1. Saturday Night Fights: Future Is Bright for Saskatchewan's Top MMA Promotion

    As evidenced by a recent feature in The New York Times , fighting—at least in the realm of hockey—has been alive and well in Saskatchewan for quite some time...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about over 2 years ago 387 reads 0 comments

  2. Justin Sander: "I Want to Go as Far as I Can—To the Top"

    It may sound cliché, but if you’re a young person in rural Saskatchewan without an interest in strapping on a pair of skates and taking to the ice, then you’re ...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about over 2 years ago 240 reads 0 comments

  3. Ben Heenan: 'I'm Just Going to Try to Contribute as Much as I Can'

    When Ben Heenan first tried his hand at football in Grade 10, it would be something of a stretch to say that the former Sheldon-Williams Collegiate Spartan saw himself someday making his living on the gridiron...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about over 2 years ago 389 reads 0 comments

  4. Anwar Stewart: 'I'm Still Planning on Playing Somewhere'

    A common adage in professional football is that the game is a great sport but a terrible business. Anwar Stewart, who has spent the better part of the past decade wreaking havoc ...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about over 2 years ago 349 reads 4 comments

  5. MMA News: Sam King Emerges as Western Canadian Amateur

    In early December, Sam King burst onto the Western Canadian amateur mixed martial arts scene with a stunning first-round knockout victory over Chris Berry at Saturday Night Fights 4 in his native Regina...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about over 2 years ago 547 reads 0 comments

  6. AJ Scales: "As Long as My Body Holds Up, I'm Going to Continue to Compete"

    To certain, it would be a stretch to say that Regina—a city that boasts a population of fewer than 200,000 citizens—is synonymous with Brazilian jiu-jitsu...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about over 2 years ago 839 reads 1 comments

  7. Gegard Mousasi Says He Has No UFC Regrets

    In his younger years, Gegard Mousasi was introduced to judo by his father. In retrospect, Mousasi, who was born in Iran but made Holland his new home at age eight, admitted that he viewed judo as more of a hobby than a legitimate career prospect...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about over 2 years ago 9,056 reads 11 comments

  8. UFC 143: Chris Cope Talks Sobriety and His Future Inside and Outside of the UFC

    According to Chris Cope, who studied sociology and psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he left the university with far more than an education. “I started drinking probably when I was 18,” recounted Cope, 28...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about over 2 years ago 912 reads 4 comments

  9. Ron Frazier Discusses His Move from Xtreme Couture to the TapouT Training Center

    If all goes according to his plans, Ron Frazier, who recently parted ways with the Xtreme Couture Academy, will officially begin the next chapter of his professional career at Las Vegas’ TapouT Training Center on Monday morning...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about over 2 years ago 1,673 reads 1 comments

  10. Mark Bocek: UFC Lightweight Discusses His Visit to Pickering High School

    Mark Bocek, who is to return to the Octagon against Matt Wiman at UFC 145 in April, recently took time out of his schedule to speak with a number of students about a number of different topics at Pickering High School in Ajax, Ontario...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about over 2 years ago 600 reads 1 comments

  11. UFC 144: Mark Hunt, 'I Would Like to Be the World Champ'

    As a youth in Auckland, New Zealand, Mark Hunt wasn’t sure what he wanted to someday do for a living. According to Hunt, however, this all changed several years ago...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about over 2 years ago 1,862 reads 19 comments

  12. Duane Ludwig: UFC Welterweight Talks Recent Loss and Future

    Despite the fact that Duane Ludwig was defeated by Josh Neer in their match on the UFC on FX card on January 20th, the man they call “Bang” doesn ’t necessarily view his most recent outing as a total write-off...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 290 reads 1 comments

  13. Nick Denis: UFC Bantamweight Discusses His Transition from Biochemistry to MMA

    Nick Denis, the product of an “average, typical” childhood, was first introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu while studying biochemistry at the University of Ottawa...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 493 reads 0 comments

  14. Stefan Struve: 'I Want to Get That Belt in Impressive Fashion'

    After being involved with judo in his younger years, Stefan Struve first tried his hand at mixed martial arts as a teenager in the Netherlands. “My brother was training with my coach—who I’m still with now,” explained Struve, 23...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 182 reads 11 comments

  15. Ben Askren: Bellator Champion Talks His Passion for Disc Golf in BR Exclusive

    At this point in time, Ben Askren is known by most sports fans primarily for representing the United States on that mat at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and his blossoming mixed martial arts career...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 5,782 reads 6 comments

  16. UFC 144: Jake Shields Talks Vegetarian Diet in B/R Exclusive

    Before Jake Shields made his long-awaited UFC debut in the fall of 2010, he was already regarded by many as one of the top mixed martial artists in the sport...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 4,100 reads 7 comments

  17. Edson Barboza's Stunning Victory at UFC 142: 'I Thanked God for the Fight'

    According to Edson Barboza, the most impressive knockout that he’s ever witnessed occurred nearly half-a-decade ago at UFC 70 in Manchester, England...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 1,095 reads 5 comments

  18. Hector Lombard on Match vs. Anthony Johnson: 'He's Right Up There, so Why Not?'

    After news broke that the UFC and Anthony Johnson had parted ways, Hector Lombard , Bellator FC’s reigning middleweight champion, posted an interesting status update—“(b)ring ...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 2,216 reads 12 comments

  19. Nick Ring: UFC Middleweight Sits Down for an Exclusive Interview with BR

    When Nick Ring took to the Octagon against Tim Boetsch at UFC 135 in September, the Canadian middleweight—after three rounds of action—claimed the first loss of his nearly decade-long professional mixed martial arts career...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 488 reads 2 comments

  20. UFC 142: Carlo Prater: 'Royce Gracie Changed My Life'

    Looking back to his younger years, Carlo Prater can’t recall what he dreamt of someday doing for a living...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 518 reads 0 comments

  21. UFC 142: Gabriel Gonzaga: 'I Want to Be a World Champion'

    More than seven years ago, Gabriel Gonzaga first agreed to showcase his talents in the UFC. The winner of his first four matches in the Octagon—including a stunning high-kick ...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 1,593 reads 8 comments

  22. UFC 142: Edson Barboza: "Martial Arts Is More Than Only a Job for Me"

    Since a very young age, Edson Barboza has been living his life as a fighter. “I used to be a hyperactive child, and the doctor said I should spend all my energy in some sport, ...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 508 reads 2 comments

  23. In Preparation for UFC 142, Rousimar Palhares Says: "I'm Already Living a Dream"

    After being introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his younger years, Rousimar Palhares’ life was changed forever...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 4,876 reads 4 comments

  24. UFC 142: Ricardo Funch's Exclusive Interview

    After being introduced to the world of mixed martial arts in his younger years, Ricardo Funch immediately wanted to try his hand at the sport...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 366 reads 2 comments

  25. Kasheem "The Dream" Peterson: Out of Custody and Ready to Make an Impact

    After being arrested and accused of committing a number of serious crimes in April of 2011, Kasheem “The Dream” Peterson thought—if only for a minute—that he was having a nightmare...

    Ed Kapp Written by Ed Kapp about almost 3 years ago 903 reads 3 comments