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The title shot legitimacy of Glover Teixeira is often met with disdain or negativity. Why? Well, for one, that's what MMA fans do. (Ask Chris Weidman . . . after he won the title.)
And second, they say Teixeira has yet to fight a top-10 light heavyweight in the UFC.
Both of those points are true.
Both of those points aren't much of an argument to make in claiming Teixeira doesn't...Read more »
UFC's "Road to the Octagon" -- an hour-long show to document/hype/promote the upcoming UFC on Fox 5 card this Saturday -- aired either before or after football on Sunday, depending on your market.
It's a pretty strong piece, which focused on B.J. Penn, Rory MacDonald, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Alexander Gustafsson, Nate Diaz and Ben Henderson.
That's six different cities...Read more »
Oh, the fickleness of the MMA fight fan. Last month, Alexander Gustafsson won the plurality of the vote in our massively (un)scientific poll seeking the answer to this question: Which fighter was most deserving of a title shot against Jon Jones at UFC 152? Well, three weeks later, when the question became this -- Who do you want to see Jon Jones fight next? -- the answer was not Gustafsson.
Here...Read more »
Champion Jon Jones is close to cleaning out the UFC light heavyweight division, UFC president Dana White said after Saturday's win over Vitor Belfort.
It's a cute turn of phrase that indicates he has beaten every worthy contender at 205 pounds. Whenever a top-tier champion makes a few consecutive title defenses, MMA folks love to list the rest of the worthy contenders left.
Whether it's...Read more »