RESPECT YOUR OPPONENT
Keep your hands up, and don’t underestimate your opponent. The first thing any aspiring fighter should be taught, and rules that Anderson Silva didn’t live by. Chris Weidman made sure Silva died by it, though…
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The trilogy in combat sports has been around almost as long as the sport has. From Shamrock/Funaki to Fisher/Stout, and the Liddell/Couture, and Tito/Forrest fights in between. Re-matches and trilogies can be a huge selling point, and a definitive answer to the question of fighter superiority. Read more.
For those of you who missed it, Jon Jones suffered a disgusting toe injury during his dominant UFC Light Heavyweight Title defense over Chael Sonnen. At some point in the bout, Jones managed an apparent compound fracture to the big toe on his left foot. After stopping Chael Sonnen, Jones also performed cartwheels in celebration.
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Only two years ago, it seemed as if Georges St-Pierre had completely cleaned out the UFC Welterweight division, and was facing a potential super fight with Anderson Silva.
Fox uncovered the plans for one of cable’s worst kept secrets on Tuesday, as they announced the launch of “Fox Sports 1”, which the company hopes will reach the heights of sports-only channels such as ESPN.
Wanderlei Silva, the owner of over 20 victories in PRIDE FC, returned to fight in Japan for the first time since 2006 this weekend… Read more.
Ronda Rousey walked in to UFC 157 on Saturday as the inaugural UFC women’s bantamweight champion. However, by the night’s end, she truly earned that distinction… Read more.
In 2015, track down this column. Bookmark it, save it, print it out, whatever you need to do. You’ll be flabbergasted at how stacked this card was in retrospect.
With the International Olympic Committee announcing today that it would look to eliminate wrestling from the 2020 Summer Olympics, MMA fighters and pro wrestlers alike tweeted their opinions on the matter.
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Heading in to Saturday night’s UFC 156, Antonio ‘Bigfoot Silva’ and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (also known as ‘Little Nog’) were looked at as stepping stones. By the end of the night, they ranked in the top 5 in their respective divisions…