Year: 2017

UFC veteran, ex-Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt announces retirement from MMA

Bloodyelbow.com By Milan Ordoñez@Mr_Ordonez   Nate Marquardt may have failed to capture UFC gold, but he is still one of the respected 185-pounders in the game today. On Thursday, the former Strikeforce and Pancrase middleweight champion announced his retirement from professional mixed martial arts competition. Nate “The Great” released a lengthy statement through […]

UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou press conference live stream

Bloodyelbow.com By Mookie Alexander@mookiealexander   UFC 219 may be just a day away, but three weeks from Saturday we have a titanic heavyweight clash headlining the UFC’s first pay-per-view of 2018. Reigning champion Stipe Miocic takes on Francis Ngannou in the UFC 220 main event, while light heavyweight king Daniel Cormierdefends his title against Volkan Oezdemir. The UFC is staging a […]

James Thompson suspended one year for testing positive for steroid at Bellator 191

MMAfighting.com By Marc Raimondi@marc_raimondi   Longtime MMA veteran James Thompson could be on the shelf for a while after failing a drug test. The Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation has suspended Thompson for one year after he tested positive for the steroid drostanolone, MMA Fighting confirmed Friday with the commission’s director Mike Mazzulli. […]