From Yahoo Sports: Five years ago, Irishman Tom Egan brought a new level of excitement to Dublin, helping to pave the way for promising UFC fighter Conor McGregor. more
With the events of UFC 175, the finale of season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter and UFC Fight Night McGregor vs. Brandao now behind us, it seems a good time to look back upon the sport as it was a decade ago.
The year is 2004 and the sport has seen some changes of late. Tito Ortiz is no longer the champion of note at 205, and Randy Couture looks like the second coming of Henry Armstrong, partnered perhaps with James J. Braddock.
Outside of the world of MMA, Shrek 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of more
For the second time in nearly three years, UFC veteran Matt Hamill has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. more
With three major shows in two days, it was a weekend of both the happy and the sad watching fights. Reality struck Nick Newell and B.J. Penn, Chris Weidman was tested like never before, and Ronda Rousey showed that her ability may have exceeded her hype.
Emotions ran the gamut the past few days in what was the biggest weekend of the year for MMA in the United States. We got one of the fastest championship fights in UFC history followed immediately by one of the year's best fights on Saturday. Bu more
According to Georges St-Pierre, MMA needs Olympic style drug testing which should be done by "an independent organization that doesn't have affiliations with the money" of these promotions. more
One of MMA’s biggest superstars, Ronda Rousey, boasts top-level judo as one of her strongest core skills. Yet in France, one of Europe’s lone holdouts standing against MMA, it’s judo helping to block the UFC from coming into the country.Filed under: (...) more
Conor McGregor's homecoming fight in Dublin this weekend has created a buzz amongst MMA fans. But it's not just the diehards who are sitting up and taking notice.
Say what you want about Conor McGregor, but he's creating interest. Selling out the O2 Arena in Dublin in less than an hour may have been an indication that he might not be a star in the making but a superstar already. And now, he's drawing mainstream media coverage for MMA in the United Kingdom, furthering the idea that he has the pot more
Last week, the fifth anniversary of the high point of MMA in the United States came and went, without all that much fanfare.
July 11 marked the anniversary of UFC 100, a show that at the time felt like a significant step in a long journey.Today, it might be even more significant. It may not have been a new level in a long journey. It may have been the peak moment of the trip.
UFC has promoted a number of big fights and big shows over the last five years. But nothing they’ve done has reached even more
At ONE FC 19 in Dubai on August 29, 2014 Ann Osman steps in for an injured Irina Mazepa to face champion boxer Ana Julaton. more