November 2010 Names in the Game

For The Love Of The Game

“Lesnar, Mayhem, and Joe Warren.” That’s what Mark Cuban answers when asked whom his favorite fighters are to watch. He doesn’t actually say this. He types it in an email, his favorite question/answer mode where journalists are concerned. Enthusiasm can’t be measured in a format like this, and context loses all elasticity…but what can be [...]

Total Domination

The wrestlers are taking over MMA and they have big plans—score takedowns, lay and pray, win decisions, and take all the titles. Some of them even want to steal your girlfriends and wives. Non-wrestlers are literally being squeezed out of MMA. Anyone that hasn’t wrestled might as well find another sport.   Okay, now that [...]

Living The Dream

When I watched Kazushi Sakuraba beat Renzo Gracie, as I referenced in my last article, it changed my life. I had spent most of my life in BJJ-based grappling gyms, learning, what I thought, was the most effective form of fighting in the world. Sakuraba, of course, proved that theory wrong, and set me on [...]

Twilight of The Gods

In the 1976 film Rocky, there’s a scene where Apollo Creed’s trainer Tony “Duke” Evers is watching Rocky Balboa on TV punching slabs of meat in Paulie’s meat locker.   “Hey Champ,” Evers says. “You oughta come look at this boy you’re gonna fight on TV. It looks like he means business.” Without even glancing [...]

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. takes you deep inside the sport [...]

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