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UFC World Podcast: JoJo Calderwood, Aisling Daly and Ian Entwistle on their fights of 2014

In the last UFC World Podcast of 2014, Gareth A Davies is joined by  JoJo Calderwood, Aisling Daly and Ian Entwistle who select their top fights of 2014. There are some surprises… LISTEN TO THE UFC WORLD PODCAST HERE Ian Entwistle: "My third favourite was Conor McGregor against Diego Brandao, just for the atmosphere and [...]

Profile of a Martial Arts Cult Leader

Here's a story about a guy from my neck of the woods that exemplifies what a martial arts cult is all about. For years he's adorned lampposts and telephone poles with his hand-written signs that beckons all to "Fight Back" that includes...Show More Summary

Chris Honeycutt vs. Clayton MacFarlane finalizes Spike TV lineup for Bellator 133: 'Manhoef vs. Shlemenko'

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 22, 2014) - The four-fight Spike TV-broadcast main card is now complete for February's "Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko" event with a battle of undefeated prospects, as Chris "The Cutt" Honeycutt (5-0)Show More Summary

Bas Rutten: CM Punk should forget about America and go to Holland to improve his striking

Sorry Yanks, but that's where the best stand-up specialists on the planet reside. Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, caused quite a ruckus when it was announced he signed a multi-fight deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Read...Show More Summary

The Monday After: Final thoughts on UFC Fight Night 58

The UFC put a bow on its year of fight cards in Brazil with UFC Fight Night 58 last Saturday night (December 20, 2014). Let's take a look at some of the performances from that card. The holidays are officially upon us fight fans. And...Show More Summary

UFC contender Raphael Assuncao breaks ankle during training, expected to be out 8-10 weeks

The bantamweight division takes another hit. It hasn't been a good day for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight division. Not long after it was revealed that former 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz had suffered yet another...Show More Summary

Oh Great, Now Raphael Assuncao Is Injured Too

(This is how you repay a man for doing a great deed, God? WELL TO HELL WITH YOU! Photo via Getty) The hits just keep on coming in the bantamweight division, ladies and gentlemen. I don't mean literal hits, of course, because that would...Show More Summary

Dominick Cruz Injures ACL Again, Fox Sports Co-Workers Show Support

UFC bantamweight contender and former champion Dominick "The Dominator " Cruz suffered an injury to his right knee that will keep him out of action for the foreseeable future. Posting to his social media properties on Facebook and Twitter,...Show More Summary

UFC rankings updated after UFC Fight Night 58: Lyoto Machida leapfrogs Vitor Belfort, Rafael dos Anjos sits alone at No. 1

And UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis passes Cain Velasquez in the pound-for-pound rankings. The official Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings have been updated following UFC Fight Night 58, which went down this past weekend (Sat. Show More Summary

UFC Bantamweight Raphael Assuncao Breaks Ankle, Could Miss Extended Time

No injury news is ever happy, but for Raphael Assuncao and his fans, Monday's news has to be particularly gut-wrenching. The UFC bantamweight contender, who after years of excellence in relative anonymity, finally appeared poised toShow More Summary

Relevance and Context

Caveat: this post is my interpretation of readings and studies therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. It is highly recommended one fact check the data for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. Show More Summary

UFC 182: Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier Fight Card Primer

January 3, 2015, in Las Vegas gives us the biggest MMA fight since the rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva at UFC 168. The main event of UFC 182 features a towering title fight between two essentially undefeated titans in Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The fight was originally scheduled for UFC 178 on September 27. Show More Summary

Former UFC champ Dominick Cruz suffers another ACL injury, sidelined indefinitely

Even Renan Barao, who will in all likelihood be the next fighter to challenge TJ Dillashaw for the bantamweight title in 2015 after turning away Mitch Gagnon last weekend in Brazil (watch it), has to feel bad for Dominick Cruz. That's...Show More Summary

Oh God, No: Dominick Cruz Tears ACL in Right Knee, Return Date Unknown

(It's official — Dominick Cruz is the most cursed fighter in MMA history. / Photo via Getty) The world is a dark, senseless place. The evil are allowed to roam unpunished, while the good-hearted are forced to suffer and suffer and suffer. Show More Summary

I only knew about him by hearsay… “O-Sensei often had me draw a circle, triangle and a square.”

He rarely came down from Iwama. It was half a year after I joined the dojo that I saw his face for the first time. Until then, I only knew about him by hearsay. There weren’t any pictures of him like we have now. When he smiled, his eyes disappeared. But when you just caught… Read More

Jon Jones on UFC 182 Game Plan: 'I Will Try to Wrestle Daniel Cormier'

Unlike ancient philosopher Sun Tzu, who immortalized the notion of attacking an enemy's weakness, Jon Jones and Greg Jackson believe that besting an opponent in his respective area of expertise represents the easiest path to reaching...Show More Summary

Latest UFC Fight Night 61 fight card and rumors for 'Evans vs. Teixeira' on Feb. 22 in Brazil

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing its brand of mixed martial arts (MMA) back to Brazil for UFC Fight Night 61, headlined by a light heavyweight showdown pitting former 205-pound champion Rashad Evans opposite ex-division No. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: Jose Aldo Attacks Fighter Pay Again — “We Virtually Pay to Fight”

(Photo via Getty.) Long considered to be one of the more soft-spoken fighters in the UFC's ranks, featherweight champion Jose Aldo has grown increasingly frustrated, not to mention vocal, about the state of fighter pay in recent months. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 58 injuries and medical suspensions: CB Dollaway facing six-month sit

Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, it's time to find out who's worse for the wear following the carnage at UFC Fight Night 58 this past weekend in Brazil. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) sent 24 mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters into battle last weekend (Sat., Dec. Show More Summary

UFC 182: Jon Jones is going to wrestle Daniel Cormier because he's 'more than capable' of taking him down

Before he became the undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight No. 1 contender, Daniel Cormier was a heart attack on the wrestling mats. Not just in college but afterward, as well, where he terrorized the freestyle...Show More Summary

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