Looking back on one of MMA's most skilled, beloved and controversial fighters
I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us.
- J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
We like to quantify greatness. We're not just interested in who is the "greatest of all time", we want to be able to count from #1 to #2 to #3. In combat sports, we count up wins and losses, weigh up methods of victory and strength of competition.
B.J. Penn was once in the conversation as one of the greatest i 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
[autotag]Chael Sonnen[/autotag] remained a fixture in the world of MMA news when the UFC and FOX released him on Monday following a second failed drug test. On Tuesday, UFC President Dana White spoke about the decision he and the UFC were faced with after learning of Sonnen's second failed test. more
One of the hottest free agents in MMA is not a man but a woman. That woman is former pro boxing champ and undefeated mixed martial artist Holly Holm.
Holm, who is 7-0, is currently mending a broken arm suffered in April. However, she should be ready to go in the coming months, and the UFC has been pursuing the WMMA star actively, Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting reports. In the event that the UFC does sign Holm, who should she debut against? Let's take a look at four possibilities for her eventua more
The biggest sports economist conference of the year just ended. Out of 70+ projects, sadly only one was on MMA. Paul Gift discusses his project on fight night bonus awards as well as some of the interesting work being done in other sports.
WARNING: Unlike other pieces where it's toned down, I don't hold back the nerd-speak today. You will see phrases like "rank-order competition," "non-linear compensation" and "optimum effort levels." Read at your own risk...but read anyway.
I love the end of Ju more
UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is excited to be back in the octagon and promises fans that his best is yet to come. After a year on the sidelines, Stefan Struve is back and excited to show fans that he ages like fine wine and gets better with the added years.
The longtime UFC heavyweight competitor has been away from the cage for an extended period of time dealing with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart, which means that he was only pumping about 70% of the necessary blood his body need more
After a big weekend of MMA, MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with guests Matt Serra, Ray Longo, Eddie Gordon, Chris Holdsworth and Jeff Cain all in studio.Filed under: News, UFC 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
At six feet tall, Pat Healy is used to being the big guy in the cage since dropping to lightweight from welterweight four years ago. more