Edson Barboza’s gut wrenching body shot KO of Dan Hooker


If you missed Dan Hooker getting knocked out by Edson Barboza you missed a brutal gut wrenching KO. What’s even crazier is that Hooker received way more shots to the breadbasket before the knockout and stayed standing. However, in typical Edson Barboza fashion, he chopped Hooker down over time.

Amazingly, with all the damage Barboza did and Hooker being a damn Terminator, these two guys were robbed of Fight of the Night honors. If a fight makes you wince when shots are landed and ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’… FOTN should be academic.

All I know is that Dan Hooker’s body and legs will never be the same after sharing a cage with Edson Barboza. My goodness.

After 5-rounder with Primus, Michael Chandler takes an L from microphone


Michael Chandler may have beaten Brent Primus to win back his Bellator lightweight title, but the fight after the fight saw him take an L. Doing the post-fight scrum, Michael Chandler, who is never short on energy, was explaining to the media about how cuts happened during the fight. Speaking into the microphone, Chandler tried to show the media exactly how he headbutted Primus… That’s when the mic fought back.

After taking punches to the head for 25 minutes I assume one can be a little woozy and their equilibrium may be ‘off’. So, when Chandler was showing the media his ‘how-to’ headbutt, he miscalculated and took another shot to the dome.

Like any man trying to avoid embarrassment, he blamed everyone else for the height of the mic.

Mic- 1. Champ- 0.

Smashing! Wow, what a KO! Dude gets spun like a top in stellar KO


Well now, this is one hell of a knockout. Seeing a guy get timed so perfectly that it looks like he was shot with a hand cannon, is a sight to behold. When this guy eats a punch, he gets spun like he was shot in the shoulder. Then, when all was said and done, he took a nice nap right in the middle of the cage.

This KO from ROAD 51 was certainly nasty and very violent. It was a lunging straight right that ended the contest. I don’t know how the view in the arena was for the KO, but the cageside cam makes the punch look absolutely lethal.

KO me once, shame on me. KO me twice, shame on the ref and corner


What’s the best way to get brain damage in MMA? Getting KO’d twice in one fight. This is why boxers suffer so much more head trauma than MMA fighters. They get knocked out, revived, then knocked out again. Last I checked, getting punched in the head while concussed does not help in the retention of knowledge or even thought.

Nikolay Aleksakhin KO’d Rodrigo Cavalheiro at RCC 5 today and he got the magical unicorn knockout. Aleksakhin knocked Cavalheiro out in the first round and Cavalheiro faceplanted. He tried to get up and fell right back down. He was done, but once he got to his feet the referee thought he was good to go for round two.

Well, round two came and Cavalheiro was completely unconscious after being dropped by a right hook. Then, to ensure he drank his meals through a straw for the rest of his life, Aleksakhin punched Cavalheiro again on a follow-up strike.

Umm. Hey ref! WTF are you doing?!? Are there any good refs remaining?


Just when you think you’ve seen it all from MMA referees, they shock you once again. It really does make you ask yourself if there are any good ones remaining in the sport. Off of the top of my head, I can think of about 5. After that, it’s just a bevy of incompetence and a wildly ridiculous lack of knowledge.

So, here’s the latest and greatest referee gaffe. While the competitor is getting armbarred she decides to forgo technique and use raw power to combat it. Channeling her inner Rampage Jackson on Ricardo Arona, she lifts her opponent with the intent to slam.

This is where the ref comes in and for no reason that is obvious to me, holds her like a bouquet of flowers.

King Mo is a savage. Wants ‘Bitchass Ho’, Matt Mitrione


There goes King Mo again. The dude has absolutely no filter whatsoever. So when it comes to Matt Mitrione, Mo wants a piece of his bitchass. Apparently, Mitrione was offended that Mo said that Matt’s fight with Roy Nelson should have gone another round. Nelson is a teammate of Mo’s, so Mo was certainly entitled to his opinion.

In response, Mitrione has been talking a bunch of shit about Mo and Mo put it down at the Bellator press conference.

“I want Matt Mitrione’s bitchass. That’s who I want. He’s already booked, but hopefully, Y’all will make it happen because I don’t like his bitch ass! Let that be known. Y’all can tweet that he’s a ho.”

*Opens Twitter*

UFC on FOX: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 weigh-in results and faceoff from Wisc


The early weigh-ins for UFC on FOX: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 from Milwaukee, Wisc, have been completed. They were met without incident except for one. Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Andrea Lee has been cancelled, due to Clark being unfit to compete.

FOX Main Card

Kevin Lee (156) vs. Al Iaquinta (156)
Edson Barboza (156) vs. Dan Hooker (156)
Rob Font (136) vs. Sergio Pettis (135)
Jim Miller (155) vs. Charles Oliveira (152)

FS1 Prelims

Dwight Grant (169) vs. Zak Ottow (171)
Jessica-Rose Clark** vs. Andrea Lee
Bobby Green (155) vs. Drakkar Klose (156)
Jared Gordon (156) vs. Joaquim Silva (155)
Jack Hermansson (185) vs. Gerald Meerschaert (186)
Jordan Griffin (146) vs. Dan Ige (146)

UFC Fight Pass Prelims

Adam Milstead (204) vs. Mike Rodriguez (203.5)
Zak Cummings (185) vs. Trevor Smith (186)
Juan Adams (266) vs. Chris De La Rocha (253)

**Clark ruled unfit to compete by UFC doctors. Fight cancelled.

“I ain’t afraid to wrestle with no man” – Kevin Lee on Khabib


UFC lightweights are out there and are legitimately afraid of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Why shouldn’t they be? The dude is terrifying. However, it’s mainly the wrestling of Khabib that strikes fear in the hearts of the division. UFC lightweight, Kevin Lee, says that Khabib has nothing that he hasn’t seen before and he sees holes in Khabib’s game.

However, everyone says that about Khabib until they are in the cage with him getting mauled like a bear on a bunny. Lee needs to not be thinking too far ahead, as he’s facing Al Iaquinta this weekend. Al already beat Lee in 2014 so Lee has an uphill battle from the get-go. The last thing he should be talking about is what’s next.

UFC vs Golden Boy MMA? Bring it on! – Oscar De La Hoya


How would Golden Boy MMA do against the UFC? Golden Boy CEO, Oscar De La Hoya, says, “Bring it on!”. While the clear winner in talent and top tier fighters certainly belongs to the UFC, De La Hoya insists that Golden Boy is paying fighters what they deserve. That pay, he feels, will drive more fighters to his promotion.

The almighty dollar is no joke when it comes to fighter career decisions. As time goes on in a fight career, fighters lose the ‘I’ll fight for free’ mentality and start thinking about getting paid what they are worth. Oscar De La Hoya looks to be tapping into that market and welcoming fighters with open arms and treating them the way he feels they should be treated.

It may sound crazy but this is the stuff that Conor McGregor has been talking about for years.

Master Ken at Santa Fe Comic Con. Smashing groins and calling BS!


Master Ken has provided us with years of entertainment through his tutorials. He made his way to the Santa Fe Comic Con with his pal, Todd, and did what he does. He showed that everyone’s martial art discipline is bullshit and that he is the best at what he does; Insult people and re-stomp the groin.

Master Ken (and Todd) ran into former WWE wrestler-turned-actor, Nathan Jones, as well as a slew of other people. Master Ken showed everyone that they are beneath him and he put his martial arts prowess on display.

After embarrassing Jones, Master Ken (and Todd) met with former Power Ranger, David Yost. Yost showed some of his moves and realistically, none of them really impressed Master Ken. Ken did take it easy on Yost, but alas, Todd wound up on the floor after receiving a nut-shot from the Blue Ranger’s helmet.

I can’t wait for next week’s show when the GOAT, Erik Estrada, will be on.

