UFC: Latifi Wants Jon Jones

It looks like the GOAT is foreshadowing a showdown against Jon “Bones” Jones in the near future. Jones answered the call expressing interest in fighting Ilir Latifi so long as he keeps winning.  Winning, you say? Because that’s all that Ilir Latifi knows how to do. The infamous Sweden native is entering his prime at the ripe age of 35 in a wide open light heavyweight division. He’s won five of his last six bouts. The lone loss against Ryan Bader shouldn’t count given that Latifi simply wanted some rest…

UFC: No Interest in GSP At Lightweight

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If you thought Dana White would allow Georges St-Pierre to vie for a chance at becoming a three division UFC champion, you thought wrong. Dana White is having none of it. For now. Georges St-Pierre spent all of his UFC career representing the sport of mixed martial arts with integrity and class and became one of their biggest pay-per-view draws in the process. St-Pierre pulled it off not by getting into Twitter wars or engaging in scuffles, but rather by being a top caliber champion in the welterweight division. Didn’t…

Francis Ngannou falls out of favor with the UFC

Less than a year ago Francis Ngannou was being praised by the UFC and promoted more prominently than former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Today, Ngannou is sitting on two consecutive losses while serving as the butt of many jokes in the MMA community. So you wanna be an ultimate fighter? The Camaroonian-French fighter ended 2017 with one of the most vicious knockouts in MMA history against Alistair Overeem. Unfortunately, 2018 hasn’t been as kind to Francis Ngannou. Going from Just Bleed to Just throw a punch in a short…

The UFC Standbys

It’s no secret that injuries have hindered several big UFC events and as the UFC enters the fourth quarter of 2018, Dana White and company have been more vocal on having members of the roster on standby in case of injury. Today, there are no shortages of standbys for some crucial events coming to an MMA theater near you. Welcome to the UFC injury reserve list. So far we’ve got Kamaru Usman, Kevin Lee and potentially Colby Covington and Tony Ferguson. Names like Alexander Volkov, Jeremy Stephens, Kelvin Gastelum, Brian…

UFC: Everyone Wants to Fight TJ Dillashaw

It’s been less than a week since TJ Dillashaw retained his UFC bantamweight title against Cody Garbrandt, and that’s plenty of time for fighters from his division, outside his division and even outside of MMA, to call for Dillashaw’s throne. TJ Dillashaw put on a performance so impressive that the media and fans alike are ready to call him the greatest bantamweight fighter of all time. Dominick Cruz and his fans took issue with that notion and believe that both men need to settle it in a rematch. Then there’s…

Takeaways from UFC 227

UFC 227 delivered in terms of shock value and overall entertainment. The event left fans questioning judge’s scorecards and referee stoppages, oh and there was even mention of another interim title. Business as usual. Henry Cejudo shocked the world by dethroning Demetrious Johnson and putting an end to his near 7 year reign of dominance. That’s right, wrestling still wins you fights even if you do the minimal amount of damage on your opponent. Cejudo’s story coming into this match up was an inspiring one and there was no better…

Nate Diaz Back at UFC 230?

The UFC’s extravagant press conference on Friday was a joyous one due in large part to the return of Nate Diaz. Sadly, the excitement was short lived as Nate Diaz expressed his frustration via Twitter and stated that he will not be fighting after all. Why Nate why? Nate Diaz doesn’t like his emotions being played with so he decided to play with the emotions of his fans instead. The UFC finally gave in to his demands and offered Stockton’s favorite son a winnable and high stakes fight against Dustin…

Cris Cyborg Unhappy with The UFC

Cris Cyborg is angry. That alone should be a scary thought. The reason behind her anger stems from not fighting, which sounds even more frightening. Let’s just hope for our sake that she doesn’t take it out on any of us. Much like her Cyborg nickname – which has now replaced her last name for some reason – Cris Cyborg is more humanoid than human. Last summer, both Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg were successful at UFC 214 and UFC 215. This prompted Dana White to attempt a champion vs.…

Jared Gordon: Unluckiest Man in the UFC

The UFC’s Jared Gordon may not be a notable member of the roster, but his recent string of bad luck is what makes him stand out. This includes being TKO’d by Carlos Diego Ferreira in February. Oh, and he also nearly lost three of his fingers in a brawl against gang members in New York two months before that. Jared Gordon is only a year into his UFC career compiling a respectable 2-1 record. Unfortunately for Gordon he just so happens to be a part of the UFC’s most unforgiving…

Key Points from UFC on Fox 30

The UFC’s return to Calgary, Canada was an exciting and memorable event from top to bottom. Here are some of the takeaways from last night’s event. The rematch between Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez was a year in the making and was twice as dirty than their first affair. During the build up, Alvarez downplayed Poirier, referring to him as an undercard fighter. While Poirier proved he’s no slouch, controversy was once again present. After Eddie Alvarez lost mount due to 12-6 elbows, Dustin Poirier (24-5, 1 NC) capitalized with…