The highs and lows: Retirements and comebacks in MMA

In recent weeks, the MMA world has seen several high-profile fighters announce their retirements from the sport, admitting that their time has come and gone. First, former UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping walked away, citing health concerns.  Then, former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans called it quits, following his fifth consecutive loss.   After that, former…

For Bellator, the acquisition of Chael Sonnen means big business

    Bellator MMA’s recent signing of former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen is undoubtedly the biggest acquisition in company history, even if his professional record may not show it. While fellow Bellator signees Rory MacDonald and former UFC champion Benson Henderson boast more impressive resumes, they are unable to match Sonnen’s drawing power.  Over…