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McGregor Diaz UFC 196 WHO YOU GOT???

Here we go — the UFC has picked Nate Diaz to fight Conor McGregor in the main event at UFC 196. It’s going to be a 5-round WW fight. Both of these guys are known for their trash talk — both outside and inside the cage — so I think that won’t be a factor. Nate has the edge in reach, Conor has the speed advantage… who will win?

Around the world of MMA: December 29-January 2

Christmas has come and gone and now 2015 is coming to a close. With that here are the previews for New Years: Reviews: UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 The UFC hosted the last event of the year at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on December 19th on Fox: Lightweight Rafael dos Anjos (c) def. Donald Cerrone TKO (body kick and punches) 1 1:06 Heavyweight Alistair Overeem

Around the World of MMA: December 18-19

There were three events over the weekend of significance and more to come this weekend. With that here they are: Reviews: UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor The UFC capped off it’s busiest week with a fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12th on PPV: Featherweight Conor McGregor (ic) def. José Aldo (c) KO (punches) 1 0:13 Middleweight Luke Rockhold def. Chris Weidman (c) TKO (punches) 4 3:12

Best of 2014 series: Top 10 MMA upsets of the year

2014 was an interesting year when it came to upsets. While the greatest of all time was not upset, there was certainly an upset this year that was comparable. Looking back things could have gone a completely different way. Please note that TUF exhibition matches are eligible for this category. Again these matches were voted on by the writers here at MMA Freak and because of the varied opinions, there

Are MMA athletes being CM Punked?

It’s not often I agree with any of the Diaz brothers but I fully support Nate’s opinion on the UFC’s decision to sign former WWE star CM Punk.  In an interview with Ariel Helwani ahead of his recent fight with Rafael Dos Anjos Nate was very passionate in his response about the fact the UFC are basically giving an amateur fighter a chance to compete in the world’s premier MMA

Around the world of MMA: December 12-13

Time for another weekend of back to back UFC fights except both of them will be televised. Here are the reviews and previews of the week: Reviews: UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II  Welterweight Robbie Lawler def. Johny Hendricks (c) Decision (split) Lightweight Anthony Pettis (c) def. Gilbert Melendez Submission (guillotine choke) Heavyweight Travis Browne def. Brendan Schaub TKO (punches) Heavyweight Todd Duffee def. Anthony Hamilton KO (punch) Lightweight Tony

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 7 – Risk It All

A rift has appeared within Team Melendez as Heather Jo Clark and Lisa Ellis has began to associate more with Team Pettis in the house and due to injuries sit out during practice sessions. Angela Magana and Emily Kagan bring up the matter with head coach Gilbert Melendez who acknowledges that if everyone was healthy and on the mat things might be different. In the meantime the remaining five members refer to themselves as the “Scrapettes”. This comes from the

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 Special: Top 10 Hispanics of the past year

Technically National Hispanic Heritage Month is over but that doesn’t mean that the Hispanic fighters in MMA can’t still be honored. This list will have all the major Hispanics in MMA that have had success on the main stage. With that here we go with the top 10 of the past year: 10) Yair Rodriguez Yair Rodriguez is a member of the inaugural task of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America for Team Mexico.

Comparing Ronda Rousey to the Diaz brothers

Ronda Rousey and the Diaz brothers are probably some of the most controversial athletes in the MMA industry, if not some of the most popular. Their antics are somewhat comparable in that they all act out at times and also have a tendency to talk before they can think. However, there are some fundamental differences between the Diaz’s and Rousey despite the fact that they are often associated with each