1. Stephan Bonnar Deserves One More Big Fight in the UFC

    On April 9, 2005, the landscape of mixed martial arts was changed forever. That was the night that Stephan Bonnar fought Forrest Griffin in the TUF season 1 finale...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about 2 years ago 2,316 reads 16 comments

  2. UFC 154: Does Carlos Condit Have a Shot at GSP?

    On November 17, Carlos Condit will be stepping into enemy territory in Montreal to face Georges St-Pierre for the UFC welterweight title...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about 2 years ago 3,293 reads 32 comments

  3. Which Upcoming Season of TUF Will Be Better?

    Two new seasons of the UFC's iconic show The Ultimate Fighter are on the way. An international version, featuring Brits and Aussies titled "The Smashes" will feature former TUF alums George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson as coaches...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about 2 years ago 1,001 reads 4 comments

  4. Is Dan Henderson the One to End Jon Jones' Run?

    At UFC 151 , we will see two warriors meeting in the cage at opposite ends of their careers. Jon Jones is the young (recently turned 25) seemingly invincible champion, while Dan ...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about 2 years ago 4,539 reads 38 comments

  5. Is UFC's Kenny Florian Cut out for the Commentating Job?

    Earlier this year, Kenny Florian was announced as a commentator for the UFC. It's been a few months now, and if you've been watching the lower profile shows (UFC on FX, UFC on Fuel) you're probably familiar with Florian and his booth buddy Jon Anik...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about 2 years ago 305 reads 23 comments

  6. Defining What Makes a Fighter a UFC Superstar

    The UFC can be a tough place. It takes years of training and physical conditioning to make it to the big show. The UFC is the grandest stage for mixed martial arts combat. Just reaching the UFC is an accomplishment in and of itself...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about 2 years ago 1,335 reads 17 comments

  7. MMA and Pro Wrestling: The Line Is Starting to Blur

    Those familiar with pro wrestling know the terms "face" and "heel." "Face" is short for "babyface," which essentially means "good guy." "Heels" are the villains, and love drawing boos from the crowd...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about 2 years ago 1,382 reads 20 comments

  8. Is MMA Judging That Bad or Are Fans Just Too Critical?

    Controversy goes hand in hand with MMA judging. We've heard it time and time again, "Don't leave it in the hands of the judges." Dana White stresses this point to make sure his fighters go out to win, and win decisively...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about 2 years ago 212 reads 0 comments

  9. UFC 145: Where Does Jon Jones Rank Among the Light-Heavyweight Greats?

    The light-heavyweight division was a bit of an anomaly in the UFC in recent years. Other divisions saw their title-holders have long reigns, while the light-heavyweight belt seemed ...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 433 reads 1 comments

  10. UFC 145: Will the Fans Get Behind Jon Jones or Rashad Evans?

    One of the biggest grudge matches in recent memory takes place in a little over a day. Jon Jones, the electrifying young champ, will take on Rashad Evans , the former champ...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 430 reads 2 comments

  11. TUF Live vs. TUF Brazil: Which Is More Entertaining?

    It's been a few weeks since both TUF Live and TUF Brazil went on the air, and I think it's fair to ask: which is more entertaining? I had high hopes for TUF Brazil since hearing about it, but I've been a little disappointed by it thus far...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 531 reads 4 comments

  12. Will MMA Ever Completely Replace Individual Martial Arts?

    MMA as we know it today is a relatively new sport. It's really quite remarkable how quickly it has risen to the national (and international) stage. The biggest sign that MMA has arrived is the UFC's deal with FOX...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 194 reads 3 comments

  13. MMA: The Unrealistic and High Expectations Fans Have for Fighters

    MMA fans have short memories. One day a fighter can be on top of the world. Next thing you know, they're looking for a new job. These days, putting on an exciting fight is just about as important as winning...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 1,173 reads 11 comments

  14. The Ultimate Fighter Live: Episode 4 Thoughts and Recap

    The taped segment of the show this week was pretty uneventful. It can be summed up in a few lines: Mike Rio hurts his knee, the guys find it tough to adjust to life in the house, and Faber brings in a life coach to talk to the fighters...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 1,529 reads 8 comments

  15. Is an MMA Fighter Really the Baddest Man on the Planet?

    The basic premise of MMA (mixed martial arts) is simple. You stick two combatants in an enclosed area, and see who emerges victorious. In my opinion, hand-to-hand combat is one of the purest forms of fighting...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 4,222 reads 18 comments

  16. The Ultimate Fighter Live: Episode 3 Thoughts and Recap

    This week's episode had the fight we've all been waiting for: Justin Lawrence vs. Cristiano Marcello. But before that, let's recap this week's episode. I like the choice of "Higher Ground" by Red Hot Chili Peppers for the intro...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 492 reads 0 comments

  17. The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV or FX: Early Breakdown

    We've just seen our third episode of The Ultimate Fighter on FX, and I think we've seen enough to get a feeling of the differences between the show on FX and on Spike TV...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 1,403 reads 3 comments

  18. UFC: 15 Fighters with the Best Taste in Walkout Music

    Walkout entrances are an underrated component of the entertainment aspect when it comes to MMA fights. The UFC is pretty reserved when it comes to walkouts. There are no light shows or fireworks here...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 21,020 reads 60 comments

  19. The Ultimate Fighter Live: Episode 2 Thoughts and Recap

    Last week, the UFC premiered the new format for its flagship show The Ultimate Fighter . The first episode featured all of the fights to get into the TUF house shown live. This week's episode is what we'll be more likely to see this season...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 1,307 reads 12 comments

  20. UFC: Is 'The Ultimate Fighter' a Dead Horse?

    The Ultimate Fighter was the UFC's Trojan Horse. Before the show aired, the fledgling sport was only available to hardcore enthusiasts via pay-per-view or home video. The Ultimate Fighter was, simply put, ingenious...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 1,557 reads 10 comments

  21. Tate vs. Rousey Aftermath: How the Hype Affected the Fight

    There was a lot of hype leading up to the fight between Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey for the Strikeforce women's bantamweight title...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 1,174 reads 2 comments

  22. Oakland A's: Why the Manny Ramirez Signing Makes Me Excited to Be a Fan Again

    With the recent news that the A's have signed Manny Ramirez, I couldn't help but get a little excited. It's a classic A's deal with the contract reportedly worth no more than $500K...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 244 reads 0 comments

  23. UFC 144: Main Card Preview and Predictions

    Japan is a hotbed for martial arts. It's home to fighting styles such as karate, jiu-jitsu and judo. It's also the home of the famous Pride organization...

    Randall Woo Written by Randall Woo about over 2 years ago 2,122 reads 10 comments