At UFC 164, Anthony Pettis May Have More Heart And Desire Than Champion Benson Henderson

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If you believe that hunger and desire make a difference in combat sports, then Anthony Pettis appears to be on track to defeat Benson Henderson Saturday night at UFC 164. Pettis really wants it bad. Henderson really believes he’s the best fighter in the world […]


Frank Mir’s Legacy, Career At Stake Against Josh Barnett at UFC 164

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Frank Mir is a UFC guy. He’s a legend. He’s a company man. Mir will one day be in the UFC Hall of Fame. Still, Mir better figure out a way to win Saturday night at UFC 164 against Josh Barnett, […]


UFC Needs Herschel Walker

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One of the many unfortunate consequences of the demise of Strikeforce was the end of the career of uber-athlete Herschel Walker. Walker, the former NFL and college football superstar, was 2-0 for Strikeforce when the UFC purchased the company and […]


Chael Sonnen’s 5 Best Verbal Jabs

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Bellator’s Bjorn Rebney Better Sign Ben Askren Before UFC Turns Him Into A Star

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Bellator needs to re-sign its welterweight champion Ben Askren. At a time when Bellator is kissing away significant amounts of cash to sign old-timers such as Tito Ortiz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, locking up Askren’s contract should be a no-brainer. First […]


UFC: Can Chael Sonnen Be MMA’s Muhammad Ali?

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MMA needs a Muhammad Ali, a Hulk Hogan, a Joe Namath. The sport needs a crossover athlete who can make the industry part of Americana, who can force people to forget that it is a bloody combat sport and instead get […]


UFC’s Cain Velasquez Needs Stronger Opponents To Excite Heavyweight Division

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The UFC needs quality heavyweights. What should be the most popular division in the sport is among the least exciting with few, if any, household names fighting in the sport’s marquee division. There’s the UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, but […]


UFC: Jon Jones May Be The Pebble, But He Is Certainly Not The Rock, Dwayne Johnson

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Jon Jones may be the pebble, but he is not The Rock. Not by a longshot. The Rock is bigger than life, charismatic and electrifying. Jones is a great fighter, but he’s smug, dull and aloof. Jones told MMA Junkie recently […]


UFC Should Keep Alistair Overeem, Rematch Him Against Bigfoot Silva

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Bummer. Alistair Overeem, the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion and the man who put an end to Brock Lesnar‘s career, it starting to look only slightly more intimidating that Bob Sapp. Overeem, the former champion kickboxer seemed to have the MMA world in […]


5 Reasons UFC Fighter Chael Sonnen Will Be A Real World Champion

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UFC: Nick Diaz Should Run Like The Wind From Fight Against Lyoto Machida

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So, UFC President Dana White wants to book a goofy match of Lyoto Machida vs. Nick Diaz? That actually could be a really good fight, but Diaz would be a fool to take it. Machida still hasn’t fully recovered from Jon […]


UFC Fight Night: Chael Sonnen Vs. Shogun Rua Is Odd Main Event For Launch Of Fox Sports 1

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Good luck to Chael Sonnen. He’ll need it. Sonnen fights Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports 1. The UFC is putting on a free show on Saturday night to help […]