Japanese Martial Arts Articles

Conor McGregor confirms he’s not withdrawn in word smash UFC

UFC featherweight champ feet back apparent retirement notice in Facebook screed rending organization UFC fans can tighten: Conor McGregor is not retired. But the 27 -year-old Irishman is fed up with the promotional grind of the UFC treadmill, he explained in a long, irritated and emotional post on Facebook on Thursday. McGregor said he precisely wants to fight. I am …

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How the Ali Act could upset the power balance between UFC and its stars

A mixed martial artist turned politician is hoping to push through legislation that could help fighters reap the deserved rewards of a tough profession There is an undercurrent in the frayed relationship between Conor McGregor and the UFC that highlights the reality of the mixed martial arts business. Currently, fighters are hired as independent contractors yet appear to be treated …

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Stink Is A Weapon: 5 Facts Of MMA Fighting (Not Seen On TV)

Mixed martial arts — once a disorganized, unregulated Fight Club that sold itself as (i.e. lied about) being “banned in 49 states” — is now big, big business. The UFC alone is worth anywhere from one to three billion dollars, and secondary markets like Invicta FC and Bellator also do very well for themselves. But unlike juggernauts like baseball and …

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Fans rejoice over the ‘Star Wars’ musical team-up with ‘Hamilton’ using #Force4Ham

Members of bothHamiltonand Star Warsfandoms spent this morning erupting over the newsthatcomposer Lin-Manuel Miranda had joined forces with J.J. Abrams to write cantina music for The Force Awakens. Pairing Miranda, a MacArthur fellow and Pulitzer nominee, with an intergalactic space rebellion might not seem like a natural fit, but as the inevitable resulting hashtag #Force4Ham is currently proving, Star WarsandHamilton,a …

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Here’s Exactly How Hard Holly Holm Kicked Ronda Rousey In The Head, According To Science

Even if youre not an MMA fan, youve probably heard about the shock victory of Holly Holmagainst Ronda Rousey for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout on Sunday. The left-footed kick to Rouseys head during the second round now immortalized in memes and newspaper headlines has been considered the defining moment of the match. Rhett Allain, an associate professor of …

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Why My Greatest Achievement As A Goldman Sachs VP Was Quitting

6 AM meant it was time to check voicemails. 11 PM meant it was time to check voicemails again. Every second in between was reserved for hustling fixing the thousand problems guaranteed to crop up that day. That was my life as a Goldman Sachs VP, and despite what you might assume, I didnt hate it. I didnt get there …

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UFC 198: Fabricio Werdum brings best of Brazil for showdown with Stipe Miocic

Werdum, the late-blooming MMA revelation from Curitiba, takes on the American in front of 42,000 fans in a tantalising UFC event loaded with 14 Brazilians Mestre Rafael Cordeiro, one of mixed martial arts top trainers, returned home to Brazil a couple weeks ago to put the finishing touches on the latest training camp for arguably his most impressive fighter. Compared …

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Conor McGregor is taking a break – and yet we can’t stop talking about him

UFC 206 takes place in Toronto on Saturday, but Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis have received little attention. As usual, its all about a notorious Irishman If his promoter is to be believed, Conor McGregor wont fight again until the dog days of summer 2017. Yet that news hasnt, and seemingly wont, stop the man from making headlines. As the …

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Unreel pledges $1 million to creators, launches video streaming platform

BY TODD LONGWELL Online video startupUnreel Entertainmentannounced today that it has launched its streaming and distribution platform Unreel.me, designed to help creators and publishers establish their own branded homepages and video networks. The company also announced the creation of its Creator Appreciation Fund, which will allow early adopters of Unreel.me to keep 100 percent of the first $1 million in …

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Jenna Jameson announces third pregnancy | Fox News

Congratulations are in order for former adult film star Jenna Jameson. Or should we say mazel tov? The 42-year-old, who is converting to Judaism, announced on Instagram that she is pregnant with her third child. “It’s OFFICIAL!! I’m pregnant!!” A photo posted by Jenna Jameson (@jennacantlose) on Aug 4, 2016 at 3:53pm PDT “My fiancé Lior Bitton and I are …

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