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In 'Why We Fight,' One Man Searches For Self-Knowledge Through Mixed Martial Arts  NPR

Josh Rosenblatt's personal meditation on fighting and selfhood is replete with engaging literary and historical excursions — giving the idea of fighting a dignity it ...

Mixed martial arts fighter Sergio Da Silva convicted of robbery for holding up Queens bank - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Sergio Da Silva, 32, was on trial for the Aug. 24, 2017, robbery in which he allegedly said he had a gun and threatened to shoot a bank teller before making off ...

Mixed martial artist has heart for helping  KETV Omaha

Houston Alexander is at ease in the gym, on the dance floor, or in the weight room. He jokes with people. He can talk to anyone. And his radio voice and bright ...

Punch, kick, choke: A mixed martial arts event is coming to Knoxville this weekend

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A mixed martial arts competition is coming to Knoxville this weekend. Kicking, punching, and choking are not only encouraged but ...

José Aldo Lays Out Plan To Retire From Mixed Martial Arts In 2019  Pundit Arena

The legendary former UFC featherweight champion José Aldo has confirmed that 2019 will be his last year in mixed martial arts.

New York sees green from mixed-martial arts fights  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Mixed-marital arts has boosted the state's combat sports industry by more than 200 percent, state data released Thursday shows.

Dana White doesn’t care what ‘douchey’ MMA reporter thinks about UFC on ESPN+ 1’s Greg Hardy  MMA Mania

UFC President Dana White fires back at veteran MMA reporter Ariel Helwani for his critical remarks about Greg Hardy competing on the Rachael Ostovich card ...

Michael Cohen reportedly gave a tech firm $12,000 and a boxing glove in a Walmart bag to try to rig polls in Trump's favor  Business Insider

The president's former lawyer reportedly paid a Virginia-based firm roughly $12000 and a boxing glove previously worn by a Brazilian MMA fighter.

Bangor fighter set to battle for another mixed martial arts title belt  Bangor Daily News

Bangor's Fred Lear will attempt to win a second regional championship in as many fights on Feb. 1 when he competes for the New England Fights amateur ...

Mixed Martial Arts: Columbia Station's Lance Palmer earned a huge payday and the PFL title with his New Year's Eve win  Chronicle Telegram

Lance Palmer, left, looks for an opening against Bekbulat Magomedov during their MMA fight at PFL 1 on June 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Chinese MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong bludgeons another kung fu ‘master’  South China Morning Post

Xu Xiaodong, the outspoken mixed martial arts star who has made it his mission to expose “fake kung fu”, is back doing what he does best. The man known as ...

The Brawl of Civilizations? A Tale of a Mixed Martial Arts Fighter from Dagestan  Foreign Policy Research Institute

No real honor or glory accrues to those who after the fact resurrect past predictions, but the ascension to global fame of fighters from the tiny Russian region of ...

UFC Brooklyn open workout video for ‘Cejudo vs Dillashaw’ on ESPN+ 1  MMA Mania

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to mixed martial arts (MMA) action this Sat. night (Jan. 19, 2019) with UFC on ESPN+ 1: "Cejudo vs. Dillashaw ...

Affidavit: Mixed martial artist stomped on woman's head, stabbed man in the head  KVIA El Paso

The man accused of attacking a couple "randomly and without provocation" allegedly stabbed the husband in the head with a knife and stomped on the wife's ...

Best UFC ‘New Blood’ of 2018 heading into 2019 (who aren’t Israel Adesanya)

Welcome to the the latest installment of 'New Blood,' a mixed martial arts (MMA) editorial series that will illustrate why you should care about talented ...

'OC' made good on his vow: After banking $1M following his last fight, the MMA fighter is retiring as a champ. Now he wants to donate his brain to science  Salt Lake Tribune

At 35, Sean O'Connell is done fighting. And as much as he loves it, he knows the punches would eventually take their toll. 0. 'OC' made good on his vow: After ...

Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Bones Knows

Meet the new light heavyweight king -- same as the old lightweight king.

ESPN execs ready for the dawn of a new UFC era  MMA Fighting

“That was quite a logistical challenge,” ESPN executive vice president of programming and scheduling Burke Magnus told MMA Fighting. “And then you had the ...

Gillespie's not a talker, and that's just how he likes it  Newsday

More than 20 years later, Gregor Gillespie still remembers everything about that day. The name of the youth wrestling tournament. The name of the kid he beat.

