Fighter Mentality on Display in Belfast

The sport of MMA is just as much mental as it is physical and finding success in both aspects means success in the cage but not every fight can do that, which was shown at UFC Fight Night 99.

UFC Fight Night 99 Preview

The UFC roster is full of great fighters but it is hard to get noticed and so many are beginning to take a page out of the book of McGregor and getting louder including a main eventer at UFC Fight Night 99.

Johnson impressive in Sweden (UFC on FOX 14 Review)

The Light Heavyweight division is in a bit of a flex area right now as champion Jon Jones continues to recover from his reported drug issues. After his title fight against Daniel Cormier a drug test taken earlier in the week came to light with trace amounts of cocaine. That drug test had Jones admit himself to a drug treatment facility. That didn’t reportedly last too long though as he checked himself out of rehab after one day.

UFC on FOX 14 Preview

The UFC is on a roll through their first few events of 2015 as they continue to put on fights with top contenders. It all started with a light heavyweight title fight that Jon Jones won to retain his belt and continued with a superstar featherweight in Conor McGregor earning a title shot against Jose Aldo. Now those two things get matched together in the first fight of the year on FOX.

Finishes Reign in Connecticut (UFC Fight Night 50 Review)

The MMA world is not an extremely large one as everyone seems to know everyone else and they all run the in the same circles. There are only a small number of promotions that see the top fighters and so two fighters from the same division are likely to run into each other at some point if they fight long enough. That was the case for Gegard Mousasi and Ronaldo Souza who met much earlier in their careers during the Dream 6: Middleweight Grand Prix in 2008.

UFC Fight Night 50 Preview

The UFC is fresh off of an embarrassing weekend with their main event suffering a last-minute change. The UFC had never been in that situation before as only 24 hours before they were set to fight the main event between T.J. Dillashaw and Renan Barao saw a change with Barao being forced out. The UFC was sent scrambling and found a last-minute replacement who put up a good showing but never really had a shot.

Middleweights moving in Berlin (UFC Fight Night 41 Review)

The UFC would do something that it has rarely done as they would create the ultimate day of fights for fight fans. It would also show a scary trend in the UFC as they continue to walk a fine line between giving fans what they want and putting too much out there. The UFC has always had there once a month fight cards on pay-per-view and that has never changed aside from the odd month where they feature two pay-per-view events. Then the UFC would sign a deal with Spike to broadcast live fights alongside their reality show, The Ultimate Fighter.

UFC Fight Night 41 Preview

The middleweight division continues to sort itself out with Chris Weidman now sitting on top of the division. As fighters continue to sort themselves into the proper spots there will be two fighters that will face off at very different points in their careers. Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi are both veteran fighters and are both looking to continuing moving up the division rankings but they have had different paths to this point. For Mousasi the road has been a long one as he would start fighting in 2003 and would only join the UFC in 2013 to begin his run at a UFC title.

Middleweight Moving Day in Brazil (UFC Fight Night 36 Review)

2013 was a big year for the middleweight division in the UFC as the division ruled by the most dominant champion in UFC history would finally see a change. Anderson Silva would fall not once but twice to Chris Weidman meaning that the middleweight division would have a new champion for the first time since 2006. That would set the scene for the New Year as the division went from one of the most stable to one of the least stable in one fight

UFC Fight Night 36 Preview

The UFC is full of great fighters and for many of them it is hard to find their way through the talent. It is an extremely tough thing to do in the promotion with the most talented fighters in the world. There are rarely any weak spots as every division is full of black belts, former champions, and even some Olympic medalists. Only a select few of these fighters will get their time to shine and even fewer will take full advantage of that chance.

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