MMA

A Look at the Enigmatic Nick Diaz [VIDEO]

Ben Fowlkes over at MMAFighting.com has a breakdown of the career of Nick Diaz, analyzing his role in the sport and the varying views of his career.  The point I found most interesting was the second: Diaz is his own worst enemy. The biggest setbacks in Diaz’s career – alienating the UFC, missing a title … Read more

Commentary: The History & Future of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show returned this week for Season 13 – scoring a 1.0 television rating and an average of 1.5 million viewers – the highest-rated cable program in its time-slot among men in the 18-34 and 18-49 demographics range. At first glance, those are pretty impressive numbers for UFC’s … Read more

Thiago Silva Admits Use of “Urine Adulterant”

Thiago Silva has taken the high road and admitted the use of a performance enhancing drug for his UFC 125 match against Brandon Vera.  He has stated he’ll accept any punishment delivered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.  From the piece at MMAJunkie: “We make decisions every day of our lives,” Silva stated. “Some are … Read more

The Ultimate Fighter 13 Preview: The Fighters [VIDEO]

The Ultimate Fighter 13 starts tonight on Spike at 9:00 pm.  Here are the fighters competing.

Brock Lesnar with Ariel Helwani [VIDEO]

UFC Fight Night 24 Re-Cap: Korean Zombie Avenges Controversial Loss

Leonard Garcia v. Chan Sung Jung (featherweights) “The Korean Zombie” avenges a controversial loss, “TUF”-winner Sadollah shines, Hardy goes on a losing streak, and “Mr. Wonderful” manages to keep up with the Joneses.   In a highly anticipated re-matched between two exciting featherweights, the popular “Korean Zombie” Chang Sung Jung took on Leonard Garcia, to kick … Read more

Tryouts for The Ultimate Fighter 14 in Newark, NJ [VIDEO]

Tryouts were recently held in Newark, NJ for this season of The Ultimate Fighter.

West Virginia Lifts MMA Ban

Another state has joined the growing belief that MMA should be legally practiced within its borders as West Virginia, that bastion of civil liberties, lifted its ban Thursday. Our own Edwin Molina weighed-in on the issue in New York last week.  Here’s an excerpt: A UFC pay-per-view event held at Madison Square Garden stands to … Read more

Analysis: UFC 128 in Newark, New Jersey

A new UFC star is born as the “Shogun” era ends before it got started; a PRIDE legend is KO’d, possibly into retirement; and the “California Kid” shines in his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut. SPIKE TV PRELIMS Edson Barboza v. Anthony Njokuani (lightweights) Edson Barboza and Anthony Njokuani kicked off UFC 128 earning the $70,000 … Read more

Commentary: Why New York Should Legalize MMA

FACT: The state of New York, facing a $10 billion deficit, is flat broke. “New York state is functionally bankrupt,” said newly-elected Governor, Andrew Cuomo, in early February, addressing the state’s legislators and assemblymembers. And yet, despite looking at a possible 10,000 job layoffs and being forced to make massive cut backs in health care … Read more

Video: Dana White Announces Zuffa Purchase of Strikeforce