1. UFC 106 Fight Week Previews: Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin

    A lot of people are lamenting this bout being atop the marquee for UFC 106. They complain about two fighters coming in on losing streaks; one not having stepped into the cage for over a year, ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 695 reads 11 comments

  2. Couture vs. Vera II Goes Down Tonight

    Lost in the shuffle of last weekend's UFC 105 and the impending UFC 106 tomorrow night, the next installment of the Strikeforce Challengers series hits Kansas City, Kansas, tonight with a familiar fight on the card: Couture vs...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 813 reads 5 comments

  3. UFC 106 Fight Week Previews: Anthony Johnson vs. Josh Koscheck

    Quickly put together in the wake of Brock Lesnar's inability to headline UFC 106, this is a welterweight matchup many fans have been looking forward to since it was announced...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 603 reads 14 comments

  4. MMA Media: Responsible Reporting Required

    Back in the beginning of things as an MMA writer, back -to-back days were spent discussing ways to further legitimize the sport in the eyes of the general public and the mainstream...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 364 reads 14 comments

  5. UFC 106 Fight Week Preview: Amir Sadollah vs. Phil Baroni

    Am I the only one who looks at this picture of Phil Baroni and immediately thinks of a stylized-MMA version of "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff?While Jason "Mayhem" Miller brings flare to the fight ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 376 reads 5 comments

  6. WEC 44 Punch Drunk Predictions

    Is it just me or does it feel like we've been rattling off a lot of prediction pieces in the last couple weeks? So far so good with an impressive November loaded with fight cards, as Fedor did ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 185 reads 13 comments

  7. WEC 44 Fight Week Previews: The Main Card

    Hard to believe that it was just over a year ago that Mike Brown shocked the WEC by sending then-Featherweight champion Urijah Faber crashing to the mat with a well-placed punch, claiming the championship and a place atop the divisional rankings...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 268 reads 3 comments

  8. UFC 106 Fight Week Previews: Luis Cane vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

    After years of being considered one of the top 205-pound talents outside the UFC, Antonio Rogerio "Minotoro" Nogueira will make his debut against fellow Brazilian light heavyweight Luis Arthur Cane...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 454 reads 17 comments

  9. Brandon Jennings: The Other Side of the Double-Nickel

    Before we begin, a tip of the cap to Hadarii Jones for his outstanding piece "Pivot Points: Brandon Jennings' Success Confirms a New Path to the NBA." Reading his article inspired me to write this supplemental aside to the Jennings story...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 1,051 reads 11 comments

  10. WEC 44 Fight Week Previews: The Prelims

    WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo takes place this Wednesday night from The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas. With such a short time frame before the fights take place—and coming off the busy week ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 140 reads 9 comments

  11. UFC 106 Fight Week Preview: The Return of McLovin

    Nothing like starting off a Monday morning with a little McLovin! Fresh off the heels of Saturday's free show from Manchester, the Frankenstein monster of UFC cards lands in our laps from Las Vegas this weekend...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 397 reads 8 comments

  12. UFC 105: 10 Things We Learned Last Night

    1. Time to Fix Things... And Fast Controversial decisions aren't good for business, and the UFC has had back-to-back main events end with a lot of people questioning the results, and it obvious ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 1,064 reads 38 comments

  13. UFC 105 Punch Drunk Predictions

    The night of free fights in as many Saturday's is finally upon us, as UFC 105 hits the air on Spike TV this evening from the Manchester Evening New Arena in Manchester, England...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 261 reads 20 comments

  14. UFC 105 Creature vs. Creature: Are We Really Doubting "The Natural"?

    After the success of last week's Creature vs. Creature comparisoin between Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Jake Shields, Robert Gardner and I decided to hook'em up again and go head-to-head on the UFC 105 main event...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 487 reads 64 comments

  15. UFC 105 Fight Week Previews: Randy Couture vs. Brandon Vera

    Two weeks ago, this fight was of little interest to me. Last week, I was looking forward to a free show on Spike TV, a couple of the fights on the undercard and a little interested in seeing who came out on top in the Main Event...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 167 reads 1 comments

  16. UFC 105 Fight Week Previews: Dan Hardy vs. Mike Swick

    Though many are looking at this fight simply as a matchup to decide who will become the next victim of Georges St-Pierre, looking beyond this fight will cause you to miss some fireworks...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 178 reads 3 comments

  17. UFC 105 Fight Week Previews: Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang

    What a difference one fight can make... Heading into his fight with Dan Henderson at UFC 100, it was widely believed that a victory would have put Michael Bisping at the top of the marquee for ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 279 reads 0 comments

  18. Questionable Matchmaking Atop the UFC Lightweight Division

    Picture this: you're a Top 10 ranked fighter, standing in the center of the ring with your arm raised in the air, having just bested a fellow contender. As you're enjoying the moment, your thoughts can't help but fixate on the future...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 521 reads 23 comments

  19. UFC 105 Fight Week Previews: James Wilks vs. Matt Brown

    Second fight, second TUF Season Nine winner stepping into the cage. While James "Lightning" Wilks doesn't have as difficult a match-up as countryman and lightweight winner Ross "The ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 209 reads 9 comments

  20. UFC 105 Fight Week Previews: Ross Pearson vs. Aaron Riley

    With Strikeforce's debut on CBS over and done with, the focus shifts to the UFC's free offering this weekend on Spike, as UFC 105 hits the airwaves from Manchester, England...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 258 reads 2 comments

  21. Strikeforce: 10 Things I Learned Last Night

    1. This Picture Might Be Accurate Anyone else would have been finished. Broken nose on the very first punch, from a jab no less, before taking some serious ground and pound from ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 1,317 reads 58 comments

  22. Mixed Martial Arts in the Mainstream: The Jorge Gurgel Theory

    With Strikeforce's long-awaited network television debut tonight, the mainstream media will be turning their often-occluded eye towards Mixed Martial Arts...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 492 reads 12 comments

  23. Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers Punch Drunk Predictions

    Tonight's the night! If it hasn't been said enough throughout the MMA community this week, let me remind you one more time: Anyone who has even a passing interest in Mixed Martial Arts needs to be watching this card on CBS tonight...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 597 reads 18 comments

  24. Strikeforce Fight Week Previews: Fedor vs. Rogers

    Now it's time for the big dance. Before breaking down the fight, here is my one shout out to the rest of the MMA community: We're getting a chance to see one of the greatest fighters to ever grace our sport for free tomorrow night...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 855 reads 20 comments

  25. Strikeforce Fight Week Preview: Jake Shields vs. Jason Miller

    I've already gone on record in a couple different places saying this will be the Fight of the Night. That's what happens when you get a guy who likes to submit people fighting a guy who just doesn't tap...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 828 reads 9 comments