The Side-Effects of Stimulants to Martial Arts Performance

The benefits of karate, taekwondo, jiu-jitsu, krav maga, kung fu, and other fighting disciplines are well-known. They can guarantee your fitness, weight loss, confidence, and self-defense, to name a few. Yet to reap these benefits, the practitioner must be skillful. Showing up to class, after all, is only half the battle. Excellence in the practice … Read more

Why Addiction Affects Your Friendship

Addiction not only destroys a person’s life, but it can also ruin many things around it. A person who is addicted gradually depends on it. Then, a time comes when he forgets all about his emotions and relationships. He lives only for his addiction. The loved ones around the person lose their value in them. … Read more

‘F-You!’ Jon Jones unleashes tirade on Alexander Gustafsson

Top-ranked light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson destroyed Glover Teixeira in the UFC Fight Night 109 main event last weekend in Sweden. Following the fight, Gustafsson spoke harshly about former champ Jon “Bones” Jones, who has an upcoming title shot against Daniel Cormier on July 29 at UFC 214. Gustafsson said despite Jones’s stellar record and performances … Read more

A reborn Drew Fickett opens up about his journey to sobriety and fighting future talks with longtime MMA veteran Drew Fickett about his journey to sobriety over the past year, the “rock bottom” he hit that instigated his change, his recent bout against Andre Winner at Global Warrior Challenge and what the future holds for a sober and in-shape Fickett.

Karo Parisyan talks loss to Rick Hawn, addiction and future with Bellator *VIDEO* ( reporter Daniel Theodore recently sat down with UFC veteran Karo Parisyan to discuss his bout with fellow judo specialist Rick Hawn which took place at Bellator 95 last month, his battle with addiction and what his plans for the future are.

Tito Ortiz’s lawyer claims Jenna Jameson is addicted to Oxycontin *VIDEO*

UFC fighter Tito Ortiz held a press conference after being released on bail Monday afternoon. Ortiz had been arrested and charged with domestic violence by girlfriend and former porn queen Jenna Jameson. Ortiz’s lawyer, Chip Matthews, said Jameson has been battling an addiction to the prescription painkiller Oxycontin now for over a year and she … Read more

My chance encounter with Ray Mercer – a study in text message addiction

Photo by Sherdog - Ray Mercer is one cool dude.

I want to share one of the highlights of our trip to the Strikeforce – Fedor vs. Rogers event which took place this past Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, in Hoffman Estates, Ill., just outside Chicago. VP Denny Hodge picked me up about 6:30 a.m. in Kentucky for the roughly nine hour drive to our destination.

First stop – check in at our hotel at the Candlewood Suites. This was the media hotel Strikeforce had recommended. I think there was a special media rate but the lady from the hotel who was in charge of special rates never seemed to be available.

We got to the hotel. I slept most of the way, while “The Mad One” did what he does best: text and drive. If you’ve never experienced riding with someone addicted to texting, let me tell you, you will not soon forget it. I truly believe his condition is worsening because we’ve gone on many of these trips to cover events and he was manifesting new signs of addiction I had not previously witnessed.

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Paulo Filho talks overcoming addiction and fighting Melvin Manhoef at DREAM 10

Paulo Filho will be back in action tonight at DREAM 10 against Melvin Manhoef. In this new interview Filho says he had to make a choice between life and death and he chose life. He was hospitalized for a short period due to depression caused by his addiction to the drug Rohypnol.