TUF20-FOX13 Fightnomics Video & Radio Links

  As far as double header weekends go for the UFC, this one might be the best yet. One of the most entertaining seasons of The Ultimate Fighter will come to a head with the crowning of the first ever Women’s Strawweight champion on Friday night, follow up a mere 12 hours later with the beginning of the UFC on FOX 13 card in Phoenix. Some fun facts? - The TUF20 Finale will feature 16 female competitors on a UFC card, which is 10 more than the prior record of 6 women at the TUF18 Finale. - The TUF20 Finale will also feature a small cage, and therefore it will be the first Title fight...

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ESPN MMA Live Recap of Edgar-Swanson

  We got the MMA Live crew on ESPN together to recap the Frankie Edgar versus Cub Swanson matchup from UFC Fight Night 57 in Austin Texas. Edgar’s big win may have opened the door for Conor McGregor to leap into title contention, but the fight was also an important reminder of what makes Edgar so good. Brett Okamoto plays fantasy matchmaker, and I share plenty of noteworthy stats from the night, and on Frankie Edgar’s career. Watch the 5-minute video here:    Find out more about MMA statistics, “Fightnomics” the book is now available on Amazon! Follow...

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Video Links: ESPN MMA Live and Robin Black on Fight Network

No rest for the weary. There’s one more fight card before the Thanksgiving break, and then the UFC will unleash hell in December with four rapid fire and stacked events leading up to the year end finale on January 3rd at UFC 182. But first, let’s recap the crazy main event at UFC 180. We discussed the aftermath on ESPN MMA Live here.     Now for a quick ESPN MMA Live preview of the Edgar-Swanson main event from down in Texas.   And lastly, Robin Black from the Fight Network does another one of his detailed fighter breakdowns, this time focusing on Frankie Edgar. He went down...

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ESPN and Fight Network Previews of UFC 180

  I joined Brett Okamoto and Todd Grisham on MMA Live on ESPN to discuss the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship matchup this weekend. Here’s are some stats that we discuss in the breakdown:   How’s my product placement in the video? Should I move the books to the left out of the glare? Watch the video here or by clicking the image:   I also joined Gabe Morency on MMA Meltdown on the Fight Network to discuss the Werdum-Hunt matchup in more detail and also the Ellenberger-Gastelum fight in the co-main event. Watch the video here.   And lastly, our ESPN crew...

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ESPN MMA Live: Breaking Down Rockhold vs Bisping

  I joined Todd Grisham and Brett Okamoto on ESPN’s MMA Live this week to discuss the heated matchup between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping. Bisping claims he got the better of Rockhold in their sparring session a few years back, but now Rockhold is the heavy betting favorite. Who is more delusional? Here are some stats from the chat – and yes, I know my audio is off, I’ll fix that hopefully next week. Click here or the image for video link:   I sometimes get the question about Bisping’s Knockdown Rate…that’s his Distance Knockdown Rate,...

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Woo and Superstition in Martial Arts

  What I did on my summer vacation last year…. Last year I got to do something really, really cool…talk to 1,000 people about “woo” and superstition in Martial Arts. The video of our panel from The Amazing Meeting 2013 in Las Vegas has just been made available online by the James Randi Educational Foundation. The panel (from left to right) are: myself, retired Bellator fighter/science enthusiast Brent Weedman, David Jones of the Hiyaa! Podcast, and Evan Bernstein of the Skeptic’s guide to the Universe podcast. The panel is moderated by John Rennie, former...

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