Category Archives: mma

MMA’s new Dark Ages

Why limit five-on-five to basketball? Why limit fighting to one-on-one? Most people could come up with a whole list of reasons, but that hasn’t stopped Team Fighting Championship from lining up five-man teams to do battle in the … well, &...

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Monday Myriad, Aug. 4: Flip and fight

Starting with a few bits of news: - Both U.S. teams won their first matches at the 2014 Chess Olympiad, then faltered today against high seeds. The U.S. open team lost 2.5-1.5 to the Netherlands, while the U.S. women lost … Continue reading &r...

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Monday Myriad, July 28: Sprinter’s paradise

We begin this week with a view of a cycling sprint finish from the winner’s perspective. Sounds like that would be “nothing,” but Marianne Vos didn’t take the lead until the last few meters: Last 200m is strangely zen. RT &hel...

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MMA has answered its fundamental question

UFC founding father Art Davis has written a book (with fellow soccer/MMA commentator Sean Wheelock) on the early days of the UFC — Is This Legal?: The Inside Story of The First UFC from the Man Who Created It. Bloody … Continue reading &...

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Monday Myriad, July 7: Meb passed a lot of you

Best and worst in myriad sports this week: BEST CHARITY RUN Meb Keflezighi started at the back of the Peachtree Road Race. He couldn’t pass everyone — the top runners were had been done for more than an hour by … Continue reading &...

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Why sports fans should like pro wrestling

Sports fans are often quite snobby about professional wrestling. “It’s just fake fighting!” is the familiar refrain. “Why don’t you watch MMA instead? That’s real.” Well, the lines are becoming increasingly blurred. Brock Lesnar and Da...

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UFC needs Georges St. Pierre, not vice versa

The absurd pressure on Georges St. Pierre to come back to the Octagon tout suite and defend his title against Johny Hendricks one more time sounds like the act of a desperate Ultimate Fighting Championship. The overwhelming consensus is that GSP sh...

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TUF Rousey-Tate: First impressions

This season of The Ultimate Fighter isn’t really about the coaches or the fighters. It’s about women’s MMA and the awkward collision of its past, present and future. From its beginnings, MMA has always had awkward relations with i...

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