Rizin Is Dying: Here’s How We Fix It

Sadly it looks like Rizin 15 bombed in the Japanese market, pulling in just an average of 5.8% of the TV ratings. The broadcast peaked during the Tenshin Nasukawa VS Fritz Aldin Biagtan fight pulling in 8% of eyeballs, but overall the viewership was still a monumental far cry from the previous success they enjoyed in 2018. Check below: So with Rizin on what appears to be a downwards skid, lets evaluate what they need to do for a rebound to greatness 1. Don’t book: Manny Pacquaio Vs Takanori Gomi – This so stupid for so many different reasons but … Continue reading Rizin Is Dying: Here’s How We Fix It

How Many Flyweights Could Jon Jones Take?

Surely everyone does loves a good underdog story, and why the hell not? So with the state of the UFC flyweight division still up in air, I have created a scenario for those tough little fellas to keep their job while getting big PPV money: It’s rather simple. You must fight Jon ‘Bones’ Jones in the main event…. in waves of 3. Of course, this sounds ridiculous. Even I initially questioned by very sanity for coming up with such a ludicrous idea. “Three men vs one? NO WAY that party of one survives a single round.” “What happens when the … Continue reading How Many Flyweights Could Jon Jones Take?

‘Felony’ Bennet Starts GoFundMe For His Broken Hand

The man, the myth, the legend that is ‘Felony’ Bennet; as he’s now known (Pour one out for old ‘Crazy Horse’) has started a GoFundMe page to help secure money to treat his ‘Chronic Mallet Finger’. Find the full description of the injury below, but he claims his finger is fucked and that’s he suffering from a bacterial infection in it that could turn deadly if left untreated. Supposedly this happened due to his bare-knuckle fighting exploits last summer. On July 2nd of 2018 Felony took on James Freeman in an MMA bout at the Island Fights promotion based in … Continue reading ‘Felony’ Bennet Starts GoFundMe For His Broken Hand

MMA May Cry: Acquiring The Souls Of Your Victim

Imagine an androgynous twenty something male with extravagant hair and a ludicrous jacket. They’re about to do bloody battle with a thickly muscled monster covered in cheap tattoos. That’s right, I’m talking about Devil May Cry. Oh, you thought I was talking about Pride? Hmm, it’s as if I’ve crafted this opening paragraph as a means to crudely weld together the subjects of MMA and DMC. Imagine that. Alright, less of this bollocks; you know what Stipe Tapped is all about, so lets pretend we had the ability to defeat some fighters in combat and acquire their very souls as … Continue reading MMA May Cry: Acquiring The Souls Of Your Victim

Unwrapped? What was GSP Hiding on that Cold Montreal Night in 2013?

The year is 2013, the month March, the day is a Saturday, the location is Montreal, Quebec Canada, at the Bell Centre to be exact. The UFC have arrived in town, and that means one thing: Georges St-Pierre is about to defend his long held welterweight title. This is a 2013 voyage that I’m taking you on, this is a journey, a passage back in time, an adventure of discover, a venture into the very soul and biological makeup of MMAs own – George ‘Rush’ St. Pierre. Back at UFC 158 Georges St-Pierre took on Stockton’s favourite son (I called … Continue reading Unwrapped? What was GSP Hiding on that Cold Montreal Night in 2013?

5 Embarrassing Things That Happen In Cage Fights

The sport of Mixed Martial Arts, is a forever unforgiving one. In an instant you’re on the top of the world, towering over like Jack from the Titanic, then you make one petty mistake and you are floating lifeless and frozen, also like Jack from the Titanic. However, it’s not just fight performance that counts. Sometimes there are moments that are forever locked in the minds of MMA fans, these moments are not formed from a victorious victory or laughable loss. These moments of sheer embarrassment can never be lived down. With that, here are a list of the top … Continue reading 5 Embarrassing Things That Happen In Cage Fights