Inside MMA: Chad Mendes, Holly Holm, Carlos Condit, and Scott Coker

A new episode of Inside MMA premiered last night on AXS TV and check out the interviews from the show with Chad Mendes, Holly Holm, Carlos Condit, and Scott Coker

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Undefeated prospect Peter Barnett returns tonight and understands one punch can change the tide of a fight

The seed of being a mixed martial artist was planted awhile ago for Cage Titan FC 25’s Peter Barrett and he will look to remain undefeated tonight when he meets Steve McCabe in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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Crossface Productions

Barrett wrestled throughout high school and towards the end of his college career, he started to train jiu-jitsu and has not looked back since.

Coming up tonight, he will face a veteran in the sport. While McCabe may not have the best record, Barrett knows he needs to take the appropriate steps to get other fighters to take fights against him.

“With him, he is another journeymen,” Barrett told The MMA Report. I am young in my career and I can’t necessarily get the fights I want because the other guys have to much to lose. We just have been planning and taking the necessary steps to get me ready and take down the 4-0, 5-0, 7-2, and 6-1 records. I need that timeline in my belt to make it worth them to fight me I guess.”

Tonight will be the first fight for Barrett since November. The lack of fight opportunities and injury played a role in why he has been out of action and he is ready to showcase everything he has been working on in the gym.

“It’s been since November and I banged out three fights in six months right when I turned pro. I like to stay active and stay fighting. The easiest way to stay on top of everything is to not take a break. For me to be this dormant for this long, I can not wait to walk up those steps and get into the cage. It’s when I feel the most alive.”

Barrett is not taking McCabe lightly in this fight and understands that one punch can change the fight. His goal is always to walk out of the fight injury free and score a decisive victory.

“I am not taking him lightly,” Barrett said. “He just won his last fight by first round submission. He has been at it awhile and you can not discredit anybody that has been doing it this long. That is another beauty of this sport. One punch can really change the tide of a fight.”

Barrett is hoping to get at least one more fight this year. If he continues to score stoppage victories in the first round, it may not be that much longer before we see him in a promotion like UFC, Bellator, or the World Series of Fighting.

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Lorenzo Hood explains what happened last night that cause his fight at Bellator 141 to be scratched

Lorenzo Hood was scheduled to make his Bellator debut last night against Raphael Butler, but an injury suffered during his warmup caused the fight to be scratched. Following the fight card, Hood explained what happened on his Instagram account.

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Along with being a pro MMA fighter, Dominic Mazzotta is a restaurant owner

The vacant bantamweight title will be on the line tonight at Pinnacle FC 11 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania as Dominic Mazzotta looks for his fifth win in a row when he meets Varon Webb.

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Chris Nolan/MetCon Photos/Pinnacle FC

Mazzotta (7-1) made his professional debut back in 2013 and along with being a very successful mixed martial artist, Mazzotta is also a restaurant owner.

“I have been in the martial arts business for about 22 years now and I have been in the restaurant business for about 15 years now,” Mazzotta told The MMA Report. “I never really thought I would be this far in MMA and it’s something I decided I wanted to do in my early 20’s. I had already established my business and it’s a nice medium. If I need to train — since it’s my business, I can leave. I can work around the schedule that I need to work around, so it kind of makes it easy for me.

With running and business and being a professional mixed martial artist, how does Mazzotta balance his schedule?

“I can of have a good routine going on with it,” he explained. “My restaurant is only open from Wednesday to Saturday. So Sunday, Monday, Tuesday — I make those days to mainly do my hard training. I do my two-a-days and stuff. Saturday and Sunday — Sunday is a two-a-day too, but Saturday I do a one-a-day. Thursday I do a one-a-day and I take Friday off. I don’t ever get a day off unless I am on vacation. I never get a day off. It gets a little bit tough, but I don’t think you need a day off. There are places in the world who would love to work seven days a week. What I do is what I love to do. To me, the fighting part is not a job for me, it’s like a passion. I like what I do.”

Tonight will mark the second time that Mazzotta will step into the Pinnacle FC cage. His previous fight in the promotion came in May and he submitted Tim Goodwin in the first round by rear-naked choke. It was his fifth career win by submission and four of those wins have come by rear-naked choke. While he knows he is facing a tough opponent in Webb, no one is stopping him on his way to the UFC.

“No one is stopping me. I don’t care who it is,” Mazzotta said. “I am getting to the UFC. This dude is just another step. I don’t know what he does and I don’t care what he does. I am going to beat him.”

Pinnacle FC 11 will be available via an online stream tonight at a price point of $12.99 and the first fight will begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

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The MMA Report Post Fight Show: Bellator 141 Edition

Jason Floyd and Daniel Galvan are back for another edition of “The MMA Report Post Fight Show” and they discuss what happened on Friday night at Bellator 141 in Temecula, California.

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