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The main card on Yas Island this weekend held a special place for many South African fight fans with the announcement two weeks ago that local MMA superstar Dricus du Plessis would make his UFC debut as a short notice replacement to fight Markus Perez. Du Plessis was one of three short notice fighters all […]

The return of Alpha MMA (AMMA) was most certainly a joy to behold, not so much for fans of the sport as the event was mostly “spectatorless”, but more so for the athletes and all those those that work passionately behind the scenes to ensure that Amateur Fight Sports is alive and flourishing. Saturday marked […]

Some superb 1st round finishes and a main event that should lead to some serious soul searching, are just some of what this fan experienced in one of the more eagerly anticipated cards that the UFC has put on in recent weeks.  The main card of UFC Fight Night had a fantastic mix of young-blood […]

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September 16, 2020

Ruckus Sports Politics

In the aftermath of the execution of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari on Saturday (12thSeptember), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) finds itself in a rather tricky position as to whether to ban Iran. Reports suggest that an Olympic ban is unlikely with the vice-president of the IOC, John Coates, outlining the difficulty in making such a […]

With a high school wrestling record of 101-9, a College wrestling record of 53-10, he represented team USA on the world stage and was named team captain of the 2008 US Olympic wrestling team. Following his move to MMA after the 2008 Olympics, he won his first heavyweight title in July 2010 for Xtreme MMA […]

It was a main card that excited fans of both the little guys and the heavies with a tantalising featherweight bout thrown in to tickle the hurt-sport proclivities with two heavyweight clashes and two bantamweight bump-offs. The opening bout between John Dodson and Merab Dvalishvili was set to see the power and pressure game of […]

Football has sadly lost yet another legend of the game. Thankfully it is nothing more than retirement! The news, this week, that Iker Casillas has retired from football was a sad day for many of his fans not to mention football fans from around the world. Arguably, the greatest goalkeeper ever to have set foot […]

Looking back at the opening event of “Fight Island”, UFC 251 was most certainly a big success despite the last minute change to the main event courtesy of COVID-19. In fact the prospect of the BMF challenging for the Welterweight strap was ultimately more exciting than teammates competing for the belt. Unlike most cards of […]

Last night’s action from inside the APEX Center in Las Vegas was another case of history in the making with Curtis Blaydes putting on a Heavyweight takedown masterclass while controversy in the opening bout of the night has again raised the rather thorny issue of corners protecting their fighters. The co-main event saw a potential […]

Looking at the card ahead of #UFCVegas2, most fight fans had some serious reservations which all looked to be coming to fruition as both Minner and Borg withdrew from the event citing illness and a family emergency respectively. Added to that was the issue of professionalism as 3 fighters missed weight, which included fighters in […]


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