Category: Combat Sports

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 …

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 …

Up Close and Personal with Gorilla Warfare MMA!

  By Jayson du Toit We recently got the opportunity to speak to Marc Hebert the head trainer and owner of Gorilla Warfare MMA gym to find out what makes this MMA facility so popular and successful… KNUXX SA: How was Gorilla MMA established? MARC: A bunch of …

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 …

Haters Gonna Hate… Jon Jones, the Man, the Myth, the Legend!

Posted by Art Smith Let me start off by saying that I really like Jon Jones.  Seriously, he is an amazing athlete and competitor.  Physically and athletically, Jones is second to none.  He has worked hard and nobody can deny that he has earned everything he has accomplished …

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 …

FightStar – Bringing Out The Best

FightStar Amateur MMA Challenge has fast become known as the biggest amateur fight promotions in Johannesburg. Now coming up on it’s 4th event, FightStar 4.0, FightStar has proven itself to boost amateur athletes up the ranks and help them to realise their dreams of entering their careers as …

#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…

#BUIRSKIARMY: David Buirski

by Jayson du Toit David Buirski is back on the winning road with an impressive victory over Nicholas Radley (welterweight)at EFC Africa 21. David has a new game plan and a new mindset. In this interview we get to know more about the EFC prospect David Buirski… To …

#BUIRSKIARMY: Matt Buirski

by Jayson du Toit We caught up with Matt Buirski just before his EFC Africa 22 fight against Donovan Wilken and had a quick Q&A with him. This is what the 3-0 pro had to say to us… To continue reading, click on page 2…

FIRST TIME FIGHTERS

by Jayson du Toit So the question was asked: What is it like to go into a MMA fight for the very first time? Well… KNUXX SA went through to NOVA MMA to find out. We spoke to 20 year old Pieter Marais an 18 year old Douw …

The Road to Redemption

by Jayson du Toit We recently had a chat to EFC Africa heavy weight Ricky “Apocalypse” Misholas. One thing is evident and that is that Ricky wants redemption from EFC Africa 20 When he pulled out of the fight with Ruan Potts due to a hand injury. He …

Keron ‘SKINNER’ Davies

by Jayson du Toit We recently caught up with up and comer super star Keron Davies and had a chat with him about his MMA career and where it has taken him so far. This is what “Skinner” had to say… to continue reading, click on page 2…

Thai Combat

by Jayson du Toit KNUXX SA recently had the opportunity to visit Thai Combat and speak to head coach Kru Lloyd Kemertgoglou about his beginnings in the art of Muay Thai combat. Join us as we delve deeper into his world… To continue reading, click on page 2…

Boyd Allen Hits Back At The Critics!

by Jayson du Toit There has been a lot of talk lately about Boyd Allen and his upcoming fight against Hanru Botha. Critics have been firing from all ends in disapproval of this fight as well as his career decisions that “he” has made so far. However in …