Aldo Keeps Moving

Becoming a UFC champion is the greatest accomplishment in the sport of mixed martial arts. If there is a second place holder for the greatest achievement possible in the game, it would probably be achieving longevity at the highest level. Since opening up his professional career with a first-round head kick knockout victory back in […]

Covington’s Honest Moment

Moments after the horn sounded signaling the end of the intense Welterweight title fight at UFC 268, Colby Covington got up in Kamaru Usman’s face and started saying something. For a moment, it looked like it was confrontational, but it didn’t take long to realize that the words coming out of Covington’s mouth wasn’t venomous, […]

Glover Teixeira’s Influence

  Glover Teixeira didn’t just show up and win at UFC 267, he showed up and showed out. The highly impressive submission victory over former champion Jan Blachowicz earned him the UFC Light-heavyweight title in his 40th professional fight, almost 20 years into his career. Teixeira winning the championship so late into his career after […]

Marina Rodriguez’s Turn

A reality in the fight game is that promoters have an interest in certain fighters progressing and moving up the ranks. The reasoning for this is usually based on the fact that certain athletes are considered very marketable. Whether it is because of their story, their looks, their character, or an amalgamation of all of […]

The Diaz Effect

The Return of Nick Diaz was a roller coaster of emotions, to say the least. From the beginning of fight week when he first touched down in Vegas, to the moment he and Lawler embraced after the fight ended. The very presence of Diaz shook up the MMA world unlike we’ve seen in years, and […]

UFC 266: Volkanovski vs Ortega Fight Picks

  It isn’t often there is a UFC pay per event where the third fight on the card is the most anticipated of the event, but Nick Diaz has that kind of effect on the fanbase.  Alexander Volkanovski (-176) vs Brian Ortega (+142) Fanduel has the champion as a slight favorite for good reason. The […]

The Resurgence of Anthony Smith

2020 got off to a rough start for Anthony “Lionheart” Smith, and that’s putting it mildly. In April he was a victim of a home invasion that was something like a scene out of a movie. It resulted in the former light heavyweight title challenger having to dish out a serious beating on the intruder. […]

Pimblett’s Potential

    The highly anticipated debut of Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett certainly delivered. Although the chaotic fight against Luigi Vendramini lasted just over four minutes, a lot of questions about the newcomer got answered.  A former Cagewarriors champion, Pimblett arrived to the UFC as an experienced competitor. He had the option to join the UFC […]

Finesse in the Heavyweight Division

Heading into UFC 265, It seemed as though the UFC had hoped for a Derrick Lewis victory. The backdrop of Lewis winning a UFC championship in front of a hometown crowd in Houston Texas is the perfect setup to build for a blockbuster rematch against Francis Ngannou for the undisputed heavyweight title. Over the years […]

UFC 265: Lewis vs Gane Fight Picks

  Derrick Lewis and Cyril Gane are slated to compete for the interim heavyweight title at UFC 265. While it may not be the most warranted interim title fight we’ve ever seen, it’s an interim title fight nonetheless. Whether the fans agree with it or not, the winner of this contest emerges as a UFC […]

Credit to Dillashaw

  You got to give it to T.J Dillashaw. After a two-year absence from the sport due to testing positive for some serious performance-enhancing drugs, he returned to competition clean as a whistle, and earned an impressive victory. The innovative footwork and patent tenacity was fully intact, without the aid of illegal substances running through […]

The Return of Miesha Tate

Retirements in MMA aren’t exactly ironclad, but when Meisha Tate announced she was hanging up the gloves back in 2016 to step into an executive role with ONE FC. It felt as though we’d seen Cupcake in the octagon for the last time.  But fast forward five years later, and we are right on the […]