Category: Articles

Can Cris “Cyborg” Be Dethroned?

In female Mixed Martial Arts, there is not a single fighter as intimidating or as ferocious as Cris "Cyborg" Santos. Who can compete with Cyborg? A few names come to mind; Holly Holm, Valentina Shevchenko, and current UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.

Getting Started in MMA

MMA, or mixed martial arts, is the fastest growing sport in the world. That’s a cold fact. With the sport going global due to the popularity of competitive MMA fighting leagues such as the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and Bellator, to name a few, hundreds of thousands of …

Can Ronda Rousey Bounce Back or will Holly Holm Reign Supreme?

It has been over a week since the meteoric fall of Ronda Rousey, and the rise of the new undisputed women’s bantamweight champion, Holly Holm. The media explosion started immediately and is still quelling now, and everyone from media members, pop singers and presidential candidates had something to …

Jon Jones: An Unfortunate Tale of Poor PR Management

The light heavyweight division has historically been the marquee division in the UFC, with stars like Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture formerly taking center stage in years past. The attention to the division continued in 2015, but it isn’t for the right reasons. Two of the …

Dear Joe Silva: The Fights We Want After UFC San Diego

  Highlighted by some pretty one-sided performances, the UFC’s return to San Diego was a fun one. That said, it’s already in the rear-view mirror. It’s time to look to the future. Here are the fights we’d like to see next for San Diego’s big winners: Frank Mir …

After Shamrock, Who Should Kimbo Slice Fight Next?

In the main event of an entertaining Bellator 138 card, a 41-year-old Kimbo Slice lumbered into the cage for a scrap with the 51-year-old Ken Shamrock. Together, the two fighters—who rode to the prominence of their younger years on entirely different tracks—represented the weakest talent on the card. …

Who Deserves the Next UFC Heavyweight Title Shot?

The past few years can’t have been easy for Junior Dos Santos. After losing to Cain Velasquez for a second and terribly emphatic time in October of 2013, the talented striker has been locked in heavyweight limbo as the division’s clear-cut second best. He’s been stuck in the …

Losing the Fight – Is the NM Smoker Dead?

I am not sure when this happened but it happened.  We used to know who the bad guys were and who the good guys were. Well in the fight world it seems to be a little more difficult to distinguish the two now doesn’t it? Let’s start by …

Interview with Fitness Model and Competitor Sonja Lezar

Sonja Lezar, 30 yrs old, a single mum of 2 wonderful kids. Born and raised in the East Rand. Knuxx – What is it that you do for a living? Sonja – Well, I am a Certified Personal trainer and Boot Camp Instructor. I own Fitness Pose model …

Fighting the Economy

MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world. Most of this rapid growth has come during the middle of the worst recession in recent history. It is interesting that during the past 4 years since the recession started it is estimated that the UFC has tripled in …

Hey There! You’re Still Here.

I can’t believe that it’s been almost 3 years since I walked away from KNUXX.  I literally checked out one day and, while I still thought about it frequently, I didn’t make any effort to mess with anything for quite some time.  My 5 year domain registration came …

Francois Groenewald: Franaconda

by Jayson du Toit KNUXX SA: Who is Francois Groenewald? FRANCOIS: Aka Franaconda from Springs. My fight record is 5w 3l, 6 fights have been within EFC. I’m a BJJ brown belt under Roberto Atalla, I got a Nobel peace prize, I’ve been knighted and I can hold …

Mark Hulme: Absolute Dedication

by Jayson du Toit Here is a insight into the world of Mark Hulme who is a up and coming fighter that has dedicated his life to MMA… To continue reading, click on page 2… KNUXX SA: What led you into MMA? MARK: As a rowdy 15 year …

An Exciting New Gym in Vegas Just Added a World Class MMA Program!

Posted by Josh Boyd Most people know that Las Vegas is the fight capital of the world.  In recent history, with the meteoric rise of MMA and the sport’s largest organization being based here, that part of the city’s identity has only been multiplied.  As a result, something …