Zane Simon Joins Press Row

By Jordan Breen Mar 16, 2016

Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the blog. This week, Breen is joined by BloodyElbow's Zane Simon

This weekend, the UFC returns to Australia with a Mark Hunt-Frank Mir headliner, a heavyweight contest whose competitors are a combined 77 years of age, and frankly, seems like matchmaking from years ago. And so, Breen and Simon break down the stagnant nature of the heavyweight division, looking at Top 10 lists from nearly a decade ago and detailing why heavyweights peak later and perform at a higher level longer than their fighting contemporaries.

Breen and Simon break down how the division's bizarre nature spills into its prospect development, why heavyweight prospects are so hard to find, who the UFC's top young talents are from Ruslan Magomedov to Curtis Blaydes, Bellator MMA signing Sergei Kharitonov and much more.

Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.”

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