Is CM Punk’s UFC 225 loss the end of the road?

“It should be a wrap…” That is the opinion of UFC President Dana White regarding the promotion’s ‘CM Punk experiment.’ Punk, the former WWE Superstar lost a one-sided decision to journeyman fighter Michael Jackson this past Saturday night at UFC 225 in front of his hometown crowd in Chicago.  The loss brings his career record…

Pennington’s corner failed her in loss to Nunes at UFC 224

  At UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Amanda Nunes successfully defended her bantamweight title for the third time, finishing Raquel Pennington with strikes in the fifth and final round.  The bout also marked the first time two openly gay athletes competed for the UFC title.  These are things worth talking about.  Instead, we’re…

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…