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Fedor is Totally Cool with Never Having Fought in the UFC

If you don’t love Fedor then you don’t love MMA. I think that we need to get that out of the way before we move forward with anything here. Fedor...

09-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Randy Couture Danced with the Stars Last Night

If you are entirely honest with yourself, you’ve always wanted to see Randy Couture dancing the Foxtrot. You have, you just never wanted to admit it. It is a latent...

09-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Have Faith! Good Will Prevail! Chivalry Heading to Xbox 360 and PS3

I love melee games. It shouldn’t be a secret by now, but who knows, most of you guys thought that every article on the site was written by Zeus for...

09-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

UFC Wants Everyone Pumped Up for Rin Nakai vs. Miesha Tate

Rin Nakai is a legend, alright? Her really weird, creepy Pancrase videos that Gary has been enjoying for years now and the MMA world just discovered when Nakai got signed...

09-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Bummer. WWE2K15 Delayed on Next Gen

Just last night Gary, Jason and myself were having a brainstorming session about awesome stuff that we could do with WWE2K15 and Twitch broadcasts. Wrestling games kind of hold that...

09-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Aaron Rodgers and the great Madden 15 QB sneak fail

So... hand egg, huh? Let's get this out of the way Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy are awful scumbags, Ray McDonald is allegedly a scumbag. So now that's out...

09-16-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

Medically cleared, Ronda Rousey and Gilbert Melendez roll for the camera

Back at UFC 175, it only took Ronda Rousey sixteen seconds to shatter her hand against Alexis Davis' skull with the force of a thousand blonde Large Hadron Colliders. You...

09-16-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

Raw Recap 9.15; Become Vengeance, John. Become Wrath.

Sometimes it is very hard to trust WWE to actually properly execute a storyline. It feels kind of sad, but it’s true. That storyline would have to be the John...

09-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

Jesus, the Fight Church held a Muay Thai fight that ended in a double low blow finish!

The Lord works in mysterious ways, and for these two combatants their faith was tested (or reinforced) by this sloppy Muay Thai fight that ended in a double knockout via...

09-15-2014 | Jason Nawara | 5 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: Circle Pit= Circle Hit

Mosh pits are a lot like the Black Friday sales, except they’re set to music and you paid to be there. There’s usually a good handful of like minded people...

09-15-2014 | Jesse J. Saxon | 5 Comments

Rumble Johnson Willing to Fight at Catchweight Against Alistair Overeem

That whole bad blood thing between former Blackzilian teammates Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Alistair Overeem? Apparently it’s not just talk, it’s for real. In fact, it is As Real As...

09-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Peace Out Xyience, the Official Energy Drink of the Octagon

If there has ever a sponsor that was joined at the hip with a company that they sponsor it would have to be Xyience and the UFC. For as long...

09-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

Conor McGregor: International Man of UFC Commentary

  It's not the classical mustache or his affinity for all things custom suit. No, what makes UFC featherweight Conor McGregor special is the fact that his verbal assaults are often...

09-15-2014 | Scott Levesque | No comments

Notch is Just Done, Man. He's Done

Earlier today we talked about how Microsoft purchased Mojang, which, by proxy meant that they bought the crazy smash hit that is Minecraft. It was a lot of money, enough...

09-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

Ben Askren doesn’t care about your UFC, but he does really like this shirt

Ben Askren doesn’t care about your UFC. But he admits this shirt you made is pretty nice. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though. That grin of his has nothing...

09-15-2014 | Nate Johnson | 3 Comments

Notch has all the diamonds - Microsoft officially buys Mojang for $2.5 billion

After this, I hope to never mention Minecraft again. It's official - Microsoft has just splurged a whopping $2.5billion on Mojang. The founding fathers of the company itself are going...

09-15-2014 | Baz | 1 Comment

**** you too, guy! Andrei Arvloski is not impressed by your booing

Andrei Arlovski proved this weekend that even if your jaw lives in a glass house, you can still throw stones. In his performance of the night, he crumpled the most...

