Usually, this kind of activity would be expressly forbidden in any NFL contract. But, since NFL contracts are in all ways unenforceable at the moment, several NFL players have delved into mixed martial arts to get in shape and keep their “skills” sharp. The LA Times reports:
Clay Matthews is locked out of the sport he [...]
The problem is in the name. We expect the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship – to be just that; the ultimate. But occasionally, it’s just fighting. No incredible knockouts, no awesome submissions, no amazing off-the-wall roundhouse kicks to the head. And sometimes, it’s just not very good. Case in point: Jackson vs Hamill at UFC [...]
Welterweights B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch fought last night in UFC 127…to a draw. Not what fans hope to see, but according to Bumpshack:
When Welterweight star Penn thought he was about to lose the match in the third round, it was officially declared a majority draw (29–28 Fitch, 28–28, 28–28).
Check out the video [...]
Middleweight Anderson Silva shook the MMA world last night when he KO’d opponent Vitor Belfort with a viscious front kick to the face at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The fight was over 3 minutes and 25 seconds into the first round. According to ESPN:
“I want to start by thanking all my [...]