I have a dilemma.
A few weeks ago, the UFC announced it would be returning to my home state of Wisconsin for UFC 164. The event, which will be the UFC’s second in the state since Wisconsin began regulating MMA in 2010, is taking place in Milwaukee, which is just a short drive down I-94 from [...]
There are a few different kinds of MMA fans.
First, there are the casual fans—those who might flip to a UFC on Fox event if it’s on or go over to their buddy’s house for a pay-per-view once or twice a year. For these fans, their interest in MMA stems mainly from their interest in sports, [...]
There was a time not so long ago where Demian Maia’s most memorable fight was the travesty of a UFC middleweight title contest he had with champion Anderson Silva in April 2010. That bout, which took place during the UFC’s first and thus far only trip to Abu Dhabi, is remembered more for Silva’s bizarre [...]
On May 19, WWE will hold its annual Extreme Rules pay-per-view event. The night will, like most of the WWE’s pay-per-views, see both of the company’s major titles on the line and, as the event’s title implies, other matches contested under a more “hardcore” rule set.
One of the night’s non-title affairs is a cage match [...]
As a young basketball fan growing up in the NBA Jam-era ’90s, there were few players I enjoyed watching more than Seattle SuperSonics power forward Shawn Kemp. The 6-foot-10 All-Star possessed a 40-inch vertical leap and the sort of high-flying dunking abilities that made fans go crazy, and I thought he was just the best. [...]
If you were going to use a recent UFC card as a means to sell your friends on the wonderful sport of MMA, it might be a good idea to show them UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez. That incredible event, which took place just a few weeks ago, had eight of its 12 fights [...]
For decades, the term “gatekeeper” has had a bit of a negative connotation in combat sports. As you might guess, the term refers to fighters who stand between the elite fighters of their division, and everyone else. They themselves might not be in the title hunt, but other up-and-coming fighters in their weight classes must [...]
There was a time not so many years ago when it wasn’t all that bizarre to see a Hollywood-made martial arts film released on a nationwide basis every few months. From about 1986 until about 1998, moviegoers could count on Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal and their ass-kicking contemporaries to be annual fixtures [...]
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Carlo Prater vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira to headline Legacy FC 20
A lightweight bout between UFC veteran Carlo Prater and undefeated submission ace Carlos Diego Ferreira will headline Legacy FC 20 in May. Prater [...]
The world of professional and amateur sports has always been dominated by men. The majority of the athletes showcased on television are male, as are the majority of the fans who watch them. The country’s four most significant professional sports federations (the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL) have between them zero female athletes on any [...]