Tom Tierney
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A 28-year-old MMA nut. Paralegal by trade, and heavyweight champion in my mind.

3 must watch fights this weekend (November 2-4)

It’s a new month and 2018 is inching closer to its end, but the weekend mixed martial arts train keeps on rollin’! We have yet another solid weekend of fights on tap starting with a busy Friday that includes CES…

3 must watch fights this weekend (October 26-28)

The UFC is back in action after a post-UFC 229 break. I think we can all agree that it was much needed after the chaos that ensued during and after the main event, as well as the 24/7 coverage it…

Renato Moicano: The overlooked featherweight contender

The UFC’s featherweight division has been steadily building a case as┬áthe most competitive division in the company and as of the time of writing this, the case is at its strongest. The recent UFC on FOX 30 event saw former…

Aaron Pico in Retrospect: Revisiting the “blue chip prospect” a year after his debut

It’s been nearly four years since “super prospect” Aaron Pico signed an unprecedented deal with Bellator MMA before ever having a professional MMA fight. Despite a shocking debut loss, the man who was once referred to as “the greatest prospect…

The UFC’s featherweight division has reached a golden age

The UFC’s featherweight division is the hottest weight class in the company. You read that right. Despite long-time king Jose Aldo being dethroned and its biggest star, Conor McGregor, seemingly never fighting at 145 lbs again, no division offers more…

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis fights for his legacy at UFC 223

At the end of 2014, “Showtime” was at a point in his career most fighters will only dream of reaching. Anthony Pettis capped off the year by defending his UFC lightweight title at UFC 181, submitting Gilbert Melendez. He had…

The gift and the curse of “The Notorious” Conor McGregor

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when Conor McGregor became the biggest star in the history of the UFC. Maybe it was in 2014 when McGregor headlined his first card and starched Diego Brandao in the first round. It was in…

Nearing 13 years with the UFC, Thiago Alves looks to return to the top at UFC Fight Night 126

As Thiago “Pitbull” Alves prepares for his 24th fight in the UFC at UFC Fight Night 126, it is safe to say he has been a staple in the world’s leading mixed martial arts company. Having debuted for the company…

Gregor Gillespie looks to continue his quiet rise to contention at UFC on FOX 27

If you haven’t been following the UFC career of undefeated Gregor “The Gift” Gillespie, you’re missing out, but it’s understandable. The lightweight division is home to arguably the deepest, most competitive group of fighters in the company. The championship is…