Leaked Messages between Dana White and Johny Hendricks

Lately the MMA world has experienced a recurring theme of retirement. One that appeared to take many by surprise was Johny Hendricks revealing that he was hanging up his gloves at the age of 34. Fortunately, some clarity has arrived via leaked text messages. Johny Hendricks’ last performance in the octagon occurred last November at UFC 217 in a TKO loss against rising UFC middleweight Paulo Costa. The loss was the fifth out of Hendricks’ last six bouts. While it’s easy to assume the result is what led to “Big…

When Keeping it Crazy Goes Wrong at Bellator 200

Meet Carl Noon who looks like a villain from a Guy Richie movie and might actually be a Harbinger for the MMA Gods of old. I’m talking about the angry Just Bleed gods that tear ACL’s days before super fights and demand swangin’ and bangin’. Prior to last night Noon hadn’t fought for nearly 7 years. His last fight was a TKO loss to current UFC middleweight Jack Marshman. Ring rust appeared to be the last of Noon’s worries when he appeared mildly psychotic in his Bellator 200 pre-fight profile.…

UFC Legends Can’t Retire Until Lyoto Machida Front Kicks Their Face

Some Companies give you a gold watch and a pension when you retire in the ufc you get a swift crane kick to the face. Couture got one and at UFC 224 tonight Vitor got his too. THE DRAGON ROARS AGAIN! ūüź≤ @LyotoMachidaFW #UFC224 pic.twitter.com/ILXkb9DYvo ‚ÄĒ UFC (@ufc) May 13, 2018 An absolutely crazy end to the fight and the UFC career of one of the greatest to ever do it. I haven’t factchecked this but Vitor must have had the longest career in UFC history. From UFC 12 all…

UFC employees held at gunpoint in Brazil

Reports surfaced of several UFC employees being held at gunpoint and robbed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the night before UFC 224. It appears that the armed Brazilian muggers did not get the memo when the UFC opted to have Colby Covington compete next month at UFC 225 in Chicago instead of UFC 224. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported that an investigation is ongoing as security cameras are being reviewed. Those involved cancelled their stolen credit cards and passports. Some UFC employees definitely involved. Have not heard of any fighters…

Case against Gustafsson vs Rockhold

Brazil’s Combate reported that the UFC is closing in on a bout between Luke Rockhold and Alexander Gustafsson in the near future. Michael Bisping claimed that the rumored bout is set to crown an interim light heavyweight champion with Daniel Cormier challenging Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title at UFC 226. Both Rockhold and Gustafsson have traded barbs back and forth, which started the night Rockhold was knocked out by Yoel Romero at UFC 221 in February. Rockhold’s first fight in the light heavyweight division will be a literal tall…

UFC’s Unhealthy Obsession with Title Fights

The UFC has been prioritizing title fights over fighter health for some time now, and it’s fair to say they’re hurting themselves in the long run. The UFC 223 main event is a good example of the UFC shooting themselves in the foot. UFC president, Dana White has been adamant on pay-per-view events strictly being headlined by title fights for some time now. UFC 139 was one of the few pay-per-view events that was not headlined by a title fight and it turned out to be one of the greatest…

Nurmagomedov vs McGregor in 2018?

Reports surfaced of Khabib Nurmagomedov discussing a fight against Conor McGregor this year. Khabib Nurmagomedov held a Q&A session in Russia where he was asked about a potential fight against the “Notorious” one and expressed his interest only if the bout takes place this year. “If he wants to fight this year then we can fight. Otherwise, I don’t know. We won’t wait long. I want to fight Conor and if he can fight, I will fight him.” McGregor is facing legal issues stemming from the attack on a UFC…

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…