November 2008 Quick Hits

No Reason To Get Upset >:(

One reason so many people love MMA is because of its pure unpredictability. When you take away that aspect of a sport, it ceases to be a sport. That’s why professional wrestling is now classifi ed as “sports entertainment.” Only a drunken hayseed would be impressed with professional wrestling’s unpredictability. But I digress. Upsets happen [...]

Read A Book

Any mixed martial arts fan will likely tell you they admire their favorite fi ghters for more than their skills and prowess inside the cage. Fan loyalty goes beyond the sport into the realm of human connection— they relate to their favorite fi ghters based on a common thread of human struggle and life experience, [...]

Melanie LaCroix

California is known for it’s beautiful bikini-clad models so it may come as a surprise to fi nd out that Melanie LaCroix hits people in the face for a living. Getting smacked around isn’t necessarily our idea of fun, but this is one fi ghter we’d be happy to take a beating from. So fi [...]

Fight! Across America

My search for the best fi ghts in all of the land brought me to Chi-town. I came to see the perennial showman, Shonie Carter, headline an action-packed fi ght card for PRIMETIME FC. Jacob Stahler, founder and president, called his fi rst event “Inception,” but I think he should have titled it “Mayhem” because [...]

“Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante”

Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante is a Brazilian-born fi ghter who is known for his excellent stand up, as well as his solid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game. Cavalcante trains out of American Top Team in Florida with teammates like Thiago Alves, Thiago Silva, and Jorge Santiago. The 25-year-old has compiled a MMA record of 14-2-1 and is considered [...]

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