1. The 10 Best Nicknames in MMA

    Randy "The Natural" Couture had an awesome nickname. It was everything a nickname should be: it was fitting, inspirational and simple, it flowed easily off the tongue, and, most importantly, it sounded cool...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 11,385 reads 53 comments

  2. Why Signing Tim Sylvia to Fight Daniel Cormier Is the Best Move Zuffa Can Make

    The world of MMA media recently blew up with rumors that former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia had signed with Strikeforce and would face heavyweight grand prix champion Daniel Cormier...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 1,480 reads 8 comments

  3. UFC 149: What's Next for the Winners?

    It may not have been the prettiest event in the world. It may not have lived up to expectations. In fact, at the post-fight press conference , UFC President Dana White said it was one of the few cards that, in his opinion, "sucked...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 4,379 reads 12 comments

  4. Why Picking Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson as TUF Coaches Was the Best Move

    The Ultimate Fighter 16 begins in September, and the coaches will be none other than Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 1,579 reads 8 comments

  5. UFC 149: If Hector Lombard Defeats Tim Boetsch, He Doesn't Deserve a Title Shot

    The mention of Hector Lombard’s name has been inspiring heated debate amongst hardcore MMA fans for a few years now. Normally, that debate was whether or not he was a Top 10 middleweight...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 3,206 reads 38 comments

  6. The Lack of Interest for Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy Was to Be Expected

    Unless you're a hardcore MMA fan who scours the internet for any little bit of fight news you can sink your teeth into, you may not know there's a Strikeforce event on July 14—a pretty good one, too...

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  7. Clay Guida and Carlos Condit: Is Game-Planning Removing Action from the Sport?

    Back at UFC 143, we watched Carlos Condit employ a tactical strategy based on lots of movement to defeat Nick Diaz...

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  8. Why Anderson Silva Isn't Leaving 185 Pounds, Despite the Hype

    All aboard the MMA hype train. Next stop, Anderson Silva at light heavyweight. Relax, it isn’t going to happen. Here’s why. Silva is the man at 185...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 1,077 reads 3 comments

  9. Anderson Silva vs Rashad Evans: Why Anderson Silva Should Face Rashad Evans Next

    Forget GSP. Forget Jon Jones. Anderson Silva should face Rashad Evans. First off, it’s the most realistic option outside of middleweight. There was plenty of talk about GSP moving up when he had cleaned out the welterweight division...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 4,406 reads 8 comments

  10. UFC 148: What's Next for the Winners?

    After the years of trash talk, injuries, suspensions, plea deals, and down and dirty bad blood, Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen finally settled their scorching feud...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 3,929 reads 25 comments

  11. Announcing a Retirement Before a Fight: The Good, the Bad, and the Reality

    When Tito Ortiz steps into the Octagon at UFC 148 to face Forrest Griffin for the third time, it will be the last time we see Tito fight. We know this because Tito announced it as his retirement fight some months ago...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 292 reads 1 comments

  12. UFC 148: A Win/Win Scenario for Everyone Involved

    Rarely does a fight come along that not only hypnotizes the senses, but guarantees a favorable outcome no matter how it plays out. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen II is that fight...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 393 reads 1 comments

  13. UFC 148: Is Chael Sonnen Delusional or Deceitfully Brilliant?

    UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen is an interesting fellow. He’s become known as much for his relentless verbal assaults outside the cage as he is for his unyielding physical pressure inside of it...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 2,532 reads 11 comments

  14. UFC 148: Is Anderson Silva Human?

    Who’s the baddest other-worldly slayer of mortals in the universe? Superman? Predator? Alien? Or is it Anderson Silva ? Since falling victim to one of the most highlighted ...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 1,641 reads 8 comments

  15. Silva vs. Sonnen II: What Can We Expect from the Rematch?

    When Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen first met at UFC 117, Sonnen shocked the world by administering a severe whooping on Silva for four-and-a-half-rounds. All Sonnen had to do was ride out another two minutes...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 2,355 reads 4 comments

  16. How the UFC Can Rekindle Excitement in PPV Buyers

    The UFC has leveled off with their pay-per-view (PPV) sales. They’re still posting solid figures, but with absent draws like Brock Lesnar (retired), and Georges St...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 2,291 reads 20 comments

  17. Separating Overreactions from Legitimate Concerns in the MMA World

    It’s human nature to overreact; to make more of things than they actually are, especially things that are important to us...

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  18. UFC 147: Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva Drinking Game

    Let’s not kid ourselves. There isn ’t a whole lot to be excited about with UFC 147. The main event is a rematch of a 2009 fight that had no controversy attached to it, at a catchweight that renders it divisionally insignificant...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 969 reads 0 comments

  19. Why Are MMA Fans so Quick to Build Up and Tear Down Fighters?

    The life of a professional fighter isn't easy. There are long days in the gym, time away from family, constant injuries, and then after all that, you have to get into a cage with another man who is looking to put a serious hurting on you...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 844 reads 6 comments

  20. UFC Head-to-Toe Breakdown: Wanderlei Silva vs. Rich Franklin

    Regardless of the tepid fan reception surrounding UFC 147, Wanderlei Silva will take on Rich Franklin in a rematch of their 2009 battle, which Franklin won by unanimous decision...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 788 reads 3 comments

  21. UFC on FX 4: Gray Maynard Will Put Clay Guida's Title Hopes to Rest for Good

    After suffering his first career loss to Frankie Edgar, UFC lightweight bruiser, Gray Maynard, returns to the Octagon on June 22nd after eight months to headline the UFC on FX 4 alongside Clay Guida ...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 943 reads 5 comments

  22. Kenny Florian: Where Does He Rank Among the Lightweight Greats?

    Perennial title contender and fan favorite Kenny Florian retired from the sport of MMA last week after battling back pain for most of his career...

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  23. UFC on FX 3 Results: Has Charlie Brenneman Become Strictly a Gatekeeper?

    Charlie Brenneman did what he had to do last night against Erick Silva. He fought through some strikes, fought through the boos of the crowd, and went for takedowns...

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  24. Brandon Vera: The Beneficiary of Kind Circumstance

    Five years ago, UFC heavyweight sensation, Brandon Vera was the toast of the town. He was 4-0 in the UFC, with four brutal stoppages, and had just demolished former champion, Frank Mir ...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 538 reads 1 comments

  25. Alistair Overeem: 5 Fights for Him to Take Upon His Return

    When Alistair Overeem returns from serving out his sentence for failing a drug test, his first fight back could be contingent on fan reception and organizational forgiveness...

    Anthony Gannon Written by Anthony Gannon about over 2 years ago 2,788 reads 5 comments