Posted: May 16, 2013 in UFC Events
Tags: Chris Weidman
So who’s got Chris Weidman to upset reigning champ Anderson Silva? The undefeated middleweight will challenge for the UFC belt on July 6 at UFC 162. He says he’s going to take it to The Spider, and at least a few insiders agree with him. I won’t go that far, but I will agree with one thing…Weidman’s an incredible dancer. If you don’t believe me, check out this rapid fire style interview with Ariel Helwani.
He answers many of the most important questions in the MMA world — like “why do Read the rest of this entry »
Wanderlei Silva is known by most fans as the most brutal fighter in the history of the sport. And he’s taking the challenge from Chael Sonnen to a whole new level. Last night on UFC Tonight he told Ariel Helwani a few things he’d like to do to Sonnen, and it wasn’t pretty.
“Jon Jones and Anderson (Silva) have been too nice to Chael,” warned The Axe Murderer. “I want to suck his blood. I want to smell it. Not just Read the rest of this entry »
Mark Hunt’s visa issues have brought my excitement level to a screeching halt when it comes to UFC 160’s dual heavyweight headliners. Sure, everyone is saying they are “confident” Hunt will still make it to the U.S., but let’s face it; this isn’t good news. In Hunt’s absence, the backup plan is Roy Nelson, who just sent Cheick Kongo into never-never land.
So potentially, we could have a couple heavyweight main event bouts that look like Read the rest of this entry »
Why haven’t we bashed Steven Seagal in so long? Well, quite frankly, he’s probably been busy changing his Depends or pretending be an influential actor/martial artist. Well I ran across an interesting list this morning – the Saturday Night Live banned for life list. Yes, you guessed it; the Sensei of fast food is on the list! Today must be my lucky Read the rest of this entry »
Every now and again, we write an article on the latest ‘Round 5’ action figure set to come out. More than anything, we want to remind you that Round 5 puts out the most collectible, most affordable, and most conversation worthy product in the MMA world. Of course, that’s an opinion—my opinion.
With their 12th official collector series available this month, Round 5 has again topped itself with a combination of what I call Tier 1 and Tier 2 stars of today and tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »
With the UFC heading to the Midwest later this summer, we’ll be keeping a close eye on the August 31 event in Milwaukee. UFC 164 has had very little in terms of official announcements but one big name will reportedly be getting his next second chance with the UFC. Alistair Overeem is currently being slated for a spot on the card against an Read the rest of this entry »
Josh Thomson has to be wondering if Nate Diaz will ever go away. Despite Thomson beating Diaz on UFC on Fox 7, Diaz keeps talking trash. He’s even said he wants a rematch with The Punk. As unlikely as that rematch is, Thomson finally stepped out to try to squash Diaz’s trash talk—or at least meet it head-on.
Thomson is claiming that Diaz failed to make weight before their fight Read the rest of this entry »
Have you been following these “Jerry Rips” videos on YouTube? These are behind the scenes recordings of UFC events that weren’t supposed to for public eyes. Some of the content is pretty hilarious. In this segment, there are several gems including some not-so-kind commentary coming from the corners of Matt Hamill and Tito Ortiz.
The best moments are by far during the Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone fight. Greg Jackson is insane by what he’s seeing from Read the rest of this entry »
Now seems to be a good time to start thinking about “what if” scenarios in the heavyweight division. UFC 160 will feature a title fight and a potential #1 contender fight later this month. Although Cain Velasquez is a heavy favorite over challenger Antonio Silva, and Junior Dos Santos is equally favored over Mark Hunt, we know that nothing is certain when it comes to heavyweights. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 8, 2013 in Commentary/Opinion
Tags: Jake Shields
Question…is Jake Shields the most highly regarded fighter in the UFC you’d rather just see go away? Shields is like the second baseman who can’t hit at all, is an average fielder, but somehow wound up starting on a major league team. Why is he here? What does he bring to the table? No one seems to know.
Shields recently said he wanted to fight a top 5 welterweight in his next Read the rest of this entry »