Gilbert Melendez is facing UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis for that division's most prestigious title on Saturday. Melendez has long been a champion in other organizations or highly ranked in the UFC. Yet, his current position is one that didn't happen organically or by chance. It was a coordinated effort only made possible by contractual openings, the financial willingness and ability of another suitor, and perhaps most importantly, effective management. Let's quickly piece together the read news >>
September is a month for rebirth. It's for getting back to business. For remembering what really matters. It's been a pretty tough stretch lately for MMA fans. So how about we talk about some fights? With well over a dozen September events on tap across the MMA landscape, it's a busy 30 (now just 20) days. And the real fans have to stay on top of things. You must dig into the meat of the schedule. You have to know more than the next guy, or else you will find yourself too embarrassed to ever go read news >>
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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 read news >>
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A look back by the participants at one of the greatest trilogies in Strikeforce and mixed martial art's history - Gilbert Melendez versus Josh Thomson. During the Secret History of Strikeforce series (for the full series click here) readers may have noticed that there was only a brief mention of the Gilbert Melendez-Josh Thomson trilogy. A glaring ommission considering the fact that their meetings were not only so good that it was rated by Tim Burke as one of, if not the, best trilogy ever in mi read news >>
- 8 months ago
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Being a fight fan is a funny thing. As fans, our tools are two parts statistics, one part favoritism and the rest is faith. We are usually drawn to those fighters who are consistent and exciting; everyone loves a winner, but they love them even more when they win in exciting fashion. Predicting which fighter will be successful over the long haul has never been easy in a sport with so many ways to lose, but predicting who is going to lose is an endeavor most fans seem eager to participate in. Per read news >>
Tyson Nam is remembering the sequence as best he can.
The reality is, it all happened pretty fast. And when it was over, Nam tore out of the ring in Brazil and back to his locker room - with the home-country champion out cold on the canvas, not even awake enough yet to wonder what just happened.
But even if how Nam knocked out Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas is a little hazy, just because he barely had time to witness the quickness, the aftermath is starting to become pre read news >>
- 2 years ago
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At about 10 o'clock on Saturday night the depression started to settle in. If UFC 151 was still on, I told myself, the main event would probably be just about to start.
"So this is life without MMA," I thought. This is what happens when the UFC leaves us to our own devices on a Saturday night.
Of course, things could have been so much worse. Instead of being stuck at home with no MMA to watch, I could have been stuck in Las Vegas. Several people I'd talked to actually were.
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Jens Pulver talks about remembering the champion he once was and how much he is still capable of right now. read news >>
- 3 years ago
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Shawn Tompkins was not only one of the best trainers in the world of MMA, but he was loved by everyone in the MMA community. MMAWeekly Radio pays tribute to 'The Coach' with this special edition of the show.
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- 3 years ago
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Hard to believe, especially for those of us that new him well, but today marks five years since the death of MMAWeekly.com co-founder Ryan Bennett. UFC president Dana White spoke with us to remember Ryan. Read More >> read news >>