1. UFC Fan Mandy Moore Marries

    Georges St-Pierre doesn't need to look over his shoulder any more for ambushes from Mandy Moore accompanied by conspirator Dana White in his dressing room pre-fight. On Tuesday this week, Mandy married Ryan Adams in Savannah, Georgia...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 2,453 reads 19 comments

  2. MMA Writer Kevin Iole Is in Grandma's Doghouse

    Luckily for Kevin Iole, our 7-year-old Akita female is a house dog, so there is plenty of room for him in Grandma's doghouse...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 271 reads 24 comments

  3. Did Dana White Just Hear That Don King Is Coming to MMA?

    Well folks, I have recently heard the news that Don King and a group of wealthy individuals have an organization with the three initials—RHM Productions. I have no idea what the initials stand for...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 804 reads 9 comments

  4. Why the UFC's President Needs a Disclaimer

    Of course, being an old and kindly grandmother of six, I hate to ruffle any feathers (ahem), but I think that Dana White and his blogs need to come with a disclaimer...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 282 reads 11 comments

  5. UFC: What Price Friendship?

    Friendship... This is Grandma Dee's favorite subject. If I were a preacher, this would come up somewhere in every sermon. Christianity to me is all about friends...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 165 reads 20 comments

  6. UFC 96: Wicked Awesome Fights!

    The sound of leg kicks and strikes from both fists filled the air of the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, during what some called a "ho-hum", don't buy it on PPV UFC event...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 192 reads 15 comments

  7. The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale: The Carpenter's Nightmare

    On June 20, an unusual situation will arise. The finale for the The Ultimate Fighter 9 series will be held and the headliners will now be two lightweight fighters with incredible amounts of enthusiasm ...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 264 reads 10 comments

  8. In MMA, Time is the Enemy

    Time waits for no one. As a rapidly aging baby boomer, I can attest to that fact. From the time BJ Penn demanded a fight with Georges St-Pierre, I developed an ulcer from worrying during the four-month wait...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 161 reads 13 comments

  9. A Fight With Bobby Lashley! What Is Ken Shamrock Thinking?

    The very last thing that the sport of MMA needs is to have a death in the octagon. Of course, since Roy Jones is a boxer, it is possible that the March 21 fights he is promoting, will take place in a ring...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 1,443 reads 30 comments

  10. Mike "Leroy" Brown Quickly Defeats Leonard Garcia at WEC 39

    Holy Cow! What a beatdown Mike Brown put on Leonard Garcia last night. I thought after a good night's sleep I could put it in perspective better, but no way...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 198 reads 9 comments

  11. Mom, It's MMA, Not WWE!

    "What on earth are all these magazines?" "FIGHT! . . . Grappling . . .Black Belt . . .?" "What on earth have you gotten into now?" "(Big sigh) . . .It is all about MMA, mom...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 230 reads 15 comments

  12. WEC on Mar. 1: Another Dilemma!

    A thaw has come to Peoria, IL, and it looks like the weather mild for the weekend. We will be celebrating a 16th birthday on Saturday, even though Cody will not officially turn 16 until Mar...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 187 reads 16 comments

  13. How Long Will Brock Lesnar Last?

    Some people may assume that my title refers to the upcoming match between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir for the Heavyweight championship. Readers who know me well can guess that it isn't about that fight at all...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 2,024 reads 21 comments

  14. BJ Penn: The MMA Fighter Who Cried Wolf

    Grandmothers all over the world enjoy telling their grandchildren stories. Their are tales from the Brothers Grimm, Aesop's fables, Biblical stories and regional fairy tales...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 531 reads 39 comments

  15. MMA: Grandma Dee Awards

    Because of my age and the fact that I never know how long to expect to be around, I have decided to give out my awards in the field of MMA tonight as I watch the Oscar Awards...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 230 reads 11 comments

  16. Must MMA/UFC Writers Endure Drive-By Shouting?

    First of all, let's get this straight. I write about MMA and the UFC because of my love for the sport. This is not a job for me. Unlike being a teacher or a nurse, I am not paid to write my opinions...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 212 reads 8 comments

  17. UFC 95: Who to Cheer For—a Matter of Conscience

    In MMA this happens all too frequently for my taste. Due to the match ups Joe Silva makes, there will be strife in the Willis house on February 21, although Grandma will be at home watching alone...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 221 reads 10 comments

  18. Cody Willis Goes To State!

    Many of the articles I have written have debated the effects that MMA has on today's youth. My interest on this subject stems from my grandson Cody Willis who has been wrestling since the age of five and is the biggest MMA fan in our family...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 308 reads 26 comments

  19. Hey, Let's Ask Fedor!

    When I was a whole lot younger and watched cartoons on TV with my children, all of the cereal commercials were directed towards a target group of consumers who actually shopped for and bought the family's supply of cereal...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 638 reads 30 comments

  20. UFC 97: A Case of Canadian Retribution?

    Instead of writing screenplays about the "Irish Mafia," perhaps Dana White should have spent more time in Canada trying to discover if they have their own equivalent of a Mafia...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 679 reads 21 comments

  21. Why Couldn't Thiago Alves Fight Jon Fitch Next?

    There is a young and very hungry lion stalking the Welterweight king of the UFC jungle, Georges St. Pierre. Many MMA fight fans believe that Thiago Alves is just the challenger who will be able to dethrone the current champ...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 746 reads 48 comments

  22. Grandma's Many Funniest Moments In Sports.

    Some people have asked me why my complexion is always so flushed. It could be due to one of my medical conditions, but for the purposes of this article, just color me florid from continued embarrassment due to my failed athletic endeavors...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 166 reads 10 comments

  23. UFC: What Are the Rules on Feet/Toes in or on the Fence?

    A puzzling fact came up on MMA Forum after the UFC Fight Night 17 tonight. During the fight between Cain Velasquez and Denis Stojnic, when Stojnic had his toes in the fence, the ref pulled his leg forcing Denis to have his toes removed from it (the fence)

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 886 reads 18 comments

  24. I Found a Reason to Be Proud of BJ Penn!

    Well, I have received my share of being bashed lately because of my opinions on my favorite sport and tonight I discovered another new opinion...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 272 reads 23 comments

  25. Aside From Karo Parisyan, Everybody with Panic Attacks Raise Your Hands

    Unfortunately, I do not know how many or if any other MMA fighters in the MMA world suffer from panic attacks or have General Anxiety Disorder...

    Dorothy Willis Written by Dorothy Willis about over 5 years ago 1,019 reads 23 comments