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  • 2 years ago
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UFC fighters aren't the only ones with accident insurance these days. Six months after the UFC parent company announced a program to cover athletes outside the cage, a Tennessee-based insurance company offers a plan that costs a little over $20 a month. Fighters are not only covered out-of-competition but are eligible to receive compensation for injuries suffered during fights and get a $100,000 life insurance policy, according to Jeremy Augusta, CEO of Combat Sports Insurance. read news >>

  • a year ago
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The sad reality: Boxers and MMA fighters can't be given a punishment close to what A-Rod got if they cheat. read news >>

  • a year ago
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While South Dakota's governor remains chilly to MMA, he will sign into law a bill that aims to regulate combat sports in the state.  read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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Professional MMA fighter Joel Thomas learned a valuable lesson when he strapped a shock collar around his neck, hopped across the yard's boundary and got zapped into another dimension. People will do some crazy stuff when money is on the line. "Me and my buddies were drinking and partying and whatnot, and somebody brought out a shock collar, and they're like, 'Hey, man, I'll give you five bucks if you put that around your neck, turn it up to full blast and shock yourself,'" Thomas told Bleacher read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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Victory Combat Sports brought mixed martial arts to New York City's storied Madison Square Garden and Jim Genia was there for Bloody Elbow. Special to Bloody Elbow by Jim Genia.It was right around the third nose-smashing suplex - a brutal but spectacular move that left the white canvas stained with blood - that it became clear this night was going to be a fun one. And why wouldn't it be? As the first-ever event to bring MMA fights to the hallowed halls of Madison Square Garden, Victory Combat Sp read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Coming into MMA from long distance running isn’t exactly what most fighters do, but women’s flyweight prospect Heather Bassett has made the transition in strong fashion. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Miami, Florida, August 15th, 2014 - Forty fighters entered THE ARENA, and 20 emerged victorious. Saturday, August 9th, ARENA COMBAT 1: SOUTHEAST TRIALS, the first American ARENA COMBAT event was held in Bristol, VA. The sport was introduced to a rowdy studio audience in the Bearcat Den gym, and the crowd was captured from the opening fight to the main event. Amenities exclusive to ARENA COMBAT bouts such as the padded obstacles, team based maneuvers, and the 2-on-1 Sudden Death round were on dis read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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In MMA, as in most sports, competitors must continuously improve and evolve to reach the highest level. Even once a fighter makes his way to the top, he must keep working to ensure contenders aren't closing the gap. Jon Jones is widely considered the best fighter in the world right now, but he's holding onto that title by putting in the work at Jackson-Wink MMA to ensure he maintains a gap between him and the rest of the light heavyweight division. There are always areas that some of the best in read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Within the context of combat sports, the concept of teams is virtually unique to MMA. Sure, there are plenty of professional kickboxers who come from the same gym, but the dynamic is vastly different. In some ways, MMA is looked at almost as a team sport. Indeed, we often talk about success and failure in terms of teams. When the Blackzilians endured a rough patch, they were criticised as a collective. When Duane “Bang” Ludwig guided Team Alpha Male to a period of unparalleled success, we talked read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Bloodyelbow.com’s Karim Zidan explores the potential similarities between tennis and MMA in the new series “Strikes & Serves”. This initiatory piece will introduce the topic with a discussion of rivalries, personalities, and why tennis stars often compare themselves to boxers. I write about MMA and tennis. It's not much of a secret: not many people share my dual passion for both sports. I found the contrasts quite challenging at first, but over time, as I added to my sporting knowledge, I began read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Considered to be one of the most aggressive fighters ever to compete in Brazilian Vale Tudo, Ebenezer Fontes Braga has fought some of the biggest names in the sport, including Dan Severn, Kazushi Sakuraba, Forrest Griffin and Kevin Randleman. read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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The Paradise Warrior will bring UFC world champions and MMA legends to the San Jose convention Center this weekend allowing the fans of Mixed Martial Arts a chance of a lifetime to learn from the best in the fighting game the "secrets." read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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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. I love the end of Ju read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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More often than not, sports rivalries boil down to player against player, coach against coach or team against team. But Benson Henderson has one not talked about much against Greg Jackson’s team. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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