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 [...]
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 UFC on FX 8, which took place on May 18 from Arena Jaraguá in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil.
Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza
Two Brazilians [...]
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 [...]
This life is full of rules, whether or not you agree with them. For instance, if you drive 70 miles per hour on a road that is zoned at 65, you run the risk of getting a speeding ticket. Although many feel that getting a ticket for driving just five miles per hour faster than [...]
Close your eyes for a brief moment and try to picture LeBron James on the 18th hole at Augusta National, attempting to reach the green from 45 yards out. A little wild, isn’t it? Or take a moment to picture Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez lining up at tight end for a NFL franchise. Looks [...]
Heading into his UFC 119 bout with Sean Sherk, Evan Dunham was considered one of the best lightweight prospects the UFC had to offer. Guys like B.J. Penn, Kenny Florian and Sherk had dominated the lightweight division since UFC President Dana White decided to bring it back into the fold in 2006, but Dunham was [...]
Almost two weeks ago, The Ultimate Fighter 11 cast member Chris Camozzi agreed to fill in for an injured Costa Philippou against Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC on FX 8. Though Philippou brought a stiff test on paper, the BJJ wizard and former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Souza, now prepares instead to face an emerging middleweight.
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 [...]
Guess what, homie? Nick Diaz is in the process of creating his own mixed martial arts promotion based out of Stockton, Calif. That means that this MMA stuff is about to get real, because Diaz isn’t a phoney when it comes to this MMA “game,” so why would his promotion, called War MMA, be any [...]
All it took was one opportunity. Just one opportunity, and the most hyped heavyweight the UFC had to offer was out like a light, lying on the Octagon mat.
The landscape of the UFC heavyweight division changed in that instant. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva had knocked out Alistair Overeem. It was the shot heard around the world. [...]