OSP is ranked at No. 9 after beating Shogun. I don't see OSP moving much further up that ladder. I don't see him convincingly beating any of the eight guys ahead of him. Definitely won't beat anyone in the top 5 anytime soon.
Champion :Jon Jones
1 Alexander Gustafsson
2 Daniel Cormier
3 Anthony Johnson
4 Rashad Evans
5 Phil Davis
6 Glover Teixeira
7 Ryan Bader
8 Dan Henderson
9 Ovince Saint Preux
first it was Mayhem...
“dumber than his brother”
now dos Anjos...
"To be honest, I think no, he doesn’t deserve (this fight)," dos Anjos said
"I don’t sleep. I can sleep two hours and a half and I can work, I can think, I can read, I can do whatever I want. I feel 100 percent if I can sleep two hours and a half. If I sleep four hours, I think I overslept. And that day, I slept 18 hours straight," Gracie said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. "And I remember people knocking at the door and I woke up, but I couldn’t move out of my bed. And I never had a sleep like this in my whole life."
"There's going to be no Hall of Fame," said Dana White. "The guy's been Pete Rose'd. There's going to be no Hall of Fame offers."
FYI - Baars would have KO'd Rousey in 1 round in Muay Thai rules...
"She was fighting, it was a while ago, and she just got dropped five times in a match," said Rousey as transcribed by Guilherme Cruz for MMAFighting. "And really, to be honest, I haven’t been really too impressed with her actual skill set. It’s only her strength that she draws off.
"If you remember when she fought Gina, she pulled her into mount two different times. Those are very grievous technical mistakes. The mistakes that she makes technically are absolutely terrible and basic. The only reason why she gets away with it is because of her strength, and people don’t realize how strong I actually am. Ask the girls that I’ve fought. They weren’t expecting this. Because I don’t look like it, it doesn’t mean I don’t have it.
"She doesn’t have any feeling in her punches, she pushes her punches. She can’t knock people out with one punch, she just overwhelms them. My pace, nobody can overwhelm me. And the way that she is on the ground, it’s absolute horrendous. And her distance is absolute horrendous. The only thing that she has is pace and power, and I have pace, precision and power."
"I think that everybody has something, and I think that she would still be a great competitor at 135, but I think that she knows that it would be much harder for her to get away with doping and to make weight at 135. That’s why she resisted for so long. But then when she saw she had no other options, she started cutting down.
"But she’s still outside the organization, going outside the country. I’m sure she’s trying to dope as long as possible and then come into the UFC. But it doesn’t matter. I grew up fighting in judo and I knew there were people out there doping, but I never used that as an excuse to do it. I just wanted to beat them despite of it. ‘You know what, you can have every advantage in the world over me, you can have better funding, you can have a better program, be on all the drugs in the world, but I’m gonna be good enough to beat you despite of it.’
"The reason why people dope is because they lack self-confidence. The reason why she was using steroids is because that girl does not believe that the best that she has is good enough, and that will always be there in her mind. And you know what, she’s right. The best that she has isn’t good enough, even on drugs."
"I would fight her, but 24 hours after the announcement of out-of-competition drug testing, she asked to be released from the UFC. I’m under contract with the UFC, I can’t leave. She can come back whenever she wants, I’m here."
"Sapp, who briefly played lineman for the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears before hitting it big in the ring in Japan, is in North Korea with about 20 other pro wrestlers for an exhibition this weekend. The show will be the first sports event featuring celebrity foreigners since former NBA star Dennis Rodman played a basketball game for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's birthday in January."
"Most of all, I have learned fighting isn’t about wins and losses. It’s so much bigger than that. When a fighter gets into that cage, they are sharing their journey. Every tear, every ass beating they have taken in the gym and in life, every step they were too sore to take but took anyway, every lesson learned, easily or hard—it’s all there"
Uriah Hall's part is hard to watch...which makes his performance that much more spectacular.
the reason street fighter are giving the UFC a bad name is this; most of the pro fighters are certifide shodan and an mothly wage of five thousand dollars. As a wanna be coach of wrestling,boxing,muy thai.I couldn't submit such american trations.Now once the brusies,broken bones and the swelling stops. Iam clad my certified shodan paid off 1998-present extreme cage fighter Bryant "PitBull' Garcia
Koppenhaver's brother says Machine and Mack were actually still in a relationship at the time of the beating, and that the former Bellator MMA fighter came home to find the actress in bed with another man. Koppenhaver's brother says Mack was the first to grab a knife when Machine got into a physical altercation with the man she was with. War Machine tweeted that he was in for the fight of his life during the altercation, and his brother believes that to be true. Since there is no video of the altercation, it's impossible to tell which side of the argument is the truth.
The hope is that Las Vegas police will be able to recreate the crime scene to piece together exactly what happened. Should Koppenhaver's brother be taken seriously? No one should take his word as gospel, but it's important to learn both sides of a story before passing judgement. Here's the thing: Even if it does turn out that Mack came at War Machine with a knife, he is a trained MMA fighter who should have been able to disarm her without causing serious injuries.
"I didn't think I'd be tested for another 44 days," said Sonnen as transcribed by Dave Doyle for MMAFighting. "I tried to game the system.
"I was hit on a surprise test that was 44 days before a fight. Generally in our business we're tested fight night, so whatever it is you're doing or you're not doing, you gotta show up clean on fight day. When I talk about being dirty, I'm not talking about steroids or illegal drugs. I gotta make this distinction, if you ever failed a drug test, you are automatically taking something illegal and they were steroids, that's just the way it works in people's minds. Well, first off, none of them were illegal, and none of them were steroids, but I never offered a defense. I turned in my prescriptions. I got this from the doctor, this was valid stuff, but, these are still against the rules, I knew it. "
"I'm a grown man. I knew what I was doing I thought I could have my cake and eat it too. I can take this, I can feel great, they make me feel good, and that's one of the problems I have. They go ‘these are performance enhancers.' I go, 'guys, why else am I taking it?' I'm not showing up to the doctors saying doc 'do you have anything to make me feel worse?'"
"I'm not going to go back. There's no way I'm going to do nothing new. I'm cool. I'm just going to train, get back in shape, lay low and just do my thing."
After seeing those pics, dude is never getting out of jail. After reading her account of what happened, I would like to see him locked up with Fleece Johnson.
If he does not turn himself in, this will not end well for him.
" 'I want this more than you.'
Brookins smiled wryly, but only because he was so taken aback. Somehow a throwaway declaration, a cliché from a stranger, was the most honest truth he'd heard in months"
"My coach said from the start that Gina is the worst style matchup for me," Rousey said. "I'm not just saying that. I don't have to worry about fighters outmuscling or overwhelming me or catching me on the mat. The only thing I have to worry about is the one-punch knockout.
And out of all of the women in MMA, Gina has the best feel for distance and timing. That's not something you lose because you made a couple of movies. You'll always have that. And she was the first girl I ever saw that had a one-punch standing knockout."
The elephant in the room is the Cyborg fight. Why is she motivating Cyborg to train harder?