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MMA in Indy: The state of the cagenew

From barely legal to strict strict, how gaming commissions have cracked down on Mixed Martial Arts over the years.
NUVO  |  David Beck  |  08-24-2012  |  Sports

Can a Kimbo Slice Protege Become a Ghetto Superstar?new

Dhafir Harris could be on his way to becoming the Dana White of the ghetto. White is the pugnacious ex-boxing trainer who transformed MMA from a fringe sport into a multimillion-dollar business through Ultimate Fighting Championship. Harris believes he can blaze a similar path by putting on backyard brawls.
Miami New Times  |  Francisco Alvarado  |  12-15-2008  |  Sports

MMA's Unsung Pioneer: 'Grapple Girl' Michelle Farrownew

Women's MMA is finally on the up, but at 42, Farrow's past her fighting prime -- and she's facing the fact that other women will reap the benefits she's sown in bruises and blood.
Phoenix New Times  |  Niki D'Andrea  |  11-11-2008  |  Sports

Female MMA Fighters are Fighting for Mainstream Acceptancenew

Historically, women's MMA in the U.S. has been more of a spectacle than an actual sport. But female MMA will be in the spotlight during EliteXC on CBS this Saturday.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Bradley Campbell  |  10-02-2008  |  Sports

UFC 87: The Fight of Roger Huerta's Lifenew

The Minnesotan wasn't just facing Kenny Florian last weekend.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Kevin Hoffman  |  08-13-2008  |  Sports

In Praise of Ultimate Fightingnew

This is a dangerous year for America. Next year will be worse. Can it be a coincidence, I ask rhetorically, that we have all of a sudden become very interested in watching highly trained men smack the shit out of each other? In choke-outs, elbow strikes, and roundhouse kicks to the head?
Boston Phoenix  |  James Parker  |  06-26-2008  |  Sports

John Howard is Climbing the Ranks of Mixed Martial Arts, One Chokehold at a Timenew

While MMA is bogged down by the confusing number of competing organizations that govern it, John "Doomsday" Howard remains Boston’s brightest hope in a brutal sport that, of late, has earned unprecedented levels of attention.
Boston Phoenix  |  Jonathan Seitz  |  06-26-2008  |  Sports

Talking to Stephanie 'Golden Girl' Jaramillo, a Pioneer of Women's Boxingnew

Jaramillo and her husband are launching Geronimo Enterprises, a promotions company that will begin organizing mixed martial arts and amateur boxing bouts in Santa Fe as early as August 2008.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dave Maass  |  05-30-2008  |  Sports

Inside MMA: From the UFC to Illegal Cage Fights on Indian Reservesnew

It's been called human cockfighting, so why is Ontario making ultimate fighting even more dangerous by forcing it underground?
NOW Magazine  |  Barrett Hooper  |  05-12-2008  |  Sports

'Redbelt': You Can't Spell Mamet Without MMA!new

The famed playwright goes jiu-jitsu on us.
Fort Worth Weekly  |  Kristian Lin  |  05-08-2008  |  Reviews

David Mamet Shows Jiu Jitsu Some Lovenew

Redbelt is a likable distraction, especially for Mamet's trademark staccato dialogue and the deft choreography of its martial-arts sequences.
San Antonio Current  |  Steven G. Kellman  |  05-07-2008  |  Reviews

How Jeremy Williams' Death Devastated Orange County's First Pro Mixed-Martial-Arts Teamnew

In late 2006, when Marco Ruas was forming the Condors, he approached Williams about joining the team. Williams had quit fighting four years before to be a coach.
OC Weekly  |  Derek Olson  |  05-07-2008  |  Sports

David Mamet Creates a Serious 'Karate Kid'new

But Mamet's self-seriousness stifles Redbelt's cinematic potential.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  05-01-2008  |  Reviews

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