Posted on 19 January 2012 by Tony Hackerott
B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz met in a thrilling affair to topline UFC 137. The action was fast-paced and wildly violent. For fans, it was a monumental collision, as both Penn and Diaz are known for their unbridled aggression, remarkable durability and tendencies to speak long before thinking. Neither of these two are afraid to insult another and neither man would ever contemplate walking away from an altercation. The fact that both individuals have taken part in memorable rivalries that in some cases stretched far beyond the octagon isn’t much of a surprise either. However, the aftershock of one of 2011’s finest welterweight bouts has left MMA pundits a tad perplexed.
Posted on 01 January 2012 by Tony Hackerott
We’ve played witness to some stunning career declines this year. Former champions have fallen left and right, while proposed “prospects” have run into brick walls when making the leap to the big leagues. I suppose that’s the nature of the beast, as combat sports aren’t often associated with overtly lengthy reigns as “top dog”. The business is brutal, and it takes a toll on both the body and the mind. In fact, in regards to mixed martial arts, a successful 10 year career is a damn respectable accomplishment. Some manage to surpass that, while some strive but come up short. Here now, is a look at some of the most noteworthy career declines of 2011.
Posted on 20 November 2011 by Last Ronin
Written By Last Ronin
So you want to get a mixed martial arts book, but aren’t really sure which one would be the best. That’s totally understandable with the hundreds of books sitting on the shelves at your local bookstore, meaning that picking one is going to be a bit overwhelming. The good thing about buying a book though is getting to look at the reviews and hear what others have got to say about it. Now I have read a lot of books in my time and my martial arts library is pretty fat, but out of all of the ones I own I would definitely say that my BJ Penn book is one that everyone needs in their library.
Posted on 18 October 2011 by Tony Hackerott
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For several years now, Anderson Silva has been given the title of Pound for Pound best fighter in the world. Not many people are stupid enough to argue that point. The real argument from experts and fans alike is “who is number two?” Many people have weighed in on the argument, including recently UFC President Dana White. Georges St. Pierre, the long time UFC Welterweight Champion, has often been given the title of ‘Number 2’. But, he has come under scrutiny from fans over his last few fights, for being a boring fighter.
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Posted on 14 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia
As odd as it may seem, the act of fighting can bring individuals together. It’s normal to find that some of the tightest bonds form amongst those that train together. The act of throwing fists or exchanging submission holds can bring people to a friendship even out of the worst rivalries.
Posted on 21 November 2010 by Raphael Garcia
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Detroit, Michigan on November 20th, and brought some exciting finishes and controversial decisions. The main event of the night saw Quinton “Rampage” Jackson win via split decision over Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. To go along with this, BJ Penn, who’s almost a lock for the UFC’s Hall of Fame, needed just 21 seconds to blow away Hall of Famer Matt Hughes with a stunning right hook. The end of the event set the stage for some interesting matchups that will take place in 2011.
Posted on 29 January 2009 by Tony Hackerott
This Saturday 1/31/09 is UFC 94.
As someone who has an interest in karate, I’m sure this UFC should be appealing to you, because the fight card has 2 great fighters with strong karate backgrounds worth watching.