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Knees to the Grounded: Excitement of Mayweather-McGregor is in the buildup

Published July 7, 2017

Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor. The heel vs. the baby face. The woman-beating kazillionaire vs. the plucky plumber's apprentice in an Aug. 26 boxing match. But it is in the buildup, the anticipation of the unexpected, the unbelievable, that we truly draw pleasure.

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Animosity between UFC fighters and ownership becoming tinderbox

Published May 12, 2017

The acrimony and animosity between UFC fighters and ownership is at a tinder-box, gasoline flame-throwing level that is just begging for mainstream coverage. With $4 billion in the bank, the UFC should be raising the pay and profile of their athletes.

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Knees to the Grounded: Casual, hardcore fans both part of MMA's mainstream move

Published April 7, 2017

Most real reggae fans wouldn't say "Legend" was Bob Marley's greatest work, though it was his best-selling album and appealed to the masses. Similarly, as MMA continues to infiltrate the mainstream, there's lots of push-back against casual or new fans. But they should be embraced as the sport grows.

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Knees to the Grounded: A writer's story is a fighter's story

Published March 3, 2017

For the author, the process of writing is similar to fighting. There's a duality of combat and writing, especially in these times, when journalists are risking themselves for the distribution of truth. A writer's story is a fighter's story.

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Saturday's NAFC "Uprising" Features Woman's MMA

This Saturday night, September 20th, North American Fighting Championship (NAFC) returns to Milwaukee's historic Rave Eagles Ballroom with "Uprising" MMA. An action packed amateur and professional fight card drawing the region's top talent will entertain the loyal fans of the Brew City ...

The Rise of the Female Fighter - Knockout Kings Kickboxing Showcases Women Warriors

The Rise of the Female FighterKnockout Kings Kickboxing Showcases Women WarriorsWhy did it take this long? What was it that kept female fighters off mainstream airwaves and basically hidden in the shadows, out of view from the general public until just recently? It was predominantly, us. We, us, ...

Girl Power Hits Milwaukee Friday! Women's MMA Knocking Down Stereotypes, Attracting New Fans

 Girl Power Hits Milwaukee Friday! Women's MMA Knocking Down Stereotypes, Attracting New Fans      Thursday, January 30, 2014 (Milwaukee, WI) There was a very good reason ESPN put Ronda Rousey, the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, on the cover of their 2012...

Sergio Pettis-James Porter Set for Saturday's NAFC Headliner

Is there a hotter gym in MMA right now than Roufusport? Is there currently a hotter competitor in the sport than Anthony "Showtime" Pettis?The answers to those questions are certainly debatable, but what isn't debatable is the fact that the Milwaukee-based fight team helmed by striking ...

Roufusport Firmly Establishes Milwaukee As Mecca Of MMA

Is there a hotter gym in MMA right now than Milwaukee's Roufusport? Is there currently a hotter competitor in the sport than Anthony “Showtime” Pettis? Is there a hotter city at the epicenter of the sport right now than Milwaukee?The answers to those questions are certainly debatable,...

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