1. UFC 146 Fight Card: What's with the Obsession with Heavyweights?

    The PPV portion of the UFC 146 fight card is comprised entirely of heavyweights—obsessive much? But the unhealthy obsession with big men didn't start with UFC 146, heavyweight has long been the premier weight class in boxing...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,157 reads 16 comments

  2. Can the UFC Alter the Mental Toughness of American Society?

    The UFC has more power than any other sports organization—not in money or number of fans, but in the ability to change American society...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 804 reads 12 comments

  3. MMA: Judging by Their Website, Strikeforce Won't Be Alive Much Longer

    The (overly)simplified Strikeforce website is bad on an epic scale. So bad, in fact, that you must seriously wonder what Zuffa has in store for them...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,343 reads 38 comments

  4. UFC's Yoislandy Izquierdo Talks 'Daily Dedication and Sacrifice' of Training MMA

    Yoislandy Izquierdo is a name you should learn to remember. The Cuban-born MMA fighter is a lightweight prospect who will be making his debut at UFC on FUEL TV 2 against battle-hardened Swede Reza Madadi...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 415 reads 0 comments

  5. UFC: Mythical Versions of Real MMA Fighters That Fans Still Believe in

    MMA fans are affectionate towards their favorite legendary fighters, but sometimes, that affection borders on excessive...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 5,671 reads 71 comments

  6. UFC: Do Rankings Even Matter in MMA?

    Rankings are the most pointless thing in mixed martial arts. No, really, they are. Why? The reasons are numerous and, quite frankly, obvious. First of all, the UFC doesn't have its own official rankings to determine fights and title shots...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,240 reads 23 comments

  7. UFC on FUEL TV 2: Will the Long Break Help or Hurt the UFC?

    March 3rd. That was the last time the UFC held an event. It was the UFC's debut on the B-level network FX. You'd have to go back to February 26th for the last event of a grander scale—UFC 144...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 812 reads 6 comments

  8. UFC: Life Lessons We Can Learn from MMA

    MMA can seem brutal and horrible, and at times it is, but it can also teach valuable life lessons. In a literal sense, MMA training can teach people the useful skill of self defense...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,775 reads 15 comments

  9. Alistair Overeem Tests Positive: What This Says About MMA as a Whole

    Alistair Overeem 's failing of his pre-fight drug test is abhorrent. Not because he failed, but because now fans won't get to see the greatest heavyweight fight in recent memory between him and UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,001 reads 122 comments

  10. UFC: Why Fans Have No Right to Steal UFC Pay-Per-Views

    Illegally streaming UFC pay-per-views is theft no matter how you justify it. UFC president Dana White has taken some heat recently for making such claims and going even further, ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,997 reads 44 comments

  11. The Kimbo Slice Boxing Match Was Not Fixed; His Opponent, Brian Green, Speaks

    Kimbo Slice 's recent boxing match appeared to be a worked affair, but his opponent, Brian Green, is tired of the accusations that he took a dive; he has reached out to the community to say the fight was NOT fixed...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 4,185 reads 23 comments

  12. UFC: Should MMA Become a High School Sport?

    There is no problem with MMA becoming a high school sport in the United States. In fact, it should be a mandatory part of the curriculum. This notion might sound absurd at first, but it's not...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,819 reads 57 comments

  13. What Is the Heart of MMA: The Fans or the Fighters?

    MMA fighters and fans have a contentious relationship, but this does not have to be. Both groups are at the very heart of the sport; they don't need to hate one another, but love one another...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 327 reads 6 comments

  14. Are MMA Fans the Snobbiest in the Sports World?

    MMA fans are by far the snobbiest in the sports world, and it's largely because of the Internet and the cultural zeitgeist they were and are surrounded by...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,213 reads 36 comments

  15. UFC: What Will the Post-PPV MMA World Look Like?

    The UFC and WWE are constantly compared, but for once, it will be valid because the post-pay-per-view UFC will resemble the WWE and professional wrestling...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,801 reads 7 comments

  16. UFC: Are Children Now the Most Important Demographic for the UFC to Focus On?

    The males ages 18-34 demographic will always be at the core of the UFC's viewership, but there's a second graphic that's also crucial to focus on: children...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,559 reads 10 comments

  17. UFC 146 Fight Card: Does UFC Need Alistair Overeem to Beat Junior Dos Santos?

    In the clash between titanic heavyweights Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem , the UFC would benefit more from the latter fighter winning. In fact, it's crucial to the UFC's success in Europe that Overeem does win...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 8,428 reads 41 comments

  18. MMA Fighters: Men or Gods?

    Idealistic MMA fans view fighters as some sort of paragon for all athletes to look up to—as gods—but are they really? The answer is complicated...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,030 reads 8 comments

  19. The Future of MMA Has Arrived, and It's Not Jon Jones Or Rory Macdonald

    The future of MMA is here and it's not Jon Jones or Rory Macdonald, it's kids. Yes, Jon Jones is a 24-year-old phenom, but there are younger phenoms who will one day reach fighting age and destroy him...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 3,434 reads 22 comments

  20. UFC 135: The Kids from the UFC 135 Press Conference Speak

    The most important thing about UFC 135 wasn't that Jon Jones beat Rampage Jackson, it was that kids were present at the pre-fight press conference and asked questions...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,093 reads 2 comments

  21. GSP vs. Condit: Should There Be an Interim Interim Welterweight Title?

    The UFC welterweight division is paralyzed. The only solution is to create an interim interim welterweight championship...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 2,518 reads 23 comments

  22. Forrest Griffin: "I Am Mark Hamill and [The Ultimate Fighter] Was My Star Wars"

    Forrest Griffin 's self deprecating sense of humor is legendary. Thankfully for MMA fans, it'll be on display tonight on FUEL TV in a conversation segment featuring Griffin and one-time rival Stephan Bonnar...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,202 reads 3 comments

  23. UFC: Do MMA Fighters Make Good Role Models?

    MMA fighters hurt people for a living. Nevertheless, some are fit to be the role models that society needs them to be. Athletic figures have been akin to living gods since the dawn of celebrity culture...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,601 reads 4 comments

  24. 6 Fighters Fans Hate for the Wrong Reasons

    MMA fans are a sordid, hateful bunch. Unfortunately, their abundant hate is rarely focused in the right direction...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 4,985 reads 16 comments

  25. 6 Reasons Carlos Condit Should Fight Jake Ellenberger

    UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit needs to fight Jake Ellenberger as soon as possible. The future of the entire welterweight division is at stake! If Condit ...

    Matt Saccaro Written by Matt Saccaro about over 2 years ago 1,488 reads 8 comments