Maggie Hendricks

  • The best MMA fan ever showed up at UFC 164 on Saturday night

    Maggie Hendricks at Cagewriter10 mths ago

    Are you ready to spend two seconds with the best MMA fan ever? Are you sitting down? Don't press play until you're totally ready.

    YES. This man was shown before the start of the main card fight between Dustin Poirier and Milwaukee-based fighter Erik Koch. He's wearing a Harley-Davidson shirt, so it's possible he's in town for the motorcycle company's 110th anniversary. Whoever he is, and wherever he's from, he is the most interesting MMA fan in the world. Cagewriter salutes you, kind sir.

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  • Cagewriter’s Hot or Not List: Carlos Condit, Kansas City and saying goodbye

    Maggie Hendricks at Cagewriter10 mths ago

    What happened in this busy week of MMA? Check it out, plus a bit of site news.

    Hot -- Carlos Condit: He left no doubt that he is still a top welterweight with his fourth-round TKO of Martin Kampmann on Wednesday night. Wouldn't a fight between him and Matt Brown be fun?

    Not -- Miguel Torres: The one-time WEC champion was arrested for marijuana possession in Indiana over the weekend. His last fight was a loss in World Series of Fighting, and his last win was in the UFC in 2011.

    Hot -- Kansas City: James Krause, Zak Cummings and Jason High all have brought home big wins for KC recently. The next win the town known for barbecue and fountains is seeking? A UFC event.

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  • Ultimate Fight Night 27′s Three Stars

    Maggie Hendricks at Cagewriter10 mths ago

    Ultimate Fight Night 27 kicked off a really busy week of MMA. Who stood out?

    No. 1 star -- Carlos Condit: He lost to Georges St-Pierre. He lost to Johny Hendricks. Then in the first round, Condit found himself being controlled by Martin Kampmann. Instead of losing focus, Condit went on to win in a bloody, fourth-round TKO.

    No. 2 star -- Zak Cummings: How do you make people forget about an unremarkable stint on "The Ultimate Fighter?" Come up with a first-round choke of Ben Alloway and win a $50,000 submission of the night bonus.

    No. 3 star -- Dylan Andrews: When Andrews knocked out Papy Abedi, he did it when his shoulder was dislocated. Read that again. He got a knockout with one working arm. It was his sixth straight win, and second in the UFC.

    Don't forget to make your UFC 164 picks on Cagewriter's Facebook page.

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  • Tito Ortiz compared fighting in the UFC to slavery

    Maggie Hendricks at Cagewriter10 mths ago

    Tito Ortiz made millions in fight payouts with the UFC, but now he's with Bellator and will fight fellow ex-UFC champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson on Nov. 2. Though he is with a new promotion, he can't stop talking about his old promotion. Ortiz made a particularly bizarre comment on Wednesday.

    "I thought slavery was over a long time ago," Ortiz said to Sports Illustrated.

    As SI pointed out, Ortiz made at least $4,075,000 in fight payouts since 2004, when commissions started sharing such information. This doesn't include sponsorships, fight night bonuses or purses for fights before 2004. Ortiz's first fight in the UFC was in 1997. Slaves aren't usually paid for their work.

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  • Carlos Condit gets decisive win, Kelvin Gastelum impressive at Ultimate Fight Night 27

    Maggie Hendricks at Cagewriter11 mths ago

    Martin Kampmann won his first fight with Carlos Condit in a still-disputed decision. At Ultimate Fight Night 27 in Indianapolis on Wednesday night, Condit left no doubt as to who was the better fight, winning with a fourth-round TKO.

    Kampmann started the fight out with the upper hand. He took Condit down in the first round, and controlled the former interim champ on the ground. Condit took over in the second and didn't look back. He opened up a cut on Kampmann's face in the third round. Blood streamed down Kampmann's face as Condit tried to secure a rear-naked choke near the end of the round. The blood and sweat made it too slick for Condit to get the choke, but he found another way in the fourth round.

    Condit unleashed his hands as the fourth round began. Kampmann had no answer for Condit's strikes, and fell to his knees. The fight was stopped 54 seconds into the fourth round, breaking Condit's two-fight losing streak.

    In the co-main event, Rafael dos Anjos showed off a complete game in a 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 win over Donald Cerrone. Dos Anjos controlled every aspect of the fight on the way to his fifth straight win.

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