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5 Pro Wrestlers You Probably Didn't Know That Tried MMA

Bleacherreport.com  -  Brock Lesnar. Alberto del Rio. Bobby Lashley.Those are just three professional wrestlers that have dabbled in the world of MMA. They are among the most famous men, due to their runs in WWE and the amount of fights they have actually taken.There are a number of pro wrestlers who have tried the fastest growing combat sports, you just don't know they did it. A lot of them have taken just one or a sm 11 days

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Scott Coker Is a Breath of Fresh Air for Bellator MMA

Bleacherreport.com  -  The June appointment of Scott Coker as president of Bellator MMA left many wondering what was in store for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts company. There was plenty of optimism.Coker brought years of experience behind the wheel of a mixed martial arts company. He came to Bellator saying the right things: He wasn't enthused about the tournament format. He believed the company was probably 12 days

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'Mayhem' Miller's Return to MMA 'Worth a Conversation,' Bellator's Coker Says

Bleacherreport.com  -  You might think Scott Coker has had enough of Jason "Mayhem" Miller. But you would be mistaken.The new president of Bellator MMA, and former honcho at Strikeforce, said Monday that he would be open to a return from the semi-retired Miller, provided the troubled but popular middleweight could meet certain prerequisites."It's worth a conversation, because everybody deserves a second chance," Coker 14 days

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Russian MMA Card Features Armored Knights Battling With Swords

Feeds.gawker.com  -  We're ... not entirely sure what this is, but we watched, rapt, after learning it was happening via Twitter user @grabakahitman. This battle took place on the undercard of a show being held by M1, a more or less reputable (?) Russian fight promotion, and features dudes in armor battling with swords and shields, under unclear but seemingly MMA-related rules. The guy in blue gets messed up bad, le 18 days

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Michelle Waterson, the Next Big Star for Women's MMA

Bleacherreport.com  -  LAS VEGAS — Michelle Waterson, the Invicta Fighting Championships 105-pound champion, is already reaping the benefits of Invicta's recent broadcast deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.Beginning September 6, Invicta events will stream live on Fight Pass, the UFC's digital subscription service. Previous Invicta events aired mostly via Internet pay-per-view, with mixed results; purcha 19 days

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Bellator Negotiating with Carano, Organization Considering Return to Women's MMA

Bleacherreport.com  -  After Monday's surprising rumor, via a tweet from MMA manager Hector Castro (h/t Mookie Alexander of Bloody Elbow), of Bellator scooping up women's MMA pioneer Gina Carano, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani has confirmed that negotiations between Carano and Bellator are taking place. According to Helwani, signing Carano would be the first step the promotion will t 19 days

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10 Best MMA Fighters Under Age 25

Bleacherreport.com  -  On August 23, Jordan Mein will return to the Octagon and attempt to take one step closer to reaching his lofty potential by beating Mike Pyle impressively.Mein is one of many young fighters who represent the next wave of talented MMA prospects. A Strikeforce veteran, Mein does have a good amount of experience for an up-and-comer, but he's still developing and has a good shot at turning into a ser 21 days

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Most Electric Walkout Artists in MMA History

Bleacherreport.com  -  For even top-flight mixed martial artists, the overwhelming anxiety that accompanies a typical walk to a ring, cage or Octagon can prove mortifying.Over the course of the sport's history, however, a handful of ballsy and imaginative figures have emerged to transform the sometimes daunting pre-fight ritual into a captivating spectacle.These men have emulated their favorite pro wrestling and boxing 21 days

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