Stephen Thompson respectfully calls out Robbie Lawler, I’m in!

Stephen Thompson

It would be a heck of a fight if Wonderboy squared off with Robbie Lawler! The UFC seems mostly interested in putting together mega fights that feel will sell boatloads of PPVs. Sometimes it seems as if they are not looking at the entire division and making fights that make sense. That’s when the fighters … Read moreStephen Thompson respectfully calls out Robbie Lawler, I’m in!

An all too real vid of Darren Till vs Wonderboy’s ‘Dance-Dance Revolution’

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For some odd reason, people are fixated on the result of Darren Till vs Wonderboy, but not the fact that absolutely nothing happened over the course of 25 minutes. We were subjected to a five-round feeling out process that resulted in what looked like a Dance-Dance Revolution video game battle.

Thompson and Till danced, hugged, finger waved, and smiled their way to a decision in one of the lousiest fights in the history of the UFC. We need to call it what it really was; A colossal failure.

Over the 25 minutes that they bounced around, they fist bumped more than they threw punches. Their total strike count combined, was less than a Diaz brother throws in less than two minutes.

The internet is no joke and almost immediately, this video popped up; Highlighting the re-enactment of a cop-buddy movie.

Darren Till rocks Liverpool with Sweet Caroline as fans sing in unison

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Darren Till comes out to Liverpool FC song, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

Darren Till had thousands of fans in the palm of his hand. We’ve seen this before. When the UFC was in Ireland, Aisling Daly came out to Zombie by the Cranberries and the fans sang in unison. It’s an amazing thing to see. This weekend Darren Till, who is from Liverpool, England came out to Sweet Caroline, a song loved by fans of the  Liverpool FC. They sing it with Sweet Carroll 9 for Andrew Carrol. It’s good stuff. This crowd did not disappoint.

Darren Till went on to score a very controversial decision victory over Stephen Thompson. That said, what’s done is done, the fight is in the books and for now, just settle back and check out the amazing walk-out from Till in his hometown.

I love how into things that fans in the UK seem to be. They are always on top of the action, they back their favorites with a furious devotion and they do things like getting an arena together and singing a song at the top of their lungs. So many amazing chants too. It’s a really cool atmosphere. Gotta love that.

Thanks to BT Sport for posting the video.

 

What to make of the UFC’s Welterweight division after UFC Liverpool

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Darren Till beat Stephen Thompson, kind of, adding to the madness at 170 pounds. UFC Liverpool is in the books, if you want to look at the results, you can do so here. That said, with Darren Till getting a questionable Unanimous Decision over Thompson, the top of the division in a mess. We’ll take … Read moreWhat to make of the UFC’s Welterweight division after UFC Liverpool

Fight Night 130 Event Results- Darren Till vs. Stephen Thompson

Fight Night 130 Event Results

We have the UFC Fight Night 130 Event Results live here. The Fight Night 130 Event Results are coming in, and we’ve got them. In the main event, Darren Till and Stephen Thompson met with definite title ramifications on the line. Thompson fought a very smart fight, keeping it at distance and outpointing Till for … Read moreFight Night 130 Event Results- Darren Till vs. Stephen Thompson

UFC Liverpool weigh ins. Darren till misses weight for main event fight

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Darren Till misses weight, but the UFC Fight Night Liverpool main event will still continue as planned. As usual, it’s not a good look when one of your biggest stars misses their mark. It’s even worse when that star is the hometown main event for the first ever fight there.

There is a weight cutting problem, but we keep ignoring it so that cards are allowed to continue. Till wasn’t the only one to miss weight, either.  Molly McCann missed the flyweight limit of 126 for her scrap with Gillian Robertson.

Both fights will go on, but both Till and Robertson will lose 30% and 20% of their purse, respectively.

Main Card

Stephen Thompson (171) vs Darren Till (174.5)*
Neil Magny (171) vs Craig White (171)
Arnold Allen (146) vs Mads Burnell (146)
Jason Knight (146) vs Makwan Amirkhani (146)
Claudio Silva (170) vs Nordine Taleb (171)
Eric Spicely (186) vs Darren Stewart (186)

FS1 Prelims

Daniel Kelly (186) vs Tom Breese (186)
Lina Lansberg (135) vs Gina Mazany (135)
Brad Scott (171) vs Carlo Pedersoli (170)
Gillian Robertson (125) vs Molly McCann (127)*

FIGHT PASS Prelims

Elias Theodorou (186) vs Trevor Smith (186)

