I've been running my mouth for years about how much I miss the old MMA blood sport days. A time when men were men, women were terrible at fighting, and referees were drunk. Yet there are elements of the new way of fighting that I've certainly grown to love. Gloves are cool, because they protect your knuckles from an opponent's broken teeth fragments. "Rounds" really got under my skin for a while, but then I realized it afforded me sixty seconds to pee out the nearest window before action resumed. Even though I've embraced the new way, something strikes me about today's fighters: They're way too nice.
With Bellator still on summer vacation it was up to the UFC and its fighters to potentially alter this month's MMA fighter rankings. Since the last rankings came out there were three UFC events resulting in two new fighters breaking into their divisions top 5.
With Bellator still on summer vacation the UFC filled the month of April with four fight cards featuring nine fighters that appeared on last months MMA Valor Fighter Rankings. Two of those nine were champions who successfully defeated their titles and five of the other seven also walked away with victories this past month.
If you’re looking for changes to the latest fighter rankings, take a peak at the welterweight rankings and then look no further. The slow month really kept things the same but the lone UFC event in March did reshuffle the ranks of the welterweight division.
Yet another UFC fighter has tested positive for marijuana metabolites following a recent fight inside the Octagon. I know what you’re think but the answer it no, it was not Nick Diaz, the UFC 158 test results have not come back yet. Instead it was the former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter, Alex Caceres, who was coming off a split decision win over Kyung Ho Kang earlier this month at UFC on FUEL TV 8.
It was a fight that had people buzzing like nothing else, as hardcore and casual fans alike longed for Saturday night to arrive. The out-of-ring antics of Nick Diaz sold the fight, both for fans of the rebellious Stockton native and fans of Georges St. Pierre that wanted to see him unleash hell upon his opponent.
Saturday’s UFC 158 was filled with welterweight action, capped off by the UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre successfully defending his title against Nick Diaz. The fight card had a total of six welterweight bouts in all and the nights outcomes altered the direction of many of the division’s top fighters.