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
The narrative for Dustin Poirier ahead of his premier UFC title tilt this weekend, is the storm he has had to batten down for and the immense list of challengers he has had to overcome. At UFC 236, Poirier meets featherweight king and former foe Max Holloway for the interim lightweight championship. The Lafayette striker has made some of the most notable improvements in recent memory, evolving into a dangerous adversary for anybody at 155 pounds. The two youngsters first shared the Octagon back in 2012, with a debuting Holloway losing via triangle-armbar in the premier round. Heavy hands and slick boxing would mean … Continue reading Dustin Poirier – A True Diamond ?