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The Great MMA Streaming Debacle: Is Anti-Piracy Counterproductive?

RIP r/MMAStreams! Despite the UFCs best effort to shut down the Reddit based streaming community it hasn’t yet managed to signal a death-knell to the ever-growing illegal MMA streaming industry. As the UFC spend their resources on taking down places like r/MMAStreams, a multitude of other shady streaming sites have just sprouted up in the absence. There’s still high demand for free alternatives and so the market delivers them. But in the modern era where the average consumer has access to high-speed broadband and possess the necessary IT skills to easily find an illegal stream, you must ask whether it’s … Continue reading The Great MMA Streaming Debacle: Is Anti-Piracy Counterproductive?

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Meet José “Froggy” Estrada: One Of The Most Exciting Fighters In MMA

What if I were to tell you that there’s a fighter out there who’s possibly even more entertaining than the UFCs violence-kingpin; Justin Gaethje? Impossible! Yet over at Combate America they may have one of the universes most deadly scrappers … Continue reading Meet José “Froggy” Estrada: One Of The Most Exciting Fighters In MMA

UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Yoel Romero – Soldier Of God

Christian Petersen Clash of the titans at UFC 241 this weekend in Anaheim. Despite the number of miles on 42-year-old Yoel Romero’s clock, the Cuban remains to this day, one of the most formidable top contenders in a deep middleweight division. This weekend at UFC 241 In Anaheim, the Pinar del Rio native returns to the Octagon against Paulo Costa after over a year on the sidelines. Firmly retaining the #2 rank at 185 pounds, Romero was most recently involved in a 2018 Fight of the Year candidate alongside Robert Whittaker, as he failed to pry the undisputed crown from … Continue reading UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Yoel Romero – Soldier Of God

UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Paulo Costa – The Eraser

Esther Lin – MMA Fighting Paulo Costa faces the biggest obstacle in his mixed-martial-arts career to date. Brazilian powerhouse Paulo Costa presents one of the most imposing and striking scenes at middleweight today. A slick but punishing boxing base has so far helped Costa dispatch both former champion Johny Hendricks, flashy kicker Uriah Hall, Oluwale Bamgbose and in a hasty fashion, Gareth McLellan. Prohibited intravenous infusions have somewhat haltered Costa’s activity in the Octagon over the last year but his rank as the seventh-best 185 pound-er in the promotion remains. Ahead of this weekend’s ‘third time’ lucky pairing with the … Continue reading UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Paulo Costa – The Eraser

UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Nate Diaz

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Diaz (right) taunts Conor McGregor during their UFC 196 main event. It’s been a staggering 1091 days since we’ve seen Stockton favorite Nate Diaz step foot in the Octagon. UFC 202, to be precise, was the last time Diaz competed in mixed martial arts competition, in arguably one of the most high profile bouts in the history of the sport. That night, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas played host to Diaz vs. McGregor II, a re-run of the pair’s UFC 196 grudge match. Despite the almost three year hiatus from the sport, Diaz remains … Continue reading UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Nate Diaz

Colby Covington: The Poison Of The Message

Since his win over Damien Maia, and the subsequent interview, Colby Covington has been doing literally everything in his power to become the biggest heel in the UFC. Proudly sporting a MAGA hat every where he goes and he isn’t shy about his support for current president, Donald Trump. The United States has seen its country divided in recent years since Trump took the White House. Colby has used this to craft himself into a cartoonish heel that is quick to insult fans, media, and entire countries. Within this character lies a dangerous message. Colby is an over the top … Continue reading Colby Covington: The Poison Of The Message