1. London Calling: An Interview with "Hands of Stone" Sam Stout

    I know what you’re thinking: man, all this guy does is interview Canadian fighters.Well, not entirely, but we have this weird idea up here in the Great White North where we do our best to help our fellow Canadians succeed wherever we can...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 137 reads 7 comments

  2. Fight Week Previews: Josh Koscheck Vs. Frank Trigg

    As much as I wasn't overly interested in Frank Trigg's return to the UFC when the company began down the path of signing every household name imaginable, this fight actually intrigues the hell out of me...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 245 reads 0 comments

  3. Is It Time to Take The Ultimate Fighter in a New Direction?

    (written by E. Spencer Kyte for the MMA Fight Council Writers Guild)There is no question that The Ultimate Fighter changed the mixed martial arts landscape when the first episode aired on Jan...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 589 reads 27 comments

  4. Fight Week Previews: Tyson Griffin vs. Hermes Franca

    There's nothing better than kicking off a busy week with a preview of what many feel will be a Fight of the Night contender this Saturday at UFC 103...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 156 reads 0 comments

  5. 10 Burning Questions for a Busy Week in the UFC

    Fresh off an action-packed August that saw numerous outstanding events and the twist and turns of the Fedor Emelianenko saga, there is no rest for the wicked as the UFC rolls out a week filled with activity to kick off their fall schedule...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 815 reads 6 comments

  6. World Extreme Cagefighting: The AAA Affiliate of the UFC?

    A few weeks back we discussed the merits of a merger between the UFC and the WEC.Since then, UFC President Dana White has gone on record saying that the bantamweight and featherweight divisions ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 244 reads 15 comments

  7. The Keyboard Kimura Interview Series: Getting Official with Nick Lembo

    The guy with the big smile on his face between Renzo Gracie and Ricardo Almeida is Nick Lembo.Lembo is legal counsel for the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board (NJSACB), a position that ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 229 reads 0 comments

  8. Something's Cooking: Is Gina Carano Poised To Become the Dwayne Johnson of MMA?

    All the Mixed Martial Arts world is buzzing with the recent string of stars making their way to Hollywood, picking the bright lights and minimal bruising of the silver screen over the beatdowns and bloody lips that come with the cage...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 3,152 reads 20 comments

  9. The Return of "The Brazilian Tiger" Ricardo Arona

    If you're just getting into Mixed Martial Arts, the name Ricardo Arona might not mean much to you.Perhaps you've heard of him a time or two, or remember that he was the fighter on the receiving end of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's famous "Pride Powerbomb...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 605 reads 4 comments

  10. What Now for the UFC Welterweight Division?

    As you may or may not know by now, Mike Swick has been forced to pull out of his UFC 103 title eliminator bout with Martin Kampmann, replaced by recent UFC addition Paul "Semtex" Daley...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 715 reads 17 comments

  11. The K2 Interview with Evan Shoman: Parental Discretion is Advised

    I was introduced to the incredible artwork of Evan Shoman through an interview in Fight! Magazine last December...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 238 reads 6 comments

  12. Tim Sylvia Is Moving to Crystal Lake

    With the boom of Mixed Martial Arts into the mainstream, fighters are getting all kinds of crossover opportunities.Georges St-Pierre is starring in Gatorade ads both in print and on television and serving as the face of UFC Undisputed in Canada...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 581 reads 4 comments

  13. Sengoku Steroid Championship Bad for Mixed Martial Arts

    In a recent interview with Tatame, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva stated that should he emerge victorious from his fight at the upcoming Sengoku 10th Battle with "Big" Jim York, a bout with Josh Barnett ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 820 reads 13 comments

  14. Fighter Safety Falls on Everyone

    Yesterday, we discussed the Yves Lavigne fallout from UFC 102 and the precarious position that referees are in when officiating MMA bouts...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 294 reads 10 comments

  15. Yves Lavigne, Referee Stoppages, and Armchair Analysis

    While a great deal of the discussions stemming from UFC 102 have centered on the return to form of Minotauro Nogueira, Randy Couture's "never say die" showing, and Todd Duffee's record-setting knockout, Yves Lavigne is getting his share of attention too..

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 428 reads 17 comments

  16. UFC 102: Things I Learned Last Night

    1. "Minotauro" Nogueira is Far From Done You can now officially call his fight with Frank Mir an aberration, as it was clear last night that the staph infection and knee troubles Nogueira ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 802 reads 36 comments

  17. UFC 102 Punch Drunk Predictions

    Saturday has finally arrived, and with it comes UFC 102 from the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon.While originally not sold on this fight card, a week full of previews and pondering has ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 257 reads 7 comments

  18. Brandon Vera: 'The Truth' Is, You Talk Too Much

    I've been trying to do my best journalist impersonation lately, writing quality articles without any personal opinion or feelings entering into the equation. This isn't going to be one of those articles...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 346 reads 17 comments

  19. Fight Week Previews: Randy Couture Vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira

    Seven days ago, the Couture/Nogueira fight wasn't all that interesting.After digging around and breaking it down all week, Saturday night can't get here quick enough. Maybe this fight isn't getting the hype it deserves...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 465 reads 13 comments

  20. Keeping It Canadian with "The Thrashing Machine" Tim Hague

    Being a good Canadian boy myself, it’s always an honour and a pleasure to sit down and talk Mixed Martial Arts with someone who understands that there should be a “U” in honour and knows what a toque is...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 272 reads 7 comments

  21. UFC 102: Legends Lock Horns

    This weekend, UFC 102 rolls into "The Rose City" with an intriguing main card littered with hometown heroes, headlined by Oregon native Randy "The Natural" Couture facing off against fellow MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 461 reads 0 comments

  22. Fight Week Previews: Keith Jardine Vs. Thiago Silva

    The co-main event is an intriguing tilt between two fighters looking to rebound from disappointing losses.On one side is Keith Jardine, the consensus pick as LHW gatekeeper and Rashad ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 532 reads 8 comments

  23. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers: A Strikeforce Tactical Error

    As reported earlier today, Strikeforce announced today that the consensus top heavyweight in the world and MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko's first fight for the organization will take place this winter against undefeated prospect Brett "The Grim" Rogers...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 3,447 reads 39 comments

  24. MMA Extends a Hand (and Fist) To Fans of All Kinds

    With Mixed Martial Arts' rise to the brink of the mainstream, fans have been flocking to the sport in droves.Many have been around from the beginning, while some are returning fans, those who ...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 222 reads 5 comments

  25. Fight Week Previews: Chris Leben Vs. Jake Rosholt

    Welcome back, Crippler!After serving a nine-month suspension stemming from a positive test following his loss to Michael Bisping, Chris Leben makes his return to the UFC right in his own backyard of Portland, OR...

    E. Spencer Kyte Written by E. Spencer Kyte about 5 years ago 385 reads 1 comments