1. Is World Extreme Cagefighting Ready for PPV?

    The WEC put on yet another amazing card last night with WEC 46. Things couldn't have gone better for the promotion as top contenders Urijah Faber, Mike Brown, and Ben Henderson all emerged victorious...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about almost 5 years ago 261 reads 9 comments

  2. The Case for Georges St-Pierre To Chase His Olympic Dreams (Part 1)

    UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre stirred up some waves recently when he mentioned that he is considering trying to make the Canadian Olympic wrestling team...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about almost 5 years ago 893 reads 15 comments

  3. Finding Success at Welterweight Requires BJ Penn To Get Off The Fence

    We've all seen the improvement in BJ Penn since his loss to GSP. A new training regimen, attitude, and drive have all combined to turn Penn into an absolute beast. At 155 lbs...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about 5 years ago 974 reads 21 comments

  4. A Decisive Victory Leaves Few Questions and Fewer Opponents For BJ Penn

    While watching UFC 107 last night I noted how few punches Diego Sanchez landed on BJ Penn. Thanks to the beauty of hi-def television and slo-mo replays between rounds we were given a glimpse of just how Matrix like Penn was...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about 5 years ago 590 reads 10 comments

  5. Coaching The Ultimate Fighter Is a Step in the Wrong Direction for Tito Ortiz

    I'll admit I feel duped. For years I ranted about how overrated and irrelevant Tito Ortiz was. However, I recently bought into his explanation about being "back" now that his back was fixed...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about 5 years ago 342 reads 5 comments

  6. UFC 106: "They Are Who We Thought They Were"

    As UFC 106 wrapped up last night the infamous quote from former Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green kept repeating itself in my head. "They are who we thought they were." A very true statement about the majority of fighters on the UFC 106 card...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about 5 years ago 444 reads 3 comments

  7. My Argument for an Interim UFC Middleweight Title

    Dana White and the UFC have created a monster. That monster's name is Anderson Silva. While Silva is certainly a monster inside the cage, he's also more recently become one outside of it, essentially ...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about 5 years ago 475 reads 9 comments

  8. Could Re-Signing Urijah Faber Force Zuffa To Merge the UFC & WEC?

    Negotiations with star athletes are always interesting. During the negotiation process, either the athlete or the organization can quickly become the villain by demanding too much or by offering too little...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about 5 years ago 965 reads 6 comments

  9. Is Rampage Jackson the Shaquille O'Neal of MMA?

    In 1996, during the peak of his popularity, Shaquille O'Neal was approached about playing a fun-loving, rapping genie who comes out of a boom box to help a little boy reconcile with his father...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about 5 years ago 935 reads 9 comments

  10. Gegard Mousasi: A Strong Case for Contract Swaps in MMA

    It happens all the time in other sports. One team is making a strong push for the playoffs, but needs a certain player to make it happen, while another team has this player, but needs some future talent, like a handful of minor leaguers...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 733 reads 14 comments

  11. Strikeforce's Carano-Cyborg Card Provides a Night Full of Finishes

    Strikeforce's Carano-Cyborg card is in the books and the outcomes were by and large what people expected. The plus side was that most fights were finished rather than going to decision...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 450 reads 4 comments

  12. Is the UFC Setting Up Ricardo Almeida for a Title Shot?

    Ricardo Almeida has been around MMA longer than most fans realize. He fought in the UFC back in 2001-2002 losing two of his three fights in the octagon. Almeida then moved on to compete in Pancrase and Pride up until 2004...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 404 reads 9 comments

  13. BJ Penn Looking To Stay Active as the UFC Lightweight Champion

    My biggest complaint about BJ Penn has always been that he doesn't fight enough. Even if we disregard the layoff he took after his loss to Georges St-Pierre, to spend time with his new born daughter, Penn has only fought twice a year since 2005...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 454 reads 26 comments

  14. Reassessing My Opinion of the UFC's Original "Bad Boy"

    I wouldn't classify myself as a Tito Ortiz hater but for a long time I was as close as one can come to being one. I've never been a fan of loud mouth hype machines of Ortiz's ilk and I consider ...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 514 reads 17 comments

  15. Up In Smoke: Nick Diaz Fails To Obtain License To Fight

    Welterweight fighter Nick Diaz has failed to show up for a drug test which makes it impossible for the California State Athletic Commission to grant him a license to fight on the August 15th Strikeforce event...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 510 reads 17 comments

  16. The Slippery Slope of Anderson Silva Fighting at 205 Pounds

    The discussion of Anderson Silva fighting at 205 pounds in the light heavyweight division began long ago but has picked up steam since his demolition of Forrest Griffin...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 626 reads 28 comments

  17. Merging The UFC And WEC

    According to MMA Weekly Dana White and company are considering merging the WEC with the UFC. This has almost been an inevitability ever since Zuffa dropped the light heavyweight, middleweight, and eventually the welterweight divisions from the WEC...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 368 reads 6 comments

  18. Is M-1 Going to Be the Shady Business Division of Strikeforce?

    Strikeforce is the "good guy" organization in MMA. No one has a bad thing to say about their President Scott Coker, they treat their fighters right, they co-promote, etc, etc...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 203 reads 11 comments

  19. Randy Couture Should Send Fedor Emelianenko a Thank You Card

    Now that Fedor Emelianenko has signed with Strikeforce, I think Randy Couture should send him a thank you card. While Couture has stated many times that he would love nothing more than to fight ...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 762 reads 16 comments

  20. Fedor? Doesn't Matter

    A few weeks ago Cagepotato.com passed an edict that they would no longer carry news about Tito Ortiz and his "earth shattering, gonna happen soon deal". Simply put Tito cried wolf a few too many times and the folks at Cagepotato got sick of it...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 498 reads 2 comments

  21. Could August 15 Be Strikeforce's Unlucky Day?

    It's not Friday the 13th or even close to being Halloween, but I'm beginning to wonder if the August 15th Strikeforce card might be cursed...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 281 reads 1 comments

  22. Should MMA Have a Two Strike Rule for Performance Enhancers?

    The steroid and more vague "performance enhancer" discussion has been at the forefront of the sports discussion in the US for the last few years...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 325 reads 8 comments

  23. Don't Forget About Gegard Mousasi

    With all the buzz surrounding Josh Barnett's failed drug test and his replacement to face Fedor Emelianenko, a very important and exciting match up is being lost in the shuffle...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 388 reads 9 comments

  24. Vitor Belfort: The Fastest Opponent Fedor Has Ever Faced

    Vitor Belfort is the "fastest" opponent Fedor has ever faced. That's right...well, maybe fastest rise in salary. Affliction and Belfort's management is apparently in discussion about how much ...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 1,173 reads 18 comments

  25. Strikeforce Carano-Cyborg Card Down One Title Fight

    Alistair Overeem will apparently be unable to defend his Strikeforce Heavyweight belt against Fabricio Werdum on Aug. 15. Alistair cites complication with a hand injury sustained during a bar fight as the reason he'll be unable to defend his title...

    Nate Double Written by Nate Double about over 5 years ago 153 reads 8 comments