1. The Aftermath: Where Did Shine Fights Go Wrong?

    Two MMA fight cards were supposed to take place on May 15th. Strikeforce Heavy Artillery produced one of the cards while the other came from an upstart promotion, with a very interesting marquee fight...

    Sam Nassar Written by Sam Nassar about over 4 years ago 1,476 reads 7 comments

  2. Strikeforce May 15th: Joey Villasenor Seeks To Squash “Jacares” Ju-Jitsu

    We hear the all too common tales of fighters and their paths to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. We can all remember the amount of times we’ve heard the wrestler turned fighter ...

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  3. Shine Fights: Boxing and MMA Collide, Who Will Shine Mayorga Or Thomas?

    Before MMA was considered a legitimate sport the questions were always the same: Who would win between a professional boxer and a mixed martial fighter? As a sport, MMA is beyond the original stages of style vs...

    Sam Nassar Written by Sam Nassar about over 4 years ago 1,049 reads 5 comments

  4. UFC 113: Patrick "The Predator" Cote Seeks To Make "The Talent" His Prey

    Sometimes you can just see the fireworks coming when you hear about an MMA matchup that is about to take place. Styles make fights, and often when styles match up perfectly there will definitely be sparks flying...

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  5. Is Anderson Silva the Floyd Mayweather of MMA?

    There are many talented fighters in both boxing and Mixed Martial Arts but the truly great fighters are diamonds in the rough. When most people think about the pugilistic sport of boxing there are a few names that all people are familiar with...

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  6. WEC 48: Jose Aldo Is What Anderson Silva Should Have Been

    Many equate greatness by comparing the great accolade to someone else who has done it in the past. Whenever fans of Mixed Martial Arts have spoken of talent, greatness and overall fight ability, Anderson Silva’s name was soon to follow...

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  7. Is Strikeforce Middleweight Champ Jake Shields UFC-Bound?

    Jake Shields is riding high after his recent win over game middleweight Dan Henderson. Shields is at a critical juncture in his career that will likely affect his ranking, career, and his overall status in the sport...

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  8. WEC 48: Brad “One Punch” Pickett Seeks to Snatch the WEC Spotlight

    When you ask any MMA fan what qualities they look for when they choose their favorite fighters many will give you same answers. Exciting, a unique style and persona, well rounded, aggressive, and someone looking to finish fights...

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  9. UFC Tito Ortiz:The Ultimate Fighter's Jekyll and Hyde

    Blond hair, creatively offensive t-shirts, a trucker’s mouth, and ground-and-pound like nobody’s business. These are a few traits normally associated with former UFC light-heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz...

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  10. UFC 112: Why Anderson Silva Is an Alien and Can Fight at Any Weight

    Anderson “The Spider” Silva is without a doubt one of the top fighters to ever compete in mixed martial arts. Silva seems to fight with a focus and determination not of this world...

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  11. UFC 112: Will BJ Penn's New Outlook Have Him Paying the Price?

    BJ Penn is possibly one of the biggest talents to ever grace the octagon. In the past his cardio, dedication, and drive have come into question. BJ has always been known to be brash, cocky, and often insulting to his opponents...

    Sam Nassar Written by Sam Nassar about over 4 years ago 1,296 reads 4 comments

  12. UFC 112 Abu Dhabi: The UFC Finally Gets the Royal Treatment

    The United Arab Emirates is not usually a geographic location that we normally associate with mixed martial arts. However, several moves have been made in the past and the present that will dramatically affect MMA and most importantly the UFC...

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  13. UFC 112: Interview with Nick Osipczak, the Safest Bet on the Card

    A pride of London with a very interesting story leading to his MMA career, Nick Osipczak started his martial arts training in kung fu. After attaining a national title in kung fu, a change of heart had Nick switching over to train MMA...

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  14. UFC 111:St Pierre Vs.Hardy Sometimes Defeat Shows You How Far You Can Go

    The stage was set for a hard fought battle between the two top Welterweights in the UFC. Dan Hardy the brash Brit with hands of stone faced off against the talented and relentless French-Canadian...

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  15. UFC: Athletes Vs. Martial Artists Don't Judge A Book by Its Cover

    In the ever evolving sport of Mixed Martial Arts the lines are sometimes blurred when trying to tell the difference between a good athlete competing in MMA and a true martial artist...

    Sam Nassar Written by Sam Nassar about over 4 years ago 1,688 reads 2 comments

  16. Why Do MMA Fans Boo The Ju-Jitsu?

    We see this happen all too well in the sport of mixed martial arts when our two combatants venture to the ground only to receive a barrage of boos from the crowd...

    Sam Nassar Written by Sam Nassar about over 4 years ago 315 reads 6 comments

  17. UFC 111:George St. Pierre and Gracie Together, Where Does Serra Stand?

    In traditional martial arts your dojo was considered sacred and was never challenged. Joining a dojo or discipline was like joining a family, the ideals of the system and your instructor became your own ideals...

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  18. Bob Shamrock- Transforming Troubled Men Into Champions

    It is a truly a genuine thing to be a generous and giving person for your entire life. To be selfless in times that most would be selfish and to truly give someone a new goal and a new outlook on life...

    Sam Nassar Written by Sam Nassar about over 4 years ago 537 reads 1 comments

  19. Is Rampage Jacksons Heart On The SIlver Screen Or In The Cage?

    Pads are popping, the smell of sweat and adrenaline are in the air when in walks a familiar face. The setting was the old Bomb Squad Gym in Hollywood California. The familiar face is none other than Quinton “Rampage” Jackson...

    Sam Nassar Written by Sam Nassar about over 4 years ago 155 reads 1 comments

  20. Top 10 Outside the UFC & Strikeforce:

    Many fans of the great sport of mixed martial arts are only aware of the top two organizations in the US which are the UFC and Strikeforce...

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  21. Pointed In The Wrong Direction

    We all witnessed the stoppage at the recent TUF 10 finale event when Jon "Bones" Jones squared off against TUF 3 alum Matt "The Hammer" Hamill...

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  22. Is BJ Penn Conditioned Enough For Diego Sanchez?

    During the “Countdown to UFC 107” on Spike TV, lightweight champ BJ Penn revealed that he is finally switching up his conditioning workouts...

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  23. Can George St. Pierre Competing In The Olympics Help Boost MMA?

    Georges St. Pierre has been rumored to be interested in competing in the 2012 Olympics in wrestling. To many this is considered a lofty goal seeing as St...

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  24. Grappling Gurus Who Have Given to MMA That You May Not Have Heard Of

    Grappling and Ju-Jitsu are an integral part of modern day Mixed Martial Arts and there are many innovators and experts that fans are aware of, but many that fans may be clueless about...

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