Tipping the Scales – The Future of MMA Judging

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This past weekend at UFC Fight Night 73 we all witnessed arguably one of the worst judge’s decisions in MMA history when Michael Johnson somehow failed to get his hand raised against Beneil Dariush. There was no requirement to be a ‘hardcore’ MMA fan or to have anything other than a minimal understanding of the […] READ MORE


Blending In – The UFC Identity and Mainstream Sports Culture

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In the last few years we have witnessed the UFC evolve into a vision of an often applied term, ‘a mainstream sport’. Television deals, commercial sponsorships, worldwide events, new drug policies and most recently the Reebok apparel deal have all seen the UFC move away from its humble and often controversial beginnings, into a worldwide […] READ MORE


Lyoto Machida – The Slaying of The Dragon

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When the dust settled on Saturday night and Lyoto Machida watched Yoel Romero have his hand raised, it marked what some consider a pivotal moment in the future UFC Hall of Famer’s career. After one of Machida’s shortest fight turnarounds of his 29 fight career, he has now gone onto recording his seventh loss, his […] READ MORE


Head vs Heart – The Ultimate MMA Fan Battle

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The fight introductions have been completed and you have just taken your seat in your favorite armchair as the main event is about to begin. Anticipation runs through every vein as you have been waiting for this moment almost as much as the fighters themselves. At that exact point someone leans across and asks a […] READ MORE


Miesha Tate – the Cupcake Wars

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Next month at UFC on Fox 16 in Chicago, Miesha “Cupcake” Tate faces off against Jessica Eye in what is being billed as a fight for the number one contender-ship to Ronda Rousey’s bantamweight title. Rousey defends the belt one week later at UFC 190, in what is being touted as one of her toughest […] READ MORE


UFC Promotion – Welcome to the (Side) Show

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Hype has been a part of the fight game for as long as it has existed. It is an integral part of how promoters can fill venues, sell pay-per-views, push merchandise out of the door, the list goes on. However, I believe there has been a recent trend of late within the UFC and MMA […] READ MORE