Serbian MMA Fighter Chokes His Opponent Out, Then Helps Save His Life

The Serbian Battle Championship 4—which occurred earlier this month—saw a crazy end to this fight between Dusan Dzakic and Sebastijan Emini. At the 4:20 mark in the video above, you can see Emini frantically tapping out. The reason? Dude's starting to choke to death. Lucky for him, both Dzakic and the referee… » 12/23/14 12:20am Tuesday 12:20am

Fighters Sue The UFC, Alleging Massive Violations Of Federal Law

A group of mixed martial arts fighters held a press conference today to announce that they had filed an antitrust suit against the UFC, alleging that fighters "are paid a fraction of what they would earn in a competitive marketplace." The suit, filed by fighters Nate Quarry, Cung Le, and Jon Fitch, seeks class-action… » 12/16/14 10:00pm 12/16/14 10:00pm

Amateur MMA Fighter Attempts Showtime Kick, Fails Gloriously

If you've ever seen an amateur MMA event, you know that they're filled with men and women who dare to attempt the impossible. At a Warrior Camp's event held just outside Spokane, Wash., on Friday, one man showed off just how impossible as part of an incredible exhibition highlighted by the above attempt to pull off… » 12/01/14 4:19pm 12/01/14 4:19pm

Report: Kickboxer Died After Bout Due To Cheap Promoter, Inept Doctors

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel went long this weekend on the death of Dennis Munson, a 24-year-old kickboxer who in March collapsed in the ring following his first amateur bout and died hours later. It's a harrowing read that catalogues a litany of errors that started well before the fight and continued during and… » 11/17/14 3:13pm 11/17/14 3:13pm

UFC Card Features Gruesome Exploding Ear, Dude Maybe Shitting Himself

Leslie Smith fought on the prelims of tonight's UFC card in Mexico, and she is inhumanly tough. After a shot from contender Jessica Eye came damn close to entirely shearing her ear off, referee Herb Dean immediately called in the ringside doctors, who called the fight off only to be met with vigorous protests from… » 11/15/14 9:11pm 11/15/14 9:11pm

ESPN Hires "The UFC's Skip Bayless" As MMA Analyst

Disgraced former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen—who has retired and is banned from fighting by the Nevada Athletic Commission until mid-2016 because of two failed drug tests (which also cost him his job as a UFC broadcaster for Fox Sports)—is joining ESPN as an MMA analyst, the AP reported Tuesday. ESPN says he will debut… » 11/11/14 8:44pm 11/11/14 8:44pm

Thrown Is The Only MMA Book Anyone Ever Needs To Write

Nearly no one writes really well about fighting, which I've always thought was less because of the sport itself than because of the institutions around it. Promoters, matchmakers, agents, sponsors, and reporters are, after all, at all times engaged in a conspiracy to deny the essential humanity of the fighters, who… » 10/21/14 4:37pm 10/21/14 4:37pm

Watch This Footage Of Wanderlei Silva Just Headbutting Fools In The Face

So I've been on this kick recently where I fall down YouTube MMA rabbit holes, and I stumbled upon this like two and a halfish days ago. This here vid is a tribute to Vale Tudo, which is a precursor to modern mixed martial arts. It has no rules, basically. It is fucking bananas. » 10/17/14 5:18pm 10/17/14 5:18pm

Report: War Machine Attempted Jail Suicide

Former MMA fighter War Machine attempted to commit suicide in Clark County Detention Center Tuesday night, according to TMZ. A jailor went into War Machine's cell after he noticed him unresponsive, and found "a piece of linen around his neck which was tied to the leg of the bed." The jailor cut away the linen, after… » 10/16/14 8:09pm 10/16/14 8:09pm

Former UFC Champ Dominick Cruz Returns From Oblivion, Waxes Opponent

Before last night, Dominick Cruz, the UFC's one-time 135-lb. champion, hadn't fought in nearly three years due to an awful run of injuries. Then he turned up against Tayeka Mizugaki, the UFC's no. 5-ranked bantamweight, somehow looking at least as good as he ever has. Fighting is a strange sport. » 9/28/14 2:29pm 9/28/14 2:29pm

​Watch a Woman Attempt to Lose One Pound in 20 Minutes

The clip above is from Glena, a documentary about a single mother in her mid-30's whose goal is to be a professional MMA fighter. The movie, which premiered on Showtime last night, explored what it means to follow one's dream while negotiating parental responsibility. Is Glena "Heartless" Avila selfish for undergoing… » 9/26/14 2:52pm 9/26/14 2:52pm