Distinguishing the Real from Hype at UFC 236

In the wake of the UFC's first ESPN-exclusive PPV event we got two new interim champions, each crowned in wild, memorable, five-round brawls. After such a newsworthy show, it may be hard for you, the simple fan, to know how to feel. What should we be celebrating, and what should we be outraged about? When [...]

FATALITY! 5 Fighters Who Would Excel Under Mortal Kombat Rules

In our young sport, do athletes develop skills in response to the rules, or do the rules develop around the fighters' skills? It's a bit of a chicken and egg I suppose, but I found myself wondering how the UFC would be different if it implemented different rules. In this series we will examine which fighters, both contemporary and historical, would thrive under alternate rule sets, starting with Mortal Kombat rules.