1. UFC 119 Cro Cop vs. Mir: The Prognosticator's Preview

    Greetings, BR readers! I hope you've all enjoyed a prosperous fortnight. I briefly considered writing a preview for UFC 118, but I came to realize that it'd be pointless...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about almost 4 years ago 604 reads 8 comments

  2. UFC 117: An Honest Man's Preview of Silva vs. Sonnen

    I hate to keep doing this to my faithful BR readers, but yes, I'm making yet another writing comeback. Wait, you say I don't have any faithful readers? ... Oh. I see. Well, I'm doing it anyway...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about almost 4 years ago 1,117 reads 22 comments

  3. Marcus's MMA Awards for 2009

    Since I seem to have lost the ability to sleep, I figured “why should I be the only one to suffer?” You know who else is going to suffer? You, the reader...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 4 years ago 618 reads 2 comments

  4. UFC 107: The Prognosticator's Picks

          Let me begin by saying that I have never written a preview column for a card that I am this excited about. Every main card fight piques my interest, with the exception of Fitch vs. Pierce (more on them later)...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 4 years ago 1,262 reads 10 comments

  5. War Machine's Follies, Rogan, TUF 10 Picks and Other Happenings

    This was originally going to be a preview of the TUF 10 Finale, but I decided against it for two reasons. First, I really can't get excited to write about a bunch of fat guys showcasing lay 'n' pray tactics and winging bombs that miss by two feet...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 4 years ago 815 reads 1 comments

  6. Ikuhisa Minowa: The Top Ten Freak Shows

    “Kidding on the square.” If you’ve read Al Franken’s entertaining-yet-nit-picky book "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them", you probably remember the term. It means kidding, but also really meaning it...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 4 years ago 2,757 reads 11 comments

  7. Marcus's Half Baked Take on MMA Lookalikes

    In today's column, we're going to play a little game I like to call "MMA Lookalikes" in honor of the Nogueira brothers, who in my opinion, vaguely resemble each other. Also, that picture made me laugh...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 4 years ago 1,680 reads 11 comments

  8. The Prognosticator Is at It Again: UFC 106 Predictions

    I know, I know. Too many previews. But after my sterling performance on my UFC 105 picks, did you really think I was going to let a much better card on paper slip through my fingertips without ...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 4 years ago 391 reads 10 comments

  9. UFC 105 Couture vs. Vera: What's About To Happen

    Aloha everybody! In case you haven’t noticed, every time I preview a fight card, my picks are usually about as accurate as Donald Rumsfeld’s predictions about the war in Iraq...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 4 years ago 491 reads 14 comments

  10. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers: Last Minute Preview

    Well, ladies and gentlemen, we're about to find out if anyone out there will still read me after an unexplained six month hiatus. I'm easily as excited as Billy Madison on Nudey Magazine Day...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 4 years ago 2,201 reads 10 comments

  11. UFC 97: Everyones' Favorite Prognosticator

    That's right ladies and gentleman, I'm doing another preview! I hope this doesn't turn out to be another well-documented example of how I know nothing about fighting...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 5 years ago 301 reads 8 comments

  12. Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Cold: A Few Rematches I'd Like to See

    Rematches are often the sign of lazy matchmaking. Back in the PRIDE days, they'd go "instead of finding fresh talent to challenge Wanderlei, lets just feed him an endless string of Japanese cans, followed by a washed up Kazushi Sakuraba...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 5 years ago 355 reads 9 comments

  13. Sakurai Beats the Pants Off Aoki, and Other Ideas

    I'm going to cut right to the chase and just dive into it. Without further ado... —The Detroit Lions have the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft. Look at the last 10 No...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 5 years ago 205 reads 0 comments

  14. Darth Fedor Must Destroy the Phallic Sword

    All I have to say is, WHEW! It's good to be back. It's been awhile, and it's all on me; basically, I ran out of ideas. Now you're about to discover if I have any decent ones (ideas) left...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 5 years ago 668 reads 13 comments

  15. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Lyoto Machida

    Lyoto Machida is boring. We, as MMA fans, have heard it before. It's right up there with "Tito has a big head", "Rich Franklin looks like Jim Carrey," and "Dan Miragliotta had money on Kimbo"...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 5 years ago 520 reads 20 comments

  16. Steve Cantwell Represents Everything That Is Wrong With America

    I, Marcus Walker, am a number of things right now—drunk, irritated, disgusted, and adamantely against anything that casts UFC newcomer Steve "The Robot" Cantwell in a positive light...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 5 years ago 2,290 reads 30 comments

  17. Characters, Quirks, and 25 Pound Ring Girls: 34 Reasons I Miss PRIDE (Part Four)

    27) The commentary on the Severn-Kimo “fight” Ten minutes into this slap fest, Bas and Quadros were openly mocking both fighters. Their tone was one of urgency; one or two more stink bombs like this, and PRIDE would be out of business..

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 5 years ago 370 reads 8 comments

  18. Characters, Quirks, and 25 Pound Ring Girls: 34 Reasons I Miss PRIDE (Part III)

    Wondering about the Frye photo? BR wouldn't let me upload the PRIDE logo for some reason. So you're getting Don Frye. Thats' as far as the story goes...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 5 years ago 489 reads 11 comments

  19. Characters, Quirks, and 25 Pound Ring Girls: 34 Reasons I Miss PRIDE (Part Two)

    Before we begin part two, allow me to apologize for not posting it this weekend as advertised. My computer and I didn’t get along so well this weekend, as the conflict culminated in me threatening to throw it off of a 10th-floor terrace...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 5 years ago 421 reads 6 comments

  20. Characters, Quirks and 25 Pound Ring Girls: 34 Reasons I Miss PRIDE (Part 1)

    When the UFC bought PRIDE Fighting Championships in March of 2007, I feared that we had seen the beloved Japanese promotions’ last day...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 5 years ago 739 reads 7 comments

  21. Spotty Judging and Shredded Knees: A Shaken Man's Thoughts on UFC 89 And 90

    Fresh off of my recent debacles that I thinly disguised as UFC previews, I felt like some of my thoughts needed to be shared with you, my dear reader. It's just that after that bloody plane crash of a fight that was Leben vs...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about over 5 years ago 187 reads 5 comments

  22. Petruzelli and His Mouth Effectively Murder Elite XC

    "The promoters kinda hinted to me and they gave me the money to stand and throw with him, they didn't want me to take him down. Let's just put it that way. It was worth my while to try and stand up and punch him...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about almost 6 years ago 289 reads 0 comments

  23. The Count Vs. The Crippler: A Comprehensive Preview Of UFC 89

    Before we get started, an important note: since UFC 90 has been dilapidated by injuries, I updated my preview just for you, the reader. Check it out. Go ahead. I'll wait...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about almost 6 years ago 244 reads 12 comments

  24. Random Thoughts While Trying Not to Look at John McCain in HD

    A few random thoughts while trying to avoid looking at John McCain in HD... -- Is it just me, or is Caol Uno the ugliest woman in MMA? -- If Marcus Camby and Kenyon Martin ...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about almost 6 years ago 200 reads 1 comments

  25. Kimbo Sliced in 14 Seconds! My Goodness!

    When journeyman Seth Petruzelli "shocked" the MMA world by "upsetting" internet sensation Kimbo Slice in just 14 heart-pounding seconds, it was more than just a win. It was a statement, one that may very well be Elite XC's swan song...

    Marcus Walker Written by Marcus Walker about almost 6 years ago 154 reads 3 comments