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I consider the moment in between the fourth and fifth rounds of the rematch between Robbie Lawler an Rory MacDonald to be the most intense in UFC history. The fourth, like the second and third before it, has been violent. ...

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International Fight Week Day 2: Polish Witchcraft

International Fight Week Day 2 I’ve seen lots of fights live. UFC 200 will be the 12th major MMA show I’ve attended, and I’ve seen some pretty great moments involving some of the best fighters the world over. That’s not ...

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International Fight Week Day 1: WHAT?!

The Killing of Frankenberry and Anderson Fucking Silva There’s nothing like three fight cards in a row to remind us that prizefighting is an insane, chaotic, fickle monster. Yesterday was the perfect encapsulation of what makes MMA both the most ...

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UFC International Fight Week Day 0

  Well, here it is. International Fight Week. I’m not sure how something that’s been my general focus for the last month could have snuck up on me, but it has. I’m heading to the airport in twelve hours, and ...

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If I were the Boss of Fighting…

Zam!  The UFC Fight Night 30, Bellator 105, and the World Series of Fighting 6 all happen this weekend.  Normally, I’d tell you to tune into the fights and skip your social engagements, but the fact of the matter is ...

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UFC 166: The Cain JDS Paradox

BRAD: As much as we at fisticuffsmanship stand behind our most staunchly held ideal of procrastination, we would remiss, nay, some word that is more old-timey and stronger than remiss, if we didn’t talk about the fight between Cain Velasquez ...

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UFN 29: The Primer

  So, Ultimate Fight Night 29 is upon us whether we like it or not. It’s live and free for all on Fox Sports 1 tonight, so here is a quick primer.   Kicking off the night are bantamweights T.J. ...

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UFN 29 Discussion: Free Mike Pierce!

BRAD: We are in the midst of a great couple months of fights, in terms of relevance, entertainment, and potential cataclysmic shifts at the tops of divisions. The Maia v Shields fight night is no exception, with many top welterweights ...

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Pugilistic Prognoatications: Light Heavyweight!

It’s time for some fight talkin’!  Brad and myself discuss UFC 165 and what could be next for the Jones Gustafsson winner: Larry:  Let me start off by saying that I’m a pretty big Gustafsson fan.  I’ve always liked his ...

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