At UFC 227 we will see one of the biggest blood feuds in MMA right now come to a head – again. Cody Garbrandt lost his bantamweight championship to TJ Dillashaw back at UFC 217 via KO in the second round and it didn’t diminish their hatred for one another at all. At UFC 227 this weekend he gets another shot at TJ and a shot at redemption by reclaiming the 135 pound title. During a media luncheon ahead of the event he talked about concerns surrounding UFC 217 and how money affected his decision making when it came to the event.
There was a time in the not too distant past when the bantamweight division of the UFC seemed to revolve around the rivalries shared by T.J. Dillashaw, Dominick Cruz, and Urijah Faber. The ensuing rise of Coby Garbrandt, protege of Faber, ensured that this dynamic was kept intact after Faber retired from MMA in December … Read more
In the aftermath of a memorable MMA event, a stampede of superlatives get spewed. The general feeling is that we have just borne witness to the fiercest fight and fearsome fighter, the most epic event and mighty moves, and so on and so forth. The point is, that we are all very quick to proclaim … Read more
Broken record I know. Here are the typically lackluster Reebok “sponsorship” payouts for UFC 217. All three former champions made $40K and the new champs made $30K. The rest of the card is unforgivable. How do they justify paying fighters so little to prepare for the biggest nights of their combat sports lives? Broken record … Read more
TJ Dillashaw iced Cody Garbrandt on Saturday at UFC 217 to become the bantamweight champion. Afterwards he posted a video of himself getting a victory tattoo on social media. Check it out via Fight Source on Youtube.
Johny Hendricks was once the UFC welterweight king and then inexplicably he just started struggling to make weight. His body began to look differently and then his record plummeted to a dismal 3-7 in his last ten bouts causing people to scratch heads. He lost badly on Saturday at UFC 217 and he admitted after that he didn’t see a straight path back to the title ever again.
Dana White lost it after UFC 217 and called out everyone saying that everything people report about himself and the UFC is false. He even called out Colin Cowherd specifically who had recently stated that White didn’t want to be there anymore and was ready to sail off in to the sunset. UFC 217 did very well and the show was action packed proving haters wrong. Check it out!
Cody Garbrandt talked a lot of trash before UFC 217 and despite his confidence he got iced by bitter rival T.J. Dillashaw. By doing so, Dillashaw became the bantamweight champion again and that didn’t sit well with Cody. The former champion wants an immediate rematch because he is the better fighter. Check it out.
UFC President Dana White weighs-in on everything that went down at UFC 217 Saturday night in New York. White discusses Georges St-Pierre’s return at middleweight and title win over Michael Bisping, TJ Dillashaw’s bantamweight title win over Cody Garbrandt, and Rose Namajunas’ upset win over women’s strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Three title fights and three new champions. That’s how UFC 217 went down Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Hear from new champions Rose Namajunas and TJ Dillashaw and those that lost their belts in these highlights from the UFC 217 post-fight presser.