End of year

We are living through some very strange times: Everton’s in 3rd place, Arsenal is 15th. People are calling for Lampard’s firing – and should we light a candle for Rhian Brewster? One day he was riding high with the champs, the next he’s missing a penalty kick and being sent out of town to Sheffield….

Fight Night at the Apex

First, I would like to thank Dana White for all this speculative material. All I can think about is who is leaving the organization next. So who’s next? We might get a bit of clarity this weekend at The Apex. Let’s make some picks: Pettis vs Morono – Pettis is on his last fight with…

UFC 256 debrief

Fun stuff. Seems it’s not just us fans worried about who’s getting cut. Fighters seem rattled as well. Cub won his fight and got a bit emotional afterwards. He has 3 kids to feed. Oh Jacare. He lost in a bad way to Kevin Holland. Got KO’d from the bottom Niko-style. Wow. JDS lost in…

UFC 256

UFC 256 is a great card of fights. It’s a great card despite the lingering idea that some of these guys might get cut. Prelims on now. Question: Why do people get very publicly engaged, but never get married? What’s that about? Anyway, my picks: Cub Swanson vs Daniel Pineda – Cub is on the…

MMA News

Lots of news in MMA world. Let’s start with the big one: Dana White says he plans to cut 60 fighters from the UFC roster. This week, fans learned that Yoel Romero and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson received their walking papers and some are shook. I’m not. If you don’t want to give 100% in the…

Fight Day vs Fight Night?

I think I prefer these early fights, but today the powers-that-be were messing with us. Manchester United, Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC were on at the same time as the fights. But we endured during this difficult time. Liverpool won their match, while United vs Chelsea was a bit boring. Then it ended in a…

Shocking

Last night’s co-main and main event were shocking. For months I’ve been telling everyone that Robbie Lawler is no longer the fighter he used to be. For months! Woodley took his belt; Askren grabbed what was left of his soul. If we’re lucky, this ridiculous fight with Magny will convince those in his inner circle…

Still in the Game

I watched tonight’s Fight Night to see Frankie Edgar. Frankie, the former lightweight champ, former featherweight title contender, has dropped to bantamweight. As of right now (Round 3, 35 seconds remaining), Frankie’s looking pretty good. Looking strong, looking sharp, not depleted. To be fair, he is a small guy – maybe this is the right…

Lost Interest

Once Manchester United lost in the Europa League, I realized I don’t care about the Europa League. Rashford, Greenwood and Martial need to prepare for the upcoming season anyway. PSG (Neymar and Mbappe) are still in the Champions League. So is Lyon (Memphis). If these teams get knocked out, I might find that I won’t…