Another summer has passed, the students are back in school and the world of sports has received an injection of football, playoff-intensity baseball and the preseason for both the NBA and the NHL. However, the leader of combat sports took the crown for the weekend, as the UFC returned to pay-per-view. UFC 266 was a fight card set up to remember, and fans were not let down. From … [Read more...] about UFC 226: Volkanovski retains title, Shevchenko pounds Murphey
If you weren’t in front of a TV on Saturday night, you may have missed the greatest sports spectacle of the year. It's not February, so it wasn’t the Super Bowl. It wasn’t the NBA or NHL playoffs, as they’re still working toward their regular-season conclusion. If you weren’t on your living room couch or at a local sports bar on Saturday evening, you let UFC 261 pass you by, … [Read more...] about UFC 261: A night to remember, what comes next?
One of the most compelling parts of the fight game are the stories behind each of the fighters. The stories are filled with letdowns and failures and ultimately lead to one goal: a UFC championship. One of the more notorious stories had the first chapter close this past weekend at UFC 260.Francis Ngannou, once a Cameroonian refugee, is now one of the baddest dudes in the world. … [Read more...] about Ngannou rises again: What’s next for those involved?
Another UFC pay-per-view is in the books, and as always, there is plenty to unpack. UFC 259 had it all, from submissions to knockouts and even disqualifications. With three title fights to wrap up the 15-fight day we expected to see fireworks at UFC 259, but I am sure no one expected this card-of-the year-contender to play out the way it did. The first of three title fights … [Read more...] about Fallout from UFC 259: What’s next for those involved?
What’s next for the Ultimate Fighting Championship Welterweight Division? On Feb. 13, we saw the clash of two former teammates for the belt in what is arguably the UFC’s most stacked division. At UFC 258, Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman defeated Gilbert Burns by third-round technical knockout in what was 10 minutes and 34 seconds of pure entertainment. Usman and Burns … [Read more...] about Post-Usman vs. Burns prospects: Promising future for UFC fans