Posted on 23 February 2013 by Hunter Homistek
Posted on 18 February 2013 by Tony Hackerott
By Jordan Minns
Nowadays, there is no shortage of fights. Last year, the UfC held hundreds of fights and if you add non UFC fights, it would total in the thousands. Even title fights aren’t so rare anymore, UFC title fights can be seen almost once a month. But there’s a type of fight that does not come so often, fans call for it, promoters try to make it, but rarely are they successful. These fights are super fights, and recently I had the honor to witness one, LIVE. The fight was UFC 156 Aldo (near undefeated featherweight champion & p4p great) vs Edgar (former lightweight champion who some would say still is, referred to as the number p4p fighter in the world by Dana White). Along with the super fight, they had a super card that I’m happy to break down for you.
Posted on 07 February 2013 by Tony Hackerott
A few weeks ago Evan Geis wrote a fantastic article on the Taekwondo Tornado Kick. Another great kick that MMA has adopted from the Taekwondo style that you don’t see often is the spinning heel kick also known as the reverse roundhouse kick.
Posted on 19 January 2013 by Tony Hackerott
Written by: Jordan Minns
The heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos; and contenders Cain Velasquez & Alistair Overeem have established themselves as the top dogs in an extremely stacked division, the only thing left to decide is who will reign supreme. I will breakdown the match-ups Dos Santos-Velasquez, Dos Santos-Overeem, and Overeem-Velasquez in order to predict who will come out on top in this heavyweight power struggle.
Posted on 23 November 2012 by Jillian Bullock
By Jillian Bullock
Now that it’s official, according to UFC President Dana White, women will fight in the UFC. White who had always been an outspoken critic regarding women fighting for the number one MMA organization recently changed his tune when he inked a deal with Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. During an appearance on The Jim Rome Show, White stated: “Yes, it’s official. Ronda Rousey did sign with the UFC. She has the credentials, the pedigree; I mean everything. She has the whole package.”
Posted on 10 November 2012 by Jillian Bullock
- By Jillian Bullock
In December 2011, UFC’s Welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, was training to prepare for a title defense against challenger Nick Diaz. The fight was scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, NV in February 2012, but it never happened. The French-Canadian fighter blew out his ACL on the right knee. Since that time many have wondered if St-Pierre would be able to return to the octagon after such a severe injury and if he does will he be as good as he once was.
Posted on 20 June 2012 by jcaudill
Now it’s no big secret that UFC President Dana White has always been a bit skeptical to the idea of Women fighters in the UFC. He has said in the past that he wasn’t against it so much as he didn’t see the market for Women in Mixed Martial Arts. Don’t misunderstand, Mr. White is very respectful of the female athletes themselves and has been vocal about his support for fighters like Ronda Rousey, but he has stated that he doesn’t feel there are enough female athletes on a Rousey like level to make for an interesting division.
Posted on 07 May 2012 by Jillian Bullock
By Jillian Bullock
When John Quinlan, Bodybuilder, Wrestler, and Sports Model, decided to train for the NPC Jay Cutler Classic, where he will compete in the Men’s Physique Class on May 6, he wanted to get a tattoo that represented his Irish heritage. Already sporting a mix of thirteen Oriental and Irish tribal themed tattoos, Quinlan wanted to make a bold statement with his 14th and final tattoo. He sought out something that would be different, something special, to showcase to the world while he conducted his bodybuilding routine on stage at John Hancock Hall in Boston, MA. Quinlan choose a shamrock that had a tribal look to go on his right hand.
Posted on 13 April 2012 by Jillian Bullock
By Jillian Bullock
What do MMA fighters Tim Sylvia, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Mo “King Mo” Lawal, Sean Sherk, Josh Barnett, Cris “Cyborg” Santos, and several other fighters have in common? All of them have tested positive to using illegal performance enhancement drugs (PEDs) at some time during their fighting career.
Posted on 20 March 2012 by Tony Hackerott
Over at Cagewriter MMA writer Maggie Hendricks wrote an interesting article about 5 All-American wrestlers who COULD be awesome in the cage. At the very least they would be excellent grapplers when compared to the average UFC fighter.