Following a fun night of fights on FX, UFC President Dana White chatted with Ariel Helwani about a few different festivities the UFC will get to host in 2012. Of note, White said Chael Sonnen will face Anderson Silva if he’s able to get by Michael Bisping later this week. (I think that’s good, because [...]
Archive for January, 2012
Part two of the UFC Primetime: Diaz vs. Condit (part one) video: These videos help casual MMA fans get an inside look into the personal and professional lives of the fighters they love (and sometimes hate).
The UFC once again put together another excellent primetime series into the upcoming interim welterweight title fight between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit. The video speaks for itself, and here is part one of episode one:
In honor of Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday today, January 17, the Roots of Fight lifestyle apparel brand launched by creating an Ali tribute video. Here is what the company had to say: “It seems fitting to launch our brand with a video homage to Muhammad Ali. He dominated the sport of boxing and American culture [...]
UFC President Dana White responds to ESPN’s criticism about MMA fighter pay, while MMA fans remain divided about the topic. I don’t think anyone wins when the UFC and ESPN essentially get into a pissing match — Dana White and company need to pay fighters more, and the ESPN needs to mind their own business. [...]
UFC welterweight contenders Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit will face off at UFC 143 to determine the welterweight interim champion. The winner of the fight will eventually face champion Georges St. Pierre, as the long-time champion recovers from injury. Both fighters will bring their best to the cage, and it will be a battle to [...]
Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin embraces the challenge of tapping out an average person (quickly): As someone who has grappled with the likes of Jake Shields and Gilbert Melendez, it’s frightening to realize how fast you can end up in a vulnerable position.
The UFC returns to Brazil this weekend at UFC 142 inside the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as Jose Aldo looks to defend his UFC featherweight championship against Chad Mendes. Here is the Countdown to UFC 142: Rio video, which focuses on Aldo vs. Mendes: I’m a fan of the UFC’s Countdown episodes, [...]
Bellator and DREAM are still trying to work out a lightweight super fight between Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki, though nothing has been confirmed. After losing his lightweight title to Michael Chandler last November (Bellator 58), it was expected Alvarez could join the Bellator season six MMA tournament. However, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney confirmed “Ed [...]
Vitor Belfort is one of the most feared strikers in the UFC middleweight division, and hopes to welcome Anthony Johnson to the weight class with a brutal knockout. In honor of Belfort and his impressive striking skills, here is a video of his fight against Matt Lindland (Affliction: Day of Reckoning in 2009): Belfort bounced [...]