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  • Fedor Emelianenko: All-Time Great or Greatest of All Time?

    Following Fedor Emelianenko’s second consecutive defeat, much has been made about the future of the Russian superstar. Will the greatest heavyweight the sport has ever seen retire, or does he have another run in him? While these are certainly important questions to fans, fighters, and promoters, this writer poses another question: is Fedor Emelianenko really the greatest heavyweight of all time?
  • Chad Robichaux Signs Multi-Fight Deal With Bellator

    We knew something was in the works for Houston bantamweight Chad "Robo" Robichaux, and he has finally given us the OK to announce it. Robichaux, who trains at and runs Gracie Barra North Houston, has signed a three-fight deal with Bellator. His debut is scheduled for Bellator 41, currently set for April 16th on MTV2.
  • Records and Rankings Don't Do Fedor's Greatness Justice

    The trend at the moment is to discredit Fedor Emelianenko and all that he hasaccomplished by attacking the quality of his competition. By reducing the argument into a matter of statistics and arbitrary numerical rankings assigned by internet bloggers. A lot of algebra. How did Vitor Belfort get a shot at Anderson Silva after winning a single catchweight fight against a declining Rich Franklin instead of Yushin Okami? Previous to returning to the UFC, Belfort had knocked out an aging Matt Lindland and UFC-exile Terry Martin. Okami had won 10 of his 12 fights for the UFC, but they gave it to Belfort, because the UFC clearly saw something special in Belfort. They believed in Belfort because of...
  • UFC Fighter Charlie Brenneman Teaches MMA to Hometown Students

    East Stroudsburg University wrestling coach and veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Charlie Brenneman brought his bag of mixed martial arts tools back to the East Stroudsburg, PA area to instill in the disciples of the newly opened gym, Chamber MMA, Feb. 12.
  • MMA Practitioner Stops Mass Murderer: The Problem with Self Defense II

    Sunday, February 13th, one of the most random sprees of violence in New York's recent memory was brought to a Hollywood-like ending, when mass murderer Maksim Gelman's rampage was stopped by MMA practitioner and Gelman's final attempted victim Joseph Lozito. As documented by the New York Times, Gelman underwent a 28 hour rampage of random murder and assault throughout New York City before pulling a knife on Lozito at a train in Pennsylvania Station. Lozito, according to the Times report, improvised a single leg takedown to immobilize his attacker until police inside the train were able to come to his aid and arrest Gelman. Lozito required several stitches after the attack, bu...
  • BJJ Black Belt Jay Hayes Discusses the Importance of Being Good Teammate

    While most forms of marital arts rely solely on katas , forms, and constant repetition, in Brazilian jiu-jitsu most of the stuff that we learn and practice must be used with a training partner. Over the years there has been a big debate over what defines a good training partner. In this interview BJJ black belt Jay Hayes discusses the importance of being a good training partner.
  • Strikeforce: Fedor versus Silva Photohighlights

    The IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey hosted the first round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament yesterday with the Fedor versus Silva event. Below are the photohighlights of the evening courtest of The Fight Nerd. View the full gallery here.
  • M-1 and Strikeforce Put Bittersweet Kibosh on Fedor Retirement

    After a hard fought loss to Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva last night, former consensus number one heavyweight in the world Fedor Emelianenko announced to a somber crowd in East Rutherford, New Jersey, that it might be time for him to retire. At the post-fight press conference just minutes later and yards away, M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelstein and Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker had a very different take on the second straight loss for The Last Emperor. "We will see Fedor back in the cage, in the tournament or in ," Finkelstein said via translator. "I think this showed it was a difficult fight for Fedor." Coker echoed the sentiments of Emelianenko's long-time ...
  • Strikeforce: Fedor versus Silva Live Play by Play and Quick Results

    The first round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix starts tonight with the Fedor versus Silva event at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Below are the round by round breakdowns of each fight on the card updated as they happen. Bouts are scheduled to start at 7:30 PM. Jason McLean def. Kevin Roddy via split decision Round 1: Lot of feeling out in the first round. Roddy largely on the offensive but doesn't land much to speak of. McLean's leg kicks may add up later but they don't score much more than Roddy's blocked shots. Big takedown at the end of the round steals it for McLean. 10-9 McLean Round 2: Roddy comes out even more aggressive than the last...
  • Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Opening Preview

    Tonight will mark the opening of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament with Fedor Emelianenko facing off against Antonio Silva at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. True to the tournament's Pride roots, the opening round will begin with a theatrical introduction of the athletes competing. Below is a video of the introduction's rehearsal, courtesy of The Fight Nerd.

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