UFC 199 was stacked with moments that reminded me why I love MMA. Michael Bisping’s championship win. Dan Henderson’s age-defying comeback KO of Hector Lombard. The last ten seconds of Max Holloway vs Ricardo Lamas. Shame the UFC had to mar it by being a petty wreck of an organization.
It’s been a few days since UFC 197, but discussion rages on. Mainly, everyone’s talking about Jon Jones, who returned after a year of atonement for actual crimes, and Conor McGregor, who didn’t even fight at UFC 197. Flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is once again getting the shaft.
If you at all follow UFC goings-on (or even just follow someone on Twitter who accidentally watched a UFC card at a bar once), you’ve probably heard about the Biblical drama storm currently following Conor McGregor. This week McGregor “retired” from MMA over the UFC’s refusal to give him a slightly lighter promotional…
“I’m here to tell you there’s something else...” Prince showed me the life I wanted to live. He was my black genius superhero.
I had a long, entertaining chat with Ta-Nehisi Coates two weeks before the first issue of the new Black Panther series came out. It was so fun that I’m putting the majority of our talk here. Warning: it’s long and has spoilers
Conor McGregor is one of my favorite fighters. He lost in devastating fashion on Saturday night, and I couldn’t be happier.
Part of me was hoping that Wednesday night’s episode of Black-ish would give me the Magic Words: the exact right things to say to my daughter when she starts asking me about institutionalized racism. It didn’t, because, really, how could it?
I am sure that Daniel Bryan, who is possibly the greatest pro wrestler in the world, wants to wrestle this Sunday. If he does—if he competes in WWE’s 30-man Royal Rumble—then I hope that the thousands of Daniel Bryan fans who’ve been rooting for him to make a comeback don’t discover one day that we basically rooted…
This weekend’s UFC fight has been four years in the making. Dominick Cruz pioneered a nigh-untouchable Matrix-like fighting style and dominated a whole division with it. Then he got injured. For years. While he was away, TJ Dillashaw claimed his belt with remarkably similar moves. Now, they’re finally gonna fight.
The UFC is not super kind to fighters. Don’t get me wrong: some champs and popular up-and-comers make decent bank, but they have little leverage. A few ugly losses, ill-advised words, or hell, a uniform violation can leave them jobless—or at least on the UFC’s shitlist. So it’s crazy to see a fighter making the UFC…
In 2015, seven UFC championship belts changed hands. Jon Jones pleaded guilty to a felony and fell from grace. Ronda Rousey got knocked into oblivion by Holly Holm. Deadspin reported that Vitor Belfort was allowed to compete despite suspicious testosterone levels. Reebok ruined everything. And yet, it’s been a damn…
People in the movie theater where I saw Star Wars The Force Awakens on Thursday night started grumbling by the time the fifth or sixth trailer rolled out. Each green preview screen was another delay. But the eighth trailer won us over.
It’s not just the Christmas season that seems to start earlier each year. The year-in-review season is on its way to a November launch, too. We hold out as long as possible, to give the full 12 months our consideration, but we did spend part of last week assessing the states of the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U in 2015.…
Saturday night, one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history is finally happening. Conor McGregor, the organization’s current big hope for mainstream success, takes on Brazilian phenom Jose Aldo. McGregor—with his shit-talking antics and “movement” mumbo-jumbo—sure will be screwed if he loses, right? Wrong.
It’s supposed to get slow in December, but it sure wasn’t slow last week, not with fresh game releases, some new controversies, a big awards show and a PlayStation fan festival full of game announcements. My favorite stuff from what we ran last week:
Everything you need to know to wrap your head around Fallout 4’s armor mechanics.