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The Ultimate Fighter 20: episode 5 – Coming To Get You

Heather Jo Clark explains to her teammates how the quarrel between her and upcoming opponent Felice Herrig because Clark doesn’t like how Herrig carries herself as a woman or fighter. She also explains that she doesn’t like the fact that Herrig initially turned her down. Later on Team Melendez has a team meeting when coach Gilbert Melendez wants to discuss the issues the team has with Clark. Angela Magana is the most vocal of the group talking about

Will it be Conor McGregor or Cub Swanson next for Jose Aldo?

Who will be next to challenge Jose Aldo’s Featherweight throne doesn’t appear to be quite as straightforward as it seemed.  Most fight fans had resigned themselves to the idea of Conor McGregor getting the next title shot following his impressive 4 fight win streak combined with an even more impressive PR campaign. Dana even flew McGregor to Brazil for UFC 179 as his guest of honour, clearly to create some

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Special: Top 10 MMA Ring Girls

October is known as breast cancer awareness month and while most major sports like the NFL do participate in the awareness campaign, MMA isn’t known to participate too much unless one is referring to Bellator. For the occasion I thought it’d be appropriate to cover the top 10 ring girls in MMA. These women have at some point graced a cage or ring and are ranked based on their viability

Should the UFC consider regional titles?

We are often reminded that MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world, but is MMA growing fast enough out with the Americas? Only twice has a world championship belt been won by non American fighters; Dutch legend Bas Rutten (1999) and Belarusian Andrei Arlovski (2005). That statistic would suggest the answer to my question is no, or certainly not fast enough to be producing enough high calibre fighters

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