Cutting weight sucks, but people do it to gain a size advantage come fight time. But they also dehyrdate themselves and deplete the fluid protecting their brains.
Luke Rockhold isn't the most likeable guy, but for a time his cockiness was warranted. Now, after his crushing KO loss last night, not so much.
The UFC wants to break into the Chinese market, but the country needs an athlete to cheer for. Apparently they have KO artist Yadong Song.
Thiago Santos is facing champ Jon Jones at UFC 239 on Saturday, but the Brazilian is also facing the unfair institutional support Jones possesses.
There was a time when Junior dos Santos was the champ, or hovering at the top of the heavyweight division. But though those times are gone, he's still nice.
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Joe Benavidez may have punched his ticket for getting the next shot at double-champ Henry Cejudo, and Aljamain Sterling is cool with that.
Francis Ngannou pounded former champ Junior dos Santos senseless in a little more than a minute, likely earning a title shot - but against whom?
Joe Benavidez deserves all the good fortune that comes his way, but I'm not sure there's any fortune to be had in the flyweight division.
Drew Dober will never win a belt, nor fight for one, but he's good for a scrap and for blitzing and destroying lesser opponents.
The UFC was pretty hype about the flyweight division when they introduced it, but now, not so much, and every new fight in the division is a gift.
Amanda Nunes took some time to find her groove in the Octagon, but once she did, she started clearing out all the big names.
Once upon a time, there was a fighter from Hawaiia who capitivated us with his in-cage heroics. But time and substance abuse have changed things.
Junior dos Santos was the champ once upon a time. Francis Ngannou once challenged for the belt. I predict one of them will fight for the belt again soon.
I was ready to write the Korean Zombie off as a casualty of time and long layoffs, but the man is still slaying it in the cage.
So many fight events last night, and of them all, Bellator 223 had the least amount of thrills. Which is fine, because few people saw Gegard Mousasi lose.
Sean O'Malley got dinged for a failed drug test a while back, but he's still got trace amounts of drugs in his system and he's not Jon Jones.
Hey, let's all freak out over the business decisions of a man who helped make the business he runs into a multi-billion dollar enterprise.
The Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships held tryouts at a gym in Tampa, FL. Yes, there were would-be fighters who didn't know what they were doing.
Darrion Caldwell has now lost twice to Kyoji Horiguchi, with the last "L" resulting in a loss of his belt. It's safe to say Caldwell is upset.