Coming off a big weekend in MMA, this week’s Link Club gives you a look at what happened this week not named UFC 157. That’s not to say you won’t find everything you need to know about Saturday’s historic event, just that they have it all covered.
Last month the MMA Rankings didn't move much but the last couple weeks have influenced the ranks significantly. This month’s MMA rankings now include the top five-pound for pound fighters as well a slightly new look and feel.
As the finals days dwindle for Strikeforce, you cannot help but head down memory lane. We've already taken a look at the future and the present so now it’s time to past of Strikeforce and what they did good, bad and the things we all want to forget.
Veteran fighter Mike Pyle walked away from Saturday’s TUF 16 Finale as the top earning with a win / show purse totaling $78,000. Pyle closed out the preliminary portion of the card with a TKO finish of James Head just under two minutes into the first round. The impressive win was his third consecutive win, all by way of knockout.
Two days before the UFC on FOX 5 takes place in the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington the UFC held a press conference. Oddly enough the news that came out of this press conference had little to nothing to do with the fights on Saturday night.
All this nonsense "superfight" talk should stop. Georges St. Pierre is the reigning, most dominant welterweight champion ever and is totally in his right to say no to the fight with Anderson Silva. Whether you are in favor or not of the GSP vs. Silva fight it doesn't appear to be in the cards, so here is my take on what Dana White and company should do with the welterweight division.
On November 17th, after a 19 month layoff due to a knee injury, Georges St-Pierre returned to his division to unify the titles. Taking on a game challenger in Carlos Condit at UFC 154, GSP showed that not only was he back in fighting form, he was perhaps even better than he left. We saw not only his pure athletic abilities and prowess in different aspects of MMA itself, but the grit of a champion as he went five hard rounds, and bounced back from a near fall in the third round.
Fighting out of San Jose,California’s famed AKA means you follow one basic principle: WIN. For UFC Welterweight Jon Fitch that wasn't as attainable as it used to be.