Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 33
In the wake of Saturday's (well, Friday in North America) Mark Hunt vs. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva fight and multiple viewings, there are a lot of thoughts in looking back.
Hunt (9-8-1) and Silva (18-5-1) put on a must-see performance. But this has been a year loaded with classics, from Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann, Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson, Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez, Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice and even Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks. In February, after the Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche fight, I figured with the historical implications and excitement of that fight, it would be a fight of the year candidate and even possible winner. Today, I wouldn't even consider it for top five...
Dana White: Sports Innovator of The Year
UFC President Dana White, for all his brash utterances and bullish attitudes as the driving front man of the Ultimate Fighting Championship organisation, is modest when it comes to personal success.
But he was humbled after being named the most innovative person in sport by leading industry publication Sports Business International.
Sports Business International subscribers, along with an expert judging panel, awarded White the title of Sports Innovator of the Year 2013...
Joe Silva’s Shoes: What’s next for the UFC Fight Night 33 winners?
UFC Fight Night 33 is an event that will be etched in history for quite some time due to the dramatic main event between Mark Hunt (9-8-1 MMA, 4-2-1 UFC) and Antonio Silva (18-5-1 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) that ended in a majority draw.
The main event capped off a spectacular night of fights from Brisbane, Australia, that saw three of the six main card bouts end by knockout with the remaining ones that went the distance producing plenty of action...