North Carolina professional fighter Joseph "El Dingo Loco" Carroll featured in ESPN The Magazine demonstrating 'Gas Mask Aerobics'. Which is similar to clips of the training we've seen MMA Legend Wanderlei Silva doing in the past. See more pics here.
In a guest piece for our sister site MMA Mania, I preview the six undercard bouts for this Saturday's UFC Fight for the Troops 2, which will be live from Fort Hood in Texas. The big storyline? Can Cody McKenzie (pictured) win by guillotine again? You can read the preview by clicking here. Photo by Scott Petersen/MMAWeekly.com
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Former UFC heavyweight Todd Duffee says on his Facebook he's going to be fighting Strikeforce heavyweight and 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix champion Alistair Overeem at K-1 Dynamite!! 2010 on New Year's Eve in Japan.
All fighters made weight for Thursday's WEC 53, including main event competitors Ben Henderson and Anthony Pettis (pictured). Main Card: Lightweight Championship: Ben Henderson (155) vs Anthony Pettis (154.5) Bantamweight Championship: Dominick Cruz (134.5) vs Scott Jorgensen (135) Donald Cerrone (155) vs Chris Horodecki (155) Bart Palaszewski (156) vs Kamal Shalorus (156) Preliminary bouts: Tiequan Zhang (155.5) vs Danny Downes (154.5) Jamie Varner (156) vs Shane Roller (155) Brad Pickett (136) vs Ivan Menjivar (135) Eddie Wineland (136) vs Ken Stone (135) Danny Castillo (155.5) vs Will Kerr (155) Ricardo Lamas (156) vs Yuri Alcantara (154.5) Renan Barao (136) vs Chris Cariaso (136) Photo by Ryan Malone/SB Nation Arizona
From MMAJunkie.com: Strikeforce heavyweight and former NFL great Herschel Walker (1-0 MMA, 1-0 SF) suffered a deep cut in training and has been forced to withdraw from next month's "Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu" event. Strikeforce officials today confirmed the change with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Featuring a light heavyweight matchup between Dan Henderson and Renato "Babalu" Sobral, "Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu" takes place Dec. 4 and airs on Showtime. "I feel terrible about this," Walker stated in today's official release. "I know things like this happen in all sports, but I had trained very hard and was excited to be returning to the cage again." Walker had been expected to face one-time WEC veteran Scott Carson (4-1 MMA, 0-0 SF). According to Strikeforce officials, a Daniel Cormier knee strike opened a "deep cut under [Walker's] left eye that required multiple stitches"... Despite the setback, Walker said he hopes to return to action quickly. "I hope to fight again as soon as the cut heals," Walker said.