1. UFC Fan Expo in Toronto a Huge Victory for the UFC

    If you judged solely by walking around the packed Direct Energy Centre the last two days, you'd think Toronto had been embracing Mixed Martial Arts and the UFC since the days of Royce Gracie...

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  2. UFC 129 Fight Card: Exclusive Interview with UFC VP Marc Ratner

    Marc Ratner is the former head of the Nevada State Athletic Commission and member of the Boxing Hall of Fame...

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  3. UFC 129 Fight Card: Will Missing Weight Effect Henderson's Performance?

    Turns out meeting the 155 lbs. weight limit didn’t go as “smoothly” for Ben Henderson as he thought it would. Wow, talk about a world-class play on words...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,287 reads 0 comments

  4. UFC 129 Fight Card: Chuck Liddell Kicks Off UFC Fan Expo With A Bang

    Who better to welcome the UFC to Toronto than Chuck Liddell , the man who's been called the "face" of mixed martial arts? Though his fighting days may be behind him (for now), you wouldn't know it from the crowds reaction...

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  5. UFC 129 Fight Card: Will Canadian Fighters Get Exposed on Home Turf?

    Let me start off by saying just how much I hate "country vs. country" based promoting in MMA events...or anything else, for that matter. Watching the NHL playoffs north of the border, one can't escape the constant appeals to national pride...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,306 reads 2 comments

  6. UFC 129 Fight Card: 5 Things to Watch for in the Couture-Machida Fight

    When the UFC first announced Randy Couture vs. Lyoto Machida for UFC 129 at the Rogers Centre, fan reaction was tepid...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,260 reads 2 comments

  7. UFC 129 Fight Card: Will GSP vs. Jake Shields Flop as a Main Event?

    In case you haven’t yet heard: UFC 129 is shaping up to be a pretty big deal. In a little less than two weeks' time, the most successful MMA promotion in history touches ...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 3,102 reads 55 comments

  8. MMA's Super Bowl: Who Would Win If UFC and Strikeforce Champions Fought Today?

    For a long time (okay, just a couple years but still) people wondered what would happen if the world champions from the two leading U.S. promotions—the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Strikeforce—ever threw down...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 857 reads 5 comments

  9. Vladimir Matyushenko: MMA's "Janitor" Wants a Rematch with Nogueira...in Brazil!

    When you sit down to write an article about someone nicknamed “The Janitor” — well, let’s just say you don’t have any trouble thinking up lame puns...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 86 reads 2 comments

  10. Jon Jones on "The View": 5 Hit TV Shows That NEED an MMA Guest Star

    As the sport of MMA continues to grow in popularity, more and more fighters are making the jump to that most hallowed of mediums: mainstream television...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,252 reads 2 comments

  11. UFC 129 Fight Card: Why a Win over Machida Might Earn Randy Couture a Title Shot

    Before I get into the debate (and it‘s a good one), let‘s consider something for a moment: At UFC 129 in Toronto, Randy Couture will square off with Lyoto Machida in a fight that could easily be it’s own PPV headliner...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,945 reads 58 comments

  12. Sarah Kaufman on Working with Greg Jackson and the Future of Women's MMA

    Canada's Sarah Kaufman has been called a flag bearer for women's MMA. She's been called a hero and a role model by some and a spoiled “diva” by others...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 514 reads 1 comments

  13. MMA: 5 Upcoming Fights That Need a 'UFC Primetime' Special

    "UFC Primetime" is the best marketing idea the UFC has had since Dana White first locked a bunch of rowdy 20-somethings in a house with booze and cameras, and asked them if they wanted to "be a f*ckin' fighter?"...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 2,059 reads 8 comments

  14. "Thunder" Stuck: Why Yushin Okami Has Earned a Title Shot Against Anderson Silva

    Ask any UFC fan this simple question: Who’s getting the next shot at Anderson Silva? Answer: why Georges St. Pierre is, of course! Ah yes, Silva vs. GSP...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,768 reads 13 comments

  15. UFC 128 Results: Jim Miller Is Ready for a Lightweight Title Shot

    Only a few minutes before Jim Miller was set to fight—in front of his hometown crowd, no less—the New Jersey native had to watch his brother Dan get beat...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 381 reads 1 comments

  16. UFC 128 Results: Mirko "Cro Cop" Needs to Retire. Now

    For the first 13 and a half minutes of his PPV opening bout with Brendan Schaub, Mirko “Cro Cop” was freakin’ back, baby...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,650 reads 10 comments

  17. UFC 128 Fight Card: 5 Keys to Victory for Jon Jones

    Jon Jones is that “special” kind of athlete, the once-in-a-lifetime sort of competitor that gets the whole world’s attention and keeps it...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 815 reads 3 comments

  18. UFC 128 Fight Card: 5 Keys to Victory for 'Shogun' Rua

    Has any fighter ever experienced the savage, unforgiving extremes of Mixed Martial Arts as much as UFC Light-Heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua? When he first came ...

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  19. UFC Buys Strikeforce: 5 People Who Stand To Benefit the Most

    This year is turning out to be extremely front-heavy. First, we get the “Fight of the Year” on literally the first day of 2011, as Frankie Edgar and Grey Maynard rang in the new year by trying to tear each other's heads off...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 3,776 reads 15 comments

  20. Kit Cope Trains with Diaz Brothers, Claims No One in MMA Will Stand with Him

    Ask a fighter why they fight. What motivates them to do what they do, to live the difficult and extraordinary life of a professional fighter. No two answers are exactly the same...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,766 reads 5 comments

  21. UFC 128 Fight Card: Is Yoshihiro Akiyama Fighting To Keep His Job?

    Yoshihiro Akiyama is what would happen if you asked the women of Japan to design a professional fighter based on their sexual fantasies, minus any tentacle monster-related fetishes ...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 1,488 reads 9 comments

  22. UFC on Versus 3 Results:Martin Kampmann Has No One to Blame but Himself for Loss

    Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez should be committed. Nobody takes that kind of two-fisted buttkickin’ and keeps coming back for more...

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  23. UFC on Versus 3 Results: Why Chris Weidman Is the Future at Middleweight

    In the days leading up to his UFC debut, the talk surrounding Chris Weidman was mostly piteous and sympathetic...

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  24. UFC 127 Results: Who Really Won Penn Vs. Fitch? Dana White, That's Who

    In the fallout of last night's draw finish of Jon Fitch vs. BJ Penn, the conversation seems to be focused mostly on every MMA writer’s favourite subject: b*tching about how inept and incompetent MMA judges are...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about over 3 years ago 2,931 reads 5 comments

  25. UFC 127 Fight Card: What's Really on the Line in Penn vs. Fitch?

    UFC 127: “Penn vs. Fitch” is the UFC equivalent of a “bad dream” episode. Not familiar with the concept of a “bad dream” episode? I’m willing to bet you actually are...

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