The word on the street is that former UFC lightweight champion – and current toothpick chewing king – Benson ‘Smooth’ Henderson is approaching the last fight on his current UFC contract as he faces another former lightweight, Jorge Masvidal, in Korea.
On arriving at the venue on fight night I was greeted with a sign that informed me I had to “Take a beer to Ken”. I don’t even know anybody called Ken, so why should I take him a beer?
The Queen is dead… Ronda Rousey has been defeated. Deposed from her throne by someone very nice, but not exceptionally pretty or interesting, the Ned Stark of cage-fighting. Beyond laughing at screengrabs of Dana White’s disappointed face, where do we go from here?
Can I use your dictaphone?
Well, we all know the answer to that old joke, so I won’t fill in the punchline for you, but I did take my dictaphone down to Gloucester to help me make notes at Ultimate Impact’s spectacular sixteenth event.
Few people in professional sports have ever transcended the sport that helped them reach stardom and turn into superstars in their own right. David Beckham, Muhammed Ali, Michael Jordan, Pele and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson are arguably the few sportsmen to have achieved this rare feat, making themselves millions in the process as well as becoming household names all over the world.
Biggest star. Biggest stage.
He’s fought on Cage Warriors, BAMMA, Pain Pit and OMMAC, but you may not be familiar with Ultimate Impact’s 155lbs champ, Marc Allen.
Three is the magic number, yes it is.
In little over a week’s time I will be traveling down to the beautiful county of Gloucestershire. I’m not there to take in the scenery, I’m there to witness a punch-up. As a matter of fact, I’ll be witness to eleven punch-ups as I attend Ultimate Impact Events’ 16th gathering.