TOP 3 UFC fights that turned a fighter in to a star

Nate Diaz is a megastar now since defeating Conor McGregor in their first bout. Sure, McGregor got the win back, but Diaz was launched in to the million dollar club. Ronda Rousey announced herself to the world by beating reigning Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate and Chris Weidman stunned the world by defeating Anderson Silva via … Read more

ONE Championship fighters will now compete at ‘walking-weight’ in revolutionary MMA weigh-in program

ONE Championship has introduced a new weigh-in program that will hopefully be safer for the fighters and also help prevent what happened with the recent Luis Santos situation. Fighters are no longer allowed to cut weight by dehydration and will now compete at their “walking-weight”. The news comes via ONE Championship press release: 23 December … Read more

Former UFC champion Rich Franklin officially retires

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin has officially announced his retirement from MMA as a fighter. The 40 year old Franklin (29-7, 1NC) hasn’t competed since November 2012, a first round KO loss against Cung Le in China. Franklin did his own thing after that fight even though he had one fight left on his … Read more

The legacy of Anderson Silva

At UFC 64 Anderson Silva defeated Rich Franklin to become the new UFC middleweight champion. Franklin had been the champion for a year and half before the loss to “The Spider”, and many thought the loss was a fluke. After Franklin won two straight fights and Silva turned back challengers Travis Lutter and Nate Marquardt, … Read more

TEDx Talk with Rich Franklin: How to be a Loser

“Losing is inevitable. Make sure you have the tools in your toolbox to deal with it.” Speaking at TEDxUChicago last month, former UFC Middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin explains how to be an effective loser. Who has ever done something great without suffering setbacks and losing at some point? Franklin was on top of the … Read more