The Fight Report: Bellator 114

Bellator goes high altitude for a title fight, as well as the semi-finals of their Featherweight and Middleweight tournaments at Bellator 114. While this is going down in Utah, the vibe is decidedly New England, with Brennan Ward, contesting for the Middleweight strap, and Desmond Green and Matt Bessette fighting on opposite sides of the Featherweight bracket.

Recapping UFC Fight Night 38

Last night’s UFC Fight Night 38 was a very bizarre night of fights in Brazil. Nearly every underdog took home the win while points were being deducted against non-Brazilian's left and right. With an arena that doesn't have air conditioning; the fights inside the cage were horrifically exhausting, making for some awful performances, sprinkled with spectacular finishes.
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MMA Campfire Tales Presents: Hip Show

If you know me and what I'm about, you understand my begrudging acceptance of today's MMA. Once the headbutts were taken away and you couldn't grind the heel of your sneaker on a man's face, the sport began to take a turn towards main stream acceptance, yet lost the grit of reality combat. While the changes to the rules allowed the sport to reach larger audiences and become an international phenomenon, the original purpose was cast aside as it became a sport focused around manipulating rules, cutting weight and huge corporate sponsorships.