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RINGSIDE PHYSICIANS CALL FOR NEW WEIGH IN RULES

March 26th, 2014 By RingTalk

ARP Makes Bold move

ARP Makes Bold move

The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the health and safety of the boxer and mixed martial arts athlete, has released a consensus statement on weight management in professional combat sports as follows:

Introduction

Unhealthy and sometimes dangerous weight loss practices continue to be a significant problem in amateur and professional combat sports. The ARP recommends that regulatory bodies adopt standardized weigh-in policies in conjunction with year-round weight management and educational programs.

Discussion

There is a growing body of information in the medical literature that presents unequivocal evidence of the danger of excessive weight loss, READ MORE…

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SCORES MAR UFC 171 HENDRICKS-LAWLER MAIN EVENT

March 15th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler

Johny Hendricks-Robbie Lawler

JOHNNY HENDRICKS GETS UNDESERVED WIN AT HOME

San Francisco, CA- At UFC 167, Johnny Hendricks was shorted by three judges who gave legendary UFC welterweight (170 lb.) champ Georges St. Pierre a Unanimous Decision after Hendicks seemingly won 4 of the 5 rounds. Last night in Dallas, TX, the hometown for Hendricks, Robbie Lawler got the short end of a unanimous decision with three scores of 48-47 (3-2 rounds). The way I saw it, Lawler certainly won 3, if not 4 rounds against Hendricks. Using a size and reach advantage, Lawler out punched Hendricks for the first 20 minutes. The only round Hendricks won clearly was the last. Truly an MMA heist, at least in my eyes on the scorecards.

HECTOR LOMBARD GETS BY JAKE SHIELDS

Former Bellator middleweight (185) titleholder Hector Lombard, now a welter (170) took a UD 3 over game Jake Shields. Lombard gassed in the 2nd round and Shields tried to turn the judges his way but came up shy on the cards 30-27 twice & 29-28.

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LYOTO MACHIDA IS THE DRAGON OF UFC

February 24th, 2014 By Zak Attack

MACHIDA A HUGE THREAT TO CHRIS WEIDMAN?

Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida


Los Angeles, CA- In the main event of UFC Fight Night 36 from Brazil last week, Brazilian middleweight (185 lb.) contender Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (21-4, 13-4 UFC) likely secured his spot for the next shot at the belt with a convincing win over the very talented Gegard Mousasi (34-4-2, 1-1 UFC). Mousasi was game throughout but simply fought a better man.

“THE DRAGON” WAS BREATHING FIRE!

Machida showcased his full mixed martial arts arsenal, landing kicks, punches, elbows, takedowns, and getting the former Strikeforce champion in some very compromising situations on the ground. Overall, this was a very impressive performance form Machida, in what was deservedly the fight of the night. It was a tactical battle that answered all questions about Lyoto’s legitimacy as a middleweight contender. He is here to give champion Chris Weidman (11-0, 7-0 UFC) a serious run for his money.

SEMI MAIN EVENT WAS A SNOOZER!

In the co-main event, fellow Brazilian middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (20-3-0-1, 3-0 UFC) got the decision nod over Francis Carmont (22-8, 6-1 UFC) in a fairly mediocre fight. Carmont exposed some serious holes in Souza’s striking game that have me thinking he does not beat the best of the best. I expected Carmont to be the one pushing for grappling, but he was the one engaging on the feet while Souza was concerned with taking the fight to the ground.

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RING TALK MMA HOUR COVERS UFC 169

February 4th, 2014 By Kevin Perry

UFC

UFC

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, hour 2 featured MMA, it was all about UFC 169 and the quick stoppage of referee Herb Dean in declaring Renan Barao a TKO 1 winner over fan favorite Urijah Faber.

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

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UFC ON FOX 10 WAS NOT A KEEPER!

January 26th, 2014 By Zak Attack

Josh "Burned Again" Thomson

Josh “Burned Again” Thomson

MOST THOUGHT THOMSON SHOULDA’ GOT THE CALL

Beverly Hills, CA- During and after the UFC On FOX 10 card, I’d knew I’ve seen both better fighting and officiating. The main event pitted lightweights (155 lb.), And with champion Anthony Pettis recovering from surgery, the UFC’s Saturday night FOX main was two-time Pettis victim by submission and ex-UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (20-3, 8-1 UFC) getting a questionable decision over ex-Strikeforce champ Josh Thomson (20-6, 3-2 UFC) in the main event from Chicago.

