1. 10 Mildly Amusing Miscellaneous Musings in the Aftermath of UFC 132

    Yet again, boxing's failure is MMA ’s gain, with the underwhelming David Haye vs. Wladimir Klitschko affair, touted as the biggest boxing bout in a decade, only serving to bolster the brilliance of UFC 132 ...

    Jonathan Shrager Written by Jonathan Shrager about 3 years ago 242 reads 8 comments

  2. MMA Exclusive: A Champion on Fighting Psychology Ahead of Haye vs. Klitschko

    This week I exclusively interviewed Tom "Kong" Watson, BA MMA middleweight champion who recently retired Murilo "Ninja" Rua, about fight psychology, mind-games and the mental aspect ...

    Jonathan Shrager Written by Jonathan Shrager about 3 years ago 1,153 reads 0 comments

  3. The Person and the Fighter; Inextricably Linked or Mutually Exclusive?

    They say it requires a certain type of person to enter the cage. Or more specifically, it necessitates a certain type of psyche to be a fighter. Some scrappers suspect they are born with it (nature), others opine they develop it (nurture)...

    Jonathan Shrager Written by Jonathan Shrager about 3 years ago 2,120 reads 10 comments

  4. MMA: 28 Reasons We'd Love to Have Dana White's Job

    Charlie may be funny all right, but Dana always seems to have the last laugh Dana White is perfectly encapsulated by the following alliteration; Bald Bonce, Beer-Belly, Brawler-Boss, ...

    Jonathan Shrager Written by Jonathan Shrager about over 3 years ago 4,331 reads 23 comments

  5. Why MMA Is Becoming More Appealing Than Boxing, Purely from a Fan Perspective

    Like many fight fans, I fell in love with boxing fan from an early age, and became progressively intrigued by the scintillating lure of arguably the purest sport on earth, which involved ...

    Jonathan Shrager Written by Jonathan Shrager about over 3 years ago 4,200 reads 30 comments

  6. Jon Jones: 10 Things You Need to Know...and the Resulting Questions

    Not even superheroes stand a chance. Jonny "Bones" Jones' rapid rise to UFC greatness and superstardom has even surpassed the oft-utilised adjective “meteoric...

    Jonathan Shrager Written by Jonathan Shrager about over 3 years ago 2,665 reads 15 comments

  7. Mildly Amusing Musings in the Aftermath of TUF 13 Finale

    The image we all wanted to see TUF 13 Finale overall turned out to be a rather homoerotic affair, what with: A...

    Jonathan Shrager Written by Jonathan Shrager about over 3 years ago 423 reads 2 comments

  8. MMA History: The 5 Quickest and Most Amusing Knockouts to Date

    Good night Vienna (or Vie-mma). Apologies, I’m a sucker for wordplay There is something eminently enchanting about the Knockout. It is a wonder to behold, a sight to savour...

    Jonathan Shrager Written by Jonathan Shrager about over 3 years ago 4,911 reads 23 comments

  9. Mildly Amusing Miscellaneous Musings in the Aftermath of UFC 130

    Hey, where did Edgar vs Maynard III go? It was an unenviable task to follow the seminal magnitude of 129...

    Jonathan Shrager Written by Jonathan Shrager about over 3 years ago 980 reads 10 comments

  10. Burning Question: Will Wrestling Forever Be the UFC's Dominant Mixed Martial Art

    It’s difficult to refute the fact that wrestling has become the hegemonic entity of mixed martial arts. Those involved directly in the sport, including athletes and analysts alike, recognise this undeniable truism...

    Jonathan Shrager Written by Jonathan Shrager about over 3 years ago 2,547 reads 51 comments

  11. MMA Walkout Songs: 33 Alternate Walkout Tunes Fans Would Love To Hear

    What'cha gonna do brother when Lawlormania runs wild on you? Having read Bleacher Report’s very own Scott Harris’ article on UFC Entrance Songs, I felt compelled to ...

    Jonathan Shrager Written by Jonathan Shrager about over 3 years ago 7,215 reads 47 comments

  12. A Retrospective on a Seminal Event for MMA: 10 Alternative Musings on UFC 129

    A fortnight on from what was undoubtedly a groundbreaking event for MMA as a sport, I thought it appropriate to revisit and analyse UFC 129 from a slightly different perspective ...

    Jonathan Shrager Written by Jonathan Shrager about over 3 years ago 829 reads 16 comments