UFC announcement on Fedor imminent?

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Two significant new developments have arisen regarding the Fedor Emelianenko sweepstakes. The biggest free agent in MMA may be close to signing. UFC announcement on Fedor imminent? Coker withdraws from Fedor sweepstakes, Bigfoot hinting at “exciting news” First, buried behind the story that Fedor would be joining Kazushi Sakuraba and Frank Shamrock at a Bellator […] READ MORE


Fedor Emelianenko is going to sign with the UFC; no other promotion was ever even an option.

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In mid July the mixed martial arts world, still smoldering from the now legendary UFC 189, was set ablaze once again with the news that “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko, the stone-faced killer of yore, was negotiating with multiple promotions in anticipation of his return. Almost immediately fan speculation shifted to Bellator. In recent months […] READ MORE


The Heavyweights – 2005 vs 2015

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As I read Daniel Marino’s excellent piece regarding the timing of Cain Velasquez’ return, one line stuck in my head. “.. I can’t help but wonder if it has ever been this stale”. Dan was referring to the current state of the heavyweight division. As I pondered the thought internally, I kept coming back to […] READ MORE





What Could the UFC 178 Mystery Bout Be?

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Yesterday’s announcement of the long-rumored Anderson Silva versus Nick Diaz bout for next January’s UFC 183 card was met with near unanimous praise from the notoriously ornery mixed martial arts fanbase. However, MMA fans are an insatiable bunch. With that fight being scheduled so far down the road, the collective thought process went from focusing […] READ MORE