CM PUNK Making his octagon debut at UFC 185 with Anthony Pettis!


UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis puts hit belt on the line this Saturday, March 14th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas for UFC 185 to face Rafael dos Anjos for the Lightweight Championship Title.

Pettis,whom is a long time student at the Roufusport MMA Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which also happens to be the training home of newly signed UFC fighter CM Punk, for which he also stated that CM Punk will accompany him to the octagon for his fight against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185  said “we want to make him feel part of the family”.

You can watch the whole interview that took place with Inside MMA in the video below:

 

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Rafael Dos Anjos and Carla Esparza Talk UFC 185


UFC lightweight title contender Rafael Dos Anjos and UFC women’s strawweight Champion Carla Esparza, both of whom are scheduled for fights at UFC 185 this Saturday, March 14th, dropped by the INSIDE MMA studio for interviews with series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten.

In this clip, Rafael Dos Anjos shares his journey to his first ever title shot whom he faces UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on Saturday March 14th, while Carla Esparza discusses preparing for her first title defense against challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk for this Saturday’s up-coming UFC 185 card.

 

 

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Benson Henderson Discusses “Non Permanent” Move to Welterweight


 

INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck sits down with former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson to discuss his transition to welterweight for his upcoming match at UFC Fight Night 60 versus Brandon Thatch February 14.

 

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HOW NICK DIAZ IS PREPARING FOR ANDERSON SILVA


 

Nick on Nick:

When I stopped fighting, I didn’t see me in the right fight. I just went ahead, quit fighting until that [Anderson Silva] came up. That was a big enough deal for me to come back and make a show.

Nick on his decision to agree to the fight with Anderson Silva:

We will see if it’s for the better. I could have not taken this fight. I’m here to fight. 

Nick on bringing in Elite striking partners:

I have always had a lot of different kickboxer’s, Artem Levin [GLORY], being one of them. I have done more work with a lot more professional strikers than your average MMA Athletes, it was a great experience to train with them. 

Nick on the outcome of the Anderson Silva fight:

I’m not in it to prove anything.  I didn’t just wake up and say ‘I want to fight Anderson Silva’ it was just the kind of the way it was. I’m going to do, what I’m going to do.  See how it goes. I just got to go out there and  fight. 

Nick on Training Full Stop:

It feels good to train for me. I have been doing it for so long [Triathlon’s], training or putting myself in some level of competition, I just really don’t feel right if I am not. To me I just have to do something.

 

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