The Shack Blog

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UFC 236 Looks … Okay

Not that it’s going to prevent me from watching it, but the line-up for this weekend’s UFC 236 fight card is pretty dubious. Outside of the main and co-main event fights, there’s not a whole lot of match-ups that I am actively looking forward to. There’s Jouban / Grant, Turner / Frevola, Reis / Pantoja […]

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Fan Charged After Charging Into Ring At Wrestlemania

Definitely a weird story here; last night, some lunatic fan decided it would be a good idea to charge into the ring while Bret “The Hitman” Hart was giving a speech. The fan seemed to be trying to attack Hart, but ended up failing in that effort and got a thorough beatdown from various WWE […]

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Another Uneven Night Of Fights

While it still managed to end on time, it sure didn’t look like that would be the case. In fact, it would not have been without Justin Gaethje’s prompt destruction of Edson Barboza in the first round. UFC On ESPN 2 marks yet another UFC event where the majority of the fight card was either […]

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Conor McGregor Retires Amid Legal Woes

Early this morning, Conor McGregor issued a brief statement in which he proclaimed his retirement from mixed martial arts. Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today. I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on […]

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Another Mediocre Fight Night

This marks 2 weeks in a row where we’ve had what ended up being a pretty dreary UFC event that was saved, at the very last minute, but the outcome of the main event. In this case, Anthony Pettis showed he still has some gas left in the tank as he starched Stephen Thompson after […]

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TJ Dillashaw Suspended By NYSAC And USADA

Former flyweight title challenger and bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw, released a statement today, revealing that he has been suspended for 1 year by both USADA and the New York State Athletic Commission. The suspension is due to an “adverse finding” on a test administered for his bout with Henry Cejudo, but no other details have […]

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UFC Moves All US Pay-Per-Views To ESPN+

This came out of nowhere, but it’s actually very big news. The UFC announced that US customers will have to purchase the company’s pay-per-view events exclusively through ESPN+. Customers outside of the United States — which includes me, a Canadian — will see no change to the current ordering process. This is good for me, […]

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Good Fights Today

Man, the ESPN era of the UFC is starting off on the right foot. So far, we’ve had mostly hits in terms of events, good pacing on the broadcasts, and today’s midday show — emanating from London, England — was both fun and over by 7:10pm EST. I could not ask for much more! I […]

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UFC 235

This was certainly a big improvement over the last pay-per-view, UFC 234, but I still felt a little underwhelmed after the show was over. I’d give the show, as a whole, the grade of “strong B.” The co-main was a one-sided drubbing that still managed to be unexciting; the main event was decent, but after […]

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Arnold Classic

In addition to its annual namesake bodybuilding competition, the Arnold Classic is also host to the Arnold Strongman competition, and it’s something I’ve enjoyed matched for the past few years. Both events are split over 2 days, and I’m curious to see the results of both. At the end of the first day, Hafthor Bjornsson […]

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