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The MMA heavyweight division is a tragic disaster

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

If you’re a fan of heavyweight MMA fights, you’ve never been more depressed by the lack of depth and the volume of injuries spiking big fights worth millions of dollars.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission wanted Nick Diaz to grovel and is now paying for it

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

As part of a settlement agreement with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Nick Diaz had to “admit” that he was “wrong” for invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during testimony.

California legislature preparing to establish task force on weight cutting & dehydration

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

The process is underway in California to legally tackle a major problem in combat sports: extreme weight-cutting and dehydrated fighters.

Masato vs. Kid Yamamoto did better in Japanese TV ratings than RIZIN

Friday, January 1st, 2016

The good news for Nobuyuki Sakakibara is that his return to Japanese MMA went off without many problems. The bad news is that Fuji TV was once again the door mat for New Year’s Eve TV ratings.

Why did UFC leak info on Anderson Silva/Michael Bisping on Christmas Eve?

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Why did UFC leak the big news of Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping on Christmas Eve? More intriguingly, why did they decide to put the fight on the Internet instead of Fox Sports?

Look at the bright side: We’re one step closer to Conor McGregor vs. Frankie Edgar

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

With Donald Cerrone losing to Rafael dos Anjos, we’re one step closer to seeing Conor McGregor fight Frankie Edgar. It will be spectacular.

Conor McGregor saved Dana White’s Great White Hype Express from total derailment

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Nobuyuki Sakakibara’s return to MMA was supposed to provide MMA fireworks. Instead, a total dud. Which mean this weekend’s UFC triple play in Las Vegas is the only action in town.

ESPN: Is America cheering Ronda Rousey’s demise because “she behaved like she had a dick?”

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Over a week removed from Ronda Rousey’s knockout loss to Holly Holm, American sports fans can’t get enough of their Ronda roasting. Is this about sexism or celebrating the destruction of a perceived promotional myth?

Six feet Down Under for UFC’s portrayal of Ronda Rousey as Mike Tyson

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Ronda Rousey not only lost to Holly Holm, she got destroyed. Dana White acted like his dog died. Holly Holm displayed a graciousness & class that we should all cheer for.

UFC & USADA are using anti-yakuza style civil policies on doping. Will it work? A bridge too far?

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

UFC & USADA are attacking doping by using prohibited association, a policy which says that nobody can associate with a suspended fighter in any way, shape, or form. It is undoubtedly going to raise legal questions & challenges.

Rizin from the graveyard of golden oldies

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The old front man of PRIDE is back in front of the cameras, trying to launch an MMA revival in Japan. He has his work cut out for him in more than one way.

The freedom to contract means the freedom to indemnify UFC from responsibility

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

UFC loves business contracts with waivers or clauses that ask for fighters to not sue them over disputes. They’ve taken it a step too far regarding their new USADA drug testing program.

A bowling shoe ugly UFC slobberknocker in Saitama

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson had a gritty, gutty, bowling shoe ugly five-round slobberknocker to cap off what was a wonderfully whimsical UFC event at Saitama Super Arena.

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