Matt Hamill Wins First Fight in 5 Years in Devastating Fashion (video)

Matt Hamill, a UFC veteran and The Ultimate Fighter Season 3 cast member, won his first fight in nearly five years this weekend, and he did so in devastating fashion. 

Hamill (13-8) ended a four-year losing skid by taking out fellow former UFC fighter Luiz Cane on Friday at Fight 2 Night 2 in Foz do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil. 

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It was Hamill’s first win since he defeated Roger Hollett at UFC 152 in 2012.

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Ronda Rousey’s Coach Thinks Kids, Not Fighting Are Her Future

It’s been difficult to figure out if Ronda Rousey will ever fight again, but we may have just gotten the most insight into the matter that we’ve had since she last fought.

Rousey rocketed to stardom as the first ever UFC women’s bantamweight champion, shredding all-comers. That was until Holly Holm dropped her and took the belt in November of 2015. A year later, Rousey attempted a comeback, but was stopped even quicker by Amanda Nunes.

So what does she do now? Another comeback? Call it a day? 

According to her Judo coach, Jason Flores, he thinks Rousey is likely to call it a day on her fight career.

“I’m not discounting anything, maybe later. But I just don’t see (fighting) being something she wants to jump into and focus full force to be the best. Because if she’s gonna do anything, from what I know about her, she’s gonna do it to be the best. And not that I don’t think that she can be the best. It’s just, I just don’t know if her body and her mind at this stage in her life, if that’s what’s right for her,” Flores said in an interview on Submission Radio.

“She’s competed her whole life. Her whole life has been about being the best, and I just think personally, the best thing is for her to kind of be okay with herself not as a fighter. I just know the pain she’s gone through physically, doing this forever, multiple surgeries, concussions, broken bones, weight cutting. All those things add up and take its toll, and it’s cumulative.

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“So being 30 years old now and doing this since you were 8 years old non-stop, the mileage you’ve put on your body and that she’s put on her body, I just don’t think, if she wants to live a long, happy life and raise kids with Travis, which I know that’s the future; I just don’t think that’s something I feel like would be in her best interests.”

Rousey has yet to make any public comment about her fighting future, although she and Browne recently confirmed that they are engaged.

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Why Does Jon Jones Need a Tune-Up Fight, but Georges St-Pierre Doesn’t?




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  • Michael Bisping has one single win over a top five opponent his entire career, the lucky Luke fluke. DC has beaten all of the LHW fighters, except Jon Jones. As much as I like to bag on Dan, Michael is nowhere near his level. Bisping is a 38 year old, declining gatekeeper with a lot of miles on him. DC may be the same age, but he started later and has never had his head knocked off like Mike. If you rewind time back before the Luke fight, I would call Bisping a warm up fight before GSP fights Luke.

    • There is a reason all the guys gsp fought at 170. They couldn’t compete at 185. Bisping could probably beat all the guys GsP fought just because he’s a bigger fighter, and has some talent. Gsp at his best would have been a close fight with Bisping who only has like 1 submission loss, and gsp’s stand up is a joke. Combine that with Bispings take down defense, and ability to get back to the feet and it spells disaster for gsp. His only real chance is to catch Bisping the same way Bisping caught Rockhold. Also Bisping wasn’t lucky against Rockhold. Before the KO landed I said “If he keeps leaning his head back like that with his left hand down he’s getting KO’d” Bisping caught it and afterwords said he had noticed Rockhold had that habit. He had prepared for it the same way Rashid had knew Chuck LIddell’s tell..

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  • All fighters returning from a long lay-off should have a tune-up fight or two including Georges St. Pierre. Jon is smart enough to know that and to do it. The one’s who don’t do tune-up fights, well, that’s their problem.

  • 1. Bisping IS a tune up fight, if he didn’t have belt everyone would it acknowledge this.

    2. This may be one and done for GSP, not the continuation of his career. He wanted a “super” fight and make as much as possible on this one fight.

    • 1. Absolutely!

      2. Probably but I hope not.

  • i dont think people give bisping enough credit. the guy has alot of finishes under his belt, and he is the champion. the guy definitely is a douche, but has been around forever. maybe its just me, i have a soft spot for the old timers.

  • Bisping by KO.

    • Liking your own post is like licking your own butt.

  • Tune up fights run the same risk of trying to make a highlight reel for fighter like they did with cro cop. Anything can happen, you can’t write stories in Mma and just by chance if jones were to lose then we’re robbed of jones vs Cormier 2 the same way we were robbed of cro cop vs randy couture. If they deserve the fight then make them fight. Cro cop was ranked number two in the world and they give him Eddie Sanchez and then relatively unknown at the time Gabriel Gonzaga? If jones loses a pointless warmup fight then everyone is screwed. Not to mention if he wins there’s a good chance he’ll immediately be in trouble for something and suspended again postponing the fight even longer. Now or never is the right answer.

    • Agree that tune-up fights are risky, BUT Jones will pick someone he knows he will easily beat. Jones

      Jones is probably doing this for a number of reasons. He knows he doesn’t have to wait in line, so he can take his own sweet time picking and choosing a tune-up opponent MAKING a few extra HUNDRED THOUSAND dollars easy. Also he hopes it stalls DC somehow. I hope DC fights someone else in the mean time , so it tells Jones …Jones doesn’t control things.

      • My money is in Jones all day against anyone. But nothing is a guarantee in Mma. Gsp vs Serra 1 seemed impossible for Serra to win but it happened. It’s just with his track record lately you would think Dana would just wanna get this fight done and over with finally and not waste time with a less interesting fight for the fans

        • Serra = Bisping in that fight. Didn’t deserve to be there, got lucky. If DC can’t take Jones down, DC loses again.

