Russian MMA Card Features Armored Knights Battling With Swords

We're ... not entirely sure what this is, but we watched, rapt, after learning it was happening via Twitter user @grabakahitman. This battle took place on the undercard of a show being held today by M1, a more or less reputable (?) Russian fight promotion, and features dudes in armor battling with swords and shields,… » 8/15/14 1:03pm 8/15/14 1:03pm

If MMA Doesn't Change, Someone Is Going To Die

No one needed to see Marlon Moraes continue beating on Josh Rettinghouse. Moraes had outclassed his opponent in every facet of the game for 15 minutes, piling on abuse and bludgeoning his lead leg. Rettinghouse could barely support his own weight, let alone continue to defend himself, and as he hobbled back to his… » 4/02/14 2:05pm 4/02/14 2:05pm

Brutal Hockey Fight Ends With A High Five And A Hug

This is a hockey fight happened in the Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey, a semi-pro league that we last checked in on when a guy got his face slashed open by a skate. The fight begins with Joel Theriault and Gaby Roch pummeling the crap out of each other while heavy metal music plays throughout the arena, and it ends… » 3/13/14 10:31am 3/13/14 10:31am

Could Ronda Rousey Take Floyd Mayweather, Jr.?

Here is a video in which UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey claims she could beat up Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (It's from a while ago, but just came to our attention.) In keeping with the animating spirit of the Kinja platform, we throw the question to you, our readers and collaborators: Could Rowdy Ronda take Money… » 3/10/14 6:32pm 3/10/14 6:32pm

How Greg Jackson Is Changing The Parameters Of Coaching

Last year, we spent a week with Greg Jackson, a top fight trainer, as he and his team prepared four athletes to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. We were granted unusual behind-the-scenes access so that we could answer a fairly straightforward question: Just what does a great coach do, and why does it… » 1/24/14 1:21pm 1/24/14 1:21pm

Chael Sonnen Gave An Olympian Money So He Could Go Train In Russia

One of the annoying things about Fox Sports pundit/middling professional fighter Chael Sonnen's troll routine is that if you talk to fight people, they'll swear that in real life he's actually a pretty good guy. Occasionally he'll even drop the pro wrestling heel bit in public and come off as unusually thoughtful,… » 1/17/14 9:57am 1/17/14 9:57am

GSP Is Being Honest; It's The Best Thing That Could Happen To Fighting

So UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is disappearing from the fight game for an indefinite and unspecified period of time, relinquishing his title and taking time to rest from a career that's seen him spend more time fighting in the UFC than anyone else ever has. Whether or not he ever returns, this clearly… » 12/13/13 4:08pm 12/13/13 4:08pm

Cain Velasquez And Junior Dos Santos Should Fight Each Other Forever

Cain Velasquez, the best heavyweight in the world, is nearly unique among top fighters in that he's terrifying: patient, methodical, and utterly dead-eyed. He fights like a man with no imagination, for whom nothing exists but the logic of his situation and autonomic response. It's unnerving to watch. » 10/18/13 12:45pm 10/18/13 12:45pm