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Johnson vs. Gustafsson was a true #1 contender fight; Why can’t we have more of these fights?

This is something that has puzzled me for a while now and that is the lack of true number one contenders fights like Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson one. All too often we end up with a fight where it is obvious who the UFC wants to win so they can fight for the title. Like when you matchup the number five fighter against the number ten one, who had went 1-1-1 in his previous...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Johnson finally fulfilling potential as a dangerous light heavyweight

For the majority of mixed martial artists, the most difficult part of competing in the UFC is finding a way to sustain the level of talent that it takes to remain relevant and earn a reliable pay check. But for octagon veteran Anthony Johnson, talent has never been an issue. Throughout his career in the cage, that talent has continued to give Johnson opportunities to ply his trade...
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A look at the long and twisting path to a UFC title; A fan’s perspective

I feel you Lyoto I really do. It has been something that has bothered me for a while now as a fan of the sport. The path to a title in the UFC is one of the most convoluted one you will find. Anyone who has lived or had to negotiate the streets of Munice Indiana will tell you it is one of the most confusing places to try to drive in. It was like they gave a chimp the go ahead to...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustafsson hoping to reclaim title shot at UFC on Fox 14

For someone who stands alone as the only man to have ever made light heavyweight king Jon Jones look human, Alexander Gustafsson rarely gets the respect he deserves. But success always comes at a price. And in this case, being overlooked is often the cost of competing in such a historically talented weight class with a seemingly-endless stream of marquee talent. Regardless of the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Jones’ On Air Interview Full Of Hot Air

UFC President Dana White promised that Monday night’s Jon Jones interview on Fox Sports 1 would “clear all that up,” in regards to Jones’ cocaine use, and subsequent 24 hour stay in a drug rehabilitation facility. Instead, we got a dose of rhetoric from the UFC light-heavyweight champion that raised more questions than gathered answers. The lack of direct answers from Jones...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Possible Fight Discussed for Brock Lesnar If He Returns to UFC

- While UFC President Dana White has said publicly that he has not had any talks with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar about a return to the Octagon, as Lesnar is under contract to WWE, apparently there have been talks about potential fights for Lesnar's return. One opponent that has been discussed within UFC for Lesnar is Frank Mir. Lesnar previously lost to Mir...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Stallings Suffers Nasty Cut in UFC Debut (Picture)

Ron Stallings stepped in on just six days’ notice to face Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 59. It was his octagon debut and he was a significant 5.5-1 underdog against the man UFC president Dana White once dubbed “The next Anderson Silva.” Unfortunately for Stallings, his big league premiere won’t be a memorable one. However, it will leave a lasting mark. Their scrap was stopped...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans and Fighter pay and what the MMA media keeps missing

Every time I see some member of the MMA media using Floyd Mayweather to make a point about fighter pay in MMA, and the UFC specifically, I have to laugh at them. They make some comparison to an MMA fighter and how much Mayweather makes to illustrate that boxers make more than MMA fighters. They are then surprised when the fans do not agree with them and then the fans are accused...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

White Denies Recent Talks with Brock Lesnar, Note on Bellator Interest

- We noted recently via The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE officials were working with the idea that current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar will likely be returning to UFC once his current deal expires shortly after WrestleMania 31. reports that UFC President Dana White told them that he has not talked to Lesnar. Apparently there has been no progress...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking News: CM Punk signs multi-fight contract with the UFC

Go ahead and add the "CM Punk to sign with the UFC" headlines to those seemingly monthly 'Brock headed back to the UFC' and 'Gina Carano signs with the UFC' posts that continue to garner tons of traffic for every MMA and PW websites in existence. Tonight, inside of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada - it all became a reality.Ever since he left the WWE earlier this...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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