Tag: Boxing verse MMA

The Ignorance of Boxers Who Think They Can Walk Easily Into the Cage

The question of whether a boxer is better than a ground fighter has been tested since UFC began.  What has been determined by the MMA industry is that you can not be successful in the sport of MMA without training MMA.  MMA incorporates ground fighting, and time has shown that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has a... 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 »

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 »

Poor Floyd, Trumped Again!

Rich Franklin – UFC StarThis Saturday night is an exciting night for fight fans.  You have the UFC 103 being stacked up against Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s bout with Manuel “Pee-drinking”Marquez.   The HBO fight night is being picked as this year’s biggest boxing event.  With Mayweather Jr., an undefeated champion, taking on Marquez a worthy... Read more »

Interview with a Chicago MMA Fighter Jeff Curran About Adjusting Boxing for MMA

When you ask most MMA fighters about the key components to MMA training, they testify that they are boxing, Thai kicks, wrestling defense and Brazilian jiu jitsu.  Although this is rarely disputed, there are more layers to this answer than the mere practice of these 4 different sports.  In fact, MMA has evolved into its... Read more »