20 Nov 2015 09:52:06 AM
20 Nov 2015 09:52:06 AM
6 Nov 2015 11:53:09 AM
(Conor McGregor awakens deez tings. via Blonders)
Alan Belcher Announces Retirement From MMA (MMAFighting)
Holly Holm Could Ruin Ronda Rousey for Mainstream Fans (Bleacher Report)
GLORY Kickboxing Headed to ESPN (MMAMania)
New ‘Star Trek’ Show: Dream Crew!! (ScreenJunkies)
The Greatest “Worst Sweaters” Ever (WorldWideInterweb)Read More DIGG THIS
3 Nov 2015 13:59:47 PM
As painful as it is to be knocked out via a Rock Bottom-style slam (or must be, I have no idea), at least you can take solace in the fact that, should that scenario befall you, you’d still more than likely get to walk away from the fight in one piece.
Thus, we come to option B for how to deal with a takedown/slam: The “Arm Resist Motion.” It’s an objectively terrible decision no matter how you look at it, yet also understandable given how we instinctively react to falling as a species. Unfortunately in MMA, it’s an instinct that usually results in a horrific injury like the one about to take place above, which happened during a middleweight contest between Pat McCrohan and Buck “Knuckles” Pineau at CES 31 over the weekend.Read More DIGG THIS
27 Oct 2015 12:47:38 PM
While we all collectively shake our heads and roll our eyes whenever Dana White breaks out the old “fighting is in our DNA” mantra, a new study argues that The Baldfather might not be that far from the truth. Sort of.
David Carrier, a professor of biology and comparative physiologist at the University of Utah, has spent years studying the impacts of fighting on the evolution of the human hand. Back in 2012, he published a report in the Journal of Experimental Biology that attempted to prove his controversial theory that the human hand — which features a shorter palm, shorter fingers and a longer thumb than our primate ancestors — evolved to meet much more than increased dexterity needs.
”If a fist posture does provide a performance advantage for punching, the proportions of our hands also may have evolved in response to selection for fighting ability, in addition to selection for dexterity,” said Carrier.Read More DIGG THIS
16 Oct 2015 13:10:45 PM
(He may or may not be fighting a can, but GOOD GOD dis Fedor training footage.)
Filling in some of the gaps on Nick the Tooth (MMAFighting)
Nick Newell: A Man in Full (Bleacher Report)
Can MMA’s Weight Cutting Problem Be Fixed? (The MMA Corner)
What’s the Best Spielberg Movie? (ScreenJunkies)
“The Yelper Special” is South Park’s Latest Musical Masterpiece (WorldWideInterweb)Read More DIGG THIS
2 Oct 2015 13:57:25 PM
We’re just a few minutes out from the UFC 192 weigh-ins, and we’ve already seen our first casualty.
Yes, it appears that the weight-cutting woes of former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks have taken a far more serious turn, as “Bigg Rigg” was forced out of his co-main event title eliminator against Tyron Woodley earlier today after being hospitalized during the weight cutting process.
Details after the jump.Read More DIGG THIS
29 Sep 2015 11:00:34 AM
UFC strawweight contender Felice Herrig has never been afraid to use her sexuality as a marketing tool, and rightfully so. She’s got a rockin’ bod, for starters, and at 31 years old, she’s been a fighter in the game for longer than 90% of her competition. Why not celebrate the fruits of all that labor, I guess is what I’m saying.
Her recent shoot with Muscle & Fitness magazine, however, took things to a whole. notha. level. Taking a temporary leave of absence from MMA ever since her loss to Paige VanZant in April, Herrig bared in all — tastefully, of course — in a pictorial that brings to mind Ronda Rousey’s Maxim Hot 100 photos. I don’t know why photographers seem to have such an obsession with hand wraps and nudity, but I fully endorse it for the time being.Read More DIGG THIS
28 Aug 2015 13:36:04 PM
(Eh, I think I’d rather be armbarred than eat that monstrosity.)
-UFC Welterweight Jordan Mein Retires at age 25 (BloodyElbow)
-UFC on FOX 17′s Michael Johnson: I’m Going to Take Nate Diaz’s Dignity (Ed note: Nate Diaz? Dignity?! LOLOLOLOL) (MMAJunkie)
-Fame, Cocaine and Ego: Bellator Star Melvin Guillard Looks to Bounce Back (Bleacher Report)
-Matt Mitrione Looking to Test Free Agency Market (TheMMACorner)
-How Zelda: Ocarina of Time Can Change Your View of Games (TheEscapist)
-Honest Trailers – Mad Max: Fury Road (ScreenJunkies)
-Natural Selection Is a Good Thing (25 Pictures) (WorldWideInterweb)
-The Top 10 Costliest Prostitutes on the Planet (EveryJoe)
-Things Every Man Cave Should Have (Storage)Read More DIGG THIS
27 Aug 2015 07:16:53 AM
Having just finished watching the first trailer for Burning Angel’s much talked-about Ronda Rousey porn parody, Ronda ArouseMe: Grounded and Pounded, I am irate, Nation. Not because it contains absolutely zero nudity, and not because of any personal bias I have against star Kleio Valentien since she slapped that restraining order on me, but because my long and detailed list of spot-on casting suggestions for the project was completely, inexplicably ignored.
It’s as if ArouseMe director Joanna Angel didn’t appreciate or even take notice of the countless hours I clearly spent researching and drafting up that list, requiring no less than three recuperative naps in the process. Did they think I was only after a few extra clicks on a once mid-tier MMA blog, and not auditioning for a position in the multi-billion dollar industry that is porn casting? This was supposed to be *my* moment, god dammit! This was my chance to be a somebody!! (*kicks can*)
All that said, I’m sure there are a handful of you who’d still like to see the trailer for Ronda ArouseMe regardless of the fact that it took a steaming dump on my dreams, so check it out after the jump.Read More DIGG THIS
20 Aug 2015 13:13:16 PM
Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski have a lot in common. They’re both over six feet tall, they were both born in 1979, and they both recently used Antonio “Bifgoot” Silva as a stepping stone for their careers. (Ed note: Click here to celebrate that sweet burn with me.)
Less than a year ago, it looked like Mir all but destined to wind up alongside his former rival in the “forced retirement” line, and now, he’s looking at a potential title shot if he is victorious over Arlovski, whom himself just defeated a heavily-favored top 5 opponent in his last contest. The two veteran heavyweights will do battle at UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 in just a couple weeks in a fight that has damn near everyone foaming at the mouth in anticipation. Everyone except Frank Mir, that is.Read More DIGG THIS