Are you there it’s me again, Dustin Poirier

The lightweight title picture is a mess. It looks like the cursed fight between Tony Ferguson and undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will never come to pass and if it does it may be when they are way past their primes. Justin Gaethje just captured the interim lightweight title but he now sits waiting for … Read more

Daniel Cormier shares testimony to the toughness Khabib’s dad

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father Abdulmanap is currently in the hospital in a medically induced coma due to complications from the coronavirus. To show you the kind of respect Khabib and his family have in the mixed martial arts world even Conor McGregor, his greatest rival has been very supportive and sympathetic while the … Read more

Gaethje says interim title isn’t the destination and won’t make him a world champion

UFC 249 was going to be Justin Gaethje’s chance at UFC gold but after the coronavirus pandemic shut down events that opportunity was gone. It was a lightweight interim title shot and to some that would have been enough but for a killer like Justin Gaethje it doesn’t seem to be. Here’s what he said … Read more

UFC 249 reportedly happening sooner than expected but probably not

Let me be clear right up front. If mid to late April is not a safe time to hold an event neither is early May. Something is broken inside the mind of the machine named Dana White. We were finally going to get Tony Ferguson vs lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and it fell through again. … Read more

ESPN photos like this one on Instagram have us dying for ‘fight island’

LOL

Yes please! Occasionally, the ridiculousness of something that is actually true is overwhelming. What I mean there is that things like Dana White’s “Fight Island“ that come straight out of a kung fu B-movie are so absurd that they become awesome. Dana says the island is necessary because of the sporting event restrictions resulting from … Read more

Why 2020 will be a thrilling year for MMA

The return of Conor McGregor kicked off the 2020 MMA calendar with his highly-anticipated – if rather short-lived – fight with American Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. A number of fights are already scheduled for the rest of the calendar year with Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero doing battle on Sunday 8 March.  Adesanya is 4/7 to … Read more