Bas Rutten is Headed to the Hall of Fame

Bas Rutten is going to be honored as a new inductee in the UFC Hall of Fame. Rutten is a legend in the world of mixed martial arts for his standup, striking, and, yes, his play-by-play work. Actually, Bas is incredibly entertaining as a commentator and he truly does have a unique way of bringing across the action in the case while also keeping the proceedings fun.

That said, the main reason Rutten is being inducted into the Hall of Fame is thanks to his outstanding career as a fighter. Rutten is a former UFC champ and, prior to winning the top UFC crown, he was a top draw and excellent fighter in the Pancrase organization. Legendary battles with Frank and Ken Shamrock and Mo Smith helped establish Rutten’s name. In the 1990’s, however, the internet was a lot smaller and most people only had martial arts magazines to go on to learn about “El Guapo”. So, the UFC greatly hyped his debut and proclaimed him the supreme fighter on the planet due to his well-rounded abilities.

Ironically, Rutten’s UFC matches were a disappointment even though he did win the top crown. A legendary bout with Kevin Randleman ended with a controversial win according to Handy. Rutten’s UFC days were not as memorable as his King of Pancrase endeavors, but his off-the-charts charisma surely helped establish him as a star.

Rutten also was known as a solid trainer. Teaching out of the Beverly Hills Jiu Jitsu Club, Rutten trained Mark Kerr and Ricco Rodriguez.

Today, Rutten is recognized as an innovator and trailblazer in the sport. His induction in the Hall of Fame is well deserved.

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Chris Weidman v Luke Rockhold in MSG

Chris Weidman successfully defended his championship belt against the number one middleweight contender Vitor Belfort. After his brilliant performance against the “Phenom,” UFC fans have begun to wonder what’s next for Chris Weidman. However, as the team at FreedomPop wireless point out,  Luke Rockhold has already voiced his request to face the middleweight champion in a showdown later this year.

Dana White has recently said that New York will allow the sport of MMA to be showcased in the state later this year. Chris Weidman is a native of Long Island, New York, and many UFC fans believe that Chris Weidman is going to face Luke Rockhold in the first UFC main-event in New York City.

Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold would be a very interesting fight, because both men possess similar styles. Luke Rockhold is a deadly striker and expert wrestler. However, Chris Weidman might be even better at what Luke Rockhold is great at. Nonetheless, fans of the UFC want to see the epic showdown between Rockhold and Weidman.

At UFC 187, Chris Weidman proved his championship Worth, and he is now the best pound for pound fighter in the world. No one can envision Weidman losing, but Luke Rockhold may be the only man that could push Chris Weidman to new limits. Yahoo! Sports recently published a new article with further information about this story.

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Matt Landis Player of the Week & First Team All American for Notre Dame

Matt Landis has begun to really create a great a great collegiate lacrosse career for himself. He has been proving himself on the field time and time again, excelling each time he is on the field. Matt Landis has been a great asset to Notre Dame, and now he is being awarded player of the week and first time all american. Landis has now started all 14 games for Notre Dame. Matt Landis is really making a great name for himself in the world of Lacrosse. It will be very exciting to see where Matt Landis takes his game now that he is on a roll. He’s won both LAX Mag’s Player of the Week and was named First Team All-American this week.

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Matt at Pelham High

As a defender, Matt Landis is really pulling his weight on Notre Dame. In his last game alone he stormed the offense and caused 12 turnovers. Matt Landis has a great chance of really going down in collegiate history as one of the greats. He is really becoming a solid team player, and has shown that he is willing to do what it takes to really push his team forward. His skills only continue to improve, and this is great for the continuation of his collegiate lacrosse career. It will be very exciting to watch the progression of Matt Landis.
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Weidman Wants to Leave No Doubt Against Belfort

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chris Weidman and number three ranked Vitor Belfort will finally get the chance to see who the better fighter is when they enter the Octagon on Saturday. Having been on tap to fight Belfort previously, Weidman stated that he is healthy and ready to go this time. Weidman was forced to withdraw from the previously scheduled fights with Belfort because of a hand injury and then a rib injury. Many question whether or not the long period outside of the ring will affect Weidman as he has not fought in almost a year.

