Category Archives: Editorials

Post-Instinct MMA 2 wrap-up: thoughts on the event, what’s next, and the continuing rivalry with Ringside

Stéphane Patry and his Instinct MMA promotion brought their brand of combat to Quebec City for their second event Friday. A few injuries later, 13 bouts took place, a majority of them ending in severely one-sided beatings. While most cards … Continue reading

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Late Round Flurry: Dealing with MMA Draws

It’s only April, but already half of the UFC PPVs have had their main events finish in a draw. More recently, another draw occurred at Strikeforce: Diaz v. Dailey. ‘Downtown’ Dave Brown returns from a hiatus this week to tell … Continue reading

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Late Round Flurry: Give Bisping the Fights he Needs to Get Fans’ Respect

Micheal ‘The Count’ Bisping (20-3) goes up against Jorge Rivera (19-7) tonight at UFC 127.  ‘Downtown’ Dave Brown looks over Bisping’s career, and tells us why the UFC needs to stop protecting him from higher level competition.

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Late Round Flurry: Calling Bullshit on Fedor

Last Saturday saw Fedor Emelianenko drop his second consecutive bout, this time to Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva.  Post-fight, his right eye severely swollen, Fedor expressed a possible willingness to go into retirement.  ‘Downtown’ Dave Brown is back with another Late Round … Continue reading

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Late Round Flurry: Don’t count Shogun out against Jon Jones

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones (12-1) is set to fight light-heavyweight champion Maurício ‘Shogun’ Rua (19-4) at UFC 128.  With only six weeks to prepare for the biggest fight of his live, Jones is already favoured by Vegas oddsmakers. ‘Downtown’ Dave Brown … Continue reading

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Late Round Flurry: Staying positive on live MMA streaming

Planned to watch UFC 126 illegally on one of the net’s many streaming sports sites?  Just got a lot harder.  The US government has shut down streaming sites including hq-streams.com, adthe.net, and firstrow.net.  This week, ‘Downtown’ Dave Brown stays positive, … Continue reading

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Late Round Flurry: Why a loss to Couture shouldn’t cost Machida his job

Former UFC light-heavyweight champ Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida (16-2) is on a two-fight losing streak.  In the UFC, that usually means you’re a loss away from being cut. After gaining a controversial judge’s decision against Maurício ‘Shogun’ Rua at UFC  … Continue reading

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Late Round Flurry: Why Strikeforce’s HW tournament format is a winner for fans

MtlMMA is happy to announced the addition of Late Round Flurry to its website, a new weekly audio editorial column featuring long time MMA observer ‘Downtown’ Dave Brown.  He’ll be taking a look at wider issues in the world of … Continue reading

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