24 Nov 2014 14:48:59 PM
Did you not feel like staying up until 1 a.m. to watch Frankie Edgar fight Cub Swanson? There's good news for you: There exists legitimate (and, most importantly, LEGAL) footage of the fight's best parts.Read More
24 Nov 2014 14:48:59 PM
24 Nov 2014 10:36:58 AM
“The Next Jon Jones” he may not be, but undefeated bantamweight Cody “No Love” Garbrandt is one of the more promising prospects to be scooped up by the UFC in recent years. On Saturday, it was announced that the Team Alpha Male standout had signed with promotion and would face Marcus Brimage at UFC 182 in January, which is not exactly a cakewalk for any up-an-comer (not named Conor McGregor).
Despite holding a professional record of just 5-0, Garbrandt will bring a ton of experience into his UFC debut. A boxer since the age of 14 with a 32-1 record, Garbrandt also made waves on the mat while in high school, eventually earning an invite to wrestle at the University of Michigan. After transitioning to MMA in 2009, “No Love” racked up a 4-2 amateur record before turning pro just two years ago and has stopped all five of his opponents with strikes in the time since (four of those in the first round).
BloodyElbow’s Zane Simon has done a great little writeup on Garbrandt that we’d highly recommend you check out, but in the meantime, join us after the jump to see his most recent fight against Charles Stanford.Read More DIGG THIS
24 Nov 2014 07:16:28 AM
The Metamoris 5 main event between Kazushi Sakuraba and Renzo Gracie ended in a draw on Saturday night, after the 20-minute submission grappling match went the distance. The bout took place over 14 years after the two men first battled at PRIDE 10, where Sakuraba famously won by snapping Renzo’s arm with a kimura.
The complete Renzo Gracie vs. Kazushi Sakuraba Metamoris 5 video is above. Honestly, it was a little boring, but it’s good to see these two old-timers in action again. Full results from the event are after the jump…Read More DIGG THIS
23 Nov 2014 09:34:31 AM
There’s good news for you: There exists legitimate (and, most importantly, LEGAL) footage of the fight’s best parts.
Edgar beat Swanson to the punch throughout their five-round affair last night. He also beat him to the takedown, too, dragging Swanson to the mat and smashing him with ground and pound (as much as a 145-pound man can smash someone, at least). In the fifth round, Edgar managed to submit Swanson via rear naked choke with only four seconds remaining. This was arguably Edgar’s finest performance to date — a fight so one-sided the word “fight” really isn’t appropriate. Use “ass-kicking” or, if you’re a language-sensitive baby, “shellacking” instead.
Get the card’s full results after the jump.Read More DIGG THIS
22 Nov 2014 18:30:13 PM
The UFC is live in Austin, Texas, tonight with a lineup of crowd-pleasing fighters and a featherweight main event that could maybe produce the next title challenger, particularly if Conor McGregor isn’t available. On tonight’s menu: Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson in the headliner spot, with a side order of Bobby Green vs. Edson Barboza, and a light dusting of Joseph Benavidez, Brad Pickett, and Jared Rosholt. Should be pretty okay.
The UFC Fight Night 57 main card kicks off on FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, and our old friend Matt Kaplan will be stickin’ round-by-round results after the jump. Refresh the page every few minutes for all the latest, and shoot us your own thoughts in the comments section or on twitter @cagepotatomma. Thanks for being here.Read More DIGG THIS
22 Nov 2014 10:38:33 AM
The Fresno-based fighter, who began a stint as an analyst on FOX Sports 1 and gave our children nightmares on the first day of the job, will be returning from a year of inactivity and mumblings of retirement based on remarks made by Dana White after the former welterweight title challenger was knocked out by Tyron Woodley at UFC 167. It was his second back-to-back knockout loss, falling at the hands of Robbie Lawler before that at UFC 157 back in February 2013. “Kos” is in dire need of a win if he wants to resume fighting, riding a three-fight losing streak. If he topples his opponent in Los Angeles, Calif., it would be his first victory in two years.Read More DIGG THIS
22 Nov 2014 08:49:40 AM
TMZ found Jon Jones in Los Angeles and asked for his thoughts on the matter:
What’d he do? He raped somebody, right? Nah. I don’t think Bill Cosby would do that. I’ve never met him but from what I’ve seen, he seems to be a class act. I kinda grew up admiring him as a black actor and I really hope that’s not true. I mean, he’s Bill Cosby, he shouldn’t have to take it. They should be [does a gesture insinuating women should throw themselves at him].
