Michael Fiedel
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Michael Fiedel is an avid MMA fan and also loves Brazilian jiu jitsu. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but will soon be moving to Nashville, Tennessee.

Fabricio Werdum, Josh Barnett, and Gordon Ryan to feature in combat jiu-jitsu tournament

Over the past few years, competitive grappling has rapidly become more popular within the realm of combat sports. No gi submission only events, in particular, have captured the attention of many. One of the figures leading the way for submission…

Assessing Fabricio Werdum’s options outside of the UFC

Fabricio Werdum, the former UFC heavyweight champion, has asked for his release from the promotion. Werdum confirmed his intentions Thursday in an interview with Portal do Vale Tudo. The Brazilian native is currently dealing with a two-year USADA suspension, one…

Boston Salmon: “I’ve got the best credentials in boxing in the UFC”

Boston “Boom Boom” Salmon, a winner from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series’ first-ever episode, was signed to the UFC following an impressive unanimous decision victory over Ricky Turcios in July 2017. The former amateur boxing standout has yet to…

Josh Streacker makes his case to the UFC: “I’ll be well worth your time”

On Friday, November 9, Josh Streacker will make his seventh professional walk to the cage at HFC 37 against Scott Futrell. The surging knockout artist, who has been spending his camp at Jackson Wink MMA, spoke to The Body Lock…

UFC Argentina’s Devin Powell: A True Renaissance Man

On November 17, UFC lightweight Devin Powell will make his fourth walk to the Octagon, this time on foreign soil in Argentina. The New England native spoke to The Body Lock about his upcoming fight, training with Joe Lauzon, his love…

UFC’s Jose Torres Calls the Demetrious Johnson Trade “A Bad Sign for the Flyweight Division”

It’s easy to think that the UFC’s trading of Demetrious Johnson only affects him, but Jose “Shorty” Torres, a top UFC flyweight prospect, believes it could have much larger ramifications for dozens of fighters’ careers and livelihoods. What Demetrious Johnson’s…

Here’s Why Everyone Wins from the UFC & ONE Championship Trade

At around 10:15 AM (EST) on Wednesday, October 24, the MMA world erupted. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani released a sensational report that announced the UFC was close to “trading” their inaugural flyweight champion, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson to ONE Championship. In return, the UFC…