The biggest showdown in UFC history could be just around the corner. This week we hear from UFC President Dana White as he for the first time speaks factually about a long mooted “Superfight” between GSP and fellow pound for pound great Anderson Silva. We also examine the fallout from the UFC that wasn’t last weekend and introduce the fighters who will do battle in the highly anticipated meeting of two old enemies in the upcoming Ultimate Fighter.
Michael Bisping is a man on a mission. As his date with destiny and the formidable Brian Stann approaches we hear from “The Count” and find out which loss haunts him the most. We also discover who has been bending Dana White’s ear about one Chael P. Sonnen and question the wisdom of Vitor Belfort’s jump to 205lbs to lock horns with Nike’s new poster boy Jon Jones.
With UFC Nottingham just around the corner we catch up with one of the stars of TUF Live, the exuberant Andy Ogle and hear about the fighting ethos which makes Team Kaobon one of the UK’s strongest camps. We also find out about the post retirement plans of one of the UFC’s most polarising figures and learn that Frankie Edgar is finally listening to reason as he looks set to shake up the featherweight division.
This week we review UFC 150 in Denver, hear who is up next for fast rising Swede Alexander Gustafsson and find out which UFC star Chael Sonnen is kicking off his next trash talk campaign against.
As title fight fever hits Denver we preview this weekend’s UFC 150, find out who has stepped up to face welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151 and look at the reasons why one mma vet may have become more media savvy of late.
This week we preview UFC on Fox 4 main and predict which of Messrs Machida, Bader, Rua and Vera will book a date with light heavyweight champ Jon Jones. We also cast our eye over the recent ructions at AKA and find out who is jetting off to finish their training camp for next month’s Nottingham bill.
As UFC 149 leaves UFC President Dana White “embarrassed” we look back at a curious Calgary card, speak with rising UK scrapper Jason Young and ask whether Mario Balotelli should take a look at “Shotgun” before ditching the life of a premier league superstar.
Following a spate of enforced changes UFC 149 certainly appears to be the most jinxed card in the promotions history. What remains however is a genuinely intriguing main event and some interesting contender match-ups to keep us entertained this weekend. We preview the card’s main and co-main events, discuss Michael Bisping’s UFC 152 assignment and examine the middleweight options for UFC match maker Joe Silva.
Silva versus Sonnen II is almost upon us. Quite simply, it’s the biggest fight of the year and anticipation has reached fever pitch. This week we take an in-depth look at the fight itself and figure out where exactly our own Michael Bisping features in the turbulent middleweight waters.
As the dust settles on a hectic weekend of fights across two continents we ask what next for our own Ross Pearson following defeat at UFC on FX? We also look forward to UFC Nottingham with British Bantamweight dynamo Brad Pickett.
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