Aaron Tru from MMAprime.tv caught up with UFC fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera this week. Vera discussed his last fight against Shogun Rua, which was arguably the fight of the year and one of the most fan friendly fights in recent memory. Vera talks about an accidental injury after a trip to Hawaii, where he blew out his MCL during training. He expects to be out another 6 weeks before going back to hard training. For those who do not remember when Brandon Vera debuted inside of the Octagon, he was thought to have been a title contender in both the 205lbs light heavyweight division and the 205-265lbs heavyweight division. During that period, Vera had a unique swagger and aura of confidence surrounding him. Even though Vera lost the battle to Shogun Rua, he proved his warrior spirit and heart, fighting on when he could have quit and putting on a show for the fans till the bitter end when he suffered a tko defeat at the hands of the former Pride and UFC Champion Rua. That battle brought out the old Vera; the one who had that aura of confidence and swagger. Vera makes sure to let all of the 205lbs light heavyweight division know that that are on notice, because he is back and coming for them! All of a sudden, Pat “HD” Barry walks by and we had to invite him into the discussion. Barry had just cornered a fighter in the semi finals of the Bellator Tournament against a fighter from Brandon Vera’s gym. Barry, regarded as the #1 corner man in MMA according to the UG faithful still had the adrenaline going from having literally been the corner man for a split decision victory within 5 minutes of the interview at the most, gave us a raw, uncut and real look into the emotions of a corner man. Pat Barry is then asked about people mentioning his name as a fighter who could step up to face Mark Hunt or another heavyweight on the UFC 160 card now that Overeem is injured and off the card against JDS. Barry offers to not only fight me, but to fight anyone at anytime. Barry continues on to say that he does not want to fight Mark Hunt, Brandon Vera or anyone else, but as a man and a fighter he will. Barry claims to have sensitive, female like hands, but we all know that he is really one of the most deadly and powerful punchers on earth. Barry proves to be a genuine person, who speaks from the heart and is caring of others. The opposite of a tough guy, thus proving the age old saying, that tough guys don’t act tough. Having both Vera and Barry together, I asked them about their significant others: Brandon Vera is the husband of Kerry Vera, who is 2-0 in her undefeated campaign as a WMMA fighter and Pat Barry is boyfriend of rising WMMA star Rose “Thug” Namajunus. Both men are huge supporters of WMMA and go into detail about how they feel it will continue to grow and take off. They talk about how a mother is the most deadly thing on earth. Barry is such a fan of the movement and sport that he is so bold as to say, “If you aren’t a fan of Invicta, get out of my face!” Read more: http://mmaprime.tv/2013/03/08/wmma-husbands-ufc-fighters-pat-hd-barry-and-brandon-vera-epic-interview/#ixzz2MwOjfPMI
Carla Esparza talks about her career as a professional female mixed martial artists and her upcoming fight at Invicta FC 2.
WMMA fighter Jessica Penne talks about her 3rd tko over Lisa Ellis Ward in the first ever Invicta FC event April 28th, 2012. Jessica Penne Talks about her fight, dealing with all the blood, going for the kill, her new baby pitbull and much more. (source mmaprime.tv)
Cris Cyborg gives a candid statement to MMAprime.tv about her positive Steroid test last December. The former Champion admits to the positive test, but makes it known that she did not knowingly take the steroid. The former champion has removed that member from her training camp and has been submitting to monthly tests for the CSAC ever since the positive test in December. Cris Cyborg apologizes to the CSAC, StrikeForce and her fans as she gives this candid account of the positive test, the fallout in regards to her reputation and what she can do now to help educate other fighters and children about the negative effects of steroid use. video from (MMAprime.tv)
Professional Female Boxer and MMA Fighter Michele Diablita Gutierrez talk about her upcoming year in 2012, the state of female MMA, having to lay hands on some schmucks in vegas, her upcoming fight Feb 11th and much more. She finishes off by punching out the reporter
Cyborg Santos spinning back-kick KO (Video). Strikeforce Women's 145-pound Champion Cristiane Santos opens up (in English!) to MMAprime.tv about a possible move to 135-pounds, the recent challenge from Ronda Rousey, training at Chute Boxe for her Dec. 17 fight and a whole lot more.
Carla Esparza, 5-2 in MMA takes on Felice Herrig 5-3 in MMA at XFC 15: Tribute, December 2nd, live on HDnet. Esparza, a two time All-American College Wrestler is looking for a return to her winning ways, but has a tough task ahead of her with Herrig. Herrig has won 5 of her last 6 bouts, including a current 2 fight win streak. Although having no ill will or bad words for Felice, Carla does mention that people have approached her aggressively saying they want Esparza to “Kick the crap of her (Herrig).” Esparza promises to take care of business and is looking for a stoppage. (Source: mmaprime.tv)
MMAprime.tv spoke with Former StrikeForce 135lbs Female Champion and current #1 contender to face Miesha Tate for the 135lbs title, Sarah Kaufman. Kaufman is a Canadian born fighter with a record of 14 wins and only 1 defeat during her Mixed Martial Arts career, which came at the hands of former Champion Marloes Coenen. Kaufman already defeated Miesha Tate once in StrikeForce, but it was not a title fight. Now that Miesha has the title and Kaufman is the #1 contender, they are once again on a direct collision course. Sarah talks about when the fight could possibly happen and how they match up this time around. Sarah also comments on Ronda Rousey recently announcing that she will move down to the 135lbs division and would like a title shot. Kaufman comments on Rousey and believes that she has in no way earned a title shot or a chance to be the number 1 contender just yet. Kaufman also discusses the state of female mixed martial arts and what will happen to female mixed martial arts if StrikeForce closes down. Lastly, Kaufman agrees to a rematch with Aaron Tru, having bested him in a controversial locker room fight after her bout with Marloes Coenen. (Source: mmaprime.tv)
Ronda Talks About being nominated for Female Fighter of the Year and Her upcoming fight against Julia Budd.