Update: I wrote this before the UFC announced TJ-Cejudo for the Flyweight title, so who knows how much of this will be relevant down the line. There is a good chance that fight is the last in the division anyway, but who knows. But, I think a lot of it still has some bearing.
In an effort to write more regularly, I'm going to try and write shorter pieces on 5 things every other week. Here is that initial attempt. The Ben Askren/Demetrious Johnson Trade Demetrious Johnson is an incredible fighter, one of the best ever. The problem is, and you can lay the blame on who ever you … Continue reading 5 Rounds: Ben Askren, Demetrious Johnson, UFC 230, UFC Moncton, Stephan Bonnar, and Rumble on the Rock
I read something recently and it got me thinking about greatness in another way. Not as it exists in the present, or as it will exist in the future, but the ways in which we came to contextualize greatness.
This sport has a history of great fighters, fighters blessed with tremendous talent and capacity to inflict damage, but that doesn't mean that anyone really cares. People cared about KID Yamamoto.