February 2011 Names in the Game

The Gracie Train Rolls On

Mario Sperry and the rest of the Carlson Gracie Arrebentacao Team never fought for money. They couldn’t have. In the mid-1990s, without the big money sponsorships that there are nowadays, earning a living from mixed martial arts was a pipe dream. Instead, fighting was about respect.   “For us, it wasn’t just to defend our [...]

7 Deadly Sins

Now that MMA’s popularity has exploded worldwide, it is amazing to realize that it’s essentially only 17 years old. MMA is young, brash, and impulsive, just like a teenager gone wild. And, as we also know about most 17 year olds, they often think they know everything, they don’t always listen to reason, and they [...]

The 2010 Mayhemmy Awards

[Author’s note: This article is better if you listen to techno while reading, particularly the tracks that I suggest.]   You walk up to the corner of Western and Wilshire and join the line forming in front of the Hollywood Video, an archaic structure that is the remnants of the new Netfl ix generation. The [...]

New Blood

Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world. It garners more attention and new fans daily. The emergence of so many new athletes sometimes makes it hard for fans to notice some of the fighters on the verge of making it to the next level. MMAWeekly.com takes you deep inside the sport [...]

Heating Up

MIKE MILLER TIME Team: Miami HeatCollege: University of FloridaYears Pro: 10Points Average: 13.7Rebounds Average: 5.13-Point Percentage: 40%   Nowadays, basketball might be considered a gentle game, but it wasn’t always that way. Back in the dark ages of the sport, a cage was erected around the court to keep the fans from beating on the [...]

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