Every UFC Champions Best Available Fight

We’re looking at every UFC champions most lucrative fight option and if it doesn’t match up, we look at what it should be when money isn’t the driving force. We wont discuss either flyweight since the best fight for the women’s is already happening and Dana looks to be trashing the men’s. 

Women’s Strawweight – Rose Namajunas

Biggest Money Fight & Most Logical- Jessica Andrade or Claudia Gadelha (if she wins at 231)

Lets be honest the Strawweights aren’t a draw at this point, but would make for an exciting ESPN fight night or co-main with another title. The division could be boosted with Rose beating one of these women. Both lost to Joanna, so for Rose to establish herself she needs to beat the best the division has. Rose has beat Joanna twice but other than that the highest rank shes beat is #6. Jessica gets the bump her because she beat Claudia recently, but it would be hard to argue that either would come in as that much of an underdog. 

Women’s Bantamweight – Amanda Nunes

Biggest Money Fight & Most Logical- Cyborg

The best fight for this division is already scheduled, Nunes and Cyborg are the best of the best. I honestly don’t see Nunes standing a chance, so this looks to crown Cyborg as the most dominate women of all time. 

Men’s Bantamweight – TJ Dillashaw

Biggest Money Fight & Most Logical- Dominick Cruz

This may be the easiest one, Dillashaw hasn’t avenged his lose to Cruz yet. If Cruz can win his return to the octagon, you have to make this fight. Cruz will go down as one of the best to ever do it and he owns a title win over TJ. If both fighters win their next fights, what other fight is there to make?

Featherweight- Max Holloway

Biggest Money Fight- Conor McGregor 

If you want the most money, you fight Conor, the former champion at this division. This is a no brainier, but also seems like Conor doesn’t want to move down again in weight, so its not logical. 

Most Logical- Brian Ortega

Another fight that is already booked, this is a collision course, Ortega is a fresh contender that the UFC needs. We can’t keep feeding veterans like Aldo and Edgar. If Max can stay healthy this could become a big rivalry. 

Lightweight- Khabib Nurmagomedov

Biggest Money- Conor McGregor

Duh, a rematch would set the world on fire, we don’t need to go through all the reasons why. Everyone knows what happened that night. This may be the biggest fight the UFC could ever make, other than maybe the trilogy with Conor and Diaz. It seems they want Conor to go out and get a win, because at this point he needs it for his reputation. 

Most Logical- Tony Ferguson

Tony could be the only man that can stop Khabib, and I’m very serious about that. He can knock you out and submit you. Tony is dangerous and has legit beef that he owns the Lightweight crown. At battle for the throne would draw a lot of attention. 

Welterweight- Tyron Woodley 

Biggest Money- Georges St-Pierre

This is the pay day Tyron has been looking for and he’s earned it. The guy catches a lot of shit, but has been a great champion. St-Pierre has drawing power and Tyron is just the foe to bring out his best. 

Most Logical- Colby Covington or  Kamaru Usman

Colby is a close second for biggest money and would be pure entertainment trading verbal jabs with Tyron. Would also make for a challenging fight, but if you poll real fight fans, the Usman fight looks dynamite. This won’t sell well on PPV as a main event, because Usmans name isn’t that big yet, but damn would it be a whirl wind. Plus Usman and Covington have beef so a future fight between them is also big. For now let Woodley have Colby. 

Middleweight – Robert Whittaker 

Biggest Money- Anderson Silva

Ok, so Silva has to beat the Stylebender Israel Adesanya, but if he does that guarantees him a title shot. Silva is old school and consider top 5 best ever, so Whittaker could benefit from that spot light. 

Most Logical- Israel Adesanya

Stylebender is the UFC’s most intriguing prospect and with a win over Anderson Silva, would give him the profile to propel him to a title fight. Whittaker has to get past Gastelum first, but Israel is the next best fight. I guess what I’m saying is UFC 234 sets up the next Middleweight title fight, almost like they planned it that way. 

Light Heavyweight- Daniel Comier

Biggest Money- Jon Jones

This is the sports best rivalry, or at least top 2 with Conor and Diaz. If Jones wins again then it would signal DC retiring, hell if DC wins then he would probably retire. I personally hope they don’t fight again, but this is the easiest to sell. 

