1. UFC Fight Night 69: Why Joanna Jedrzejczyk Is 'Must-See' TV

    In the short existence of the UFC women's strawweight division, champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has made a name for herself in her last three fights. She has gone from an unrecognizable name to a fighter who MMA fans worldwide can easily identify...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 4,553 reads 32 comments

  2. UFC Champ Jose Aldo Not a Fan of the UFC-Reebok Deal, Calls for a Fighter Union

    Add Jose Aldo to the list of those who have spoken out against the new UFC-Reebok deal that is expected to go into effect this July...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 15,220 reads 62 comments

  3. Rose Namajunas: Can She Climb Back into the Strawweight Title Picture?

    "Thug" Rose Namajunas was considered to be the next Ronda Rousey, even by the women's bantamweight champion herself. According to MMAFighting...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 3,126 reads 11 comments

  4. UFC 187: Besides Wrestling, What Makes Daniel Cormier So Dangerous?

    Daniel "DC" Cormier just received the second chance of a lifetime as he fights for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship for a second time in a row, this time against Anthony "Rumble" Johnson on Saturday at UFC 187 ...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 4,640 reads 28 comments

  5. Gennady Golovkin: Could 'GGG' Be the Next Manny Pacquiao?

    In the post-Floyd Mayweather/ Manny Pacquiao era of boxing, Gennady "GGG" Golovkin could be one of the next boxers that catches crossover appeal into mainstream pop culture...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 26,465 reads 164 comments

  6. Breaking Down the Thinnest Division in the UFC: Women's Bantamweight

    The talent gap between UFC women's bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey , and the rest of the division is huge. Her last two fights only lasted 30 seconds as she destroyed the top fighter the weight class had to offer...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 4,717 reads 42 comments

  7. 5 Boxers Who Can Save Boxing from Irrelevance

    On Wednesday, Evander Holyfield contributed a piece to The Players' Tribune about the lack of action in today's boxing world. He stated: "The concept of fighting is simple: Hit the other guy and don’t let the other guy hit you...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 26,908 reads 168 comments

  8. UFC Bantamweight Division Has Been Quiet Despite the Talent and Rivalries

    Before Aljamain Sterling defeated Takeya Mizugaki in New Jersey last weekend, the UFC bantamweight division was extremely quiet. There were no notable fights in the division after T...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 2,946 reads 27 comments

  9. UFC 186: Alexis Davis vs. Sarah Kaufman Should Be Moved from Prelims to PPV

    After starting 2015 on a strong note, the UFC is going through some major damage control in an attempt to salvage UFC 186 in Montreal...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 6,863 reads 34 comments

  10. Victor Cui: ONE Championship as Another MMA 'Global Superpower'

    Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, has orchestrated a huge change in the MMA landscape. In four years, ONE claims to have captured over 90 percent of the market share, making ...

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  11. UFC Flyweight Champ Demetrious Johnson Fires Back at His Haters

    Demetrious Johnson doesn't care if you'll check out UFC 186 . In an interview with Sherdog Radio ( via Steve Hauser of Bloody Elbow ), Johnson states: I can't talk about me getting frustrated...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 830 reads 10 comments

  12. Maryna Moroz Makes Her Impact on the UFC Women's Strawweight Division

    The UFC Women's Strawweight division received another shakeup in Krakow, as Maryna Moroz upset then-No. 6-ranked fighter, Joanne Calderwood ...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 233 reads 3 comments

  13. UFC Lightweight Division: Evaluating the Current Landscape

    The UFC lightweight division is one of the most talent-packed divisions in MMA . The names of Anthony Pettis , Donald Cerrone , Rafael Dos Anjos , Khabib Nurmagomedov , Gilbert ...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 714 reads 10 comments

  14. Clay Guida on Wrestling, President Obama and the Direction of MMA

    Clay Guida is coming off a unanimous-decision victory over Robbie Peralta at UFC Fight Night in Fairfax, Virginia. Next to the belching in between rounds, his post-fight speech caught a bit of attention...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 409 reads 5 comments

  15. Alistair Overeem: Roy Nelson, His Turnaround and What's Next

    Coming off of his victory over Roy Nelson at UFC 185 last month, Alistair Overeem took some time off to relax and recuperate from the slight damage he sustained in the fight...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 5,197 reads 12 comments

  16. Henry Cejudo's Tough Challenge to Be the Largest Mexican-American UFC Star

    Despite only having two fights in the Octagon, flyweight Henry Cejudo has already made an impact on the UFC landscape. At UFC 185, he dominated former title contender Chris Cariaso ...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 590 reads 9 comments

  17. UFC 186: It Would Be a Total Buzzkill If Rampage Jackson Can't Fight on the Card

    With T.J. Dillashaw dropping out of the main event, it is now even more important to have Quinton "Rampage" Jackson fighting at UFC 186 . The card lacks star power with Rampage off the card...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 1,411 reads 13 comments

  18. Anthony Pettis: Analyzing the Mental Road Toward a Comeback

    This isn't the first time Anthony Pettis has lost. He does have two losses under his belt, so he has proven he has been able to bounce back. However, there is something different about this loss...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about over 2 years ago 976 reads 6 comments

  19. UFC 185: Getting to Know Josh 'Cuddly Bear' Copeland

    "Cuddly Bear" is the last nickname you would expect a UFC fighter to have, but Josh Copeland takes pride in it...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about almost 3 years ago 1,131 reads 8 comments

  20. Anthony Pettis Is Looking to Become One of the Best in the Lightweight Division

    Anthony Pettis is slated to make his second title defense this Saturday at UFC 185 against Rafael dos Anjos...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about almost 3 years ago 421 reads 5 comments

  21. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: The Ideological Differences Between the Fanbases

    The debate between who will win between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao contains just as much vitriol as a debate between liberals and conservatives. Fans from both sides feel passionate about their fighter as the better boxer...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about almost 3 years ago 4,209 reads 18 comments

  22. Ronda Rousey: Can She Continue Destroying Opponents and Be a Huge Draw?

    Ronda Rousey was called a "female version of Mike Tyson" by Dana White at the UFC 184 post-fight press conference. Her last two fights lasted a combined total of 30 seconds...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about almost 3 years ago 5,234 reads 19 comments

  23. 5 Boxers Who Took Trash-Talking Way Too Far

    Trash-talking has been a part of the boxing game for decades. From Jack Johnson to Floyd Mayweather , talking smack has always been a strategy to get inside an opponent's head. Arguably, the greatest of the trash-talkers was Muhammad Ali...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about almost 3 years ago 2,344 reads 0 comments

  24. UFC 184: Can the Women's Bantamweight Division Successfully Headline a Card?

    MMA Mania's Alex Schlinsky asked the question about whether UFC 184 can be a pay-per-view success with the women's bantamweight division as the marquee...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about almost 3 years ago 306 reads 15 comments

  25. 5 Under-the-Radar Boxers to Watch in 2015

    For every Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather out there, there are hundreds of talented boxers who do not garner the same amount of attention. They have never headlined a Showtime or HBO card, if they have been lucky to be televised at all...

    Michael Bacos Written by Michael Bacos about almost 3 years ago 1,878 reads 1 comments