1. Melendez vs. Sanchez and Cain Velasquez Show the UFC Should Enter Mexico Now

    When Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez slugged it out last weekend at UFC 166, it was shades of Barrera vs. Morales I all over again...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about over 1 year ago 6,816 reads 53 comments

  2. UFC Fight Night 30 Will Truly Determine Whether Mark Munoz Has Turned a Corner

    Coming into his bout with Chris Weidman in July of 2012, Mark Munoz was riding a four-fight win streak. He had conquered Chris Leben , Demian Maia, CB Dollaway and Aaron Simpson, and he was on the precipice of a title shot...

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  3. UFC 166: 3 Fights for Cain Velasquez to Take Next

    After an excellent night of fights at UFC 166 , Cain Velasquez dominated his closest rival, Junior dos Santos, much the same way he did in their last fight. But this time he finished him...

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  4. UFC 166: Is Cain Velasquez Really a Weak Puncher?

    Earlier this year, Cain Velasquez managed to rip the heavyweight title from the grasp of Junior Dos Santos at UFC 155...

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  5. Rousimar Palhares: Violating the Trust in MMA

    Watching Rousimar Palhares attack with his jiu-jitsu skills is an educational experience to be sure, but what goes on in his head is God’s own private mystery...

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  6. UFC: Josh Barnett Is More Interesting Than Ever

    I remember watching Josh Barnett back at UFC 34, outworking, outmaneuvering and outfighting Bobby Hoffman...

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  7. MMA: Imagining How Floyd Mayweather and Golden Boy Could Impact Promotion

    It’s simply amazing how quickly the world of combative sports can change; how suddenly juxtapositions in opinion and position can come. Not all that long ago, Floyd Mayweather Jr...

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  8. Can Anthony Pettis Take the Lightweight Division to New Heights of Popularity?

    When Anthony Pettis submitted Benson Henderson to claim the UFC lightweight title, it was done with an authority that the division hadn’t seen since BJ Penn destroyed Joe Stevenson at UFC 80...

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  9. MMA: The 12 Greatest Individual Rounds in MMA History

    It’s been theorized that the most dangerous round in any fight is the first round. So new is the moment, so unfamiliar, that a lapse in judgment (based on assumption) can see a fighter finished quickly...

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  10. Jon Jones 'Standing Guillotine' and the 10 Coolest Submissions in MMA History

    When Jon Jones faced Lyoto Machida at UFC 140, he found himself in a fight more difficult than most anticipated. He adapted to the situation and managed to secure a fight-ending submission via a standing guillotine choke...

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  11. UFC: Charting Lyoto Machida's Course to a Middleweight Title Fight

    Although I’ ve never been fond of fighters moving down a division, the idea of Lyoto Machida fighting at middleweight just seems right...

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  12. UFC: 10 Worst Title Fights in UFC History

    So, what does it take for a UFC title fight to be labeled as “bad?” Sometimes it is a lack in action; two men who simply won’t engage with the energy due the moment, ...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about over 1 year ago 35,196 reads 96 comments

  13. UFC: Has Conor McGregor Begun to Believe His Own Hype?

    Perhaps one of the biggest prerequisites to succeed in MMA is confidence, and the way Conor McGregor has been fighting and talking, he has that in abundance...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about over 1 year ago 7,274 reads 26 comments

  14. UFC: Why Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis Superfight Isn't Super Just Yet

    By most accounts, when Anthony Pettis defeated Benson Henderson to claim the lightweight title at UFC 164, the final puzzle piece fell into place for a “ Superfight ” with Jose Aldo...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about over 1 year ago 13,822 reads 56 comments

  15. MMA: Where Would MMA Be Without Dana White?

    When Zuffa took over the reins of the UFC, way back in 2001, we were first introduced to Dana White . He would become the most aggressive advocate for the company and the sport; that came later...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about over 1 year ago 3,472 reads 35 comments

  16. Why Pound-for-Pound Means so Much in MMA

    During the 1950s, there was one fighter in the sport of boxing so incredible at all areas that the term “pound-for-pound” was created. It came to be simply because this boxer, Sugar Ray Robinson, was the perfect wrecking machine...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about over 1 year ago 3,288 reads 51 comments

  17. Theater of the Bizarre: Glorious Fights That Never Could Have Happened

    Forget, if you can, that sad and limited group of considerations that say two fighters from different sports and weight classes can never meet in anger...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about over 1 year ago 3,673 reads 19 comments

  18. 15 MMA Fighters Who Took the Most Damage in Their Careers

    If there is one tangible byproduct of a fighter’s career that will last far beyond glory, it is that of damage. As fans, we grimace in empathy as our favorite fighters get caught with that blow that puts them on wobbly legs...

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  19. 5 Improvements Alistair Overeem Needs to Make After Last Defeat

    Ever since Alistair Overeem took a vacation from his senses in his stunning defeat against Antonio “Big Foot” Silva, I have been wondering: “Why?” Obviously, he thought Silva was nothing but a slow-footed, limited fighter...

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  20. UFC: What a Loss to Chael Sonnen Would Mean for Shogun Rua

    In 2005, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was a man who would not be denied. He took the Pride FC middleweight division by storm, defeating Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, ...

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  21. Why the UFC Must Do Away with the Sponsor Tax

    If one issue infuriates the powers that be at the UFC, it’s that of money . The way the UFC manages and maintains its “bottom line” has always been a touchy subject...

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  22. Weidman vs. Silva 2: What's the Best Result for the Future of the UFC?

    When Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva to become UFC middleweight champion, most fans were stunned. It was a shocking upset for many to say the least. But now that we have some distance, it seems that most are wondering if it is permanent...

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  23. How Much Time Does Anderson Silva Have Left?

    After his defeat at UFC 162, Anderson Silva must have realized the enormity of his legend, his legacy. As soon as the talk of a rematch with Chris Weidman began, he was placed as a heavy betting favorite without a second thought...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about over 1 year ago 10,192 reads 115 comments

  24. Will Canelo Upset Mayweather Like Sanchez Upset Gomez?

    Fighting an undefeated pound-for-pound king isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do. Sure, you can show up and assume the role of punching bag while they cut your check; in fact, that's what seems to happen more often than not...

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  25. 3 Reasons Boxing Is Beating MMA at the Promotion Game

    On September 14 of this year, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be taking on rising star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. It’s a bout that will probably set the record for pay-per-view buys for combative sports in 2013...

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