Tonight we finally get that third fight between former UFC light heavyweight champions Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell originally promised to us back in June of 2010. To get up for the rematch we go back to when the two legends were coaching opposing teams on a season of the UFC reality show ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and scheduled to get it on one last time at UFC 115. A withdrawal by Ortiz from the bout infuriated Liddell leading to Rich Franklin stepping in to replace him. Rich would knock out Chuck forcing him in to retirement and seemingly squashing any hopes of getting that third fight. Before they fulfill their promise under the Golden Boy banner tonight check out one of the moments that kept their feud alive.
Who in the world would pick on Ben Askren? We will admit that we think Ben was unfairly judged by Dana White and that it was easy for everyone in the UFC who wanted to trash talk, call him out because there was zero chance there would be a real chance to take him on. Now that he’s finally in the UFC the callouts haven’t been as plentiful. It’s put up or shut up time. Here’s why Chael P Sonnen thinks Ben is calling the world out for his first UFC bout. Check it out.
UFC, or Ultimate Fighting Championship is an American MMA (Mixed martial arts) promotion and events company founded in 1993. MMA is a competitive sport, whereby two fighters will fight in an Octagonal cage with matted floors, making use of their knowledge and experience of a wide selection of most martial arts. Since its creation, UFC … Read more
Chael Sonnen may be fighting Fedor Emelianenko on Saturday but he is picking another fight before that bell can ring. He’s going after fans whose complaints aren’t even aimed at ‘The American Gangster’ or his fight with ‘The Last Emperor’ at Bellator 208. They are targeting Conor McGregor and his actions after he was pummeled … Read more
The mixed martial arts industry has seen its ups and downs over the years. What began as a fringe sport outlawed all over the country is now mainstream and a big part of that success is due to the world’s foremost MMA promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, who first began promoting fights back in 1993. … Read more
Dana White took to the mic again ahead of the TUF 26 finale and UFC 218. One of the things of note that reportedly came out of White’s mouth was that he was meeting with CM Punk real name Phil Brooks at the UFC 218 event. No telling if he will do the smart thing and tell him to go get experience or he will simply give him potential dates for another fight. Punk lost his first bout badly to rising star Mickey Gall and not too many people have expressed enough interest in seeing him return without more fights under his belt. Punk was never an amateur and his first fight ever was in the UFC… Check out the full video.
The air up there in the billion dollar earnings club is thin. Only two athletes in history have earned over a billion dollars and they sport the names Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. That is all about to change after Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor mega fight. Floyd is set to make somewhere … Read more
Fox Sports 1’s Skip Bayless said that Conor McGregor was on the verge of possibly stopping Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their bout Saturday. He says from his perspective that Referee Robert Byrd stepping in at that crucial moment and pausing the action saved Floyd and his undefeated record. Here’s what he said in the now … Read more
Conor McGregor was not knocked out by Floyd Mayweather Jr., but did lose by referee stoppage. The fight was declared a TKO making it the first knock out loss of his career. After the fight he stated several times that he thought the fight was stopped too early and a small minority may agree. The stoppage seemed justified to us, but we would love to hear your thoughts on it. Here’s Conor breaking the ending down.
Freddie Roach is a former boxer and producer of a lot of boxing world champions. Roach actually, kind of sort of endorsed Conor McGregor’s chances against Floyd Mayweather on August 26th. “I think we’re going to see a fight”, Roach said. Check out the full conversation below on the MMA Hour.