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May 2009

Miesha Tate Undaunted

The narrative is common in mixed martial arts: wrestler wants to satisfy competitive edge, put their mat skills to use, and make some money outside of teaching freestyle or folk or Greco-Roman to others, so they fight. Strikeforce veteran…

Steady, Bellator, Steady

I wrote a column when the year started titled "Nine reasons to be excited about MMA in 2009." One of the things I was excited about was the return of tournament formats. I’m happy to say I was right but I don't need to say it to make you…

Cung Le talks San Shou in MMA

Several years ago kickboxing legend Joe Lewis was asked about the relevance of kickboxing in self defense and mixed martial arts and he said that while 90% of fights end up on the ground, they all start on the feet. In spite of this,…