UFC: State of The Lightweight Division

With UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov likely facing a lengthy suspension and or possibly attempting to be released from the promotion, chances are he will get stripped of his title or an interim lightweight title will be introduced in his absence. “If I have to be arrested, then I have to be arrested.” Those were the words¬† spoken by the self proclaimed Floyd Mayweather of mixed martial arts following his win at UFC 229. While Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t been arrested, it looks like he won’t be allowed to make a…

Welcome to The Khabib Show

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor locked horns at UFC 229 with the latter earning a fourth round submission win. The victory was followed by a brawl ignited by Nurmagomedov who managed to do something that seemed impossible, upstage Conor McGregor’s antics. In a way Khabib Nurmagomedov outmaneuvered Conor McGregor by pushing the envelope even further than McGregor had six months prior at the Barclays Center. Nurmagomedov has never been one to shy away from a brawl, in fact three years ago at a World Series of Fighting event, Nick Diaz…

UFC: Who Will Welcome Darren Till to 185?

Darren Till officially announced his intentions to move up to 185 lbs. The question now becomes who will he face and when it’ll take place considering he took a lot of damage just a month ago at UFC 228 against Tyron Woodley. Darren Till is ready to commit to a heavier weight division according to a blog post on Paddypower.com, which he expressed would mean no longer having the size advantage on fight night. On the positive side, Till went on to bring up his speed and the comfort of…

UFC: Which Champion Will Get Stripped Next?

So far this year we’ve seen Conor McGregor and  Nicco Montano stripped of their UFC titles. There are a few more candidates who could face the same fate sooner than later. Who’s next? The first candidate could possibly be the UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier. The double champ expressed a desire to defend both titles since claiming the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 226 in July. Cormier also gave a deadline until he officially calls it a career – March 20th, his birthday. Cormier is nearly three…

UFC: Jon Jones Is Back

One night before the anticipated UFC 229 press conference USADA officially announces that Jon Jones will serve the remainder of a 15 month suspension dating back to last July. How did Jon Jones manage to score such a sweet deal? Let’s speculate. Jon Jones was accused of bribing USADA by none other than former college roommate, Colby Covington recently and while USADA denied any wrongdoing, fans remain skeptical. Jones did have some help this time around though. Jones' 15 months is based on a 30 month reduction for evidently turning…

UFC: Joanna Going After Champ Champ Status

Joanna¬†Jedrzejczyk took the time to apologize to the women’s 125-lb division while on Ariel Helwani’s MMA show for skipping everybody in line to a title shot. Notable names took to social media to complain about the unofficial title shot even targeting Ariel Helwani for bringing the idea to light. The love for the Boogeywoman is not as strong as it used to be during her title reign, but given the unfortunate circumstances of the former 125-lb champion, Nicco Montano, it’s Joanna to the rescue. The women’s flyweight division is in…

Who is Headlining UFC 230?

With UFC 228 in the books and no UFC 229 press conference in sight (reportedly taking place next Thursday) says Brett Okamoto, it’s only right to shift our attention to UFC 230. The stacked Madison Square Garden card is filled with enticing bouts, but it’s still missing a main event. Here are some options. One of the most realistic match ups is probably TJ Dillashaw fighting Henry Cejudo. Both men expressed interest in fighting each other almost immediately following their victories at UFC 227 a month ago. The only problem…

UFC 228: Underdogs Worth Betting On

UFC 228 on paper carries more depth than next month’s likely highest grossest UFC pay-per-view card of the year. The event is not the only thing being overlooked, several fighters are being overlooked according to the betting odds, which could result in an upset or two. Tyron Woodley and Darren Till both appeared horrible doing media rounds a day before official weigh ins. As Till inches closer to the unforgiving scale, his chances of successfully making championship weight appear better. The Liverpool native’s odds of defeating both the UFC scale…

UFC: Stylebender Making Cunt Great Again

Israel Adesanya made his UFC debut in February after a lengthy kickboxing career and six years of fighting under MMA regulation. UFC 230 marks his fourth scheduled UFC bout in the span of nine months. The predominant striker is fighting as if to make up for lost time and fans have taken notice. Israel Adesanya arrived to the UFC with sights set on making the UFC middleweight division young again. A year ago, current UFC champion, Robert Whittaker made a statement by solidifying his place above the likes of Ronaldo…

UFC: Wonderboy The Wrestler

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson told Submission Radio that following his loss to Darren Till earlier this year, he’s decided to implement more offensive wrestling into his skillset as a means to keep his future opponents guessing. Lay and pray anyone? The nicest guy to ever step foot into a cage and participate in a fist fight finds himself at a crossroads. Stephen Thompson hasn’t been living up to his nickname of late. After producing five knockout victories in his first 8 UFC bouts, he’s gone to a decision five consecutive times…