Ben Askren was an appropriately hyped undefeated champion of basically every promotion he’s fought in and a legendary college wrestler. With some of the best wrestling in all of MMA, Askren isn’t exactly winning fans over via flash. It’s his ability to build fights. Witty, irritating prefight chatter is Askren’s weapon of choice. After peaking
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One thing I’ve learned about grudges: it’s much easier to bury the hatchet when you’re the one holding the handle. That’s probably why Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender, Yair Rodriguez, is closing the book on his Jeremy Stephens rivalry, despite some extracurricular activity inside the fighter hotel last month in Mexico City. To the
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On Episode 5 of UFC 243 Embedded, heavyweight Tai Tuivasa teases his teammates, including UFC newcomer Justin Tafa. Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has strong words for certain superheroes and their weaknesses. He and lightweight Al Iaquinta do interviews at Marvel Stadium before heading to the outdoor open workouts at Federation Square. Lightweight Dan Hooker kicks
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Greg Hardy has sparked controversy in the MMA sphere after using an inhaler during his UFC Boston fight. The heavyweight fight against Ben Sosoli was ruled a no-contest because Hardy used an inhaler in between the second and third round. So why is it that inhalers aren’t allowed during UFC competitions without prior-approval? Beta-2 Agonists
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