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11 results for "fight of the year"

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  1. Lesnar's rank secured; Leben hits a double

    Jake Rossen

    Calling a bout between two super heavyweights fight-of-the-year material used to be the setup to a punch line. Being big and athletic meant heading for the NFL; never moving past varsity football and lacking self-preservation meant a stint in Japan o...

    Blog | July 04, 2010
  2. MMA: UFC 116 postmortem

    Jake Rossen

    Calling a bout between two super heavyweights fight-of-the-year material used to be the setup to a punch line. Being big and athletic meant heading for the NFL; never moving past varsity football and lacking self-preservation meant a stint in Japan o...

    Blog | Conversation | July 04, 2010
  3. Ultimate Chaos orders Atencio some high marks

    Jake Rossen

    Dave Mandel/Sherdog Bobby Lashley's one-round drubbing of Bob Sapp wasn't exactly fight of the year material.Full disclosure: Without going into details, I was unable to soak up the televised atmosphere of Saturday's "Ultimate Chaos" card. The ...

    Blog | June 28, 2009
  4. The kick heard 'round the world

    Jake Rossen

    I have a distinct memory of the first time my jaw went slack watching a mixed martial arts fight. I was 16, give or take a year, and a trip to the video store -- which has long since been paved over -- had netted a desperation rental of UFC 2. I do n...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  5. The kick heard 'round the world

    Jake Rossen

    I have a distinct memory of the first time my jaw went slack watching a mixed martial arts fight. I was 16, give or take a year, and a trip to the video store -- which has long since been paved over -- had netted a desperation rental of UFC 2. I do n...

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  6. Making the case for TUF 13 coaches

    Jake Rossen

    There's no better direct-delivery system to popularize fighters (or fights) than coaching slots on Spike's 5-year-old "Ultimate Fighter" franchise. With 12 hours and three months of basic-cable promotion, it beats HBO's "24/7" series in volume alone....

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2010
  7. Kazushi Sakuraba plows forward

    Jake Rossen

    One day, the most prized commodity in the study of cerebral trauma in mixed martial arts may be the lumped-up brain of Kazushi Sakuraba, the 14-year veteran of Japan's masochistic fight scene who seems to have little interest in aging gracefully and ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2010
  8. Strikeforce postmortem: The fall of Fedor

    Jake Rossen

    Added to Fedor Emelianenko's considerable accomplishments during a 10-year MMA career: breaking the Internet.Emelianenko, 33 and with a 32-1 record heading into Saturday's fight with Fabricio Werdum, has spent the past three years as one of...

    Blog | June 27, 2010
  9. MMA: Strikeforce postmortem: The fall of Fedor Emelianenko

    Jake Rossen

    Added to Fedor Emelianenko's considerable accomplishments during a 10-year MMA career: breaking the Internet. Emelianenko, 33 and with a 32-1 record heading into Saturday's fight with Fabricio Werdum, has spent the past three years as one of the spo...

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2010
  10. Contract hits: Roger Huerta, Rich Franklin

    Jake Rossen

    Per Sherdog's Loretta Hunt: Lightweight Roger Huerta is in the queue for Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 19 in Oklahoma City on Sept. 16. Huerta has been largely out of the public eye since turning down a contract earlier this year in order to pursue...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2009
  11. Nine things MMA fans want to see in '09

    Jake Rossen

    What do you give the MMA fan that already gets every fight he or she dreams of? How about a shake-up to the "Ultimate Fighter" format? Or bringing Fedor Emelianenko to the Octagon? Sherdog lists nine hoped-for events in the new year.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2009