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  • 2 years ago
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Jeff Rexroad was just beginning to build his martial arts skills when, like many other times during his military and civilian careers, he was called to go to a different country. This was not new. As a Marine serving as security for American embassies across the world, he had traveled to places including Kenya, Rwanda, Japan, Korea, Finland, Sweden and Australia. This time, he was a contractor set to protect American diplomats in Iraq. Just as he was gaining more interest in jiu-jitsu read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Chris Dempsey was a 275-pound heavyweight wrestler when his college coach came to him with an unusual opportunity.Filed under: News read news >>

  • 10 months ago
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Ann Osman, the first female MMA fighter from Malaysia, is ready to exact some revenge on Singapore’s Sherilyn Lim at ONE FC 14.Filed under: News Tagged: Ann Osman, ONE FC 14 read news >>

  • a year ago
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Friends of Abdel Medjedoub saw the potential immediately. Medjedoub had been a professional boxer, and a friend hoping to take advantage of that experience with some tutoring thought he had MMA potential. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Jessica Penne had long been interested in combat sports. Aside from her high school softball and swimming careers, she even once hoped to wrestle, although there were no girls on the high school wrestling team. When she was a few years out of high school, Penne wasn't going in any direction she liked. Nothing too bad, she said, but nothing she was serious about, either. On a weekend when she was 22, she visited a high school friend who was living out of town. While she was there, some read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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When Brian Heden first was talked into entering a local mixed-martial-arts event with no training, he was 19 years old and 370 pounds. A former high school wrestler at a powerful small-town program, Heden had never even been in a real fight. But in Frazee, Minn., where manual labor is common for a living, the big-man toughness was ingrained. It might even be more accurate to say Heden entered that first tournament out of annoyance. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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The first time Daniel Pineda saw a live mixed-martial-arts fight, he walked in just in time to see his brother in a bad position. Five years older than Pineda, Jose Santibanez had started his fighting career while his little brother was still in high school. One night, Pineda and a few buddies went to see one of his fights. That night, Pineda, who fights at Friday's HDNet-televised Legacy Fighting Championships 7 event, saw his career begin almost solely out of brotherly protection. read news >>

  • 4 years ago
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WEC 51 fighter Nick Pace apologized at the beginning of the conversation. "I might have to ask you to hold on," he said on his 45-minute drive from New Jersey to Brooklyn. "I'll have to pay some tolls." But because he has been making this trip more and more in the past few weeks as he prepares for an opportunity he didn't believe when it was presented to him, he enjoyed the chance to talk to pass the time. He had this story about how he became committed for life to martial arts. read news >>

  • 3 days ago
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Late in his teens, He Nan Nan hung up a punching bag in his school dormitory to practice some punching. There were early bumps, but it’s starting to pay off. Filed under: News read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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Marcelo Castaneda was close to giving his full attention to a college wrestling career. Then he found MMA.Filed under: News read news >>

  • a month ago
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Denis Smoldarev wasn’t the biggest fan of sports when he first started. His father had been an athlete, so he wanted his son to be active, but Smoldarev wasn’t very enthusiastic.Filed under: News read news >>

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When Mehdi Hassan arrived at Georgetown University as a freshman football player from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he was in the same mindset as many as of his college freshman peers. He didn’t quite know how hard the work would be.Filed under: News read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The morning after Miles Anstead had made his MMA debut, he cried.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Although Adam Nijem has his UFC-vet brother to thank for an MMA introduction, the Titan FC 30 fighter already had the foundation in place for a promising fighting career.Filed under: News read news >>

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