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Top 10 fights of December 2014

It was the last month of the year and to say that the sport went out with a bang is an understatement. With that here’s the best of December: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned – Rose Namajunas vs. Randa Markos This was the last fight in the house and as with all the others it didn’t disappoint. Both rising prospects, Randa Markos had proven to be the dark

The UFC: it all started in Scotland

Back in September 2014 I posted an article on here that the UFC would be coming to Scotland this year following Dana White’s response to a tweet I sent.  The news that the UFC may finally be coming to Scottish shores quickly spread far and wide as the excitement amongst Scottish fight fans hit fever pitch. Some 5 months later the same article is still sitting firmly top of MMA-Freak’s

Martin Luther King Day 2015 Special: Top 10 African Americans of the Past Year

As has become a tradition here at MMA Freak, special occasions and holidays are marked by a top 10 list. As the first themed list for 2015 and in honor of Martin Luther King Day tomorrow and the upcoming African American History Month next month, this list will review the top 10 African Americans of the past year. The overall criteria for this list will be record of the past

Jon Jones tests positive for cocaine.

Only a few days after defending his Light heavyweight belt against Daniel Cormier at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, it has been confirmed that the best pound for pound fighter on the plant Jon ‘bones’ Jones has tested positive for cocaine.  The results of a random drug test carried out by the Nevada Athletic Commission showed traces of benzoylecgonine, which is the main metabolite in cocaine.  However, Jones was still

Are MMA athletes being CM Punked?

It’s not often I agree with any of the Diaz brothers but I fully support Nate’s opinion on the UFC’s decision to sign former WWE star CM Punk.  In an interview with Ariel Helwani ahead of his recent fight with Rafael Dos Anjos Nate was very passionate in his response about the fact the UFC are basically giving an amateur fighter a chance to compete in the world’s premier MMA

New Years special: Top 10 MMA New Years resolutions to make for 2015

With the new year comes many new years resolutions. As is tradition, here are ten New Years Resolutions that the MMA world should make: 10) Someone should hire Bjorn Rebney It was no secret that Bellator MMA creator Bjorn Rebney and Bellator’s parent company Viacom were butting heads for quite a while. Both sides had different ideas of where they wanted the company to go and were able to work together. However,

Top 10 fights of November 2014

This is the last best of the month top 10 list before the new year, however it won’t best the last about 2014. Enough about that let us delve in: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America – Leonardo Morales vs. Gabriel Benidez Overall The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America was a fierce competition and was a good way to introduce the UFC into the Latin American market. The show was clearly dominated by

Reviewing The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned

This season of The Ultimate Fighter had a lot of hype surrounding it and without a doubt it delivered. There was also drama that went about every which way and only helped the ratings of the show. Overall the show also had a very unique spin to it as well as it was meant to crown a new champion and as a result featured many veterans of the sport. It will be

Top 10 fights of October 2014

This list was supposed to come out last month but due to a busy schedule it’s coming out now. So here are October’s best fights in retrospect: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned – Felice Herrig vs. Heather Jo Clark This fight had a lot of bad blood going into it. Taking place in episode five,  Team Pettis member Felice Herrig and Team Melendez member Heather Jo Clark had met each