Fighters have thin skin these days. Say someone hits like a girl, or that they make funny noises during a match, or that they’re legally cheating with TRT, and all of a sudden everyone has hurt feelings. Back in the day, this was just your standard banter before the fight, and for good reason: Everyone was scared shitless. If you’re a judoka walking into a rickety cage against some monster of unknown origins and skills, you’re damn right you’re going to call him a name or three to make yourself feel better.
In one of the most epic battles we’ve seen in the Octagon as of late. Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann put on a show, and gave a blueprint to other fighters how to keep a job in the UFC.
Talk of TRT has been rampant in the MMA world following Vitor Belfort’s fight against Michael Bisping, and with good reason. Coming into the cage is the best shape of his life; Belfort easily dismantled the top-flight Middleweight, severing his ties to consciousness with a head kick in the second round.
The UnCut Sports Show Episode Description: Well Episode 5 of TUF 17 did not disappoint. Jon Jones training partner Bubba McDaniel was going up against Kelvin Gastelum. Probably the most experienced fighter and biggest trash talker in the house, McDaniel had in many people’s minds the easy task of taking on the far less experienced Gastelum.
One week from today Strikeforce will hold their final event before the company joins the ranks of the WEC and Pride FC. The Strikeforce fighters will either be absorbed into the UFC or they will be looking for work elsewhere. Though the promotion has been on a downwards spiral for sometime now, the once considered #2 MMA promotion in the US still has some top tier talent.
So UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is set to sign a new 10 fight deal with the UFC. Yes i said 10 fights, yes the guy is the number one pound for pound fighter in the world, yes he’s undefeated while in the UFC, but at 37, 38 by the time he fights again, can he even last that long?
Saturday night in Las Vegas, Colton Smith was crowned The Ultimate Fighter 16 winner with a slow, grinding unanimous decision win over Mike Ricci in the TUF 16 Finale co-main event. Smith dominated the fight with his wrestling to win the six figure contract but the bout pretty much summed up the 16th season of The Ultimate Fighter in just 15 minutes.