December 2009 Blog Posts (6)

UFC 108: Is It The Card Or The Fans That Are Lackluster? Dana White Weighs In

In a recent interview for the Boston Herald , Dana White had some choice words for critics of the UFC and their recent necessity to restructure fight cards due to a plague of injuries.

With a card like UFC 108 that originally had a stacked and potentially explosive roster, being reduced to yet another less than compelling card for the die hard fans, the grumblings in the MMA community are growing.

Right or wrong, the perception is that because there have been top shelf… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on December 29, 2009 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Shine Fights Matchmaker Ron Foster Shares Thoughts On Ricardo Mayorga

Many gifted athletes have found a home with MMA by crossing over from various sports. MMA has proven to be an exciting alternative for athletes looking to make a change. Many high profile sports have seen their ranks lose competitors to the calling of this rapidly growing sport.

With all the crossover type athletes dipping their toes in the waters of MMA, and the success some of them have found, it was only a matter of time before big names started to trickle over. The biggest catch… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on December 21, 2009 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Penn, St. Pierre, Silva: Is Domination Holding Back The UFC Or Helping?

dom-i-na-tion: supremacy or preeminence over another, exercise or mastery of ruling power, see B.J. Penn, Georges St. Pierre, Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Brock Lesnar

So you want to be an ultimate fighter? Take a good long look at the names listed above. Look deep inside your soul, and ask do I have what it takes to compete with warriors such as these.

Even the most talented, the most proud fighters in the world must feel a chill down their spine when they realize that… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on December 20, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

Shine Fights Matchmaker Ron Foster Talks MMA With Todd Jackson

When you sit down to talk MMA with Shine Fights Matchmaker Ron Foster, you get a compelling feeling. You're speaking with someone who knows this sport. You're talking to someone who is an advocate for the sport, the fighter, and the fan.

Ron Foster took a moment to speak with me recently regarding many aspects of the fight game. Ranging from bare knuckle pioneers like Arturo Lievano , to American Top Team, to Karo Parisyan, and much more.

Foster and Shine Fights are hard… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on December 15, 2009 at 10:51pm — No Comments

A Recipe For War: Mix Penn, Sanchez, And The LW Title At UFC 107

Not all fight cards are created equal.

While the sport is now widely available in most cases, it does not always deliver at its peak potential. With previous footage of great fights available, the need to over-impress at the PPV level is not as pressing.

Now MMA is abundant in more ways than monthly fight cards and the sport has become a neverending replay of greatness. Fans can turn on the T.V. and more often than not find some rerun of Ultimate Knockouts or WEC Wreckage,… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on December 7, 2009 at 7:52pm — 1 Comment

Rodney "Sho Nuff" Wallace Makes His UFC Debut At The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale

In the realm of mixed martial arts, there is one show, one name, one leader that truly sets the bar for the rest of the sport. Very few choose a career as a cage-fighter without the ultimate goal of reaching this pinnacle.

Rodney "Sho Nuff" Wallace has earned his chance to dance on the biggest stage in the sport. His high level of talent, dedication, success, and some sharp management have earned him a contract offer to fight for the UFC.

Wallace fights at 205 and carries… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on December 2, 2009 at 10:19pm — 1 Comment

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