Khabib and McGregor: suspended!!

It’s official, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has officially suspended the two idiots, ahem, I mean combatants from the main event of UFC 229 because of that WWE-worthy brawl that ensued when Khabib left the ring. What a farce. Maybe Dana White should suspend these two permanently from the UFC, because what went down on…

Khabib vs McGregor is on!! Most anticipated UFC fight ever

This is it! The champion Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on No. 1 Conor McGregor for the UFC lightweight title tonight at UFC 229 in Las Vegas! This should be something else, simply because McGregor is involved and he’s a wild man. The pay-per-view is on right now as we speak, but the cheapskates out there who…

Now, belated thoughts on the UFC deal with ESPN

I had planned to spout off on this topic earlier, but now that I feel up to it, I will post about the UFC’s $1.5 billion TV deal with ESPN. From what I can tell, it looks to me like this is partly motivated by incumbent rightsholder FOX acquiring rights to the WWE. So ESPN…

The last word on the Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view fiasco

As you know, I had a great time watching the Mayweather-McGregor fight last week. Unfortunately, a lot of people didn’t. Issues plagued the pay-per-view, with many at home unable to watch the fight card even though they had paid for it. The UFC had the most issues, with a lot of people unable to access UFC.TV…

It’s on! Thoughts on Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor 

August 26 has been set as the date for boxing’s next Superfight! It is indeed Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor, in Las Vegas. But I dunno if boxing fans are all that impressed. I notice a lot of them on social media have flat-out blasted this fight. They used words such as “joke,” “farce“,…

The news today is the UFC is coming to Edmonton, Sept. 9!

Well, the big announcement was made today. After years of rumors and waiting, the UFC has announced it is finally having a show in Edmonton! It is UFC 216, happening Sept. 9 at Rogers Place.  This pay-per-view is the first event under the UFC banner in Edmonton, although it should be noted there was a…

UFC on FOX 21 is on in Vancouver!!

That is right, folks, the UFC is back in Canada! Tonight’s UFC On FOX 21 event is on tonight at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, headlined by the Demian Maia-Carlos Condit welterweight fight.   Still, it doesn’t sound like the locals are all that excited. (Update: they weren’t! Attendance was 10,533.)

It’s official: UFC sold for a whopping $4 billion!!!

So, on this otherwise slow sports news day, we have huge news. The UFC has been SOLD to WME-IMG, Silver Lake Partners, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and MSD Capital for a staggering $4 billion dollars! Dana White stays on as President.  This deal had been rumored for weeks, even though White was denying it. I’m not…

UFC Fight Night 74 was bizarre, to say the least

   Well, I caved. At literally the very last minute, I shelled out the money to go to UFC Fight Night 74, and I’m glad I did. I decided that it would be hypocritical of me to continue to call myself a fight fan if I didn’t attend this UFC event live when I had…

Press conference today for UFC Fight Night 74 in Saskatoon!

  Today was the UFC’s big press conference at SaskTel Centre about their upcoming UFC Fight Night 74 in Saskatoon on August 23.  Some more details emerged about the fight card, which also now includes Rick Story versus Erick Silva as a co-main event to the Max Holloway versus Charles Oliviera card. Patrick Cote takes…

It’s happening! UFC Fight Night in Saskatoon August 23!

  The much-rumored Saskatchewan UFC fight card has indeed been confirmed for August 23! SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon will host UFC Fight Night 74, headlined by featherweights Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira.  The wiseguys out there will probably go “who the heck are they?” Well, what do you expect? This is a Fight Night, folks,…

Saskatchewan finally gets a fight commission, now will it get the UFC?

 The news from the other day is that the Saskatchewan government is finally legislating an athletics commission, with the commission expected to be up and running and able to accept applications by April. Rumors have been rampant for months about Saskatchewan as a possible locale for a UFC event, most likely at SaskTel Centre in…

UFC 183’s main event fighters both flunk their drug tests

Well, so much for UFC 183. Turns out the Main Event tested positive for drugs. Anderson Silva tests positive for steroids. Nick Diaz tests positive for marijuana. And the reputation of that whole sport is once again right back on the canvas. It is too bad that the UFC is getting such a bad rap…

GSP TAKES A STEP BACK

Georges St-Pierre is taking a break. He announced that news today and as a result he is relinquishing his welterweight title. This news is not all that surprising given his comments following the last fight, in which he mused publicly about his future. Dana White spoke about it and said GSP made the right decision. That’s…

FOX SPORTS 1 LAUNCHES ON A BUSY WEEKEND FOR SPORTS FANS

Well, the momentous occasion has finally arrived: the launch happens for Fox Sports 1 tomorrow as they begin their quest to take down ESPN. No doubt, they should benefit by attracting plenty of broadcasting talent who might be repelled by the thought of living in dull and boring Bristol, Connecticut. On board are such famed and heavily-promoted sportscasters as…

THOUGHTS ON THIS WEEKEND’S ANDERSON SILVA UFC 162 SHOCK DEFEAT

Speaking of upsets it was a huge shock to the MMA world this weekend when UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva lost in a second-round KO to Chris Weidman in Las Vegas. I didn’t see the fight (being cheap, etc.), but I understand it really was the comeuppance for the showboating Silva, who has this bad…

UFC 161 TONIGHT IN WINNIPEG. WHEN THE #$%& IS SASK. GOING TO GET THE UFC??!!

Just want to let you know people in Saskatchewan are very happy Winnipeg is hosting UFC 161 tonight at MTS Centre — but we’re also a little annoyed. Why them, and why not us? People here in Saskatchewan want to get the ball rolling to bring a UFC event to Saskatchewan as soon as possible, especially since we have venues here…

THE UFC NEEDS TO COME TO SASKATCHEWAN

With UFC 158 in the books in Montreal and with Winnipeg next to host a UFC event, folks in Saskatchewan are salivating about one day hosting the UFC, too. Read a story where the UFC’s Canadian director of operations Tom Wright talked openly about bringing the UFC to Saskatchewan and possibly hosting an event here. His comments have understandably…

UFC AND F1 TONIGHT

It really is a big night for sports. Tonight is UFC 158 in Montreal featuring Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz for the UFC welterweight title. Sportsnet and Fox Sports have the live coverage.  Also, later tonight the Formula 1 season goes ahead in Australia with the Australian Grand Prix, and being a big F1 fan I…

EVEN DANA WHITE ADMITS UFC 149 SUCKED

Lucky for me, I did not bother to plunk down good money on this lousy UFC 149 fight night in Calgary. I gotta say, though — I respect Dana White for going up there and telling it like it is with respect to this fight card at the post-fight press conference. He went up there and…

UFC 149 IN CALGARY PROVING TO BE QUITE RAVAGED BY INJURY

This is a big sports weekend for our neighbours in frozen Alberta. Edmonton will be host once again to Indycar with the Edmonton Indy. Sadly, the event goes this year without Danica Patrick, who’s left for NASCAR — nor, tragically, Dan Wheldon.   Not to be outdone, folks down in Calgary have a big event of their…