1. MMA Exclusive Interview: One-on-One with Jonathan "The Road Warrior" Goulet

    Jonathan Goulet had his first professional fight when he was 22 years old, in a small river town just a couple miles south of Montreal. If his decade in the fight game since then has proven anything, it’s that you really can come home again...

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  2. Does MMA Coach Greg Jackson Breed Boring Fighters?

    There were a lot of stories coming out of this past Saturday's UFC 119 card. They ran the gamut from bad judging to grotesque cuts to no "KO of the Night" award being given ...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about almost 4 years ago 1,768 reads 12 comments

  3. The 5 Biggest Upcoming Fights For Canadian MMA This Year

    It bothers me sometimes when people say MMA has yet to hit the "mainstream". That may be true where you live - but not in Canada. Yes, in the true north strong and free, MMA has definitely arrived, so to speak...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about almost 4 years ago 469 reads 4 comments

  4. Is GSP/Koscheck a New Day For The Ultimate Fighter Or The Beginning Of The End?

    It's that time of year again. The kids are filing off to school, the leaves are changing color, and the corn is coming in against the backdrop of an amber sky...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about almost 4 years ago 1,337 reads 7 comments

  5. So Is Yves Lavigne Not Entitled To an Opinion Anymore?

    Yes folks, you read that right. Today I tackle the MMA equivalent of moving Sisyphus’s Rock. Today, I’m going to stick up for Yves Lavigne.I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the French-Canadian born referee...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about almost 4 years ago 1,308 reads 13 comments

  6. MMA Sees True "Year of the Upset" in 2010

    Every MMA fan remembers the legendary “Year of the Upset.”It was all the way back in the ancient time known as 2007. George Bush was President. The housing market was booming...

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  7. UFC 118: Can Frankie Edgar and James Toney Shock The Sports World?

    By Elton Hobson Tomorrow night, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its triumphant debut in Dana White’s hometown of Boston, Mass, fight fans will be treated to what amounts to two main events...

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  8. I'm Done Buying What Fedor Emelianenko Is Selling

    Dear Fedor: We’re done man. We’re breaking up. I think for good. And it’s not me, it’s you. I hadn’t intended to write a breakup letter. And I know you don’t even care...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about almost 4 years ago 5,235 reads 23 comments

  9. Saving Strikeforce: How The Promotion Gets Back On Network TV

    Another card in the books, another promotional disaster for the once well-regarded San Jose promotion.Bobby Lashley went from hyped prospect to hospital bound in less then 10 minutes, ...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about almost 4 years ago 1,144 reads 19 comments

  10. A Country Boy Can Survive: What's Next For Matt Hughes?

    Guess that Hank Williams Jr. was onto something, after all.For a fighter supposedly facing the tail end of his career, UFC hall of famer and multiple time welterweight champion, Matt Hughes, has been opening a lot of eyes lately...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about almost 4 years ago 990 reads 11 comments

  11. Bellator Considering Roger Huerta Vs. Eddie Alvarez Fight This Fall

    The biggest breaking news story this week: Perez Hilton has taken overthe matchmaking duties at Bellator. OK, so that's not true. But the news coming out of the promotion thisweek left a bad taste in my mouth...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about almost 4 years ago 569 reads 3 comments

  12. It's Official: MMA Now Legalized In Ontario

    Yes, folks, its official. The sport of Mixed Martial Arts is on its wayto full regulation and sanctioning in the province of Ontario...

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  13. What's Next For The UFC Middleweight Division After UFC 117?

    After UFC 117 this past Saturday, two things are clear: One, Anderson Silva is one bad, bad dude. And two, the UFC Middleweight title picture just got a whole lot more interesting...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about almost 4 years ago 1,836 reads 18 comments

  14. UFC 117 Fight Card: Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen, and The Miracle in Oakland

    As I watched the weigh-ins for tonight’s UFC 117 from Oakland, something occurred to me. It happened right as champion and challenger squared off for the “face to face” ...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about almost 4 years ago 5,552 reads 8 comments

  15. Four Biggest Questions for UFC Live: Jon Jones vs. Vladimir Matyushenko

    By Elton Hobson Or, as it is otherwise known, the Jon Jones show. Possibly the biggest hype train in Mixed Martial Arts today is pulling into San Diego, California (after a slight detour past Salt Lake City )...

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  16. Is Sarah Kaufman a Crusader for Women's MMA, or Just a 'Diva'?

    This past Friday, Women’s MMA finally got it’s “Rampage vs. Arona” moment—as well as another vigorous round of debate about the place of women in MMA...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about almost 4 years ago 1,060 reads 16 comments

  17. City Of NORTH Vancouver Reverses Course, Once Again Bans MMA

    By Elton Hobson This week, the cause of martial arts, prizefighting, and the sport of MMA in Canada took a giant step backwards...

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  18. Dear Ken Shamrock: Please Retire. Like Now.

    By Elton "Hobbie" Hobson This past Sunday played host to one of MMA’s most tragic moments. Unless you happened to be in Australia for Impact FC’s sophomore offering, chances are you missed it...

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  19. MFC Star Ryan Ford Wants You To Know He's Still the "Real Deal"

    By Elton “Hobbie” Hobson Interview courtesy of www.canadianprofighter.com Guys fight for lots of different reasons...

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  20. Chris Leben, Wanderlei Silva a Perfect Fit for the Ultimate Fighter 13

    By Elton "Hobbie" Hobson Two weeks. That’s how long it took Chris Leben to pull off one of the most dramatic career turnarounds in recent memory...

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  21. Am I Right or What? Five Fights You're (Probably) Going To See in 2010

    By Elton “Hobbie” Hobson With the news that Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria 2 will be headlining the UFC’s September show in Indianapolis breaking this past week, I’d like to take a moment to get something off my chest...

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  22. Burying the Grudge: Why Bad Blood Fights Aren't Living Up to the Hype

    By Elton "Hobbie" Hobson When it comes to selling a fight, there is no safer bet in Mixed Martial Arts—indeed, in all of prizefighting—than the tried and true grudge match...

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  23. Is Wrestling Killing the Sport of Mixed Martial Arts?

    It’s ironic, but as passionate, as devoted, as fanatically over the top as MMA fans can be, we can also be a little sensitive. It’s a strange trait for fans of something as macho as cage fighting, but it’s undoubtedly true...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about 4 years ago 2,061 reads 43 comments

  24. Surviving Nashville: How Strikeforce Bounces Back

    Let’s get the most obvious observation out of the way first. Last night’s Strikeforce “Heavy Artillery” card was a solid, entertaining event. After the Hindenberg that was April’s Strikeforce: Nashville, the St...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about 4 years ago 352 reads 1 comments

  25. Don King Def. Shine Fights, MMA Fans, and Common Sense Via KO

    At 1:20 PM, Broward country circuit court judge Marc C. Gold handed down the “judge's” decision in the Don King/Shone Fights legal battle. The result: Don King via thundering Unanimous Decision...

    Elton Hobson Written by Elton Hobson about 4 years ago 465 reads 0 comments