Junior dos Santos: Overeem deserves a beating, and I’m going to arrange that

It appears that the trash talk of Alistair Overeem is still under Junior dos Santos’ skin. Speaking in an interview with Tatame.com, dos Santos had a few strong words about the former top contender to his title who was found to have elevated levels of Testosterone last April prior to UFC 146. Feeling that Overeem has been ramping up his smack talk in order to campaign for another title shot, Cigano replied:
“I knew Velasquez was the contender, but if UFC wanted me to fight Overeem I’d gladly

Then and Now: What has changed in MMA since 2005?

A long term dynamic develops in every sport that sticks around for a while. A section of the fan base will inevitably compare the play of today to their heroes from yesteryear.  Whether it is the baseball fan that longs for the day where they didn’t have to worry about someone using performance enhancing drugs after every home run, or the football fan that yearns for the era of hard hitting and less complaining in the NFL. One thing is a common factor; this group wishes things would go back to

The five biggest UFC bouts that never happened in 2012

Obviously 2012 has been a year that held huge potential for MMA. While I wouldn’t say it was a horrible year for fighting, the insane amount of injuries and other controversy that wrecked cards is unprecedented. From main events all the way down to preliminary cards, we saw an unheard never of fights shifted, canceled, and just generally thrown into the muck. UFC 151’s cancellation was just the icing on the cake in what was the weirdest year MMA has ever seen.  And it’s not over yet. Let’s take a look

Joe Lauzon set to face Gray Maynard at UFC 155

Today UFC officials announced that Joe Lauzon will face Gray Maynard in a Lightweight bout official for UFC 155 on December 29th. Lauzon, fresh off of his Fight and Submission of the Night-winning performance versus Jamie Varner at UFC on Fox 4, looks to ride that momentum to a title shot in the stacked Lightweight division. In his way Gray Maynard stands, himself looking to climb back into the title picture after defeating onetime contender Clay Guida in a bizarre fight this June.
All of the sudden, the

Renato Babalau Sobral joins the ranks of Bellator Fighting Championships

Bellator Fighting Championships has just announced the signing of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Renato “Babalu” Sobral (37-9) to its Light Heavyweight roster. “Babalu” will make his Bellator debut in the Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament, which will air on Spike TV starting in January. Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said via press release: “Babalu is an awesome addition to the Bellator family. He’s beaten some of the greatest fighters in the sport, and

Has TRT become a permanent aspect of MMA?

With former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir recently coming out with the statement that he will continue to use TRT indefinitely, MMA fans everywhere have to wonder if the hormone replacement therapy has became a mainstay for the sport. As more and more fighters detail their use of TRT, it seems that the controversy surrounding it declines. This could be a good thing or a bad thing for the sport, depending on which point of view you choose to take. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of TRT use in

Dethroning Silva: Could one of these five fighters have what it takes

Anderson Silva (32-4) is the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion. He has been called “a mutant”, a “freak of nature” and “the greatest martial artist of all time”. With 15 straight wins in the UFC spanning over 6 years, the question I am most often asked by fans, fighters and fellow scribes is “What is it going to take for someone to defeat Anderson Silva?”
There is no quick or easy answer. A shift up and down to the wrong weight class could be his undoing, likewise age could start to catch up with him, but