My paths have crossed with Mark DellaGrotte many times over the years. But until 2014, this path didn’t facilitate much conversation or interaction. When I worked as a free-lance writer for Ultimate Grappling Magazine covering many of the UFC events, the hustle and bustle of pre-fight interviews, and the frantic fight-time coverage did not leave... Read more »
Do not freak out, but 80% of all rapists are relatives, friends or acquaintances of the victim. They mostly happen in the home, office, on a date, or in a familiar environment. Most of us have a pretty good idea of what we would do during a fire or a tornado, but what about an... Read more »
The Bleacher Report
does some great stories and always offers my favorite fight coverage. They recently did a write up on the 100 Greatest Moments in UFC History
. From a writer’s point-of-view – how unbelievably time consuming. Scott Hamill (the writer) I need you to know it took me a couple days to get through your list with reflection. But I respect how long it must have taken to put this list together and the collaborative effort to really think through all the monumental events in the history of MMA – which has been facilitated mostly by the UFC organization.
Although I don’t agree with everything they have listed, I decided to feature two of my own lists. The first list is below. They are the 10 most worthy mentions on the Bleacher Report list of 100 Greatest Moments.
Tomorrow, I will give you the 10 worst picks on the list. The number in front of each moment is the slide it corresponds to with Hamill's write on the Bleacher Report
(click on any of htese links to see it)...
Is it natural for boys to play-fight regardless of their exposure to superheroes, cartoons and martial arts? I think so. I know there are some people who believe that the martial arts manifests aggression and gives kids who already have aggressive tendencies the tools to more accurately hurt others. But the truth is, that quality martial arts instruction exposes a child to a combination of positive attributes like humility, patience, physical and mental discipline, and the life-long skill of self-defense. These integral lessons in a martial arts program need to be acknowledged by the parents so they become part of a dialog at home. Furthermore, parents need to communicate with their martial arts instructor if their child exhibits any unacceptable aggressive behavior or un-kind treatment of others...
We have all seen Kevin James cageside at the UFC. His path crosses with Eddie Bravo and Joe Rogan. He is a hard core fan and has been part of the cheering section before UFC had a reality show and Randy Couture was in films. Click below to see more about his upcoming role as... Read more »
Few Women’s MMA bouts are ever featured despite the growing acceptance of their presence inside the cage. STRIKEFORCE and BELLATOR are the only large organizations that provide women in the sport of MMA a chance to show case their athletic skills and dedication to the mixed martial arts. On October 9 in San Jose, CA... Read more »
There is nothing brilliant about pointing out that stress levels have increased for most in the past 2 years. Whether your heart lies alongside the Obama stimulus package debate, pot holes that lay as death traps on our streets, our efforts in the middle east or the downsizing and restructuring of so many of our... Read more »
The people of Chicago are progressive and forward thinking, yet welcoming to visitors and in tune with family values. We sometimes get a bad wrap, that we are not trend-setters or cutting edge like our east and west coast metro-cousins. I have begun to feature cool Chicago peeps that train in MMA; which is... Read more »
MMA Struggles with Judging Issues BY Jeff Cain/MMA Weekly.com There’s a problem with judging in mixed martial arts and everyone knows it. MMA judging has long been criticized. To illustrate how little confidence there is in the assigned judges rendering a correct decision, it’s a common phrase within the industry to “not leave it in... Read more »
With an exciting card like UFC 117, making predictions and discussing hopeful wins is required. I’ll admit there have been many UFC cards recently that have sent me back to just being a simple baseball fan. So this is what I hope to see on August 7 at the Oracle Arena. Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen... Read more »