Between Rounds: Walking Insurance Policy

MMA cutman David Maldonado

MMA as a sport (already a topic of argument for some, but I leave that for another day) is an industry without much legislation, enforcement, expectation and requirement as seen through my vantage point. In the course of a week multiple things could have been seen. Read More »

Independent MMA Link Club: Ronda Rousey, Jessica Eye, ONE FC, UFC 156, more

MMA link club

Monday means it's Independent MMA Link Club day and our friends from around the way have a few things to say. ONE FC has new bouts announced for 'Kings and Champions'. BAMMA 12 gets a headliner. Could Jessica "Evil" Eye become Bellator's female face? Mr. Fertitta has high hopes for Ms. Ronda Rousey. Strikeforce crossovers cleaned up at UFC 156. And what is the MMA future for AXStv? Read More »

Cro Cop glad Bigfoot put ‘arrogant’ Overeem back in his place


Mirko Cro Cop might still be angry about the two knees he took to the groin from Alistair Overeem back at DREAM 6 in September 2008 in Japan that halted the bout early via No Contest. Or he might just be giving his unbiased opinion on what happens to a fighter who gets popped for elevated testosterone levels high enough to power a thoroughbred race horse, who then is forced to sit on the sidelines and return to the Octagon eight months later without pharmaceutical crutches. Read More »

The UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche full card


The next UFC PPV will be the UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche event that's set for February 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The card will make history with the first ever women's fight in the UFC when Ronda Rousey looks to defend her UFC bantamweight title against Liz Carmouche. Carmouche is also the first openly gay fighter to fight in the UFC. Read More »

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