Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Sports / Martial Arts / Popular

Get More Specific:

UFC 182 live PPV results stream

It's finally happening. Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, after years of back-and-forth jibber-jabber, are finally going to throw down inside the Octagon across the span of five championship rounds. Sure, some other talented folks are fighting too, but this is the kind of epic, fan-dividing main event that doesn't come along very often. Show More Summary

With Contract Fight Brewing, Rampage Jackson Not Worth the Trouble for UFC

Perhaps there was a time when Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was worth the hassle. Maybe back in 2007—when he entered the UFC with three straight victories and won the light heavyweight championship from Chuck Liddell—it was possible to block...Show More Summary

UFC lawsuit: Dennis Hallman and Javier Vazquez join fight against ZUFFA empire

Throw two more logs on the fire. A pair of mixed martial arts (MMA) veterans with experience under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner have joined the fight against ZUFFA, as veteran welterweight Dennis Hallman, along with...Show More Summary

MMA in 2014: Grading the Top 25 UFC Fighters

Mixed martial arts in 2014 had the potential of being so much more, and yet it still provided us with some of the better fights and performances that we'll likely harbor in our Rolodex of memories for the years to come. Some fighters broke through and made names for themselves. Show More Summary

Sh?dokan 17 - Pre Holiday Rush

Class was down to it's bare minimum which I would assume would be standard for the week of Christmas. Traffic is building and people seem to be in a hurry, so it's pleasant to go to class and just focus on one thing for a while. Kind...Show More Summary

MMA in 2014: The 10 Biggest Upsets

MMA is notorious for giving us upsets. It's the beautiful nature of the sport. 2014 continued that tradition with some stunning upsets. Some of the most famous MMA moments were upsets—Gabriel Gonzaga's head-kick KO of Mirko Cro Cop,Show More Summary

Drills for Self-Defense

Drills are great, a great teaching tool. But, what exactly are you teaching your students when you have them perform drills? Rory Miller’s book, “Meditations on Violence,” provides you a hint then he goes on to speak at length (actually write at length) on the flaw in the drill. Show More Summary

Dennis Hallman and Javier Vazquez File Their Own Class-Action Lawsuit Against the UFC…With the Same Lawyers as the Other One

(Dennis Hallman is the 72-fight MMA veteran who made his UFC debut with a win over Matt Hughes back in the SEG era. Javier Vazquez is the guy in this gif who isn't Chad Mendes. / Photo via MMAWeekly) While doing more research on the class-action lawsuit filed against the UFC last week, Bloody Elbow's John Nash came across something strange. Show More Summary

King Mo: 'Tito Ortiz in his prime would never have beaten me'

Now that Quinton Jackson has abandoned ship, top Bellator light heavyweight attraction Tito Ortiz is running out of viable opponents. He already blew away Alexander Shlemenko in a (cough) "super fight" last May, and followed that upShow More Summary

Serbian MMA Fighter Helps Save Opponent's Life After Guillotine Chokehold

Moments after dispatching his opponent, Dusan Dzakic went to work saving the man’s life. Dzakic, a Serbian MMA fighter, won his bout at Serbian Battle Championship 4 in December by submitting Croatian fighter Sebastijan Emini with a chokehold. Show More Summary

Video: Myles Jury prepares for Cowboy Cerrone fight at UFC 182 by driving badass GTO

Undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Myles Jury is preparing for the biggest fight of his life, a three-round co-main event showdown against Donald Cerrone at the upcoming UFC 182 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Jan. Show More Summary

Gag order! Scott Coker ends dialog on Rampage defection, defers to Bellator attorneys

If there is going to be any more discussion on Quinton Jackson, who terminated his Bellator contract and re-signed with UFC just last weekend, it's not going to some from Bellator President Scott Coker. That's because attorneys for the...Show More Summary

Shill ‘Em All, Part 5: Good Night and Good Luck

(Sixty years ago, we had Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly. Now, we've got these guys.) By Brian J. D’Souza The class action lawsuit filed against the UFC by Cung Le, Nate Quarry and Jon Fitch has dramatically polarized the MMA sphere. Show More Summary

UFC World Podcast: JoJo Calderwood, Aisling Daly and Ian Entwistle on their fights of 2014

In the last UFC World Podcast of 2014, Gareth A Davies is joined by  JoJo Calderwood, Aisling Daly and Ian Entwistle who select their top fights of 2014. There are some surprises… LISTEN TO THE UFC WORLD PODCAST HERE Ian Entwistle: "My third favourite was Conor McGregor against Diego Brandao, just for the atmosphere and [...]

Profile of a Martial Arts Cult Leader

Here's a story about a guy from my neck of the woods that exemplifies what a martial arts cult is all about. For years he's adorned lampposts and telephone poles with his hand-written signs that beckons all to "Fight Back" that includes...Show More Summary

Chris Honeycutt vs. Clayton MacFarlane finalizes Spike TV lineup for Bellator 133: 'Manhoef vs. Shlemenko'

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 22, 2014) - The four-fight Spike TV-broadcast main card is now complete for February's "Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko" event with a battle of undefeated prospects, as Chris "The Cutt" Honeycutt (5-0)Show More Summary

Bas Rutten: CM Punk should forget about America and go to Holland to improve his striking

Sorry Yanks, but that's where the best stand-up specialists on the planet reside. Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, caused quite a ruckus when it was announced he signed a multi-fight deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Read...Show More Summary

The Monday After: Final thoughts on UFC Fight Night 58

The UFC put a bow on its year of fight cards in Brazil with UFC Fight Night 58 last Saturday night (December 20, 2014). Let's take a look at some of the performances from that card. The holidays are officially upon us fight fans. And...Show More Summary

UFC contender Raphael Assuncao breaks ankle during training, expected to be out 8-10 weeks

The bantamweight division takes another hit. It hasn't been a good day for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight division. Not long after it was revealed that former 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz had suffered yet another...Show More Summary

Oh Great, Now Raphael Assuncao Is Injured Too

(This is how you repay a man for doing a great deed, God? WELL TO HELL WITH YOU! Photo via Getty) The hits just keep on coming in the bantamweight division, ladies and gentlemen. I don't mean literal hits, of course, because that would...Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC