Tag "Top Contenders"

Luke Rockhold: Pretender or Contender?

The Current Strikeforce middleweight champion was scheduled to fight on Strikeforce’s last card (twice). Now he claims he was never scheduled to fight on the Strikeforce card dubbed “Champions”. This is the biggest misconception and mma fans should be mad at the guy who sherdog ranks 9th overall in the middleweight rankings. Rockhold was expected to face challenger Lorenz Larkin at Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir on November 3, 2012 in

Nate Diaz breaks down his fight with Benson Henderson

Nate Diaz has fought his way to the top of the light weight division and will face his biggest test to date against UFC light weight champ Benson Henderson on December 8th at the UFC on FOX. Bendo is currently undefeated in his UFC career. With other big match-ups on the fight card as well, this will easily be the biggest free event to date since the beginning of the sport almost

Is Anderson Silva or Johny Hendricks next for GSP?

Last night GSP successfully defended his title for the first time in a while against Carlos Condit at UFC 154. Of course it wasn’t exactly an easy accomplishment for the champ since he accrued more damage in this fight than he has become accustomed to in his recent title defenses. “I found the fire back, I had a lot of fun,” said GSP at the post fight presser. “This time in the

Top 10 UFC Fighters From The WEC…Plus More

Alright fans, this is what you all have been waiting for. I have always been a huge mma fan and am a big admirer of almost all of the mma organizations in the world. I am one of the biggest WEC (World of Extreme Cage Fighting) fans as well, and still miss it now a days even though half of the fighters are fighting for the UFC. A lot of

Alistair Overeem must appear at NSAC meeting to be relicensed for UFC 156

Alistair Overeem made his UFC debut back in December 2011 against Brock Lesnar and has long been at the center of controversy regarding performance-enhancing drug use accusations since then.  He was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier this year when a a pre-UFC 146 drug test was flagged for a 14-to-1 testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio, more than twice the 6-to-1 ratio allowed by the commission. Rumors have it that

Nike inks UFC champion Junior Dos Santos to endorsement deal

Sponsorships have been flying around as of late and UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos is the latest to land a great deal. Dos Santos is the newest Nike-sponsored athlete. UFC Brasil recently inked the Brazilian fighter to an endorsement deal, SporTV.com confirmed with the global-sports giant. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dos Santos joins UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the Nike

The UFC in 2013: Who can challenge Anderson Silva and will it be Michael Bisping or Chris Weidman?

The middle weight division has been known for the last couple of years as a train station filled with top contenders. Every day more arrive, and as quickly as Anderson Silva (33-4) checks their tickets, they leave and never come back. That has been the long and short of it since Silva put the middle weight division on hold in 2006. Take a snap shot of his weight class today

The weekend MMA news recap: 11/12 Edition

It was another great weekend of mma action/news, so let’s get everyone caught up and up to speed with another edition of the MMA Weekend Recap. UFC On Fuel TV 6 Results: Main Event: Cung Lee shocks the world and knocks out Rich Franklin in the first round. Knock out of the Night Co-Main Event Thiago Silva def. Stanislav Nedkov Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3rd round. Submission of the Night Paulo Thiago vs. Dong Hyun Kim– unanimous decision, Dong

UFC 154: Highlights and interviews with Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann

Both of these men are on impressive win streaks among a division that has been waiting a long time for the return of their champ in Georges “Rush” St Pierre. What’s impressive is that the top contenders in the welterweight division have had nothing better to do but battle it out amongst each other while the champ recovered from an injury. Now the champ is back and before we get

UFC 155 Dos Santos vs. Velasquez II: Does Cain Velasquez even stand a chance?

Conventional logic does not apply that well when attempting to analyze this fight. Both men are the best competitors the heavyweight division has ever seen in mixed martial arts. Of course there are fans who believe Alistair Overeem is arguably up there with them as well and I guess that’s true. Only because Overeem is one of the very few men in the heavyweight division who has yet to to