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- Strikeforce Bantamweight World Champion in Mixed Martial Arts and Olympic Bronze Medalist in Judo, Ronda Rousey
Fair warning to any potential thieves out there!
You never know who you're going to rob - or what they might be capable of!
Check out this pretty amazing mugshot of Chicago's very own Anthony Miranda, who was arrested after he tried to rob a mixed martial-arts expert at gunpoint and well…we think you can figure it out from there (above)!
He's being charged with discharging a weapon during a robbery, but we'd like to think that he's learned a thing or two already about actions and their consequences!
There is no denying it anymore. Ultimate Fighting Championship has become a legitimate sport in American culture and thanks to FOX, it's no longer going to cost fans $50 bucks to watch it!
For the first time ever, the heavyweight championship fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos will be broadcast on network television this Saturday night.
UFC holds 15 events each year that are usually reserved for pay-per-view only, but the president of Fox Sports is hoping to cash in on the sport's growing popularity, explaining:
“This is the fastest-growing sport in the world. It’s hard to find anyone under the age of 35 who doesn’t know about the U.F.C.”
Lorenzo Fertitta, the U.F.C.’s chief executive, hopes this freebie — along with 4 more scheduled for next year — will only add to the 500,000 faithful UFC customers regularly ordering fights.
Considering WWE wrestling has been around for 3 decades now, we have a feeling UFC isn't going anywhere!
[Image via WENN.]
Remember Jonathan Lipnicki? You know, the cute little kid from Jerry Maguire who went on to play the cute little kid in the Stuart Little movies?
Well, he's no longer a cute little kid — he's a hot 21-year-old!
We haven't seen or heard from him in a while, but he hasn't disappeared. While continuing to act in film and television, Jonathan has completely transformed himself into a chiseled martial artist.
He's been practicing mixed martial arts since the 90's and now competes in high level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu matches!
We were lucky enough to come across recent pics of the Little Vampire and can't help but give the world a glimpse of his hard work! Check out all the pictures below!
Is 8-years-old old enough to cage fight?
Police in the United Kingdom are investigating whether two children, as young as 8, were put at risk by event organizers after they wrestled each other in front of a crowd of adults.
A video (above) of the bout has been posted on YouTube and while some completely condone the event, others believe it has crossed the line.
Child protection services are calling the fight "disturbing" and advocating against any parent allowing their young child to participate in such a violent sport, saying:
"We would strongly discourage parents from letting their children take part in this kind of fighting. It's quite disturbing that some of those involved in the bouts were as young as eight, an age when they are still developing, physically and mentally."
The father of a boy in the ring says otherwise and doesn't see any problems with allowing his son to participate, explaining:
"He loves the sport. It's not one bit dangerous, it's a controlled sport. He likes to do it, he's never forced to do it, he wants to do it, so leave him to do it. He'll never get hurt, it's a controlled sport, he could never get hurt. Until he gets a bit older and he starts doing physical contact, kicking and punching, then maybe, but at his age it's wrestling, like grappling."
Michelle Anderson, the owner of the club which held the event, is also defending the fight, saying:
"The children were not doing cage fighting, they were just grappling. There was no punching, kicking or striking. The event was perfectly legal. There was only one fight for kids, which was a demonstration fight. The other fights were for adults."
Thankfully, there was no kicking or punching, but what shocked us the most is the lack of any padding! Children can begin wrestling as young as 5-years-old, but at least the sport requires head gear.
Perhaps what is so striking about the video is the presence of 250 cheering adults, announcers commentating on the match, or the giant metal cage that has become synonymous with brutal mixed martial art fights. Would the public be having the same reaction if these two boys were wrestling each other in a school gym or in their family living room?
This is a VERY controversial debate, so we'll let you be the judge! Are people overreacting to the video or are supporters of the event underestimating the dangerous position they put these two kids in?
In a previous post about the dangers of youth boxing, we asked FitPerez readers, "Is boxing too dangerous for kids under 19?" The answer was overwhelmingly "YES"!
What's better than two shirtless men ready to fight each other for our affection?
Okay, maybe they're just fighting out of pure hatred, but we still like to pretend it's all for us! LOL!
Katie Price's former husband, Alex Reid stared down his opponent in an upcoming MMA fight, Jason Barrett, at a press conference in London.
The match, scheduled for Saturday, August 6th, marks Reid's first fight since announcing his retirement earlier this year in May.
Barrett's challenge was initially turned down by Reid, but after weeks of taunting — culminating with Barrett shouting threats into a megaphone outside a London restaurant where Reid was eating with his girlfriend — the retired fighter accepted.
The fighter's tensions were so high at the weigh-in, that Barrett even PUSHED Reid when he refused to "square up" with his challenger.
This guy, Barrett, sounds like a real jerk! Alex Reid has a losing record with only 8 wins and 9 losses, but we hope he's able to make this guy regret ever challenging him to a match!
[Image via WENN.]