Kid Nate discusses PED issues and the UFC PPV schedule failings in this brand new Journo To Journo segment.
It's been a while since El Jefe, Kid Nate has done a Journo To Journo segment, so we got together a few days ago to discuss some current affairs, namely the PED situation in the UFC and the issues with a lack of star power that has led to whole card cancellations. Here's just a small portion of what was covered:
UFC 176 Cancellation
I don't know that it doesn't bode well for the UFC, but i more
Nick Diaz is back in the UFC and he sat down with UFC.com for an exclusive interview. Hear him talk about a potential fight with Anderson Silva, how he got into fighting and much more. more
A big drop for the UFC and Fox Sports 1 in the ratings department as Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens (and the supporting cast) were unable to pull in significant viewing numbers
Last week was the first ever headlining spot for Cub Swanson and just the second for Jeremy Stephens. Swanson took an entertaining unanimous decision over Stephens in San Antonio to earn (likely) a title shot against the Jose Aldo/Chad Mendes winner. Unfortunately for Cub, his main event debut did not produce good rating more
The first ever Welterweight (then called Lightweight) champ of the UFC and one of the game's most successful coaches has finally been inducted into the HOF. more
Talita Nogueira was the 2013 Female Fighter of the Year at the Brazilian MMA Awards, and she wants to continue to prove her talent inside the Octagon in 2014.
A multiple-time jiu-jitsu world champion, "Treta" is in talks with the UFC and hopes to sign a deal with the promotion after racking up a perfect 6-0 record with four submissions and a pair of knockout victories.
"My manager is talking to Sean Shelby and the UFC, that’s why I’m staying in shape and training hard already," Nogueira told MMA more
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is No. 9 in the UFC's official pound-for-pound rankings, but apparently that isn't good enough for her head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan. Speaking as a guest on Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour last week (h/t MMA Fighting), Tarverdyan made the bold proclamation that the "Rowdy" one has proved she deserves to be ranked in elite territory with any male counterpart: "Top three, for sure. Top three, yes," he said when asked where Rousey ranks among active fight more
Top welterweight prospect Gunnar Nelson took on Zak Cummings in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao in Dublin, Ireland.
The last time Zak Cummings fought in the UFC, he ended the undefeated streak of Yan Cabral. Tonight in Dublin, Ireland he had the chance to do that again versus Icelandic standout and grappling wizard Gunnar Nelson in the night's co-main event.
In round 1, the two combatants spent their time largely in a striking battle. Nelson, placed in his usual karate more
Conor McGregor wants to jump the line in the UFC featherweight division. As you might expect in a case like this, that's not going to happen without a fight.
Before, during and after McGregor's stirring first-round TKO of Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin Saturday, a new and very dangerous challenger revealed himself to the Irish sensation: young up-and-comer Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier.
On Monday, Poirier took his challenge to a new level, crushing McGregor's UFC bona fides down th more
Robbie Lawler has put in almost 13 full rounds against top-10 opposition in the past four months.
In 2014, mind you This isn't the prehistoric days of MMA, when SEG would take pretty much anyone in on off the street and let them fight in the UFC.
No, this is 2014, when all the opponents are killers. And Lawler has put in more rounds against ranked opposition, sluggers one and all, over the span of 133 days, than your typical top-tier fighter will fight in a year and a half.
If that doesn't tell more