Weekly Recap & Links of Interest

Posted on March 13, 2010


It’s been a great first week for this blog, and I thank all of you who have visited and extended your compliments through Tweets, DMs on Twitters, e-mails, texts, etcetera. Now if only you’d comment!

Every Friday, Mixed Marshall Arts will provide a quick recap of the week as well as links of interest to other MMA News/Analysis sites. As always, I encourage all of you to check these sites out (more links are available on the blogroll to the right).

Firstly, a recap of our inaugural week:

Wednesday: Why the Rating for WEC 47 Should be the Least of WEC’s Concerns
The numbers came in for WEC 47, and some labeled them disastrous. While they certainly weren’t good, the WEC has far bigger concerns, including but not limited to an upcoming foray into pay-per-view and anemic star power.
Tuesday: The Plight & Future of Women’s MMA
In honor of International Women’s Day, I examined the struggle of women in sports and why women in MMA seem to be making better headway than their contemporaries in other sports.
Monday: Did Brian Bowles Give Up on Himself at WEC 47?
Going into Saturday night, many had heralded Brian Bowles as an untraditional fighter. Unfortunately, that lack of tradition may have cost him a title.

Now, some highlights of our friends over at other sites.

M-1 Global’s Co-Promotional Strategy Fails to Bring Brand Familiarity (Bloody Elbow)

Combat Sports Preview: Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey (Bloody Elbow)

Why the Massachusetts Athletic Commission’s “Double Weigh-In” provision isn’t just foolish, it’s dangerous to the health of fighters (SBNation.com)

Promotional Battle Heats Up Outside Cage (Dave Meltzer)

Five Things We Learned From WEC 47 (Josh Gross, SI.com)