09-15-2014 | Nate Johnson | 8 Comments

Viking in Chief Alexander Gustafsson is willing to fight Anthony Johnson in January

Now that Adrian Peterson has been charged with flaying a child with a tree branch, Alexander Gustafsson can officially be deemed the sports world’s favorite Viking. In this video interview...

09-15-2014 | Nate Johnson | No comments

WHOA TV - Check Out Ronda Rousey's Scrum From UFN 51

If there ever was one word that gained traction in the land of MMA journalism that I wish hadn’t it would have to be the word “scrum.” Kind of like...

09-14-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

A Lesson in Street MMA: Beware the teacher that knows judo

I've only been privy to watching a few school fights go down. Thankfully, all of them were entertaining enough to satiate my animalistic, hormone-driven, teenage desire to see violence occur...

09-14-2014 | Ted Malakhov | 7 Comments

We Could Listen to Bonnar/Tito Trash Talk All Day

Bellator is really doing something incredible with Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar. This is what you gotta give them credit for; they are letting this thing play out and letting...

09-14-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Get Pumped Up For Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier with This Trailer

There aren’t many UFC fighters that fans can really hang onto these days, fighters that are going to go out there, be entertaining, put their all into it and still...

09-14-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

WHOA TV - Paul Daley talks Melvin Manhoef, Bjorn Rebney and more

Paul Daley was with Bellator, then ran into some legal trouble, and now he's back in Bellator, ready to be reunited (it feels so good) with Scott Coker. Our wonderful...

09-14-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Watch Floyd Mayweather react in horror as Marcos Maidana bites his glove

Floyd Mayweather just Floyd Mayweather'd Marcos Maidana - again. But this time the fight devolved into enough impromptu grappling sessions to frustrate Marcos Maidana into allegedly biting Mayweather's fingers through...

09-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | 2 Comments

Revenge: Bigfoot Silva gets knocked out by Andrei Arvloski in their rematch

Hi, I'm Bigfoot Silva, and I was just knocked out by Andrei Arvloski.  Bigfoot Silva's second trip to AA was in his home county of Brazil, coming off a year suspension...

09-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | 14 Comments

Floppy arm alert: WSOF's Sidemar Honorio shatters the arm of Matt Lozano with a kick

This has been the most violent weekend in recent memory. Last night we saw a Knee Destruction at RFA 18, Bellator was full of stoppages, and this morning Bamma and...

09-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Here's Paul Daley claiming his latest victim, this time by liver shot

If you sign the contract to fight Paul Daley, you have a 79% chance that you will be crumpled to the mat in pain as a man dressed entirely in...

09-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | 2 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: Don't get faked out by the guy wearing stylish briefs

Wearing pants has to be one of the most annoying things we do as a society. They are cumbersome and never comfortable. The only perk of wearing pants is pockets,...

09-13-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 6 Comments

Dude gets upkicked, looks at the ref and complains, then drifts into unconsciousness

Today at Cage Warriors, a miracle of science took place: the delayed KO. Mario Saeed attempted to overwhelm his opponent , only to be whacked upside the head with his...

09-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | 2 Comments

Zara's back with her Weird Week in Social Media September 6-12

So welcome to another instalment of Zara’s Weird Week in Social Media, where I comb through countless pictures of food and endless selfies. Granted most are my own or Felice...

09-13-2014 | Zara Barry | No comments

UFC Japan killed it with this Rin Nakai/Miesha Tate promo

Someone please invent the flux capacitor and shoehorn it into the nearest automobile capable of going 88 MPH so I can just watch UFC Japan already. I can't wait another...

09-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | 5 Comments

Pat Barry tells us that he's scared of Nate Diaz

The story goes something like this: Pat Barry enters an elevator, only to be greeted by Nate Diaz who was standing in a corner. Pat pushes the button, the doors...

