It’s been quite a long break here and a lot has happened, so let’s get right into things.
Ultimate Fighter: Brazil debut scores 12 million viewers
32 Brazilian fighters (16 middleweights and 16 featherweights) stepped inside the HSBC arena in Brazil to try and make their way into the Ultimate Fighter house, and the only thing better than the fights themselves were the actual numbers. 8 million viewers tuned in for the debut episode, a massive number only matched by the ..read more
In a surprising turn of events, Nate “the Great” Marquardt has been declared medically ineligible for his fight against Rick Story. Marquardt was slated to headline the UFC Live 4 event on Versus tomorrow night. As of now, there are no other details that have emerged. Marquardt’s camp came out earlier today citing it’s “nothing serious,” however UFC president Dana White did not voice the same concerns.
Here’s the video, straight from the bossman:
Rumors have circulated that Marquardt was unable to ..read more
While we’re not much for fashion here at the Bridge, there are a slew of new t-shirt designs out by some big time MMA dudes to help benefit the Japanese. Here are a few choice selections:
Alistair Overeem x Genki Sudo — €35 (€15 going directly to Japan) – http://www.thereem.com/
MiddleEasy x VSRXI — $24.99 — www.worldovereasy.com
“Rampage” Jackson x REVEN 100 — $20.00 — reven100.bigcartel.com
If there are any that we missed, or new ones ..read more
Jon Jones recently said that if Rashad Evans beat Shogun, he wouldn’t face Rashad for the belt. He said he’s rather be the no. 2 guy for as long as Evans held the belt then fight him for it. Jon Fitch has pretty much ducked the question on if he’d face Josh Koscheck if he beats GSP for the belt. Babalu Sobral passed up a fight with Mo Lawal for the Strikeforce LHW belt because they ..read more
By Tommy – The Bridge MMA
The CSAC has issued a press release, announcing the suspension of UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen after testing positive for steroids. Sonnen will be suspended for no less than one year, and will be fined $2500.
The MMA world was shocked when it was first announced just two days ago that Sonnen had failed both his pre and post fight drug tests for his lauded performance against Anderson Silva. Chael was able to take the fight to ..read more