Matt MacGrath, one of the most dangerous and exciting Canadian fighters not signed with the UFC, recently caught up with ProMMANow.com’s Dustin Banks to talk about his most recent victory over UFC vet Jesse Ronson and his future in MMA. If you could go back to your fight with Jesse Ronson, is there anything you’d … Read more
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been busy today. The one-man promotional machine can capture millions of people’s attention with a simple Tweet. But today he released several and it all started with his response to a recent Nate Diaz photo that showed his rival looking quite beefy and MMA personality @FrontRowBrian suggesting he move … Read more
UFC Featherweight (145 lbs) Champion Conor McGregor will face Nate Diaz on Saturday at Welterweight (170 lbs). That’s a huge weight jump for the 5-foot 9-inch Irishman who had been preparing for a 155-pound bout. But he seems to be feeling so good at this new weight, he’s now even talking about moving up to the … Read more
With lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos out of UFC 196 with a broken foot Stockton brawler and fan favorite Nate Diaz has stepped up on less than two weeks notice to fight Conor McGregor at 170-pounds (welterweight). That was the agreed upon weight due to the short notice. Reports indicate other fighters were offered to … Read more
http://youtu.be/-NEZhvXt-j4 Floyd “Money” Mayweather (45-0) will defend his WBC and Ring Welterweight titles when he takes on 30-year-old Argentine Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (35-3) on Saturday, May 3, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas LIVE on Pay-Per-View. Maidana’s WBA Welterweight title is also on the line. Go inside the lives and camps of both … Read more
After vacating his UFC welterweight title and walking away from the Octagon, Georges St-Pierre was still training regularly. UFC President Dana White had said he was positive GSP would return, but if there was any chance of that before, a new tear of his ACL and subsequent surgery could make a comeback for the 32-year-old Canadian even less plausible.
First off, I want to say that I have a tremendous amount of respect for Rousimar Palhares as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and as a fighter; well at least I did before some of his recent antics. With that being said, Palhares is a complete and total scumbag; I think Chael’s next rant of despicable Brazilians should include Palhares for not only what he did recently to Pierce, but to a range of other competitors in the past.
On October 9th, 2013 the UFC comes back to Fox Sports 1 with a great free card headlined by a welterweight bout with title implications between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. Both men have contended for the UFC title with Shields at welterweight and Maia a tmiddleweight Both did so unsuccessfully. That’s not where the comparisons endthough. Both men are fantastic black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and have demonstrated such in their MMA careers. So ready or not, here comes the breakdown for this battle between these top contenders.
The co-main event of the UFC Fight Night 29 card in Barueri, Brazil is a battle between welterweight contenders Erick Silva and the “Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim. This is more than just a match up between two great welterweights, but also a match up to determine who is a contender and who is a gatekeeper. So without any ado, I give you my thoughts and breakdown of the match up.
UFC president Dana White recently gave his thoughts on the possibility of British welterweight fighter Paul Daley returning to the UFC. “Semtex” is currently riding a four fight winning streak and was recently released from his contract with Bellator, so it will be interesting to see if the UFC are prepared to forget Daley’s troublesome past and give him a second chance in the Octagon.