Giving an established product a new look or a few new features can always play a hand in making that product seem like the newest thing on the market. Some people see right through this makeover, knowing that the changes only serve as a minor upgrade to a product that in reality needed a significant [...]
Team Alpha Male has become one of the fastest rising gyms in the MMA world. The team initially had Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez as its two posterboys, but it has expanded to become a real powerhouse as far as MMA gyms goes. Yet, the gym is still in beta mode without one key ingredient.
Following every UFC and Invicta FC event, The MMA Corner will break down the event and suggest fights the promotion should make in the future. This week, our focus is on The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, which took place on Nov. 30 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Nate Diaz vs. ?
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The first thing to come to mind when the topic of adding a weight class arises is how many divisions and champions there are in professional boxing.
Well, for anyone keeping track, the number is 17, ranging from the minimum weight of 105 pounds up to the unlimited heavyweights. The majority of those weight classes are [...]
One of the main components of any MMA fight these days is the game plan or strategy. Long gone are the days in which fighters would just be able to train without much thought of what they would need to do inside the Octagon to get the win.
Head coaches are often given the task of [...]
Octagon jitters—it’s an infamous term. The first time a fighter steps into the UFC’s eight-sided cage, there will always be talk of whether the emotional rush and the nerves surrounding his debut will have a profound impact on his performance.
Pundits and fans making predictions on fights will cite the jitters as a reason to doubt [...]
Judging in mixed martial arts is one of the most controversial topics in the sport. Every fan, media member and fighter has a strong opinion, and most agree that something needs to change. This topic goes to the forefront when a bad decision takes place in a huge main-event fight or when a fighter is clearly [...]
Controversy creates two very important items that serve as necessities in the sporting world. First and foremost, controversies create cash, which always aids in financial success for just about any promotion that knows how to properly capitalize on an event that can create such a buzz. Second, controversies always create conversation among fans, experts and [...]
Numbers never lie. The figures clearly show that female fights on The Ultimate Fighter 18 are watched by more viewers than when men step into the Octagon on the reality series.
According to Nielsen ratings obtained by MMAPayout, the trend of viewership increased when women fought, up until week eight when the show took a break [...]
Thanksgiving. There’s no other time of year when everyone can gorge themselves on turkey and stuffing, all while saying what they’re most thankful for in life.
Well, here at The MMA Corner, we’ve gathered our troops at the Round Table to give our thanks. As with each year that passes, we’ve had to upgrade that table [...]