Letters From the Cheap Seats
@@Cheap Seats@@ You know the drill, so let's skip the unnecessary preamble. Here are some choice responses to the recent spate of op-eds, including rebuttals on talent swaps, Zuffa's acquisition of PRIDE, Herb Dean (Pictures)'s take on standing up Gabriel Gonzaga and boxing's inferiority complex.
Triggs Take: My Final Pride
After a great win at PRIDE 33, I made broadcast history by commentating directly after my fight, and then fought again about 35 days later in ICON. I got KOed by Robbie Lawler and had to travel right from Hawaii to Japan for PRIDE 34 – and what could be my final commentating experience with an organization I had cultivated a strong relationship with.
Five Ounce of Pain: Interview With Tito. Part 1 & 2
In addition to being one of the most well-known mixed martial artists around the world, Tito Ortiz is also one of the sport's most controversial. Ortiz recently found himself embroiled in two major controversies, one with UFC president Dana White and the other with Rashad Evans, Ortiz's opponent at UFC 73 on July 7 in Sacramento.
Condit VS. Larson Headlines WEC On Versus
World Extreme Cagefighting has announced several fights for its June 3rd card at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The main card is scheduled to air live on Versus and marks the WEC's debut on basic cable television.
Another Change For the May 12th WEC Event
In mixed martial arts, fight cards are rarely announced right away not because promoters like to pretend they are CIA agents, but because it is frequently difficult to keep the original plans intact.
Two Years Later – The TUF 2 Report
In the summer of 2005, the UFC and Spike TV kicked off the second season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show, and in addition to the success of the series ratings-wise, hopes were high that TUF2 would produce more stars on the level of season one’s Forrest Griffin, Stephan Bonnar, Diego Sanchez, and Mike Swick.
Mayweather vs. Sherk
The war of words between boxing and the UFC has heated up lately, with Floyd Mayweather Jr. questioning the legitimacy of mixed martial artists, and UFC fighters firing back that he'd be in for a rude awakening in a cage.
Gonzaga Still Celebrating Victory
Gabriel Gonzaga (Pictures) was the protagonist of one of the greatest surprises this year when he knocked out Mirko Filipovic (Pictures) in the main event at UFC 70. The Brazilian, however, was not surprised by his own performance.
Who’s The Greatest?
If 2007 has taught us anything, it’s that parity has hit the world of mixed martial arts. And it’s hit hard in a year rife with upsets, from Matt Serra’s stoppage of the seemingly unstoppable Georges St-Pierre to last weekend’s KO win by Gabriel Gonzaga over heavyweight heir apparent Mirko Cro Cop.
The Age Of "The Iceman"
As dozens of surprised fans echo his name, it's an ovation that pales in comparison to the roar that greets him when he makes his way to the octagon in front of thousands of thundering fans. Nonetheless, when "The Iceman" Chuck Liddell enters a room, people take notice.
Hand-to-hand and fist-to-cheek
FORT KNOX — Training geared toward wartime self-defense made its way to a steel cage this weekend as Fort Knox soldiers competed in the post’s first combatives tournament.
Exclusive: Ortiz On Dana Beef, UFC 73, Rampage-Liddell [Pt. 2]
On April 26, MMANews.com's own Chris Howie sat down with former UFC Light Heavyweight champion "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz to discuss his upcoming bout at UFC 73 with Rashad Evans, his beef with company president Dana White, moving over to fight in the Zuffa-owned PRIDE, and more!
The 10 greatest UFC upsets
What started as a freak occurrence has seemingly turned into a spiraling epidemic as the best of today’s UFC fighters are going down in a blaze of eight-sided glory. After the year we’ve had in this sport I must approach every pay-per-view with nervous anticipation. It really is true: Anything can happen.
Diaz on MMA judging
I think for the most part the judges get it right, but then again that's why there are three of them. I've seen some Split Decisions that should have been unanimous in my opionion.
Is Parity Good For MMA?
The talk of the MMA world so far in 2007 has, of course, been the many “upsets” we have witnessed so far. We have already labeled 2007 as “The Year of the Upset” and pretty much every month that trend continues