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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.


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.


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.


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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Sergio Pettis Thrills With Win Over Jimmy Jones at RFA 4; Continues Climb Towards UFC

Another new challenge results in another victory for Sergio Pettis. Conceding four inches to Jimmy Jones on the first televised bout of Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 in Las Vegas, "The Phenom" roared back from a slow first round securing his spot as the bantamweight division's ho...

Sergio Pettis: It's my time to shine

A quick glance at this Friday's Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 lineup reveals one of the more outstanding cards of 2012. Arguably measuring up to many of the year's Strikeforce events and outshining some Bellator cards, RFA looks to be well on its way towards breaking into the upper echelon...

Start Smiling Wisconsin: Team Quest's Sam Alvey Named to The Ultimate Fighter 16 Cast

By Paul Fladten of US Combat Sports There's a new face on The Ultimate Fighter roster and odds are it's smiling.Wisconsin native and Team Quest fighter Sam Alvey has been named as one of the upcoming participants of "The Ultimate Fighter 16" which will feature 32 welterweights vying for...

UFC 153: Erik Koch Unafraid of Jose Aldo, Expects to Bring Title Back to Milwaukee

By Paul Fladten of US Combat SportsUFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo's resume reads like a who's who of the 145-pound division. Urijah Faber, Kenny Florian, Chad Mendes, Mike Brown, Mark Hominick and Manny Gamburyan are just some of the opponents that line Aldo's hit list.But don't think th...

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