Jay Glazer's MMA Articles

December 2010 // Last Call
A Year To Remember

One of the great things about MMA is that, as the sport evolves, it becomes more and more exciting. Moves become more advanced, and the athleticism of the fighters grows immensely year by year. As a result, we have no shortage of exciting moments over the course of the year, and 2010 has been no [...]

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May 2010 // Last Call
“I Think, Therefore I’m Thinking”

I’m in one of those weird moods again today. As I sit and attempt to pen this column, my brain is everywhere. Forget an ADD moment, I got it bad, more like an LMNOP moment.   So, I sit trying to corral my inner bedlam. Sometimes a writer just needs to let it pour out. [...]

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April 2010 // Last Call
The Circus Is Back In Town

It seems like I’ve traveled this road before. Yet, here I am again,espousing logic that appears to be falling upon deaf ears of those who need to listen. Actually, this time I’m not asking that decision-makers listen, I’m moved to … dare I say it … okay, I’m begging ya.   A year or two [...]

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July 2010 // Last Call
As Cool As The Iceman

He tried to lie still while we squirmed and cringed as the needle was inserted into the gaping hole in his lip. All the Novacaine in the world couldn’t numb the pain that was felt in the little secluded area of Vancouver General Hospital on this Saturday night.   The patient on the table—Chuck “The [...]

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June 2010 // Last Call
Own Your Space

The call came last weekend, music to my ears. Mike Smith, the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, made no effort to hide his satisfaction. His former first-round pick, left tackle Sam Baker, needed to show some more nastiness, needed to “own his space.” During a mini-camp practice, Baker locked up with a defensive end, [...]

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March 2010 // Last Call
Un-FAN-Tastic

Jets head coach Rex Ryan, 49ers stud linebacker Patrick Willis, Eagles pass rush phenom Trent Cole, and I walked through the South Florida crowd at the recent Strikeforce event very much looking forward to a perfect escape from our recent rush of football overload. Willis was with me as a true believer in how MMA [...]

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February 2010 // Last Call
Difficult Dilemma

Every February I hit a professional crossroads of sorts. I’m faced with a dilemma, a choice that at first was extremely difficult to make but as time has passed that little ache in my stomach has quieted a bit. Which does one possibly choose? Super Bowl Sunday or UFC Saturday. I get most of my [...]

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January 2010 // Last Call
Real Fighters

I have seen what a true fighter is. Today, I ask that we pay our proper respect and never forget. “Fight” is an interesting word, isn’t it? We win some, we lose some, but more than anything, we respect the act of the competitive nature of the fight. Recently, the word took on a much [...]

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November 2009 // Last Call
Tinsel-Town Invasion

Our world is finally invading their world. Our world being—well, our world—the world where men walk into a cage and wow the sports universe with feats of fortitude and action unseen anywhere else. Their world is Hollywood. That’s right; Tinseltown has become infiltrated with the baddest men on the planet suddenly showing off their artistic [...]

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October 2009 // Last Call
My Thoughts

Here I am on the 37th day of a 40- day NFL Training Camp Tour (btw, go check out my Glaze Across America page on FOXSports.com and MAKE SURE you watch my bingo video) and the fine folks at FIGHT! keep hounding me for my column. Dude, I am exhausted. Have a heart, will ya? [...]

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August 2009 // Last Call
Stepping Into My World

Three years ago, NFL defensive end Jared Allen was coming off of a disappointing 7.5-sack season. He had shown too much potential to languish in underachievement. After the season, I told Allen, a close friend of mine, that he should train with me and my boys at Arizona Combat Sports in Tempe. He certainly had [...]

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July 2009 // Last Call
No MoreFreak Shows!

I’m one pissed off hombre today! I’m simply stunned at the stupidity and short-sightedness of some in our sport. What has me so ticked off at the world today? What has me acting as if you-know-what was in my Cheerios? Two words: Jose Canseco! The fine folks at DREAM recently showcased him in a fi [...]

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June 2009 // Last Call
Last Call With The Iceman

Hundreds upon hundreds of the UFC’s faithful cheered wildly. Others shifted for a simple glance while some, armed with cameras, climbed, pushed and elbowed for position to get a clear shot. The commotion took place during a recent championship match –Anderson Silva’s title defense versus Thales Leites. But the frenzy wasn’t caused by Silva. The [...]

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May 2009 // Last Call
UFC 100

From the day I was hired as a reporter in 1993, I had sought ways to differentiate myself from the pack. My goal from day one was to fi gure out ways to be memorable, more memorable than the guy next to me gunning for the same interview. I’ve never sat on a middle-of-the-pack mentality. [...]

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April 2009 // Last Call
“Jay The “Idea Man”"

I love the whole patriotic theme The Ultimate Fighter has taken. Love it! Who doesn’t like going down the road of the Revolutionary War one more time? This season, TUF gives us the chance to do it all over again, 1776 style, baby! But with this latest hook of nation vs. nation, I started to [...]

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February 2009 // Last Call
Glazer’s 2009 Fightie Awards

Every year, the New Year is good for at least one constant — a series of very breakable New Year’s resolutions. Stop smoking, stop drinking, stop cheating … blah, blah, blah. But another constant we hope to start will be our FIGHT! Magazine’s Annual Awards Bonanza–MY FIGHTIE AWARDS! Sure, some people hope for an Oscar [...]

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January 2009 // Last Call
Prepare For All Scenarios

With their globalization, expansion in marketing, higher profi le ad sales, and publicity, the UFC has hit the scene as hard as an Anderson Silva knee to the face. But while the sport and its most successful promotion learn to adapt as they grow, so are the fi ghters who are pushing the sport to [...]

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March 2008 // Last Call
Glazer Weighs In

Hey juice heads, you’re killing us. Killing us! Finally, the world of MMA had reached such mainstream levels that to call it a fad is a spit in the face. Ignorance has been replaced by education. The image of brutal savagery now overtaken by a violent ballet of skill. But as we gain acceptance, and [...]

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December 2008 // Last Call
The Better Mousetrap

Anybody else getting sick of all these supposed up-and-coming, we’ll-builda- better-mousetrap organizations who throw a whole slew of hot air out there but fail over and over again? Elite XC, Affl iction and the many others who have promised investors they would be the ones to overthrow the mighty UFC. Seriously, I’m done with it. [...]

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October 2008 // Last Call
To The Top

Michael Phelps, Jennie Finch…Forrest Griffi n. The Olympics are sorely missing the boat without the Forrest Griffi ns of the world. I know, I know, you’re all thinking, “Here goes that blowhard Glazer with another ‘MMA is the greatest, blah, blah, blah…’ column again.” Ummm… yup! Damn right it’s time for one of those. Why? [...]

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September 2008 // Features
The Real Chuck Liddell

I returned from an eight-day NFL Pro Bowl trip, checked out my house, which I believed had been vacant following a raucous Super Bowl stint, and suddenly felt I was Kato Kaelin-ized. I opened the door to the master guest room in my house and there, laid out on the fl oor, were the belongings [...]

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June 2008 // MMA Life
MMA Wagering

Some clichés showing up in both conversation and MMA forums are worth repeating: “styles make fi ghts” and “never count out Randy Couture” are two of my favorites. But there are three classics that can cost you money if you let them inappropriately affect your betting habits. YOU’RE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR LAST FIGHT [...]

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June 2008 // Last Call
Glazer Weighs In

In the middle of my workout, my phone rings. Now, this happens during the majority of my workouts. But that’s the end of normalcy. The call was an executive from an NFL team – a team that possesses a top ten pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Not some low-level grunt, but a legitimate personnel [...]

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July 2008 // Last Call
Glazer Weighs In

The MMA world is now on the verge of a full-scale reality check…as in reality TV. The wildly popular Spike show The Ultimate Fighter proves that MMA reality TV works. Now, Fedor Emelianenko has a program coming out called Fighting Fedor. Tito Ortiz has something that looks to be great, where knuckleheads with a beef [...]

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August 2008 // Last Call
Glazer Weighs In

I am sick and tired of defending our sport and explaining it to every person over forty years old. Truly, I’ve had it. I had previously not minded, and actually often enjoyed and relished, educating the uneducated. But that was before the EliteXC CBS event garnered so much attention in my other world, television broadcasting. [...]

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May 2008 // Last Call
Glazer Weighs In

One thing I’ve come to realize in covering sports for the last decade and a half: fans love dominance. We love dynasties. We love Tiger Woods for it. Used to love Tyson for it. Domination makes us talk, shows us all how to rise up to a higher level in whatever we do. The Yankees [...]

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February 2008 // Last Call
MMA > Boxing

Foyd Mayweather shifted beautifully, slipping a picture perfect counter left to the sensitive spot on Ricky Hatton’s jaw line. Just like that, the one major blip on boxing’s radar screen was over. I’ve said it before, and I’ll continue to say it until the sport changes my mind on a consistent basis: boxing is dying, [...]

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Oct/Nov 2007 // Last Call
Glazer Weighs In

MMA world, I’m proud of you. We’re finally going mainstream! Not in the TV sense or advertising sense but in regards to the real world. Society has a secret love affair with us and I think it happened before they ever realized it. Acceptance is everywhere. Gone are the days when folks outside the 18-29 [...]

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Dec/Jan 2008 // Last Call
Heavyweight Hero

The UFC needs a new heavyweight hero. The void left by the sudden, shocking departure of Randy Couture screams for attention. Forget it hurting the UFC, heck, it hurts the world of MMA. For the predominant fight organization on this planet to lose the heavyweight king is like Jiffy losing its Lube, Bud losing its [...]

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