Article

Myles Jury writes about fighting on foreign soil

WEIGHT CUTS, ELEVATION AND HOSTILE CROWDS: MYLES JURY ON FIGHTING OUT OF THE COUNTRY
By Myles Jury

The UFC has grown tremendously since the first "Ultimate Fighter" finale in 2005. I was in high school and at a party watching the war between Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin on live TV. That UFC event, like all others, was primarily based out of Las Vegas, the highly touted fight capital of the world. The UFC's world dominance started expanding in 2012 as the organization hosted events in Japan, Brazil, China, Sweden and other parts of the world.

Fighting out of the country is an added challenge for a fighter. Although it's not the most important factor to take into account, it is one that's worth paying a lot of attention to, because it does affect the outcome of a fight.

Click here to read full story

Media

Recent
Ricardo Lamas and Josh Emmett meet in a pivotal featherweight bout in the co-main event of Fight Night Winnipeg live and free on FOX tonight.
16/12/2017
Watch the post-fight press conference live following the event.
14/12/2017
Just one fight away from a title shot, is Robbie Lawler worried? Not exactly. We talk to the former champ ahead of his main event bout against Rafael Dos Anjos at Fight Night Winnipeg.
15/12/2017
Rising welterweight contenders Santiago Ponzinibbio and Mike Perry meet in an explosive striker's delight matchup in Winnipeg. Both fighters are planning to knock out the other and this one if going to be a fight filled with fireworks.
15/12/2017