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 is the hype real, and when is the UFC trying to trick us out of our money? Unfortunately for both of us, I can’t make up your mind for you, but in this article I will at least give you some direction on what you … Continue reading Distinguishing the Real from Hype at UFC 236

Breaking: Conor McGregor Arrested for Felony Robbery in Florida

Per The Miami Herald, UFC superstar Conor McGregor has been arrested and charged with multiple criminal charges, including felony strong-armed robbery, after an incident outside a Miami hotel in which McGregor allegedly grabbed a fan’s cell phone and smashed it. The Herald reports: According to an arrest report, McGregor and the fan were walking out of the resort, home to the LIV nightclub, just past 5 a.m. When the fan tried taking a photo with his cell, McGregor “slapped” the phone out of his hand, then stomped on it several times, the report said. McGregor picked up the phone, valued … Continue reading Breaking: Conor McGregor Arrested for Felony Robbery in Florida

Paige VanZant to Pose for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

We bring you only the finest and most important stories here at Stipetapped.com, and we’d be remiss if we did not extensively cover this groundbreaking piece of news. UFC Flywweight Paige VanZant recently announced she is posing for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, which is really important because…. uh… you know, that’s big publicity for our niche sport of MMA. Really good to see that kind of mainstream, crossover publicity. So, so good to see… Here is what has been released so far: This video from SI: https://www.instagram.com/p/BuuAbA2Bdxs/ This video from Paige: View this post on Instagram #Repost @si_swimsuit with … Continue reading Paige VanZant to Pose for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

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. Continue reading FATALITY! 5 Fighters Who Would Excel Under Mortal Kombat Rules