Attention, UFC fans: The ladies have finally arrived.
With Strikeforce’s imminent demise, the promotion’s women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, can be credited in large part with Zuffa’s decision to give the ladies a home inside the Octagon.
UFC President Dana White has been singing the praises of Rousey over the past several months, and the Olympic medalist [...]
In Fox’s Halloween episode of Raising Hope, the family at the center of the show discussed how they have trouble winning arguments with words. Perhaps they should enlist the aid of UFC middleweight-turned-instant-light-heavyweight-challenger Chael Sonnen. For Sonnen, it’s all about the words…and in some cases he’ll even create the argument just so he can use [...]
Oh, what a bad omen UFC 151 turned out to be for the month of September.
Meant to kick off the month on Sept. 1, the event was canceled just eight days earlier. Since then, the event death toll has gone up, and all within a span of 30 days.
After UFC 151’s shocking cancellation due to [...]
The cancellation heard ‘round the world.
There’s no better way to put it. While many men and women stepped into the cage in August, the loudest, most resounding blow came not in the form of a fist to someone face, but rather from the utterance of a single word by a UFC champion—“No.”
In choosing to say [...]
July was a month of ups and downs.
It was a month where fans finally were able to witness a long-awaited rematch, as Anderson Silva met Chael Sonnen at UFC 148. But it was also a month where UFC President Dana White and paying fans everywhere felt major disappointment when the oft-changed UFC 149 card fell [...]
Every era must eventually come to an end.
To some mixed martial arts fans, June was just another month. One in which we saw new contenders emerge, Brazil export a number of talented competitors to the UFC, and Joe “Daddy” Stevenson continue his steep decline. Yet, for those who follow more than just the UFC, and [...]
The Gauge has never been purely about who is the best inside the cage. That’s what we have fighter rankings for. Instead, this feature has always highlighted those who make the headlines, for better or worse, during the previous month.
That could mean a great performance in the Octagon, a tip of the hat to a [...]
February marked the crowning of two new UFC champions – one, an interim welterweight champ; the other, a new lightweight kingpin. But neither fight ended without controversy.
Both defeated fighters – Nick Diaz in the welterweight tussle and Frankie Edgar in the lightweight affair – could make a strong case for why they deserved the [...]
Some fighters do their talking in the cage, letting their fists speak louder than words. Others prefer to wax poetic on the microphone. Both contingents made statements in the month of January. From highlight reel knockouts and unique submissions, to exaggerated claims of greatness, we had it all over the past 31 days.
Chael Sonnen and [...]
December marked the end of several eras in mixed martial arts.
The UFC is moving on from its relationship with Spike TV, with the Dec. 30 UFC 141 Spike Prelims marking the last broadcast on the cable partner that helped create the UFC we know today through its willingness to air The Ultimate Fighter.
It also marked [...]