Most Logical- Strip DC (Jones vs Gustafsson)

This fight is also already happening, because it should. Jones and Dc is a better rivalry, but Jones Gus is a better fight. These guys put on a marvel last time they fought and it can be easily said it was Jones toughest fight. Some people even argue that Gus won, so this next go round is huge. 

Heavyweight- DC

Biggest Money- Brock Lesnar

Easy pick. Who is the only person to out sell Conor Mcgregor? Its Brock. The guy may have a checkered past with steroids, but this fight for Dc is a dream. He could easily retire afterwards and live happily. This has highest selling UFC written all over it. 

Most Logical- Stipe Miocic

Give the guy what he deserves, for fuck sake, this pisses me off. Stipe defended his title more than any heavyweight ever. The guy deserves a rematch more than anyone in UFC history, but the possibility of Brock Lesnar is blocking that path. I feel for Stipe and i wouldn’t take another fight unless its for the title. Cain Velasquez is another choice for DC but he needs a warm up fight before that happens. 

 

Everyone wants an 8 Team Playoff

Everyone wants an 8 team playoff, but if that were the case then the conference champs would have to get auto-bids. It only seems fair, which puts Washington in the 8 teams. Do you bump an undefeated UCF for the Pac 12 Champ? In my scenario, its 2 lose Michigan that gets the bump out of the 8. We have to be realistic, conference champs deserve auto bids in this 8 team world, either that or we prove that conference championships mean nothing. Lets look at a playoff in this format. 

First Round

  1. Alabama vs. 8. Washington 
  2. Clemson vs. 7. UCF
  3. Notre Dame vs. 6. Georgia 
  4. Oklahoma vs. 5. Ohio St. 

Pac 12 champ versus SEC champ, I’m very passionate about this, conference champs need to be in. This will likely be a blowout, lets be real, but the same could happen to the SEC, Big10 and so on. There will be times that a conference is weak and possibly undeserving, but they need to be represented. Alabama easily wins. 

The underdog “defending national champs” versus the ACC champions. UCF wanted its chance to prove themselves…well here they go. This may be a hot take, but Clemson isn’t as good as everyone thinks. But lets be clear, they are way better than UCF, especially with their starting qb out. Clemson wins this by a few touchdowns and we can finally stop listening to UCF fans. 

Dawgs versus the Golden Domers, Notre Dame should go into this game with built up rage. People legit thought Georgia should have been in before them. Notre Dame went undefeated and played all FBS teams, no one else can say that. Notre has to go out looking to prove themselves and we’ve seen Georgia fall on their heads twice this year, Notre Dame wins a defensive battle.

Boomer Sooner vs the Buckeyes, this one makes the most sense, the two times that have a rightful claim to the 4th spot in the real playoff. The Sooners are a dynamic offense and are way better than Purdue who put up 49 against the Buckeyes. Haskins has himself a career day against a weak OU D, but the Sooners put up 60 to beat Ohio St. 

Semi-Finals / Finals

See what i did earlier? All the top 4 teams won, because I think the committee was right on their top 4. I predict Notre Dame vs. Alabama in the national championship. Lets see how this Final 4 plays out in real life, instead of predicting, that’s the most exciting way to do it. 

How Did Cleveland Become the NFL’s Biggest Story?

Damarious Randall intercepts a ball right along Cincinnati’s sideline, Randall runs directly over to his former coach Hue Jackson and hands him the ball. The savagery level is off the charts. How did we get here…

This all started with Cleveland being featured on Hard Knocks, you saw the cracks, you saw the tension between Hue and Todd Haley. People were invested in the Browns, but then they give people even more reason to talk. This team has been must watch, mostly for their off field issues. Baker seems to have revitalized  this teams image, but Jackson seemed to be a roadblock in the way of that.

Lets be real, the season gets a little boring this time of year, in terms of news. So the firing of both Todd Haley and Hue Jackson gave fans the drama they desperately sought after. THEN Hue Jackson takes a gig with the rival Bengals, a team Cleveland was set to play the next week. If this wasn’t fuel for the locker room, I don’t know what is. This is reality tv show shit were talking about here, then rumors that Hue could take over the Bengals if Marvin Lewis is fired. When does this show debut on E!? 