Mixed martial arts: Mayweather TKOs Nasukawa in New Year's Eve show  Kyodo News Plus

Former five-weight-class world champion Floyd Mayweather defeats Japanese mixed martial arts fighter Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition boxing match in ...

Muhammad Aiman shares his mixed martial arts skills with Negri MB  The Sun Daily

'JUNGLE CAT' Muhammad Aiman hopes that martial arts can become a more common hobby in his home state of Negri Sembilan. This comes after the ONE ...

25 of the best moments in mixed martial arts this year  FanSided

As we inch closer to the start of a new year, let's take a look back at the top 25 best moments in mixed martial arts in 2018.

At first meeting of new semester, DSG approves more than $45000 in funding  Duke Chronicle

Martial arts and melodrama are both coming to campus, thanks to Duke Student Government's newly approved student organizations.

Jiu-jitsu ace Gordon Ryan says ‘ultimate goal’ is to be ‘best in MMA’  MMA Fighting

Top-level grappling practitioner Gordon Ryan, who will face Fabricio Werdum in the opening round of a Combat Jiu-Jitsu tournament next month, ultimately ...

Don’t be a loser, sign Cris Cyborg today!  MMA Mania

Former UFC featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg, wants UFC to re-sign her after losing her 145-pound title to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 last December.

Jake Hager on comparisons to Brock Lesnar ahead of Bellator 214: ‘My hands are better’  MMA Fighting

Jake Hager isn't trading in his wrestling trunks for a pair of mixed martial arts gloves. In fact, the man known as Jack Swagger among professional wrestling fans, ...

'Stormin' Norman Parke Announces Retirement From Mixed Martial Arts  Pundit Arena

Recent Bellator signee Norman Parke has announced to his fans that he plans on stepping away from the sport of mixed martial arts.

UFC just released a poster for the upcoming Phoenix card and it’s complete trash (Pic)  MMA Mania

UFC Phoenix poster pic for the "Ngannou vs. Velasquez" event on ESPN on Sun., Feb. 17, 2019 from inside Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

MMA legalization has boosted New York's bottom line  New York Post

State tax revenue generated from professional fights has jumped 707 percent since the state legalized the brutal sport, officials said Wednesday.

Number of sanctioned MMA events in Ohio Valley suffers steep drop-off in 2018  BluegrassMMA

It's something we here at BluegrassMMA have certainly noticed: that there just aren't as many mixed martial arts events in our portion of the country these days.

Geje Eustaquio Looks Forward to Mountain Biking Career After Mixed Martial Arts  LowKick MMA

By Dan Paulo Errazo. Reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, is considering to take up mountain biking as a professional career ...

Sage Northcutt wants to be a champion in mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and Muay Thai  Sportskeeda

“Super” Sage Northcutt is planning on collecting a lot of gold in his ONE Championship career. After signing with the Asian mixed martial arts giant in early ...

MMA: Peter Davis aims for a ONE Championship return in mid 2019  Astro Awani

Malaysian mixed martial arts (MMA) star Peter Davis admits that he is itching for a return somewhere in mid-2019.

Former Edmonton MMA fighter recovering from rare neurological disease  Global News

A former Edmonton mixed martial arts fighter is facing a new type of battle, after spending months in hospital with a rare neurological condition.

How martial arts help prepare Amir Khan for fatherhood  The New Paper

Others News - Martial arts training has many benefits of the physical, mental, and spiritual variety. It not only has the ability to empower practitioners with the ...

UFC/MMA ‘Fights of the Year’ 2018 - Top 5 List

We watch a frankly ridiculous amount of mixed martial arts (MMA) fights every year, so it really says something about those we still think about come the holidays ...

MMA Fighters That Could Become Crossover WWE Superstars & Their WWE Counterparts - Sonnen

Let's take a look at some MMA folks who would be intriguing to see on the WWE roster in short order.

Cuomo: Boxing, wrestling, MMA generate $97M in NY in 2 years  Midland Daily News

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sports such as mixed martial arts, boxing and wrestling have generated $97 million in New York state since lawmakers voted to legalize ...

UFC 232: Jon Jones beats Alexander Gustafsson to reclaim light-heavyweight title  BBC Sport

Jon Jones returns from a 17-month lay-off with a clinical display to finish Alexander Gustafsson and reclaim the UFC light-heavyweight title.

Ev Ting booked for ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix bout in Singapore  Astro Awani

SINGAPORE: Ev Ting's long wait has finally come to an end. The former ONE Lightweight World Title challenger will make his return to mixed martial arts ...

