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The Rankings: The Heavyweights: Oct 22, 2012

The Rankings are just that – The MMA Manifesto's rankings of the best fighters in mixed martial arts today.  Check back every Monday and Friday for our rankings of a different weight class.  Next up: The Heavyweights.  Voting Panel: Jeff Fox – The MMA Manifesto, Dave Kelsey – 2011 MMA Manifesto Pick 'Em Contest Champion, and MMA journalist (FIGHT!, UFC.com, Keyboard […]

2010 Year in Review: Fight of the Year

Another year is almost in the books which means it’s time to recap a wild and wacky year in the mixed martial arts world.  All week The MMA Manifesto will bring you the best that 2010 offered to fight fans.  Next up: Fight of the Year. What makes a fight a Fight of the Year contender?  […]

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2010 Year in Review: Knockout of the Year

Another year is almost in the books which means it’s time to recap a wild and wacky year in the mixed martial arts world.  All week The MMA Manifesto will bring you the best that 2010 offered to fight fans.  Next up: Knockout of the Year. The dude is nicknamed after a plastic explosive, so it […]

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2010 Year in Review: Submission of the Year

Another year is almost in the books which means it’s time to recap a wild and wacky year in the mixed martial arts world.  All week The MMA Manifesto will bring you the best that 2010 offered to fight fans.  Next up: Submission of the Year. No one is untouchable in mixed martial arts.  It […]

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UFC 124 Big Questions

The Big Questions is a new series on The MMA Manifesto where we try to answer the burning questions heading into a major MMA pay-per-view.  In our first edition, we team up with our Bloguin brother Sean Malone from Inside The Cage to ruminate on Saturday’s UFC 124. 1) Does Josh Koscheck have any more than a snowball’s chance in […]

Botched Japanese Backflip off Cage

No denying that mixed martial artists are incredible athletes.  In fact, some of them can even do a backflip off of the cage.  Notice we said some not all.  This Japanese fighter would be an example of one who can’t. (the comedy starts at around 3:00 mark) http://youtube.com/watch?v= CzOoeqRSnkM&[/youtube]

Video: Fighter Mounts Referee

How do you know that a fighter has really had his bell rung?  A pretty good hint is when he mounts the referee after the match has been stopped. http://youtube.com/watch?v= qibujFWgfY8&[/youtube]

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EA Sports: MMA Review

There was much anticipation when EA Sports announced that they were producing a mixed martial arts video game.  Considering the company pretty much has a lock on the sports video game market, their first forray in to MMA was eagerly awaited.  Then THQ dropped the amazing UFC Undisputed 2010 and the odds were raised – can […]

Antoine Dodson at UFC 123

Antoine Dodson’s 15 minutes of fame has been extended – here he is at UFC 123 with Dana White, Kenny Florian, Joe Rogan and company. http://youtube.com/watch?v= v_v17oIW70A&[/youtube]

UFC 123 Big Questions

The Big Questions is a new series on The MMA Manifesto where we try to answer the burning questions heading into a major MMA pay-per-view.  In our first edition, we team up with our Bloguin brother Sean Malone from Inside The Cage to ruminate on Saturday’s UFC 123. 1) What do you expect to see from Lyoto Machida at UFC […]

Video: Dana White Rips Marquardt, Greg Jackson

UFC head Dana White is never one to pull punches or bite his tongue, and that was definitely the case after UFC 122 when he ripped into Nate Marquardt and Greg Jackson. http://youtube.com/watch?v= hXiarqabIYw&[/youtube]

Video: Lyoto Machida Trains For Rampage Jackson

Check out this long video of Lyoto Machida training for his UFC 123 fight versus Rampage Jackson.  Unfortunately it doesn’t contain any urine consumption. http://youtube.com/watch?v= 7mSIe4P7jo8&[/youtube]

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Five Best Southpaws in MMA

Who are the five best southpaw fighters in mixed martial arts?  That is the question I looked to answer in the April edition of FIGHT! magazine, as I ranked the five best lefties in the sport today.  In case you didn’t read the print version of the magazine (shame on you!), it is now archived online […]

One Punch Knockout Video

You know how fighters are always being implored to keep their hands up and their chins tucked?  Well, there’s a reason for that. http://youtube.com/watch?v= uot0jwFHRxg&[/youtube]

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UFC Heavyweight Matchmaking

The UFC’s heavyweight division, which was fairly stable at the top for the past couple of years, is now in a state of flux.  Reigning champion Brock Lesnar got upset by Cain Velasquez.  Top contender Shane Carwin had to pull out of his match at UFC 125 versus Roy Nelson due to a back injury […]

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