The reason the Browns are being followed by fans all over the league is because of the drama, its must see, and Baker Mayfield doesn’t shy away from the drama either. Its widely covered how much he fed off of it in college, just google his  game against Kansas.  If Cleveland fans don’t like it then they didn’t do their research. The pictures and videos on social media from the Bengals game are like getting on twitter after a series finale of your favorite show. It was the ending everyone wanted, but left them clamoring for more.  

NHL Coaches are Dropping like Flies

Ken Hitchcock Replaces Todd McLellan as Oilers Head Coach

Edmonton is off to a disappointing 9-10-1 start this season, and it is three points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference’s Pacific Division.

The Oilers also went just 36-40-6 last season and missed the playoffs after reaching the postseason with a 47-26-9 mark in 2016-17.

The 66-year-old Hitchcock retired in April after coaching the Dallas Stars to a 42-32-8 mark last season.

Hitchcock initially announced his intention to retire at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, but he was fired by the Blues during the campaign, which led to him spending one season in Dallas.

The 51-year-old McLellan spent parts of four seasons as Edmonton’s head coach, posting a 123-119-24 record with just one playoff appearance.

Prior to joining the Oilers, McLellan was the San Jose Sharks’ head coach for seven seasons, during which time he went 311-163-66 and reached the playoffs six times.

Mike Yeo Fired as Blues Head Coach, Craig Berube Named Interim

St. Louis announced it fired Yeo and gave the interim position to Craig Berube. The team will address the move with a Tuesday morning press conference.

This is another major coaching move in the first half of the season in the Central Division after the rival Chicago Blackhawks fired three-time Stanley Cup winner Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6.

Yeo had been with the Blues since he replaced Ken Hitchcock in February 2017. The team brought him in as a coach in waiting for Hitchcock—who planned on retiring after the 2016-17 campaign—but ultimately elevated Yeo to the primary job during the season.

Yeo tallied a 73-49-11 with St. Louis, although the team missed the playoffs last season after making it the prior six. According to Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the coach had just one more season on his contract after the 2018-19 one ended.

He was the head coach of the Minnesota Wild prior to taking the St. Louis job and posted a 173-132-44 record from the 2011-12 season into the 2015-16 campaign before he was fired.

Attention now turns to Berube, who has been with the franchise as an associate head coach since June 2017. He was the head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers from 2013 through 2015 and finished with a 75-58-28 record, and the team’s announcement pointed out he led the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League to a 44-19-13 record in 2016-17.

Chiefs vs. Rams MNF Moved from Mexico City to LA Due to Field Conditions

This is reported to lose the NFL millions of dollars and could cost Mexico City even more. How did they allow this to even happen? Once news came out about players not wanting to go, this quickly was brought to the spotlight and forced the NFL’s hand.

Forget Power Rankings the NFL has 4 Tiers Week 10

Power Rankings seems completely pointless now, but lets bulk the teams into groupings. It seems as though that’s the point of the season we’re in.

Better Luck Next Year

These teams have all but tanked their seasons. Can they pull a miracle and upset a contender? Yea maybe, but those are the only thing they have to look forward to.

Oakland Raiders

Players don’t even want to be on the team, Gruden has a 10 year contract and probably a 10 year plan. So expect more guys to be dumped at the draft and off-season.

San Francisco 49ers

Does the outcome really matter, other than draft position? The 9ers really should have won this game, winning these games at least boost moral, but losing just keeps hurting. The team has to know things will be better when Jimmy gets back, but that’s a long ways away.

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona legit gave KC some trouble, but KC was likely looking forward to next Monday against the Rams. The defense looked good, but the offense could never get anything going. A better offensive line and this could have been upset central. Poor Rosen got destroyed.

Detroit Lions

The Bears destroyed the Lions and officially put them in the bottom feeder region of the league. The potential is there in coming years, but this ain’t it Chief.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

How can this explosive of an offense be held to 3 points?! Fitz 3 turnovers, but 400 yards passing, they just can’t get it right. May be time for a new culture in Tampa aka new coach, new quarterback.

New York Jets

The Bills are also on this list and they beat the Jets by 31…31! At one point this team showed a lot of promise, but now they are on pace to ruin Darnold. I don’t think Bowles is fully to blame, but best for him to get out of there. The Jets could be way worse off then we thought.

Buffalo Bills

Great win for the Bills, and thank god they didn’t play Peterman. Matt Barkley looked great and LeSean McCoy looked revitalized. It shows that solid qb play and you remember why this team made the playoffs last year.

New York Giants

Too bad this is a weak qb draft, Eli may be staying around another year. This team barely beat a 3rd string quarterback and only has 2 wins. They still have a shot at the #1 pick, but they have to hope its at least top 5.


Maybe…Just Maybe…Probably Not

These teams have been a roller-coaster all season, can they go on some miracle run? Yes, but they all have some rough loses. This is the biggest chunk of the league. These teams can easily contend with the leagues best one week and then lose to a bottom feeder the next week. It’s possible for these teams to move up and down.

Miami Dolphins

Tannehill gave this team some hope but now that he’s out this team is a lost cause. I don’t think Tannehill is bad, but he’s hurt too much, its really time to start over in Miami. Brock isn’t the answer either…if I even had to say it.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals just can’t hang with the big boys, is it every going to be time to move on from Marvin Lewis?

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens needed a Bye week and needed it bad, 3 straight loses. They still are legit in the playoff hunt, but I have a feeling if they miss, its bye bye Flacco and Harbaugh.

Indianapolis Colts

The team was in the Better Luck Next Year, just a couple weeks ago, now they are right in the hunt for the division. The NFL season is a wild road, lets see if the Colts can navigate it.

Jacksonville Jaguars

I want to put these guys in the trash but they’re too talented. Honestly I blame the coordinators, which directs on the coach. These guys have no passion and no drive, time for someone to step up, it seems this team is void of a leader.

Denver Broncos

Honestly the Broncos are doomed, but they can still ruin playoff seeding by knocking off some upsets, because the talent is there. This team can easily click one week and ruin playoff hopes or positioning. They have 2 games left the the Chargers, that would be their target.

Dallas Cowboys

Big win against the Eagles but they have too many bad loses to turn the season around. They have to love playing spoiler to the Eagles, who hoped to get back in the race. They could still go on a run to the playoffs, but that would take some major upgrades in their overall play.

Philadelphia Eagles

They still have the Saints, Rams and Texans, good luck the rest of the way Philly. The defending champs are now chumps, how things can turn so quickly. Finishing .500 would look like a success at this point.

Atlanta Falcons

I knew the Falcons were a fraud, and Baker exposed them. They have a tough schedule moving forward so pulling some major upsets is possible but not enough to squeak into the playoffs.

Seattle Seahawks

This team got so close to beating the Rams twice, but came up just short. That seems like a solid metaphor for the Seahawks entire year. The actually could make the playoffs still, just need to upset at least one of the 3 (KC, Minnesota, Carolina).

Green Bay Packers

This is not the same old Pack, to save their season they need to beat Seattle and Minnesota in back to back games. They need to start throwing some wins together or bench Rodgers and let him heal for next year, make the choice.

Cleveland Browns

Even if they win out they still won’t make the playoffs but they can spoil the party for multiple teams in the hunt. 5 of their remaining games are against teams with legit playoff hopes.


Who are you Really?!

Who are these teams? One week they look like the NFL elite, the next they can’t score any points. These teams are a mystery but very much are in the playoff hunt.

Washington Redskins

They lead their division, and should make the playoffs. But we know all to well  that the NFC East likes to beat each other up, no game against division foes will be a cake walk and the Redskins haven’t proved they are that much better than the rest of the teams. They have had close games with both the Cowboys and Giants.

Carolina Panthers

The Panthers have looked real good this season, but this last week against Pitt was embarrassing. They still have 2 games against the Saints so they need to make sure they win all the other games, but stealing at least one from New Orleans would be huge for a playoff push.

Minnesota Vikings

This team has a wild path the rest of the way, its a tough schedule for a solid team. The Vikings have been clicking other than a lose to the Saints, but half their remaining games are against top tier contenders. This won’t be easy, but the Vikings are good enough to do it.

