Johnny Dunn's MMA Articles

October 2009 // MMA Life
FIGHT! Across America

As I look back and thank my lucky stars that I have survived my many trips across the country discovering up-and-coming organizations in MMA, I like to reflect on the one time — not at MMA camp — that I visited Louisville, Ky, to check out the Revolution Fight League (RFL). Not only was it [...]

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November 2008 // Quick Hits
Fight! Across America

My search for the best fi ghts in all of the land brought me to Chi-town. I came to see the perennial showman, Shonie Carter, headline an action-packed fi ght card for PRIMETIME FC. Jacob Stahler, founder and president, called his fi rst event “Inception,” but I think he should have titled it “Mayhem” because [...]

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July 2008 // MMA Life
Fight! Across America

As I pass the giant dinosaur that prowls near I-64, I ponder the badass fi ght league everyone in the Southeast has been talking about. Ever since I began writing FIGHT! Across America, people have been calling and emailing about a local fi ght organization with production values equivalent to BoDog or the WEC. So, [...]

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May 2008 // Last Call
Fight! Across America

As I arrived in Kansas City, I was greeted by Travis Crall, founder of the Elite Fight League. The trio masterminding the EFL consists of Travis Crall, Bryan Stevenson, and Shawn Ricks. They all bring distinct aspects to their equation for success. In our thirty-minute ride to Independence, we discussed the goals Travis and his [...]

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February 2008 // Last Call
FIGHT! Across America

For years now, MMA’s biggest events have been found west of the Mississippi. There was a small glimmer of hope when a couple of organizations in the Northeast were featuring more popular fighters, such as Kimbo Slice. But as quickly as they rose, they flamed out ten times faster. So once again, I found myself [...]

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