Jon Jones isn’t Declining, but the Light Heavyweight Division is Catching Up

by Jordy McElroy Jon Jones is just a man. Top light heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes uttered those words over and over again leading up to UFC 247. It was his own way of humanizing an opponent that had in many ways become a deity. Years of turning countless legendary names into mere punching bags on a rainy day elevated Jones to a level of icon … Continue reading Jon Jones isn’t Declining, but the Light Heavyweight Division is Catching Up

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Forget about titles, it’s time for Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz to Complete the Trilogy

by Jordy McElroy UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov already has business with Tony Ferguson, and it’s time for Jorge Masvidal to take his shot at real UFC gold by challenging welterweight champ Kamaru Usman. That leaves the most anticipated trilogy in all of combat sports as the only plausible fight on the table. Yes, the UFC needs to give us Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. … Continue reading Forget about titles, it’s time for Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz to Complete the Trilogy

Even without the UFC title, Conor McGregor remains the A-side of the Combat Sports

by Jordy McElroy Even when former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor rarely takes part, he’s still taking over the combat sports world. There is a different buzz in the air of fight week with the biggest superstar in MMA history slated to headline UFC 246 against Donald Cerrone on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise. The city name is ironically appropriate considering there … Continue reading Even without the UFC title, Conor McGregor remains the A-side of the Combat Sports

Amanda Nunes’ UFC 245 performance is proof the UFC did wrong by releasing Cris Cyborg

by Jordy McElroy Two-division champion Amanda Nunes crossed off another opponent and caved in the sunken remains of viable contenders at 135 pounds. One thing was certain while watching The Lioness pound away on a fetaled up Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 on Saturday night: The UFC sure could use Cris Cyborg right about now. Do we even need to question who the baddest … Continue reading Amanda Nunes’ UFC 245 performance is proof the UFC did wrong by releasing Cris Cyborg

UFC Sao Paulo left little hope for future Marquee Contenders for Jon Jones

by Jordy McElroy UC Sao Paulo had to dig deep into the MMA vault for legends like Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza to carry a card in Brazil, while adding a fresh pinch of familiarity to a bland light heavyweight division dominated by one man: Jon Jones. Not even a whimsical stroll down memory lane was enough to jog the nostalgic senses back … Continue reading UFC Sao Paulo left little hope for future Marquee Contenders for Jon Jones

UFC 244 Recap: Nate Diaz calls out Jorge Masvidal, Doctor and The Rock after bad Stoppage

by Jordy McElroy The baddest mother [expletive] on the planet championship fight came as violent as advertised with two of the UFC’s most iconic prizefighters, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, going toe-to-toe at UFC 244 on Saturday night for a uniquely conceived title.  After three rounds of action, Diaz wore the crimson mask of the carnage that had ensued for the first 15 minutes of … Continue reading UFC 244 Recap: Nate Diaz calls out Jorge Masvidal, Doctor and The Rock after bad Stoppage

UFC 244 Preview: BMF Showdown could change the Sport Forever

by Jordy McElroy A one-off fight between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244 on Saturday will decide the “baddest mother [expletive]” on the planet, but more importantly, it will serve as proof that world titles and manufactured drama aren’t necessary to sell a fight. The right venue, a cage and two savages hell-bent on letting their fists do the talking is all the … Continue reading UFC 244 Preview: BMF Showdown could change the Sport Forever

Nothing New – Nate Diaz Refusing to Fight due to Tainted Supplement

By Chad Cooper Twitter @thechadcooper On a day that UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture suffered a heart attack, Nate Diaz informed the world Thursday night via his Twitter account that he would not make his highly-anticipated fight against Jorge Masvidal next Saturday in NYC because of a failed drug test due to “elevated levels” from “some tainted supplements.”  The fight was scheduled to take … Continue reading Nothing New – Nate Diaz Refusing to Fight due to Tainted Supplement

Degenerates Guide to UFC 242 (Betting Lines)

by Chad Cooper The UFC Lightweight title will be unified this weekend in Abu Dhabi as the undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faces the interim champ, Dustin Poirier, at UFC 242. Main card, which can only be purchased at watched on ESPN+, begins at 1 p.m. CST. If you love wrestling, this is your card.  Main Event UFC Lightweight Championship Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov (27-0) vs. … Continue reading Degenerates Guide to UFC 242 (Betting Lines)

A Degenerates Guide to UFC 241 (Betting Lines)

It’s the rematch for the world heavyweight title on Saturday as Daniel “DC” Cormier looks to cement his legacy as the “best fighter of all time” (his words, not ours). by @Chad Cooper This top heavy card, available only on the ESPN+, looks somewhat chalky, and will take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The 5-fight main card begins at 9 p.m. CST, … Continue reading A Degenerates Guide to UFC 241 (Betting Lines)