MMA

Click here to subscribe to MMA-specific SportsMyriad content.

* * *

Random posts from the MMA category:

  • Myriad most popular I’ve crunched a few numbers to figure out pages that drew at least 0.1 percent of my total page views for the year. (The percentages are slightly lower than they should be due to some extraneous stuff in the stats — scripts, other ways of reaching a page, etc. — so 0.1 may actually be ...
  • The case for Mayhem Miller Jason “Mayhem” Miller won the coaching battle with Michael Bisping, hands down. And his attitude during the show compared with Bisping’s made it easy for fans to pick sides going into last night’s fight. But Miller really didn’t have much of a chance. He hadn’t fought in 16 months, and his last fight was a largely ...
  • ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ tryouts and the soul of MMA fighters Can you look into a mass of humanity and find something wonderfully human? Yesterday in Newark, I shared a long table with Dana White, Joe Silva, ESPN’s Franklin McNeil and other people who had more business being there than I did for tryouts of The Ultimate Fighter. The hotel as a whole was a stunning sight ...
  • MMA: Not pro wrestling Mixed martial arts has a few historical links to professional wrestling. The connection is stronger in Japan than in the USA, but it exists here. They’ve chased some of the same audiences, and a couple of people have existed in both worlds. Ken Shamrock went back and forth between the two. Brock Lesnar left pro ...
  • The Ultimate Fighter 16: The final recap The final episode of TUF Smashes, the UK-vs.-Australia season, also concluded a few days ago. The last episode featured good-natured toasts between two teams who have come to respect each other, then a stellar submission by Colin Fletcher. Maybe Fletcher’s fight against the far smaller Richie Vaculik looked like a giraffe fighting a gnat, but ...
  • MMA wrap: Bisping drops, Markes climbs Following up on the weekend preview with this week’s changes to the UFC ladders, especially in middleweight, which had the main event and co-main event of the UFC on FX card: HEAVYWEIGHT Gabriel Gonzaga def. Ben Rothwell, Sub-2. Not that much at stake, though Gonzaga looked impressive. Back to contender status with another win? LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT Ildemar Alcantara¬†def.¬†Wagner Prado, ...
  • ‘The Ultimate Fighter’: Season 11, Episode 4: The doors of perception To review from last week (check the recap for a full rundown of the episode and the teams): - Chris Camozzi’s jaw injury forced him to leave the house and show. Seth Baczynski, who lost a close decision to Court McGee in the prelims, took his place. - Charles Blanchard gives massages, which some insecure people in ...
  • The Ultimate Fighter: Season 13, Episode 6: You’re fired Looks like it’ll be a no-nonsense week, with two fights scheduled and the wild card selection, along with a few possible injury replacements. Well, except that assistant coach Lew Polley directly undercuts Junior dos Santos’ message to the team after Mick’s loss. Junior tries to rebuild them, telling them everyone loses sometimes and you just have ...
  • The Ultimate Fighter 17, Episode 3: Second-biggest KO in TUF history Given all the hype about the knockout we know will take place at the end of the episode, it’ll be a challenge to keep us interested for the first 45 minutes. Frank Mir somehow thinks Sonnen blundered by picking Team Jones’s Adam Cella to take on wonderstud Uriah Hall. Team Sonnen is still ticked that Bubba McDaniel ...
  • Washington Post piece lectures kids about evils of MMA If in some parallel universe I was never given a chance to appreciate MMA, I hope I still managed to avoid writing pieces like this Washington Post monstrosity bashing an activity I neither understood nor cared to research. Let’s be clear — MMA isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Neither is boxing. Or football, rugby, Australian rules ...
Read more MMA posts ...

Leave a Reply