The Human Cock Fighter blog – back in training

204 pounds.  That is a number I haven’t seen in a long time.  I am three weeks into my training camp for a June 25th Middleweight Title Fight for True Fight Fan in Grain Valley, Missouri. My opponent that night will be Gary Tapusoa, a native of the island of Somoa.  Gary is 2-1 as … Read more

In the shadow of a giant: a hillbilly fight story

My first experience with mixed martial arts was November 5, 2005. My family and I made a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada to watch my brother, Brad Imes, compete in the Ultimate Finale at The Hard Rock Hotel. My only education into MMA was watching Season 2 of The Ultimate Fighter on Spike; of course because Brad was a participant.

In the arena was a who’s who of MMA legends. We saw Chuck Liddell, Nick Diaz, Rich Franklin, Matt Hughes, Diego Sanchez and of course Dana White. I stood between my mother and sister holding on for every swing of Brad’s fifteen minute war with Rashad Evans. In the end it was Rashad who got the split decision victory.

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