In the mixed martial arts world, humble beginnings are a common thing. Sometimes, it’s as simple as a rising MMA promotion hosting shows in small memorial halls and school gymnasiums. Other times, it’s a much less conventional setting.
Former UFC light heavyweight Jason “The Hitman” Brilz knows about this sort of scenario. Although he does not [...]
Mixed martial arts is a global sport that has been at the professional level for at least two decades. Granted, the sport continues to evolve with new talent continuously hitting rings around the world, while most of the original pioneers from the early 90s have since retired. However, there are still a handful of veterans [...]
Whether you agree with what has happened in the Middle East over the past decade or not, you can’t argue that the bravery of servicemen and servicewomen is second to none. When these men and women go into an environment to serve their country where hostility is constant, it is something that the majority of [...]
Walking through Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia, there is a hidden little gem for all your grooming needs. Through the window you will see a gentleman type, standing over a client, doing his best to finish his work of art. It’s a clever combination of class and style, and it’s at the hands of Julian “Julz [...]
Rematches are not unusual at the highest levels of mixed martial arts, especially in the lighter divisions. In fact, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar made a two-year career out of championship rematches. UFC flyweight champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson may not be exactly where Edgar was, but come Saturday night at UFC on Fox [...]
Confession time: I don’t watch much Bellator MMA.
To be perfectly honest, I see Bellator as the TNA to the UFC’s WWE. That is, it’s a place where people compete when a.) they don’t have enough experience to fight in the UFC, b.) they aren’t quite good enough to fight in the UFC, c.) they used [...]
It is something out of a movie set in the 1800s, the rawest form of human fighting. Guys like Daniel Mendoza or Jem Mace started the whole combat sports business and now, in 2013, we have the closest possible thing to bare knuckle boxing returning to pay-per-view, courtesy of the BKB Bare Knuckle Boxing promotion [...]
It was 43 years ago that President Richard Nixon signed into law the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, effectively starting America’s War on Drugs. That war has taken many forms in the decades that followed, but has mostly focused on a supply-side battle to get drugs and the people who sell [...]
As fans who have spent many a night watching MMA, we’ve seen this scenario before: a fighter takes to the microphone after a hard-earned victory and praises God first and foremost for the success of their endeavors on that night.
To many, it’s a devout act of humility and a giving of thanks to the intangible [...]
A solid heavyweight division is one of the most valuable assets a mixed martial arts promotion can possess. As much fun as a promotion like the WEC, with its smaller fighters taking center stage, can be, there’s something about seeing two massive men fighting each other in the cage that seems to get fight fans, [...]