Rizin Fighting Federation, the newest, and perhaps largest, Japanese MMA promotion—was founded earlier this year by former Pride FC president Nobuyuki Sakakibara.
Featuring three massive UFC cards—one, UFC 194, being the largest of the year—this week in MMA will go down in history as one of the craziest (and best) ever. In fact, there were so many solid fights and impressive results that it would be difficult to recap all of the action.
Especially in today’s larger-than-ever MMA landscape, the reality of the sport is that certain athletes don’t receive the recognition or credit that they deserve. Whether these athletes are overshadowed by big-name stars, or aren’t adequately promoted
ESPN is pushing their piece on Ronda Rousey in the December issue of ESPN The Magazine. Big time. Ramona Shelburne got the first interview with the former UFC Bantamweight Champion after the devastating knockout at the hands of Holly Holm in November.
Thanksgiving week has brought some interesting MMA UFC news—as well as some exciting fights—for fans. Accordingly, there’s a good deal of information to recap.
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones excited quite a few of his fans—and detractors—with an Instagram post that showed his evidently improved physique, as well as a potential return date to the Octagon: April 23rd.
Occasionally a competitor in a sport will, for whatever reason, fail to achieve the level of respect and attention that’s deserved.