With the events of UFC 175, the finale of season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter and UFC Fight Night McGregor vs. Brandao now behind us, it seems a good time to look back upon the sport as it was a decade ago.
The year is 2004 and the sport has seen some changes of late. Tito Ortiz is no longer the champion of note at 205, and Randy Couture looks like the second coming of Henry Armstrong, partnered perhaps with James J. Braddock.
Outside of the world of MMA, Shrek 2, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of more
I heard recently that Mike Dolce made a comment on managers, that fighters don’t need them. Now, I respect and like Mike very much, so I actually thank him for this opportunity to educate him and everyone else on this. Put simply, it was a dumb comment!Filed under: (...) more
Talita Nogueira was the 2013 Female Fighter of the Year at the Brazilian MMA Awards, and she wants to continue to prove her talent inside the Octagon in 2014.
A multiple-time jiu-jitsu world champion, "Treta" is in talks with the UFC and hopes to sign a deal with the promotion after racking up a perfect 6-0 record with four submissions and a pair of knockout victories.
"My manager is talking to Sean Shelby and the UFC, that’s why I’m staying in shape and training hard already," Nogueira told MMA more
One of the hottest free agents in MMA is not a man but a woman. That woman is former pro boxing champ and undefeated mixed martial artist Holly Holm.
Holm, who is 7-0, is currently mending a broken arm suffered in April. However, she should be ready to go in the coming months, and the UFC has been pursuing the WMMA star actively, Shaun Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting reports. In the event that the UFC does sign Holm, who should she debut against? Let's take a look at four possibilities for her eventua more
The biggest sports economist conference of the year just ended. Out of 70+ projects, sadly only one was on MMA. Paul Gift discusses his project on fight night bonus awards as well as some of the interesting work being done in other sports.
WARNING: Unlike other pieces where it's toned down, I don't hold back the nerd-speak today. You will see phrases like "rank-order competition," "non-linear compensation" and "optimum effort levels." Read at your own risk...but read anyway.
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Arab MMA reality show 'Al Batal' has announced the second season of the show, which will air on FOX Movies. Arab MMA reality show ‘Al Batal' officially announced on Monday afternoon that the second season of the show would feature a complete revamp of the series' production. This will include changes in the coaches and the overall format of the show.
Al Batal (The Champion) is a reality show that provides fighters of Arabic origin with an opportunity to reach a larger audience and get one step c more
From Yahoo Sports: Who is the frontrunner for the Fighter of the Year? Fight of the Year? Dave Doyle looks at who's been impressive thus far. more
Mixed martial arts has transformed into one of the most highly contested sports in the world.
With countless numbers of disciplines and backgrounds, MMA incorporates an endless supply of talent, technique, skill and personality.
But just like any other athletic entity, the cream always rises to the top.
Whether it's natural power or blazing quickness, an iron chin or a voice for the masses, MMA's elite weapons of choice are truly a cut above the rest.
So what if we we're able to sift through the more
Last week, the fifth anniversary of the high point of MMA in the United States came and went, without all that much fanfare.
July 11 marked the anniversary of UFC 100, a show that at the time felt like a significant step in a long journey.Today, it might be even more significant. It may not have been a new level in a long journey. It may have been the peak moment of the trip.
UFC has promoted a number of big fights and big shows over the last five years. But nothing they’ve done has reached even more