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.
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.
We had an MMA star when the Korean Zombie thrilled us back in 2013, but the South Korean military stole from us his best cagefighting years.
Lyoto Machida was looking grim a few years ago, but his Bellator afterlife has served him well - Chael Sonnon, not so much.
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Sometime when I fighter plays the role of "unlikeable dirtbag", fans get invested in watching him because they want to see him fail. Then there's Dillon Danis.
The Gooch beat Bellator champ Darrion Caldwell last night, so now the RIZIN champ holds belts in two organizations simulataneously. That's kinda cool.
Heather Hardy was some kind of decent boxer when she caught the MMA bug. That boxing background didn't help her last night. Nope, not at all.
Bellator pushed Aaron Pico as a superstar in the making, but after another knockout loss last night, it's clear that star has flamed out.
Valentina Shevchenko saved the flyweight division from sucking, and now she's knocking out challengers like it ain't no thang.
Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone put all their craziness on the line at UFC 238, with Ferguson winning the "I'm Restraining Order Crazy" title.
Anthony Smith beat the meatballs off of Swede Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on ESPN+11 yesterday, and now Gustafsson is retired.
You win a UFC belt in your hometown of Brazil, and not even three weeks later you're getting robbed at gunpoint - what a time to be alive!
Yoel Romero ate all the supplements, failed all the drug tests, and just won all the money in a civil suit - money he'll never get.
When Zuffa bought the UFC and were looking for amenable venues for this cagefighting thing, a certain businessman gave them the thumbs up.
Someone somewhere has probably kept a stat of all the UFC champs in history who have posed nude with their belt. I bet it's a large number of them.
The early UFCs would've been much less entertaining without Tank Abbott, who was the epitome of villain and the antithesis to martial arts.
Tony Ferguson won a season of TUF, won and interim championship belt, and has long been considered a top lightweight. I hope he ain't crazy, though.
I saw UFC 13 in one of the few bars in New York City that showed these events, a bar full of Team Renzo Gracie acololytes and cagefighting hardcores.