1. Junior Dos Santos Fighting 'Out on His Feet' Gives Us Pause...But Then What?

    If 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche had been around to give Junior dos Santos a post-fight pep talk after the beating he took from Cain Velasquez, he might have said something like, "that which does not kill us makes us stronger...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 3 years ago 29,519 reads 70 comments

  2. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson and All That It Gave Us

    For 25 minutes, Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson traded punches, elbows, knees and kicks as if their lives hung in the balance. Even if it had been two no-names duking it out on the prelims, it would have easily been fight of the night...

    Brian Oswald Written by Brian Oswald about over 3 years ago 20,121 reads 82 comments

  3. 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 3 years ago 2,281 reads 11 comments

  4. 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 over 3 years ago 9,813 reads 153 comments

  5. 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 over 3 years ago 7,629 reads 126 comments

  6. 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 over 3 years ago 14,974 reads 106 comments

  7. 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 over 3 years ago 19,063 reads 159 comments

  8. 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 over 3 years ago 7,045 reads 59 comments

  9. 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 over 3 years ago 45,227 reads 282 comments

  10. 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 over 3 years ago 4,909 reads 24 comments

  11. 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 4 years ago 13,741 reads 60 comments

  12. 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 over 4 years ago 8,241 reads 128 comments

  13. 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 over 4 years ago 19,413 reads 143 comments

  14. 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 over 4 years ago 2,306 reads 19 comments

  15. 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 over 4 years ago 1,733 reads 9 comments

  16. 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 over 4 years ago 4,161 reads 41 comments

  17. 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 over 4 years ago 5,238 reads 8 comments

  18. Random MMA Facts

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  19. 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 almost 5 years ago 203 reads 43 comments

  20. 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 almost 5 years ago 7,686 reads 30 comments

  21. 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 almost 5 years ago 5,085 reads 31 comments

  22. 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 almost 5 years ago 4,270 reads 0 comments

  23. 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 almost 5 years ago 4,144 reads 16 comments

  24. 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 almost 5 years ago 15,577 reads 27 comments

  25. 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 almost 5 years ago 224 reads 101 comments