Mixed martial arts has transformed into one of the most highly contested sports in the world.
With countless numbers of disciplines and backgrounds, MMA incorporates an endless supply of talent, technique, skill and personality.
But just like any other athletic entity, the cream always rises to the top.
Whether it's natural power or blazing quickness, an iron chin or a voice for the masses, MMA's elite weapons of choice are truly a cut above the rest.
So what if we we're able to sift through the more
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey already owns a shiny belt and an Olympic bronze medal in Judo. Now she gets to add a fancy trophy to her shelf after taking the ESPY Award for 2014's Top Female Athlete. Rousey beat out 2014 Olympic gold medalist in Slalom Mikaela Shiffrin, University of Connecticut Guard Breanna Stewart and WNBA star Maya Moore. She earned the prize for her impressive run over the last 12 months, which has seen her take three dominant wins over Miesha Tate, Sara Mc more
From its earliest days, determining the best MMA fighter in the world has never been a particularly easy task. Even as Royce Gracie dominated the initial UFC tournaments in 1993 and 1994, challengers to his throne emerged overseas, his own brother Rickson at the front of the pack.
As the years have gone by and the sport has become more diverse—in size, technique and geography—winnowing a pool of hundreds down to one has become more and more difficult. How do you compare lightning-quick submissio more
As mixed martial arts has continued to evolve and develop, more and more athletes are taking cues from their counterparts in other sports and transforming their pursuit of greatness in the cage... more
This is likely going to ruffle a few feathers. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight contender Josh Thomson has never been shy to speak his mind ... even if it does draw the ire of his boss at times.
Staying true to character, Thomson recently told FOX Sports that the bigger guys who compete at Middleweights, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight are not true mixed martial artists (MMA) and are not as good as the guys who fight in lower weight classes.
No, really: "This is what I say -- w more
Ahead of his bout against Bobby Green at UFC on Fox 12, Josh Thomson shares his thoughts on the UFC's higher weight classes.
It's long been known that the smaller weight class fighters are generally more technical. They're better wrestlers, better kickboxers, and better grapplers, at least from a pure technique stanpoint. But, Josh Thomson is taking his rhetoric a step further in suggesting that fighters in the higher weight classes aren't even really competing as mixed martial artists. It came more
The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale (TUF 19 Finale) Date: July 6, 2014 Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center Location: Las Vegas TUF 19 Finale Articles TUF 19 Finale Videos TUF 19 Finale Fight Card Frankie Edgar (16-4-1) vs. BJ Penn (16-9-2) Justin Scoggins (9-0) vs. Dustin Ortiz (13-3) Derrick Lewis (10-2, 1 NC) vs. Guto Inocente [...] more
Former UFC champion, Georges St. Pierre publicly supports Canadian drug kingpin with letter of support.
Georges St. Pierre may be retired, but he's still making the media rounds pretty regularly and in ways that might not always be so positive. In today's GSP news, he is publicly backing "King of Pot" Jimmy Cournoyer, who happens to be awaiting sentencing here in the good ole US of A. Cournoyer pled guilty to trafficking in huge amounts of marijuana.
St. Pierre sent a letter of support for the d more
Didn’t have a chance to catch the 11th episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 19: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn” on FOX Sports 1? Check out a quick recap of what you missed.Filed under: News, UFC more