1. UFC Fight Night 13: Big Night for the Light Heavyweight Division

    UFC Fight Night 13 on April 2 has a great line up, speaking as a fight fan I am not going to miss it. One of the biggest fight on this card is going to be Matt “the hammer” Hamill vs Tim “the barbarian” Boetsch...

    Derek Noppe Written by Derek Noppe about over 6 years ago 967 reads 1 comments

  2. Training with Georges St. Pierre

    I woke up well before my alarm this morning, my head still very foggy with a nasty head cold. How am I ever going to train today—pushing forty and a bad head cold to boot? Three shots ...

    Derek Noppe Written by Derek Noppe about over 6 years ago 7,879 reads 14 comments

  3. Training with GSP

    Well readers and fellow writers: get ready to be very jealous of me. Georges "Rush" St. Pierre will be in Ottawa, hosting two MMA seminars in early January...

    Derek Noppe Written by Derek Noppe about over 6 years ago 877 reads 3 comments

  4. The Ultimate Fighter: Finally, A Win for Team Hughes

    This week's edition of The Ultimate Fighter saw Tommy Speer (Team Hughes) tangle with Jon Koppenhaver (Team Serra) in the final preliminary match.Both fighters came out firing...

    Derek Noppe Written by Derek Noppe about almost 7 years ago 791 reads 1 comments

  5. The Ultimate Fighter: Matt Hughes Fails to Rally the Troops

    What's next for Matt Hughes?Hughes gave an inspirational speech to his fighters on the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter, pleading with them to lay it all on the line in the Octagon...

    Derek Noppe Written by Derek Noppe about almost 7 years ago 948 reads 1 comments

  6. Turning of the Tide?: New Fighters Take Over UFC

    What do the retirement of Randy Couture, the two losses apiece for Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin, and the lack of respect for Matt Hughes as a coach have in common? Sitting back in my chair, I started to ponder these issues...

    Derek Noppe Written by Derek Noppe about almost 7 years ago 1,501 reads 8 comments

  7. The Ultimate Fighter: Ben Saunders Takes Out Daniel Barrera

    Another week in The Ultimate Fighter, another loss for Matt Hughes. This week Daniel Barrera (Hughes) took on the much taller Ben Saunders (Serra). In the opening round, Barrera came out firing on all cylinders...

    Derek Noppe Written by Derek Noppe about almost 7 years ago 1,117 reads 1 comments

  8. Who is the Ultimate Fighter?

    Spike TV's reality tv show now in it's 6th season begs the question. For the unknowing, here is the premise of the show: Take sixteen no-name fighters and let them fight it out, tournament style, for the price of a pro contract...

    Derek Noppe Written by Derek Noppe about almost 7 years ago 812 reads 2 comments

  9. Does Franklin have what it takes?

    UFC 77 top billing is the rematch between Rich Franklin and Anderson Silva. Can Franklin over come the loss and win back the Middleweight Championship belt?In a word YES!In UFC 64 ...

    Derek Noppe Written by Derek Noppe about almost 7 years ago 529 reads 0 comments