The UFC has honored Dustin Poirier with the inaugural Forrest Griffin Community Award. Back in April 2018, Poirier alongside his wife, Jolie, created The Good Fight Foundation. This was done in an effort to help those in need. Poirier began auctioning …
The UFC has honored Dustin Poirier with the inaugural Forrest Griffin Community Award. Back in April 2018, Poirier alongside his wife, Jolie, created The Good Fight Foundation. This was done in an effort to help those in need. Poirier began auctioning off his fight kits after each bout to provide meals for his local Second […]
Jon Jones has rarely been in trouble in a fight, and his lone loss coming by disqualification. Yet, every scrap, some believe this will be the one that he loses or this person will be able to knock him out. But, that has still never happened. According to Forrest Griffin, though, he believes it is […]
Jon Jones has rarely been in trouble in a fight, and his lone loss coming by disqualification. Yet, every scrap, some believe this will be the one that he loses or this person will be able to knock him out. But, that has still never happened.
According to Forrest Griffin, though, he believes it is only a matter of time before Jones gets caught. But, does realize how good he is.
“The last two guys that Jones faced, he obviously had respect for power in their hands,” he continued. “If Thiago throws a spinning heel kick, there’s your belt. It’s going to take an anomaly, almost like what happened with GSP (Georges St-Pierre). In the sport of MMA, sometimes you just get caught and sooner or later, he’ll get caught.”
Obviously, it is hard to tell if Jon Jones will ever get caught, but Forrest Griffin believes it is only a matter of time. If it will be his next fight is to be seen.
Jon Jones has continued to defy the odds in never being defeated via decision, knockout, or submission throughout his illustrious UFC career. What’s particularly remarkable is how Jones has never been knocked down let alone knocked out. One of Jo…
Jon Jones has continued to defy the odds in never being defeated via decision, knockout, or submission throughout his illustrious UFC career. What’s particularly remarkable is how Jones has never been knocked down let alone knocked out. One of Jon Jones’s light heavyweight champion predecessors, Forrest Griffin, believes that it is only a matter of […]
Nothing lasts forever, and even the mighty Dana White will one day step down as the president and face of the UFC.
Love him or hate him, White has been at the helm of the combat sports giant since Zuffa purchased it back in January of 2001. Under White’s leadership, the UFC has grown into a multi-billion dollar, global phenomenon, and the unquestioned leader of mixed martial arts (MMA).
That’s not to say White hasn’t ruffled a few feathers along the way, a career that spans more than 15 years is bound to challenge the status quo. Brash and unapologetic at times, and at other times brutally honest, inconsistency has been the only constant in White’s run as UFC president.
When Zuffa sold the Ultimate Fighting Championship to the William Morris Endeavor in 2016 for $4.2 billion, many people questioned whether White would also part ways with the company he helped build. He obviously has not; however, as of late people have started to notice that White seems increasingly disinterested and at times flippant.
With that in mind, we explored the MMA universe to bring you seven possible replacements for White. Enjoy.
If you saw this one coming, give yourself a pat on the back because you, my friend, have a keen MMA eye. Sonnen is perhaps the most obvious choice to fill White’s shoes, and maybe best suited to follow such an act.
If “The American Gangster” did have ambitions of reigning over the UFC, he would first need to be released from his existing Bellator contract, which most likely would not be an issue considering the kinship between himself and Scott Coker.
The more practical sticking point may be the incredible freedom the Viacom owned promotion bestows on Chael. Would he really want to trade his relatively light workload with big bucks, for a back-breaking work schedule with comparable pay?
There’s nothing worse than a terrible decision where the winner loses and the loser clearly wins.
Unfortunately for both fighters and fight fans, it’s more commonplace than you think.
The history of the UFC has produced some awful decisions. Let’s take a look at the 10 worst robberies in the UFC, updated for 2018:
10. Sam Alvey Defeats Gian Villante – UFC Fight Night 131
As for more recent robberies, this one certainly stands out. When ‘Smilin’ Sam Alvey called out Gian Villante following Alvey’s victory in his light heavyweight debut, fight fans oddly took notice.
Sure, they weren’t the biggest names in the division, but both men are known scrappers with some thrilling knockout victories to their name.
Which is why the fight itself felt massively deflating watching it play out. Alvey resorted to the kind of extreme bouts of inactivity he’s been known for when he can’t score the knockout. Alvey did manage to knock his opponent down towards the end of the first round, but there wasn’t enough time left to finish him.
Meanwhile, Villante did his best to cut off the cage and corner Alvey. The Long Island native showed excellent Octagon control and was winning the fight beyond the flash knockdown at the end of round one.
So it wasn’t too surprising to see the crowd react the way they did once the split decision was announced in Alvey’s favor. That one knockdown apparently negated the other 14 minutes and 45 seconds where Villante controlled the fight.
An obviously disappointed and stunned Villante left the arena scratching his head at how he could have lost that fight, and fight fans were left just as confused.
Sometimes, a single knockdown can win over the judges, even more so than the remaining 15 minutes of the fight.