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1 year ago

Jon Fitch Says That The UFC Is Not Sport

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The war of words between former between Jon Fitch and his former employer UFC president Dana White continue. After debating the merits of money Fitch now accuses the promotion of being more entertainment than sport.

I have to admit that I am enjoying the back and forth between Fitch and White. Both have made valid points while at the same time both have said some things that make them look quite silly to the casual eye. Most of their debate has been about money but now Fitch has taken an even deeper shot, Fitch is questioning the UFC’s integrity.

Fitch, who was fired in February after losing to Demian Maia, believes that the UFC are only putting guys in position to win who are marketable. Fitch points to Maia himself as evidence that the UFC are more interested in promoting the entertainment over competition in regards to Maia’s next fight against Josh ..click here to read more ,

1 year ago

UFC 156: Edgar Vs. Aldo Results and Wrap Up

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Another weekend has come and gone, and with it, another UFC event is now in the books. The UFC returned to the Pay Per View airwaves this weekend with their traditional Superbowl weekend card. By all accounts, this one was quite the success. Despite some fairly lackluster fights, the opening Flyweight tilt and the Featherweight Championship Main Event provided some great action and early estimates have place the number of Pay Per Views over the 400,000 buys marker, which should definitely be considered a success for the UFC.

There were many stories heading into this bout and a number of fighters who could make big steps towards their title aspirations with victories on Saturday night. Unfortunately for them, most of them fell short as it was a night where many of the underdogs reigned supreme. Admittedly my predictions were pretty far off on this card, and my wallet took a bit ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , ,

1 year ago

UFC 156 Edgar Vs. Aldo Predictions and Analysis

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After a couple of weekends of free violence on the Fox family of channels, the UFC is returning to it’s bread and butter game of making you pay for the privilege of watching two dudes beat the hell out of each other inside a cage. Stacked UFC events on the weekend of the Superbowl are nothing strange for the world’s largest MMA promotion, so it’s no surprise to see another stacked event this weekend.

In the main event of the evening former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar is finally making the drop to a more natural weight class of Featherweight to take on reigning kingpin Jose Aldo. Light Heavyweight action is featured in the co-main event as ‘Suga’ Rashad Evans takes on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Heavyweight wrecking machine Alistair Overeem returns from a 9-month drug suspension to take on Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. Other main card bouts feature Welterweight stars Jon Fitch ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

Top 20 MMA Fights Of 2012

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2012 was a mixed year for Mixed Martial Arts on the biggest stages. There were some major highs and some serious lows. Let’s start with the highs which included the emergence of several big name MMA promotions including One FC in Asia and the World Series of Fighting in the USA. Other highs included the addition of Women’s MMA to the UFC as the women will finally get their chance to shine on the world’s biggest stage for fighting, and they owe a lot of that to the work of all-female fight promotion Invicta FC. Georges St. Pierre, the UFC’s king of Pay Per View made his long awaited return from injury in a classic bout against Carlos Condit, the addition of the UFC’s Flyweight division has yet to put out a boring fight and the UFC’s deal with Fox continues to prove a strong move for both the UFC ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

UFC 2012-13 Winter Events Preview

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Happy Holidays, CamelClutchBlog faithful.  I sincerely hope everyone enjoyed whatever holiday they may or may not have celebrated this year.  I don’t think there is a politically incorrect way (and if there is, please tell me) for me to address the arrival of 2013 so I’d like to start by wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year.

Speaking of healthy, I think we’d all like to wish a healthier 2013 for so many fighters who’ve been injured.  Yes, there is the purely selfish part of all of us who wants them healthier so they can entertain through this sport we love so much, but they obviously suffer from the lack of a paycheck.  Is GSP’s “Camp For Only One Fighter Like In Boxing” approach the answer, as Dana White recently mentioned? I have no idea.  If I knew how to stop fighter injuries, I feel like that information would be very valuable to promoters, gyms ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar Post Show Analysis

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Monday Morning Retrospective: A Look Back at UFC 153 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The dust has settled and once again UFC fans were treated to a highly entertaining night of fights. A main card that featured six bouts completely delivered in every fight. Five out of six fights on the main card ended without the need for the judge’s scorecards and the only one that required the services of the judge’s won the bonus check for Fight of the Night. Let’s take a look at all of the fights from Saturday’s Pay Per View card and examine what went wrong for each fighter, what went right for each fighter, and most importantly, where they go from here.

Demian Maia defeated Rick Story via Submission (Neck Crank/Rear Naked Choke) in Round 1

Domination. That’s the only word that comes to mind when you take a look at his fight. In the pre-fight hype ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

UFC 153 Results: Silva TKOs Bonnar In Round 1

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Anderson Silva came to Brazil, he saw, and he dominated. Silva earned his sixteenth UFC win at UFC 153 with a brutal win over Stephan Bonnar. The strange main-event was every bit a mismatch inside the octagon as it was on paper.

