The mixed-martial arts babes were out in full force over the weekend for the MMA Awards in Vegas. The pugilistic sports have always attracted the good looking ladies, since the dawn of time. Women like men who fight. Well, men who fight and get paid. Something of a caveat. Hence, the appearance of UFC babe Brittney Palmer, Jade Bryce of Bellator renown, and Angel Porrino, notorious hottie from Holly Madison’s TV Show.
All in all, I’m reminded that fighting sports attract better looking ladies than my own passion sport of tetherball. I mostly get girls in braces with gastrointestinal distress. Oh, that girls with wicked hot bodies would get all decked out someday to come support me in my tetherball tournaments. Brittney, Jade, Angel, come watch, it’s super exciting. I’ll be on the blacktop. Enjoy.
Another New Year’s Eve(ish) UFC card has come and gone, and after the “Decision of the Night” bonuses have been handed out, and all the cougars in the audience have gone home to sandblast off their makeup, we’re left with some interesting learnings.
Here’s the takeaway from a card mercifully saved by its penultimate fight:
1. We didn’t miss Mike Goldberg even a little bit. When we first saw John Anik instead of Goldberg take his place alongside Joe Rogan as color commentator, most immediately thought “hey, why did I just pay 59.95 for an FX card?” Quickly, however, the quality of the announcer came through, leaving few to countdown the days until Goldberg returns from his “personal issues.”
2. Leben and Brunson need some advanced cardio STAT. Now most of us would last all of about 14 seconds in an UFC fight before taking a knee, but this curtain jerker was just not up to snuff. Chris Leben gets a hall pass for it being his first fight back in a year, but former Strikeforce champ Derek Brunson has no such excuse. He gassed out early, drawing the ire of President Dana White who said, “The other kid was looking at the clock like he was a 14-year-old waiting for school to get out the entire fight – looking at the clock.”
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MMA, UFC, UFC 155
As George St. Pierre and Carlos Condit prepare to do battle at UFC 154 this weekend in Montreal, the crowd in attendance will be made up of affluent, knowledgeable fight fans (and even a few, gulp, women!) from around the world. The presentation and merchandising will both fuel a slick moneymaking machine that funds the all powerful Zuffa corporation.
But it wasn’t always this way. Not by a long shot.
Back in the day, the Ultimate Fighting Championship was down and dirty – a kind of freak show that appealed only to the hardcore, the under-employed and those trailblazing men who needed some kind of rebel background noise for their hotel-based bachelor parties.
Yes, UFC 1 was a totally different animal from the Joe Rogan-fueled rear-naked choke fest of today. And while many will argue that less Joe Rogan = more, there’s no denying the bloodthirsty, barroom brawl nature of the first Ultimate Fighting Championship event made it a completely different sport.
What made UFC 1 so badass?
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UFC 146 is bringing out the big guns this weekend as we get to see an entire main card filled with heavyweight fights. The Heavyweight title will also be on the line as Junior Dos Santos and perennial top 5 HW Frank Mir will go toe to toe. It will also be the debut of Shane Del Rosario and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, who are coming over from Strikeforce. Bigfoot will be facing former champ Cain Velazquez. This should be one of the biggest cards this year and here is our preview for Saturday night. Read more… »
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Jon Jones, takes on former friend Rashad Evans at this weekends UFC 145 event in Atlanta. The two fighters have a serious distaste for each other and now the city of Atlanta is in for one hell of a treat. Read more… »
The Main Card of UFC on Fuel 2 is loaded will high end talent and up and coming prospects. This is an event you really should not miss. Below is a preview of the fighters and their opponents as well as my prediction on who will come out with the wins this Saturday.
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FuelTV, MMA, UFC
You may not recognize a lot of the fighters on the UFC on Fuel 2 Prelims but believe me when I say there are going to be fireworks. Most of the names below are first time UFC fighters and a large portion of them come from the untapped European MMA market. This is the first time the UFC has really dipped in to the talent of the continental European countries and it should produce amazing results.
Below is a short breakdown of the six prelim fights and my predictions.
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FuelTV, MMA, Sports, UFC