The Ultimate Fighter 16 winner Colton Smith saw himself coming, even if nobody else did.
With a record of 2-1 upon his entry into the reality series, Smith came in with a reputation for finishing fights, but his lack of experience made him somewhat of an underdog. However, despite the detractors, he kept his nose to [...]
Glover Teixeira is so close to title contention that he can taste it.
The UFC light heavyweight fights again on Saturday night at UFC 160 in another main-card appearance. Last time out, Teixeira took one giant leap forward from unproven hype to tough, fight-tested and fan-approved.
Teixeira’s last fight was against top light heavyweight and MMA legend [...]
As a general rule, it’s hard to make MMA fans squeamish. We’ve seen Frank Mir break limbs like twigs. We’ve seen B.J. Penn lick another man’s blood off of his gloves and treated him like a conquering hero. We even (unfortunately) had to witness Corey Hill’s right leg turn into a useless hunk of flesh [...]
On Saturday, May 25, the UFC will hold UFC 160 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The night’s main event will feature a rematch in the heavyweight division as Cain Velasquez battles Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva for a second time. Velasquez stopped the Brazilian by first-round TKO at UFC 146 last May, but this [...]
With so many fighters making such significant advances in the art of cutting weight, it’s somewhat commonplace now to hear about a fighter moving down a weight class. It makes a lot of sense. Provided the fighter can make a healthy cut, he or she would be at a size advantage against his or her [...]
I have a dilemma.
A few weeks ago, the UFC announced it would be returning to my home state of Wisconsin for UFC 164. The event, which will be the UFC’s second in the state since Wisconsin began regulating MMA in 2010, is taking place in Milwaukee, which is just a short drive down I-94 from [...]
The scene is ancient Greece. Athenian hero Theseus presses forward into the heart of the Labyrinth and right into the clutches of the mighty Minotaur—a dreadful creature, half-man, half-bull. Using his wrestling pedigree, Theseus works to escape the grasp of the wretched beast. He then turns the battle tide with some nice boxing combinations before [...]
The MMA Corner’s Brian McKenna, a Boston resident, looks back on one of the craziest weeks in recent history after the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15.
That is what us Bostonians want—a return to normalcy. But after what was one of the craziest weeks in the history of the city, it is hard to return [...]
“Watching” sporting events is a worldwide form of entertainment that engages and indirectly involves viewers in many ways. Regardless of age, gender, race or education level of the viewed sport, those watching are taken on an emotional journey of sorts. Spectators become engaged and involved in the contests. Some view the action on a serious, [...]
There was a time not so many years ago when it wasn’t all that bizarre to see a Hollywood-made martial arts film released on a nationwide basis every few months. From about 1986 until about 1998, moviegoers could count on Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal and their ass-kicking contemporaries to be annual fixtures [...]