Bonnar charged Silva immediately. They fought up against the cage as Bonnar hit a few knee strikes on Silva’s leg. Bonnar and Silva exchanged knee strikes against the cage. Bonnar was trying to take Silva down unsuccessfully. They fought for position up against the cage for about two minutes. Bonnar got a few short punches in. They exchanged a few strikes briefly. Silva hung out by the cage waiting for Bonnar. Bonnar missed a spinning kick. Silva appeared to be mocking him at this point with his defense. Silva laid flat against the cage with his hands down while Bonnar struck to no avail. Silva tripped Bonnar, followed in ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

UFC 153 Silva Vs. Bonnar Predictions & Analysis

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The UFC returns to the airwaves of Pay Per View once again this weekend, as the promotion returns to the home of MMA once again in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Originally scheduled to be headlined by a Featherweight title bout between Jose Aldo and Frankie “The Answer” Edgar; the UFC was once again bitten by the injury bug. However, the UFC called upon one of their biggest stars and Middleweight Champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva stepped up to the plate to fight in front of his fellow countrymen, he’ll battle “The American Psycho” Stephan Bonnar in a Light Heavyweight tilt.

In the co-main event of the evening Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira also steps up to help the UFC by taking a late notice Heavyweight bout against Dave Herman. Four other bouts round out the Pay Per View main card, all of them featuring a Brazilian. In Light Heavyweight action rising star Glover ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

Jon Fitch Is Responsible For Jon Fitch’s Problems

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Jon Fitch has been a fixture on UFC events for the last six years, and has fought in many high profile fights. That is why MMA fans were stunned recently when Fitch cried poverty. Yet a closer look at his situation shows a fighter that has nobody to blame but himself for his dire financial situation.

I have been reading quite a bit lately about how Jon Fitch is broke, behind on his mortgage payments, and crying foul when it comes to his position in the UFC. Fitch believes he deserves better and after six years in the UFC is frustrated with both his financial position and position within the company. Jon Fitch seems like a nice guy but anyone who has followed Fitch will have a hard time feeling sorry for the falling fighter.

Fitch recently revealed his economic woes to MMAJunkie.com.

“The economy itself is slow. It’s a lot ..click here to read more ,

3 years ago

UFC 141: Lesnar Vs. Overeem Results – Overeem TKOs Lesnar, Brock Retires

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UFC 141 pictureAlistair Overeem certainly made a memorable first impression tonight at UFC 141. Overeem stopped Brock Lesnar at 2:26 of the first round after a series of brutal body shots and strikes to win his UFC debut and a shot at the UFC heavyweight title.

This was one of those fights that you knew wasn’t going to last long and it didn’t. While you didn’t get your money’s worth inside the octagon, you certainly got your money’s worth in atmosphere and anticipation. This fight had something that the UFC has been missing for quite a while and that is the emotion in and out of the octagon of a big time fight. It wasn’t long but it likely will never be forgotten.

The story going into the fight was simple. If Brock could take Overeem down, he’d likely win. If Overeem ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

UFC 141: Lesnar Vs. Overeem Main Card Predictions & Analysis

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UFC 141: Lesnar Vs. Overeem Undercard Predictions & AnalysisWell fight fans, the UFC has given us plenty to be thankful for this year. 2011 has been a banner year for the world’s biggest and brightest MMA promotion and as it winds down to a close the UFC is going out with a bang, waving goodbye to 2011 and ringing in 2012 with a blockbuster main event. Two of the biggest Heavyweight fighters in the world clash in the final UFC bout of 2011 when Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem battles Brock Lesnar.

Main Card Bout (PPV): Featherweight Bout: Nam Phan vs. Jimy Hettes

Nam Phan is an American fighter best known for his recent stint on the GSP vs. Koscheck season of The Ultimate Fighter. Phan has backgrounds in several forms of martial arts including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Karate, Boxing and ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , ,

3 years ago

Top Five BJ Penn Greatest UFC Moments & Fights

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The UFC career of BJ Penn has had its ups and downs, but for nine years it was full of ups. Whether Penn truly retires from fighting or not, he will always be remembered for his legendary moments. Today I look back and celebrate five of his all time best.

BJ Penn upsets Matt Hughes to win the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 46

BJ Penn stepped up at a time where nobody wanted to fight Matt Hughes. Hughes was arguably the most dominant fighter of this period, winning 13 straight, and turning away all challengers in the welterweight division. Penn volunteered to move up for the competition and came into the fight as a huge underdog. 4:39 into the fourth round, Penn shocked the world when he beat the unbeatable via rear naked choke and becoming welterweight champion in his division debut.

BJ Penn pummels Sean Sherk at UFC 84 to retain ..click here to read more , , , , , , ,

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