UFC president Dana White had some interesting comments regarding brain trauma in a new interview with AP sports writer Dan Gelston on abcnews.go.com. White was an amateur boxer back in the day, but according to the article, seeing the long-term effects the brutal sport had upon some individuals made him rethink what he was doing. … Read more
Here’s a fun topic. Medical marijuana. MMA referee to the stars Big John McCarthy’s wife uses medical marijuana for Lupus and he isn’t shy about his opinions on it. McCarthy recently spoke to Vegas Cannabis and even touched on marijuana in MMA. The understanding of concussions and their severity is one of the big hurdles facing all combat … Read more
Head trauma and concussions are a major concern in all contact sports, in particular football, soccer, boxing and mixed martial arts. We’ve all seen the horror stories of guys who stayed in too long, who took too much abuse, who went too hard and paid a big price. A lot of it was ignorance, that … Read more
This story is humorous but it’s not funny. You may have heard about that time Georges St-Pierre was on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast talking about missing chunks of time and loss of memory which he attributed at least possibly or partially to an alien encounter — yeah, like extra-terrestrial. Rogan saw this as a … Read more
MMA veteran Phil Baroni posted a Tweet last night that he had “just got cut from Bellator cause of war”: We can assume Phil was talking about one of his best buds, War Machine (Jon Koppenhaver), who was released from Bellator on Aug. 8 due to his alleged involvement in the beating of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack … Read more
UFC light heavyweight Krzysztof Soszynski (26-12-1) has retired from fighting. The 37-year-old Pole made the announcement on AXS TV’s Inside MMA Friday night, citing short term memory loss as one of the primary reasons. Kyzysztof suffered a KO loss to Igor Pokrajac at UFC 140 in Dec. 2011, and he said it was the first … Read more
The role of a cutman, though still shrouded in mystery and some confusion, is gaining progressive interest from many out there who want to be involved in the great sport of MMA but avoid getting punched. I must pause and say that last week I worked a show in Lexington, Ky. and almost did get punched trying to subdue a concussed and semi-conscious fighter who clocked the referee thinking he was his opponent. But I digress..