09-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | 2 Comments

The Knee Destruction™ took the soul of ANOTHER leg tonight at RFA 18

The broken leg is becoming a disturbing trend in MMA and combat sports in general (get well soon, Tyrone). I don't know if it's because these fighters aren't drinking their...

09-12-2014 | Jason Nawara | 9 Comments

Emanuel Newton spins like a helicopter, stings like a bee and knocks out Joey Beltran to retain his Bellator title

Emanuel Newton is the new king of spinning shit. Sorry Carlos Condit, Alex Shlemenko, Shonie Carter and Matt Serra, Emanuel Newton just did a hardcore dance into MMA history with...

09-12-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

Check Out WHOATV's Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson Trailer

You ever walk into a fast food joint and see at that guy who lives off fast food menus? Employees know him on a first name basis and greet him...

09-12-2014 | Joe Troiano | 1 Comment

Next Gen Mothereffin' GTA V

Rockstar today announced that GTA V is coming to Xbox One and PS4 on November 18th, 2014 with the PC version to follow in January 27th, 2015. This is incredible...

09-12-2014 | Baz | 2 Comments

Nick Diaz Arrested??

According to Lodinews.com, Nick Diaz was arrested six days ago on suspicion of DUI, obstructing a police officer, destruction of evidence, and driving with a suspended license.   That information allegedly...

09-12-2014 | Nate Johnson | 3 Comments

Scott Jorgensen speculates that Henry Cejudo is a ‘weak-minded individual’

UFC flyweight Scott Jorgensen was live-streaming Destiny on the Major League Gaming website.  As fun as that was independently, he was multitasking and trashing on Henry Cejudo, who failed to...

09-12-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

What is the proper response to Thiago Silva in the Ray Rice age?

According to a February 6, 2014, police report, Thiago Silva and his wife separated in December 2012, after a thirteen-year marriage. But they still lived together, and on January 30,...

09-12-2014 | Nate Johnson | 5 Comments

Need for Forza Paradise 2 or something

In Scotland, we have a few sayings to sum up how into something you are. For instance, if you were chocolate daft or chocolate stupid you would love chocolate. I'm...

09-12-2014 | Baz | No comments

NXT TakeOver II: Fatal 4 Way, or, Why Can't Raw Be This Good?

It’s been no real secret that WWE has been floundering a bit over the past few months with a solid direction for their programming. Raw is a three hour weekly...

09-12-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

Supercalo: Dana Logic on Thiago Silva right, Ray Rice wrong

Say one thing for Thiego Silva, the guy is a gawddamn patriot. This country was built on by the gun, we live by the gun, its written in our founding documents...

09-12-2014 | super Calo | 4 Comments

The Pit Bull Shows his Gameness at Open Workout

The UFC has already called this the “Greatest Open Workout in UFC History,” and for good reason. Open workouts are usually just north of boring. It’s an opportunity for fans...

09-11-2014 | Jesse J. Saxon | 4 Comments

This is Ripe for Parody! Beauty and Strength - Bigfoot vs. Andrei Arlovski

Since Fox Sports released the TUF 20 promo “Beauty and Strength” that highlighted that not only are the girls on TUF 20 beautiful, but they can bust up your face...

09-11-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Dana White's Take on Thiago Silva is Worthy of a Faceplam

Domestic violence is a real thing, alright? Over the past few months in MMA we’ve been hearing loads about it, from Thiago Silva to Josh Grispi to War Machine. In...

09-11-2014 | Dave Walsh | 25 Comments

Bisping and Rockhold Get Into Heated Argument Down Under

Michael Bisping is set to meet Luke Rockhold on November 8th in Sydney, Australia, so the UFC sent them down under to promote their fight. If we’ve learned anything about...

09-11-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Junior Dos Santos is almost ready to return, but Overeem is no longer interesting

Whoa, Junior Dos Santos is still alive.  MMA memories can be short, and it’s sometimes easy to stop thinking about a guy who has been out with injuries for almost...

