Long before the world embraced the UFC, Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG) Executive Producer Campbell McLaren thrust mixed martial arts into the American media spotlight, launching the Ultimate Fighting Championship amid a campaign of controversy.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads back to Houston, Texas on Saturday, October 19, and for the third time in less than two years, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will square off with the heavyweight championship of the world on the line.
The passage of the recent proposal to ban children under age 18 from attending live cage fighting and mixed martial arts events in Boston would contribute to the wellbeing of children, Boston and beyond.
Velasquez and Silva previously met inside the octagon a year ago in a non-title fight, with the now-champion easily dismissing "Big Foot" at 3:36 of the first round, bloodying the Brazilian with a vicious ground-and-pound assault.
My thoughts on Fallon Fox are rather simple. Fallon is a female fighter who should be able to fight other women in her weight class. This statement is backed up by science, and most people need to educate themselves about transgender people before they say anything different.
On Monday evening, UFC world middleweight champion Anderson Silva starkly switched from mellow to malevolent in the blink of an eye, taking everybody, not least of all opponent Chael Sonnen, by surprise.
Sometimes a fighter can lose six of his last nine fights and still be considered both watchable and admirable. And sometimes reputation is greater than record. In the case of Wanderlei Silva, both statements are true.
Rashad Evans doesn't even have to necessarily beat Jon Jones on Saturday -- he just has to prove that it can be done... one day... someday. Because, as it stands right now, that task seems a step too far for just about everybody in the division
On April 14, the UFC will have its first event in Europe since last November's show in Birmingham, England. To commemorate this return, I propose tilting the spotlight above the leading Europeans currently plying their trade in the UFC.
As two highly-charged fighters move nose-to-nose at a press conference, a small part of us hopes the beef boils over and sparks a scuffle at the dais, if to only further the pair's intensity and violence on fight night.
Think about it; despite a glut of Japanese fighters appearing on this UFC 144 card, including Yoshihiro Akiyama, Yushin Okami and Hatsu Hioki, I'd be surprised if anybody receives the kind of love and warmth of reception that Jackson can expect to embrace moments before he trades blows with Bader.
White discusses why the new deal with Fox Sports means so much to him, his worldwide expansion plans for The Ultimate Fighting Championship and how his aggressive personality has helped the company grow to what it is today.