HENDO NOTICEABLE BIGGER THAN JOSH

In a very lackluster fight, Henderson was given the benefit of the doubt, again, think of Henderson-Gilbert Melendez and Benson-Frankie Edgar, over a game Thompson who I thought should have been given the decision. It wasn’t a case of getting “underdog-idis, this was simply a fight that I thought Hendo was out worked clearly 3 of the 5 rounds.

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LISTEN RING TALK UFC REPLAY WITH ZAK YOUNG

January 13th, 2014 By Pedro Fernandez

Urijah "California Kid" Faber

Urijah “California Kid” Faber

IS THE UFC ROSTER STRONG STILL?

San Francisco, CA- “Ring Talk Worldwide,” the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, featured in the UFC/MMA hour writer “Zak Attack” Young. We talked about the UFC being in transition with the retirement of both Georges St. Pierre (voluntary) and Anderson Silva (involuntary). And Zak doesn’t think for a minute that “The Spider” can come back at 38 after being knocked out cold and then having UFC champ Chris Weidman break Silva’s leg with a defensive move using his knee. Urijah “The California Kid” Faber and Ronda Rousey’s next fights were also discussed.

RADIO SHOW “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

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CHRIS WEIDMAN-RONDA ROUSEY WIN BIG AT UFC 168

December 28th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez

OBITUARY OF ANDERSON SILVA IN PRINT

Look At Anderson Silva's Broken Leg!

Look At Anderson Silva’s Broken Leg!

San Francisco, CA- When Muhammad Ali stepped in with Larry Holmes in 1980, it was a 38-year old former champion faced a young tiger with whom he had no chance. Fast forward to 2013 and UFC legend Anderson Silva met Chris Weidman. Just like Ali, Silva didn’t look like he could pull the trigger that night.

WEIDMAN SHOWED FIRST FIGHT NO FLUKE!

Hurt a number of times by punches, elbows and forearms, Silva made it out of the first round, as did Weidman who was either stunned or gassed after the first five-minute round and looked confused. Still the round went 10-9 for Weidman.

SILVA’S LEG SNAPPED LIKE A TWIG!

The second round was somewhat uneventful until the 38-year old Silva threw a kick at Weidman who blocked it in such a manner that it broke Silva’s leg, like in half at the calf. Ugly, gruesome, call it what you want, Silva was done as far as the fight was concerned and his career is over period! Nobody comes back from an injury like that at his age.

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UFC KING GEORGES ST. PIERRE VACATES TITLE

December 13th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez

Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre

ST. PIERRE SMARTER THAN AVERAGE FIGHTER?

San Francisco, CA- Rarely does a fighter, be it boxing or MMA, walk away at the right time. With longtime UFC welterweight (170 lb.) champ Georges St. Pierre vacating his UFC welterweight (170 lb.), this after the controversial win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 last month, St. Pierre is either going to take an extended leave from the UFC, or he’s done!

DANA WHITE SET STAGE FOR ST. PIERRE MOVE?

A lot of people, most importantly UFC czar & President Dana White thought St. Pierre, one of the UFC’s biggest stars had lost. Dana said after St. Pierre walked away with his title in hand that, “I thought GSP only won one round.” The now 32-year old Cannuck St. Pierre is a man with an incredible amount of pride. After taking a rap from Dana after the Split Decision win, he probably just said, “Screw this.”

AGAIN, ST. PIERRE NOT SURE IF HE’LL FIGHT AGAIN

With a record of 25-2 and both losses against Matt Hughes and Matt Serra having been avenged, there is nothing really left for the 11 year MMA superstar except defeat brought about by age and injuries. He said in a statement Friday that, “There’s too much weight on my shoulders.”

HENDRICKS & LAWLOR FIGHT FOR VACANT TITLE AT UFC 171 READ MORE…

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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER SEASON 18 FINALE REPORT

December 2nd, 2013 By Zak Attack

Ronda Rousey NOT Happy After TUF 18

Ronda Rousey NOT Happy After TUF 18

Los Angeles, CA- All eyes in the mixed martial arts world were on Las Vegas for The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 finale. In the main event, Nate Diaz (18-9) brutalized Gray Maynard (12-4-1) for a first round stoppage and in the process regained some traction in the lightweight (155 lb.) division. Once Diaz had Maynard hurt, it was all over. A short counter right dropped Maynard and an uncontested subsequent barrage of punches, kicks and knees against the cage forced the referee to halt the contest at 2:38.

