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ROOTS OF MMA: BOXING

Tom Billinge
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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?

FAMOUS FIGHT QUOTES: MIKE TYSON

Tom Billinge
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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

BEYOND BOXING: TEAM ALPHA MALES JOEY RODRIGUEZ

Alex Wright
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Beyond Boxing: Coach Joey Rodriguez In 2002 when I first experienced transferring the skills I’d learned during years of boxing and traditional martial arts training, to the new sport that was taking over… MMA, the landscape of Mixed Martial Arts was very different in many ways. Names like Matt Hughes, Tito Ortiz, Jens Pulver and Rico Rodriguez were dominating […]