The Uncertain Return of Nick Diaz

  I love and appreciate Nick Diaz as much as anyone, I think he might be the most admirable figure our sport has ever seen. Diaz is as authentic as it gets and was really ahead of his time in a lot of ways when you look back on his career. At a time in […]

Light Heavyweight Without Jon Jones

  When I first heard that Jon Jones was vacating the Light Heavyweight title, I thought what most thought. He doesn’t want anything to do with having to fight Dominic Reyes again, or perhaps even Thiago Santos for that matter. Which there is no shame in, if Jones never fought another day in his life, […]

Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou | MMA SURGE

Let’s take a look at the fight that we all want, Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou. This has a chance to be one of the top heavyweight UFC matches of all time. This fight would position Jon for a title shot vs. Stipe. Francis Ngannou is asking for the title shot and well deserved. The […]

The Answer is Bantamweight

The patent Frankie Edgar entrance to Biggie Smalls “Kick in the door” just isn’t the same without the fans. It’s still very cool, but from the audience’s perspective, it doesn’t have the same effect when taking place in the UFC Apex center in front of a handful of people. But it makes no difference to […]

Here’s To Hoping

  By all accounts, the trilogy of Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic delivered. The post mortem is primarily about the eye poke Miocic landed and the effect it may or may not have had on the fight. I think it had an impact on the fight, the same way I think eye pokes had an […]

The Appeal Of Derrick Lewis

  Aleksei Oleinik is as authentic as it gets, he walks out to the octagon with his tall blonde wife to the song “Ballad for the Suppression” by Vladimir Vysotsky, which only accentuates his stoic nature. During the walk out,  Paul Felder was talking about how earlier in the week Oleinik put Dan Hardy in […]

Gaethje Is A Serious Threat To That Crown

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje is going to be a lot bigger of a fight that most people realize. It’s hard to understand at present just because the fight was just announced, and it’s still a few months away. But I can tell you right now, by the time October rolls around and fight week […]

The Crossing Of The Line

Oftentimes when we witness a one-sided beating or a late stoppage, upon a second viewing it’s not as bad as we remembered. For reasons beyond my control, while I did cover this past weekend’s event, I missed this particular fight when it happened live. So I’ll never know what my reaction would of been to […]

The Terror at 125

  You have to feel for Joseph Benavidez, the guy is one of the most respected fighters in the game amongst his peers and fans alike. A pioneer of the lighter weight fighters and a true veteran of the sport. If you take one glance at social media post-UFC Fight Island 3, you’ll notice the […]

Petr Yan Is One Scary Champion

Petr Yan gave Jose Aldo a serious thumping to win the bantamweight championship at UFC 251. The result is not because of Jose Aldo being at the tail end of his career and operating with a diminished durability and skill set, quite the contrary. In fact, the Aldo we’ve seen since dropping down to the […]

UFC Fight Island: July Update

  Fight Island Update Hello and welcome to MMA Surge. In a time where all sports have been forced to pause, reassess, reevaluate their entire process before proceeding, the UFC as an organization have managed to stand head and shoulders above the pack due to their complete and utter refusal to back down in the […]

Usman Wants The BMF Belt, Dana White Says It’s Not On The Line

International fight week is well underway and with an eye on this weekend’s UFC 251, Fight Island, and more, here are some of the biggest MMA stories to emerge in the last week. Usman Wants The BMF Belt, Dana White Says It’s Not On The Line According to the UFC president, despite being pestered by […]