Askren gets zero love from Usman after losing wrestling match

Put yourself out there in MMA. Even if it’s for charity and even if it’s not in a cage. We dare you. UFC welterweight Ben Askren did in a charity wrestling match with Olympic gold medalist Jordan Burroughs and it didn’t go well. Because the internet is a place for cruel and unusual keyboard warrior … Read more

Minnesota Wrestling shares new videos of Lesnar training with a beast

The verified Twitter account of Minnesota Wrestling posted a couple of videos featuring WWE champ and former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar wrestling with another beast, Gable Steveson. This is most likely for the youngster’s benefit but we are guessing it helps Lesnar all the same. Lesnar is reportedly returning to the UFC this year … Read more

Must See: Cop with Amazing Takedown Skills

In this day and age with so much media attention surrounding police brutality it has become quite obvious that most police officers lack the proper martial arts and self defense training necessary to handle potential threats. Officers are seen time and again using more force than necessary and even resorting to using a firearm whereas if they had been adequately trained maybe a life could have been spared.

That’s not the case here as we see a potential threat coming at an officer in an agressive manner only to get swooped up and body-slammed something reminiscent of UFC legend Matt Hughes in his heyday. We’re not sure the story behind this or who the police officer is, but it is nice to see the officer instinctively resort to his wrestling training rather than pulling out a firearm.

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Black Ice Matters: A day in the life of Joey ‘Black Ice’ Davis

Visionary mix martial artist and its mystic prophet Bruce Lee once employed the metaphor of water in advising it youthful warriors to, “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it … Read more

Divya Kakran: The future of women’s wrestling in India

Divya Kakran was the youngest medal winner, from India, at the Asian Wrestling Championships held in Delhi earlier this month. She at the age of 19 is one of the brightest Indian women’s wrestling prospects. However, her journey to the top has not been a smooth one. Divya’s father and brother both were wrestlers. Hence, … Read more

One last dance: Tito Ortiz on wrestling, redemption and legacy ahead of Bellator 170 fight with Chael Sonnen

Bellator 170‘s main event features Tito Ortiz against Chael Sonnen in a destined battle on Jan. 21 in the city of Los Angeles at the Forum, but this is not the first time the two fighters have confronted each other in the combative arts. On Jan. 23, 1998, nearly 20 years ago, Ortiz and Sonnen first clashed heads in … Read more

UFC fighter gets oil-checked in the Octagon

The much-dreaded “oil check” is an old wrestling/grappling move where one competitor actually penetrates his opponent’s rear-end with a finger(s) during the match. The rarely seen move made a big stage appearance at UFC 122 in 2010 when Krzysztof Soszynski went to third base with fellow light heavyweight Goran Reljic inside the Octagon. Krzysztof ended up winning … Read more