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The Diaz Brothers – Early 2014 Edition

Nate Doesn’t Do Nice Following his absolute destruction of Gray Maynard at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on November 30 last year, Nate Diaz appeared discontented. Maybe part of it had to do with the fact that the guy who he...
 
 
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Jessica Branco Trades One Graceful Art for Another

On the surface, it appears there is little in common between the brutal sport of mixed martial arts and the gently expressive sport of figure skating. One involves breaking down opponents with punches, kicks, knees, elbows and ...
 
 
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Alida Gray on Her WSOF Strawweight Title Fight with Jessica Aguilar: “It’s Not Going to Go to the Scorecards”

There’s an axiom in combat sports as old as fighting itself: “One punch can change a fight.” A single, solid connection can alter the trajectory of a contest, undoing every bit of contrary progress that preceded it. Somet...
 

 
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Interview with South African WMMA Trailblazer “The Surgeon” Santa-Marie Venter

Witbank, South-Africa-born women’s bantamweight fighter “The Surgeon” Santa-Marie Venter is making history on January 18th. In her U.S. debut at Shooting Star Casino in Full Nelson Promotions’ Ground & Pound: USA vs...
 
 
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Rich Patishnock on Facing Justin Gaethje at WSOF 8 for the Inaugural Lightweight Title: “I Couldn’t Ask for Anything More Right Now”

(Go to the bottom of the article for the full audio of the interview) It wasn’t until halfway through my interview with World Series of Fighting welterweight-turned-lightweight Rich Patishnock that I found out that he’d bee...
 
 
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Ricardo Lamas on UFC champ Jose Aldo: “The Invincible Man Only Exists in Movies”

Ricardo Lamas can certainly count among his virtues the asset of patience. Amidst the UFC’s broadening roster of possible sub-155 pound stars – many whom joined the premier organization in early 2011 as part of their introd...
 

 
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Jesse Taylor on vying for the inaugural WSOF middleweight title: “This is the next stepping stone.”

Most MMA fans were first introduced to Jesse “JT Money” Taylor in 2008 during Spike TV’s seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest. He came into the show with a respectable 6-2 record, using hi...
 
 
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WSOF 6 Primer: Jon Fitch – “I’d like to think I’ve got another five or ten years left in me.”

Pleasantries and Musings e spoke early Sunday evening, our appointment arranged by a go-between and confirmed by a brief text exchange, and there wasn’t much preliminary chatter before I dove into the questions. This was Jon ...
 
 
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WSOF 6 Primer: Josh Burkman – “Everyone will see my best performances in the next three years.”

he last five years have been rather good to Josh Burkman. After being cut from the UFC following a three-fight losing skid, “The People’s Warrior” got back on track and has since gone 8-1 in his following nine fights. He...
 

 
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WSOF 6 Primer: Longtime Fighter Fabio Mello Looking to Make it 8 in a Row This Saturday

abio Mello made his mixed martial arts debut way back in June 9, 2001 in his home country of Brazil, finishing his opponent by first-round TKO. It was the beginning of a storied career that saw him competing  all over the worl...