UFC Fight Night 147: Darren Till to fight Jorge Masvidal in London  BBC Sport

Britain's Darren Till will face Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight contest at UFC Fight Night 147.

McGregor faces battle with Dutch opponent in trademark disputes  The Irish Times

MMA fighter encounters more resistance in efforts to protect name and sports ventures.

McGregor fancies exhibition bout with Nasukawa

Conor McGregor wants to arrange a mixed martial arts exhibition against Tenshin Nasukawa, who was beaten inside a round in a boxing bout by Floyd ...

Local Mixed Martial Arts fighters have challenges ahead  Johnson City Press (subscription)

Hampton's Adam Townsend will be traveling halfway around the world for his next Mixed Martial Arts fight, while Johnson City's Dustin Long will be headed to an ...

Mixed Martial Arts fighting: Old foes Velentina Shevchenko, Joanna Jedrzejczyk meet for UFC flyweight belt  Worcester Telegram

TORONTO — Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk were teenagers when they first fought at the muay Thai world championships in 2006. They met ...

Boxing, mixed martial arts event coming to Memorial Hall  Joplin Globe

A combination of professional boxing and mixed martial arts will be on display in downtown Joplin during Rumble in the Heartland at Memorial Hall on Saturday, ...

Mixed martial arts star McGregor pleads guilty to role in NYC melee  Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor pleaded guilty on Thursday in a Brooklyn courthouse as part of a deal with prosecutors to ...

Derrick Lewis Ahead Of UFC 230 Title Fight: I'm Not A Mixed Martial Artist. I'm Just A Brawler  Forbes

Derrick Lewis isn't like many other mixed martial artists. In fact, Lewis, who faces UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier on Nov. 3 in the main event of UFC ...

'Baby' Joe Taimanglo retires from mixed martial arts  Pacific Daily News

'Baby' Joe Taimanglo announced his retirement from MMA via his Instagram page on Aug. 3.

Mixed Martial Arts Attracts a Global Following, Leading to Interest in Competing in Lansing Area  WKAR

MMA, thanks to the UFC's reach, is bringing fans to local martial arts gym to train. But the experts are wary of using martial arts training to become a.

Meet the Chinese MMA Fighter Taking on the Grandmasters of Kung Fu  TIME

Lifetime Chinese MMA fighter, Xu Xiaodong faces new challenges as he fights the Grandmasters of wushu, usually known as kung fu.

Mixed Martial Arts Mounting Popularity in Europe  MMA Sucka

MMA is becoming trendier in Europe. Ten years ago no one knew about the sport except a small group of individuals who were dedicated fans.

Mixed Martial Artist Hopes Her KO'd Case Gets Revived (1)  Bloomberg BNA

Leslie Smith, a mixed martial arts fighter who says her career was derailed after she tried to form a union, plans to appeal a decision that rejected her allegations ...

Ryan Sanders retains NEF title with victory over Bohn  Bangor Daily News

Ryan Sanders (18-9) won when the cageside doctor stopped the bout after Sanders landed an elbow that opened a cut on Jacob Bohn's head.. Maine news ...

FITAMINS™, a Cannabis Strategic Ventures Brand, Signs Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and UFC Pioneer Arthur 'One Glove' Jimmerson as Brand Ambassador  GlobeNewswire

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NetworkWire – FITAMINS™, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cannabis Strategic Ventures, Inc. (OTC: ...

Extraordinary! How mixed martial arts is changing the lives of local autistic kids  Dallas News

Devin Miller didn't want to fight. But he felt he had no choice.Kids were making fun of his brother Dylan, who has autism.Dylan didn't talk until...

UFC Wants to Turn Shanghai Into a Mixed Martial Arts Mecca  Sixth Tone

SHANGHAI — It's been a big month for mixed martial arts in China. On Nov. 20, the sport's largest promotion company, Ultimate Fighting Championship, or UFC, ...

A Fighter's Heart: Stormville's Volpe beats ailment to pursue MMA dream  Poughkeepsie Journal

Stormville's Garrett Volpe went from heart failure, being told that he could eventually require a transplant, to living his dream as an MMA fighter.

VIDEO | Is this the worst referee stoppage in mixed martial arts history?

Arguably the worst referee stoppage in mixed martial arts history took place in the headliner of last night's LFA 56 event. Austin Hubbard (10-2 MMA) finished ...