09-11-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

Bonnar and Tito Clash Nov. 15th, Tickets? They are on Sale NOW

There is something to be said for the way that Stephan Bonnar made everyone super interested in his Bellator debut fight against Tito Ortiz. We are still hearing people arguing...

09-11-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Introducing Microcraft

Markus Persson, more commonly known in the gaming community as Notch is about to hit the big time, again. I say this loosely as the guy is already worth hundreds...

09-11-2014 | Baz | 4 Comments

Arvloski vs. Bigfoot 2 will be fun, and that's just fine

Did you know that Pit Bulls score higher on the leading dog breed temperament test than Golden Retrievers? And that Daschunds are just the worst? Would Andrei "the Weiner Dog"...

09-11-2014 | Nick Ralston | 1 Comment

Double KO Fakeout: How to win a fight through superior consciousness rebound

Sleep and dreaming  guru Robert Waggoner has speculated about the possibility of mutual lucid dreaming.  For instance, he envisions two snoring individuals hooking up in dreamland for a cup of...

09-11-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

Hang Out and Watch Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler Play Destiny

Destiny is -- as the kids say -- the new hotness in town. Destiny is the first non-Halo game from Bungie in what feels like forever. It is a whole...

09-10-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Michael Chiesa Claims That He's Lauzon's Huckleberry

Before we go into this, I want to state that I’m way into Westerns. If there ever was a genre of film that best expressed where we as a people...

09-10-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Bad Week at Joe Rogan Base Camp

Recently on his Joe Rogan Experience podcast, UFC commentator Joe Rogan was talking shop with weight loss guru Mike Dolce. The conversation developed into Dolce touching on topics of hyping...

09-10-2014 | Jesse J. Saxon | 15 Comments

Relive Bono and Tim Cook's awkward moment at the Apple Live presentation over and over

Nothing beats the horrific beauty of an awkward moment. The kind of moment that forces you to turn your head in utter disgust because it's unbearable to watch - I'm...

09-10-2014 | Scott Levesque | 1 Comment

So Who Exactly is KENTA? Let's Watch His Best Matches

This Thursday at WWE’s NXT Takeover II: Fatal 4-Way we will see the promotional debut of Japanese superstar KENTA in NXT. This is a big -- no huge -- deal...

09-10-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Bec Rawlings talks creepy fans, the TUF 20 house, and how the media is blowing drama out of proportion

Ah, Rowdy Bec Rawlings. The Australian badass made a name for herself by being a punk princess that could knock you out or submit you if you sneered at her...

09-10-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

Listen to the creators of Grim Fandango discuss its resurrection

With the final quarter of the year coming upon us, it seems that there isn't as much hype surrounding video games as there normally is. At this time is when...

09-10-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 1 Comment

A man's world crumbles around him as a tornado strikes, and it's all caught on dash cam

Being a Connecticut blueblood, much like Hunter Hearst Helmsley, I haven't experienced the reign of terror that mother earth is known for. One may mother's earth is in a never...

09-10-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 3 Comments

TUF 20 cast member Angela Hill schools Good Day New York anchor Greg Kelly on live television

Six days ago, Fox television show Good Day New York hosted UFC TUF 20 fighters Tecia Torres, Heather Jo Clark, Lisa Ellis, and Angela Hill. The segment had the traditional...

09-10-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

Happy fifteenth birthday, Dreamcast!

9/9/99. 15 years ago today marked the launch of the legendary Sega Dreamcast. I remember like it was yesterday, the buzz around it at the time was like no console...

09-09-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 3 Comments

Joe Riggs was eating blueberries and watching The Bachelor when he shot himself

Joe Riggs shot himself in the hand and leg about a month ago. And in exchange for his near death experience, we got some graphic photos and a chance to...

