The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

Chuck -vs- Tito 3 Black Friday Sale

As a sign that ticket sales and advance pay-per-view buys must be doing great business, FITE.TV is running a Black Friday promotion where Chuck -vs- Tito 3 will be available at 50% for a very limited window of time. Here are the details: The deal goes live with the start of Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 Weigh-In […]

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Yair Rodriguez -vs- Korean Zombie

As much as I am growing to hate the 6-fight main cards the UFC is frequently running, I was okay with the fact that I was awake until 1am EST this time out. Yair Rodriguez pulled off an absurd comeback at the last second, likely clinching Knock Out Of The Year honours, as well as […]

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UFC 230

I actually had somewhat low expectations for the event, but the undercard proved quite entertaining — even if it started off with an abysmal heavyweight bout. By the time the pay-per-view rolled around, I was all-in. Israel Adesanya lived up to the hype and demolished Derek Brunson in short order. The second fight was a […]

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Eddie Alvarez Signs With ONE FC

After fighting out his newest UFC contract, Eddie Alvarez has announced that he has signed with Singapore-based MMA promotion ONE FC. It’s a bit of a surprise to see the former lightweight champion leaving the UFC, but not a huge one — I’m sure ONE threw a lot of money his way to get him […]

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Bellator 208

I was able to catch the entirety of Bellator 208, and it was pretty entertaining. The main event went about as one would expect, and yet somehow there is a small — but annoyingly vocal — number of fans claiming the fight was fixed. I find it utterly baffling that anyone would feel a need to […]

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Quiet Weekend

Without any UFC events on, and my draft rescheduled. I ended up with the option to catch Bellator’s 2 back-to-back MMA cards this week. I ended up being way too tired to stay awake through the first event, passing out during the fight between Lorenz Larkin and Ion Pascu. I’ll have to go back and […]

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Holy Shit, UFC 229

I expected a spectacle, but we got a hell of a lot more than anyone could have asked for. I haven’t written anything about the post-fight brawl that Khabib and his crew instigated, but I was able to get my usual posts done for the event. Post-Fight Thoughts: Conor -vs- Khabib Fight Notes Pre-Fight Thoughts: […]

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Bellator 206

Last night, I signed up for DAZN (which is, lamentably, pronounced ‘Da Zone’) so that I could catch the main card of Bellator 206. I thought the event was pretty good, although the show pacing made the UFC’s offerings on FOX feel speedy and concise — dragging the show on long enough that UK viewers got […]

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Jon Jones Can Fight This Year

Aside from a comically embarrassing appearance in front of the California State Athletic Commission, we haven’t seen any developments in Jon Jones’ arbitration with USADA. He failed a drug test that was administered on July 28th, one day before UFC 214, and as a result had his title stripped and his KO win over Daniel Cormier […]

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Johny Hendricks Is Fighting Again

After announcing his retirement from MMA back in June of this year, Johny Hendricks has announced that he will be competing in the upcoming debut show for World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation. Hendricks faces Bellator veteran Brennan Ward — who just recently ‘retired’ from MMA — on November 9th, in a bout contested at 185 […]

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