OFF THE COURT
"The Baddest Man on the Planet" is the promotional term that UFC uses to brand its heavyweight champion. In most cases, I would caution that everything that fight promoters say should be taken with a grain of salt.
That doesn't apply in this case. Cain Velasquez really is The Baddest Man on The Planet, or any planet, for that matter.
Cain Velasquez ruthlessly and systematically picked apart Junior dos Santos on his way to reclaiming that title, as well as the UFC Heavyweight Championship, Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Junior dos Santos destroyed Cain Velasquez in just over a minute in their first meeting in November 2011, earning the UFC Heavyweight Championship in the process.
Saturday night in Las Vegas,Velasquez will have the chance to avenge his only career loss when he takes on dos Santos in the main event of UFC 155.
Velasquez entered the first dos Santos fight fresh off a knee injury, and had the event not been the first UFC fight to air on the Fox network, Velasquez may have been inclined to pull out.
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Exactly one year ago today I was in Philadelphia getting ready to undergo heart surgery. Between the utter shock and post-op haze, here is what I remember from the scariest event of my life thus far.
"My god, Dexter. How did we end up here?" -Harry Morgan
There's an old saying that came to mind time and again as I watched Season 7 of Dexter. It goes something like "Sin always leaves scars. Sin will take you farther than you want to go, and cost you more than you want to pay.”
This season, and the finale in particular, told the story of how Dexter's characters inflicted wounds that will leave scars. Those scars were caused by going too far and paying too much.
Need help finding out which game you should ask for this holiday season and which one you should just steal from your friend in a couple months? IHJJR is here for you! This article was written by Charm City resident @NicholasWrites with some submissions by a couple other guest bloggers. Enjoy!
WWE rolls into Brooklyn Sunday night for TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, the final pay-per-view offering from the company in 2012.
The show was originally scheduled to be headlined by a TLC match between WWE Champion CM Punk and top contender Ryback, but a knee injury sidelined Punk and the main event will instead be a six-man tag.
"I should know better than to count on the future. All you can ever believe in is now, this moment, because in a blink, everything can change. " -Dexter
The penultimate episode of this season of Dexter brought to mind the old fable about the scorpion and the frog.
Benson Henderson retained his UFC Lightweight Championship, dominating Nate Diaz for 25 minutes at UFC on Fox 5, Saturday night in Seattle.
Henderson's 50-43, 50-45, 50-45 victory capped a main card that accomplished the goals that matchmaker Joe Silva likely had in mind when laying out the event: an exciting opener, two young prospects beating established veterans, making themselves into stars in the process, and a five-round main event.