INTERVIEW: “Felony” Charles Bennett talks Wanderlei Silva, going to jail, nicknames and Island Fights

Before there was ever a “Florida Man,” there was Charles Bennett. Among the most athletically gifted fighters to grace MMA in its history, Bennett, despite a mediocre professional record, remains one of the most dangerous competitors in the lower weight divisions. A veteran of PRIDE Fighting Championships, King of the Cage, EliteXC, ShowXC, CFA and, more recently, Rizin Fighting, Bennett’s almost […]

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The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Four: Featherweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. As you may have guessed at this point, but for one backstep two weeks ago, we’re ascending the UFC’s current nine titled […]

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The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Two: Bantamweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. In the series’ first installment, we covered the women’s bantamweight division. This week, we’ll be examining the greatest fight in the male […]

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The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part One: Women’s Bantamweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. We’ll start off modestly in the organization’s youngest weight class, the women’s bantamweight division, and work our way up. Event: UFC 157: Rousey vs. […]

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UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw – Preview, Odds and Predictions for the Main Card

UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw Saturday, May 24, 2014 | Las Vegas, NV Pay-Per-View Main Card: 10 p.m./7p.m. ET/PT Fox Sports 1 Prelims: 8 p.m./3:30 p.m. ET/PT Fight Pass Early Prelims: 6:30 p.m./3:30 p.m. ET/PT The Ultimate Fighting Championship is returning to their home city of Las Vegas, NV this weekend with UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw. As the only […]

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UFC Roundup: Analyzing Every Title Challenger (Part 2)

Alright folks, it’s been exactly one week since I began opining on the state of the UFC and its title pictures. In the first installment, we examined the women’s bantamweight division and the men’s flyweight and bantamweight categories and, suffice it to say, things looked outright grim for each class’ respective next title hopefuls, with no challenger exceeding a 15-percent likelihood […]

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UFC Roundup: Analyzing Every Title Challenger (Part 1)

It’s amazing how much things have changed in less than a year. Chris Weidman is now the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion after beating Anderson “The Spider” Silva not once, but twice. Renan Barao shed the “interim” modifier and became the undisputed champion when yet another injury prevented Dominick Cruz from returning for their unification bout. Johny Hendricks became the new welterweight champion […]

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