Results for: Strikes in news

  • 2 days ago
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In the third instalment of the Strikes and Serves series, BloodyElbow's Karim Zidan compares and contrasts the worrisome trends of drug/PED abuse in MMA and tennis. Drugs, both performance enhancing and recreational, have had a colossal impact on sports in general. However, while drug use is particularly prevalent in a handful of sports, the situation is arguably murkiest in tennis and MMA. According to stats from CagePotato.com, the PED turning point in MMA came in 2006, when four competitors t read news >>

  • 17 days ago
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In a battle of two welterweights in the UFC Octagon on Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden - one experienced but needing to reclaim lost position and another on the rise - it'd be the veteran who would edge out his opponent as Rick Story defeated Gunnar Nelson via split decision in the main event at UFC Fight Night 53. The event aired on UFC Fight Pass. The two were active right away in the first frame, not with huge flurries of activities, but steady drips of offense. Story was consistent with leg ki read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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It strikes Joseph Benavidez at random moments and takes him back to a moment he’d rather forget. Driving in his car or walking through an airport, he remembers the day he fought Demetrious Johnson for the UFC flyweight title in December 2013. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, (...) read news >>

  • a month ago
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What would you call 200 total strikes and 14 takedown attempts in 15 minutes? Some may consider it a healthy workout. Others, a unanimous decision win. For George Sullivan, he would call it an off-day. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Two strikes and Robert Drysdale is out. A decorated jiu-jitsu wizard, Drysdale was released from the UFC after a positive drug test result following his first-round submission victory over Keith Berish at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on July 6, UFC president Dana White announced today in a post-fight media scrum in Macau, China. Drysdale had his UFC debut delayed earlier this year after he was denied a license by the Nevada Athletic Commission after testing positive for an elevated testosteron read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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In the second part of the "Strikes and Serves" comparative feature, Karim Zidan attempts to scrutinize the respective business models of tennis and MMA. He will also attempt to analyze whether unions will potential play a role in the future of the sports. While feuds between players help sports flourish, it is the heated rivalries between leagues that leads to truly groundbreaking changes in the structures of sports. This is particularly true for both tennis and Mixed Martial Arts; over the past read news >>

  • 2 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 >>

  • 3 months ago
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Watch the highlights of Conor McGregor finishing Diego Brandao via strikes in the first round of their main event bout at today's (July 19, 2014) UFC Fight Night 46 showcase in Dublin, Ireland. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Jacob Volkmann took it upon himself to slam his former employers at WSOF, citing some questionable business practices. As you might expect, WSOF Executive Vice-President Ali Abdelaziz didn’t exactly take it too kindly.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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The injury bug strikes again. Thiago Alves, who was kept out of the Octagon for a couple years due to multiple injuries and surgeries, was forced out of the UFC Fight Night 49 bout with Jordan Mein, the promotion announced Wednesday. Instead of "Pitbull," Mein will be facing welterweight prospect Brandon Thatch at the Fight Night card in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Aug. 23. Thatch (11-1) returns to action following back-to-back dominant victories over Paulo Thiago and Justin Edwards in his first UFC app read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – An overhand right ended Ricky Rainey’s evening, but he was out of the fight far earlier against the flashy Michael Page.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

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