September 26, 2011


Hey everyone! Just a reminder to update your bookmarks, feeds, etcetera to point to our new location over at CLICK HERE to be redirected. will soon forward to the new location as well. You’ve been warned!

Mixed Marshall Arts returns next week!

September 24, 2011



Hey everyone! Mixed Marshall Arts makes its return as  part of the launch of the all new next Monday. I hope to periodically update with my thoughts on fighting, links to other interesting news and editorials, as well as maybe a guest post or two from both fans and fighters. In the meantime, check out […]

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Fedor Emelianenko Should Heed the Advice of Miguel Torres

February 21, 2011


Fedor Emelianenko finds himself at a crossroads.

Miguel Torres has found himself the talk of the MMA blogosphere, and not because of anything he’s done in the cage. Instead, it’s for comments made about another fighter in a different weight division. Torres was recently asked for his thoughts on Fedor Emelianenko‘s decisive (despite attempts by Strikeforce and Fedor fanatics to spin it […]

For the Hardcores: More Thoughts on the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix

January 15, 2011



An addendum to the blog post I wrote for my space over on the Albany Times Union website about the Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament. Part of my reason for posting the occasional MMA piece over at the Times Union (usually on weekends) is to expose more people locally to the sport and, hopefully, help in some […]

The Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix: Shoehorning a 20th Century Concept in a 21st Century Market

January 15, 2011


When the unregulated, bare-knuckle Ultimate Fighting Championships first appeared on the national scene in the early 1990s, the draw was more than bloodlust. The concept was a one-night tournament that would determine the best pure fighter in the world. In the nearly two decades (!) since its inception, the sport has seen dramatic changes. So […]

Eye Pokes & Embarrassment

November 24, 2010


Last Friday, Strikeforce held one of its “Challengers Series” shows that was understandably swallowed up by the coverage for UFC 123’s stacked card. For those who don’t know, controversy erupted when the fight between Marius Zaromskis and Wachiim Spiritwolf was declared a no-contest just six seconds into the fight due to an accidental eye poke […]

UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida Controversy Shows Fans and Journalists Still Need to be Educated

November 21, 2010


Honestly, I’m surprised at the controversy. I sat with my roommate and watched the main event and remarked at how you could see in Lyoto Machida’s stance how much confidence he’d lost. He used to avoid getting hit as a strategy, but now it looked he was just plain tentative and scared of getting hit. […]

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