You Cannot Assign 320lb Security Guards to Flyweight Fights…

You Cannot Assign 320lb Security Guards to Flyweight Fights…

No two ways about it, this is a tough look. Aside from getting one punch KO’d, the absolute worst thing that can happen to you as a flyweight fighter is if the Palms security guard assigned to your corner is a six foot five, three hundred twenty pound houseboat. Never has my interest in a fight dropped faster then when I saw this red Goliath. And Stamann, with seemingly no octagon awareness, sidled right up beside him. Man what are you doing? Is this your first time being four foot…

UFC 214 Bones vs DC: Ring IQ vs Solid Game Planning

UFC 214 Bones vs DC: Ring IQ vs Solid Game Planning

UFC 214 was a not a night of upsets, but it was definitely a night that did not go to expectations on many accounts. Evinger surviving into the third round, Oezdemir’s prompt knock out of odds favourite Manuwa and the satisfyingly close, long awaited Cerrone vs Lawler war. But of course, the shocker and the curtain call for the night, Jon Jones’ knockout win of long time rival Daniel Cormier is the one that has people talking. Not only was this DC’s first time being finished, but against a long…

UFC 214 Betting Picks: Jones vs Cormier II

UFC 214 Betting Picks: Jones vs Cormier II

The most anticipated card of 2017 Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier brings us some fantastic matchups, including three title fights on the main card.  The two non-title fights that proceed it; Robbie Lawler vs Donald Cerrone and Jimi Manuwa vs Volkan Oezdemir likely have title contention implications. The undercard boasts some interesting fights as well, namely Ricardo Lamas vs Jason Knight and Renan Barao vs Aljamain Sterling.  While the odds for the title fights may not be particularly enticing, there is certainly value to be found within this card. All…

UFC 214 Sleeper Fight: Lawler vs. Cerrone

UFC 214 Sleeper Fight: Lawler vs. Cerrone

UFC 214 appears to be the most stacked card of 2017 with Jon “Bones” Jones’ highly anticipated return versus his archnemesis Daniel Cormier. However, before the main event we get two exciting title fights. Tyron Woodley defends his Welterweight title against perhaps the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner in MMA today, Demian Maia. But first the woman with one name, Cyborg, will tee off against the former Invicta bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger for the freshly abandoned women’s Featherweight Strap. Three belts are up for grabs tonight and none more contentious than…

Dana White Threatens to Scrap Flyweight Division if DJ Doesn’t Fight TJ

Dana White Threatens to Scrap Flyweight Division if DJ Doesn’t Fight TJ

Demetrious Johnson may still be months away from tying Anderson Silva’s title defense record but he just recorded another win today, this time in his fight against the UFC. Johnson issued a statement to MMAFighting in response to the recent attacks by Dana White and he did so in the only way he knows how: complete domination with a well laid out, technically precise and concise breakdown of the situation. You can read his full statement below but his main points are this: The latest statements by Dana White disparaging…

UFC 211 Betting Picks: Brazilian Upsets

UFC 211 Betting Picks: Brazilian Upsets

Big card tonight, we finally have some titles on the line and not to spoil my picks but I think we may see both of them change hands. Let’s first talk about JDS Miocic. Now I’m no MMA Analyst but I reckon if you are looking to predict the outcome of a rematch then a good place to start is the first fight. Junior Dos Santos won that first fight by unanimous decision; and statistics tell us that MMA rematches are, more often than not, won by the victor of…

Why Daniel Cormier Hates Jon Jones

Why Daniel Cormier Hates Jon Jones

The UFC held its Summer Kickoff Presser tonight and if you haven’t yet watched it, you should. It seems everyone is following the McGregor model, we got DC throwing water bottles at Jon Jones, fist fights over momma jokes, and Kevin Lee stealing Conor’s El Chapo stylist while simultaneously accusing him of cultural appropriation. All the while JoJo and Karolina are battling it out over who can be the cutest and most demure professional fighter. Wild show. At one point DC questions whether Jon Jones will make it to the…

GSP vs Bisping is Off: Yoel Gets the Title Shot!

GSP vs Bisping is Off: Yoel Gets the Title Shot!

I thought 2016 was supposed to be the year of the superfight? Mighty Mouse was talking about going up to bantamweight, McGregor is supposed to fight Mayweather, and GSP was looking to become a two weight world champ. We’re halfway through the year and not only are we superfight-less but there’s only been three title fights. That’s if you don’t count Holm vs. de Randamie and I don’t count Holm vs. de Randamie. Hell it doesn’t even feel right counting Woodley vs. Thompson 2. Rough start to the year for the UFC, and it…

Is Chuck Liddell Making a Comeback?

Is Chuck Liddell Making a Comeback?

The rumor mill has been churning as of late with the possibility of an iceman comeback. Roughly six and a half years ago Chuck Liddell announced his retirement at the behest of his former manager, now UFC president Dana White. To encourage him to make that decision Dana gave him, what was assumed to be, a largely ceremonial but well paying job as the Vice President of Business Development. Well that presumably cushy gig came to an end last year shortly after WME-IMG bought the UFC for 4 billion dollars. Without that…

Cody Garbrandt Talks Knockouts in Practice

Cody Garbrandt Talks Knockouts in Practice

Matt Serra made headlines earlier this week when he confirmed he’s seen the tape of Garbrandt knocking out TJ Dillashaw in practice. The teammates turned rivals have been going back and forth publicly about the existence of this tape ever since their fight was announced back in June. TMZ even apparently offered Alpha Male head coach, Justin Bucholz $50,000 for a copy of said tape. Now that Matt Serra, a respected, neutral, third party has weighed in it looks like Garabrant and crew we’re telling the truth. A bit of a hollow…