It’s pretty safe to say that we know by now not to judge books by their covers. You never know what’s lurking in the details when you flip open the front cover. The metaphor goes doubly for people. Just because someone looks runty and skinny, why anyone would ever write them off as non-threatening is... Continue Reading →
In Ypsilanti, Michigan, a tenebrous town noted for its disproportionately high crime rate, two youths brawl over a "talkin'shit" incident. The fight takes a dark turn when one man gets the upper hand and chokes the other out before repeatedly punching him in the head in order to rouse him. When the punches have achieved... Continue Reading →
Elite-level fighters can use height to their advantage. One only has to look at the dominance of Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko who are 6ft6 and 6ft7 respectively, or Lennox Lewis standing 6ft5 before them in recent years to see how height can be utilized as a weapon in combat sports. However, being extremely tall isn’t... Continue Reading →
The man in the blue pants has been training MMA for a few years at the local gym. Sometimes at night, he trains his wife in Muay Thai and BJJ. He feels like he has finally taught her enough and sets up a fight under the overpass near the train tracks with a heavyweight.
Former multiple time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal was the most dominant and unstoppable player in the history of Basketball. Shaq has long been a huge MMA fan and has attended several UFC events since the early days of the sport. For more than a decade, Shaq has been training MMA, BJJ, and Boxing, on his... Continue Reading →
The benefit of having such a stacked roster of fighters is that even on short notice the UFC can put on entertaining fights. When the highly-anticipated Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier fight was scratched from the UFC 230 card, the original replacement fight was set to be Ultimate Fighter veteran Sijara Eubanks against Valentina Schevchenko... Continue Reading →
The rise of MMA into the mainstream has caused a few issues in young people that don’t understand the difference between sport and reality. To them, MMA is seen as a weapon, a way of getting the upper hand on people, physically, rather than a self-defence mechanism or a fitness pursuit. The sad thing is... Continue Reading →