1. The UFC's Top 10 International Assets

    UFC President Dana White often says that he thinks the UFC will eventually become the biggest sport in the world...

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  2. UFC 127 Aftermath: BJ Penn Hides His Face After 3rd Round Beating from Jon Fitch

    Wearing sunglasses to conceal a black eye is a time-honored tradition. In everyday life, people who get a black eye conceal it with sunglasses to hide the evidence of having been in a fight...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 1,002 reads 9 comments

  3. UFC 127: Jon Fitch Is a Problem for Dana White and the UFC

    Somewhere, deep down inside, Dana White grudgingly respects Jon Fitch for what he can do inside the Octagon. He's a smart guy...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 3,611 reads 53 comments

  4. UFC 127: Michael Bisping's Foul on Jorge Rivera Warrants Greater Penalty

    After flagrantly fouling Jorge Rivera at UFC 127, it appears likely that Michael Bisping will walk away scotch free. In fact, if you consider how his notoreity will probably actually boost his drawing power, he may indeed have benefited...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 1,438 reads 16 comments

  5. UFC 127 Results: Should BJ Penn Retire?

    BJ Penn is a former world champion in two weight classes. He's had epic battles against some of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport. He's earned his place as a future UFC Hall of Famer, and his reputation as a "legend of the sport...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 1,188 reads 20 comments

  6. UFC 127 Results: Is a BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch Rematch Warranted?

    UFC 127 is in the books, and it was a far more entertaining event than anticipated. Unfortunately, the main event left many fans without the CSI-esque episodic sense of closure...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 1,054 reads 15 comments

  7. UFC 127 Fight Card Penn vs. Fitch Preview: Will Ref Standups Affect the Fight?

    When two fighters step into the cage, it's one-on-one, mano-a-mano, and all that. At this weekend's UFC 127 fight between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch, I can't help but feel that external ...

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  8. UFC 127 Fight Card: Does the UFC Favor Its International Talent?

    If you're a fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, there is a certain advantage to being born outside of a major UFC market nation...

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  9. MMA: Understanding Weight-Related Issues

    There are few more talked about issues in MMA than those relating to weight and weight class. Consider the last few months and the surrounding narratives that people have developed: Georges St...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 4,009 reads 54 comments

  10. Fedor Emelianenko: The Greatest of All Time, Yet Incredibly Overrated

    There are few fighters as polarizing as Fedor Emelianenko. As such, it's always difficult to get a balanced view of the man...

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  11. Strikeforce Fedor vs. Silva Results: Coker Wants To Put Fedor Back In Tournament

    Following Fedor Emelianenko's upset loss to Antonio Silva, Scott Coker has suggested that Fedor could still return in the Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament as an alternate. Coker said this during the post-fight press conference...

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  12. Strikeforce Fedor vs. Silva Results: Dana White Gloats On Twitter

    When Fedor Emelianenko lost last time to Fabricio Werdum, UFC president Dana White responded with a simple smiley face. This time White didn't hold back...

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  13. Strikeforce Fedor vs. Silva Results: Antonio Silva Ruins Fedor vs. Overeem PPV

    As Fedor Emelianenko lay on the canvas taking a beating from Antonio Silva, one can imagine Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and M-1 Global's Vadim Finkelchtein standing there screaming, ...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 507 reads 4 comments

  14. UFC 126 Results: Why Anderson Silva Shouldn't Fight Georges St. Pierre Next

    Following Anderson Silva 's spectacular first round knockout over Vitor Belfort at UFC 126, the focus has already shifted to the expected matchup between Anderson Silva and Georges St...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 2,573 reads 18 comments

  15. MMA: This Week in Dana White's Head

    Dana White's opinion is one of the most sought after opinions in MMA, and for good reason. As president of the UFC, he has almost total control over what the biggest organization in MMA does...

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  16. Ronaldo Souza: Jacare Is a Threat to Anybody at Middleweight, UFC Included

    It's a distinct pleasure to watch Strikeforce's middleweight champion Ronaldo Souza grapple. But aside from being an interesting fighter to watch, Ronaldo Souza bridges that gap between being watchable and being relevant on a competitive level...

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  17. Nick Diaz: The Fighter's Pseudo-Relevance

    When Nick Diaz fights, the media acts as if some sort of world title is on the line. Mauro Ranallo screams hyperbole about Diaz being one of the greatest fighters in the sport...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 3,096 reads 181 comments

  18. UFC Vs Strikeforce, Brock Lesnar Vs Fedor: Who Has The Best Heavyweight Roster?

    Earlier this week, Bloodyelbow.com's Kid Nate sparked some thoughts inside myself concerning which MMA promotion has the greatest heavyweights...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 2,515 reads 27 comments

  19. MMA: The 10 Meaningless Things Fighters Say

    Fighters talk a lot of trash, and in the process of marketing themselves, they tend to say a lot of ridiculous things...

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  20. MMA: The NEW Greatest UFC Fighters of All Time

    When you ask an MMA fan about the greatest MMA fighters of all time, the answers come almost reflexively, without a moment of thought. The greatest heavyweight of all time? "Fedor Emelianenko...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 3,361 reads 63 comments

  21. Why UFC-Style Matchmaking Works and MMA Tournaments Do Not

    There is something about the word "tournament" that makes MMA fans go bananas. Why? Maybe because the people who watch MMA today are the same people who grew up watching martial arts tournament movies like Enter the Dragon and Bloodsport...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 2,539 reads 23 comments

  22. Making Sense Of Strikeforce's Puzzling World Grand Prix Tournament

    If Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced that Fedor Emelianenko would be fighting Antonio Silva, and that the winner would face the winner of a championship bout between Alistair ...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about almost 4 years ago 1,305 reads 23 comments

  23. Georges St. Pierre: Why He Doesn't Finish Fights

    If you're going to criticize Georges St. Pierre for not finishing fights, the least you can do is understand why...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about 4 years ago 3,849 reads 50 comments

  24. Randy Couture Doesn't Want a Real Fight

    Shortly after Couture appeared to make an unofficial retirement announcement through social media, Josh Gross announced that in fact, Couture wants to fight Mauricio Rua or Lyoto Machida...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about 4 years ago 1,024 reads 13 comments

  25. Joe Rogan is Wrong: UFC Responsible for Many MMA Judging Problems

    Somehow, after listening to Joe Rogan's rant on MMA judging last week, I have come to the conclusion that while he's right about many things, he's also quite wrong. Specifically when it comes to assigning blame over the current state of MMA judging...

    Darren Wong Written by Darren Wong about 4 years ago 2,630 reads 9 comments