That really just happened, huh? Were my dreams really just dashed by the Boogeyman, El Cucuy? I’m not going to dedicate an entire 700 word blog post to how I feel about this, but you can basically just take all the excitement from my last post and replace it with shock and disappointment. In terms of disbelief this is right up there with finding out Jon Jones got popped again for PEDs following the second DC fight. I find myself thinking, “Is this really happening?” Continue reading “Tony Ferguson Gets Injured 1 week before UFC 223 – WTF”
We are now just over two weeks away from the most anticipated fight of the year, and it can not have come at a better time for fans or the UFC.
Tony vs. Khabib has been near the top of everyone’s “must see” fight list since the two started making their push for the title near the end of 2016. Back then the landscape was a little different. Conor McGregor had just won the lightweight title by putting a beat-down on Eddie Alvarez and everyone was basically battling for the right to get a shot at him. Some people still consider the timing of McGregor’s jump to boxing a reaction to the fear of defending his belt against real stiff competition like Khabib or Tony (although honestly, it may have just been the 100 Million dollars that made him do it.) Since then, Conor has all but relinquished the lightweight strap and now sits perched high upon his mountain of money, waiting to see how things unfold. Continue reading “Tony vs. Khabib is the Fight We All Need”
I intend on coming correct with a breakdown of every card in the future, but I just wanted to get this out there as soon as I heard it. My initial thought was, “why the hell would Conor do this?” So far from what I’ve read it looks like everyone close to Conor did what any normal, caring, business savvy person would do… They begged him not to take the fight. This is a lose-lose situation for Conor. If he loses again it will seriously damage his dollar value in the UFC, but even if he wins it does almost nothing to help him unless he can win the necessary rubber match that would happen next year.
However, word from McGregor’s coach is that Conor has been “obsessed” with fighting Nate again. Even Dana White Continue reading “Conor McGregor Gets His Rematch Against Nate Diaz at UFC 200”
This is picking up from part one of this article.
The recent impact of Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor on the sport of mixed martial arts can not be understated in this decision. Which leads me to my next point…
It has finally happened. The last chip in the UFC’s rise to prominence has fallen, and it came in the form of a 113-25 vote to lift the 19 year ban on mixed martial arts competition in the state of New York. Apparently there are still a couple potential speed bumps in the way but by the look of things it is basically a done deal. To be clear, I am not here to report the news. If you want to learn more about the political or financial details of this matter then there are other places you should check out (I suggest this article from Sports Illustrated that outlines just about everything you could ever want to know about those issues). However I do have some thoughts I wanted to share on what is definitely a historic day for the UFC…