On Saturday night, UFC lightweight Nate Diaz spent 25 minutes punching and getting punched by Conor McGregor. It was a brutal fight that left both men bloodied and hobbled—McGregor broke his foot while kicking Diaz’s right leg to pieces, and Diaz earned a face full of cuts and bruises—and so it’s no great surprise…
This weekend at UFC 202, Conor McGregor takes on Nate Diaz in a rematch of their first slobberknocker, which McGregor lost in dramatic fashion even though Diaz took the fight on extremely short notice. Last time, the lead-up was all McGregor. This time around, it couldn’t be any more different.
UFC 199 was stacked with moments that reminded me why I love MMA. Michael Bisping’s championship win. Dan Henderson’s age-defying comeback KO of Hector Lombard. The last ten seconds of Max Holloway vs Ricardo Lamas. Shame the UFC had to mar it by being a petty wreck of an organization.
It’s been a few days since UFC 197, but discussion rages on. Mainly, everyone’s talking about Jon Jones, who returned after a year of atonement for actual crimes, and Conor McGregor, who didn’t even fight at UFC 197. Flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is once again getting the shaft.
If you at all follow UFC goings-on (or even just follow someone on Twitter who accidentally watched a UFC card at a bar once), you’ve probably heard about the Biblical drama storm currently following Conor McGregor. This week McGregor “retired” from MMA over the UFC’s refusal to give him a slightly lighter promotional…
EA Sports UFC 2, a game I enjoyed quite a bit despite some issues, just got a big update. Additions include a couple new fighters, a few game mode updates, balance tweaks, and the most powerful attack in all of mixed martial arts history: the Stockton Slap.
EA Sports UFC 2 is a game that does its damnedest to imitate every element of the UFC broadcast experience (except for the weird part where it pretends commentator Mike Goldberg knows what he’s talking about). By and large, it works. It’s in the particulars that EA falters.
And so a last-minute idea results in one of the best Kotaku ‘Shop Contests ever, with so many excellent entries there was no way I could pick one for the top. So I picked three.
Apparently I wanted to see Pokken Tournament and UFC 2 mashed together so badly that I couldn’t stop with just one image. Perhaps you nice people can help.
Meet Brock “The Problem” Kucao, aka Spider “The Spider” Spider. He may not look like much with his neon wildman hairdo and 29 instances of the same tattoo, but he’s gonna win the crap out of the UFC featherweight title.
Conor McGregor is one of my favorite fighters. He lost in devastating fashion on Saturday night, and I couldn’t be happier.
Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is the UFC’s flyweight champion and arguably one of the greatest fighters on Earth. He blends speed and technique in ways that’ll make your eyes say, “huminahuminahwhaat?” Naturally, he wants to play video games for a living.
UFC fighters live-streaming on Twitch, this is a thing that happens now. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson is probably most successful, given his penchant for drunk dialing former opponents and talking shit to them live.
This weekend’s UFC fight has been four years in the making. Dominick Cruz pioneered a nigh-untouchable Matrix-like fighting style and dominated a whole division with it. Then he got injured. For years. While he was away, TJ Dillashaw claimed his belt with remarkably similar moves. Now, they’re finally gonna fight.
Ex-WWE superstar Phil “CM Punk” Brooks is no stranger to controversy. This time, it’s followed him into the realm of video games.
The UFC is not super kind to fighters. Don’t get me wrong: some champs and popular up-and-comers make decent bank, but they have little leverage. A few ugly losses, ill-advised words, or hell, a uniform violation can leave them jobless—or at least on the UFC’s shitlist. So it’s crazy to see a fighter making the UFC…
In 2015, seven UFC championship belts changed hands. Jon Jones pleaded guilty to a felony and fell from grace. Ronda Rousey got knocked into oblivion by Holly Holm. Deadspin reported that Vitor Belfort was allowed to compete despite suspicious testosterone levels. Reebok ruined everything. And yet, it’s been a damn…
Saturday night, one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history is finally happening. Conor McGregor, the organization’s current big hope for mainstream success, takes on Brazilian phenom Jose Aldo. McGregor—with his shit-talking antics and “movement” mumbo-jumbo—sure will be screwed if he loses, right? Wrong.