1. Are MMA Promotions Headed Toward Lawsuits from Former Fighters?

    Currently, the National Football league is facing over 80 lawsuits involving more than 2,200 former players alleging the league did not do enough to prevent long-term damage to ...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 2 years ago 2,758 reads 12 comments

  2. Has MMA Become Point Fighting?

    As Georges St-Pierre ascended the ranks of the UFC welterweight division, he did so while dispatching opponents in brutal fashion...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 2 years ago 926 reads 9 comments

  3. 5 Reasons Anderson Silva Is the Best All-Around Striker in MMA

    During a in-cage interview with Joe Rogan immediately following his devastating knockout of James Irvin, Anderson Silva stated through his translator that he is a muay thai fighter ...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 2 years ago 2,985 reads 21 comments

  4. MMA: Is GSP the Real Pound-for-Pound Best?

    The conversation regarding who is the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA is simultaneously fun and frustrating. We’re all convinced that we just know who is the best fighter in the world, and our argument is concrete...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 2 years ago 1,208 reads 18 comments

  5. Why Wrestling Will Always Be the Most Important Discipline in MMA

    Of all the aspects of fighting that a fighter can and must utilize in an MMA match, it is without question that possessing the ability to grapple is the most valuable tool available to those who have it...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 2 years ago 5,433 reads 74 comments

  6. UFC 144 Predictions: Keys to Victory for Joe Lauzon

    Any opponent who steps into the cage with Joe Lauzon knows full well the danger they’re walking into. Lauzon has been making his intentions clear in his fights since he entered the UFC...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 2 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  7. UFC on FOX 3: Is Jim Miller Destined for Gatekeeper Status?

    Gatekeeper. In mixed martial arts it’s not a term of endearment. It means you’re either not champion material, or you were one in years past but no longer have the ability to climb back up and do it again...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 2 years ago 995 reads 5 comments

  8. UFC 132 Results: Carlos Condit vs. Dong Hyun Kim

    Carlos Condit used to have a reputation for submitting his opponents. It seems now he wants to change his rep...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about 3 years ago 342 reads 0 comments

  9. UFC 132 Fight Card: What Urijah Faber Must Do to Beat Dominick Cruz

    In Saturday night’s main event, two great fighters with wildly contrasting styles will clash in the Octagon...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about 3 years ago 241 reads 0 comments

  10. UFC on Versus 4: What Rick Story Must Do to Beat Nate Marquardt

    Rick Story has made his name by walking into fights and being relentlessly aggressive from start to finish...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about 3 years ago 254 reads 2 comments

  11. UFC 130: If Rampage Jackson Loses is He Done with MMA?

    Upon beating Lyoto Machida at UFC 123 this past November, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson undoubtedly expected another top-of-the-heap light heavyweight in his next bout...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 3 years ago 521 reads 0 comments

  12. Debunking Bob Reilly's Main Arguments Against Sanctioning MMA in New York

    New York State Assemblyman Bob Reilly has been fighting the bad fight for years, and rarely passing up the opportunity to hate on the sport of mixed martial arts in a public interview...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 3 years ago 1,491 reads 6 comments

  13. UFC 131: In Shane Carwin, Junior Dos Santos Has a Tougher Battle Ahead of Him

    I would love to see a rematch between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin. I don’t think Lesnar got lucky when he defeated Carwin, but in a way I do think he pulled a rabbit out of a hat...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 3 years ago 1,660 reads 18 comments

  14. UFC 130 Fight Card: Frank Mir and Roy Nelson Battle To Stay Relevant

    It is important for any fighter to mentally recover from a loss as best they can, and not let that loss dictate how they carry themselves moving forward...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 3 years ago 826 reads 10 comments

  15. UFC 129: Will It Be a Standing War Between Georges St-Pierre and Jake Shields?

    Georges St. Pierre has proven time and again that standing with him is a terrible idea. In the weeks leading up to his title defense against Thiago Alves at UFC 100, I remember ...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 3 years ago 195 reads 3 comments

  16. UFC 128 Fight Card: Jim Miller Looks To Move Closer Toward 'His Shot'

    You should be impressed with Jim Miller . There’s something beyond his efficient tear through the UFC’s lightweight division. There’s a link to his ability, and the ability of MMA ’s elite lightweights...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 3 years ago 167 reads 1 comments

  17. Phil Davis Is Ready for Nogueira and Beyond

    The first thing you might notice about UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis is how broad he is from shoulder to shoulder...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 3 years ago 293 reads 0 comments

  18. Nick Diaz and Gilbert Melendez Can't Reach the Top Without Leaving Strikeforce

    I hear from a lot of knowledgeable sources that Nick Diaz sits among the sport's elite cagefighters. Joe Rogan believes this to be true, and I absolutely value that man's opinion on all things MMA...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 3 years ago 941 reads 27 comments

  19. Georges St. Pierre's Absence Makes Welterweight Tourney Most Logical Next Step

    This is a preemptive strike—my "you heard it here first" moment, if you will. Follow along. Supposing Georges St. Pierre rolls through Jake Shields in April (I'm counting on it), he is then set up for his super-fight with Anderson Silva ...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 3 years ago 1,108 reads 35 comments

  20. The Evolution of Melvin Guillard

    Melvin Guillard first entered my radar with his performance against Nate Diaz at UFC Fight Night 19 in September 2009...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about over 3 years ago 389 reads 0 comments

  21. Gaining Momentum, MMA Comes to The Foreground at UFC 118

    James Toney, an MMA nation thanks you. In jumping into the UFC waters with claims of brutally knocking Randy Couture out, you caused others to take notice of something they knew was there, but didn’t really appreciate...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about almost 4 years ago 31 reads 0 comments

  22. A Harder Knock on Unoriginality

    It seems I can't read a single article, nor listen to a single radio or television report having anything to do with the New York Jets, wherein the reporter fails to slip in the phrase "hard knocks" in some manner...

    Patrick Straub Written by Patrick Straub about almost 4 years ago 25 reads 1 comments