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…

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…

Turns out Weidman Was Faking it at UFC 210

Turns out Weidman Was Faking it at UFC 210

Weidman’s last fight vs. Mousasi at UFC 210 ended in the least fulfilling way a fight can end, via doctor’s stoppage. If you need a refresher, the controversy began after referee Dan Miragliotta called a break to the action at three minutes into round number two after Mousasi hit Weidman with a knee while Weidman appeared to have both hands on the ground. At which point Miragliotta called in the ringside physician, the doc gave him the old count my fingers and look at my light routine and things didn’t look good. Anytime the doctor spends more than 15 seconds…

War Machine Trial: Christy Mack Takes the Stand & the Defense is Failing Wildly

War Machine Trial: Christy Mack Takes the Stand & the Defense is Failing Wildly

The War Machine Trial began this week, he’s being charged with over 30 felonies for the alleged beating of former girlfriend Christy Mack and another man. It’s been two years since that event first made MMA headlines in the worst way, and for the past two days Christy Mack has been on the witness stand. Even after having seen the photos of the aftermath listening to her account of the whole thing is shocking. Hearing her testimony alongside the mountain of evidence the prosecution presented on Thursday makes it very…

UFC 209 Betting Picks: Underdogs All Day

UFC 209 Betting Picks: Underdogs All Day

The UFC 209 prelims are an hour away which means millions of people are frantically refreshing the site looking for my picks. So let’s get right into it because unlike Khabib’s kidney’s my bet picks never fail. We have one prop pick from the prelims, and that’s not just because it involves one of the only fighters on the prelims I’ve actually heard of. What MMA fan isn’t familiar with The Hand of Godbeer or Daniel Daddy Long Legs? That fights a real mismatch in terms of nicknames but it’s…