Posts tagged: Emelianenko


UFC has opened a Performance Institute in Las Vegas worth $12 million.

About 300 fighters were given a tour of the facility at a retreat, according to reports.

“This place is your house. This facility is open to everybody. You can start or end your camp here,” the president Dana White said to the crowd. He said it was the “best training facility here on planet Earth.”

The facility is supervised by former fighter turned company Vice President Forrest Griffin. It has medical and nutrition staff, strength and conditioning experts and others. The facility has a full size octagon boxing ring and wrestling mat for the fighters.

The fighters would have full access to weights and water treadmills, high altitude simulator and cardio equipment with no usage fees. The 15-acre site is quite a marvel to behold. The full campus is not available and the employees only just moved in. Read more »


Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Forest Griffin have been squared up to face each other when both fighters go head to head at the UFC 134.

Mauricio who lost his debut match in the UFC to Griffin will once again get the chance to make things even. UFC president Dana has confirmed the crunch encounter between the duo. The match slated for Brazil would see Mauricio enjoy a bit of home advantage, as he would be fighting in his native country.

The first match between this two stars saw Griffin snatch away victory by way of submission, however, Rua at that time was only making his debut at the UFC. Things have now changed with Rua becoming a household name. Hence, the Griffin shouldn’t be expecting an easy ride like he did some four years ago.

The Brazilian champ lost his light heavyweight belt to Jon Jones in March having claimed the belt from Lyoto Machida by some sensational knockout the UFC will always remember. Read more »

Forrest Griffin To Coach Ultimate Fighter Season 3

Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell are getting back to what they do best. Both are considered retired fighters of UFC Hall of Farmers.

The third season of The Ultimate Fighter is coming up. Griffin and Liddell have been associated with TUF from the very beginning. As a result, when the Latin America season was announced on Monday both have been chosen to coach for the same. Griffin had been one of the early stars of the series. He had been part of the Liddell team. That season he had been able to claim their crown. Stephan Bonnar was defeated by him in a battle that was considered memorable. At that time when the interest of the general public was waning in the UFC, that fight helped to bring back interest among the fans once again. Now that Griffin has retired, he does different jobs as ambassador of the sport that he was a part of. He returns in the coaching role is sure to work well for him.
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A Source Says That Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao Have Agreed To A Fight

Even though the fight has not been finalized yet, the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is going to be nothing less than a mega fight. The venue has been already decided and according to an anonymous source, the agreement between the two fighters have been worked out and the contract that will make the very much awaited fight is only seven to ten days away now.

As reported by the Inquisitr last week, Bob Arum, the promoter of Manny told them of some talks going on between the two clubs. As per the quotes of a secret source, the Los Angeles Times newspaper said that it was a boxing official who reported this and that if true, it would be one of the most encouraging piece of news to come out so far after the endless negotiations going on for the Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao fight that basically started in 2009. Read more »

Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko Highlights

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio “BigFoot” Silva

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