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Bloody Elbow the MMA "metagame" and how fighters are looking to take advantage of it While this piece was authored by T.P. Grant, it was assisted by a lengthy conversation with the Bloody Elbow Technique group with contributions by Fraser Coffeen, Ben Thapa, Zane Simon, Patrick Wyman, Connor Reubusch, James "aguy" Stapleton, Jen Flannery, and Kwasi Kwakwa. In any competition or contest, from military engagements to card games, there emerge generally accepted paths to victory. These patterns infl read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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Bloody Elbow examines the conventional approach to top position grappling in MMA, what are the factors leading to this MMA "metagame" and how fighters are looking to take advantage of it. While this piece was authored by T.P. Grant, it was assisted by a lengthy conversation with the Bloody Elbow Technique group with contributions by Fraser Coffeen, Ben Thapa, Zane Simon, Patrick Wyman, Connor Reubusch, James "aguy" Stapleton, Jen Flannery, and Kwasi Kwakwa. In any competition or contest, from mi read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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It is uncontroversial to say that sport is a male-dominated enterprise at almost every level, from participation to consumption. Socially constructed gender differences mean that it has been difficult for women to become accepted in an arena that places an overwhelming emphasis on masculinity. This disparity has been reflected in the respective media attention male and female sports are afforded, with 96 percent of sports news being dedicated to men, and women accounting for a mere 2 percent of read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Examining Rick Story’s UFC career thus far, two attributes that stand out are his toughness and his ability to go hard against top-level foes. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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A great deal has been written about the UFC’s expansionist philosophy recently, much of it being negative. There’s nothing wrong with expressing a negative opinion, of course. I haven’t been shy about criticising Dana White and the UFC in the past. But unlike some, it isn’t the only club I carry in my bag. There seems to be a section of the MMA media that revels in negativity for negativity’s sake. One could characterise their attitude toward any UFC misstep, real or imagined, as almost gleeful. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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For some time now, fans and officials have been pondering how to fix many of the problems currently in the sport of MMA. Be it judging inconsistencies, fighters “coasting” by maintaining a top position without trying to improve said position for a finish, or just being overly tentative, the sport is still trying to come up with the next improvement. As of now, most fights are three rounds, with each round lasting five minutes. For title fights, the bouts are five rounds, five minutes per round. read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Renan Barao will put his bantamweight title and historic winning streak on the line Saturday night at UFC 173, giving challenger T.J. Dillashaw a chance to stun the world in Las Vegas. Entering Saturday's main event, Barao has won 22 consecutive MMA fights with three successful title defenses. Dillashaw is no slouch either, having won five of his last six bouts, with the one loss to Raphael Assuncao coming in controversial fashion. The 28-year-old challenger brings a wrestling background to the read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Managers have expressed concern over some of the provisions inside Bellator's contracts. After examining a few of the agreements their concerns may be well founded. It goes without saying that for most fighters mixed martial arts can be a very difficult profession. A fighter's career is numbered in years not decades, and the amount of time a fighter can compete at the top of his division is even narrower. The window of opportunity for a fighter to make their money is therefore very small. In a b read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Back in 2011, Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the UFC, purchased Strikeforce. As soon as news broke, people began to speculate on what this would mean for the future of both organizations and for the fighters in them. After the deal, Strikeforce ran 17 events, including six of the Strikeforce Challengers series and the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. In addition, it adopted the unified rules of MMA and standardized the women's weight classes. Then, following Strikeforce's final show in Jan read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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After his last victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, via knockout, Dan Henderson seemed like a man who should have been walking back to his dressing room with a UFC belt around his waist. It was a spirited fight that saw Henderson looking very old and very beatable in Rounds 1 and 2, getting knocked down and seriously hurt in both frames. His come-from-behind knockout of the younger Rua seemed like the perfect ending to a storied career; yet in truth, the career of Henderson seems incomplete. As a read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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This past Saturday night at UFC 172, Jon Jones stepped into the cage to defend his UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira. It was his seventh defense of his title, making him the longest reigning champion in the division’s history; the previous record holder was Tito Ortiz, who defended the title five times. The fight itself was a blend of the expected and the unexpected; Jones dominated via his reach and unorthodox striking, but the grappling skills he demonstrated so early in his read news >>

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