Umm…yeah. Not exactly the most graceful or appropriate response from Jones.Read More DIGG THIS
21 Nov 2014 13:22:05 PM
21 Nov 2014 10:37:40 AM
(NO GAM-GAM I CANNOT DOWNLOAD YOU A HOAGIE OFF THE INTERNET, GOD. via Cut Video)
Portrait: Kailin Curran (MMAFighting)
UFC Standout Michael McDonald Shoots for Spring 2015 Return (Bleacher Report)
The 10 Best Holiday Movies of All Time (Screen Junkies)
Buffalo Has Had Enough (32 Pics) (Radass)
The Most Difficult Sports Around: Are You Man Enough? (DoubleViking)
The Ultimate Deep-Fried Turkey Fails Compilation (WorldWideInterweb)Read More DIGG THIS
21 Nov 2014 07:10:08 AM
(Would you expect anything less from the UFC’s most trusted Values Enforcer?)
Earlier this month, the Nevada State Athletic Commission finally got off its collective ass and subjected UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort to a random drug test — his first since being granted a conditional license in July. Well, the results are back, and in the case of 37-year-old Vitor…he is NOT currently using performance enhancing drugs!
ESPN reported yesterday that Belfort passed the blood and urine test that he submitted at the request of the NSAC on November 1st, coming up negative for all banned substances. Belfort’s blood serum testosterone levels were also within normal range. According to NSAC executive director Bob Bennett, the UFC paid for the cost of Belfort’s test.
Vitor Belfort is currently scheduled to challenge Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title in the main event of UFC 184, February 28th in Los Angeles. “The Phenom” is expected to undergo further random drug-testing by the California State Athletic Commission prior to the match.Read More DIGG THIS
Koppenhaver entered his pleas at Nevada’s Clark County District Court, and will remain incarcerated until his trial begins in February.Read More
Or as Dana White will likely spin it, "MOVE ALONG. NOTHING TO SEE HERE."Read More
Evans-Smith is best known as the woman responsible for giving transgendered fighter Fallon Fox her only loss, via third-round TKO last October. Evans-Smith also got destroyed by Veronica Rothenhausler in five seconds during an amateur bout in July 2012.Read More
Also on the episode, Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez squared off in the Coaches' Challenge, which was a non-physical competition for the first time ever, on account of Pettis's gimpy knee.Read More
The third round is an incredible testament to both fighters' ability to give and receive damage.Read More
That was a rhetorical question, of course, because everybody wants to see another exploding ear in an MMA fight. Exploding ears are in our DNA, bro.Read More
Let's hope this isn't true.Read More
Can Gastelum handle a(nother) big step up in competition?Read More
"At the end of the day, the person who laughs last, laughs loudest and hardest. And that’s me." -- Jacob Christopher OrtizRead More
Though Siver is of German descent, he was actually born and raised in Russia, giving him a unique mix of Axis and Allied heritage. (I'm sure he's very conflicted about his place in history.)Read More
"Back then...we were trying to spar ourselves into shape. My philosophy now, four short years later, is completely opposite of that."Read More
#TheTimeIsNow to go f*ck yourselves, is what the UFC appears to be saying.Read More
Boussage went down like a dead man, Manhoef-style.Read More
The next Jon Jones? Or the next Henry Cejudo?Read More
“There was a lot of leadership through fear and authority and ‘this is how it’s going to be.’ … In the end there was very little dissent.”Read More
"Crazy that I finally speak out against the people that are responsible for this tragedy...it's sad it takes someone's life to bring awareness."Read More
Ortiz threw double middle fingers behind Bonnar's back after the fight, then sprayed water at Bonnar's prone body when the decision was read.Read More
With UFC 180 and Bellator 131 taking the majority of the spotlight this past Saturday night, MMA enthusiasts sort of forgot to pay attention to the stacked WSOF 15, which took place at USF Sundome in Tampa, Fla.Read More