UFC needs Georges St. Pierre, not vice versa

The absurd pressure on Georges St. Pierre to come back to the Octagon¬†tout suite¬†and defend his title against Johny Hendricks one more time sounds like the act of a desperate Ultimate Fighting Championship. The overwhelming consensus is that GSP should have lost Saturday’s fight to Hendricks by every measure except two of the three judges’Continue reading “UFC needs Georges St. Pierre, not vice versa”

UFC 126 on three days’ reflection

What we learned and what happens next after UFC 126: – Former WEC fighters looked great. Chad Mendes and Demetrious Johnson plowed through Japanese stars Michihiro Omigawa and Kid Yamamoto. Donald Cerrone’s maturation process continued in a clinical but thrilling win against Paul Kelly. Miguel Torres left Antonio Banuelos punching at shadows. – Jon JonesContinue reading “UFC 126 on three days’ reflection”

‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Season 12 semis: Everything Zen

We start with GSP telling Kyle Watson and Jonathan Brookins not to expect their coach to take sides. Time to be selfish, GSP says. You’re really on your own. On Team Koscheck, they’re also on their own but not so happy about it. After a meandering training session, the fighters are tired of hearing fromContinue reading “‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Season 12 semis: Everything Zen”

‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ Season 12, Episode 10: Kos keeps talking

Should we really root for Michael Johnson over Alex Caceres? No doubt Caceres has had his annoying moments, but after seeing Johnson flip out over a pretty harmless kitchen-sink prank and falsely blame Caceres, the sympathy meter might flip toward Bruce Leeroy a bit. Kyle Watson, probably the most polished of the four quarterfinalists we’llContinue reading “‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ Season 12, Episode 10: Kos keeps talking”

‘The Ultimate Fighter,” Season 12, Episode 9: 1-1

After a brief glimpse at the house in which Sevak asks fellow Armenian Sako (“Psycho”) to avenge his loss to Jonathan Brookins, we go to the gym, where Georges St. Pierre tells his team they’re scaling back training. No hard-core sparring. No exhaustion. He wants to work on their tactics and keep them fresh andContinue reading “‘The Ultimate Fighter,” Season 12, Episode 9: 1-1″

‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ Season 12, Episode 8: It’s a trap!

We open with a training session for Georges St. Pierre’s team, which seems a little deflated by the fact that Dane Sayers won’t be in the wild-card fight. Dana White defends the decision, saying Marc Stevens is the better fighter and the obvious pick. This despite his lightning-fast loss to Cody McKenzie through a colossalContinue reading “‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ Season 12, Episode 8: It’s a trap!”

‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ Season 12, Episode 7: Kos gets a break, or three

[poll id=”4″]Dane Sayers, the last draft pick, reminds us that he’s part Native American. GSP and his fellow coaches have embraced his desire to show some Native American pride. GSP often calls him “Red Horse,” which Sayers says is his Indian name. Jean Charles Skarbowsky says Sayers is the real American, not Koscheck. “Koscheck didn’tContinue reading “‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ Season 12, Episode 7: Kos gets a break, or three”

‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ Season 12, Episode 6: Choke! Choke!

Tonight, we’ll learn the rest of the opening-round matchups. We have two fights, which will leave just two guys remaining to face off next week. But before we get to that, we have to watch Team Koscheck acting like a bunch of NFL wide receivers dancing after that fourth-quarter TD pass with their team downContinue reading “‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ Season 12, Episode 6: Choke! Choke!”

‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ Season 12, Episode 5: Nam better

Josh Koscheck’s team has lost three fights, so he’s serious now. He brings in American Kickboxing Academy teammate Jon Fitch. Then he makes reference to his team’s lack of balls. Foreshadowing the Axe ad later in the broadcast? Back at the house, Michael Johnson is doing laundry. Alex Caceres confesses that he put bleach inContinue reading “‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ Season 12, Episode 5: Nam better”

‘The Ultimate Fighter’: Season 12, Episode 4: Maturity rocks

The questions heading into tonight’s episode: 1. Will the latest Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres housecapades include anything we haven’t already seen in the preview? 2. With Caceres and Michael Johnson winning but not looking dominant, who’s the favorite? 3. Will Josh Koscheck give up on trying to prank Georges St. Pierre by himself and turnContinue reading “‘The Ultimate Fighter’: Season 12, Episode 4: Maturity rocks”