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September 26, 2011


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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 […]

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 […]

Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, and The Business

October 24, 2010


At UFC 121, after Cain Velasquez’s devastating knockout win over Brock Lesnar to become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion, there was an incident as Brock was leaving the Octagon between him and his former co-worker in WWE, twenty-six year veteran Mark “The Undertaker” Calaway. Undertaker was answering a question from‘s Ariel Helwani when his eyes appeared […]

WEC 51: Tiequan Zhang Could Be First Breakout Chinese Star, But Questions Remain

September 29, 2010


Heralded as a top Chinese prospect, "The Mongolian Warrior" Tiequan Zhang has his first fight outside his home country on Thursday at WEC 51, and an impressive outing could accelerate the UFC's expansion into China. But can he compete with a higher caliber of fighter?