Opinion

Dana White on Women Fighting in the UFC, “It’s absolutely going to happen”

The subject of women in mixed martial arts may be an old hat, yet in the last couple years the discussion has shifted to the conversation of women joining the UFC. Until lately, UFC President Dana White has said there simply aren’t enough women currently competing at the upper levels of the sport to create a weight class within his promotion. “There’s finally money to be made,” said Dana to

UFC on FOX 5: Nate Diaz Doesn’t Stand a Chance against Benson Henderson

Nate Diaz (16-7) throws a high percentage of punches for one simple reason, he has no game plan. This is what has endeared him to fight fans across the entire sport of MMA along with his uncompromising and honest personality, also embodied by his brother Nick Diaz. Yet his fighting style is predictable, which will be his down fall against Benson Henderson (17-2) at UFC on FOX 5 on Dec

UFC Tonight On Fuel TV: They Dropped the Ball

Last night I tuned into UFC Tonight On Fuel TV as I do every week and had the unfortunate luck of not hearing one news related topic. Instead, they were doing a “Special Edition” trivia show with fighters Kenny Florian, Dominick Cruz, Michael Bisping and Rashad Evans. This show is one of my favorite mma news related shows, and in my opinion they just gave up last night. There is

Would the UFC Benefit from Bellator’s Tournament Format?

I get asked this question all the time and now it’s time to give an answer to all my fight fans. At first glance I’m going to have to say no. The UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator, and all the other fight organizations are all unique in their own right, and the UFC has been very successful doing things and running their business their own way. If it’s not broke, don’t fix

Rankings: A Must For UFC Survival

Has the time come for a structured rankings system in the UFC? After what we witnessed this past Tuesday with Chael Sonnen having a title shot and coaching appearance on TUF 17 gift wrapped to him just in time for the holiday season, one has to believe that the time has come for more structure in the UFC’s long term plans on deciding title challengers. It seems over the past

The Integrity of MMA is Being Compromised

August 7, 2010 will forever be known as the day the MMA community was “Almost” turned upside down for multiple reasons. On that night Chael Sonnen nearly pulled off a miraculous victory over the best fighter I have ever seen, Anderson “The Spider” Silva. But, this is not about what almost happened; it is about what did happen. Now, before you guys and gals start questioning me as to why

An MMA Fan’s Perspective on the Movie, “Here Comes the Boom”

I’ve seen a couple MMA movies over the past few years. Aside from ‘Warrior’ and ‘Haywire,’ most of them have been pretty terrible. Never Back Down 2 is currently ranked on my list of the all-time worst movies ever. As a general rule, I refuse to watch movies altogether if they incorporate MMA fighters in to leading roles. ‘Here Comes the Boom’ was good. I actually really enjoyed the movie.

While Top Talent Remains Untested, Leave Superfights Alone

It seems that all too often these days the hot topic on everyone’s mind in the MMA world is superfights. Whether it’s Anderson Silva vs. George St. Pierre or Jon Jones it seems as though everyone is dead set on finding a way to make them happen. Of course these are very appealing options and would certainly draw the big crowds and revenue the UFC desires, however there is still top

Dana White: Alistair Overeem Most Likely Next In Line for the UFC Heavyweight Title

Alistair Overeem will most likely face the winner of Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight belt on December 29th, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “Yah that’s what we’re thinking,” said Dana White at UFC 153 to Ariel Helwani from Mmafighting. “We’ll see how this thing plays out. Again, nothing is done, nothing is etched in stone. Yah but that’s what I would like

UFC 153 in Review: Age Triumphed Over Beauty

Last night the old guard held their own. Anderson Silva is still alone atop the mountain at Stephan Bonnar’s expense this time. Big Nog knocked off another hungry young heavyweight in Dave Herman, and Jon Fitch derailed Erick Silva’s hype train with a dominant win over the young Brazilian power house. Talent in the MMA world has evolved so rapidly, many of the stars in the sport fail to evolve