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Articles tagged with 'MMA'


Knees to the Grounded: It's a brave new world of popularity, problems for MMA

Published Dec. 9, 2016

Being involved in the world of MMA in the sport's early days was akin to growing up during the upstart of punk rock. Unlike the masses, we always believed in its talent, integrity and potential. It's such a brave new world for MMA now; so much has been achieved, so much left to go.


Boxing makes a comeback

Published March 17, 2015

Boxing has started to get national television exposure and early returns are that the sport still has a draw. At one point boxing was one of the most popular sports in the world.


Live, live and live: Remembering Stuart Scott

Published Jan. 5, 2015

People claim that Stuart Scott redefined a culture, gave swag to following pastimes and was the torch bearer for so many others that aspired to find work in television. That all is true.


A look back at Milwaukee's first boxing fatality

Published Aug. 9, 2014

Milwaukee kickboxer Dennis Munson passed away after an amateur bout in March, but it wasn't the first time ring combatant passed away in the ring, or as a result of injuries sustained with it.


NAFC brings Mega Brawl to BMO Harris Bradley Center

Published Feb. 25, 2014

The Milwaukee-based North American Fighting Championship (NAFC) announced an agreement with the BMO Harris Bradley Center to start producing and promoting mixed martial arts shows, beginning with the "Mega Brawl" on May 31.


Women's UFC fight a disgrace

Published Feb. 26, 2013

It was one heck of a weekend for women in sports as the Daytona 500 and UFC had history-making performances by women. But, the fight between Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche pandered to our basest beliefs and was exploitative.


Well Informed Citizens' single rocks MMA broadcast

Published Dec. 29, 2012

As an early taste of its upcoming second full-length disc, Milwaukee band Well Informed Citizens has issued a CD single to ring in the new year. "Leaders of the Revolution" is a rough-edged, hard as nails song that has found the perfect mate in WCGV-TV (Channel 24 in Milwaukee) show, "Wisconsin MMA Today." The song will be the theme for the show, which airs Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. through February.


Taking the time to say "thanks"

Published Nov. 22, 2012

Thanksgiving is a time when most columnists write about all the things they are thankful for and what we should all be thankful for. I am going to switch it up a bit this year and nominate people and institutions that ought to be thankful for me.


"Here Comes the Boom" manages more hits than misses

Published Oct. 11, 2012

Sequels have a reputation for being awful injustices compared to their originals. Apparently, they should consider the "alternate universe" method used by "Here Comes the Boom," which, despite being the parallel-reality version of "Happy Gilmore," did a pretty good job holding its own.


Milwaukee Talks: Kameron Loe

Published June 18, 2012

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Kameron Loe has a lot more going on than just a devastating sinker. He can build a remote controlled airplane with the best of them and can apply a sticker to a suitcase with aplomb. And that's just for starters. caught up with the reliever to talk about some of his other interests in this edition of Milwaukee Talks.


New Year's wishes for 2012

Published Dec. 29, 2011

Me, I'm a guy who is all about my own resolutions. But I also think we are at a point in the life of our city where we should think about making some changes in the way we don things. Some of them are big changes, and some not so big. But if you don't change, then you're standing still and the rest of the world is passing you by.


Effort to ban MMA events in Wisconsin is poor policy

Published Oct. 25, 2011

An ill-advised bill that would ban MMA events in Wisconsin is nothing more than a policy difference, much like the never-ending recall elections. This battle has been fought. There's a lot of stuff for the legislature to be working on but this issue isn't one of them. State Reps. Strachota and Grothmann would be well advised to forget about this absurd piece of legislation and get to work solving some of Wisconsin's real problems.


Thinning the sports world's herd

Published Aug. 9, 2011

Between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers and worries about the Milwaukee Bucks, Dave Begel's sports cup pretty much runneth over. And with a limited attention span, there just isn't enough room for everything out there.