Dana White says the The Octagon is back and hates camo shorts

Well it looks like the impossible has happened. It’s fight week and I can’t believe I just got to say that. This Saturday Tony Ferguson will fight for yet another interim lightweight championship when he takes on Justin Gaethje in Jacksonville, Florida at UFC 249. The co-main event will feature the return of former bantamweight … Read more

Florida bows to UFC and will host Ferguson vs Gaethje during coronavirus pandemic

This stuff writes itself. So in the past month the state of Florida reportedly deemed WWE an essential service – I get angry typing that – and now they are agreeing to let the UFC hold an event during a deadly viral outbreak. Even if it’s going to be with a skeleton production crew and … 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