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…

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…

Darren Till Gets Title Shot over Covington

The 2018 Nerd Bash Movement appears to be on hold as the UK’s Darren Till will serve as Tyron Woodley’s next opponent at UFC 228. Things aren’t all bad with Colby Covington who has finally transitioned into a good guy, at least in the perspective of his sympathizers. Surprise surprise. The UFC had little patience in booking a title unification bout between UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley and interim UFC welterweight champion, Colby Covington. The savior of the 170-pound division claimed interim gold a little over a month ago and…

The UFC’s Odd Matchmaking at UFC 230

The top of the UFC’s middleweight division will be in movement at UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden. Luke Rockhold will be matched up against Chris Weidman. Yoel Romero will face Paulo Costa and David Branch will lock horns with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. If you are against dramatic weight cuts, prepare to see more of it this November. The UFC’s odd booking is one that has some scratching their heads given how each competitor was matched up. For example, Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman fought at UFC 194 and a…

DC: Gus We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together

The honeymoon is over before it began. UFC’s double champion did not mince words when reacting to Alexander Gustafsson exiting another scheduled fight date. Daniel Cormier wrote a digital letter to Gustafsson shortly after the news making it clear that it’s not him, it’s Gustafsson. Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson engaged in a five round back-and-forth barn burner at UFC 192 in 2015. Prior to their scrap, Gustafsson suffered a first-round knockout against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson nine months earlier. The consensus was that Gustafsson was backing into a title shot.…

Report: McGregor and Khabib Exchange via Texts

With Conor McGregor  potentially in the midst of taking a plea deal, it’s no surprise that he decided to poke the bear by sending provoking text messages to Khabib Nurmagomedov Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov were both in attendance at the World Cup Finals in Russia earlier this month. McGregor was seen seated alongside Russian President, Vladimir Putin while Khabib Nurmagomedov was humbly seated alongside other football fanatics. McGregor, never one to waste an opportunity decided to throw a jab at the Dagestani’s expense via text message. McGregor took it…