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Ed West: Will Fight For Food
The roller coaster ride that has been the mixed martial arts career of Ed West is hitting a steep incline this week. West has competed for many various promotions both at the regional level and at the mainstream level.
His career has been overshadowed with circumstances that at times were out of his control and at other times just proved to be more than a young fighter could…
Added by Todd Jackson on August 31, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments
(n) quicksand (a treacherous situation that tends to entrap and destroy)
Added by Todd Jackson on August 30, 2010 at 10:07pm — No Comments
For 17 years MMA has endured immense evolution. It has never met a new day without having improved in some way shape or form on the previous one. Such is the mantra of the fastest growing sport in the world.
Added by Todd Jackson on August 29, 2010 at 7:17pm — No Comments
The Fenway faithful are in for quite a treat this Saturday evening. Boston has been transformed into an MMA mecca this week in preparation for UFC 118 Edgar vs. Penn.
Added by Todd Jackson on August 27, 2010 at 3:17pm — No Comments
The quest of a prize fighter or mixed martial artist ultimately lies in the final goal of attaining a championship, or at the very least a crack at one. The belt becomes the holy grail.
Added by Todd Jackson on August 25, 2010 at 4:34pm — No Comments
Strikeforce MMA has left a strong impression over the span of little more than one week during the dog days of summer. With a combination of two very entertaining events Strikeforce has seen interest in their brand escalate dramatically.
Added by Todd Jackson on August 24, 2010 at 10:27pm — No Comments
The struggles of an athlete competing in mixed martial arts are many. The range of trying concerns can include anything from being able to afford reputable training, fighter’s health care, agent representation, the list goes on and on.
Added by Todd Jackson on August 24, 2010 at 2:45pm — No Comments
In the business of MMA the superstars are many. The recognizable faces to the casual fan are a mosaic of power, athleticism, pride, and entertainment.
Added by Todd Jackson on August 19, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments
On Wednesday August 18th, WEC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz will enter the cage to defend his title in a rematch with an opponent that very well may have given Cruz the fight of his life.
Added by Todd Jackson on August 17, 2010 at 10:11pm — No Comments
Long before Dominick Cruz stepped into a cage with Brian Bowles to challenge for the WEC Bantamweight Championship, long before he found his way to the WEC at all, he was just another young kid from Tucson looking to make his dreams into reality.
Over the years he took the necessary steps to make those dreams come true and in doing so he became a hometown hero for many fight fans, and aspiring mixed martial artists cutting their teeth in…
Added by Todd Jackson on August 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
It was a typical sweltering afternoon in downtown Phoenix Arizona yesterday. For fight fans though, they found refuge from the blistering heat when they entered the Dodge Theater and took their places under conditioned air and waited for an explosive night of fights to take place.
Added by Todd Jackson on August 14, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
MMA has always had deep roots in the Arizona desert. AZ has long been a part of the fabric of this great sport. As the sport evolved from its earliest days, The Grand Canyon State has continually contributed many assets to MMA.
Added by Todd Jackson on August 12, 2010 at 4:11pm — No Comments
Chael Sonnen, you are truly a man amongst men.
Hurtsbad.com’s radio show, The Truth Hurts with Todd Jackson, is proud to announce special guest Gray “The Bully” Maynard for their August 5th show, starting at 8pm pacific time.
Added by Todd Jackson on August 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
THIS IS AN UPDATE FOR ALL HURTSBAD MEMBERS!
In my last Blog I introduced all of you to my friends, Dean Batara (now a member of Hurtsbad) and his amazing kids, Kyra and Dominic Batara. I was in the middle of a training session when the news came in and it was FANTASTIC!
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF HURTSBAD! LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO THE 2010 BJJ WORLD CHAMPIONS! TAKING 1st IN BOTH GI AND NO-GI DIVISIONS, KYRA and DOMINIC BATARA!!…
When the mixed martial arts fan of the future kicks back on any given night to enjoy some good old fashioned MMA competition, they may not realize how the foundation of the sport they enjoy was created.
Added by Todd Jackson on August 3, 2010 at 3:03pm — No Comments
28 Lightweights To Vie For A Six-Figure Contract With The UFC®
Premieres Wednesday, September 15 At 10:00 PM ET/PT On Spike TV
New York, NY, August 3, 2010 – The 12th season of Spike TV’s popular original series, “The Ultimate Fighter,” will feature 28 of the best up-and-coming mixed martial artists in the lightweight division (155 lbs) competing for a six-figure contract with the preeminent mixed martial organization in the…
Added by Todd Jackson on August 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The Arizona desert has produced more than a few quality mixed martial artists. Spanning back to the days of Don Frye pioneering the sport in the earliest of UFC tournaments. Desert fighters have always been in the mix.
Added by Todd Jackson on August 1, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments