In revving up their quest for world domination, 2014 will likely be a defining year for the UFC. During their growth over the past 20 years, the promotion has become synonymous not just with mixed martial arts but with the best mixed martial arts has to offer.
The Nemesis Top Ten is a list of lesser known or much less regarded fighters that would pose a back matchup to a current top ten fighter and potentially pull of the upset.
If it wasn’t for the women of The Ultimate Fighter 18 this season could have been considered the worst season ever for the reality MMA show.
Over the last several years Chael Sonnen, (the American Gangster, the People’s Champ, the Gangster from West Linn) has transformed himself into one of the faces of the UFC. Or is it that the many faces of Chael Sonnen have transformed the UFC? Either way, he has injected himself into the mainstream consciousness in a way no fighter before him was ever able to do
Like every other fight card, last night’s UFC Fight Night 32 ended with numerous questions. Who will be next inside the cage for the winners / losers is always the popular questions that fans ask.
In terms of buzz from a fan perspective and coverage by the media, Bellator 106 was without a doubt the biggest and most important card in the history of the promotion. It was also saved from imminent failure when Tito Ortiz was injured and the card was moved to SpikeTV. The card, on paper, was excellent but most agreed that the promotion was not ready to make the move to pay-per-view, especially with the initial main event.
Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos are the class of the heavyweight division in mixed martial arts. They have proven thus far that they are head and shoulders above the competition. As a result, they will be fighting each other for the third time in two years at this weekend’s UFC 166. This is a product of their superiority combined with the overall lack of depth in the heavyweight division.