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August 25th 2010

The first UFC boxer: Art "One Glove" Jimmerson

At the forthcoming UFC 118, decorated boxer James Toney will attempt to utilize the “Sweet Science” against Randy Couture in the octagon. Not many are giving the professional boxer a chance as he follows a long line of pugilists who have tried and failed in MMA.The first and perhaps most infamous of these was Art “King Arthur” or “One...
August 13th 2010

Coming back from the brink

Few things in mixed martial arts (or sport in general) are as exciting as an improbable comeback. In the light of last Saturday’s astonishing ending to the main event, we look at the five of the most memorable comebacks in MMA. 5) Royce Gracie vs. Dan Severn: UFC 4, 1994 The original improbable comeback pulled off by the ultimate MMA underdog. Royce Gracie...
August 3rd 2010

Igor Vovchanchyn: The original ice man

Some fighters are made… others are born. Perhaps the fighter who epitomizes a man born to fight more than any other is the original Ice Man – the Ukraine Freight Train Igor Vovchanchyn.In his pomp – the late 1990s to early 2000s – there was not a more feared striker in the sport. A short heavyweight at 5ft 8ins, the Ukrainian nevertheless...
July 28th 2010

Closing the Fist: From Wrestling to MMA

Before the inception of MMA amateur wrestlers had few paths to take once the national championships (or for a lucky few the Olympics) came to a close. Coaching was an option with wrestling on many high school and college program throughout America. A second, and more daunting, option was the world of pro-wrestling. Those who had the showmanship and flair could...
July 23rd 2010

The Magnificent Seven

Nearly a month has passed since the greatest shock in the history of the heavyweight division followed by the biggest heavyweight fight in the annals of the UFC. Much maligned for many years for its lack of depth and quality, it now seems that the top weight class of the sport has “just got interesting”. Each of the division’s seven standouts...
July 22nd 2010

Stephan Bonnar: The American Psycho

The charismatic Stephan Bonnar has delighted MMA fans since the infamous finale of The Ultimate Fighter season 1. What could have been fifteen minutes of fame became the starting point for two lengthy and exciting careers after what is often deemed as the most important fight in MMA history. Forest Griffin received a car, dirt bike, watch and a UFC contract for his...
July 13th 2010

Your name's not down, you're not coming in

For most of us in the daily nine-to-five grind, the best reward we can ever hope for after a job well done is a pat on the back from the boss and the occasional Red Letter Day voucher that’ll be lucky if it stretches to an afternoon’s basket weaving. By contrast for those mixed martial artists who fight their way to the upper echelons of the sport, the...
July 12th 2010

Alistair Overeem: Demolition Man

After years spent as a nearly man in PRIDE’s stacked 205Ibs division Dutch fighter Alistair Overeem decided to step up a weight class to renew his challenge as a heavyweight fighter. The “Demolition Man” emerged as a muscle-clad gladiator and has pretty much embarked on a reign of terror ever since. Presently he sits clear at the top of the...
July 8th 2010

Frank Shamrock, true pioneer, retired at last

After the seismic events of recent weeks - which saw Fedor suffer the first legitimate loss of his career and Brock Lesnar serve up a Hogan-esque comeback that is as much a credit to himself as it is excellent refereeing by Josh Rosenthal - news of one of the sports early pioneers retiring has gone comparatively unnoticed. Whilst Fedor and Brock will fight another...
July 2nd 2010

Competition: Maximuscle looking for the body of 2010

Are you a UK based MMA athlete? Are you proud of your six pack? Are you fighting fit?The UK and Europe’s leading sports nutrition brand Maximuscle, is launching the search for the Body Of 2010 with the greatest prize ever assembled for this annual competition. This will be the third year the competition has run and Body Of 2010 will be bigger and better...

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