If you didn't catch Tuesday's HBO “Real Sports,” well, I can't fathom why. If you care about the sport we're talking about, why? There's nothing more pressing or crucial in mixed martial arts.
Mixed martial arts is not for everyone. It’s definitely not for the guy who barfed all over the ring at an event in Muskegon, Michigan, last weekend. The event in question was put on by KnockOut Promotions. The first fight of the night was an amateur super heavyweight clash between Jesse Reasoner and Sean Needham, […]
Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov is known as a dictator, strongman, and an ally of Russia’s Vladmir Putin. Kadyrov is also a big fan of mixed martial arts. Kadyrov is the subject of a profile in the latest edition of HBO’s Real Sports, during...Show More Summary
Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin is 51 years old, but the competitive juices are still flowing. Irvin told TMZ that he’s been training in mixed martial arts and would like to see if he can book an actual fight, not just a sparring session, although his wife is begging him not to. “I train…
Kim Huynh attends a cage fight to consider the nature of violence and entertainment in Canberra. See this RiotACT article by Doug Dobing for Ben Edwards’ background story. Before his Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) debut last Saturday night, I asked Ben ‘The Guv’ Edwards what we should expect from the fight. The Guv playfully responded, […]
In a harrowing interview with Real Sports HBO, Ramzan Kadyrov, the ruler of the Chechen Republic — who also, as it turns out, is a fan of mixed martial arts — provided his thoughts on reports that gays are being tortured and murdered in his region.
HBO Real Sports went to Chechnya to examine its Mixed Martial Arts program, which is a training ground for the military in the southern Russian republic, and landed an interview with its dictatorial leader Ramzan Kadyrov. The conversation led host Da… Read The post Chechnya Dictator Ramzan Kadyrov: Gays ‘are Not People. Show More Summary
Boxers and mixed martial arts fighters may have markers of long-term brain injury in their blood, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's Sports Concussion Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., July 14 to 16, 2017.
Mayweather filed a tax court petition on July 5, asking the IRS to grant him a reprieve and allow him to pay his taxes after he is paid for next month's bout vs. Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor. The 40-year-old Mayweather is coming out of retirement to face McGregor on Aug. Show More Summary
Police in Palm Beach County, Fla., are looking for suspects in Monday night’s home-invasion slaying of Aaron Rajman, a professional mixed martial arts fighter who had just turned 25. Per a police statement obtained by the Sun-Sentinel, several men entered the house Rajman shared with family members in West Boca Raton. After an argument, at […]
Taekwondo world champion Bianca Walkden says she would take part in a "one-off" MMA - mixed martial arts - fight.
One of the most vocal figures in the sport of mixed martial arts regarding the treatment of its athletes, Jon Fitch is just as lethal outside of the cage as he is inside of it.
A veteran of mixed martial arts for nearly a decade, Caros Fodor has had as many ups as downs in his career.
Welcome back to Mailbag, a series about the sometimes weird, sometimes fun stuff we get in the mail. Today, assistant editor Danette Chavez is challenged to a mixed martial arts bout by the team behind Kingdom, the DirecTV drama following ex-MMA star Alvey Kulina (Frank Grillo) and his family of fighters. Show More Summary
More than 17 years after his legendary mixed martial arts career began, heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko is as stoic as ever ahead of his most important fight in years – one where he’s looking for redemption. Filed under: Bellator, New...
Vox Media announced Wednesday that weekly live show The MMA Hour from SB Nation will begin livestreaming on Twitter June 26. Mixed martial arts journalist Ariel Helwani hosts The MMA Hour, which airs live Mondays at 1 p.m. ET and features results, previews of upcoming bouts, breaking news, analysis and interviews. Livestreams of The MMA...
The blue-chip talent will make his long-awaited professional mixed martial arts debut at Bellator 180 on Saturday in New York.
It’s getting to be something when the most anticipated mixed martial arts card of the week is a Bellator event. It’s saying even more when there is a UFC just the very next day. Times are changing indeed and while Bellator has put on fight cards before, the level of competition on Bellator 180 is truly impressive. Show More Summary
The world of mixed martial arts is mourning former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Tim Hague, who was fatally injured in a boxing match in Edmonton Friday. His sister, Jackie Neil, confirmed Sunday that the 34-year-old, who was knocked out and suffered a brain hemorrhage, had died, the CBC reports. "It...
Conor McGregor, the Irish darling of mixed martial arts, is a bigot. Dig a little bit, and you'll see it for yourself.