1. Recapping a Turbulent 2010 for Strikeforce (and 2011 Isn't Looking Much Better)

    In the latter half of 2009, Strikeforce made a huge power play in the world of mixed martial arts promotion when they outbid the Ultimate Fighting Championships for not just their ...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 3 years ago 1,594 reads 30 comments

  2. Remembering World Extreme Cagefighting: WEC 34 (With Video)

    World Extreme Cagefighting has gone through many changes since its creation in 2001. Its first show featured a main event of Dan Severn facing Travis Fulton, it would later be the ...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 3 years ago 109 reads 0 comments

  3. MMA: A Look At The Career of Georges St. Pierre (So Far)

    Georges St. Pierre is hailed as the most complete fighter in MMA. He is considered to be in the Top 2 Pound-for-Pound fighters in just about every rankings list and is set to enter his 10th career UFC Championship fight...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 3 years ago 1,405 reads 12 comments

  4. MMA: Four Steps To Fix Judging Under the 10-Point Must System

    MMA judging is reaching a crisis point. Throughout the short history of MMA poor judging has plagued it, but in the last two years horrendous judging seems to be reaching a high (or low) point...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 3 years ago 1,532 reads 35 comments

  5. UFC 123: The Sleeping Giant Set To Wake With Rampage vs. Machida Match

    Since 2003, the first time Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture were locked in the cage together, the 205-pound division has been the premier weight-class in the UFC, but for much of 2010 the division has been in hibernation...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 3 years ago 399 reads 0 comments

  6. UFC 123: George Sotiropoulos and His Rubber Guard

    George Sotiropoulos heads into Saturday’s tilt against Joe Lauzon as one of the top contenders in the UFC Lightweight division...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 3 years ago 1,831 reads 2 comments

  7. MMA Rankings: End of Summer Edition (Divisional and Pound-for-Pound)

    After a July lull MMA action exploded in August. Three separate UFC events, a WEC card and a Strikeforce debacle, not to mention a fair amount of Japanese MMA events...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 4 years ago 2,382 reads 75 comments

  8. UFC 118: Frankie Edgar, Nate Diaz Prove Weight Cutting Isn't Everything

    Very often in MMA when a fighter is struggling their response is either to switch camps or drop down to the next lowest weight class...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 4 years ago 3,384 reads 6 comments

  9. UFC 118: BJ Penn, Frankie Edgar and Correctly Judging a Takedown

    With the rematch of B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar looming this weekend, many in the media and on the blogs are revisiting the original decision that prompted this rematch. A key factor that many are focusing on is Frankie Edgar’s takedowns of Penn..

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 4 years ago 454 reads 9 comments

  10. Ben Saunders' Release a Harbinger Of Change In UFC 170-lb. Division

    The recent news of Ben Saunders' release from the UFC has generated a mild surprise from most hardcore fans. Saunders, while not a contender, is an entertaining TUF alum who recently helped Zuffa out of a bind when he stepped up to fight Jon Fitch...

    Tom Written by Tom about almost 4 years ago 853 reads 14 comments

  11. MMA Grapplers Quest: Judo

    This is the first in a series of articles I plan to write looking at the grappling martial arts used in Mixed Martial Arts, and I have picked one of the most over looked arts in the sport: Judo...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 1,057 reads 4 comments

  12. Fighters Who Changed MMA

    The history of MMA is an interesting subject. MMA fans tend to live in the now more so than other sports fan and there isn't the worship of the past as in sports like Baseball. Instead, MMA fans tend to pick apart their past heroes and find their flaws.

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 3,034 reads 33 comments

  13. Dream 15 Recap: Aoki and Mousasi Win With Quick Submissions

    The flagship Japanese promotion returned to action early Saturday morning and it featured the return of Gegard Mousasi to Japan, the showdown of the two best Japanese born lightweights ...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 280 reads 7 comments

  14. MMA Rankings: Midsummer Edition (Divisional and Pound-for-Pound)

    Huge shake-ups in the Heavyweight division have taken place this summer. Werdum's and Lesnar's submission victories have turned the division upside down and created interesting rankings problems...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 4,579 reads 125 comments

  15. UFC 116 Provides Prime Example Of Why Refs Need to Let Fights Continue

    UFC 116 provided some of the best action of any UFC card in 2010, culminating in an outstanding main event in which many feel Brock Lesnar should have lost in the first round...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 3,603 reads 59 comments

  16. MMA Gym Power Rankings

    About six months ago I did my second gym power rankings, and while it was much, much better than my first attempt, there were still issues and omissions and changes had to be made...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 4,051 reads 20 comments

  17. Is MMA's Most Powerful Puncher Fighting at Featherweight?

    Nova Uniao is hailed as the home of MMA's most feared featherweight and pound-for-pound standout Jose Aldo, but it is also the home to a featherweight that is dominating competition on the other side of the globe...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 599 reads 3 comments

  18. MMA Rankings Heading Into June (Divisional and Pound-for-Pound)

    A very exciting month of May is in the books. The UFC put out two fantastic cards, Strikeforce's Heavyweight Title was defended, DREAM put a card together and Bellator is in full swing...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 1,476 reads 20 comments

  19. You Want Action? Then Get Rid Of 'Standing Them Back Up'

    There has been a lot of talk recently concerning wrestling’s effect on Mixed Martial Arts, namely its detracting from the action of fights...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 690 reads 30 comments

  20. A Balanced Look at Fedor Emelianenko's Career and His Standing in Modern MMA

    Fedor Emelianenko is likely one of the most divisive and talked-about figures in the young sport of mixed martial arts...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 1,917 reads 45 comments

  21. Jacare Souza's Growth Impressive in Dominate Victory

    While Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza's victory Saturday night in St. Louis wasn't flashy or quick, Souza took a big step towards the middleweight elite in not just Strikeforce, but all of MMA...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 273 reads 4 comments

  22. Roger Gracie Is a Must Watch in Strikeforce Debut

    The Gracie name is iconic in Martial Arts. From creating the Brazilian style of Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, to birthing the UFC, to dominating the early days of MMA—the Gracie name is associated with excellence...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 441 reads 2 comments

  23. Chicago Cubs: It's Time To Start Over

    After winning back-to-back division titles, the Cubs now appear on the brink of having two straight years of October golf. The Cubs' core players are quickly passing their prime as the ballclub becomes increasingly more inconsistent...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 629 reads 3 comments

  24. Breaking News: Forrest Griffin Forced To Withdraw From UFC 114

    An injured shoulder has forced the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion to pull out of his match with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. The UFC is currently seeking a fighter to step in on short notice to keep the co-main event of UFC 114 intact...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 414 reads 9 comments

  25. The Halfguard: 'Beatdown Position' No More

    Once called the 'Beatdown Position' by Randy Couture, the halfguard is experiencing a renaissance in MMA, quickly becoming a key position for playing off the back...

    Tom Written by Tom about 4 years ago 1,538 reads 9 comments