On Saturday, September 7th, the UFC crowned its first Interim Lightweight Champion. Since his big win at T-Mobile Arena, fans and media alike have been debating what Tony Ferguson’s win means to the Lightweight division, and the UFC as a whole. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is no longer a strict meritocracy. An interim title used
August 26th is a day that MMA fans are uniformly looking forward to. Some have bought in hard. Others will tune in only for the spectacle. But, across the board, all MMA fans will be happy when Mayweather/McGregor happens because afterwards an entire UFC division can begin to move again. Even the most sour, cynical
Producer Kelee scored some tickets, and the MMA DnA podcast and Spinning Back Fist crew went for an outing to the Budweiser Stage at Ontario Place, as a raucous 17,000 strong crowd came out in force to (mostly) support Conor McGregor. After the madness had calmed, and the crowd began to slowly disperse, we stopped
The sheer amount of madness that occurred in Toronto was something to behold, as a strong contingent of McGregor fans turned the Budweiser Stage into something more on the level of a soccer game than a pre-fight press conference.
Spinning Back Fist was on the scene at the Budweiser Stage at Ontario Place as some 17,000 fans gathered for the Mayweather/McGregor press conference/extravaganza. We talked to some fans after the spectacle to get their thoughts.
With the May/Mac world tour officially underway, little attention is being paid to the world of MMA and that trend is more than likely going to continue. UFC 213, last Saturday, received little to no buzz and the only redemptive events to come out of the MMA world in the past week were Justin Gaethje
There is nothing that makes you want something more than hearing you cannot have it. For over a year, the MMA media has said again-and-again that a crossover fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would never happen – after all, even Dana White said it. They pointed out it took 6 years to make
Few athletes have ever suffered a setback quite as monumental as Jose Aldo. Everything about his loss at UFC 194 was spectacular; the knockout, the duration, the opponent, the stage, all contributed to what can only be called a disastrous showing. Rarely do we see fighters return to form after losses like these, but