It’s finally official. Darren Till vs Stephen Thompson set for Liverpool

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After all of the talk, rumors, and questions, the UFC have finally announced the main event of UFC Liverpool. Darren Till will take on Stephen Wonderboy Thompson in a welterweight clash between two of the best in the division. When it was announced a few weeks ago that the UFC would make it’s Liverpool debut … Read moreIt’s finally official. Darren Till vs Stephen Thompson set for Liverpool

Michael Bisping interested in UFC Liverpool retirement match

Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping has done it all in the UFC and absolutely deserves to go out on his terms When Michael Bisping talks, people seem to listen. He’s one of those guys is simply impossible to ignore.  He has been debating whether or not he wanted to fight again, but recently stated he is interested in … Read moreMichael Bisping interested in UFC Liverpool retirement match

It looks like Darren Till might have an opponent for UFC Liverpool

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UFC Liverpool is going to be an amazing experience. Wonderboy vs. Darren Till is lit. When the UFC makes its Liverpool debut on May 27th, you can expect fireworks. Darren Till, an undefeated Welterweight will be fighting in his hometown in front of what I can only imagine will be an incredible, raucous crowd.  The UFC … Read moreIt looks like Darren Till might have an opponent for UFC Liverpool

UFC 217 Media Day: Fighters take the stage for face-offs

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UFC 217 Media Day is in full swing, here is the face-off video

UFC 217 is just around the corner, and today the fighters were front and center for the UFC 217 Media Day face-offs. One by one they stood, faced their opponent and then the front of the crowd. There were no major dust-ups and for the most part, everyone kept their cool. There are so many great fights on this card, it’s going to be awesome.

None of the fighters in the three title fights were part of the face-off. It’s hard to believe there are three fights above Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal on the card.

The UFC 217 Card is stacked and can be viewed here.

Darren Till enters the UFC Welterweight Rankings at Number 8

Darren Till

Darren Till was unranked until his impressive first-round victory over Cerrone Welcome to the UFC Welterweight Rankings Darren Till. It’s been a good week for Till, the Welterweight who called out Cowboy, and then did exactly what he said he’d do. Beat him up, quickly.  Till was unranked, but highly regarded going into this fight … Read moreDarren Till enters the UFC Welterweight Rankings at Number 8

Backyards to Bright Lights: Jorge Masvidal documentary teaser

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It seems a documentary on the life of Jorge Masvidal is coming soon, here’s a look.

Jorge Masvidal is a tremendous competitor in the UFC. However, before he ever stepped into the Octagon, he had a plethora of other fights under his belt. Professional, and amateur. When I say amateur, I mean in the backyards and back alleys of Florida. Kimbo Slice got his start in MMA because people watched his backyard fights. Masvidal was out there doing the same thing.

In fact, Masvidal fought and defeated a protege of Slice’s. After the fight Slice took Masvidal out to a very nice dinner. Masvidal stated in an interview with MMA Junkie that stated:

“He took me out to eat dinner and at the time I was dead broke. He took me to this fancy-ass place and at the time I was like, ‘Damn, this dude’s balling.’ And it was just cool as sh*t. I thought we were going to have to do some thugged-out sh*t, like run out on the bill, but he paid for the whole thing. I was like, ‘Man, this is some crazy sh*t.”

His life has been very interesting and I’m amped to see the documentary when it comes out. In the meantime, you can enjoy the teaser and get excited about his upcoming fight at UFC 217 with Stephen Thompson, which should be bananas.

Wonderboy post surgery and high as a kung-fu kite!

Wonderboy post surgery and high as a kung-fu kite!

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that whatever doctors gave Stephen Thompson for his surgery, is on the top of the banned substance list. Despite being totally out of it, Wonderboy still manages to be aware of his surroundings. By aware of his surroundings, I mean he is aware that he … Read moreWonderboy post surgery and high as a kung-fu kite!

UFC 209 Paydays, Overeem and Hunt have 1.5 million dollar clash

UFC 209 Paydays

UFC 209 had some pretty decent paydays, let’s take a look The UFC held a bit of a lackluster event Saturday night. The main event was a dud, the co-main event fell apart at the last minute, and three of the five main card fights went to the judges. All that said, it still cost … Read moreUFC 209 Paydays, Overeem and Hunt have 1.5 million dollar clash

The pros react to Stephen Thompson vs Tyron Woodley and it wasn’t pretty

The pros react to Stephen Thompson vs Tyron Woodley and it wasn't pretty

Let’s face it, the main event of UFC 209 between Stephen Thompson and Tyron Woodley was hard to watch. Personally, I didn’t know who won at the end. That was mainly because not a lot happened in the fight. What we can definitively assess is that Tyron Woodley for sure won 2 rounds. The other … Read moreThe pros react to Stephen Thompson vs Tyron Woodley and it wasn’t pretty