Tito Ortiz quickly ends Chuck Liddell’s return to Mixed Martial Arts at the Forum  OCRegister

Chuck Liddell said so himself. At the age of 48, after spending the past eight years away from professional fighting, if he couldn't beat his former friend and twice ...

Mixed martial artist: Uncovering Bruce Lee's hidden Jewish ancestry  The Times of Israel

Did martial arts legend Bruce Lee have Jewish blood? Although he died 45 years ago at the young age of 32, Lee remains among the world's most famous ...

54-year-old Mainer's mixed martial arts journey comes to an end  Bangor Daily News

BANGOR, Maine — At 54, Patrick Kelly offered first-hand evidence of his belief that age is just a number as he stepped into the mixed martial arts cage at the ...

Season's Beatings 3 mixed martial arts show at Metra on Saturday  Billings Gazette

BILLINGS — The Fusion Fight League's Season's Beatings 3 is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.

Mixed martial arts: Mayweather denies agreeing to fight Nasukawa  Kyodo News Plus

U.S. boxing star Floyd Mayweather denies agreeing to New Year's Eve bout against Japanese mixed martial arts fighter Tenshin Nasukawa.

The strange tale of the US soldier who wanted to teach mixed martial arts to Isis  The Independent

Ikaika Erik Kang stood in front of a Go-Pro camera alongside his Isis assistant, donned a mask, and pressed record. Then, he started grappling. The US citizen ...

How Sharice Davids traded in MMA for a shot at political history  The Guardian

On 1 November 2013, Sharice Davids stepped into the cage for her first professional mixed martial arts fight. Dressed in grey leggings with a pink band around ...

Mixed martial arts: Mayweather to fight kickboxer Nasukawa on NYE  Kyodo News Plus

Veteran boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather will fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a Rizin Fighting Federation bout on New Year's ...

Mixed martial arts company supports Domestic Violence Shelter with Dec. 15 event  Richland Source

A Loudonville-based business that promotes amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) fights throughout Ohio hopes to use its influence to the benefit of the Richland ...

Moraingy: Madagascar’s centuries old version of mixed martial arts  Bloody Elbow

Bare knuckle fighting in Madagascar is the subject of Finbarr O'Reilly's photo-essay for The New York Times.

Mixed Martial Arts: Lloyd McKinney signs Bellator deal, fights Aug. 17  La Crosse Tribune

Lloyd “Albie” McKinney can't help but live in clichés right now.

Ex-MMA fighter Sharice Davids could become the first lesbian Native American congresswoman  CNN

Sharice Davids, the attorney and former professional mixed martial arts fighter who won the Democratic nomination for a House seat in Kansas on Tuesday, ...

Pro, amateur Mixed Martial Arts coming to the Orbit Room Nov. 17

Esteban Rodriguez is expected to make his pro debut in his hometown.

Mixed martial arts return to Bangor in September  Bangor Daily News

The Maine-based New England Fights mixed martial arts promotion has announced plans to return to Bangor for the third straight year, with “NEF 35: Wicked ...

Punahou graduate to headline first Bellator mixed martial arts event in Hawaii  Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

Mixed martial arts organization Bellator will make its Hawaii debut when Honolulu native and current women's flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane tries to ...

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter From San Diego Restrains Suspected Burglar -  KUSI

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man suspected of burglarizing a City Heights home was taken down by a resident who also happened to be an experienced mixed ...

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane to headline first Bellator mixed martial arts show in Hawaii  West Hawaii Today

The champ is coming home. Punahou graduate Ilima-Lei Macfarlane will headline Bellator's first mixed martial arts show in Hawaii with a title defense against ...

Mixed Martial Arts: Stipe Miocic stopped by Daniel Cormier, loses UFC heavyweight title  Chronicle Telegram

Daniel Cormier, right, fights Stipe Miocic during a heavyweight title bout at UFC 226 on Saturday in Las Vegas. AP. <; >. Share. Tweet. Share. Email. Print.

Defenses Against The Most Common Mixed Martial Arts  Police News

With the sport's popularity souring, we are seeing an increasing need to defend ourselves on the street against mixed martial arts techniques. These techniques ...

Mixed Martial Arts in India and Kumite 1 League: A Step In The Right Direction  Sportskeeda

Where is the Indian Mixed Martial Arts Scene going with the arrival of the Kumite 1 League?

