Drake Riggs

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Drake Riggs is an MMA writer who specializes in feature pieces, the women's fight scene, lists, and rankings. He has been a passionate fan of MMA ever since 2009. Drake also currently writes for BJPenn.com, Fansided MMA, Cageside Press, and is a former contributor to Sherdog and MMA Today. He is also a die-hard fan of the NFL's Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Violence Queen cometh: Ariane Lipski and her inevitable arrival in the ultimate MMA proving ground

Compared to the many other sports that there are in the world, mixed martial arts is one of the youngest. For the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) specifically, the worldwide leader in MMA just recently celebrated 25-years of existence in November…

5 fights that could be the UFC 237 main event in Brazil

Just yesterday it was announced that we will be getting the long-awaited UFC strawweight title clash between the champion, “Thug” Rose Namajunas and the challenger, Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade. The fight is scheduled for UFC 237 and will take place…

The Case for Chaos: Why Colby Covington deserves the next shot at Tyron Woodley

Currently, the UFC’s most consistently stacked division is the 170-pound welterweight division which houses a multitude of great talents and varied skillsets among its athletes. Because of this, one would imagine that it wouldn’t be an issue to set up…

Looking back on 2018: Yair Rodriguez’ elbow heard around the world

If there is one word that would be best used to describe the year of 2018 in MMA, it would be “unpredictable.” There were a plethora of incredible moments that took place in and out of combat sports enclosures. Some…