The gang breaks down the events of UFC on Fuel TV: Struve v. Miocic, Struve's future in the division and possible next opponent, Dan Hardy's evolution as a mixed martial artist, Brad Pickett's knockout of Yves Jabouin and Duane Ludwig's tragic injury. They also bring you their bi-monthly rankings and preview this Friday's UFC on FX: Browne v. Bigfoot event.
Sep 23, 2012
The gang talks about the results of UFC 152, Vitor's near arm bar, Jon Jones' overall performance, the flyweight title fight, Demetrious Johnson as UFC champion, Michael Bisping's performance against Stann and his future title hopes, and Marcus Brimage's big upset. They also preview UFC on Fuel TV: Struve v. Miocic and Strikeforce: Melendez v. Healy.
Sep 21, 2012
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UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) v. Vitor Belfort
Doctor Law: There is really no reason to go through all of the stuff that happened with Jon Jones with respect to the UFC 151. We went through it in detail in episodes 18 and 19 of It’s MMAzing Radio (click here to get the episodes through iTunes). Overall, let’s just say this: if there is a less media-savvy athlete in MMA, I haven’t seen him. This kid’s head appears to be firmly lodged up his own ass. That being said, he is one of the greatest fighters in the world and I don’t see him losing this fight. He’s just too big, too athletic and too good of a wrestler for Vitor. That being said, Vitor has dynamite in his fists and will be very dangerous for the first 3 minutes of this after. After Jones gets past that, he’s gravy. Jones by 2nd round submission.
Kid Presentable: Had you given me a thousand guesses as to who would have replaced an injured Hendo, I never would have responded with this match. Vitor leaves being on the verge of a MW title shot, to leaving the pack behind for a chance at the belt a weight class higher. I often theorize the question of what it must be like for people like Vitor who know they could knock out any man on the planet, and Belfort certainly can. That fact means that he will always have a chance in a fight but this one doesn't look good. In his most recent light heavyweight tilt, due to missed weight, even a dead on his feet Rumble Johnson managed to take Vitor to the ground. Had it not been for an oddly quick standup, maybe that fight doesn't end the same. Bones will certainly take Vitor down, because he has taken everyone in the division down. There, Bones will be right for once about something he said to the media... that he does indeed have the most vicious ground and pound since Tito Ortiz made it famous. Jones by savage GnP elbows, Round 2
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Lavender Gooms: PR wise, Jon Jones hasn’t had a good month to say the least. It’s not a stretch to say that he is diminished in the eyes of many and many more people think less of him now. Even so, he is an absolute cold-blooded killer. The only chance Belfort has is if somehow, someway, he can get inside the considerable reach of Jones and knock him out. That’s not going to happen however, Jones will style on Belfort like he does all his other opponents so far. And hail to the Buffalo State Bengal football team for defeating the #1 ranked UW-Whitewater last Saturday. I know it’s D-3 but cut me some slack. Jones by submission in 2nd.
Picking Jones: All of us.
Sep 16, 2012
The gang talks about the massive changes to UFC 153, Cole Konrad's retirement, King Mo's future in both Bellator and TNA, Kurt Angle as an MMA announcer, Renzo Gracie's crime fighting exploits, and the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin v. Team Nelson. Also, the gang previews this weekend's UFC 152 card in its entirety.
Sep 2, 2012
The gang talks about the card that never was: UFC 151. Also, they break down this weeks additions to the Jon Jones saga, talk about Atlantis and Aquaman, the One FC card, Phil Baroni and Jens Pulvers' respective futures in the sport, the weirdness of One FC's rules, the viability of Pride rules in Modern MMA, the new show about AKA, and the big news of the week: Aldo v. Edgar being booked for UFC 153.