09-09-2014 | Nate Johnson | 10 Comments

A Lesson in NCAA Tailgating MMA: The Brawl For it All

What you are about to witness is one of America’s finer points of what happens when you mix entirely too much alcohol with feelings at a tailgate party for two...

09-09-2014 | Jesse J. Saxon | 12 Comments

Online SWATting incidents are becoming more frequent, prosecution isn't

Jordan “Kootra” Mathewson, founder of the gaming group The Creatures, was arrested by a group of police officers while playing Counter-Strike on a live stream. Before they entered his room,...

09-09-2014 | Nate Johnson | 3 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: The Drunken Master vs. Skater

Anytime I enter the world of skateboarding, I tend to tread softly. Not that I’m afraid of skaters, but more their inability to control their ankle-breaking wooden missiles when they...

09-09-2014 | Jesse J. Saxon | 8 Comments

Shots Fired - Joe Lauzon tells Michael Chiesa that 'Rematches are dumb.' Will fight for the 50K FOTN bonus

Going into last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 50, the bout between Joe Lauzon and Michael Chiesa was on everyone’s must-see TV list. The bout opened up the UFC’s main card...

09-09-2014 | Jesse J. Saxon | 4 Comments

Is playing Destiny an inevitability?

Today is a special day. At the time of writing this, it's Tuesday 09/09/14. Today is the day the world stands still for a single second, longingly gazing into the warming...

09-09-2014 | Baz | 4 Comments

NHL 15 The Review - Great gameplay, confusing lack of modes

Jason: I've come to know the NHL games as annual masterpieces next to FIFA and the NBA 2K series, so I was excited to play NHL 15 as it seemed like...

09-09-2014 | Jason and Gary | 4 Comments

Raw Sept. 8; John Cena Cuts a Good Promo, Rollins Stands Tall

Tonight’s Raw was pushed as the “season premiere” of Monday Night Raw, which is always a weird thing for them to do considering that they have no real “off-season.” It...

09-08-2014 | Dave Walsh | 14 Comments

Shogun's family really wants him to retire, but he's not gonna

Don’t let the size smedium Vale Tudo shorts fool you. Mauricio Shogun Rua wears the gi pants in his extended family. Because even though his wife and mother hold actual...

09-08-2014 | Nate Johnson | 4 Comments

Coker says the Tito/Bonnar brawl was totally real

Scott Coker, the only MMA executive with a Schedule II narcotic in his name, says his organization would pass a surprise urine test for theatrics. That pushing business between Tito...

09-08-2014 | Nate Johnson | 7 Comments

Oh cool, here's the Karate Hottie finish of Yasuko Tamada we missed on Saturday

Something has felt off all weekend. We had two great shows on Friday night. We saw Michael Chiesa's soul, Ben Rothwell's funk, and then we saw Invicta put on yet...

09-08-2014 | Jason Nawara | 10 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: The bicycle smash is illegal the first time and the third time

Before we start - no, I don't know why the banner is a dinosaur on a bicycle, I Googled "Bicycle Attacks" after not finding Calvin being attacked by his bike...

09-08-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

Anderson Silva visited a psychologist to get over kicking with his leg

There are two moments in MMA that will forever be seared into my memory. Well, there's more than two, but I know I'll always be able to recall back to...

09-08-2014 | Jason Nawara | 7 Comments

Remember yesterday when Antonio Brown performed a flying kick on a lonesome kicker?

I feel bad for NFL kickers. I imagine they're the last to be invited to any unofficial off the field event - giving them flashbacks to middle school gym class....

09-08-2014 | Scott Levesque | 7 Comments

Destiny's Children - Why We Love Fighting

The question can come at any time: in the shower, while tying your shoelaces. You’re rifling through a drawer looking for something; then you forget what. You could be at...

09-08-2014 | Chris Anderson | 4 Comments

Invicta 8 a huge success on UFC Fight Pass until the main event title fight cuts out and we miss the finish

All night I'm sitting here thinking about how happy I am to not have to navigate Ustream accounts and choppy streams to just sit back and relax with Invicta on...

