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Keyboard Kimura: Canadian MMA needs better grassroots

Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been pretty critical of the UFC’s efforts in Canada — questioning the strength of the events the premier mixed martial arts organization in the world have been bringing across the border and lamenting its decision to constantly load up events in this country with Canadian fighters who, for the most part, haven’t been able to escape the middle tier of their respective divisions thus far. 634 more words


Relationship with St-Pierre 'has never been better,' says UFC president White

In the short-term, fight fans shouldn’t hold out hope of seeing Georges St-Pierre in Toronto at UFC 206 in December. In the long-term, however, St-Pierre’s UFC return looks more promising than it did last week. 722 more words


Buckley Blog Bits – October 26

I’m going to focus on some Blue Jays, boxing, and MMA news in this edition.

  • Baseball America released their top 10 prospects for the Blue Jays’ organization this morning, and I have mixed emotions on Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.
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Keyboard Kimura: Retiring Urijah Faber was great, not just good

Monday on The MMA Hour, Urijah Faber confirmed to Ariel Helwani that his fight with Brad Pickett on the December 17 UFC on FOX event at the brand new Golden 1 Center in his hometown of Sacramento, California, would be the last of his career: 1,106 more words


Buckley Blog Bits –October 25, 2016

I’ll be talking about some recent MMA news in this edition of Buckley Blog Bits.

  • I had to laugh when I heard about Canadian fans boycotting UFC 206 due to the ongoing Georges St-Pierre/UFC drama.
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UFC Matchmaking: Booking the Bantamweight Division

Monday afternoon, the UFC confirmed what a lot of people expected, announcing that champion Dominick Cruz will defend the bantamweight title against challenger Cody Garbrandt in the… 1,572 more words


Keyboard Kimura: Has UFC, once bullish on Canada, abandoned us?

For a number of years during the post-Ultimate Fighter boom, Canada was a hotbed for UFC success.

We were the country Dana White never saw coming; the market he described as the Mecca of mixed martial arts. 667 more words