New UFC Feature and UFC 123 Predictions: Why the Oddsmakers Have Rampage/Machida All Wrong

November 19, 2010

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The look on Bonnar's face says it all (photo courtesy UFC.com; used with permission)

Check out my latest article for the UFC! It’s called Grand Slams and highlights ten of the most epic, impressive feats of strength displayed in the Octagon. Surprisingly, when compiling the list we found that 4 of the 10 are fighting on this weekend’s card (UFC 123, Saturday November 20th @ 10:00pm). In addition to […]

Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, and The Business

October 24, 2010

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At UFC 121, after Cain Velasquez’s devastating knockout win over Brock Lesnar to become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion, there was an incident as Brock was leaving the Octagon between him and his former co-worker in WWE, twenty-six year veteran Mark “The Undertaker” Calaway. Undertaker was answering a question from MMAFighting.com‘s Ariel Helwani when his eyes appeared […]

Tie Quan Zhang, Zuffa’s first Chinese-born Fighter, Wins in Quick Fashion

September 30, 2010

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Tiequan Zhang, the first native Chinese fighter to be signed by Zuffa, won his WEC debut earlier tonight at 2:26 of the first round with a guillotine choke. His opponent, Pablo Garza, was a last-minute replacement for Jason Reinhardt and went into the bout with an undefeated 9-0 record. Certainly this puts many fears to […]

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WEC 51: Tiequan Zhang Could Be First Breakout Chinese Star, But Questions Remain

September 29, 2010

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Top Chinese prospect "The Mongolian Warrior" Tiequan Zhang has his first fight outside his home country on Thursday. But can he compete with a higher caliber of fighter?

Heralded as a top Chinese prospect, "The Mongolian Warrior" Tiequan Zhang has his first fight outside his home country on Thursday at WEC 51, and an impressive outing could accelerate the UFC's expansion into China. But can he compete with a higher caliber of fighter?

Fighting Hard vs. Fighting Smart: Finding the Balance and why Aggression Matters in the Sport

September 27, 2010

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Two very different fights in two different weight classes at UFC 119 last Saturday night had two very different outcomes. Yet, they both displayed one central theme that is continually debated in the fight community: fighting hard vs. fighting smart. Smack dab in the middle of the pay-per-view portion of the card was the Welterweight bout […]

Play to the Whistle

September 16, 2010

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There are no shortage of cliches in sports, because let’s face it, if their gifts lied elsewhere they wouldn’t be playing a game for a living. Besides, an adage becomes a cliche only out of necessity and because it almost always holds true. One of these is “play to the whistle,” and while there are […]

When Talk is More Than Just Talk, and Why Josh Koscheck is GSP’s Biggest Threat Yet

September 15, 2010

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Tonight is Ultimate Fight Night 22 followed by the season premiere of the 12th season of UFC’s hit reality show “The Ultimate Fighter.” The hook for the season is the rivalry between opposing coaches Josh Koscheck and UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, with the two facing off in December in a title match. The […]