09-06-2014 | Jason Nawara | 7 Comments

Get caught up with Zara's Weird Week in MMA Social Media!

Welcome to the first edition of ZaraBarry's social media roundup. We know you don't have time to sift through the ridiculous amount of goings-on in the MMA world, so let me...

09-06-2014 | Zara Barry | 1 Comment

Amazing and Graphic: Russian fighter sets up the RNC with a snapped leg

It's no secret that Russians are immeasurably tough. We've known this for years, through stereotypes and of course stoic enigmas like Fedor Emelianenko who seemingly walked through bombs on his...

09-06-2014 | Baz | 2 Comments

The Hangover: Double Friday Card Madness Edition

One night, two cards. Bellator and the UFC went head to head and the resulting collision gave us a hangover that only a Justin McCully reveal and a Alistair Overeem...

09-06-2014 | Marcus Hall | No comments

Jacare gets his revenge, finishes Mousasi via alligator guillotine

Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza needs to fight for the title.  After Chris Weidman throws down with Vitor Belfort in December, give the winner a week to dust off his shoulders, and...

09-05-2014 | Ben Westcott | 3 Comments

One of the strangest moments in MMA history went down tonight in Bellator, and we love it

Over the past months and years even, my interest in MMA has slowly been on the decline. Each event bleeds into the next and they all merge into each other...

09-05-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 17 Comments

Meathead Goes “A Little Hood" on Derrick Lewis' head

When it comes to fighter nicknames, there are some that just stand above the rest. UFC Fight Night 50 saw two of those nicknames come together to clash head-to-head when...

09-05-2014 | Jesse J. Saxon | 2 Comments

Ben Rothwell has the power of the universe behind him, knocks out Overeem, dances

Ben Rothwell knocking out Overeem tonight in just a few minutes of action not only upsets the MMA Math equation greatly, but the whole book of K1 Math. Sure, the...

09-05-2014 | Jason Nawara | 18 Comments

Patricio Pitbull takes the Bellator belt from Pat Curran in another classic

Jimmy Smith mentioned how Pat Curran and Patricio Pitbull were heading into their 50th minute of fighting each other tonight. That means between Pat and... Pat, and Eddie Alvarez vs....

09-05-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Joe Lauzon opens a womb about to give birth on Mike Chiesa's face

A little MiddleEasy history for everyone: about five years ago we were under the umbrella of a very large, rather dry Corporation (which we were eventually dropped from for showing...

09-05-2014 | Jason Nawara | 3 Comments

Al Iaquinta, Rodrigo Damm and Herb Dean discuss the philosophy of the butt scoot in the Octagon

Does anyone remember the other Serra brother? We all know that Matt is Long Island's favorite Pastaweight champion, but he's not the only mixed martial artist of the family. Nick...

09-05-2014 | Ben Westcott | No comments

King Mo decides to dent Dustin Jacoby's head then swims away in the middle of the cage

Never forget that King Mo fights at moneyweight, and with talk of him moving to 185 (he can weigh in around Hendo/Franklinweight if he doesn't wear the crown) Mo has...

09-05-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

Revenge for the nerd! Tamdan McCrory knocks out Ward in 21 seconds

I'm a nerd.  I played the trombone in high school concert, jazz & marching bands.  I was a Philosophy major in college.  I love Star Wars enough to be mad...

09-05-2014 | Ben Westcott | 4 Comments

Bobby Lashley dominates in his Bellator debut

In July it was announced that Bobby Lashley would make his Bellator debut against (what I assume to be) Team Hammer House’s only active fighter, Josh Burns. The prefight bumper...

09-05-2014 | Jesse J. Saxon | 2 Comments

The Conclusion of Sonnen’s War is here, be amazed

You have a lonely half day to kill before Bellator 123 and UFC Fight Night 50 butt heads on television. Alistair Overeem naps in his private horse stables. Matt Mitrione...

