January 4, 2012 |
I'm sure you've noticed 2012 resolution makers hitting the gym, trying to achieve their goals for the new year. The sport of mixed marital arts is no different, as fighters look to find a way to grasp that title shot. In what should be a busy year for the burgeoning sport, here are a few highlights to circle on your shiny new 2012 calendar. UFC returns to Chicago After a three-plus-year absence, the UFC returns to Chicago on Jan. 28 at the United Center - the event also happens to be a Fox broadcast.
January 18, 2012 |
A week before the UFC invades the United Center, the fighters head 470 miles south to the land of country music in Nashville. It's the first live "UFC on FX" event and, accordingly, features some pretty good matchups at Bridgestone Arena. A few of the fighters involved are looking to bounce back from recent losses and can't afford another setback or else they might find themselves out of the league. Here are three fighters who need to come out of Nashville with not only a singing voice but also a victory.
July 4, 2012 |
It turns out that basketball isn't the only sport that gets Stacey King riled up. The Bulls TV broadcaster is a huge mixed martial arts fan, and he traded a few punches - figuratively, that is - with RedEye ahead of UFC 148 (9 p.m. Saturday, pay-per-view). Oh, and he still can't stand those Bad Boy Detroit Pistons. What first interested you about MMA? I have been a big fan since going back to UFC 1. The format that was you had to fight four people in a night with no weight classes is what drew me to the sport.