MMA Campfire Tales

MMA Campfire Tales: Phil Baroni

It was May 10th, 2002. The fully regulated sport of MMA was just starting to emerge from the darkness of straight-to-video hell, prompting me to throw away my membership to Video Thunder and find a friend with cable television. While the spectacle of yesteryear was now just a wonderful bloody memory, the legitimate sport had evolved and attracted legitimate athletes to its banner in droves. Elite wrestlers in particular could now use their skills for something that actually paid money, and didn't involve touring the Midwest 350 days a year being suplexed by evil clowns, or managed by guys carrying tennis rackets or bullhorns.

Watch Dream 18 / Glory 4 Stream Live Right Here

As the apple drops in the big apple, Dream 18 and Glory 4 will be taking place in Tokyo with some great MMA and Kickboxing. The Dream portion of the show will feature seven MMA bouts including lightweight champion Shinya Aoki vs. Antonio Mckee. The highlight of the Glory portion will be an eight man, one night heavyweight kickboxing Grand Slam.

The Highs and Lows of ONE FC: Pride of a Nation

Asia’s largest MMA promotion, ONE FC held the largest event in the Philippines yesterday inside the Smart Araneta in Manila. The night of action featured local heroes Eduard Folayang and Eric Kelly in separate bouts as well as the ONE FC debut of Bibiano Fernandes. The card was also filled with several former UFC stars, including Phil Baroni, Jens Pulver, Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia.