Archive: UFC Editorial

May 30, 2013 6:00 am

EDITORIAL | Benson Henderson Has His Hands Full With the Brutal TJ Grant

By JAKE CHASTAIN | There is no such thing as an easy title fight. Benson Henderson knows this first hand. That’s part of the reason every single one of Henderson’s UFC title fights have gone the distance. The competition level is the highest of highs when you’re a UFC Champion. Henderson is one of the...

May 29, 2013 9:00 am

EDITORIAL | Thiago Silva’s Rollercoaster Ride

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The MMA world is a violent rollercoaster for most fighters. Just ask Thiago Silva. No other sport produces the polarizing opposites that a career can experience in such a short amount of time on such a consistent basis. The world of mixed martial arts can love you one day and then...

May 18, 2013 1:05 pm

EDITORIAL | Vitor Belfort: A Lion’s Heart That Beats for Gold

By Jake Chastain | It is no secret that Vitor Belfort is one of the most skilled, dangerous, and accomplished MMA fighters on the planet. It is also no secret that he has been compiling accolades for his uncanny MMA resume for over a decade. Here is the curious part…his best performances may have not...

Mar 15, 2013 10:13 pm

Does The Progress of Women’s MMA Come at the Expense of Men’s MMA? | Editorial

  Following the introduction of female mixed martial artists into the UFC, the UFC has taken heavy liberties in reducing the size its roster in their other respective divisions. Last month, headlines were made when top tier welterweight Jon Fitch was handed his walking papers alongside fifteen other fighters. While Fitch’s cut remains the most...

Jan 27, 2013 4:43 pm

The Ultimate Fighter’s New Look | EDITORIAL

  A few days ago, season seventeen of UFC’s television series The Ultimate Fighter aired featuring the current light heavyweight, Jon Jones, and notorious trash talker Chael Sonnen. In familiar fashion, a pool of young prospects and seasoned competitors stepped into the octagon with the opportunity to pursue their dreams of becoming the next Ultimate...

Aug 17, 2012 5:16 pm

Measuring the Puncher’s Chance in Jones vs. Henderson | EDITORIAL

  At UFC 151, longtime mixed martial arts veteran Dan Henderson will look to complete his collection of championship straps as he faces off against Jon Jones for his UFC light heavyweight crown. Many opponents have fallen victim at the hands of the man dubbed ‘Bones,’ as he has repeatedly silenced the critics by decisively...

Jul 10, 2012 5:17 pm

Reevaluating the Blueprint for Anderson Silva | EDITORIAL

  At UFC 148, Anderson Silva met Chael Sonnen in one of the most anticipated grudge matches in UFC history. With great hype surrounding the fight along with the looming question of whether or not Sonnen would be capable of repeating his dominant performance against the champion, the match was highly anticipated by casual and...

Jul 3, 2012 7:43 pm

Silva vs. Sonnen: Empty Threats or Full-On Promises | Editorial

Recently, our middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, has been a little upset. In the latest conference call, the usually soft-spoken Silva unleashed a Portuguese tirade, promising several life-altering injuries to Chael and ensuring him that he will basically have to eat through a straw, as his teeth will be forced down his own throat. These comments...