Features

May 2nd 2012

Walking Tall: Why the walk-in is so important

They say you can tell a lot about someone by how they enter a room. If a man enters head down, avoiding eye contact, he is probably the shy retiring type. If he enters in the company of several scantily clad beauties, wearing a gold crown and a regal robe; he's probably Mohammed Lawal or 'King Mo' as he is better known.King Mo is just one of many fighters who are...
October 28th 2011

Nick Diaz: Five of his best

 Nick Diaz squares off against BJ Penn in the new main event at UFC 137 in Las Vegas on Saturday in what promises to be a stone cold classic. This pair, both uber-talented and equally controversial, have each been involved in their fair share of thrilling encounters down the years so many fans are salivating at the thought of their coming together. It’s...
October 18th 2011

The unlikely rise of Chael Sonnen

 A few years back few would have thought of Chael Sonnen as Anderson Silva’s most dangerous foe and threat to his peerless legacy in the octagon. After all Sonnen’s MMA career has very much been a slow burner – he has fought in countless promotions and lost more fights than most top tier fighters. Since 2009 though he has really found his...
October 12th 2011

The criminally underrated Frankie Edgar

In one of the gutsiest performances seen in the octagon, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar retained his lightweight belt against Grey Maynard at UFC 136 in an enthralling seesaw battle. Much like the pair’s last encounter Edgar looked all but out in the first round - seemingly surviving on instinct alone, after eating power punches from Maynard. And much...
October 5th 2011

MMA encounters of a third kind

  Frankie Edgar and Grey Maynard will both be looking for a definitive performance in their third encounter in Houston on Saturday in the main event of UFC 136. The pair have met twice previously with Maynard holding the upper hand in their rivalry defeating the present UFC Lightweight Champion via a unanimous decision in 2008. Their second encounter, of...
September 29th 2011

Matt Hughes: A profile

  Although UFC 135 will likely be remembered for Jon Jones’s peerless four-round fighting clinic put on against Quinton Jackson it could well serve the historical significance of being last time welterweight legend Matt Hughes fought a top tier opponent and suffered a first round defeat at the hands of Josh Koscheck. It was somewhat apt that...
September 15th 2011

Diaz vs. Penn: A match-up for the ages

 The disappointment upon hearing that Nick Diaz had suddenly been pulled from his octagon title challenge against George St-Pierre at UFC 137 soon disappeared after it was announced that he would be instead facing BJ Penn. Their match-up, still slated for the UFC 137 card on October 29, is the outcome of a bizarre match-making merry-go-round where St-Pierre...
September 8th 2011

Sergei Kharitonov: The forgotten heavyweight

 Sergei Kharitonov has been there but not quite done it all. The feared Russian, something of a heavyweight nearly man down the years, will have the eyes of the fighting world upon him on Saturday night as he squares off against fellow veteran Josh Barnett. A win against Barnett in the semi-finals of the Strikeforce tournament would propel him well and truly...
August 15th 2011

Jon Jones vs. the contenders

 Although he’s just 24 and fought less than 15 professional matches, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones has been touted as being near invincible at present by many fight fans. Athleticism, explosiveness, inventiveness, mental toughness and simply “crazy skills” as Joe Rogan might say – Jones appears to have it...
July 29th 2011

Ruthless Robbie Lawler

Despite being long being one of the most exciting fighters and feared strikers in the sport, Robbie Lawler has never quite reached his full potential in mainstream MMA. Something of a nearly-man, the 29-year-old veteran, with more than ten years of fighting under his belt, has always been one definitive victory away from greatness. A bone fide brawler with...