1. Should Fighters Be Limited in Number of Significant Strikes They Can Sustain?

    At UFC 161 in June, Roy Nelson was transformed into a human pinata at the hands of Stipe Miocic. A pinata that was more than willing to bend, but ultimately unwilling to break...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 1 year ago 2,251 reads 11 comments

  2. Johny Hendricks Wants to Break Something...Will It Be Enough to Beat GSP?

    Rory MacDonald vs. Jake Ellenberger has got the MMA world yammering about '"exciting versus boring" in the context of what takes place when the door to the Octagon is slammed shut...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 2 years ago 9,809 reads 153 comments

  3. Despite the Boo Birds, Rory MacDonald Proved He Is a Legit Contender

    "Who sh*t in your cereal?" is a question Rory MacDonald could be asking the entire MMA world following his win over Jake Ellenberger in the co-main event on UFC on Fox 8 ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 2 years ago 7,615 reads 127 comments

  4. Power Ranking All 9 UFC Title Fights Based on Interest Factor

    I have been thinking a lot about the upcoming title fights. Like, a lot. While you shouldn't care what I think, I'm going to tell you anyway. How do you like them apples? Enough about fruit...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 2 years ago 14,928 reads 106 comments

  5. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson: Does Anyone Care About This Fight?

    Jon Jones is set to defend his light heavyweight belt against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 , this September from Toronto, Canada...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 2 years ago 19,019 reads 159 comments

  6. 2nd Half of 2013 Set to Offer One of the Sweetest Stretches in UFC History

    The UFC is fueled by its biggest stars competing on the center stage. While there are literally hundreds of fights now over the course of a calender year, it is the champions of ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 2 years ago 7,036 reads 59 comments

  7. Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman and the Weirdness That Was

    I stood directly in front of Anderson Silva following his open workout for UFC 162 . The greatest mixed martial artist of all-time sat on stage in front of a motley crew of media that included myself...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 2 years ago 44,960 reads 282 comments

  8. Does UFC Want Jon Jones for UFC on Fox Sports in Boston or UFC 164 in Milwaukee?

    When you hear the name Jon Jones these days, one of the first things that comes to mind is a horrific visual of the nasty toe injury he suffered in his fight against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 2 years ago 4,897 reads 24 comments

  9. Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones: Can Dana White Make the Fight Happen?

    Anderson Silva does not want to fight Jon Jones (listen to the "Spider" speak great English in his post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani )...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 2 years ago 13,714 reads 60 comments

  10. UFC 152: Why Is Vitor Belfort Fighting Jon Jones and Not Chael Sonnen?

    They say truth is stranger than fiction. They were right. So everyone thought that a Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida rematch was a lock for UFC 152 in Toronto, right? On the media ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 3 years ago 8,225 reads 128 comments

  11. Will Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones Be the Biggest UFC Fight That Never Happens?

    All hail the king. Last night, at UFC 148, Anderson Silva usurped any psychological claim Chael Sonnen had to his belt, thus r estoring order to his middleweight kingdom ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 3 years ago 19,404 reads 143 comments

  12. Silva vs. Sonnen 2: What Does Silva (and Seagal) Have in Store for Sonnen?

    On the UFC 148 media call last week, Anderson Silva went off on long-time nemesis Chael Sonnen; the volume of his verbal venom was turned up so high, it had UFC President Dana ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 3 years ago 2,291 reads 19 comments

  13. Photo of Sonnnen Before Facing off with Silva at UFC 148 Pre-Fight Presser

    By now you have likely heard, or better yet seen , what went down at today's UFC 148 pre-fight press conference featuring Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 3 years ago 1,723 reads 9 comments

  14. Silva vs. Sonnen 2: Who Will You Be Rooting for at UFC 148?

    (See how the stats stacked up in the first fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at UFC 117) The "good guy vs. bad guy" motif sells tickets. Mar vel's The Avenge rs is the latest example of such...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 3 years ago 4,153 reads 41 comments

  15. UFC 148 Media Call: Quotes from Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen and Dana White

    Reigning middleweight champ Anderson Silva is usually one of the more respectful mixed martial artists, however, on today’s UFC 148 media call, Silva went off on his long-time antagonist, Chael Sonnen ...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about almost 3 years ago 5,211 reads 8 comments

  16. Random MMA Facts

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  17. UFC 145 Fight Card: Is Jon Jones Unstoppable?

    Mike Tyson built up an aura of invincibility during the 1980's, but that quickly unraveled when Buster Douglas destroyed his sweater, pulling off one of the biggest upsets in all of combat sports history...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about 3 years ago 196 reads 43 comments

  18. Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones: Who Ya Got?

    Anderson Silva is still considered by the majority of fans to be the pound-for-pound best fighter in mixed martial arts while Jon Jones is considered to be both the present and future of this sport...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 3 years ago 7,681 reads 30 comments

  19. Georges St-Pierre Is the Only One Who Can Beat Himself in Welterweight Division

    Carlos Condit recently captured the always-maligned "interim" belt by edging out Nick Diaz at UFC 143 while Jake Ellenberger survived the third round of his fight with Diego Sanchez to remain a contender...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 3 years ago 5,082 reads 31 comments

  20. Tim Sylvia: I Was Cocky, Lazy, and Arrogant

    In a winning interview, former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia speaks candidly about past failures, and his hopes for the future...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 3 years ago 4,259 reads 0 comments

  21. UFC Apocalypse: Will There Be Any Marquee MMA Fights in 2013?

    Ronald Reagan said "while I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future." For most fans of mixed martial arts, while they too muse the past, really, hope lies beyond the horizon...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 3 years ago 4,137 reads 16 comments

  22. Nick Diaz: What UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertita's Tweets Mean

    It would seem everyone has something to say about Nick Diaz and his botched drug test , though perhaps no one more weighty than Lorenzo Fertitta, CEO of the Ultimate Fighting Championship...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 3 years ago 15,531 reads 27 comments

  23. Nick Diaz Tests Positive: Dana White Responds to NSAC Report

    UFC president Dana White issued the following statement in a press release emailed out by the UFC at approximately 7 p.m...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 3 years ago 216 reads 101 comments

  24. Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem: Everything You Need to Know About This Fight

    Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem is being billed as the biggest fight of 2011. And, if you want to get technical about it, Brock and 'Reem did weigh in at a combined 529 pounds...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 3 years ago 14,124 reads 2 comments

  25. UFC 141 Fight Card: Will Brock Lesnar's Chin Win Him the Fight?

    The knock on Brock Lesnar is that he does not like to be hit. And while that may be true, it does not mean he can't take a hit...or two, or three. Lesnar took all sorts of punishment in his fight with Shane Carwin...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 3 years ago 1,031 reads 1 comments