Rhett Butler's MMA Articles

February 2009 // MMA Life
Iron Rings

As mixed martial arts grows, so do its subsets, organized according to nationality or fi ghting style. The Brazilians bear the yellow, green, and blue earth-spattered banner of submission. The Japanese exhibit fi nesse and technical prowess, while the prototype all-American white wrestler uses Greco-Roman to solidify his presence. Alongside these groups, there’s the African-American [...]

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August 2008 // MMA Life
The Gilded Age

Mark Twain coined the post-Civil War period the Gilded Age for the garish displays of wealth by the new rich who had made their fortune in that uncertain time. Those entrepreneurs saw opportunities to create, produce, and consume products that had never before been envisioned. In much the same way, the rise of MMA from [...]

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