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UFC 176 Cancellation Raises Some Red Flags

Wednesday 9th July 2014

When UFC officials announced the formal cancellation of UFC 176, it came as only a minor surprise to some. Following the injury and subsequent removal of Featherweight champion Jose Aldo from the card, the UFC was faced with a difficult decision. Simply put, do they go forward with a PPV event that had lost it marquee matchup and risk garnering another weak buy rate, or simply cancel the event as ...

I'll Take This One, Joe - Post UFC 175 Matchmaking

Sunday 6th July 2014

George Roop getting Bambi legs... Stefan Struve blacking out backstage... Uriah Hall's little piggy getting butchered... Ronda Rousey trying to eliminate the opponents offence from her fights... Joe Rogan taking future matchmaking into his own hands... Chris Weidman silencing those few remaining doubters.. It's fair to say UFC 175 was a hell of an event. With plenty of talking points. I...

Rabey Recommends - July, 2014

Sunday 29th June 2014

July is just a ridiculous month for MMA action. Whilst scouting for the biggest and best potential fights/fighters to watch, I never even made it past the UFC to fill this blog. The worlds leading mixed martial arts promotion have absolutely stuffed the upcoming month with events....5 shows, 2 title fights, title eliminators, returning legends, comebacks from injury and more make it an exciting 30...

The Addicted 6 Month UK MMA Review. 2014 CageWarriors

Wednesday 18th June 2014

Summer is upon us so it's time to take a little look at the UK MMA that has been on our radar this past 6 months. Now it's obvious that we cannot cover every show in the UK but we can stick our necks out and take a look at the shows that we have either been involved with, or the shows who's progress we have been following. If we are going to start anywhere we may as well start at the top, and onc...

I'll Take This One, Joe - Post UFC 174 Matchmaking

Sunday 15th June 2014

UFC 174 was a flat out disappointment. Sure there were a couple of highlights, but as a whole the card failed to deliver the action a stacked card was promising. Regardless of your thoughts on the event, the sport moves on. As always I have taken a look at a selection of fighters, taken the place of UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, and suggested some possible next fights. All of these are purely speculat...

Grading the UFC 174 Pay-Per-View Main-Card

Tuesday 10th June 2014

By Nasir Jabbar It's no secret that the UFC are in a bit of a PPV rut, with their big draws either out injured or on an indefinite hiatus. Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson headlines his first PPV after his stint on FOX. "Mighty Mouse" had a memorable 2013, where he went undefeated, successfully defending his title three times. Not only did he receive a different post-fight ...

Miocic/Maldonaldo: Whats The Problem?

Monday 2nd June 2014

When Fabio Maldonaldo was pegged as a replacement for Junior dos Santos at the TUF Brazil 3 finale against Stipe Miocic, there seemed to be two prevalent trains of thought surrounding the bout. The first was "yes, Fabio is a beast, he's gonna stand and back with Stipe and give us a great fight. I can't wait", while the second was "why is a Light Heavyweight filling in for a Heavyweight". Personall...

Rabey Recommends - June, 2014

Sunday 1st June 2014

So I've always been torn between writing about the fighters I want to see or the fights. As long as I have been writing for AddictedMMA I have tried both. Finally I decided to just combine the two. So from now on, this blog will feature three fights I really want to see and three fighters I think are worth focusing on for the month ahead. This month features the return of a legend, a former...

I'll Take This One, Joe - Post UFC 173 Matchmaking

Sunday 25th May 2014

UFC 173 was a great event full of drama, injuries, action and upsets. We saw a new champion crowned, a fresh face in the light heavyweight title picture, as well as some terrific scraps on both the preliminary and main cards. As always, I take a look at a selection of fighters who competed, push UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to the side, and suggest some possible next bouts. I'm pressed for time...

The Diaz Brothers: Right Idea, Wrong Premise

Monday 19th May 2014

Say what you want about the Diaz brothers, Nick and Nate, but you cannot deny they are damn good at what they do. From competing as a fighter to self-promoting in the media, everything they do comes at a high level and is surrounded with some controversy. After the past few months, over a year for Nick, both brothers have taken some interesting stances on their future with the UFC. While they may ...

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