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Posted on May 14, 2015 by jcs

Unless you’ve been living under a stone or in a cave, you probably know that SI recognized Ronda Rousey as the most dominant athlete today.  Let’s keep other sports out of it and focus just on MMA. “Dominant” is quite subjective, as are most adjectives.  However, we -can- use the “Division Point Dominance” rankings to […]

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Posted on March 2, 2015 by Ked Becker

It’s always taken for granted that the heavier fighters are the more dangerous fighters.  Every champion is the best in his or her division, he or she may be the best pound for pound fighter in the world, but only one fighter is “The Baddest Fighter on the Planet”, and that’s the Heavyweight champion. He […]

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Posted on February 9, 2015 by Ked Becker

Apart from the huge deal surrounding the failed drug tests, there’s another, much smaller issue in UFC 183, the weight missing by two of the fighters, and quite big names at that, Kelvin Gastelum and John Lineker. For a long time I’ve wondered why fighters are fighting at a lower weight than the one that […]

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Posted on February 5, 2015 by jcs

I thought I’d take the latest drug test failures as an excuse for taking a foray into the subjective side of MMA mixed with some opinion and philosophy, something we don’t commonly do here. When I think of PEDs in sports, the first thing that comes to mind (chronologically) is a group gathering I had with […]

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Posted on January 26, 2015 by Ked Becker

Sometimes fights are stopped too early and sometimes too late. In a perfect world, of course, all fights would have been stopped exactly on time.  But realistically judges usually have to decide (in a split second) between stopping the fight or letting it continue when the fighter seem to be really hurt but might still […]

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Posted on January 1, 2015 by jcs

As a recap, most “Fighter of the Year” awards on other sites are really “Breakout Fighter of the Year” awards in that fighters who win, were usually not top fighters in the beginning of the year, but became so by the end of the year. A fighter like this can and has won our FotY awards, […]

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Posted on January 1, 2015 by jcs

As a recap, most “Fighter of the Year” awards on other sites are really “Breakout Fighter of the Year” awards in that fighters who win, were usually not top fighters in the beginning of the year, but became so by the end of the year. A fighter like this can and has won our FotY awards, […]

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Posted on October 4, 2014 by Ked Becker

The winner of the fight between Rory McDonald and Tarec Saffiedine might get a title shot. Rory McDonald is the #2 welterweight, so this is almost the biggest fight anyone can get in the division.   On the other hand, Tarec Saffiedine has fought only one time this year and one time last year.  He didn’t […]

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Posted on June 17, 2014 by jcs

There have undoubtedly been thousands and thousands of articles and posts on the Internet regarding the 10-point must system and how it should be abolished from combat sports, MMA in particular.  Partly, because it has produced so many questionable decisions, perhaps mostly because it was developed with the sport of boxing in mind — most MMA […]

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Posted on June 4, 2014 by Ked Becker

There seem to be a consensus that Jon Jones should fight Alexander Gustafsson next, as they had a very close fight and it was the first and only time Jon Jones was in some danger. That’s why there is such a strong reaction to Jon’s’ reluctance to take on this fight. I don’t share this enthusiasm […]

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