Category: Editorial

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 …

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 …

#BUIRSKIARMY: Gareth Buirski

by Jayson du Toit Has anybody ever tried to catch electricity?? Well KNUXX SA did! We caught Gareth Buirski and sat him down to speak to us and this is what we got out of him…. To continue reading, click on page 2…

Caged Minds: Cormier Calls Out Jon Jones

Posted by Mika Frankl On Saturday January 12th Daniel Comier fought in the final Strikeforce card defeating Dion Staring by 2nd round TKO. Following the bout Cormier called out Frank Mir to do battle at UFC on Fox 7 that is expected to take place on April 20, …

Lead Jab: What Would A Scoreboard Do For Boxing & MMA?

Posted by Mika Frankl You know how at Baseball, Basketball, and Football games you can see the score and when the game ends everyone knows who won. Why not take that idea to combat sports like Boxing and MMA. At Boxing and MMA events three judges score each …

Lead Jab: A Different Outlook On Teammate Vs. Teammate

Posted by Mika Frankl Your perception of my opinion in this article will definitely depend on how you view MMA. If you view Mixed Martial Arts as just the words that were slapped on fighting to make it sound more legal or if you believe that MMA is …

Lead Jab – Quit Picking On The Little Guys

Posted by Mika Frankl The general public has its opinion of MMA- that it’s human cock fighting and that’s just one of many out right wrong statement about MMA. When you ask a trainer, a fighter, or people close to the fight business it is two men or …

Lead Jab – The Misconception Of Fighting Off Your Back

Posted by Mika Frankl There are two parts to MMA- striking and grappling, but for some reason people have gotten it into their heads that a fight is over or a dominate thing has occurred when a takedown is successfully completed.  The biggest example of this, and a …