Category Archives: mma

The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 5: The streak ends

What we learned this week: – My cable company doesn’t have The Ultimate Fighter on demand. I had to wait to catch the Sunday rerun. – Some guy from American Top Team is really good at climbing ropes. – American Top Team &hel...

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The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 4: A scare for Creepy

What happened in this episode: – “Creepy Steve” Montgomery botched his weight cut and had a terrifying seizure. The panic on his American Top Team teammates’ faces was one of the harshest moments of reality on this long-runnin...

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The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 3: Please, please throw a punch

A few observations on this week’s episode of the biggest fight series in South Florida since Kimbo beat Afropuff and Big Mac on the same day in the boat yard. – The new theme song is as lame as it … Continue reading →...

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The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 2: Psych!

Coincidentally, after the Jon Jones news, I found this fun recap from Jones’ stint on TUF. Back to this year: Hey, we have a new theme song! It’s … short. It tells us nothing. The Blackzilians won the first fight. … Continue reading &rar...

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UFC champions’ declining star power

On July 3, 2010, Brock Lesnar defeated Shane Carwin to unify the UFC heavyweight belt, completing Lesnar’s comeback from diverticulitis. As compiled by Dave Meltzer, the authority on such matters, the pay-per-view buyrate for that event was mor...

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The Ultimate Fighter 21, Episode 1: These teams matter

How do you keep The Ultimate Fighter fresh after 10 years? Give the UFC credit for trying. In 2011, they used it to introduce their bantamweight and featherweight divisions. T.J. Dillashaw has gone on to do pretty well for himself, and John &hellip...

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Bare-knuckle fighting, 21st century edition

Think “bare-knuckle fighting,” and you’re likely to think one of two things: 1. Sheer brutality. 2. Men with handsome mustaches standing upright or leaning backwards for 864 rounds as they occasionally try to hit each other. (Yes, t...

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UFC, MLS, markets and monopolies

UFC fighters may have several legitimate points about how they’re treated. The lawsuit against the UFC will, at best, force a stronger discussion of those issues and maybe even a few changes. But it’s going to be really difficult to &hell...

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