Rise of UFC

This video offers an interesting perspective on the rise of UFC as a business. Lorenzo Fertitta is the CEO of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and he and his brother Frank along with their friend Dana White bought the once failing brand for just $2 million. Fertitta explains how he and his team turned the business around and created the amazing UFC brand.

Kimbo Slice dies at age 42

Kimbo Slice was a legend with his street fighting videos, but now the MMA star is dead at the age of 42. It will be interesting to see if an autopsy is done here and what caused his early death. RIP.

Dana White addresses possible Mayweather-McGregor fight

Will Conor McGregor ever fight Floyd Mayweather? Dana White explains in the interview above that this will only happen if Mayweather goes through him.

Anderson Silva Returns But Questions Remain

Anderson Silva made his return on Saturday night defeating Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 183. It was ‘The Spider’s’ first fight since his gruesome 2013 leg injury incurred in a loss to Chris Weidman. Silva broke his left fibula and tibia but a less refined diagnosis was ‘he broke his leg in half’. There was speculation that Silva would retire from the sport—and many fans, media and fighters thought that was the smart move. But after surgery and a long recovery there he was this past weekend inside the UFC octagon. For those who missed betting on UFC, stay tuned for UFC 184.

So now what? Silva left as many questions as answers in his UFC 183 performance. He left as many questions as answers in the wake of the bout. The fight was much closer than the unanimous decision win would suggest. Silva fanboys (including, sadly, much of the MMA media) would chortle that the ‘Spider is back’ and demand an immediate middleweight championship rematch with Weidman. Anti-hero Diaz’s surprisingly large legion of fans screamed ‘robbery’. More objective observers saw a close, tactical and tough to judge matchup.

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Betting on UFC 181: Johny Hendricks v Robbie Lawler

Everyone who follows the UFC is excited about the second meeting between Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks, which will take place in December. However from a UFC betting perspective, this is actually a pretty hard one to call, as there are factors that render it unusual. For starters few are used to evaluating Lawler as a challenger, as he has been defeated once in the last 18 months, with his only loss coming when Hendricks took him down at UFC 171 in February 2013. His record stands at 24-10-0, but he will seriously have to be at the top of his game to defeat the Bigg Rigg.

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