09-05-2014 | Nate Johnson | 4 Comments

UFC 180 in Mexico is Going to Be Lucha-Tastic

Oh my god. So, look, the UFC is finally making a big push into Mexico and doing so with Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum at the helm for the UFC Heavyweight...

09-05-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Fully Charged: Human Power Supply Joe Lauzon cuts just four pounds before weigh-ins

MiddleEasy’s favorite real-life EA Sports UFC character Joe Lauzon fights Michael Chiesa tonight at UFC Fight Night 50. In his 2006 UFC debut, Lauzon beat heavy favorite Jens Pulver with...

09-05-2014 | Nate Johnson | No comments

Damn you, Mortal Kombat X for making us preorder for Goro

MORTAAAL KOMBAAAT.Those two words are the Rick Roll of nineties dance music. If you don't have the Mortal Kombat theme in your head right now then I don't even want...

09-05-2014 | Baz | 1 Comment

The UFC is Dropping in Popularity While Pro Wrestling and Boxing are Holding Steady

MMA people are, by and large, really, really uncomfortable with professional wrestling. For some, it was that they were into wrestling as a kid and then ‘grew up’ into more...

09-05-2014 | Dave Walsh | 7 Comments

Six years ago today we lost a great man in Evan Tanner

Evan Tanner was one of those old school fighters everyone loved to root for. He was the true definition of a badass. The guy started wrestling as a sophomore in...

09-05-2014 | Wesley Hebrew | 2 Comments

Ian McCall's hand looks like a monster from Diablo 3

Sometimes art mimics life and sometimes life mimics art. Other times, your hand becomes a mob you've blown up with your Paragon 73 Witch Doctor outside of Tristram for the...

09-04-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

Al Batal is TUF in the Middle East, and it's back for a second season

The Ultimate Fighter has proven to be a (mostly) successful concept. We all watch as fighters enter a house to live, train and fight with each other for several weeks...

09-04-2014 | Joel Muckett | 1 Comment

The Ekpo Factor: Michael Page's training partner fights exactly how you'd think

MMA has a hero problem. Consider the time Genki Sudo impulsively retired eight years ago. He’s on television peddling Toyotas with his musical group World Order now. Prodigal Nick Diaz...

09-04-2014 | Nate Johnson | 6 Comments

Hey Gegard, need help cutting weight? Don't worry, Jacare is here

If only TJ Dillashaw offered Renan Barao help on cutting weight instead of free Bang Ludwig striking lessons, we may have seen the most anticipated Bantamweight title fight in UFC...

09-04-2014 | Wesley Hebrew | 4 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: Karate poses without simple defense will only get you KOd

I'm all for katas making their way to Street MMA, but there's a time and place for these movements. Sure, (attempt to) psyche out your opponent before the fight, or...

09-04-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

LiverKick - Lion Fight 18 Competes For Your Time on Friday Night

This Friday night is pretty much unprecedented for Lion Fight. Usually when they are running events they are clear of most competition. There might be a minor Bellator card here...

09-04-2014 | LiverKick | No comments

Twenty years ago this week, Harold Howard shined upon the world

Welcome to September. Summer’s basically over and good goddamn riddance. A man can only take so much sunshine, freedom, and Transformers before overexposure sets in and that man begins to...

09-04-2014 | Nick Ralston | No comments

Blast to the Past: EA MMA - The Lost Tapes

What could I possibly write in this space to declare my love even more for EA MMA? If you're on this site today, you know MiddleEasy considers EA MMA to...

09-04-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

Waltz-Tango-Foxtrot (WTF) Randy Couture Joins Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars

It was announced earlier today that UFC Vet, Randy Couture, will once again be trying to best Chuck Liddell and survive elimination from Dancing with the Stars longer than Chuck did. Couture...

