1. The 5 Most Exciting Fighters in the UFC

    MMA is generally exciting. However, there is a spectrum of excitement in MMA. Many fighters are safe and methodical. We're impressed by their talent, but they don't always enthrall us...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 1 year ago 34,103 reads 18 comments

  2. Lyoto Machida vs. Phil Davis: How Can Davis Beat the Odds?

    Light heavyweight stalwarts Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis will face each other on August 3 at UFC 163 in Brazil...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 1 year ago 3,268 reads 3 comments

  3. UFC: 3 Reasons to Be Very Excited About Jacare Souza

    The UFC has absorbed Strikeforce's most worthy fighters, creating a plethora of savory matchmaking possibilities for fans to salivate over. One particular Strikeforce transplant, however, has fans eagerly jumping into his UFC hype train...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about over 1 year ago 953 reads 3 comments

  4. Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson: How Good (Or Bad) Will This Fight Be?

    UFC fans are abuzz with excitement for UFC 157 's co-main event featuring Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about over 1 year ago 9,166 reads 12 comments

  5. UFC 154: Did Georges St.-Pierre and Carlos Condit Do Enough to Sell This Fight?

    The UFC expected 2012 to be a prosperous year. Instead, 2012 has seen the UFC's roster plagued with injuries, pay-per-view buy rates take a nose dive, and The Ultimate Fighter struggle to engender a fanbase...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about almost 2 years ago 2,745 reads 7 comments

  6. Lyoto Machida and Bushido: To Tap or Not to Tap?

    Bushido is the way of the warrior—the way of Samurai life. Forged in feudal Japan, Bushido demands bravery and honor unto death. It's interwoven with the fabric of martial arts...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about almost 2 years ago 3,751 reads 49 comments

  7. Ranking UFC Champs from Least Hated to Most Hated

    There's so much hate in MMA . In recent days, yet another volley of hate was flung at Jon Jones, this time for his refusal to fight Chael Sonnen...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about almost 2 years ago 5,283 reads 41 comments

  8. UFC: Featherweights Were Scoffed At; Now They're Stealing the Show

    When the UFC adopted WEC's featherweights, the division lacked depth and lore. I'd shrug at the mention of the smaller weight classes. Featherweight fighters were regarded as cute novelties...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 763 reads 4 comments

  9. MMA's Heroic Badasses Outside the Cage

    MMA demands violence, sweat and sacrifice. Fighters endure these rigors; so, we idolize them. Our favorite UFC fighters are heroes, even if they are vapid and plain outside the Octagon...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 5,757 reads 38 comments

  10. Could MMA Thrive If Humans Accepted Their Primal Nature?

    MMA is a wicked bumpkin, treated with scorn or disinterest by the majority of "sophisticated" sports fans. I can’t envision MMA ruling the sports kingdom. Alas, there are a heap of obstacles choking MMA’s potential...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 1,195 reads 21 comments

  11. UFC: Meet Gunnar Nelson, Future Star

    If you haven’t scoped out UFC signee Gunnar Nelson, you should. He’s amassed a slew of impressive finishes en route to building a perfect 9-0 pro record, and his credentials sparkle...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 3,774 reads 3 comments

  12. UFC: Chris Weidman Is the Most Well-Rounded Fighter at 185

    Chris Weidman bulldozed a juggernaut on Wednesday—Mark Munoz. That colossal feat warrants attention. Weidman fights in a division where contenders are sparse...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 1,182 reads 16 comments

  13. UFC 148: Anderson Silva and "Respect"

    Anderson Silva might be a venomous spider after all. The Brazilian weaved his reputation carefully, upholding a placid, Zen-like demeanor throughout his UFC tenure. Chael Sonnen seems to have shattered that façade...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 1,896 reads 22 comments

  14. UFC 148: Chael Sonnen's Identity Is in Huge Jeopardy

    Chael Sonnen holds three areas of expertise: fighting, ruffling feathers and contriving controversy. Of these skills, ruffling feathers is most interwoven with his persona...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 3,863 reads 64 comments

  15. UFC 147 Results: The Real Winners and Losers

    On paper, UFC 147 wasn’t enticing. The preceding weeks saw UFC message boards awash with barbed words aimed at Saturday’s event...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 15,494 reads 15 comments

  16. Rashad Evans vs. Lyoto Machida: Head-to-Toe Breakdown on Potential Rematch

    Three years after Lyoto Machida hijacked the 205 strap from Rashad Evans , both men still swim near the top of the light-heavyweight division. Given their eminence, Evans and Machida are on course to clash again sometime...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 4,059 reads 8 comments

  17. Don't Hate Shogun for Refusing to Fight Glover Teixeira

    I’ve been hearing a lot of fans question Mauricio Rua’s manliness for refusing to lock horns with Glover Texeira. What babble—Rua would be foolish to risk his prestigious career against a relative newbie...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 642 reads 3 comments

  18. UFC: Fighters with Most KO Power in Each Division

    Fighters must hone a collection of skills in order to contend in the Octagon. But some fighters are gifted with the inherent ability to crumple their foe with a single smack. At any time, fighters with knockout power can turn the tide of a fight...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 4,796 reads 33 comments

  19. 3 Reasons Joe Rogan Has the Best Job in the UFC (and the World)

    Hugh Hefner aside, Joe Rogan has the best job on Earth. Compensated handsomely, the UFC’s color commentator enjoys a “job” that many fight fans, like me, would submit themselves to slavery to enjoy...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 283 reads 3 comments

  20. UFC on FX 3: Questions We Have About Erick Silva

    Erick Silva may be one of the premiere prospects in the welterweight division, yet the viability of his overall MMA game in the UFC remains a mystery...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 2,376 reads 30 comments

  21. MMA Will Never Be Mainstream; Let's Accept That and Move on

    Fight fans want their beloved sport to grow, but Mixed Martial Arts probably won’t blossom into a "major" sport. Let’s accept that and move on...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 1,238 reads 12 comments

  22. The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale: Charles Oliveira Will Submit Jonathon Brookins

    Charles Oliveira may have a baby face, but don’t let that deceive you—Do Bronx possesses killer instincts and a potent arsenal of talents. Against larger men, the young Brazilian fought admirably in the UFC’s lightweight division...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 540 reads 8 comments

  23. Stipe Miocic Is the Best Prospect in the UFC Heavyweight Division

    Let’s get used to seeing Stipe Miocic (9-0) getting his hand raised in the Octagon. Miocic’s credentials precede him: He’s a Golden Gloves boxer and he holds Division I wrestling experience...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 760 reads 3 comments

  24. UFC 146 Results: Looking Toward Cain Velasquez vs. Dos Santos II

    Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos stand alone atop the UFC’s heavyweight division. Saturday’s heavyweight bonanza saw each man dispatch their foe in trademark fashion; ...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 685 reads 0 comments

  25. Dos Santos vs. Mir Results: Power Ranking the UFC 146 Prelim Card Fights

    Call me bold, but UFC 146 provided one of the best preliminary cards in company history. Saturday’s prelims featured some marquee names, and those names provided a stellar collection of fights...

    Alexander Metalis Written by Alexander Metalis about 2 years ago 647 reads 0 comments