Larry Pepe's MMA Articles

January 2013 // Last Call
Into the Night

I remember it like it was yesterday— not because I’ve been mega-dos- ing nootropics, but because it just happened last month. I logged on to Twitter, and there it was. Strikeforce, the company that has promoted 62 MMA events since March 2006, would have one last hurrah on January 12 and then go the way [...]

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August 2012 // Last Call
The Hidden Evolution

Watch out world, MMA is Darwinian. When we talk about the evolution of mixed martial arts, it’s easy to point to a lot of the obvious advancements in the sport, rules, and athletes. Legal MMA events take place in almost every state in the country and around the globe with rules and weight classes that [...]

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March 2012 // Last Call
Weighty Issues

Lighter in the pocket equals lighter on the scale. There has been a lot written about Anthony Johnson’s complete failure to come close to making weight for his UFC 142 fight against Vitor Belfort, just as there was when “Rumble” failed to make weight at UFC 104 for his fight against Yoshiyuki Yoshida. At UFC [...]

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December 2011 // Last Call
Brock Lesnar: Heel or Face?

Brock Lesnar is the UFC’s heavyweight cash machine— a pay-per-view superstar-among-stars, who has been noticeably absent from the Octagon since he lost the Heavyweight Title to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 on Oct. 23, 2010. Sure, we were teased with his appearance opposite Junior dos Santos on The Ultimate Fighter 13, only to experience a [...]

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