Jon Fitch: “I’ve Never Had A Relationship With Dana White”

Jeff Chlu (AP) Can Jon Fitch claim his third major world championship this weekend at Bellator 220? Last week, I was afforded the opportunity to chat with Bellator 220 welterweight championship challenger Jon Fitch ahead of this weeks clash with fellow former UFC contender Rory MacDonald. The former PFL best and grappling phenom makes his second walk to the Bellator cage this Saturday at the SAP Centre in San Jose, California, fresh from a dominant victory over the highly dangerous Paul Daley. Indiana native Fitch who held the highest honors in the now-defunct World Series Of Fighting and then the … Continue reading Jon Fitch: “I’ve Never Had A Relationship With Dana White”

The Wheelhouse – ‘Just Winning’ ?

March 17, 1997. A day that will not mean much to those non-MMA-historians, but it marked one or two of the UFC’s most important watershed moments. The first? UFC 15: Collision Course. In those carefree days of bathing in blood, the event was held with an array of the world’s finest brawlers, technicians and up-and-comers. We’d see a card that typified the strange, Pre-Zuffa era in which the entire televised card was nothing but heavyweight contenders. The second? That one man, James Ladner, to be known hereafter both in article and history as the ‘Just Bleed Guy’, cemented his legacy … Continue reading The Wheelhouse – ‘Just Winning’ ?

We Meet Michael; the Brooklyn dolly

You’ve all seen him, made infamous during the Brooklyn bus attack perpetrated by a notorious phone stomper, and motivational speaker Conor McGregor. But do you really know the dolly? Most of you don’t even know his real name and yet he’ll forever be part of MMA’s history. In a groundbreaking interview brought to you by the staff of StipeTapped, Michael opens up to the world and reveal a lot about himself. ***He stands tall with a cold heartless stare*** I had to wait for half an hour in the cold but I eventually entered the building (without permission of course). … Continue reading We Meet Michael; the Brooklyn dolly

Jussier Formiga Eyes Henry Cejudo Rematch:

Brazilian Flyweight contender Jussier Formiga and I recently sat down ahead of his pivotal encounter with compatriot Deviveson Figueriedo he currently holds the #1 rank in the flyweight division, and with this ranking comes the possibility of a move to Bantamweight, we discussed his past with champion Henry Cejudo, the prospect of another ‘super fight’ and his big plans for the coming year.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert Formiga has gazumped the likes of Sergio Pettis, Ben Nguyen and Ulka Sasaki on his current tear and looks to earn a rematch with former foe Henry Cejudo after their razor thin 2015 decision, … Continue reading Jussier Formiga Eyes Henry Cejudo Rematch:

EXCLUSIVE: We Talk To McGregors Latest Victim

In the early morning hours of Monday March 11th a vicious; heart wrenching assault was committed. By none other than Conor McGregor. McGregor had just left the night club ‘LIV’, and was inside a Miami hotel. It was there that a fan of the MMA superstar, (who also left the same club as he spotted McGregor in). When trying to take a picture with the global MMA Superstar, the fan was violently assaulted. StipeTapped rushed to scene and has secured a world exclusive interview with the victim of this incident. Calling us from inside the hospital, we spoke to Mr. … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: We Talk To McGregors Latest Victim

Gladiator In The Mist – Interview With UFC Production

It’s not very often you hear about the production team that works behind the scenes during any of the myriad UFC events. From top to bottom, working with a diverse group of talent from all fields; graphic designers, lighting technicians, commentators, camera operators, sound technicians, the list goes on, every event is put on with hard work, effort, passion and most importantly of all; desire. However talented and professional some staff are, times change. When ZUFFA had taken over control of the UFC in 2001, changes were going to be taking place. The company was poised to take the main … Continue reading Gladiator In The Mist – Interview With UFC Production