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 >>
Traditionally, superfights are discussed in terms of dueling champions from separate weight classes, and, like all things with loose interpretations, people tend to get all freaking argumentative about it. Not so long ago, the superest superfight conceivable was UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, a couple of surhumans. With the onset of age and vulnerability -- as well as the reluctance of St-Pierre to bolt 170 -- "super" transferred to Silva an read news >>
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On his first day on the job as Bellator president, Scott Coker didn't have a lot of answers, but he did provide some hints as to his mentality and changes that could be expected in what he called Bellator 2.0. If you're looking to know how Bellator's direction will be changing with former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker replacing Bjorn Rebney at the helm, the answer, like Scott Coker is prone to saying, is that it's up for discussion and we'll be better equipped to answer that question in a few week read news >>
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Fans love to discuss superfights between UFC champions, and one of the biggest fights out there is 205-pound champion Jon Jones vs. heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
In a Q-and-A session last winter, one attended by MMA Digest, Jones stated that he wants the superfight against Velasquez.
There is little doubt that the fight would draw significant interest, but the fight is not close to happening. Both competitors have several challengers waiting for them throughout 2014 and into next year.
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The UFC’s most sizable champs have their hands full and won’t be fighting each other any time soon, according to UFC President Dana White.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Cain Velasquez, Jon Jones, UFC 180 read news >>
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It appears that superfights will have to wait for newly minted UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, who today underwent an MRI to assess a knee injury he suffered before taking the title from Benson Henderson. read news >>
BOSTON – Urijah Faber may be talking about superfights a little bit here and there, but make no mistake – it's still the bantamweight title he wants. read news >>
While issues of superfights, moving weight classes, and the like, constantly skirt around the edges, UFC champ Jon Jones is laser-focused on Alexander Gustafsson and taking sole possession of UFC record. read news >>
When it comes to fights that UFC fighters want to see, they're not unlike the ones most fans want to see. read news >>
Following his finish of John Moraga at UFC on Fox 8 on Saturday night, Demetrious Johnson is already looking forward to his next in-cage appearance. read news >>