After defeating Meisha Tate at the TUF finale a few weeks ago, “Alpha” Cat Zingano won the right to coach opposite Ronda Rowsey on the next season of TUF and will face the Women’s Bantamweight Champion later this year. Leading up to the Tate fight, I had only heard of her husband Mauricio Zingano, but Cat left the octagon with my respect. She’s 8-0 in MMA bouts and is extremely versatile. I’ll never forget the vicious knees she destroyed poor Meisha with.
Jon “Bones” Jones put on a clinic last night at UFC 159 in his first round TKO of Chael Sonnen. In the process of pummeling Sonnen to retain his light heavyweight title, Jones had no idea that he broke the big toe on his left foot. He finally realized it during the post fight interview with Joe Rogan.
It was funny to see Rogan trying to interview Jones as the adrenaline started to subside and “Bones” clearly was in excruciating pain. At first he seemed more angry that he would have to miss his vacation to Jamaica that he was about to go on. But that quickly changed as he started to freak out a bit.
UFC 159 is finally here. More importantly, it’s finally time for Jon “Bones” Jones and Chael Sonnen to step into the octagon together..
It’s time for Sonnen to back up all his trash talk. It’s time for Jones to make a case for himself that he is the best pound for pound fighter in the world. It’s time for a great fight.
Jones is the overwhelming favorite to win this fight. However, Anderson Silva was also the overwhelming favorite against Sonnen a few years back, but Sonnen dominated the fight for four rounds and was on pace to win the fight, but then Silva put him in a triangle choke and Sonnen tapped out.
Sonnen was so close to pulling off the major upset against Silva, so can he actually do it against Jones?
Yesterday was National Sibling Day. As the oldest of three kids, I know the importance of having great siblings. Sports have seen its fair share of sibling rivalries over the years, so in honor of National Sibling Day, here are my top 10 sibling combinations I’ve seen in my lifetime. (I’m only 19 so if I miss some great sibling duos from the past I apologize.)
The Ultimate Fighter’s Uriah Hall delivered his 2nd devastating knockout of the season on last night’s show, destroying Bubba McDaniel with a knee to the gut and a punch to the eye. After almost kicking Adam Cella’s head off in his first fight, Uriah Hall pretty much caved in Bubba’s face.
After getting his ass whipped by GSP on Saturday night, Nick Diaz gave a seminar on what not to say at a press conference. His face bruised and brain obviously rattled, Diaz answered a question with possibly one of the worst things you can say in public: (video after the jump) Read the rest of this entry »
It’s no secret that I have a soft spot in my heart for female MMA fighters. What’s not to love? They’re fit, they’re cool to be around, and they could probably kick your ass if they wanted to. After the first female fight in UFC history at UFC 157, MMA fans are sure to pay more attention to women in the sport, and one of my favorites is (excuse the terrible pun) knock-out Miesha Tate.
At 13-3, two of Miesha’s losses have come at the hands of top fighters Sarah Kaufman and current champion, Ronda Rousey. Her nickname may be “Cupcake”, but she’s one tough cookie (I know, I know, also terrible. I can’t stop myself). If she strings together a couple more wins, I’m sure we’ll be seeing a rematch with Rousey in the near future.
Enough about her MMA career, check out some photos (and a supplement commercial) of this week’s Total Sports Babe, Miesha Tate:
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey defended her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship against Liz Carmouche Saturday night by submission at 4:49 in the first round, with an armbar. Carmouche surprisingly put up a very good fight, but in the end Rousey’s elite ground game was too much for the ex-Marine.
REPOST: With the big Rousey/Carmouche UFC fight this weekend, we figured you’d like to see more Ronda
If you don’t know who Ronda Rousey is, you’re probably not a fan of MMA. If you’re a fan of MMA and you still don’t know who Ronda Rousey is, you need to head over to YouTube and watch some Ronda Rousey highlights. Like, now. Here, I’ll even save you the trouble: Read the rest of this entry »
History will be made Saturday night when new UFC darling Ronda Rousey (who I wrote more about here) takes on Liz “Girlzilla” Carmouche in the first ever Women’s fight in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. While this is the most anticipated fight on the card, there are others, featuring well known fighters, that should be very interesting to see.