Archive for the ‘MMA’ Category

The Great Debate: Better Wrestling Style For MMA, Freestyle Or Greco?

It’s hard to believe that this is really a debate. The answer seems so clear. For those new to the wrestling world, to understand the debate about whether freestyle or Greco-Roman wrestling is better in MMA, you’ve got to understand the difference between these two styles of wrestling. In freestyle,...
September 2nd, 2014 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA, Wrestling | Read More

Cub Swanson Is Giving Back

Kevin “Cub” Swanson is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC today. He’s knocked out five of his last six opponents. He’s ranked #2 in the UFC featherweight rankings, which means that after Chad Mendes gets his shot at the title against José Aldo at UFC 176, Swanson should finally be...
September 1st, 2014 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

A Fan’s Privilege: Anderson Silva Returns Against Nick Diaz

What was once just a joke and a dream is now a reality. Anderson Silva will face Nick Diaz at UFC 183, Super Bowl weekend, on January 31, 2015. Dana White broke the news on ESPN’s SportsCenter and via Twitter. It’s a stylistic matchup that both fighters are sure to love and is the closest thing...
August 1st, 2014 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

Is Big-Knockout Boxing The Evolution Of The Fight Game?

It’s called Big-Knockout Boxing (BKB). Developed and owned by DIRECTV, this new company/sport has recently been sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. On August 16th, BKB will put on its biggest, and likely most expensive, card to date, featuring former boxing title challengers Gabriel...
July 21st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

UFC 175: The Story Of Legitimacy And Longevity

For champions Ronda Rousey and Chris Weidman, UFC 175 was about respect. Despite a pristine 9-0 record going into her fourth UFC title defense, Rousey continued to be plagued by critics and doubters — many of whom based their criticisms largely on her fight persona and antics on The Ultimate Fighter...
July 7th, 2014 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

Chael Sonnen Gets Caught Taking Steroids, Because Chael Sonnen is Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen has nine lives. He loses fights, loses court battles and gets suspended by The California State Athletic Commission, yet he is still one of the most popular and recognizable figures in MMA. Because of that, he was recently given a sweartheart deal: face Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 instead...
June 10th, 2014 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

Jon Jones: Still Chasing G.O.A.T Status

Jon jones only knows how to win. As of UFC 172 this past Saturday, there’s still no one in the light heavyweight division to teach him how to lose. At UFC 172, for the 20th time in his career, Bones Jones had his hand raised in victory. It was only the fifth time in his short career that the fight...
April 28th, 2014 | Columns, Fight Like Sugar, MMA, Sports | Read More

Starting Lineups: Ronda Rousey Thinks She Could Beat Floyd Mayweather

Ronda Rousey has quickly become not only the voice of women’s MMA, but a substantial voice in MMA in general. She’s not shy in using it, either. On Wednesday, Rousey dropped in to a radio interview on Power 106 FM and was asked if she could beat Floyd Mayweather inside the Octagon. She said...
March 6th, 2014 | MMA, No Class Friday | Read More

Daniel Cormier’s Quick Debut And Sweet Revenge

“I made him cry. I broke him every time we wrestled, and on Saturday night I’m going to break him again.” That’s what the recent barista and former All-American wrestler Pat Cummins promised the world on every microphone and TV camera put in front of him as of 10 days ago. The one-time...
February 24th, 2014 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

Fight Like Sugar Goes 12 Rounds On His T-Shirt Line, Sugar Ray Robinson And The Best Round Ever

Round 1: Everyone has a passion in life, and when you get to know people in this world it doesn’t take much time to figure out what those passions are. Simply put, Paul Navarro knows his shit. When it comes to the fight game, that being of the boxing or the mixed martial arts variety, the man...
February 21st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, H1gher Learning, MMA | Read More

Daniel Cormier Vs. Rashad Evans: A Sweet Introduction To The Light Heavyweights

In a little over a month, UFC heavyweight standout, Daniel Cormier, will step into the cage for the first time as a light heavyweight. There to introduce him to the division will be Sugar Rashad Evans, who’s riding a two-fight win streak. In this clash of wrestlers, it should come as no surprise that...
January 21st, 2014 | Columns, Fight Like Sugar, MMA, Sports | Read More

UFC 168: The Shock Of Defeat And The Gall Of Victory

It’s difficult to remember almost anything that occurred at UFC 168 before the shin-shattering moment where MMA fans around the world witnessed the end of Anderson Silva’s career. UFC 168 offered several memorable moments leading up to the main event, but they’re hard to recall and certainly...
December 30th, 2013 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

MMA’s Wrestling Elite

There are strict hierarchies in wrestling. Young boys get their start in the Bantam class and work their way up to a varsity high school team. Then they go on to the starting lineup of a college squad, working to earn All-American status and maybe even a hallowed NCAA championship (or two). Along the...
October 28th, 2013 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA, Oympics, Wrestling | Read More

All Hail the King: Cain Velasquez

From the nosebleeds seats of the Toyota Center in Houston, the main event of UFC 166 probably looked like a replay of the second Cain Velasquez v. Junior Dos Santos fight.  If you paid close attention, however, you probably noticed some subtle differences—the most notable being Dos Santos’ improved...
October 21st, 2013 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

Disputed Kingdom: The Victory of Jon Jones at UFC 165

UFC 165 marked the end of Tito Ortiz’s record of five successful light heavyweight title defenses—but only in name. Jon Jones limped out the Octagon with the help of two corner men with the title, but without the aura of invincibility he came into the fight with. Almost no one gave the Swedish-born...
September 23rd, 2013 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

UFC 164: Benson Henderson Falls To Anthony Pettis And Showtime Rises Again

After UFC 164, there’s a new UFC Lightweight champion, and his name is Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. Three years ago he took Benson “Smooth” Henderson’s WEC title in the waning seconds of a five-round fight with the now infamous “Showtime kick” that looked like a ninja...
September 2nd, 2013 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

Wrestling: The Great Equalizer To Every MMA Match

Mixed martial arts has come a long way since the Gracie family brought the Ultimate Fighting Championship to the United States in 1993. In the past 10 years alone the sport has undergone drastic changes, not just in the rules that make up the sport, but in the fighting styles that combatants bring into...
August 5th, 2013 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

Podcast: Dwight Is H-Town Bound, Floyd Mayweather Is A Soothsayer And Fans Gotta Chill

On the latest edition of The UC Show, the three amigos are back at it discussing the biggest move of the NBA off-season: Dwight Howard heading to Houston to join forces with The Beard and the Rockets. We’re not sure if this is a match made in heaven or hell, but we do know that Howard has a plethora...
July 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Football, MMA, The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

Rest In Peace To Jim Kelly, The Coolest Karate Man Ever (1946 – 2013)

I can remember one of the OG’s who used to hang around my family at different social functions who would get excited when my mom would pick me up from my Tae Kwon Do dojo sessions and bring me out while still wearing my gi. Immediately, he would scream out to all that could hear, “Jim Kelly...
June 30th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, MMA | Read More

4 Things Boxing Can Learn From The UFC

This is not a story about the death of boxing. Those reports are woefully exaggerated and usually the result of poor context. Even still, when it comes to marketing, presentation and having the pulse of sports fans, the UFC has a lot it can teach the sweet science. Why? There’s a lot of reasons....
June 19th, 2013 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, Lists, MMA | Read More