It's hard to know where to start and where to end with topics for this week's chat.
There's the scintillating win by Chris Weidman over Lyoto Machida, B.J. Penn's horrible final fight, what's next for Frankie Edgar, what's next for Ronda Rousey, winners and losers from both events, poor or at least suspect judging, Stefan Struve's future and everything else you could possibly imagine.
Oh, and UFC 176 was cancelled, too.
There's a lot going on, so join me today to discuss all of this and more. In more
It's not too difficult to figure out what we'll be discussing this time, is it?
On the good side of things, the UFC is staging UFC 175 this weekend, which includes not one, but two title fights. That means it includes top flight fighters, so you know I'm happy. UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will look to get past former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida while UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey faces her next challenge in Alexis Davis.
There is also The Ultimate Fi more
There isn't merely one, but two UFC events this week. First up on the docket is tonight's UFC Fight Night 45, an event held in Atlantic City, New Jersey that is headlined by a lightweight clash between two absolute go-getters in Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller.
On Saturday, the UFC moves to Dublin, Ireland for the return of featherweight phenom Conor McGregor. Can he get past Diego Brandao? Is he really the future of the division? On one level or another, we're going to get some answers.
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After yesterday's Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) hearing involving Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen, what isn't there to say? Did the punishments fit the crime? What message did the NAC really send, if any, at all? Were you surprised the UFC announced Belfort vs. Chris Weidman for UFC 181 minutes after the conclusion of Belfort's portion of the hearing?
We'll break down all angles of whatever the hell that was yesterday.
Of course, there was also monumental news announced this week unrelated to more
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UFC Fight Night 43: "Te Huna vs. Marquardt" results live online: UFC returns to Fight Pass dark and early today (Sat., June 28, 2014), featuring a five-round Middleweight main event between James Te Huna vs. Nate Marquardt from The Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. MMAmania.com will deliver bell-to-bell results coverage of UFC Fight Night 43 online LIVE all weekend long, including latest fight updates, fight recaps, video highlights, winners, losers, press conference streams and all the oth more
With UFC Fight Night 43: "Te Huna vs. Marquardt" coming to a close earlier this morning (Sat., June 28, 2014) -- and the Middleweight main event match between James Te Huna vs. Nate Marquardt closing another Fight Pass-only show -- check out the LIVE post-fight press conference video stream below from Auckland, New Zealand, featuring all the important mixed martial arts (MMA) players. more
UFC Fight Night 43: Complete recap of today's (Sat., June 28, 2014) James Te Huna vs. Nate Marquardt-led main card mixed martial arts (MMA) action that featured four bouts across four weight classes, airing live on "Fight Pass." Who won? Who lost? Who got KTFO and submitted? Get the complete UFC Fight Night 43 results recap for the main card action below.
No sleep 'til ... San Antonio.
While some of you were snoring to the heavens while being elbowed in the ribcage repeatedly by your annoyed sig more
UFC Fight Night 43 hit your screens courtesy of UFC Fight Pass early on Saturday, and the card was not looking good on paper. Luckily, fights aren't fought on paper. It was a very fun event with several exciting clashes. In the main event, Nate Marquardt looked like his old self in a complete thrashing of James Te Huna.
It all started with a knee that dropped Te Huna. Marquardt took top position and laid in some good ground-and-pound, but Te Huna was able to survive and get to his feet. Te Huna more