Posts From Gabe Keith

UFC 214 Preview: Predicting the 5 top fights

The return of Jon Jones meets the validation of Daniel Cormier. The legacy of both fighters is tied directly to the outcome of this fight. For Jones, winning back the belt he never lost will get him back on track after years of controversial drug tests and criminal convictions. DC has defeated everyone in the light heavyweight division, except the man who beat him. If he can win on July

Believe Conor McGregor When He Says Floyd Mayweather Jr’s Next

Everyone is waiting to see what McGregor’s fists will accomplish next. The man himself created the global fascination involving a young Irishman, standing in the center of cage, wearing shorts and two four-ounce leather gloves. He hasn’t wasted time monetizing the phenomenon either since he began headlining shows for the UFC in only his second fight with the promotion. Before becoming remotely close in every true fight fan’s mind as a

The UFC Octagon is a symbol of accepting the winner and loser in all of us

I say the Octagon and not the cage because it all started with the UFC and it will end with the UFC. It doesn’t matter the lies we tell ourselves, because our love affair with the sport lives and dies with the premier organization in the world. Bellator is irrelevant. World Series of Fighting is irrelevant. Point of fact it is a similar set of polarized emotional plot points that

Can a TRT free Dan Henderson defeat Daniel Cormier at UFC 175?

Now this fight hasn’t been made official yet but it feels solid. To be blunt though, Dan Henderson will probably not win. Regardless of TRT use, Henderson is just too far past his prime to contend with the new breed of fighters at 205. Then again, Daniel Cormier has yet to face a ranked opponent at 205 so regardless of the possible disparity in skill sets at this point, this fight

UFC 171 in review: Three brutal ordeals at 170lb’s and one champion crowned

The crowd chanted evenly in unison, “KNEEE, KNEEE, KNEEEE,” as Robbie Lawler stumbled backwards with his hands firmly clasped around Johny Hendricks’s neck as he relentlessly pulled the number one contender in the welterweight division backwards with the crowd chanting for what they felt was necessary in knees to the face, and then Hendricks head popped up as he disengaged from the clinch, and a moment of surreal awareness of

Tyron Woodley may shock the world at UFC 171

Looking at his thundering highlight record, his deadly build, or his cold and calculated demeanor at all times, Tyron Woodley may have talked his way in to a fight against Carlos Condit in the main event at UFC 171 tomorrow night, according to UFC Pres Dana White, but only if you believe words stand on their own merit, and don’t merely proclaim the arrival of something ferocious. Woodley suffered his

Can old school fighters win UFC titles in 2014?

Can Robbie Lawler be the first to pull it off at UFC 171, because that’s exactly what will happen if he defeats Johny Hendricks in the main event for the right to hold the title of UFC welterweight champion? Hendricks is gonna win by knockout. Of course I echoed identical sentiments when Josh Koscheck and Rory MacDonald stepped in to the cage across from him and was wrong both times. I

Beyond the Cage Podcast discusses UFC 171 and more

Beyond the Cage is back with a jam packed five round show. This week on Beyond the Cage, Jim & The ‘Juice’ dive into the top headlines from this past week in MMA including Cat Zingano‘s return, Best of WEC TV series and recap episodes 7 & 8 of TUF Nations. All of this is featured inside of Round 1. They also talk Bellator 111 with Chuck Grace of MMAInsider.Net with

UFC champ Jon Jones doesn’t want Alexander Gustafsson next and it makes sense

After watching Alexander Gustafsson blast through a tough undefeated knock out artist in Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night in London on Saturday, Jon Jones echoed his previously imparted sentiment on how he believes the light heavyweight division should conduct business moving forward. “Why not give the winner of Alexander and DC the winner of myself and Glover??” ~ Jon Jones (@JonnyBones) The young but experienced champion doesn’t hold the