The New Yorker talks with “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, the worlds best female fighter, about why she loves to be hated
. [more inside]
This is the story
of Charlie Rowan, an undistinguished cage-fighter who faked his own death
to start his life anew. What could go wrong?
23-year-old Garrett Holeve is an aspiring MMA fighter
from Cooper City, Florida, just north of Miami. He trains six days a week, and has fought in amateur exhibition matches. He also has Down syndrome. This is his story [more inside]
37-year-old Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox recently came out as transgender
during an interview with Sports Illustrated.
She also doesn't believe she and other transgender MMA fighters should have to disclose their medical history to would-be opponents.
Fox, 2-0 in MMA, was born a man but underwent gender reassignment surgery and began supplemental hormonal therapy in 2006. [more inside]
Ronda Rousey - the first American woman to medal in judo
at the Summer Olympics - is widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world. She has won all six of her professional fights - all but one of them in less than a minute - using a trademark armbar that is usually described as "devastating"
. [more inside]
The Judo Chops
series at MMA website Bloody Elbow
will help you discover the "art" in mixed martial arts. Each entry uses photos, GIFs and expert explanation to break down just what goes on in a high level mixed martial arts fight. [more inside]
Please enjoy fabled MMA
rtist Genki Sudo
's music video Mind Shift
, choreographed with his group World Order
. [more inside]
Chan Sung Jung is a MMA fighter. He has an unorthodox style
. And he keeps coming at you regardless of the pace.
They call him the Korean Zombie.
Jiu-Jitsu legend Helio Gracie has died.
From sickly child
of a poor Brazilian family to a fighting legend
, Helio Gracie (nicknamed Caxinguele or Squirrel by his family), inspired a paradigm shift
in Martial Arts. He will be Missed.
Don't Eat the Pictures!
Sesame Street gets locked inside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [more inside]
This is a post about 6'4", 380 lb.
professional fighter and entertainer Bob Sapp. A good place to start is this fantastic, disdainful overview
of Sapp's kickboxing career through 2005. It features lots of pictures, crooked officiating, illegal blows to the back of the head, and some well-deserved humbling. Sapp is also known for a less distinguished MMA career
, which includes one of the most exciting fights of all time, against the great Antônio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira
(Watch it here: [Round 1] [Round 2]
). [more inside]
star Evan Tanner
has a new vision; one that still involves fighting, but on a completely different level
Last week, Pride Fighting Championships
had their American debut in Las Vegas. Pride FC is a Mixed Martial Arts organization from Japan that boasts a lineup of fighters arguably superior to those of other MMA groups. Their heavyweight champion for example, Fedor Emelianenko
, is considered the best MMA fighter ever by most fight commentators. They are famous for their operatic production values
, regularly filling out 30-60,000 seat arenas in Japan.
However, many in MMA circles assert that their product is "too foreign"
for the US, and that they need to "Americanize"
their product for the mass market. Is this true? Given the popularity of video games
in the US, they might not have to change all that much.