Archive for August, 2011


“The Men of Warrior” Photo Book Review

Lionsgate has a new MMA film coming out in just a few weeks, and the hype train behind it is pushing full steam ahead. Just these past few weeks, we spoke with one of the stars of the film, Kurt Angle, and we also have n exclusive gallery of behind-the-scenes photos from fight choreography rehearsals […]


Neil Grove talks Bellator season 5 heavyweight tournament

The Fight Nerd caught up with heavyweight contender Neil Grove after Bellator FC 48 in Connecticut to talk some MMA. Grove breaks down Cole Konrad’s victory over Paul Buentello, as well as his thoughts on the upcoming heavyweight tournament that he is participating in and who is the greatest threat in the field of eight. […]


Jon Jones responds to Quinton Jackson’s spying allegations

Yesterday, we reported that Quinton Jackson is claiming that Greg Jackson’s team has sent spies into “Rampage’s” fight camp to monitor his activities. UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones jumped on twitter to respond to those allegations, denying them. In a series of tweets, Jones wrote, “Just so you know, I’m not a person who looks […]


Local Fan Favorites Lester Caslow and “Binky” Jones meet at Bellator 49 Live from Caesars Atlantic City on September 10

With a limited amount of tickets still remaining to Bellator’s fifth season premier in Atlantic City, the promotion has added two fan favorites to the card as Bellator veteran and New Jersey resident Lester Caslow will take on James “Binky” Jones in a catchweight feature fight at Bellator 49. “To have the ability to put […]


Exclusive photos from fight rehearsals on “Warrior” film

Opening in theaters everywhere on September 9, “Warrior” starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton will hit the silver screen. Thanks to friend of The Fight Nerd, John C. Zielinski, we have this exclusive gallery of behind the scenes photos from the early fight rehearsals for this film, where the actors headed to Pennsylvania to shot […]


Jeff Monson Vs. Gabriel ‘Napao’ Gonzaga at W-1 Event

W-1: Reloaded is set for October 15 at the Bank United Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and according to W-1 president Jack Bateman, the reason his organization has not held an event in almost a year is that it underwent an ownership restructuring and he and his new partners were […]


Quinton Jackson believes there is a spy in his gym

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is doing some detective work while he gets ready to meet Jon Jones at UFC 135, suspecting that Jones has infiltrated his fight camp with spies to keep tabs on “Rampage”! In an interview Jackson did with Kevin Iole on Yahoo! Sports (this is the first time I have ever quoted anything […]


Chinese MMA promotion “RUFF” debuts with “Genesis”

The Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation (RUFF) unveiled their debut event “RUFF: Genesis” to an eager crowd of 3,000 at the Shanghai Qizhong Tennis Center on August 27th , and any lingering questions about the future of Chinese MMA were quickly answered as 18 of China’s top mixed martial artists squared off in the country’s most […]


Enter our caption contest and win a Ben Saunders signature t-shirt and autograph!

It’s time to give stuff away AKA the best time ever! We just wrapped up our Bellator FC contest and I will be contacting the winners soon for that one, but I am not going to make my readers wait for this slow nerd to get that done before announcing another contest. This time, we […]


Ken Hershman talks MMA on Showtime & UFC deal with Fox

Fight Nerd correspondent Syl Peterkin spoke with Executive Vice President and General Manager of Showtime Sports, Ken Hershman (who he accidentally called Herschfield at the start of the interview) at the Super Six World Boxing Classic Final press conference in New York on Tuesday. We spoke about the upcoming match between Andre Ward and Carl […]