UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman officially announced his retirement on Facebook yesterday after announcing he needed hip replacement surgery (quote via Fighters Only): “Total hip replacement next Monday. Ouch. The Hammer is done fighting. I know [I’ve] been done [anyway but] just looking for some prayers. I thank everyone who will help me get through this. Have to pay to play sometimes. Only regret is I could have worked harder. Love you all, live your dream,” Mark thank you for everything and best of luck in your retirement.
The UFC dropped a bombshell today with the release of former Welterweight contender Jon Fitch. Many fans lashed out at the promotion's decision to retain fighters with worse records recently. Dan Hardy, who was kept on the roster after losing 4 consecutive fights, was a prime target. This is how Hardy responded to that criticism.
Change.org is hosting a petition regarding Olympic Wrestling's removal from the Summer Games by the IOC starting in 2020. The petition can be presented to the US Senate, but needs 15000 signatures. At the time of writing 2760 signatures are needed. If you wish to help the future of Olympic Wrestling, this is one way you can do so. Sign the Petition at Change.org (click)