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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Unsurprisingly, Mayweather / Tenshin Isn’t Happening

To the surprise of absolutely no one with half-an-ounce of common sense, the recently announced fight between Floyd Mayweather and Tenshin Nakusawa is not going to happen. The first hint should have been the fact that the rule set the bout would take place under — along with any other details — were unknown at […]

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Senators 7, New Jersey 3

I took my dad to the first of the two hockey games we go to each year and had a great time. For the past 3-4 years, we had a streak of always attending nail-biting games that would get tied in the final minutes of the game, and then see Ottawa get quickly dispatched in […]

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Rizin Shenanigans

I have no idea what will actually come from this — and neither does anyone else, even the people orchestrating it — but apparently Floyd Mayweather is going to fight Japanese kickboxing superstar Tenshin Nakusawa on New Year’s Eve. The rule set for the bout is unknown, and the same goes for any other detail […]

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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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