Category: boxing

StrikeForce Brawl post mortem

  Seriously, Mayhem, you thought these guys would be cool with you busting in on their teammates? This is Nick and Nate Diaz in 1993, as kids. I’m told this photo captures their “happiest childhood moments.”   You’ve seen and read about the brawl, now check out what those involved have had to say looking... Read more »

Bully Beatdown

  Nick Diaz cocks a right at Jason Miller (black hair, with red strip) during the fight after the fights Saturday night By Elias Cepeda In addition to being a StrikeForce middleweight, Jason “Mayhem” Miller hosts an MTV reality show called “Bully Beatdown,” and Saturday night he seemed to mistake a real-life situation for his... Read more »

Flashy but Effective

  Sergio Martinez now owns titles at 154 and 160 pounds Sergio Martinez eluded and battered Kelly Pavlik Saturday night in Atlantic City, NJ to become the WBO and WBC middleweight champion. Scores were 115-111, 116-111 and 115-112 for Martinez. Check out Kevin Iole’s full report here EC
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Boxing verse MMA - Foolish James Toney

So Ray Mercer knocked out Tim Sylvia with a punch that is highlight wheel worthy.  But James Toney is in for a rude awakening now that he has signed a fight deal with the UFC. Ray Mercer, James Toney and KJ Noons were all guests on HD Net Fight Night this past Friday discussing the... Read more »

Can You Do MMA Without Fighting? MMA Training Amazing Exercise

I have been approached by several media outlets over the past year asking if the popularity of MMA, bred by reality shows like, The Ultimate Fighter  ( on SPIKE   http://www.spike.com/show/22307 )  and Fight Science (on The National Geographic channel  http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/fight-science )  has driven more students to train MMA.  The answer is Yes!  Every couple of years... Read more »

Boxing's Craziest - Mayorga MMA Debut Moved to May

Ricardo Mayorga, known for dropping Felix Trinidad in the 3 rd and defeating Fernando Vargas holds a professional boxing record of 29-7, with 23 knockouts.  Mayorga, Latin American Champ has faced a lot of trouble in his career, much worse than his losses against Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosely.  With criminal charges for... Read more »
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MMA- A Future Olympic Sport?

Speculating about MMA as a future Olympic sport seems to only be relevant as a conversational topic because we are in the middle of the Olympic.   I am not convinced that that the golden rings will encapsulate the sport of professional MMA.   Apparently there was some discussion about this over the weekend in... Read more »

Boxing Tidbits and Gossip

I might focus on MMA a lot because of the explicit title of this column, but truth is I love boxing. It is my first love – so-to-speak.  It is a shame that it is not able to keep up with MMA right now and that its present seems more than decades from its past.... Read more »

Interested in an Entry Level MMA/Muay Thai Seminar?

If you have always been curious about the MMA workout or Muay Thai, you can now sign up for a MMA/Muay Thai Boot Camp being offered on February 21, 2010 for only $20.00 a person.  The all level boot camp style workout will be held on Sunday the 21st from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. It will... Read more »
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James Toney Still Trying to Get Inside the Cage

James “Lights Out” Toney is trying to bait UFC President, Dana White into giving him a MMA match.  Toney has earned a championship in six different professional boxing weight divisions: middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, cruiserweight, super cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions.  His record is 73 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws. James “Lights Out” Toney... Read more »