What's buzzing:

Cagewriter

Hot or not: Who is making moves in MMA?

Maggie Hendricks
Cagewriter

View photo

.

(Getty)

Who had a great week in MMA? Who just wants this week to be over so they can go home and take a bubble bath? Read up on Cagewriter's hot and not list.

HOT: Women's MMA — Riding a wave started by Ronda Rousey's championship win over Liz Carmouche, female fighters are now in the spotlight. The Rousey-Carmouche result made it all over television, and print and internet press. This opened the door for other fighters to get some press, like this Canadian piece on women's MMA.

HOT: Jose Aldo — The featherweight champion didn't like that he was fighting Anthony Pettis. He spoke up about it, ticked off UFC president Dana White, but then got his demand. If he wins, he'll get to jump up to lightweight for a chance at that belt. Pretty good tantrum, huh?

NOT: Matt Riddle — Getting in trouble with the UFC over using a banned substance is never good, regardless of reasoning or doctor's approval. Doing it twice in a row when the promotion is looking to trim 100 fighters from its roster? It means Riddle is looking for a job.

HOT: South Dakota — Legislators in the Mount Rushmore State -- yes, that's its nickname -- saw through misguided comments comparing MMA to child porn and voted to regulate MMA. It opens the door for more safety in fights in their fights.

NOT: Backwards thinking on MMA — Between the South Dakotan government officials being soundly dismissed and an editorial in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel being laughed off, it appears that MMA is moving past the days where ignorant people made comments about a sport they didn't understand.

Still taking a temperature: Brian Stann and Wanderlei Silva — Both men are looking to rebound off of losses as they face off at UFC on Fuel 8 in Japan on Saturday. Which one will end up on the hot list next week?

UFC video from Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on Yahoo! Sports:
Manti Te'o denies being asked about sexual orientation
Danica Patrick, crew chief make for odd couple
Serena Williams busted by security taking pic of Tiger Woods
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.'s penalty for marijuana use highlights need for updated regulations

View Comments (49)
  • Brunner's late layup leads No. 10 Arizona St women past Utah

    Brunner's late layup leads No. 10 Arizona St women past Utah

    No. 10 Arizona State missed 14 straight shots at one point and went 12 minutes without a field goal. Yet, somehow, with a second-half run and late heroics, the Sun Devils avoided an upset to the 11th-place team in the Pac-12, beating Utah 46-22 on … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars - 02/27/2015

    Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars - 02/27/2015

    Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars - 02/27/2015 … More »

    NHL Highlights - 18 minutes ago
  • Extend And Win

    Extend And Win

    Giannis Antetokounmpo drives through traffic and extends to convert the fast break layup. … More »

    NBA.com - 20 minutes ago
  • No. 12 Texas A&M loses Jones for season

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Jordan Jones will miss the rest of the season for No. 12 Texas A&M after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her right knee. … More »

    AP - Sports - 23 minutes ago
  • NBA-Highlights of Friday's NBA games

    Feb 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's National Basketball Association games: - - - Warriors 113, Raptors 89 Guard Klay Thompson scored 25 points as the Golden State Warriors demolished the Toronto Raptors 113-89. The Raptors (37-21) … More »

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago