Very rarely does a fight come together via honest divisional math that has as much heat and validity as Jon Jones versus Daniel Cormier.
That isn’t to say that there haven’t been some very lucrative bad-blood matches in the UFC to date. The company delivered the first bout between Ken Shamrock and Tito Ortiz way back at UFC 40 in addition to giving us Quinton “Rampage” Jackson versus Rashad Evans at UFC 114.
But neither one of those bouts had the level of legitimacy of Jones-Cormier. For his fir read news >>
UFC 178 has the unique distinction of having a championship fight and main event, that, at best, is the fifth on the list of the fights the public will most care about on the show. Given that, it creates some interesting questions regarding both match order and preshow promotion, because the usual tradition of building around and emphasizing the title fight will pay minimal dividends.
With the signing of Eddie Alvarez and his debut fight with Donald Cerrone, UFC 178 will be a unique event, both read news >>
Let's hope it doesn't come to that, because I'd like to see what he can do for an encore. "I could literally die tomorrow and have no regrets and feel absolutely fulfilled with what I have accomplished in my life time. It hasn't sunk in yet... but I am just feeling a wave of relief knowing I fulfilled my promise to myself and in doing so apparently was able to make UFC history in the process. This is the greatest end to the documentary we have been filming. I can't imagine any better way to show read news >>
Ben Saunders hadn’t set foot inside the Octagon since 2010, but on Saturday at UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. Dos Anjos” the Bellator MMA veteran returned in historic fashion, finishing Chris Heatherly via omoplata in the first round. read news >>
As the most successful surfer in history, Kelly Slater knows a thing or two about competition. He also knows a thing or two about MMA.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
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The epic finals to the most epic one-night tournament in UFC history, plus Scott Ferrozzo thinks he is Ric Flair and Dan Severn hype packages (yes, plural). Plus, what is next for the UFC and the OSMMA series? read news >>
For even top-flight mixed martial artists, the overwhelming anxiety that accompanies a typical walk to a ring, cage or Octagon can prove mortifying.
Over the course of the sport's history, however, a handful of ballsy and imaginative figures have emerged to transform the sometimes daunting pre-fight ritual into a captivating spectacle.
These men have emulated their favorite pro wrestling and boxing heroes, using choreographed routines and extravagant attire to prime the crowd before the bell.
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For the first time in our show's two-year history, The MMA Beat will air live today. The show will kick off at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT. Panelists Chuck Mindenhall, Luke Thomas and Jeff Wagenheim will discuss this week's MMA headlines.
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Bobby Green and Jorge Masvidal have history, and Green is anxious to get into the cage for a scheduled meeting at UFC 178. But he’s also got his eye on another lightweight standout: Norman Parke.Filed under: MMA Rumors, MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>
The notion of making dream MMA matchups come to fruition has long mesmerized fans, and unlike the current direction of boxing, MMA enthusiasts can expect superfights to materialize more regularly in the coming years.
The definition may vary, but the allure of the superfight has always remained the same: It answers a long-debated question by pitting two elite fighters in close weight proximity on a grand stage.
This summer, the UFC wasted little time making its follow-up superfight to Frankie Edg read news >>
Davie explains the infamous Severn VS Shamrock 2 fight, and how Olympic gold-medalist Mark Schultz, fought at the same event and why he never fought again. Plus, his thoughts on Women's MMA and if Dana White is good for the UFC or not. read news >>