1. Strikeforce Fight Week Previews: Gegard Mousasi vs. Sokoudjou

    Grab a pen and write this down: In no more than three years time, Gegard Mousasi will be considered the best Mixed Martial Artist on the planet...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 270 reads 1 comments

  2. Strikeforce Fight Week Previews: Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva

    Sorry I've been slacking on breaking down the Strikeforce Main Card this week; in addition to moving, writing revisionist histories on Brock Lesnar and trying to find a job has taken up all of my time...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 232 reads 3 comments

  3. Creature vs. Creature: The Bully Beatdown of Jake Shields

    A lot of people know Jason "Mayhem" Miller as the host of the popular MTV reality TV show Bully Beatdown, where the repeatedly picked on get their revenge courtesy of MMA fighters throwing their attackers around the cage like a sack of potatoes...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 2,357 reads 13 comments

  4. Brock Lesnar: A Lesson in Revisionist History

    Brock Lesnar is the UFC Heavyweight Champion. That fact cannot be disputed. Apparently, everything else in the Mixed Martial Arts history of the athletic freak of nature is up for reconsideration, depending on what side of the Lesnar Line you land on...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 1,587 reads 77 comments

  5. "Lil' Evil" Jens Pulver to Return in 2010

    When Jens Pulver was submitted in 33 seconds by Josh Grispi back at WEC 41 in Sacramento, the fan favorite known as "Lil' Evil" tearfully thanked the fans for years of support and hinted that the last fight of his career may have just taken place...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 113 reads 5 comments

  6. Fedor Emelianenko's Debut Headlines a Month Filled with Questions

    Remember when everyone thought August was going to be the greatest month in the history of Mixed Martial Arts, with Affliction: Trilogy, two UFC shows, WEC 42 and the Cyborg-Carano showdown? ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 689 reads 13 comments

  7. Red Jellybeans, Kleenex, and MMA: Sunday Morning Analogies

    If given a choice, which would you rather have: as many red jelly beans as you could possibly eat or all the jelly beans you could stomach in a variety of colors? Those who love red jelly beans ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 309 reads 15 comments

  8. Dan Henderson: The Bobby Hull of MMA?

    Dan Henderson is the Mixed Martial Arts version of Bobby Hull. For those unfamiliar with the career and biography of "The Golden Jet," Hull was one of the NHL's preeminent stars, sniping goals ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 1,016 reads 25 comments

  9. For the UFC, Less Could Mean More

    When news broke earlier in the week that Brock Lesnar was forced to pull out of his UFC 106 title defense agaisnt Shane Carwin, Mixed Martial Arts writer Josh Nason asserted that the ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 447 reads 28 comments

  10. Controversial Decisions Nothing New for the UFC

    Lyoto Machida's win at UFC 104 will certainly go down in the history books as one of the most talked about and highly controversial decisions in the history of the organization...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 741 reads 25 comments

  11. UFC 104: 10 Things I Learned Last Night

    1. Shogun Was Robbed Before the scores were read, I turned to my wife and said, "49-46 Shogun," feeling that was an accurate result of the fight I just watched. When Bruce Buffer announced all three judges scoring the bout 48-47, I was even okay with that

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 3,571 reads 55 comments

  12. UFC 104 Punch-Drunk Predictions

    Despite being in the middle of moving across the province of British Columbia and having very limited access (or time, for that matter), Saturday night marks the return of the UFC after a longer-than-normal ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about over 4 years ago 428 reads 24 comments

  13. Strikeforce on CBS: A Tremendous Growth Opportunity for MMA

    Early next month, the men featured in this terrific photo by Esther Lin will take part in two of the four stellar matchups scheduled for the debut of Strikeforce on CBS...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 671 reads 37 comments

  14. Long Live Ultimate Punching

    There was a time when being on The Simpson's was the height of pop culture cool and mainstream acceptance. If you showed up in Springfield, you were at the top of your game and this was your animated standing ovation for excellence...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 920 reads 35 comments

  15. WEC 43: 10 Things I Learned Last Night

    1. FIGHT OF THE YEARBen Henderson and Donald Cerrone went toe-to-toe for five non-stop rounds and along with earning the respect of anyone who wasn't already in their corners as legitimate lightweights, ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 365 reads 19 comments

  16. WEC 43 Punch Drunk Predictions: The Curse Ends Tonight!

    More than a day late, but certainly not dollars short, WEC 43 will finally go down tonight in San Antonio, Texas featuring an Interim Lightweight Title bout between Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Ben "Smooth" Henderson...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 204 reads 4 comments

  17. Fight Week Previews: Donald Cerrone vs. Ben Henderson

    While a couple of fights this week have gotten the quick and dirty treatment, this one is getting the full monty.Originally slated to take place a little more than a month ago in Youngstown, ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 461 reads 2 comments

  18. Fight Week Previews: Richard Crunkilton Jr. vs. Dave Jansen

    Much like Damacio Page's fight with Will Campuzano, this matchup between the debuting Dave Jansen and WEC veteran Richard Crunkilton Jr. is one that looks a little lopsided with no need of the usual breakdown treatment...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 116 reads 1 comments

  19. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's Guide to Coaching

    Going into Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter, anyone who had been following the UFC for the last few years knew that having former light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson as one of the coaches would make for good television...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 857 reads 17 comments

  20. Guess Who's Back? Dana White Returns to Video Blogging

    The chorus from British MC Lady Sovereign's minor North American hit "Love Me or Hate Me" is the most apt lyrical representation of UFC President Dana White there is: Love me or hate me, its ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 333 reads 6 comments

  21. Fight Week Previews: Raphael Assuncao vs. Yves Jabouin

    Meet my solution to being unable to find suitable pictures of the fighters being previewed or discussed in my posts. Thanks to the fine folks at Fight Passport for having such an imposing looking creation on their web site...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 248 reads 4 comments

  22. Firing on All Cylinders: The K2 Interview Series with Scott Jorgensen

    In a division loaded with talent, Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen is a name to remember.The WEC bantamweight has made a nomadic journey to the Zuffa-owned company; growing up in Alaska, ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 134 reads 3 comments

  23. Do You Really Think Brett Rogers Is Going To Beat Fedor?

    We're roughly a month away from the Strikeforce debut of Fedor Emelianenko on CBS and the spectator speculation is already underway.On Nov...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 1,138 reads 46 comments

  24. Fight Week Previews: Damacio Page vs. Will Campuzano

    Kicking off the main card portion of WEC 43, Top 10 ranked Greg Jackson product Damacio Page steps into the cage to face newcomer Will Campuzano...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 144 reads 0 comments

  25. Fight Week Previews: WEC 43 Undercard

    With just four fights scheduled to appear on the main card of WEC 43, today serves as a chance to give some much needed recognition to the combatants on the preliminary portion of the event...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about almost 5 years ago 208 reads 7 comments