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What’s next for the UFC lightweight division?

The UFC’s lightweight division has been a reliable source of madness for some time now. This madness at 155-pounds, it seems, is in considerable excess at the moment and is in desperate need of a clean-up. The last week or…

After UFC 229, Tony Ferguson walks out looking like a champion

Without even considering how Tony Ferguson miraculously recovered from a severe knee injury in “four months and a day,” his work against Anthony Pettis at UFC 229 was nothing short of impressive. If you consider that he managed to outlast…

Die Beneath an Irish Sky: The Forgotten Backstory of Conor McGregor’s Walkout Song

Author’s note: in the context of this article the term “Republican” refers to the political idea that Ireland should be a Republic free from British rule. It is unrelated from the Republican party of the United States. MGM Garden Arena…

Why October 6 is a day of reckoning for Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor

Day of Reckoning: The time when past mistakes or misdeeds must be punished or paid for; a testing time when the degree of one’s success or failure will be revealed. It has been coined the biggest fight in MMA history already…

The Striking Evolution of Henry Cejudo

In the dangerous chess game that is mixed martial arts, lacking in one department in your arsenal can mean certain doom, particularly when a fighter reaches the upper echelons of their division. Sure, you can excel at one particular discipline,…

How Demetrious Johnson destroyed Henry Cejudo at UFC 197

The co-main event of UFC 227 will feature a rematch between Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Henry Cejudo. The pair’s inaugural bout back in April of 2016 at UFC 197 was a particularly exceptional display of intellectual violence in which…

Jeremy Stephens: Improvements to his wild, strategic striking

It’s easy to look at Jeremy Stephens and see a fighter who simply relies on power to get the job done. He throws mean hooks and devastating uppercuts from odd angles and positions. He’s a brawler at heart, a man…

Why Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will forever be a fan favorite in MMA

Donald Cerrone’s recent loss to Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards at UFC Singapore served not only as a stellar main event, but also as a reminder of why the perennial lightweight contender and 11th-ranked UFC welterweight is beloved by so many. Despite…

A comprehensive analysis of Rose Namajunas’ takedown techniques

A detailed break down of Rose Namajunas’ highly-advanced takedown game and how she used it to carve through the UFC’s strawweight roster.

The Story of Cain Velasquez: Has ‘Sea Level Cain’ been stunted by greatness?

Before Stipe Miocic defined the new breed of heavyweight within the UFC, Cain Velasquez was the end-all, be-all in the division. A well-oiled machine with a gas tank certified by the CSA, Velasquez made a name for himself doing what…

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