          • I kinda agree but Serra did win the ultimate fighter show and the deal was the winner gets a title shot but the show was full of former UFC fighters who couldn’t cut it and were given a second chance so if not Serra then somebody else who didn’t deserve it. But hey, the stars were aligned that night and he beat gsp fair and square. Bisping was a less deserving because he was a late replacement.

  • Jones is smart to do a warm up fight. GsP is only doing it because he underestimates Bisping. He will regret doing it

  • GSP didn’t ask for a warm-up fight, because he knows Bisping is a mediocre champ. He couldn’t have asked for a more winnable title fight. He probably plans to get the belt, but not to stay around face any of the actually dangerous middleweights.

  • I love how everyone on here has inner knowledge of the UFC’s matchmaking. Bisping asked to fight x, GSP wanted to fight y first, Bones will pick an easy fight before DC etc etc. These fighters don’t pick and choose anything, the UFC does. They pick what will make them the most money in the long run.

    • Popular fighters definitely get a say in things, but they don’t call the shots. At the end of the day, the fighter has to sign the contract for each fight. Jones, GSP, McNugget, Silva in the past, Diaz (for some mentally ill fan reason) and a few others have a lot of, if not, majority say.

      • 100% Dana White even said it himself. If you’re a “needle mover”, as he put it, you often get granted your requests. Liddell asking for Jeremy horn, Conor asking for Diaz rematch and also asking it to be at 170 again, Couture asking for Sylvia title fight while off of a defeat and and retirement regardless of the heavyweight competition then.

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Anthony Joshua Takes Out Wladimir Klitschko to Become Boxing’s King (photos)

Anthony Joshua on Saturday became the new keeper of the flame in the heavyweight boxing world. 

Everyone had been looking forward to his showdown with former heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko and the 27-year-old delivered. 

Taking out Klitschko in the 11th round via a brutal TKO, Joshua improved his record to 19-0 and unified the IBF, WBA, and IBO championships.

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Tecia Torres Opens Up About Body Image Struggles

When you see an athlete in the type of fighting condition that Tecia Torres is in, you might wonder how in the world someone like her could ever have a body image issue. Believe it or not, Torres’ struggles with her self image had precisely to do with being in such great condition.

In a short essay posted to her Instagram account, along with a photo of Torres’ incredible physique, Torres opened up about her lifelong struggles with how she saw herself in the wake of how other people saw her.

In the post, Torres also noted that she would be penning a first-hand essay on the topic, which is slated to appear in a future issue of Teen Vogue magazine.

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Torres’ essay:

Tecia Torres - body imageTruth be told, for as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with my body image. Thanks to my parents, I am naturally gifted with a muscular petite frame.

Growing up, I was on the sour end of bullying, to the point where girls in my middle school class would draw a ‘masculine muscular’ looking woman on the board in an attempt to make fun of me. It worked. I felt alone and like my body was different. Looking back, I was different. My young body was a product of my hard work. I’ve been a martial artist since age 5 and I’ve always been an athlete. During these years, adult women would always stop my mom and ask what I did. They loved my body. I never could quite grasp why they would want my figure for their own.

Fast forward to a Mixed Martial Arts career in the UFC. The bullying began again with other adult women competitors speaking up as if they had known me my entire life or were apart of my daily activity. Because I am in such phenomenal shape, I must me using some type of performance enhancing drug. On The Ultimate Fighter, rumor had it I was throwing up. I’ve always found these comments so hilarious. I’m confident in saying I’m one of cleanest athletes in the sport. I’m very open about my straight-edge lifestyle.

On the opposite side of silly adult bullying, I am grateful to live in a generation where strong is being seen as beautiful and little girls are growing up knowing their bodies were made beautifully no matter what shape, size, or color it is.

It took me a long time to love my body image. What motivates me even more is knowing that I’m inspiring all sorts of people to pursue their dreams and create goals. You are my motivation, so thank you for that and for following my career and life whether it’s during an up or a down. I love you.

Truth be told, for as long as I can remember I’ve struggled with my body image. Thanks to my parents I am naturally gifted with a muscular petite frame. Growing up I was on the sour end of bullying, to the point were girls in my middle school class would draw a “masculine muscular” looking women on the board, in an attempt to make fun of me. It worked. I felt alone and like my body was different. Looking back I was different. My young body was a product of my hard work. I’ve been a martial artist since age 5 and I’ve always been an athlete. During these years, adult woman would always stop my mom and ask what I did. They loved my body. I never could quite grasp why they would want my figure for their own. Fast forward to a Mixed Martial Arts career in the @ufc. The bullying began again with other adult women competitors speaking up as if they had known me my entire life or were apart of my daily activity. Because I am in such phenomenal shape I must me using some type of performance enhancing drug. On The Ultimate Fighter rumor had it I was throwing up. I’ve always found these comments so hilarious. I’m confident in saying I’m one of cleanest athletes in the sport. I’m very open about my straightedge lifestyle. On the opposite side of silly adult bullying I am grateful to live in a generation where strong is being seen as beautiful and little girls are growing up knowing their bodies were made beautifully no matter what shape, size, or color it is. It took me a long time to love my body image. What motivates me even more is knowing that I’m inspiring all sorts of people to pursue their dreams and create goals. You are my motivation, so thank you for that and for following my career and life whether it’s during an up or a down. I love you. – Tecia P.S I’m going to be writing a first hand essay that will be published in @teenvogue similar to this. Look out for it in the next few months. XoKo : @ohrangutang : @cristinapilo

A post shared by Tecia Torres (@teciatorres) on Apr 28, 2017 at 9:28am PDT

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