not be any good at martial arts, he has been training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with Rener Gracie, who says his student has unlimited potential.
At 35-years-old, the potential might not be so unlimited as Gracie might put it given that he’s at the age where fighters are beginning to wind down their career.
The risks are tremendous for Punk, especially if he were to lose. It would damage his “best in the world” moniker, that’s for sure.
Rumors have begun to swirl around recently-departed WWE superstar CM Punk and possibly entertaining a move to MMA, and now this, the green/white Power Ranger, Jason David Frank, has invited him to the cage in the World Series of Fighting.
Frank, 40, made the challenge via Instagram.
WSOF executive vice president and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz feels that if Brock Lesnar could make the jump to MMA, so can the 35-year-old Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks.
Punk has gone on record to state that he has never competed in martial arts and isn’t sure if he’d be any good at it, but he thinks there is a chance.
He trains in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with Rener Gracie.
Meanwhile, Frank, has a record of 1-0 as a pro MMA fighter and was 3-0 as an amateur.
Nate Diaz defeated Gray Maynard via TKO punches at the 2:38 mark of the first round.
After Diaz flipped a nice judo throw that had Maynard in the air, Diaz followed up with his patented volume “Stockton slaps” that had him hurt.
The referee waived off the fight with questionable stoppage as Maynard looked good but in delayed reaction fashion he falls to the canvas.
This leaves Diaz the winner of their trilogy with the record of 2-1 against Maynard
UFC president Dana White has announced that the organization will be adding a 115-pound women’s division, mostly in due part to the success of the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter” and the heights the women have reached on the show.
White once said that women would never fight in the UFC. But fighters (and coaches) like Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate must have changed his mind.
Ratings for “The Ultimate Fighter” have drawn 44 percent better ratings than any other show FOX Sports 1 has aired with the men fighting.
Rousey and Liz Carmouche debuted the women’s 135-pound class in February.
Khabilov lands a spinning hook kick on Masvidal
Tim Kennedy knocks out Rafael Natal
Alexis Davis decisions Liz Carmouche
Yoel Romero knocks out Ronny Markes
Rustam Khabilov stuns Jorge Masvidal with a spinning hook kick
Lo kick controversy: Bobby Green vs. James Krause
The first cover athlete for the upcoming EA Sports UFC game has been revealed to be UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
A vote has begun for fans to select the second cover athlete on Twitter utilizing the following different hashtags:
Fans can also vote on the UFC website.
The game is set to be released May 5, 2014 on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler had a hell of a fight at Bellator 106, and now the consequences are settling in, as each fighter has been benched by the California State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the fight from the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif.
You can see the full fight above.
But Alvarez (25-3, 14 KOs) avenged his loss to Chandler (12-1, 5 KOs) at Bellator 58 when he submitted to a rear naked choke hold in Nov. 2011.
Alvarez was taken to the hospital following his press conference after complaining of nausea. His suspension is for laceration to his left eyelid and pain in his orbital bone.
Chandler received stitches backstage and returned to his hotel after the event. His suspension is for laceration to his left eye.
Lyoto Machida may be looking to close the distance between Shotokan Karate and other MMA styles as he took down Mark Munoz with a resounding Karate-style kick that could not be ignored.
It didn’t take long before Machida was able to string up some Karate-style roundhouses (also known as cut kicks) to Munoz’s midsection.
While he was getting Munoz used to these mid-level kicks, that’s when Machida tried to surprise Munoz with a high cut kick to the head.
Machida’s cut kicks were similar to the ones Anthony Pettis landed consecutively in his last fight with Benson Henderson.
As we saw with Machida’s kicks, they are a lot easier to land because they don’t have a typical hip-torque wind-up, and are harder to telegraph than power Muay Thai kicks.
Instead, these cut kicks that come out of traditional fighting styles like Karate and Taekwondo, sacrifice power for speed.
They’re also very unpredictable coming out straight, kind of like a front kick but with last-second hip-torque, making them less pronounced thus, making them the very sneaky technique Machida used to knock out Munoz.
UFC president Dana White confirmed to ESPN Saturday that a rematch between undefeated middleweight champion Chris Weidman (10-0) and Anderson Silva (33-5) will happen at UFC 168 in Las Vegas Dec. 28.
After initially declining Weidman’s request of a rematch, Silva will look to get back his middleweight title after being knocked out by Weidman July 6.
Silva held the title since 2006 and successfully defended it 10 times before being defeated by Weidman.
Also scheduled for the event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will be female bantamweight titleholder Ronda Rousey defending her belt against Miesha Tate.