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Luke Rockhold wore the Captain Obvious crown when he said in the video below that the toughest thing about fighting Vitor Belfort is trying to make it through the first round. Of Belfort's 22 career wins, 14 have come in the first round.
But this clip from UFC's "Ultimate Insider" goes a bit deeper into Rockhold's back story, so give it a watch now or some time before he fights Belfort...Read more »
After the weigh-ins for UFC on FX in Brazil, Michael Bisping had this to say about Saturday night's bout:
Vitor Belfort had this to say in his post-weigh-in interview.
Newsday's app users can watch these videos at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZB09ffFxGo&list=UUEQafBcFZq5id7E63yR47nw&index=1...Read more »
If Michael Bisping beats Vitor Belfort at UFC on FX 7 this weekend in Brazil, he gets the next title shot against middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
That's what UFC president Dana White has said publicly on several occasions. (Of course, that doesn't always mean much, just ask Anthony Pettis.)
Beating Belfort isn't easy. No one is saying it is (except for maybe Bisping, but that's...Read more »
Remember when lots of folks talked about UFC middleweights Hector Lombard and Rousimar Palhares as top-of-the-line fighters inching toward a title shot?
So what happens when the two of them are scheduled to get into the cage against each other? Very little talk, very little hype, very under the radar.
But they're talking now after Lombard knocked out Palhares in the first...Read more »
Hear from Ross Pearson, Hector Lombard and others from the UFC on FX 6 post-fight press conference in Australia.
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Multiple MMA sites reported the ratings for the UFC 154 prelims on FX last Saturday as 980,000 viewers, which is eighth best for the dozen prelim shows on Fox's primary cable channel in 2012.
That's a significant amount of homes tuned into a channel to consume programming, but it is still six digits.
There are plenty of outside ways to assign value to ratings numbers, both high and low....Read more »
Bestow a certain amount of nobility upon those fighters who refuse to tap out to a submission choke hold. It takes a significant amount of courage to essentially tell your opponent that they have to put you to sleep based on their own skills instead of you tapping out. (There's some nobility in the arm snapping refusal to tap, but if you value personal, long-term health, there's some stupidity in...Read more »
Yes, it is true that Jay Hieron and Jake Ellenberger once before.
It is also true that they fought each other more than six years ago and that their previous encounter in a cage bears no relevance now as they prepare for UFC on FX 5 on Friday in Minneapolis.
Six years makes quite a bit of difference. Trying to draw comparisons is futile. So we won't bother doing that here.
However,...Read more »