All in General
This weekend, the UFC is hopping across the pond, hosting an event in Prague for the first time. The card is full of European talent, as is usual in the promotion’s events abroad to represent the region they are in, but the names and talent involved are very underwhelming, especially when compared to the first two cards on the same platform.
Going into UFC 234, everything was shaping up nicely for the immediate future of the division. The champion was going to defend his belt with the #1 contender fight being the co-main. It was all going to plan. Then BAM, there was a hernia and collapsed bowel, Gastelum parading a belt around, unimpressvie outing in the now main event, and a long line of killers waiting behind them. So, the question remains, what is next for the 185 lb. division?
Henry Cejudo is coming off of one of the biggest victories of his MMA career, likely saving his division in the process. On top of that, he may have secured a date with his self-confessed crush. Does it get any better?
My MMA dream is a simple one…
Check out our predictions for who will hold each division’s belt at the end of 2019!
Suits and ties aren’t REQUIRED to read this post, but they are encouraged.
2019 is HERE. While we have two weeks until the first card of the year, now is a great time to look at the UFC roster and make a few predictions for this upcoming calendar year. Also, now that I put these in writing, I am almost certain that none of these will hold to be true at the end of the year.
It is Spooky Szn, people, and with that comes Trick or Treat. The UFC has responded with treating fans by spoiling us with putting on bigger PPV shows to wrap up another great year of MMA.
In a very unsurprising turn of events, USADA gave Jon Jones a 15 month suspension for his failed drug test. When applied retroactively, he will be able to compete as early as October 28th of this year, right before the MSG card.
After Gaethje proved me wrong and destroyed James Vick at UFC Lincoln, he needs a step up to see how high he can climb in the division after two stumbles. Kevin Lee may be his next opponent.
Hear me out, kids, because this isn’t a bad situation (almost) no matter how it plays out. And I am not by any means a Greg Hardy advocate, but this could be smart business, and the UFC is in the business of making money..
If you know nothing else about me as a person, I am a HUGE advocate of Mr. McGregor. He is among my idols, he changed the game, and has called his shots up until now, including this monumental bout.
This weekend, the UFC is back in Canada, this time in Calgary and on big boy FOX. Something that isn’t being heavily discussed is the fact that Eddie Alvarez is on the last fight of his contract. He previously rejected a contract this year, saying the terms simply weren’t good enough for “The Underground King.” So this Saturday’s outcome is HUUUUGE for Alvarez, and more specifically, his pocket book.
UFC 226 is now old news. It’s done. Due to the falling out of the 145 title fight, the main and co-main were Heavyweight clashes, one for the title and the other a likely #1 contender fight. Then you had one of the most boring fights ever, a double champ, and Brock Lesnar. With all of this shaking up, it’s appropriate to see where the division stands now, at least for the immediate future.
This is a question that has been circulating some (at least our) MMA circles recently. It just does not seem there is a "guy" in the UFC right now, so who is it? Without Conor being active, who is the face of the organization?
The Untitled boys accidentally solved the UFC weigh in situation…
Yesterday, MMA did not take a break, as there was the season premeire of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series (wow that's a mouthful), where prospects fought in front of the boss in hopes of making it to the UFC. Well, two contracts were given. One of those contracts was that of the polarizing, controversial former NFL Pro-Bowler Greg Hardy, who took 57 seconds to dismantle his co-former NFL player opponent. So, like him or not, Greg Hardy is going to fight in the UFC (at some point).
In the aftermath of UFC 223, there is a new Lightweight champion in Khabib Nurmagomedov and a mess of a division underneath him. Today, we talk about that mess of a division.