April 2009 MMA Life

Did You See That!?

T he Ultimate Fighter reality television show has been given a lot of credit for the meteoric rise (I used a Goldie-ism) of mixed martial arts into mainstream culture. TUF 1 debuted in January 2005 and was a big hit for Spike TV. Likewise, another cultural phenomenon came into existence around this time. YouTube—the video-sharing [...]

Benji Radach: Knocking Out Adversity

The distance across most MMA cages is approximately 30 feet. For a fi ghter, closing that space represents crossing the point of no return and what happens at the moment of impact can mean victory, defeat, injury and potentially life-changing events, positive or negative. For Benji Radach, his battleground on an October morning in 2004 [...]

Bellator Fighting Champions

With the rise in popularity of mixed martial arts, several upstart organizations have set up shop over the past few years in the hopes of putting on exciting fi ghts and raking in piles of dollar bills. Instead, most of those promotions closed because their directors didn’t have adequate knowledge about the sport or the [...]

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