The Problem With Mixed Martial Arts  Unreserved Media

Is there anything scarier and more horrifying than mixed martial arts?

At least 6 MMA fighters have died while in the ring or shortly after  Courier Journal

A Courier Journal investigation of amateur mixed-martial arts found lax regulation and inconsistent enforcement in Kentucky and around the country, raising ...

Local fighters top Bangor MMA card — Mixed Martial Arts — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine  Bangor Daily News

The upcoming New England Fights mixed martial arts show scheduled for Sept. 8 at the Cross insurance Center in Bangor will have a distinct local flavor.. Maine ...

Mixed Martial Arts: Tardy McGregor angers Nurmagomedov ahead of showdown  Yahoo Sports

By Philip O'Connor. LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Khabib Nurmagomedov stormed out of the final media conference ahead of his lightweight title fight against Conor ...

Final UFC on Fox event marks end of a mixed martial arts era  Yahoo Sports

Saturday's card in Milwaukee headlined by lightweight contenders Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta marks the 31st and final UFC on Fox fight card.

Dan Ige: Meet the Hardest Working Man in All of Mixed Martial Arts  Yahoo Sports

When Dan Ige showed up in Las Vegas from his home in Hawaii, he had $26 to his name. At the time, Ige was a young up and coming fighter who wanted ...

RUF MMA 28 Mixed Martial Arts event Sept. 8 at BlueWater  Parker Pioneer

Mixed Martial Arts action returns Sept. 8 to the BlueWater Resort & Casino with RUF MMA 28. This cage-fighting event is produced by Ringside Promotions.

Mixed Martial Arts, Ballet And Hope — A Local Dancer's Journey To Becoming An Amateur MMA Champion  Utah Public Radio

Mixed Martial Arts — a collision of two opponents leveling strikes, chokes and joint-locks as means of conquering one another. It's a calculated, violent.

Harvey scores first-round win at Bangor mixed martial arts show

BANGOR — Several mixed martial arts teammates from Young's MMA in the Queen City stepped into the cage at the Cross Insurance Center's main ballroom ...

MMA Can Teach Your Business More Than to Roll With the Punches

Business isn't a spectator sport, of course, but we can learn some surprising and valuable lessons from athletes and organizations alike.

FSU Football: How ‘Noles offense can learn from Mixed Martial Arts  Chop Chat

FSU football needs to make some adjustments on offense. We discuss how Walt Bell's love for MMA could be the key to it all.

Mixed Martial Arts Insider Ariel Helwani Joins ESPN  ESPN MediaZone

By Ardi Dwornik @ESPN_Ardi. Posted on May 16, 2018. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email App Share to Pinterest ...

OnePride MMA: Is Asian mixed martial arts better than ever?  FOX Sports Asia

From OnePride MMA to ONE Championship and beyond, mixed martial arts in Asia is in a stronger position than it has been in years.

The Mental and Physical Benefits of Mixed Martial Arts  WJLA

Kidd O'Shea stopped byPentagon MMAto discuss the mental and physical benefits of practicing mixed martial arts.

Mixed martial arts: Tributes flow for Yamamoto, dead at 41 from cancer  Kyodo News Plus

The mixed martial arts world mourns the loss of popular Japanese fighter Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, who died after a battle with cancer at age 41.

UFC star Conor McGregor in court to negotiate a plea  South China Morning Post

The Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor returned to court in New York on Thursday and expressed regret for his role in a melee at an April event to ...

From cage fighting to football, Notre Dame Prep's Brock Locnikar locks up his opponents  AZCentral

Notre Dame Prep junior linebacker Brock Locnikar has used his mixed-martial arts fighting background to become football team's top tackler.

Boss Fight  Jacobin magazine

Leslie Smith is one of the top mixed martial arts fighters in the world. Now, as she explains in an interview with Jacobin , she is working with other fighters to ...

Mixed Martial Arts returns to Wisconsin: UFC on Fox  La Crosse Tribune

The world's largest mixed martial arts promotion makes its first appearance in Wisconsin in five years on Saturday.

Early ‘wake-up call’ led Combate Americas’ Erick Gonzalez into mixed martial arts  MMA Fighting

Erick Gonzalez fights for Combate Americas on Sept. 28.

Former American Mixed martial artist Jeff Monson is now an elected Russian city councilman  Meduza

Mixed martial artist Jeff Monson is now a bonafide city councilman in the town of Krasnogorsk, outside Moscow. He was elected this Sunday on United Russia's ...