COOL KNOWLEDGE FROM THE WORLD OF MMA
Although he purchased three seats on the airplane, UFC 3 veteran Emmanuel Yarborough (6’7”, 700 lbs.) was banned from a Delta flight from Newark, NJ, to Italy.
I RAN (SO FAR AWAY)
In the UFC on FX 4 main event between Gray Maynard and Clay Guida, referee Dan Miragliotta warned Guida for timidity, which—according to the Unified Rules of MMA—is defined as any fighter who purposely avoids contact with his opponent or runs away from the action of the fight.
Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey was one of 27 athletes featured in ESPN The Magazine’s “The Body Issue.” Rousey will put her body back in the cage against Sarah Kaufman on August 18.
PUNCHES IN BUNCHES
Although he has no amateur or professional fights, Shawn Bunch was signed to a multi-fight Bellator contract. The bantamweight was a wrestling standout at Edinboro University (alma mater of Josh Koscheck) before becoming a U.S. National and Pan-American Wrestling Champion.
Only one of UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve’s 29 professional fights has gone to a decision. Struve is back in action against Stipe Miocic at UFC on Fuel TV 5 on September 29.