1. UFC 112: The Human Factor Eludes the MMA Community at Times

    What do you see when you sit down and take in a mixed martial arts event? Do you suspend reality and project your mind into the cage with your favorite fighter? Do you sit back ...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 770 reads 28 comments

  2. Do Two Underdogs Increase the Odds of an Upset at UFC 112?

    At first glance, the star power and two titles on the line at UFC 112 tell a very riveting story. On the very same card, the MMA community has the pleasure of seeing two pound-for-pound contenders put their titles on the line...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 823 reads 21 comments

  3. Could Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida Learn Something from TUF 11?

    There is an obvious element of pride that comes along with the make-up of a fighter. Like all competitive sports, that pride drives the greatest of athletes to rise to the top of their games...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 1,192 reads 4 comments

  4. Anthony Johnson and Knockout Dogfighting: Battling Myths Of Pits and MMA

    Tonight is the night. I have been trained for this moment. I chose months ago to compete against another warrior. Tonight I fight, I am a mixed martial artist...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 856 reads 19 comments

  5. Junior Dos Santos, Cain Velasquez, Brock Lesnar: All Eyes on UFC 111

    Events like this don't come along every month; in fact they are quite rare. Two straps on the line, star power, and a ton of hype go a long way for both the hardcore, and the casual fan of the sport...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 2,475 reads 8 comments

  6. It's Time for MMA To Re-Evaluate the Elbow Strike and Do Away with It

    The game once known as Vale Tudo has come a long way to become the game of mixed martial arts today. The evolution and organization of today's MMA has been a long and forward-moving journey...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 1,577 reads 48 comments

  7. Din Thomas Looking to "Put a Foot in Boxing's Mouth" Against Ricardo Mayorga

    On May 15, one of boxing's perennial bad boys, Ricardo Mayorga intends to bring his very unique style and cross over to MMA. Mayorga will be the first truly high profile and world class boxer to ever engage a modern mixed martial artist...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 408 reads 4 comments

  8. Miguel Torres vs. Ochocinco on Twitter: Torres Represents MMA, Wins Round 1

    Sometimes it would seem that MMA is a lot like the new kid at school. At first glance, the new kid brings only his family to town with him, the dedicated few who have been a part of his life as long as he has known...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 667 reads 5 comments

  9. Ryan Couture and Sean Bollinger to Square Off for Tuff-N-Uff 155lb Title

    On March 26, in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, the stars will be shining brightly– the future stars of MMA, that is. Barry and Jeff Meyer are bringing fight fans their latest installment of Tuff-N-Uff events...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 475 reads 4 comments

  10. Shine's Matchmaker Ron Foster Talks Thomas, Mayorga, and Boxing vs. MMA

    As the boxing vs. MMA hype train begins to gain steam with the UFC's signing of James Toney, it's easy to forget that Toney was not the first truly viable and well known pugilist to cross over to MMA...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 395 reads 4 comments

  11. AKA Custom Mask Tribute Hayabusa To Be Raffled For Children's Charities

    It was little more than a year ago when the world of MMA was rocked by the tragic news that one of its most prominent figures had fallen. Charles Lewis Jr., or "Mask" as many knew him, was taken from this world in a tragic auto accident...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 1,414 reads 0 comments

  12. Ed West: IFL Veteran Climbing the MMA Mountain One More Time

    Ed West (12-4) is a former IFL veteran who has seen peaks and valleys during his MMA career, and now once again seeks to climb the mountain, starting in his own backyard, Tucson, AZ...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 257 reads 0 comments

  13. UFC 111: Hardy vs St. Pierre - It's The Ones You Don't See That Hurt You

    The list of respected and dangerous victims is impressive. It is one that includes the men who fell under the rule of Georges St. Pierre, the current UFC welterweight Champion...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 1,740 reads 38 comments

  14. Shane Dunagan's Amateur MMA Event XCFC Intensity Lives Up to the Name

    in-ten-si-ty: exceptionally great concentration of power or force ex: one MMA event, 14 matches, 12 stoppages, nine in the first round, one knockout cage girl When you turn the corner ...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 734 reads 15 comments

  15. Dominick Cruz: One in a Long List of MMA Warriors Putting Arizona on the Map

    It was '96 and I was a young man still learning the ropes of living on my own at 19 years old in the town of Benson, Ariz. I foolishly ordered a UFC pay-per-view that far exceeded any disposable income I had at that point in my life...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 549 reads 1 comments

  16. James Toney To Try MMA: Bring On Anderson Silva At 205 If He's So Bad

    Apparently James Toney did not get the memo. Boxing talent—and make no mistake he has a world-class boxing history—is not enough to make one a mixed martial artist...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 2,250 reads 57 comments

  17. Shane Dunagan's XCFC: Traditional Expectations in a New World of Martial Arts

    Photo of Jesus Padron courtesy of Terry Johnson, Shane Dunagan, and XCFC Saturday, March 6, the modest town of Lordsburg New Mexico will evolve into a town consumed by mixed martial arts...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 358 reads 5 comments

  18. War-like: Fan-Friendly Mixed Martial Artists We Love

    In the picture shown here, you see lightweight standout Shinya Aoki in an exhibition grappling match with pound for pound contender, and heavyweight, Fedor Emelianenko...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 1,111 reads 17 comments

  19. MMA's Holdsworth, Mir, Couture, and Tuff-N-Uff Give Back to Vegas Community

    Photo  Barry Meyer, Wanderlei Silva, Jeff Meyer Courtesy of Ray Kasprowicz and Tuff-N-Uff It's not everyday that MMA gets promoted in a positive light...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 577 reads 1 comments

  20. WEC 47: Bowles Leads Bantamweight Elite vs. Cruz, Torres vs. Benavidez

    It has long been the mantra of the hardcore MMA fan to boast the elite quality of the WEC as an organization of downright scrappy fighters. Some of the best in the world fight for this lesser known organization...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 245 reads 0 comments

  21. Thunder Down Under: Aussies Prove Some Of The Best MMA Fans At UFC 110

    While much of the excitement to be found during an MMA event takes place in between the red and blue corners, what happens outside the cage can add a wild card element of electricity to any event...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 219 reads 1 comments

  22. Larry Mir, Cobra Kai Prospect Holdsworth To Compete at Tuff-N-Uff on Feb. 26

    Photo of Chris Holdsworth courtesy of Ray Kasprowicz and Tuff-N-Uff Las Vegas Nevada, aka Sin City, can be a very enticing place...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 688 reads 12 comments

  23. UFC 110 Noqueira vs Velasquez: Diverse Tactics Compliment One Another in War

    G'Day mates, let's talk UFC 110, one of the most exciting fight cards to hit the pay-per-view shelves in quite some time.    There is quite an electric feel surrounding the entire event...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 283 reads 12 comments

  24. Hurtsbad Knockout Robin Decker Talks MMA, Her Career, Cooking, and More

    Go ahead readers, take a moment to drink in the indescribable beauty and physique of the one of a kind Robin Decker. When you gaze upon a gorgeous sunset, or majestic mountain, it captivates you...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 305 reads 12 comments

  25. Introducing The World Fighting Federation Cage Girls, Three Divine Divas

    It is no mystery that the allure of a beautiful woman is irresistible for many. It can be nearly impossible to deny the urge to stare at an amazing woman without shame. That being said, there is more to a Cage Girl than her pretty smile...

    Todd Jackson Written by Todd Jackson about over 4 years ago 21,307 reads 1 comments