Archive for the ‘MMA’ Category

David “The HayeMMAker” Haye?

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

by Matthew Blankenship, contributor Current WBA, WBC, and WBO World Cruiserweight title holder, David "Hayemaker" Haye, recently told the Southwark News (UK) that he wants to try his hand at mixed martial arts after the age of 30. The 27-year-old Haye, who recently beat Enzo Maccarinelli in a title unification ...


Thursday, April 10th, 2008

(FULL DISCLOSURE: I HAVE RECENTLY ACCEPTED A POSITION AS ONE OF THE POLLSTERS ON WAMMA’S RANKING COMMITTEE.) The World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts was founded in November 2007. But, really now, what are they all about? What are they trying to accomplish? Many MMA fans have asked these questions in the ...

Talkin’ Sylvia-Fedor, RAW and Mike Knox’s (Alleged) Blunder

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

As I mentioned earlier, I was a guest on Fight Network Radio yesterday afternoon. Host Mauro Ranallo and I spoke about some interesting MMA and wrestling topics including: * The rumored Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia bout * The post-Wrestlemania WWE landscape * The HBK-Batista storyline * The story involving steroids being found in ... Heath Herring Wants Another Crack At Minotauro

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

It's a great time to be a heavyweight in the UFC as that particular division is as wide open as ever. Randy Couture? Gone. Tim Sylvia? Gone. Mirko Cro Cop? Gone. Andrei Arlovski? Maybe gone. Fedor Emelianenko? No Chance. Josh Barnett? You must be kidding.So, that pretty much leaves champion ...’s Cultural & Media Rankings – 04/08/08

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Welcome to week one of the’s cultural and media rankings. Each week we’ll weigh in on who’s hot and who’s not in the world of mixed martial arts. Take a look... MMARATED CULTURAL RANKINGS - 04/08/08   MOMENTUM THOUGHTS 1. Fedor Emelianenko DOWN One fight in the last twelve months and he’s still the most coveted ... Catching Up On Some MMA Storylines

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

MMARated Radio featured an interview with one of the best writers on the MMA beat, Sam Caplan of and Caplan and I discussed a whole host of MMA topics ranging from YAMMA Pit Fighting's debut show this weekend to Fedor's future:* Is there any reason to watch YAMMA? * ...

Your Weekend MMA Report Card

Monday, April 7th, 2008

The string of exciting televised MMA events continued this weekend with two action-packed offerings from the IFL and Elite XC. Missed any of it? Here's who scored well on our report card:D:Jared Shaw: No one did anything bad enough to fail but I was none too pleased with Elite XC ... & Are WAMMA-Approved

Monday, April 7th, 2008


Say It Ain’t So, Anderson

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

You know what really pisses me off? All this boxing vs. MMA talk. So, you can imagine how I feel about the prospects of UFC Middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, fighting former pound-for-pound boxing king, Roy Jones Jr. Why are we so obsessed with answering this "debate" anyways? I don't see ...

The UFC On The Pages Of Playboy?

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Word on the street, according Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, is that "Rachelle Leah of UFC All Access will be doing a Playboy cover." The moment I read this little nugget of testosterone I instantly thought: "What a strange choice." Now, we all figured it was only a matter time before the ...