The Dangers of the Free Market: When It’s Worth Exploring the Free Agency in MMA and When It’s Not

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson was the first actively winning and top-level UFC fighter to sign with Bellator MMA. After winning two straight at welterweight, the former champion decided to test the free agency, sporting offers from each major promotion. In the end, he decided that Bellator MMA’s offer was the most appealing, and … Read more

Jiu-Jitsu Evolution

Jiu-Jitsu is an ancient fighting art indigenous to Japan, with its origins lost in the mists of time. In the 12th century the first Jiu-Jitsu schools appeared, each teaching their own particular styles, and during the Medieval period, it was practiced as a military skill by the Samurai, just as modern soldiers practice hand-to-hand combatives … Read more

Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice: A Fighter in Every Sense On June 6th, 2016, street-fighting legend, UFC veteran, professional boxer, Bellator competitor, and colorful personality Kimbo Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, passed away suddenly at just forty-two years of age. Needless to say, the foundation of the MMA community shook to its core upon learning of … Read more

UFC Fight Night 84

UFC Fight Night 84: Silva vs Bisping Main Card Results UFC Fight Night 84 brought a ton of action for London fans in attendance and Fight Pass subscribers around the world to enjoy, and as a whole, did well to demonstrate and enhance the value of the UFC’s subscription service. Most notably, though, the five-round … Read more

UFC Fight Night 84 Preview and Breakdown

UFC Fight Night 84: Silva vs Bisping is scheduled to take place on February 27th, and the card’s broadcast does well to demonstrate that the UFC isn’t taking its Fight Pass subscribers for granted. All of the event’s action will air exclusively on the UFC’s digital subscription platform, Fight Pass, which ranges in price from … Read more

Spinning Back Fist Technique

Make or Break: How to Positively Utilize a Spinning Back Fist Technique The spinning back fist is a perfect example of a technique that can devastate an opponent when successfully used, while inversely leading to some serious trouble when missed. Countless live-combat examples exist that demonstrate both of these extremes. Perhaps the most notable failure … Read more

3 Reasons Why Every Martial Arts Fan Needs to Watch Bellator 142: Dynamite

The upcoming Bellator 142: Dynamite event, scheduled for Saturday, September 19th, is one of the biggest and most innovative events in the promotion’s history. Despite the fact that the show is stacked with talent in both of its sports (this will be discussed later), and is going to be broadcasted for free on Spike TV, … Read more

Spear Hand: Fact and Fable

Back in the “old days” of the sixties and seventies, you would frequently hear that a karate master could drive his hand through your ribcage, rip out your heart, and show it to you before you died. Many took this as gospel, just as they did any other claim about the fighting arts from the … Read more

How to Destroy a Dojo in 10 Easy Steps

The destruction of a dojo is a fairly simple matter. I know, because I’ve been involved in the arts for going on 47 years, and I’ve seen it happen more than once, and each and every time, it involved one or more of the steps listed below. Now a dojo full of motivated people is … Read more