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ROOTS OF MMA: BOXING

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Roots of MMA: Boxing  In the early 19th century, the world’s first star sports writer, Pierce Egan, called boxing “the sweet science of bruising”.  It was a century-old sport that was a major, if illicit, part of English sporting life along with horse racing, cockfighting and cricket.  The English prize ring was the crucible of […]

MCGREGOR VS MAYWEATHER: SHOULD IT HAPPEN?

GOLDEN ERA GREATS

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Golden Era Greats Muay Thai has really come to the world’s attention due to it’s application in MMA. Before the global glory, a group of incredible competitors fought in the great arenas of Thailand. Mostly Thais, with a few notable pioneers from Europe, the Golden Era Greats will be showcased in this new series. The […]

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FAMOUS FIGHT QUOTES: MIKE TYSON

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Famous Fight Quotes: Mike Tyson In the third instalment of Famous Fight Quotes, we look at one one of the most controversial, yet most respected fighters in the history of boxing.  Iron Mike Tyson was known for saying some pretty off the wall stuff, but rather than concentrate on the weirdness, let’s look at the man […]

ROOTS OF MMA: BOXING

ROOTS OF MMA: MUAY THAI

Tom Billinge
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Roots of MMA: Muay Thai While “The West” has known about Thai boxing ever since the Europeans first visited the Kingdom of Siam hundreds of years ago, the “Art of 8 Limbs” has really came to prominence in the last few decades.  With Muay Thai quickly establishing itself as a necessary part of the standup […]

BRAD PICKETT: UK MMA PIONEER

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Brad Pickett UK MMA Pioneer Brad “One Punch” Pickett’s credentials can never be doubted.  The former Cage Rage UK Featherweight Champion and UFC Bantamweight contender is a legend of the game.  He has fought in four weight divisions and recently come out of retirement to fight once again on the Russian Absolute Championship Berkut promotion.  […]