But is banging it out with "The Phenom" the smartest thing to do? To the mixed martial arts (MMA) analyst, as well as any fan of the sport, hardcore or novice, the general consensus is that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Chris Weidman's best chance to retain his title against Vitor Belfort is to avoid a stand-up battle.
Lyoto Machida, on the other hand, doesn't seem to think that's necessarily the case.
Speaking to MMA Fighting, "The Dragon" says there is no denying h read news >>
If anyone knows just how good Chris Weidman is, it's Lyoto Machida.
The former light heavyweight champion went toe-to-toe with the current middleweight champion for 25 minutes and came up on the losing end. Weidman, whose pedigree is that of a wrestler, got the better of Machida in all aspects of the striking game. Machida was apparently so impressed with Weidman's offensive, he thinks the champ can stand and trade with one of the scariest strikers on the planet in Vitor Belfort. When asked if W read news >>
Don't expect "The Eagle" to fly -- even if you buy -- following a UFC event.
No love for Beermania?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is currently rehabbing a knee injury that is likely to keep him sidelined until 2015. But don't expect him to be sipping any of grandpa's old cough medicine on the road to recovery.
Or ever, for that matter, according to his conversation with ProSports.ru (via Low Kick): "There are fighters in America who can drink on F read news >>
With positive tests becoming far too frequent in the last few months, and the contradiction of Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen, a very public harder line on positive tests needs to be taken. Gushing over celebrity fighters who test positive should be out. Getting rid of repeat offenders should be in. The story that never ends had its latest chapter on Wednesday when Kevin Casey and Robert Drysdale -- both who fought during the UFC's International Fight Week in early July -- failed the IQ version read news >>
Fighters do everything they can to stand out from the pack.
Whether it's a highlight-reel finish or a war of attrition, they often exceed expectations to fulfill undiscovered potential.
But in today's sport, when ratings and green paper with faces on it rule the blood and sweat-drenched canvas, making it big can only equate to headlining.
Until a fighter commands that top billing, well, he hasn't made it.
There are obviously some exceptions to this rule, but for the sake of the overwhelming tale read news >>
As a Russian fighter making his living in a foreign land, Andrey Koreshkov knows what to expect when he steps into the cage. And he’d like more of it, please.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>
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Diego Brandao will try to sneak into Mr. McGregor's garden this weekend on Fight Pass. But will he escape Dublin with his jacket and shoes? That could depend on the man behind the myth, as we'll soon discover if there's more to the "Notorious" story ... or less.
So ... who is Conor McGregor?
We're about to find out this Saturday night (July 16, 2014) when the "Notorious" featherweight returns to the fight game after nearly a year on the sidelines. In his absence, he's been doing a lot of talking read news >>
Examining Rick Story’s UFC career thus far, two attributes that stand out are his toughness and his ability to go hard against top-level foes. read news >>
As the UFC’s schedule continues to fill with fight after fight, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for fighters to stand out from the pack. So what’s the best way to get it done?Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Watch the video replay of The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale post-fight press conference which took place following the event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Sunday. read news >>
Today's mixed martial arts takes a certain kind of individual to stand out and succeed.
No longer does one elite discipline supersede the rest. No longer does one attribute dictate perennial greatness.
Instead, fighters need to be equipped from head to toe. This includes their ability to work the mic.
While nobody in the near future is going to match the overall precision on the mic that the likes of Chael Sonnen did, that doesn't mean they can't make progress.
Here are five fighters who can wal read news >>