While doubt swept over the immediate future of professional sports due to the coronavirus pandemic, UFC boss Dana White remained adamant his promotion would be the first major organization back.
New Zealand has a brand new world UFC middleweight champion and his name is Israel Adesanya from City Kickboxing Gym in Auckland.
I thought that given my role as a promoter for Eternal MMA I would give a little insight into matchmaking and a little guide to those who are looking to get fights on the national scene. This applies to most countries and most promotions.
If you look back to 1993 when the athletes were one dimensional and for the most part only mildly talented in comparison to today’s stars. How many of the old school champions would be able to hold belts these days?
Being that this is an MMA blog I will write from that perspective, but I feel that the issue can be crossed over to any area of life and any person. Mental health definitely doesn’t discriminate.
MMA, BJJ, Boxing, Muay Thai, they all have a crazy amount of belts. Every organisation and sanctioning body has a champion, we have state champions, regional champions, national champions, European champions, world champions and many more in between that I’m sure I’ve missed. Is it becoming a bit of a joke?
March 2nd saw the debut of Eternal MMA at its new Perth home, the HBF Stadium. 1500 people packed into the beautiful arena for a massive 20 fight card. All fights were super evenly matched, pat on the back to the matchmakers, and the crowd was treated to a quality night of Australian MMA.
He ‘Cain’, he saw, he Conquered. The return of Francis Ngannou! Wow, what a main event from UFC ON ESPN 1. A couple of things remain true in the wash up of the historical first show on ESPN. Ngannou is a frightening man if he can lay his hands clean about your person…
In the wake of UFC 234, I thought a piece on fighters pulling out of fights very relevant. Let me first state the obvious. Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker successfully made weight for his title bout with Kelvin Gastelum last weekend despite being very unwell. He’d suffered a collapsed bowel and internal hernia which, had he…
Finally, the Australian MMA ‘season’ is about to get underway. And what better way to kick it off than with the UFC Down Under featuring our very own world champion Rob Whittaker. On paper, the card looks average. There’s often criticism that we get short-changed over here with regards to depth of talent. I personally…