Not every fight card matters. In this case, I don’t see anyone knocking at the doors of title contention no matter who walks away with the fight, knockout, or submission of the night honors. Yet sometimes that’s exactly what great fights are made of. I doubt Brandon “The Truth” Vera or Maricio “Shogun” Rua will be challenging Jonny “Bones” Jones anytime soon but rest assured, neither are thinking about playing it safe in this one. Both need
A post fight press conference highlight: Watch as Dana White transitions from passively listening to Matthew Riddle talk about why he wants to fight Dan Hardy, to completely changing his demeanor. “WOW, said Dana. “We are definitely making the Dan Hardy fight.” VIDEO COURTESY OF MMAFIGHTING AND THE UFC..
Here’s something I found fascinating: “If Barao beats Cruz in their inevitable title unification bought, Brazil will have more champions in their country than all the other champions combined.” I love the humility in the UFC. It was fully evident after UFC 149 failed to meet fan expectations. Dana White’s honest comments in the post-fight press conference, along with apologies from Saturday night’s main card fighters, really showed the heart of those
Tonight’s fights are important in MMA for three reasons. Watch as a heavyweight gate keeper welcomes a newcomer, top middle weight contenders vie for number one contendership, and two serious bantamweights fight for the interim belt and a guaranteed shot at the champ. …. VIDEO COURTESY OF THE UFC..
Former five time UFC Heavy Weight Champ Tim “The Maine-iac” Silva will face Strikeforce Grand Prix winner Daniel Cormier on September 29th. Sylvia recently signed a five fight contract with Strikeforce, according to MMA Junkie and MMA Fighting. He has been campaigning for a comeback fight in the UFC of late, even stating he would fight for free one time, just to see if he still had what it took
Dana White is going to reveal the next opponent for Anderson “The Spider” Silva, according to statements he made to Ariel Helwani in an interview recently posted at mmafighting.com. “I am very excited about the 185lb division, it’s all I’ve been talking about for the last four days,” said Dana. Since Anderson Silva finished Chael Sonnen at UFC 148, everyone and their mother has been throwing their hat in the ring
While perusing the proverbial shelves of youtube, I stumbled upon this interview on the Jason Ellis Show. It’s only in audio clip but trust me, it’s extremely entertaining. Former champ Forrest Griffin discusses his loss to Anderson Silva with a hilarious and yet bone chilling narrative. I’ve never heard such an honest and scary account of what it’s like to fight “The Spider” Anderson Silva. …. VIDEO COURTESY OF THE
Once professional athletes reach a certain level, weird questions begin to arise about their ability to satisfy certain expectations. Urijah “The California Kid” Faber is no exception these days. Since his dominant reign in the WEC he rocketed to stardom. His first fight with former UFC lightweight champ Jens “Lil Evil” Pulver was touted as the biggest Featherweight bout in MMA history at the time. I believe it still is
Did you know Lombard fought Brian Ebersole in 2008? That’s one of the names I recognized on an impressive list of knockouts and submissions among his current 24 fight win streak. Of course if Ebersole is one of the top ranked names on his list, that isn’t exactly impressive for someone who is considered in line for a title shot against Anderson “The Spider” Silva.
Strikeforce proves once again there is a strong MMA talent pool outside of the UFC. VIDEO COURTESY OF STRIKEFORCE..