Dern’s victory highlights weigh-in flaws of MMA

Saying that weight cutting is an issue in MMA and combat sports at this point is really like beating a dead horse. Amateur wrestlers have struggled for generations, and boxers and MMA fighters have seemingly followed suit.  Athletes have long cut dangerous amounts of weight, all for the slightest competitive edge. This year alone, it…

Matt Serra’s UFC HOF induction a welcome change of pace

It seems as though the MMA world has grown used to bad news dominating the headlines as of late. I’m not talking about your standard injuries and fight cancellations either. I’m talking about the UFC’s cash-cow being arrested.  A former cash-cow saying it is a privilege to hear them speak.  Oh, and another fighter being…

An ode to ‘The Natural Born Killer’

Last weekend, at UFC ON FOX 29, former interim UFC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit walked into the Octagon looking to pick up his first win since May of 2015.  Instead, he was submitted by Alex Oliveira by way of a guillotine choke in the second round. The loss marked Condit’s fourth straight, the longest skid…

Digesting the craziness that was UFC 223

Photo Courtesy: MMAJunkie.com To say that fight week for UFC 223 was wild would be putting it mildly.   First, Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson was forced to pull out of his highly- anticipated matchup with Khabib Nurmagomedov, a mere six days before the event.  The two have been scheduled to fight a total of…

Fedor vs. Mir is a flawless fight in Bellator’s flawed heavyweight Grand Prix

Photo Courtesy: MMAJunkie.com The Bellator heavyweight Grand Prix tournament is well underway.  First, Chael Sonnen defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision.  Most recently, Matt Mitrione bested Roy “Big Country” Nelson by majority decision to shore up half of the semifinal brackets.  Up next, Fedor Emelianenko returns to face the newest addition to the Bellator…