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The Timid UFC Welterweight Division has a new Threat: Enter the Erik Silva Era

A recent trend in the UFC has seen fighters wait for title shots over taking fights to stay active. These days the welterweight division stands out among the others. A small handful of fighters are content to wait for UFC Welterweight Champ George St. Pierre to recover from his injury. Even the interim welterweight champion, Carlos Conditt, is going to wait as opposed to defending his nice piece of metal. I

An Exclusive Interview with Jacob “Christmas” Volkmann

Recently, I was volunteering for a marathon at Fort Snelling when I saw UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann get out of his car with his three kids near the checkpoint that I was assigned to. I couldn’t believe my luck running into a fighter who had just had a five fight win streak snapped at UFC 146 to Paul Sass. He didn’t seem bothered as I approached him. In fact, he

A Night of Upsets on TUF Finale

Saturday night ruined all my predictions. I was positive that Jake Ellenberger would win a dominant decision over Martin Kampann, Matt Sera’s protégé in Al Iaquinta would become the next Ultimate Fighting Champion and the TUF 12 winner Jonathan Brookins would break his losing streak in the big show. Don’t worry folks I don’t plan on retiring anytime soon, just don’t bet on any of my fight predictions until I

UFC 147 Receives a Face Lift

Franklin and Silva at the weigh-in’s  for UFC 99 – Courtesy of mixedmartialarts.wikia.com – click for source UFC 147 will take place on June 23, 2012 in Belo Horzionate, Brazil. A lot of changes to the fight card and venue have occurred since the initial announcement.  At first the event was scheduled to go down in Rio, Brazil but that was changed since there was a UN conference taking place in the city on the same

MMA Fighter Loses his Lunch in the Cage

Here’s a fun video of an MMA fighter who after winning his fight starts puking as the referee raises his hand. In my opinion this is an ingenious, albeit unfortunate marketing tool. Many people who didn’t know Eder Jones who fights under the  Minotauro Team out of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, will definitely know him now.

Top Contenders Will Battle This Friday in TUF Finale

Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger will be given the opportunity to strengthen his claim as the number one contender in the UFC’s welter weight division this Friday when he faces off with Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann.  The other top contenders in the division who will probably be watching this fight closer than anyone else are Rory MacDonald and Johny Hendricks. In my opinion, they should be cheering for Kampann, because a

Brock Lesnar May be Back

Brock was at the fights at UFC 146. He sat in his seat and looked to be enjoying himself in the guarded yet genuine way he usually appears in public. Sitting in a bar with friends we couldn’t help but speculate whether he was watching the fights as a fan or gauging the depth and talent level of the heavy weight division or even more importantly, contemplating a comeback. Ariel

UFC 146: The FX Undercard Aftermath

Saturday night’s fights eclipsed my wildest imagination. There were spectacular finishes, wars of attrition, come from behind wins, and a heartwarming rise of an underdog who once ruled his division and had fallen from grace in recent times. Believe it or not, so far I’ve only mentioned how I felt about the undercard. I’m aware these types of sentiments sound cheesy but only to those who missed out on UFC

After Handling Barnett with Ease, Cormier Should Consider Light Heavyweight Move

Daniel Cormier won the Heavy Weight Grand Prix title in dominant fashion last Saturday night. In a sport that is always looking ahead the question is already being asked in every major MMA media outlet, what is next for Cormier? Both Barnett and Cormier are the only fighters from the heavyweight division left in Strikeforce (SF) since Zuffa sent the heavyweights to the UFC last year. They each have one

Despite Injuries and a Failed Drug Test, the Best Heavy Weights in MMA are set to Collide: Part 2

  The entire main card of UFC 146 will feature heavy weights. For those that don’t know where Alistair Overeem is on Saturday’s fight card, well a random drug test found a testosterone / epitestosterone level of 14-1 ratio in his system. The average human has a 1-1 ratio and athletic commissions only allow 6-1. Once this happened the fighters had to adjust since Frank Mir was pulled from his