The UFC is a dangerous place.
It's a proving ground for the toughest, most skilled martial artists on Earth. If you're not one of the 500 baddest dudes (or dudettes) on the globe, you probably have no business being there.
A direct result of that is that there are no nights off. While some leagues or sports may boast that, it is very much a reality in the UFC. When you enter the cage, the individual across from you has all the tools required to break your jaw or separate you from your senses.
The UFC is coming off an immensely successful week, as UFC Fight Night 45 and 46 were able to capture fans' attention and deliver great fights. However, we must now look forward to the upcoming weekend.
UFC on Fox 12 is set to take place Saturday night in San Jose, California. The card is to be headlined by a welterweight showdown between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown, with the winner earning a title shot at Johny Hendricks.
There are a number of reasons why you shouldn't miss this event. It shou more
It looks like the UFC is trimming the fat on its bulking roster.
At least that's according to a report from Bloody Elbow's Mookie Alexander about some fighters being removed from the UFC's roster page. Fans should note the disclaimer that BE shared before considering this as a fact, but there are some notable names on the list of recent cuts.
Chief among them has to be former Ultimate Fighter winner Colton Smith. He defeated Mike Ricci in the finals to claim TUF crown but will likely go down as more
Pay-per-view numbers are down, the UFC is struggling to find a slew of stars to promote and interest seems to be waning. Yet, UFC president Dana White wants everyone to know that business is still booming.
Speaking to Yahoo Sports'Kevin Iole (h/t Bloody Elbow's Brent Brookhouse), White let everyone know that the UFC is chugging along and is bigger and better than ever before. This business has never been bigger and never been crazier. ... I hear all this [expletive] about the Fight Pass cards, b more
The UFC is home to top Mixed Martial Arts fighters from a range of disciplines. Champion wrestlers, BJJ players, and submission stylists line up alongside karate masters and Muay Thai experts. The top grapplers get to test themselves in other competitions such as ADCC and the BJJ World's, but what about the strikers? Here, Bloody Elbow and Liverkick imagine what would happen if the top UFC strikers were allowed to take fights in GLORY.
Having grown up in the days when Japanese MMA was more than more
From Yahoo Sports: The UFC is currently in a state of transition because many of its former attractions are sidelined for various reasons. more
At this point, it’s no secret that UFC lightweight Nate Diaz is unhappy with the pay structure of his current UFC contract, but he lacks any negotiating leverage. more
The UFC is rapidly expanding and putting on more and more shows, and the increased number of events means an increase in roster size.This week, the UFC returns to network TV with UFC on Fox 12. Headlined by Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown, the event promises to be big time.
However, apart from the big names, there are some fresh faces on the card. In fact, there are over a dozen men set to start their journey with the UFC.There are seven fighters who are making their official UFC debuts this week. more
If there was ever any question that holding out can be good for the career of a mixed martial artist, look no further than the story of Nick Diaz for the answer.
Diaz, 30, signed a three-fight contract extension with the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Thursday. The signing was announced by UFC president Dana White on Twitter, and it was followed swiftly by a full-on media assault from the UFC headquarters:
Here is a photo of Nick with White and Lorenzo Fertitta! Here is a photo of Nick signin more