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The Joy of Six: athletes who crossed over into combat sports

From a college basketball player turned sumo star to an ageless brawler, we present half a dozen athletes who decided to get a little more physical 1) Brock Lesnar, college wrestling to MMA Can you imagine if they hadnt taken a chunk out of his colon? If Mixed Martial Arts has a modern Bo Jackson, it might very well be …

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The fight game reloaded: how MMA conquered the world | Andy Bull

On the eve of UFC 196, Andy Bull goes inside the world of mixed martial arts to report on how a journey from reviled human cockfighting to mainstream acceptance has transformed it into a hugely profitable industry, and whether concerns over safety and the legitimacy of its visceral violence are justified Late last Saturday night, two fights. The first a …

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10 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You Have An Invisible Illness

Often, the hardest part of having an invisible illness is not the chronic pain or the constant discomfort or any of the other symptoms it’s the fact that other people cannot really see or understand what you’re going through. Although the disability causes endless problems and challenges for the person experiencing it, the reality is that unless they are specifically …

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Scarlett Johansson, charismatic queen of science fiction

With her role as a cyborg in Ghost in the Shell, the actress has sealed her position as our favourite space invader Hollywood quickly made room on its red carpets for the young Scarlett Johansson in 2003, when she first created a stir in Sofia Coppolas film, Lost in Translation. It seemed clear that this blonde bombshell from New York, …

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Fatphobia is real. Here’s how it affected one woman.

Last August, I did a family photo shoot with a professional photographer at our beach house in Connecticut. The beach one of those quiet, private spots where you can actually hear yourself think was on the Long Island Sound, and the water was calm. My nephews ran around like maniacs the entire time, laughing and having fun. By all accounts, …

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Six ways to sweat out stress

(CNN)Calming activities such as yoga and meditation can be very effective stress relievers, especially when integrated into daily life. However, sometimes stress, like steam trapped under the lid of a boiling pot, needs a more powerful release. There’s a common saying in sports for that type of release: “Leave it all on the field.” Athletes put it into practice by …

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How Kimbo Slice and MMA challenge our notions of celebrity and humanity

Beau Dure: The fighters sudden death and the Ariel Helwani uproar have showcased the complex and compelling nature of a sport that is becoming difficult to ignore Summer 2009: A small group of reporters ascended a hidden flight of stairs in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. While thousands of people milled around the UFCs first Fan Expo, we were going …

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All eyes on Conor McGregor as UFC makes its return to New York

Fans at Madison Square Garden for UFC 205 will walk through the doors expecting the best that MMA can offer, and on paper, at least, they should get it For the first time in more than 21 years, the UFC is set to promote an event in New York. On Saturday evening at the hallowed Madison Square Garden, the UFC …

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