REFEREE DID NOT SAVE MAYNARD FROM UNDUE PUNISHMENT!

The stoppage looked a bit late to me, as Maynard was clearly out on his feet as the last few punches of Diaz landed and collapsed after what was to many, not just myself, a very tardy stoppage. Diaz takes a 2-1 lead in his fights with Maynard, previously scoring a third round submission and losing a controversial split decision to Maynard aka “The Bully.”

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SUNDAY RING TALK MMA REPLAY & KYLE KINGSBURY

November 10th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez

B.J. "I'm Back" Penn

B.J. “I’m Back” Penn

HIT BLACK ARROW – PLAY BUTTON ABOVE & SHOW STARTS

San Francisco, CA- THE UFC’S Vitor Belfort knocked out Dan Henderson on FOX Sports UFC Fight Night from Brazil in :77 seconds! Yikes, UFC light heavyweight fighter Kyle Kingsbury and myself go over the Saturday results and concentrate on UFC 167 with GSP less than a week away and the rest of the UFC year that culminates December 28 with UFC 168 and the Chris Weidman-Anderson Silva rematch that accompanies the Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate rematch. I go over the news that ex-lightweight (155 lb.) king BJ Penn will meet another ex-champ Frankie Edgar at 145 lbs. in 2014. As MMA fans know, these two men have some history together. Click on the black arrow in the gray box above or hit the play button to listen to this particular show.

“RING TALK” NEARING 30 YEARS OF RADIO PRESENCE

“RING TALK” is the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, which airs on the Sports Byline Broadcast Network, American Forces & the I Heart Radio Networks, TuneIn.com and here at RingTalk.com Saturday for one hour at 11 AM PT & Sunday for two hours also starting at 11 AM PT covering both boxing and MMA. The most recent shows are in the left margin of the home page here at RingTalk.com, the Radio Archives here at RingTalk.com and at ITunes and TuneIn.com as well!

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VITOR BELFORT KO TOPS UFC FIGHT NIGHT

November 9th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez

Vitor Belfort KO Kick Luke Rockhold

Vitor Belfort KO Kick Luke Rockhold

HENDERSON BLASTED BY BELFORT SUPER KICK!

San Francisco, CA- Dan Henderson (29-11, 6-5 UFC) had beaten Vitor Belfort in Japan during a Pride Fighting Championships in 2006. On Saturday night in a battle of Testosterone Replacement Therapy patients, Belfort prevailed with KO kick at :77 seconds of the very first round in UFC Fight Night 32 emanating from Goiania, Brazil. This was Belfort’s third straight KO kick victory with Luke Rockhold (pictured) and Michael Bisping preceding Hendo. Belofort (24-10, 13-6 UFC) will probably get the winner of the UFC 185 lb. title scrap between current champ Chris Weidman and ex-kingpin Anderson Silva, set for UFC 168 on December 28.

UNDERCARD ON FOX SPORTS NETWORK FROM BRAZIL

Brandon Thatch Technical Knockout 1 Paulo Thiago (strikes) Time: 2:10.

Ryan Laflare
Unanimous Decision 3 Santiago Ponzinibbio. Scores were 30-27 thrice.

Jeremy Stephens Knockout 1 Rony Jason (kick, punch) Time was :40.

Sam Sicilia TKO 1 Godofredo Pepey (punches) Time was 1:42. READ MORE…

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NOW: RING TALK SATURDAY REPLAY UFC STAR JOSH KOSCHECK

November 9th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez

Josh Koscheck Attacking

Josh Koscheck Attacking

JOSH KOSCHECK ON UFC 167, 168, “LEGAL” STEROIDS & MORE

San Francisco, CA- Ring Talk Worldwide, the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, had UFC star Josh Koscheck talking up his UFC 167 fight and how the UFC, MMA for that matter, has evolved in 20 years of existence. Josh even talked about “legal” steroids in combat sports. Having seen Koscheck on the TMZ TV show, Koscheck, I asked him about that as well. We then go into the boxing weekend in this Saturday hour of Ring Talk that combines boxing and MMA. Listen to this PARTICULAR program by clicking on the black arrow in the gray box or the play button above.

