Last night’s episode of MMA Gospel Radio featured The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 alumni and WEC lightweight George Roop (11-5-1), who at WEC 51 in September pulled off the unthinkable by knocking out “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung (10-3). Having mixed professional success since his stint on The Ultimate Fighter, Roop told MMA Gospel Radio that he has been hard at work improving and expanding his fight game. He said, “I’m in the gym constantly, trying to get better every single day. I haven’t been training in one discipline for that long…Mixed martial arts is evolving, and I’m just trying to get better.”
Tonight at 11pm EST on MTV, the new season of “Mayhem” Jason Miller’s (23-6) reality TV show Bully Beatdown kicks things off with a special treat. The man himself will step in the cage to punish a bully who “Mayhem” himself described as “the biggest douche ever”. While this was not the original plan for the episode, “Mayhem” Miller told MMA Gospel in an exclusive interview on Tuesday that he felt the need to personally handle one particular bully this season, and handle him he does.
The show is now in its third season and, with the first female bully on the roster and “Mayhem” fighting for the first time ever on the show, it promises to be every bit as entertaining as the last two seasons. While many have said that the show is staged, all stunt men and actors with only the fights being real, the simple fact remains that everyone loves a good old fashioned bully beatdown and Miller’s sarcastic sense of humor makes the story all the more fun to watch. Make sure to tune in this season and enjoy all the crying victims, posturing morons, witty remarks, and of course, brutal beatdowns.
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Last week, the Internet blew up. Well, at least the part where MMA fans gather. All week fans and journalists speculated what UFC President Dana White was going to announce on Thursday. Most dismissed it as another “non-announcement”. Perhaps his Round 5 doll would include his famous “Do you want to be a fucking fighter?” speech, or Frank Fertitta was now head of UFC accounting. But alas, the day came and the foul-mouthed head honcho delivered a right hand straight to the MMA community’s collective jaw that could make even “The Engineer” Shane Carwin blush (11-1): The UFC will absorb the WEC and its fighters. “Junior” Jose Aldo (17-1) will defend the first ever UFC Featherweight Championship, “Smooth” Ben Henderson (11-1) and “Showtime” Anthony Pettis (12-1) will vie for a shot at the UFC lightweight crown, and Miguel Torres’ (37-3) mullet will appear in the Octagon in all its glory! These sentiments echoed through the halls of many MMA fans’ home, but what does this merger really mean for the MMA world?
It’s the one fight that nearly every MMA fan has been foaming at the mouth to see ever since it was initially proposed last year: “Rush” Georges St. Pierre (20-2), the alpha dog of the UFC’s welterweight division, against UFC Middleweight Champion and pound -for-pound best fighter in the world ” The Spider” Anderson Silva (27-4). Tapology reports that GSP’s manager Shari Spencer is stirring the MMA pot with visions of an all out war between these two phenoms, saying that a journey to the middleweight division may be an inevitable and lasting move for St. Pierre. She said, “When and if Georges decides to move up, it will be a permanent move and I think that is what’s difficult to ascertain regarding the timing of the move.”