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For Matt Brown, Rory MacDonald, and Alexander Gustafsson, it was a night to remember. However, Mike Swick, BJ Penn, and Shogun Rua all had nights to forget Saturday night, and questions remain as to what’s next for each. Three seem to be at a crossroads and one seems likely to start over at the bottom.
Mike Swick has been on a heck of a ride since his fight with Paulo Thiago back in 2010. He was on the shelf for some 30 months, rehabilitating multiple injuries, and dealing with physical ailments that left his future in the world of MMA in doubt. He fought through all of that, making a triumphant return to action in August, defeating DeMarques Johnson by knockout in the second round. For fans of Mike Swick, it was an amazing night.
Saturday night he was matched up against Matt Brown, who seemed tailor made for Swick in terms of style. What nobody knew, is that Matt has stepped his game up, in a big way. Working with Matt Hume has taken his submission game to the next...
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Are you like me? Are you one of those frustrated BJ Penn fans who just doesn't understand why he chooses to continue to compete at 170 pounds? Do you find it strange that the smallest welterweight in the division would come out of retirement to take on the largest welterweight in the division? Well, after watching Lions football every Sunday for the last 20 some years of my life...
Mike Swick (Pictured) ended his 29-month hiatus in spectacular fashion by putting DaMarques Johnson to sleep with a vicious right hand at “UFC on FOX 4.” Unfortunately for “Quick,” his followup on primetime television didn’t work out as smoothly.
On Saturday night, Swick found himself on the wrong end of a highlight reel knockout. Matt Brown was the man who put him down...
It was a three round dominating performance for Rory MacDonald en route to a unanimous decision victory against the legend B.J. Penn.
In the second round, it looked as if MacDonald would finish Penn with a body kick followed by some nice combinations. However, Penn was game to not let that happen. MacDonald later explained that he was trying to finish the fight, but was picking his...
BJ Penn’s swollen eye hasn’t even healed and people are already calling for his retirement. The UFC president along with several members of the media think it’s time for the Prodigy to step down which is odd considering I just watched a guy go three-rounds with the future of the division.
Following UFC on FOX 5 this past Saturday, Rory MacDonald was called out by two of his fellow welterweights. Both Josh Koscheck and Siyar Bahadurzada must have had their eyes on MacDonald when he put a beating on B.J. Penn in their three round main card war.
MacDonald (14-1) took the mic immediately after his win and called out the only man who holds a victory over him… Carlos...
After two years on the shelf, Mike Swick's comeback was one of the biggest story lines heading into UFC on FOX 4 this past summer. After his knockout of the night performance against DaMarques Johnson on that very card, it only made sense to give the fans another look at 'Quick' on the next big FOX card. Matt Brown knows a thing or two about comebacks. It's no secret...
If this is really it, and some hope for BJ’s sake it is, then it was a good run. BJ Penn without a doubt is UFC Hall of Fame worthy, even though his pedestrian on paper record of 16-9-2 would make the average fan scoff, we know the the kid from Hilo would just scrap [...]
Ask, and you shall receive. Rory MacDonald has been granted his wish and will rematch former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit (Pictured) at UFC 158.
The 170-pounders will collide in MacDonald’s backyard of Montreal. Bell Centre hosts the March 16th festivities.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the scrap with MMAJunkie on Wednesday afternoon.
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-- TNA will be taping iMPACT! tonight and tomorrow, which will cover three episodes of the show to close out 2012.
-- TNA returns to the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi on February 9th.
-- UFC star BJ Penn recently spoke about Hulk Hogan being a hero of his when he grew up. Check out the video below..
The UFC On FOX 5 fights themselves did come through, as most contests were exciting, entertaining and featured a number of finishes. Although not everything went according to plan.
– TNA will be taping iMPACT! tonight and tomorrow, which will cover three episodes of the show to close out 2012.
– TNA returns to the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi on February 9th.
– UFC star BJ Penn recently spoke about Hulk Hogan being a hero of his when he grew up. Check out the video below..
Entering this past Saturday’s scrap with BJ Penn, welterweight Rory MacDonald was challenged by Penn to undergo random drug testing conducted by VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association). While MacDonald obliged with “The Prodigy’s” request, he admitted that the process was a bit “annoying.”
The distraction of having an agent pounding on his door unannounced demanding...
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Yes, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (Pictured). I’d be sporting a giant Kool-Aid smile if I were you, too.
Despite dropping a convincing unanimous decision to Alexander Gustafsson at “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz,” the former light heavyweight champ was the night’s highest earner.
According to the Washington State Department of Licensing, Shogun left Seattle with a cool $175...