For years, light heavyweight has been the UFC's marquee division. While there is a certain cache in being the heavyweight champion of the world, with due respect to the likes of Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski, this was the division that mattered most.
Frank Shamrock got the stone rolling nicely with a memorable dark-ages reign. But it was Tito Ortiz who brought the sport into the light, dominating in the cage and becoming the first star of the Zuffa era. His were enormous shoes to fill, but Chuc more
While David Branch didn’t waste much time in dispatching Jesse Taylor for the inaugural WSOF middleweight title, he would like to pause his career to heal from his preparation. Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, WSOF more
Georges St-Pierre is the former UFC welterweight champion and is one of the most dominant champions in UFC history. St-Pierre has held the title twice and defended it a total of nine times.
After a decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November 2013, St-Pierre decided to take "an indefinite hiatus" and vacated his welterweight title.
During his time on hiatus, he managed to tear his ACL for a second time, although on a different leg than his first ACL tear.
An injury like that may more
Approaching 44 years of age, don't expect the TRT ban and a crushing loss stop Dan Henderson from continuing his career.
If we're being frank - Dan Henderson was completely demolished by Daniel Cormier at UFC 173. Coming off his 3rd round knockout of Mauricio Rua, Henderson fought Cormier in Vegas, sans TRT, having weighed in at 199 lbs the day before their fight, and was beaten pillar to post before the rear-naked choke in the 3rd round put him to sleep.
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Dan Henderson will return to the middleweight division.
Following a one-sided loss to Dan Cormier at UFC 173, "Hendo" has decided to cut down to 185 pounds for his next UFC bout, Henderson’s muay thai coach Daniel Woirin told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday.
Henderson, who weighed in at 199 pounds for his light heavyweight bout with Cormier in May, won only two of his six fights since returning to the UFC as a light heavyweight in 2011. Both wins came against former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
Head coach Ray Longo discusses his busy July 4 weekend with Chris Weidman defending his middleweight title against Lyoto Machida and Eddie Gordon fighting for The Ultimate Fighter 19 contract. more
Over the years, so many fighters, trainers, and coaches have predicted knockouts in upcoming fights that such proclamations tend to go in one ear and out the other.
When Ray Longo says someone will end up looking up at the lights, though, you listen.
The New York-based trainer called the shot before his fighter, Chris Weidman, knocked out Anderson Silva to claim the UFC middleweight title last year. And he prepared Matt Serra for what many still regard as the biggest upset in UFC history, Matt S more
Gods of War adds possibly the best defensive boxer of all time. Perhaps nobody embodies the famous boxing idiom coined by Muhammad Ali of "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" than Pernell Whitaker. Able to float across the canvas and evade punches with amazing ease, Whitaker had the uncanny ability to suddenly sit on a cross and punish frustrated opponents. Hailed as one of, if not the, best defensive boxer ever, Whitaker combined work ethic, technical brilliance, and more than a bit of st more
There are six title fights currently scheduled between now and the end of the year. That's six fighters who have a chance to achieve the ultimate goal of being a UFC champion.
Unlucky for them, there are far more than six fighters who have a shot at being champions by the end of the year.
There are No. 1 contender matches scheduled, top-level fighters waiting for an opportunity to fight, and others who are waiting on the sidelines for their chance to fight for the title.
Everyone in the UFC want more