Tennessee Titans

Before last week the Titans would have been in the lower tier, but they just pumped the Pats. This team proved they can be dangerous and when Mariota is on they can beat anyone. The Titans can easily end the season with 11 wins, but can also end with 7 or 8. We just don’t know what were going to get.


Playoff Bound

Crazier things have happened in the NFL, but these teams are locks for the playoffs.

New England Patriots

The Pats are the only team in this category to lose last week, but they’re still the Patriots and own a sizable division lead. The reaming schedule looks easy for the Pats other than the Vikings, so expect for the Pats to bounce back.

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Pittsburgh Steelers

After the first 4 weeks of the season the Steelers looked dead and people were calling for heads to roll. Now they have won 5 straight and look more dangerous than ever. The Chiefs crushed them in week 2, but if they meet in the playoffs now, the Chiefs would even have to be worried.

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Houston Texans

Another team that looked dead, the Texans have taken advantage of a weak division and now look like the South favorite. They still have a game against each division team left and a match up with the Eagles, so this is far from over. Its just hard not to put the Texans at the top with how they have bounced back. This is the worst of the Elite, but that’s not saying anything.

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Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs may have been looking past Arizona and it showed, but they got the win without question. That’s the sign of a great team. Next week vs the Rams, its two of the leagues juggernauts in what could be the game of the year. When the NFL schedule this Monday Night match up they couldn’t have expected it to be this huge. We will learn a lot about KC.

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Chicago Bears

The Bears season is far from over, they still have the Vikings twice and Rams once. Then there’s the always tough Packers, but this team is the cream of the crop in the North. They are the most complete team, but as the season goes on will a more veteran Viking team swoop in and steal the division? No matter what the playoffs are on the horizon for the upstart Bears.

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LA Chargers

The only team on this list that isn’t leading their division, but the Chargers have stayed so close to the league leading Chiefs that they still have that as a possibility. They would love to keep winning instead of heading to somewhere like Pitt or Houston for a first round match up. They fully control their own destiny because they still have one more game against the Chiefs.

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New Orleans Saints

The Saints left no doubt and buried the Bengals. On a down note the Dez Bryant experiment failed before it started and the team has signed Brandon Marshall. Its slightly surprising the team is so desperate for help, it makes you think they aren’t confident heading into the playoff push. The last 3 weeks of the season feature the Panthers twice and the Steelers, that’s a rough way to head into the playoffs so securing a first round bye is all but necessary.

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LA Rams

The Rams saw an amazing offense against Nola and lost, now they get arguably an even better offense. How will things turn out this time? The defense has to step up because these offense are going to be pedal to the medal. The Rams d getting to Mahomes could be the key factor to victory. They have had 2 close games and a lose in the last 3 weeks, the Rams have to prove they aren’t slippin.

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Milan Lucic continues to be an Absolute Thug

Milan Lucic is set for a phone hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Wednesday for his hit on Mathieu Joseph in the third period of the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. The phone hearing means Lucic, who received two minor penalties and a game misconduct on the play, will not be suspended for more than five games.

Angered by a cross-check Joseph put on Edmonton defense man Kris Russell earlier in the period, Lucic followed him down the ice once the Lightning forward came onto the ice for a shift. He slashed Joseph when he first came off the bench, then tracked him into the Lightning end and hit him to the right of the Tampa Bay net while he was without the puck. Lucic then appeared to throw a punch at Joseph while the rookie was on the lying on the ice, sparking a melee between the two teams.

Oiler’s head coach Todd McLellan had something to say after the game, citing that Lucic was simply doing his job. “He felt that a player took a liberty with Kris Russell, and I agree with the liberty part of it,” McLellan said after the game. “Part of the reason we have Luc here is to take care of teammates and he did that.”

“I thought it was a premeditated, blindside hit,” Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said. “I saw it live, I haven’t seen it replayed. I’m sure the league will review that. I think Joe got cut too. You just don’t want to see that.”

Lucic has struggled mightily in the points department and made my most disappointing player list, so maybe some of that struggle added to his frustration. He is at 1 goal, 4 assist in 15 games, not great.