09-04-2014 | Jesse J. Saxon | 2 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: Cartoon Mascot Beatdown Edition

What you're about to see is probably the strangest edition of Street MMA ever recorded. It's a moment like this that actually makes me nostalgic for the old days of...

09-03-2014 | Jason Nawara | 5 Comments

Minecraft for Xbox One is dropping this Friday, rejoice!

I write this with glee as a fairly amateur crafter. I haven't built big sexy palaces and I have no desire to recreate Narnia in Minecraft - however every so...

09-03-2014 | Baz | 4 Comments

Rory MacDonald was trolled for years by a fan who chose his entrance music

The UFC’s favorite Norman Bates doppelganger, welterweight Rory MacDonald, has been marching to the wrong tune for several years, according to an interview by Steph Daniels at Bloody Elbow. Because...

09-03-2014 | Nate Johnson | 5 Comments

Ronda Rousey wants to choke a Bethe

This past Saturday, Bethe Correia improved her professional MMA record to 9-0; and her record over the 4 Horsewomen to 2-0. Marina Shafir would be the next in line to stop...

09-03-2014 | Jesse J. Saxon | 4 Comments

You seriously need to watch this Bernard Hopkins promo

Sports, especially combat sports, are often more about the narrative than the actual fights themselves. Sure, Fedor was an unbelievable wrecking machine, but what made him so interesting was that...

09-03-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

NBA Live 15 looks far better than last year

Basketball is such a form of masochism for me. My enjoyment of basketball hinges on the sad, pathetic New York Knicks. The false hope they always present me with time...

09-03-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

Ben Askren has no need for Dana White's petty drama

Ben Askren might not be the self-marketing super guru we thought he was. Yes, he finally got the attention of Dana White after preserving his undefeated record with an electrifying...

09-03-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

As the cover athlete, Anthony Pettis eats his Wheaties, but he gets Khabib indigestion

Anthony Pettis has become the Wheaties Next Champion, and he’ll be on the cereal box, an honor previously enjoyed by elite athletes such as Michael Jordan, Dale Earnhardt and Stone...

09-03-2014 | Nate Johnson | 2 Comments

MMA Beef Alert: Anthony Johnson and Alistair Overeem are fighting like a divorced couple

MMA Beef Alert: Anthony Johnson and Alistair Overeem are fighting like a divorced couple. Sometimes when couples break up, they just can’t stop fighting. That’s why people keep taking well-paying...

09-03-2014 | Nate Johnson | 4 Comments

Systema of a Looking Down: Why you never make eye contact with a Systema player

The Russian martial art Systema includes a range of combat disciplines, from grappling to knife fighting. But the real hallmark of the sport is the almost mystical idea that a...

09-03-2014 | Nate Johnson | 3 Comments

All is well at Camp Jackson: Overeem is still training with post-injury Jon Jones

According to a few of his past training partners, Alistair Overeem takes things too far at times in the gym. Hell, he may even be a bonafide sadist. Even a...

09-02-2014 | Nate Johnson | 3 Comments

Listen up: Harold Lederman has a way to improve judging in boxing

Judging boxing is a difficult endeavor, judging an MMA fight is even more difficult. Judging in itself is an extremely subjective entity, hence the word judging. That said, obviously neither...

09-02-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

Former Bellator Fighter Now Homeless and Returning to the Ring

The idea of homeless people doing MMA is something that has been etched in my mind for years. It’s probably because of that episode of the Simpson’s where Homer became...

09-02-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

Watch Joe Lauzon Prepare for Michael Chiesa This Weekend

This weekend’s UFC Fight Night event will undoubtedly be of more interest to you than last weekend’s UFC 177 event. Crazy how that works, right? UFC 177 was somehow a...

09-02-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Watch the Countdown to UFC Fight Night 50

UFC Fight Night 50 is here, with more star power than 100 UFC 177s. This UFC is in the 860, the hometown of celebrities such as Ernest Borgnine, HHH, Joey...

09-02-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

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