SATURDAY ONE HOUR & SUNDAY TWO HOURS

The Sunday presentation, also at 11 AM PT, is two hours, one on boxing and one on the MMA world. Listening to recent shows is EASY as they are in the left margin of the Home page here at RingTalk.com We air live on the Sports Byline, American Forces Network & the I Heart Radio Networks, Tunein.com or listen live here at 11 AM PT by clicking here!

SHOW IS “OFTEN IMITATED, BUT NEVER DUPLICATED”

Listen either live or the replays, “Ring Talk Worldwide,” your inside look into the world of boxing and mixed mariar arts. As for the boast, remember, it ain’t bragging when you’re telling the truth!

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LISTEN RING TALK SUNDAY MMA REPLAY!

November 5th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez

Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez

Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez

UFC 166 STILL IN AIR & 167 11 DAYS AWAY!

San Francisco, CA- Ring Talk Worldwide, the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, brought you the latest news, scoops, results from both the UFC and the self destined Triple A farm club of MMA, the Bellator Fighting Championships. As for UFC 166, if you haven’t seen the Gilbert Melendez UD 3 win over Diego Sanchez, you truly missed one of the great fights in MMA history. We also discuss the upcoming UFC events through mid 2014. You can’t fit this much MMA into an hour, but we do. See why this show is, “often imitated, but never duplicated,” yourself. To listen to this particular program NOW click on the black arrow or hit play at the top of this article.

JOIN US LIVE SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT 11 AM PT!

“Ring Talk” starts at 11 AM PT Saturday & Sunday’s on the Sports Byline, American Forces Network & the I Heart Radio Networks TuneIn.com. To listen to this particular program NOW click on the black arrow or hit play at the top of this article. There are audio archives here in the left margin of the HOME page here as well as on the top of the HOME page.

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LISTEN TO RING TALK SUNDAY MMA REPLAY WITH “ZAK ATTACK”

October 28th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez

Lyoto Machida "Lean @ 185"

Lyoto Machida “Lean @ 185″

UFC PAST & FUTURE, BELLATOR ALIVE OR DEAD?

San Francisco, CA- Ring Talk Worldwide, the longest running fight show in history, 29+ years, went deep with writer Zak Young, who was awed by Lyoto Machida’s wrecking of Mark Munoz Saturday on UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports 1. “Zak Attack” knows his MMA fighters as we previewed upcoming events and the status of many weight divisions. You can listen now clicking on the black arrow or play button at the top of this article.

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS AIR THREE DIFFERENT SHOWS!

This all starts at 11 AM PT Saturday on the Sports Byline, American Forces Network & the I Heart Radio Networks with an hour of boxing and mixed martial arts combined. On Sunday, again at 11 AM PT, we air a two hour show, the Ring Talk boxing hour, the second hour is the Ring Talk MMA hour. Saturday & Sunday’s at 11 AM PT, this is where you’ll be able to find out why this program is, “Often imitated, but never duplicated.”

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UFC 166: GILBERT MELENDEZ-DIEGO SANCHEZ OUTSHINE MAIN EVENT

October 20th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez

Melendez-Sanchez: Best UFC Fight Ever?

Gilbert Melendez-Diego Sanchez: Best UFC Fight Ever?

RESULTS FROM UFC 166 IN HOUSTON

San Francisco, CA- I will preface each article this evening, on both the UFC 166 presentation and the boxing card on HBO, with it was indeed a great night to be a fight fan. In a lightweight (155 lb.) contest, Gilbert Melendez, the reigning Strikeforce champion when the company was swallowed up by the UFC, and Diego Sanchez put on three of the best rounds I’ve seen in the UFC’s 20-year history.

WILL ADMIT TO SCORING SIN!

Although I scored the fight 30-28 Melendez, the crowd was mixed on the nod, but Sanchez who dropped a unanimous decision 30-27 & 29-28 twice, let it be known that he thought he won! Gilbert, who lost controversially to then champion Benson Henderson earlier this year on an April UFC On Fox card, was electrifying.

BOTH MELENDEZ & SANCHEZ GOT $60 K BONUSES!

Sanchez, although he had moments in this “give and take battle,” I thought he “took a lot more than he gave,” as my scoring on that and Melendez’s punches really meaning something. A single right uppercut that dropped Gilbert in round three compelled me to do the unforgivable, that being scoring a round even.

HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT SECOND TO MELENDEZ-SANCHEZ READ MORE…

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