August 2009 Names in the Game

New Blood

Joe Warren Name: Joe Warren Professional Record: 2-0 Key Victories: Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and Chase Beebe Joe Warren hasn’t cut any corners in his mixed martial arts career, making his mixed martial arts debut in the DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix. That’s a lot of pressure for a fighter to make his debut in front of [...]

Best Enemies

“I’m gonna break you.” I laughed, and not just because of the obvious reference to Drago in the Rocky movie, but also because I knew it wasn’t going to happen. I had trained too damn hard with too high-caliber opponents to be “broken” by anyone. Especially not the fuzzy- headed Brazilian bastard standing in front [...]


In boxing, they used to be called opponents, guys thrown in there to add a quality name to a hot prospect’s record, or to provide a reigning champ with a respectable but supposedly overmatched foe. In other words, they were supposed to lose. But some of the supposed flunkies thought otherwise. The fighters on this [...]

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