March 2011 Quick Hits

Ready 2 Rumble – Brittney Palmer

The WEC may have been absorbed by the UFC, but the fighters aren’t the only ones that have made the move to the big stage. Former WEC Ring girl, Brittney Palmer, is re-fueled and ready for prime time MMA.   What’s going on in Brittney Palmer’s world lately?   Coming into the UFC now, my [...]

Fighting The High Life

Some of the best fighters in the world started their careers in spit and sawdust set-ups that lacked even running water. However, a new wave of training facilities has arrived, and they are palatial in comparison to the hole in-the-wall gyms many of us still use. Check out the five most luxurious MMA gyms in [...]

5 Minutes With Urijah Faber

How are things going for “The California Kid?”   Fantastic. I’m working on a really cool project on the northern, northern coast of Cali about three hours from Sacramento on Highway 1. We’re building our Team Alpha Male retreat. The town has 450 people. Bare necessities. It’s right on the ocean. We’re going to have [...]

Taking Care Of Your Own

The number of soldiers returning from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is higher than it’s been since Vietnam. Suicide, alcoholism, and homelessness are plaguing our troops, but luckily we have people who are stepping up to take care of our own, even in MMA.   Former Army Sergeant and lifelong fighter Todd Vance returned [...]

Boxing’s Biggest Misses

Boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. disdainfully dismissed mixed martial artists as “guys who couldn’t do boxing.” Why would they want to? MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world, while boxing seems to be hanging on by the thread of their silk robes. In fact, boxers are the ones who like to push the [...]

Art For Mixed Martial Art’s Sake

Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin punched and kicked each other’s faces to a pulp for 15 minutes in 2005 to create the Bonnar-Griffin Boom—the explosion of mixed martial arts onto the national sporting landscape. MMA fans remember the fight fondly, but one fan in particular, Tom Scully—a long-time friend of Bonnar—needed a more tangible tribute [...]

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