Welcome to The White Belt MMA Podcast, a weekly look at the biggest topics in the MMA world.
In this edition of the podcast, we recap a very exciting UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot event, preview the upcoming UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez II card, discuss a couple of critical matchups announced for UFC [...]
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 [...]
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 Invicta Fighting Championships 7, which took place on Dec. 7 from the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.
Barb Honchak vs. Kalindra Faria
Barb Honchak [...]
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 Fight Night 33, which took place on Dec. 6 from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva [...]
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The name immediately brings visions of an exciting brand of Muay Thai-filled violence. It’s also a name that’s very highly regarded by much of the MMA community. But as Rua enters the twilight of his career, is he truly one of the greatest light heavyweights of all time?
The answer, of course, isn’t [...]
If you were around a MMA fan on Friday night, you probably heard him or her say, “That was one of the greatest fights I’ve ever seen,” in reference to the UFC Fight Night 33 headliner between Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The same sentiment was echoed throughout Twitter and all over the MMA [...]
If there’s one truism that can be applied to professional sports (and, in fact, explains the existence of professional sports in the first place), it’s that conflict attracts a crowd. The desire to compete—whether through actual, physical contests or simply by supporting one group over another—is hard-coded into our DNA, so it’s little wonder that [...]
It doesn’t happen during every season of The Ultimate Fighter, but every so often a fighter makes it into the house that seems a step or two above their competition.
The most obvious example of this came in season 10, where Kimbo Slice was the main attraction, yet most knowledgeable MMA fans penciled in Roy “Big [...]
This weekend, Pat Barry, a staple of the UFC’s heavyweight division, will take on the equally heavy-handed Soa Palelei in Brisbane, Australia at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot. Barry is without a doubt an exciting fighter and is quite possibly the most popular heavyweight in the UFC to have never been considered a top-10-ranked fighter.