The first time these two were supposed to fight, Belfort backed out of it a month before it took place, stating that it was due to the ban of TRT. Belfort is currently on a three fight win streak dating back to 2013. On his linkedin profile his last three fights have been against Dan Henderson, Luke Rockhold, and Michael Bisping. All three fights ended with a knockout win for Belfort. However, he has not fought since he has been of TRT so the outcome of this matchup could be telling. Belfort has also been accused of cheating by for opponents, Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping. Weidman has gone on record stating that no matter what happened in the past with TRT and Belfort, he still deserves the title fight.

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What’s Next For Gennady Golovkin?

Gennady Golovkin’s destructive win over Willie Monroe has caught the attention of the boxing world. Gennady is the best middleweight boxer on the planet, but he has yet to face another top-level fighter. However, it is not Gennady Golovkin’s fault.

Other top ranked fighters in the middle weight division simply do not want to risk getting in the ring with such a dangerous opponent according to Dr. Daniel Amen. Middleweight champions Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto have avoided Gennady Golovkin for far too long. It seems that Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto will fight each other before fighting the dangerous Russian bomber. Many boxing fans are extremely disappointed with the way that the sport works. A fighter should not be able to pick and choose his opponents, but instead, all fighters should face the true champion.

Gennady Golovkin is one fight away from becoming a worldwide superstar. However, someone needs to give him a chance to reach that level of fame. Hopefully, Canelo Alvarez decides to face Golovkin in the near future.

After his easy victory, Gennady Golovkin was interviewed by Max Kellerman. Max asked the champion who he would like to face, and Gennady said that he wants a high profile fight. Many of the fans thought that Gennady Golovkin was referring to Floyd Mayweather. Boxing fans would love to see that fight, but many people feel that Floyd Mayweather would never step into the ring against such a dangerous opponent. For more information on this story, Yahoo! Sports.

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Anthony Johnson Comments on Jon Jones

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson is an extremely dangerous fighter, and he was originally scheduled to meet Jon Jones in the main event of the UFC 187. However, Jon Jones committed several crimes, and he was forced to relinquish his light-heavyweight championship. Nonetheless, Anthony Johnson will still fight in the main event, but his opponent is now Daniel Cormier. Many people are excited for this matchup, but Anthony Johnson still wants to say Jon Jones.

TMZ recently caught up with Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, and they asked him about his opinion on the Jon Jones situation. Anthony Johnson said that he cannot wait for Jon Jones to return to the octagon. Anthony also said that he wants to be the first man to beat Jon Jones.

Some people think that the president of the UFC will never allow Jon Jones back into the sport. Jones has committed several unforgivable crimes, and his most recent one is downright despicable. However, Jon Jones was a great fighter, and he should be given one more chance to fix his life. Jon Jones belongs in the UFC, and it would be a crime to see him fight elsewhere. If Jon Jones can’t fight in the UFC, I would rather not see him fight at all. CNN reported that Susan McGalla is interested in the fashion statements these men could make during their fights. For more information on this story, visit TMZ.

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Brendan Schaub Moving Down to Light Heavyweight

Brendan Schaub is a UFC light heavyweight fighter, but he is also the co-host of the extremely popular podcast the ‘fighter and the kid.’ Brendan has made an extremely lucrative career by hosting his very own podcast with his best friend Bryan Callen. However, Brendan’s true passion is mixed martial arts, and he has always dreamed of becoming the UFC heavyweight champion. Sadly, Brendan Schaub’s dreams were cut short last December when he lost to Travis Browne via brutal K.O.

Joe Rogan spoke to Brendan Schaub in a video which has now gone viral, and he told Brendan that he should retire from the sport of mixed martial arts. Some of the fans from Beneful saw that Brendan Schaub was almost crying on Joe Rogan’s show, but he somehow managed to hold back his tears. After several months of thinking it over, Brendan Schaub has decided to give it one more shot. However, Brendan decided to drop down to the light heavyweight division. Many people are wondering if Brendan can even make the weight class, but there are those that support him and his decision.