Eve Gracie accidentally chokes Rener unconscious with the ‘Sheet Choke’


This is just too damn funny. While nothing is funny about domestic violence, the outtake from the Gracie Breakdown about how to survive an attack in the bedroom, most certainly was. Rener Gracie and his wife Eve did an instructional showing how to do a ‘Bed Sheet Choke’. While doing so, Eve missed the tap and put Rener straight to sleep.

She choked him out and that alone showed that the technique absolutely works. Rener himself said it perfectly:

“The technique worked perfectly and at least I got to wake up in my own bed.”

Totally by accident, it was another successful Gracie Breakdown.

Oh my God, Ronda is stupid famous. Way bigger WWE star than UFC star


We talk about it all of the time on MikeSwick.com. Ronda Rousey does the biggest numbers of anyone on the WWE roster. Ronda gives an inside look to her life on the road and to say she’s famous would be an understatement. She is a friggin superstar of epic proportions.

When fighting in the UFC, Ronda was already a mega-star. After her run there, she began doing movies and television spots. She seamlessly transitioned into a WWE superstar and she couldn’t be more popular.

Ronda now has entire arenas chanting ‘Ronda Rousey’ and people of all ages wearing her merchandise. It’s mind-blowing how awesome she’s doing but it’s totally deserved. I especially love that she rolls down the window of her car to high-five and interact with her fans.

Rousey absolutely loves her job and her life. Who wouldn’t?

Against his better judgement, MMA photog lets Kevin Ross leg kick him


Let me preface this by saying that the photographer in this video is my friend so I will be taking liberties with his intelligence at his expense. MMA and overall incredible photographer, Courtney Henderson, used piss poor judgement while standing in the ring with Kevin Ross.

Seemingly by choice, Courtney thought it would be a good idea to get kicked by the Muay Thai superstar. If you don’t know who Kevin Ross is, let’s put it this way; He’s the last guy on Earth that you want leg kicking you.

Despite having shin pads on, Ross unloads a lightning fast and extremely hard kick on Courtney and drops him like a stone. I’d feel bad for Courtney except that it was his choice and Ross just obliged.

Something tells me that the shin pads didn’t soften the blow. Like, not even a little.

UFC 231 The Thrill and the Agony Preview. The Main and Co-Main Events


The UFC has put up another ‘The Thrill and The Agony’ video to Fight Pass and gave us a sneak peek into the meat and potatoes of it. It follows the UFC 231 main event of Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega and Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Valentina Shevchenko in the co-main event.

The video, of course, stays true to its name. The range of emotions were especially high because two titles were on the line. After weeks of preparation, there were winners and there were losers, but all the fighters emptied the tank after giving everything they had.

You never want to see the losing side, especially when it is in regards to someone that is as good of a dude as Ortega. Seeing his family in tears is actually gut-wrenching. On the flip side of the coin, seeing Max Holloway’s family experiencing euphoria is just too damn cool.

‘The Thrill and The Agony’ is the perfect title.

GQ’s: 10 Essentials UFC Champion Tyron Woodley Can’t Live Without


Tyron Woodley is such a superstar right now that it’s incredible. He’s not one of those guys who sits back and wonders why things don’t come to him. Woodley is out there hustling every day and using this time to make the most money he can. GQ noticed the man’s swag and wanted to know what his daily essentials were. Well, here they are.

Some of them are brands that he is sponsored by and others are brands he wants to come see him. The hardest working man in MMA has a long list of things that he carries with him on a regular basis. These definitely aren’t things for us common folk, but when you are the champion of the world you need to have this stuff at your disposal.

Especially the Dude Wipes.

1. Alpha Brain by ONNIT is a supplement to keep him focused
2. Beats by Dre
3. Hydrogen Water
4. Dude Wipes
5. CBD Oil
6. Wav Classic Do-Rag
7. UFC MMA Gloves
8. DenTek Floss Picks
9. Monster Energy Ultra Violet
10. His Gucci Belt