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photo by Esther Lin
photo by Esther Lin
photo by Esther Lin

This is What It Means to Congratulate Pat Miletich

Pat Miletich, the first UFC welterweight champion, was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 6, 2014. Miletich is an outspoken man. He says what he thinks fearlessly, without regard to how stupid it it is or how much of an...
 
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Gadelha1a
Gadelha1a

Historic Inaugural UFC Strawweight Match Relegated to FightPass

The UFC is launching a women’s Strawweight division in dramatic fashion, with a 16-woman title tournament on The Ultimate Fighter Season 20. What’s more, they’re initiating a soft-launch of the division with some matches this s...

 
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donfrye
donfrye

Don Frye Jokes About Beating Women, Thinks Karyn Bryant Would Have Sex With a Unicorn

Don Frye, birther, man, father of daughters, is known for the deliberately shocking things he says. He’s contrived an image of ‘manliness,’—or his version of it, anyway—and conveys this by being equal parts se...
 
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Shannon Knapp totes chill, opts to roll with blatant sexism instead of criticizing MMA legend

Earlier this week, legendary retired mixed martial artist Fedor Emelianenko had some dumb things to say about women fighting in MMA: I respect the girls who defend the country’s honor at the Olympics, in wrestling, boxing...
 
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neil
neil

Fight Promoter Neil Forester Mystified People Are Concerned with Convicted Rapist on Card

At SCC 2.0 in Toronto, Todd ‘The Black Hulk’ Stoute fought, and lost to, Jeremy Osheim. Karim Zidan was at the event and wrote his thoughts on the experience. He also mentioned that Stoute was a convicted rapist, an...

 
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dean-lister-thinking

Update and Response to the Dean Lister Piece

I didn’t anticipate such a wide and vocal response to my editorial on the Dean Lister video. But because there were so many questions,  I’m posting this to address a few comments and clarify a few things. First, the...
 
 
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Dean_Lister.
Dean_Lister.

Prominent grappling instructor has student pantomime hand job in front of class, but it’s Dean Lister so NBD

Update: I address the response to the piece here. Dean Lister, former UFC fighter, world grappling and Brazilian jiu jitsu champion, and current instructor at Victory MMA & Fitness in San Diego, is seen in a video uploaded ...

 
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Bloody Elbow elects to remove withering satire in light of internet that just doesn’t get it

In a devastating blow to satirical journalism, the editors at Bloody Elbow decided to withdraw a scathing work of social commentary after an uncomprehending internet responded with outrage. The piece, cheekily entitled, ‘...
 
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2014 Michael Strassburger, Modern Dog Design Co.
2014 Michael Strassburger, Modern Dog Design Co.
2014 Michael Strassburger, Modern Dog Design Co.

The Bad Guy

We live in a time when some journalists use the term ‘homosexuals’ with sincerity (if you don’t know, the standard entails not removing personhood when referencing a populace; i.e., homosexual people, gay men,  etc). This, when...
 
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adam hunter

Adam Hunter on Top

MMA’s quest for mainstream acceptance has been arduous – plagued by political opposition, widespread ignorance, and claims that MMA promotes violence – domestic violence, in particular. MMA in and of itself do...