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Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 Special: Top 10 Hispanics of the past year

Technically National Hispanic Heritage Month is over but that doesn’t mean that the Hispanic fighters in MMA can’t still be honored. This list will have all the major Hispanics in MMA that have had success on the main stage. With that here we go with the top 10 of the past year: 10) Yair Rodriguez Yair Rodriguez is a member of the inaugural task of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America for Team Mexico.

Breaking down Diego Sanchez

Dan Hardy hasn’t fought inside the Octagon since being diagnosed with heart Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in 2012, but the former welterweight contender recently announced plans to make his long awaited comeback in 2015 and suggested Diego Sanchez is right at the top of his wish list: “[Diego's] always kind of irritated me, I like Diego, I respect him and I forgive him for his strangeness, but in my opinion he’s kind

Top 10 fights of September 2014

There were a number of good fight cards this month which also included the launch of The Ultimate Fighter season 20. With that here we go: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America – Marlon Vera vs. Enrique Briones At this point Team Mexico won all four bouts. Team Latin America was in desperate need of a win. Thus came Marlon Vera, a man on a mission against Enrique Briones both of whom were

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 4 – Make A Big Strike

The episode opens up with Urijah Faber stepping in to coach Team Pettis while head coach Anthony Pettis is at a prior commitment. Most of the team members find Faber’s coaching to be helpful and he is impressed with several fighters. He notes that Joanne Calderwood has skills that don’t match her rather gentle voice and he also grapples around with Carla Esparza in some moves. Later at the house, Angela Hill is farting around the house and has been

Top 10 fights of August 2014

There some fight cards and some that had lower expectations actually delivered some memorable matches. Enough about that here we go: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America – Jose Alberto Quinones vs. Bentley Sylar This was the first fight of the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America. Coach Cain Velasquez won the coin toss and chose for his Team Mexico member Jose Alberton Quinones to fight Team Latin America member Bentley Sylar. Quinones is

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 3 – Don’t Fight Fate review

The episode opens with Dana White calling Bec Rawlings into his office and informing her that he just got a call from Rawlings’ mother who informed him that Rawlings step father died. Rawlings then sobs over the loss of her step father while calling her mother about the passing. She then walks back into the Team Melendez locker room where her teammates and coaches comfort her and Angela Magana leads a prayer. Later on coaches Gilbert Melendez and Jake

Conor McGregor – A Game Changer For MMA?

Almost 12 months ago I published a piece on this site suggesting Conor McGregor’s knee injury may prove to be one of the best things to happen to him in the early part of his UFC career.  My point was, until Conor was cleared to get back in the gym and train, he would have nothing else to do with his time other than talk. And we all know how

Nick Diaz Arrested…Again

Unfortunately professional MMA athletes have made the news headlines once again for all the wrong reasons and this time it’s thanks to Nick Diaz. Nick was arrested at 2:20 a.m. in California on Saturday September 6, and for the second time within the past 12 months, charged with suspicion of DUI. In addition, he was charged with obstructing a police officer, trying to destroy evidence and also driving with a

The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 2 – We All Came Here to Fight! review

The episode opens up with the Team Pettis coaching staff visiting The Ultimate Fighter house and delivering Miranda Markos food. During the visit, Felice Herrig gives Anthony Pettis’ younger brother Sergio Pettis a friendship bracelet which is intended as the first for all the coaching staff. However, her fellow teammates start teasing her about the fact that she’s “hitting” on a younger guy as there’s a ten year age gap between the two. At training the next day, Jessica