The Aftermath of that MMA vs. Tai Chi Incident – Omega’s Take

In an almost comical proposal, mma fighter Xiaodong Xu and Tai Chi “master” Lei Wei decided to “cross hands” in a gong sau fight May 7 th 2017. And in classic modern fashion, “video or it didn’t happen”, they recorded

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Everything that Went Wrong With Weidman v Mousasi at UFC 210

The co-main event of UFC 210 featured a bout between the two most memetic middleweights on the roster- “The” Chris “The All American” Weidman versus Gegard “Moose-sassy” “Musashi” Mousasi. Weidman used the forward pressure and well-timed takedowns he’s known for

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Who Promoted Convicted Sex Criminal Paul Saucido to Black Belt?

The black belt is a symbol of mastery. Should it be a symbol of character too? In 2009, at a party, Paul Saucido sexually assaulted a woman who was passed out in a bathroom. He then followed her home and

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Can’t Unsee: How Racism In Politics Colored My View of the Welterweight Title

I’ve been out of the sports writing game for a little over two years now- having made the Faustian bargain called “adulthood” where I spend so much energy at work that I can’t dedicate myself to the things I really

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The Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association Goes Live

The sport of Mixed Martial Arts now has union representation. A group of fighters, including Georges St. Pierre, and Tim Kennedy, have come together to advocate for better pay and benefits for those who step into the cage. When the sport

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Kali Tudo™ – Adapting Stick Fighting Techniques for the Ring

By: Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny A subset of this article appeared in the September, 2005 edition of Black Belt Magazine.  It is republished, here, at his request and with his permission Kali Tudo 5.1   I. Those motivated principally by

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UFC Women’s Division: Shallow Talent Pool?

Is there a lack of top competition at the highest levels of Women’s MMA? Forum Bully “Devil” opines on the situation in the following discussion thread. What do you think? What a waste of talent. On what planet does a

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