1. UFC 141 Fight Card: Why Jon Fitch Needs to Make a Statement

    Let me describe a fighter for you and you try to guess who I'm talking about. This man (let's call him "Fighter X") is one of the top contenders in his division. In fact, he could very well be ranked No...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about 3 years ago 858 reads 3 comments

  2. UFC 136 Fight Card: Is Chael Sonnen Proof That MMA Is Just Like Pro Wrestling?

    Is there a more polarizing subject among MMA fans that the tried, tested and true “Professional Wrestling is just like/is nothing at all like Mixed Martial Arts”? ...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about 3 years ago 740 reads 6 comments

  3. UFC on Versus 6: What's On The Line in EVERY Fight?

    Mention “free UFC world title fight on network TV” to your casual MMA fan and chances are they’ll start telling you all about Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos, coming live on FOX this fall! Hold on just a second...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about 3 years ago 538 reads 0 comments

  4. MMA in Canada: Is UFC 140 in Toronto a Fun Card, or a Dud?

    When the UFC first came to Toronto, the result was quite simply epic. Biggest crowd in North American MMA history. Biggest live gate in UFC history. An estimated million-plus buys on PPV...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,131 reads 3 comments

  5. UFC 137: Why Everything Bad Is Secretly GSP's Fault

    Being a fan of any sport, team or athlete entails certain rules. You know what I’m talking about, here. If you’re a Yankees fan, then a Red Sox fan probably hates your guts...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 3,014 reads 46 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 25: Should Jason MacDonald Retire If He Loses to Alan Belcher?

    I believe this upcoming UFC Fight Night has the distinction of being the first ever UFC card to totally steal the name of an earlier UFC event...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 495 reads 0 comments

  7. UFC 137: Facing BJ Penn Is All the Punishment Nick Diaz Deserves

    Of all the opponents Nick Diaz has faced in his career — many of whom are world class fighters — I think we always knew that the hardest obstacle for Nick Diaz to overcome would be Nick Diaz...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,420 reads 10 comments

  8. Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix: Do We Care About This Tournament Anymore?

    Tournaments are like the Tower of Babel in the combat sports world. In the beginning, everyone is enthusiastic, the will is there and it truly seems like the impossible can be pulled off...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,387 reads 12 comments

  9. Strikeforce Fedor vs Henderson Results: Robbie Lawler vs Tim Kennedy

    As a U.S Army Special Forces operator and winner of the Bronze Star, we knew Tim Kennedy was tough. “Double tough,” as the old army saying goes...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 625 reads 0 comments

  10. UFC 134 Fight Card: Would a Second Loss to Forrest Griffin Ruin Shogun's Legacy?

    2007 was a year chock full of upsets in the MMA world. Everyone remembers Matt Serra’s “Rocky moment” over GSP (didn’t Rocky lose to Apollo Creed the first time?)...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 882 reads 6 comments

  11. Is Michael McDonald the Hottest Prospect in the UFC Bantamweight Division?

    Michael McDonald is the kind of athlete who exists just to make you feel bad about what you’ve done with your life so far. For one, he’s already won a world title, albeit in the Tachi Fights promotion in Leemore, Calif...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 413 reads 3 comments

  12. UFC: 5 Reasons Why It Is Going to Have a HUGE 2011

    Every so often, whenever there's a lull in the news cycle or a slow day, the MMA media/amateur bloggers like myself like to bust old a cherished classic...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,982 reads 7 comments

  13. Does a BJ Penn vs. Carlos Condit Fight Shaft Jon Fitch?

    When Joe Silva first took his job as UFC matchmaker, I don’t think it occurred to him that one day he’d be turning to Twitter to help him do his job. And yet, more and more often, that’s exactly what’s been happening...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 793 reads 14 comments

  14. UFC: Why Chuck Liddell Should Come out of Retirement to Fight Tito Ortiz

    UFC 132 was a great event, one filled to bursting with memorable highlights. There were devastating KOs ( lookin at you, Wandy ), great fights, even more devastating KOs ( poor ...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 273 reads 10 comments

  15. MMA: Is Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann Terrible Matchmaking?

    I’ ve always found Chael Sonnen to be a sort of anomaly amongst MMA fans. He is roundly despised, by many fans for his PED ’s/real estate fraud/telling the truth problem(s)...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,038 reads 15 comments

  16. UFC 132 Fight Card: UFC Brass (Probably) Want Urijah Faber to Beat Dominick Cruz

    First off, let me apologize to the great Bruce Campbell for blatantly ripping off the title of his (very good) autobiography. Imitation is, after all, the sincerest form of flattery...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 219 reads 1 comments

  17. MMA: Is TRT Becoming the Default Excuse for Cheating in MMA?

    I’m going to do something in this article I once thought I’d never do. I’m going to agree with BJ Penn . Recently, the pride of Hilo took to Twitter to vent his frustration about the Nate Marquardt/TRT scandal...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 2,164 reads 6 comments

  18. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson: Big Fight or Even Bigger Waste of Time?

    While watching Strikeforce a few weeks ago, I couldn’t help but be impressed by the repeated ads for the upcoming Dan Henderson vs. Fedor Emelianenko super fight. It reminded me of old boxing advertisements, epic and cheesy at the same time...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,311 reads 8 comments

  19. Is Sam Stout a Top-10 LW? 5 Fights He Should Take Next to Prove It.

    If you’re a fighter and your nickname is “Hands of Stone,” then it follows that you better have some impressive KO’s on your resume. If you don’t, well, people might start to call you out on your choice of fight handle...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,516 reads 16 comments

  20. Nick Diaz vs. GSP: Why This Fight is a Godsend for the UFC

    This summer, the UFC's Pay-Per-View fortunes start—and end—with Georges St-Pierre. The GSP-headlined UFC 129 was a massive success for the UFC—quite on top of the record-setting ...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 5,055 reads 6 comments

  21. UFC: Why Mirko "Cro Cop" vs. "Minotauro" Nogueira II Should NOT Happen

    Nostalgia can be a funny thing. It plays with the senses, confounds reason, and clouds memory. Like a drug, it impairs proper judgement and good sense in favour of a high that's progressively harder and harder to achieve...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 2,526 reads 11 comments

  22. UFC 131 Fight Card: Can Brock Lesnar Overcome Junior Dos Santos' Striking?

    There's something that never sat quite right with me in the latest round of Star Wars films—and no, I'm not talking about George Lucas's complete inability to render believable human interaction on the screen...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 4,873 reads 27 comments

  23. UFC 130: 5 Reasons Frankie Edgar Will Retain His Title Against Gray Maynard

    When Frankie Edgar and Grey Maynard first met, it was on the under card of a “UFC Fight Night.” There wasn’t any fanfare, slick promotional videos or “Countdown” specials or even much media attention...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 88 reads 30 comments

  24. UFC 129 Results: GSP vs. Shields Backlash Brings out the Worst in MMA Fans

    My favourite movie of all time is "Memento," an early film from Christopher Nolan starring Guy Pierce as a man with short term memory loss. Every so often, his mind "blanks" to a certain point, leaving our hero utterly confused...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 2,775 reads 16 comments

  25. UFC Fan Expo: Former WEC President Reed Harris on Fighters Union, Ben Henderson

    Reed Harris was once known as the "face" of the WEC, the Dana White of the lighter-weight organization, so to speak. Of course, once the UFC and the WEC merged, Reed's old job became redundant...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 540 reads 0 comments