Collateral Damage: How Cyborg’s suspension will affect WMMA

Yesterday, news broke that Cris “Cyborg” Santos, the Strikeforce Women’s 145 lb. Champion, had failed a drug test for the performance enhancer stanozolol.  Following her impressive sixteen-second victory over Hiroko Yamanaka on December 17, 2011, the failed test has resulted in a suspension, a $2500 fine, and most importantly, the stripping of her Women’s Championship belt by UFC President Dana White.  This event has powerful ramifications for the entire landscape

Jon Jones: I want to fight four times in 2012 and finish every opponent

During 2011 Jon Jones had one of the best years in MMA history, putting together a record of 4-0 and defeating some of the top names in the UFC’s Light Heavyweight division. 
Jones started his 2011 run by defeating Ryan Bader via guillotine choke on February 5.  That victory earned him a shot to replace an injured Rashad Evans in a bout against then UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio Rua. Jones dominated Rua,  earning the third round TKO victory at UFC 128, which took place on

Could Brock Lesnar’s victory over Alistair Overeem make him one of the greatest Heavyweights ever?

Brock Lesnar has had a funny UFC career, not “ha ha” funny, but more scratch your head and wonder funny.  He started his MMA career  with a win over the then 2-5 Min Soo Kim and apparently that was enough to warrant a UFC contract and a shot against a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Frank Mir. It’s almost as if the UFC were saying “all right, you think you can just come in here and be an ‘ultimate fighter,’ let’s see what you got.”
Funny thing is

Satoshi Ishii is fighting for the future of JMMA against Fedor Emelianenko

If you’ve been following MMA for any amount of time you’ve surely heard the talk that Japanese MMA is on the decline. The fighters that have ventured outside of the Japanese circuit have not met with great success as of late.  Fighters such as Yoshihiro Akiyama, Michihiro Omigawa, Shinya Aoki, Kid Yamamoto and Takanori Gomi have all struggled outside of the confines of Japanese MMA. One young fighter has a chance to right that ship, Satoshi Ishii.
Ishii, a 25 year old Olympic Gold Medalist

Johny Hendricks: I understand you have to put on a show for the fans

Johny Hendricks will step into the Octagon on Friday December 30 in what will be the biggest fight of his 11-1 career. Hendricks, who last fought at UFC 133, defeating Mike Pierce via split decision; will face Jon Fitch on the pay per view card of UFC 141.
The one thing that many fans seem to be concerned about in this bout is the potential for it to be a “boring” wrestling match.  That concern is based around the fact that both Fitch and Hendricks were accomplished amateur wrestlers