21 Nov 2011 13:09:17 PM
21 Nov 2011 13:09:17 PM
21 Nov 2011 07:21:21 AM
(In a way, we were all the “Screaming PRIDE Lady” that night. / Photo courtesy of Esther Lin, MMA Fighting)
By Jason Moles
The suits on Wall Street keep whispering about a ‘Halloween indicator‘ and how now is not a time to sell; rather we should sit back and let our riches mount. Call it what you will, but millions watched UFC on FOX and UFC 139 and concluded the same thing: Most fighter’s stocks are rising steadily. Even if you’re not sure which is the true Fight of the Year from this weekend — Dan Henderson vs. Marucio Rua or Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler — you’ll know how to safeguard your hypothetical MMA portfolio’s worth after playing another round of ‘Buy, Sell, Hold’.
Stephan Bonnar: Buy
It’s hard to believe that any TUF veteran could take nearly a year off from the sport and return with the engine firing on all cylinders, but Stephan Bonnar did just that. The BJJ schooling he dished out was almost as surprising as his apology to Josh Koscheck for making those damn shirts. Even that wasn’t the most unexpected thing to happen; one judge gave the ‘American Psycho’ a 30-25 victory. Grab hold of any unclaimed stock before he starts getting big fights and Dana declares him “in the mix.”Read More DIGG THIS
21 Nov 2011 06:25:30 AM
(On the bright side, he’s now able to smell out of his eyeball. Props: MMAConvert)
Following his TKO loss at the hands (and knees) of Wanderlei Silva at UFC 139, Cung Le‘s nose rivaled Ryan McGillivray’s in terms of sheer cartoonish bustedness. Silva patted himself on the back after the fight, telling Karyn Bryant, “Right now with that nose, he’s going to make more money in Hollywood because now he looks like a more real fighter. He should thank me for making his nose look better.”
I’m sure the offers to play “Jacked-Up Looking Asian Gangster #2″ are about to start flooding in. So what did Cung’s schnozz look like the next day? The big reveal is after the jump, via @CungLe185.Read More DIGG THIS
20 Nov 2011 07:55:25 AM
I’m willing to bet that more than a few sports writers have pointed out that four years ago, Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua would have been just as worthy of main event status as it was last night at UFC 139. That four years later, we’re still willing to pay to watch guys like Wanderlei Silva, Cung Le, Urijah Faber, Stephan Bonnar and Miguel Torres. That last night’s event appropriately enough took place in Strikeforce’s old stomping grounds in San Jose. For that matter, I’m pretty sure you heard all of that stuff at some point from Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan last night.
I tried to avoid those clichéd observations, but they’re too appropriate to ignore. As fans of mixed martial arts, we’ve been waiting at least four years for a fight between Pride legends Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua to come together. Yet for as long as we’ve wanted to see this fight, what we were given last night was worth every second of the wait.Read More DIGG THIS
19 Nov 2011 17:21:05 PM
“I hate to have to tell you this, Mr. Bailey, but you’ve got a severe case of liveblog. It won’t be long now.” (Photo: UFC.com)
The good news: you’re all but guaranteed more than sixty-four seconds of action this evening. The bad news: you’re going to have to pay for it.
Nothing in life is free, not even punches to the face. Take Dan Henderson, for example. “Hollywood” was once considered too costly of an investment for the UFC, but after an impressive three-fight win streak he was deemed too valuable for Strikeforce. Tonight he makes his return to the Octagon after a two year hiatus. Does old Hendo have enough gas in the tank for one more title run, or will the “old” Shogun show up and ruin his homecoming.
Though he may not have the cleavage to warrant video commentary, weekend editor Chris Colemon does possess the sort of typing skills that get you beat up by jocks in high school. Come join him inside for the best play-by-play coverage you’ll see on this site tonight.Read More DIGG THIS
18 Nov 2011 15:30:27 PM
18 Nov 2011 13:33:05 PM
(Two words: Ipecac bitches! Video courtesy of Vimeo/Fightlinker)
- Hector Lombard: ‘Chael Sonnen is boring as f*ck (MMAJunkie)
- Chris Weiman’s one wish (WithLeather)
- Fowchart: what to do if there is no NBA season (Clutch.MTV)
-Eddie Alvarez on fear as motivation, facing unbeaten Chandler and Aoki possibility (MMAFighting)
- Machida details new camp for Jones bout (FightersOnly)
- The secret way to make sure you never get fired (AskMen)
- Wand talks pressure and training with ‘The Spider’ for Le fight (Tatame)
- Cpyotes using cell phones to get people across border (TuVez)
- Sonnen genuinely wishes Wand well Saturday night (ESPN)
- NFL’s hottest cheerleaders: Seattle Seahawks (Guyism)
- Sakurai-Chonnen rematch, bantamweight finals slated for DREAM NYE show (Sherdog)
- Strikeforce Challengers weigh-in vid (YouTube)
- Dexter re-upped for two more seasons (ScreenJunkies)
- FTW video: how to make awesome bacon appetizers (MadeMan)
- The 8 most exciting fighters on the UFC 139 undercard (BleacherReport)
- 25 math geek tattoos (HolyTaco)
- Elle Liberachi in lingerie is a good way to end the work week (Guyism)
- Dana White talks UFC 139, promises four exciting main card fights for UFC on Fox 2 (LowKick)Read More DIGG THIS
18 Nov 2011 10:30:03 AM
We’re not sure if it’s the Strikeforce footage or what, but the UFC 139 edition the UFC countdown show had a different edgy feel to it. Maybe the UFC got wise and hired someone like NicktheFace to the team.
Anyway, it’s a good one and maybe it’s the marketing magic, but I’m looking more forward to this card now than I already was.
Check the full episode out after the jump.Read More DIGG THIS
17 Nov 2011 12:43:52 PM
24 Oct 2011 09:00:05 AM
UFC 137 is just a week away, featuring what some believe to be a welterweight number one contender match between B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz. If you weren’t convinced by our betting advice for the main event, then perhaps the words of Stephan Bonnar, Manny Gamburyan, Tyson Griffin, and Phil Baroni will do your thinking for you. And from the looks of it, you’re thinking B.J. Penn is going to come out on top, because that’s what the consensus seems to be for these pros.Read More DIGG THIS