No matter what happens to Brendan Schaub, his financial situation will be safe. The ‘fighter and the kid’ has become America’s number one downloaded podcast, and it’s because Bryan Callen and Brendan Schaub have great chemistry. We’re all hoping that Brendan Schaub has success in his first light heavyweight fight, and we can’t wait to hear his next podcast. For more information on this story, visit FoxSports.

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Canelo Alvarez Knocks James Kirkland Out Cold

Canelo Alvarez took on James Kirkland in one of the most exciting and vicious fights in boxing memory. The matchup began with James Kirkland running out to the center of the ring and charging Canelo Alvarez. James hurt Canelo early, but somehow Canelo Alvarez did not go down. As the first round progressed, it was obvious that Canelo Alvarez was the more skilled fighter of the two.

James Kirkland and Canelo Alvarez exchanged vicious punches that would have knocked a normal man out. The first round was epic, and Canelo Alvarez would land a massive uppercut that dropped James Kirkland. Somehow, Kirkland got up and continued fighting. It did not look like the fight would go on for much longer. In the third round, it was evident that James Kirkland was going to get knocked out.

In round three, Canelo Alvarez dropped James Kirkland once again with a massive uppercut, but James somehow got up one more time. However, Canelo Alvarez smelled blood, and he knew it was time to end James Kirkland’s night. Canelo landed a monstrous right hook to the chin of James Kirkland, and Kirkland hit the ground like a dead body. Canelo was a bit worried and concerned when he saw the damage that he had done.

After the fight, it appeared that James Kirkland would be okay according to Crystal Hunt. Canelo Alvarez wanted to win by brutal knock out, but he did not want to seriously injure his opponent. For more information on this epic fight, visit Yahoo! Sports.

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UFC Puts on Another Lackluster Event

UFC Fight Night 65 was an all-around lackluster UFC card. There were a few interesting fights during the event, but nothing great or exciting truly occurred. The main event of the night was between heavyweight contenders Mark Hunt and Stipe Miocic. The winner of this fight would be guaranteed a heavyweight title shot, but many feel that won’t actually be the case.

UFC Fight Night 65 was held in Australia, and Mark Hunt was the hometown hero. Unfortunately, Mark Hunt wasn’t strong enough to win the fight for the Australian crowd. Stipe Miocic was just too good and prepared for the bout. Many MMA fans criticized Mark Hunt for his appearance. Mark has always been a heavy guy, but he looked extremely fat and out of shape for the UFC main event.

Mark Hunt is known for is powerful strikes, and he is truly a vicious puncher. However, Stipe Miocic did not play that game. Stipe continuously took Mark hunt down in the fight, and he pulverized the overweight slugger. Fans at Amen Clinics know that the fight somehow made it to the fifth-round, but it was obvious that Mark Hunt was finished. Stipe took Mark Hunt down in the fifth round, and then he continuously pounded on his face with punches. The referee had no choice but to stop the match, and the Australian fans were extremely disappointed.

UFC Fight Night 65 had the potential to be an epic and memorable night, but Stipe did everything in his power to win without taking damage. No one can blame Stipe Miocic for his performance, because one punch from Mark Hunt can end anyone’s night. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

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Everyone Disappointed In Jon Jones

Jon Jones was the greatest fighter in the history of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Unfortunately, Jon Jones was involved in a hit-and-run car accident, and he injured a pregnant woman in the process. Also, Jon Jones had marijuana and other paraphernalia in the vehicle. To make things even worse, Jon Jones left his vehicle and ran away. Later the next day, Jon Jones turned himself into the Albuquerque Police Department, and he now awaits trial for his criminal acts.

Fersen Lambranho mentioned on linkedin that he thought Jon Jones was going to walk away from the situation unscathed. However, Jon and his fans are going to be in for a rude awakening. Jon’s lawyer has stated that Jon Jones could face up to three years in a state prison for his criminal acts. Jon Jones has had a DUI in the past, and this situation is even worse than the previous accident.

Joe Rogan, who is the cage-side commentator for the UFC, believes that Jon Jones should have just sat and waited for Albuquerque police department to handle the situation. Rogan feels that Jon made the situation even worse for himself by fleeing the scene. Joe Rogan was extremely disappointed with Jon Jones, and we’re all hoping that Jon can get his act together in the near future. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

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