1. Lyoto Machida: A Fencer's Feet in a Champion's Style

    In my time with the Ohio State Fencing team, I had the honor of working under Vladimir Nazlymov, a 10-time world champion and three-time gold medalist in the sport...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 1,191 reads 19 comments

  2. Phillipe Nover's UFC Career Off to Rocky Start

    On Dec. 12 of 2008, Phillipe Nover seemed poised to enter the UFC with a serious bang. Nover had coasted through what appeared to be a deep class of TUF lightweights and seemed poised to win ...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 627 reads 14 comments

  3. Gegard Mousasi Makes Big Statement About His Size at DREAM 9

    Lost among the discussion of the highly entertaining UFC 98 results was the kick off to the Japanese based DREAM Super Hulk Grand Prix...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 218 reads 3 comments

  4. Rich Franklin Shaking Things Up in His Training

    S.I.'s Tom Hamlin has been reporting rumors that Rich Franklin, in preparation for his UFC 99 date with Wanderlei Silva, will attend Anderson Silva's Black House camp for a few weeks and then finish his preparation at Wanderlei's Wand Fight Team gym...

    Tom Written by Tom about 5 years ago 440 reads 4 comments

  5. Top FIve MMA Gyms

    So little credit is given to the coaches and sparring partners and its time to give them their due. It is my hope to list the Top Five MMA gyms in the World based on the fighters that train there...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 3,129 reads 20 comments

  6. Is Gegard Mousasi Making a Mistake By Moving Up to Light Heavyweight?

    Many consider the 23 year old Armenian, Gegard Mousasi, one of the top five middleweights in the world. His unique blend of Dutch kickboxing and Judo has resulted in an impressive 24-2-1 record ...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 385 reads 6 comments

  7. Daimyo Rua Takes an Important Step Towards Reclaiming Shogun-Ship

    Mauricio Rua entered UFC 97 as the only fighter truly seeking redemption. Hailed as the Shogun of the Lightheavyweights of the MMA world, his fall from grace was very sudden...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  8. Amid Boos, Anderson Silva's Game Has Taken a Step Forward

    Montreal had very little patience for the pound-for-pound king, raining down the boos on the five dominate rounds Anderson Silva turned in over the contender Thales Leites...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 322 reads 3 comments

  9. Has Miguel Torres Been the Best Fighter in MMA This Whole Time?

    I am not one for knee-jerk reactions. I normally like to let results sink in and put them in perspective, allowing the emotion and adrenaline to fade...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 447 reads 11 comments

  10. Reactions to UFN 18

    Junie Taps, Bader Dominates, Tyson Guts One Out, and Kampmann Gets a Huge Win. Ultimate Fight Night 18 had the potential to be an excellent card and it truly delivered with some outstanding matches...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 177 reads 13 comments

  11. Ultimate NL East Preview

    1. New York Mets Pitching: Their rotation is very average and top heavy. Johan Santana is as dominating as ever, having one of the most underrated seasons of any starting pitcher, but after that the drop off is sever...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 121 reads 1 comments

  12. Report: Matt Brown-Anthony "Rumble" Johnson at The Ultimate Fighter Nine Final

    While in the media Matt Brown's latest victory over Pete Sell was overshadowed by the poor choice of a ref, the UFC matchmaking committee was apparently paying attention...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 300 reads 2 comments

  13. Ten Buckeyes Who Embodied the Ohio State Spirit

    At Ohio State there is an amazing athletic tradition, one which I was honored to be apart of. From Jesse Owens, to John Havlicek, to Archie Griffin, to AJ Hawk to Boaz Ellis, it is champion after champion who called themselves Buckeyes...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 844 reads 20 comments

  14. The Most Overrated and Underrated Preformances Of UFC 96

    I return from my self-imposed exile (damn grad school and finals!). Overrated: Keith Jardine Benefiting from low expectations going into this fight, when Jardine was not dominated ...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 483 reads 13 comments

  15. Why Border-Line Early Stoppages Are Better for the Sport Than Late Stoppages

    UFC 95 has opened a debate on the 'Intelligent Defense' rule in MMA, that a fight can be stopped when a fighter is so hurt or dazed he is unable to intelligently defend himself. The term is board and vague and it is up to the ref to make the call...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 186 reads 6 comments

  16. Diego Sanchez Is Huge Threat In 155 lb. Division for UFC Title Shot

    Diego Sanchez is making his leap to the 155 lb. division at UFC 95 this weekend and many expect him to become an immediate force as a lightweight...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 635 reads 16 comments

  17. Strikeforce To Take Even-Keel Appoarch with Kimbo Slice

    In interviews with Sherdog.com, which can be seen here, the owner of Strikeforce Scott Coker and Kimbo's long-time friend and manager Mike Imber laid out their plans for Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson in the California-based fight promotion...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 752 reads 0 comments

  18. Anthony Johnson Rumbling His Way Toward Contendership

    The 24 year old Anthony Johnson entered the octagon for the first time since his comeback victory following the "eye poking" incident. With his rising star back on track he was given a fight with a low level welterweight gate keeper Luigi Fioravanti...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 646 reads 23 comments

  19. Brian "All-American" Stann to Make UFC Debute at UFC 97

    On April 18th in Canada, former WEC Lightheavy Weight Champion Brian Stann will be making his move the UFC official when he faces TUF season eight stand out, Krzysztof Soszynski...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 459 reads 13 comments

  20. Stephan Bonnar vs. Jon Jones: Best Fight of UFC 94 That Nobody Is Talking About

    On a night full of top contender fights and a battle between two legendary fighters both holding belts, the most entertaining fight of the night might have been a match between a UFC veteran and a 21-year-old in his second UFC fight...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 1,909 reads 12 comments

  21. Chute Boxe Academy: A Fall from Grace

    Mixed Martial Arts' roots are deeply connected to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). One of the early cradles of the sport was the nation of Brazil, and the South American nation still represents the ...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 754 reads 3 comments

  22. B/R Draft Profile: Malcolm Jenkins

    With the NFL Combine closing in its time to take a look at the draft prospects of some of college football's most promising players. Malcolm Jenkins is the stand out corner from The Ohio State University and he is currently projecting as a top five pick..

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 278 reads 0 comments

  23. UFC 94 Preview: Lyoto "Ryoto" Machida vs .Thiago "The Throat Slitter" Silva

    The best non-title fight of this very exciting UFC 94 card, two 13-0 fighters will go head-to-head in what seems like a stylistic match made in heaven. Lyoto Machida has recently been getting the fanfare a fighter of his level normally receives...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 81 reads 11 comments

  24. Sokoudjou's Future? Back to The Minors...

    Fight promoters were hoping for Tim Lincecum when they found Rameau Sokoudjou, Lincecum was a high schooler that burst into the Major Leagues dominating hitters twice his age. But instead they got Dontrelle Willis...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 202 reads 3 comments

  25. The Blueprint for Future MMA Fighters Has Been Right in Front of Our Faces

    When Mixed Martial Arts first started it was truly a style-against-style competition. Royce Gracie helped create the UFC in 1993 to pit his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu against other martial artists and he was able to do just that...

    Tom Written by Tom about over 5 years ago 602 reads 12 comments