Future Endeavor Friday: Kenny Florian Retires, Floyd Mayweather Goes to Jail, Randy Orton Suspended


Kenny Florian has officially announced his retirement from the sport, citing a lingering back injury. Florian, as I mention in today’s article for Spike MMA & Sports (coming later today), is one of those fighters who has plenty of reasons not to get punched in the face for a living. He’s a … Continue reading

More on the NY State Assembly’s Failure to Put MMA to a Vote…and Why

Although few that follow the story were surprised by the failure of the bill to legalize MMA in New York State to reach the floor of the Assembly, there’s been plenty of reaction in MMA media circles. The UFC’s Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner aired his grievances to the … Continue reading

If Alex Gustafsson is in a Forest, but Nobody Watches Fuel TV, is Anyone Impressed?


Last Saturday’s UFC on Fuel TV card wasn’t seen by many (as of this writing Fuel’s available in about sixty-three households in the whole world), but as I alluded to last Friday, the overlooked card provided plenty of entertainment due to strong matchmaking. PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook) Jason Young defeated Eric … Continue reading

The Darker Side of Combat Sports: Gary Goodridge’s CTE Diagnosis and Manny Pacquaio’s Financial Woes

First, from Ben Fowlkes of MMAFighting.com comes the tragic story of MMA and kickboxing legend Gary Goodridge’s recent diagnosis: “When talking to him on the phone, his speech was becoming slurred,” said Mike Mobbs, who’s counted Goodridge as his best friend since the two were nine years old, growing up … Continue reading

Why Dana White is right to decline Jon Jones’s offer to fight a Top 10 Heavyweight

Jon Jones was on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and revealed that he offered to jump to Heavyweight for a Superfight against a top 10 fighter in late 2012, sort of like what they did a couple years back when Anderson Silva moved up to Light Heavyweight and destroyed … Continue reading

The Japanese fight scene is all but dead, just so you know

Zach Arnold is one of my favorite fight bloggers and the only guy out there I know who consistently has his pulse on the scene in Japan. Most others who claim to are over-eager fanboys who don’t even know what the kanji tattoo on their right shoulder blade means let … Continue reading

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