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2011’s Knockout of the Year

Posted on 01 January 2012 by Tony Hackerott

Like our “Submission of the Year” piece, there were numerous knockout finishes in 2011 to illuminate, and picking a decisive winner of this little title, is no easy task. There were flashy finishes, unforeseen finishes, and a few outrageously brutal finishes.

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Unforgettable Upsets in MMA

Posted on 31 December 2011 by Tony Hackerott

As is the case with just about any full contact sport in existence, the competing favorite is likely to emerge victorious over opposition a good eight of ten times. Even in a sport as erratic as mixed martial arts, the odds makers tend to do their homework, and usually make the right picks. However, when the cycle is broken by the resilient underdog, it’s an amazing sensation, and it echoes in the memory.

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Interview with Erik “New Breed” Koch

Posted on 06 December 2011 by Dennis Fratella

With a face that even some who’s illiterate could read, it’s not hard to tell that Erik Koch enjoys his job. What does he do you may ask? Well, in addition to watching the Food Channel non-stop, Tweeting about the Food Channel, and wanting to eat the food he sees while he’s watching the Food Channel, the guy is a UFC fighter. And a pretty damn good one to boot.

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When Will MMA Go Main Stream?

Posted on 22 September 2011 by Tony Hackerott

The other day over at MMAPayout.com they had a great post on the recent deal between UFC and Fox.  The advertising for the UFC events has been sold out its debut event and fast!  Even though this is the furthest step that MMA has made into the main stream it certainly isn’t there yet even though the World Poker Championship and video poker gets shown on ESPN.  While Dana White the UFC President has even said that ESPN won’t give the UFC the time of day on it’s show even after or before a great fight.

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Inspirational Story: From Meth To MMA Phenom

Posted on 30 July 2011 by Tony Hackerott

In a world of negative news stories we wanted to write about a positive story going on in the world of Mixed Martial Arts.  I know if you are like me you are tired of reading about the national debt and ‘debt ceiling’ so here is someone that is turning negativity into positivity in his life.  So, sit back and enjoy a few minutes of a feel good story in the world of MMA.

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Florian to drop to Featherweight

Posted on 08 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia

A few days after Tyson Griffin announces that he will cut down to the featherweight class another current lightweight star is doing the same. Kenny Florian is planning on moving down to the featherweight division in 2011. First reported by ESPN’s Franklin McNeil, this is big news for the 145 weight class.

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Injury Forces Evans Out

Posted on 07 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia

As announced during the post fight interview with Jon Jones, the young prospect will now face off against current UFC Light Heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for his title at UFC 128 in Newark, New Jersey. This information comes in light of the injury to former number-one contender Rashad Evans.

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Tearing Down The Cage – UFC 126

Posted on 06 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia

Three minutes and twenty five seconds of work was all that was needed for Anderson Silva to shock and awe the mixed martial arts world once again. The man who holds 14 consecutive victories during his career proved once again why his striking is the very best in the sport.

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UFC Coming to Philadelphia

Posted on 03 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia

The “City of Brotherly Love” will not be so loving of brothers for at least one night in 2011. First reported by MMAfighting.com, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will return to Philadelphia for an event in August.

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UFC Locked Out Of New York

Posted on 03 February 2011 by Raphael Garcia

The state of New York continues to fight against the tide that is the expansion of mixed martial arts. Today it was announced that information to legalize the sport within New York was absent from 2011-2012 budget created by newly elected governor Andrew Como.

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