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Austin Martin

  • joined Aug 07, 2009
  • last login Jul 19, 2014
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Thursday Morning 3rd and Long: Inaugural Edition

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[Editor's Note: Please join me in welcoming Austin to Pats Pulpit as a contributing writer!  Austin already writes on the SB Nation MMA Blog, HeadKickLegend.com and will now be contributing...

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Tonight's Implications for the Future of the 205 Pound Division

Was it a bad decision for Rashad Evans to sit out and wait while Mauricio Rua recovered from knee surgery? From the ease in which the current light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones dispatched...

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Was Dan Henderson's Victory Over Fedor Emelianenko Tainted by TRT?

Late last week I wrote that I believed Dan Henderson's legacy had the most to gain from his fight with Fedor Emelianenko and despite the controversial stoppage (I personally agreed with it) I...

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Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson- Whose Legacy Has the Most to Gain?

This weekend's Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson show has one of the most monumental fights in Mixed Martial Arts' short history on its docket. Period. End of story. However, the hangover of...

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Gilbert Melendez Needs To Be In The UFC, And He Needed To Be Yesterday

  via cdn3.sbnation.com A weird corollary of Nick Diaz's transfer into a championship unification fight against Georges St-Pierre (metaphorically, not actually) is the question posed about the...

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What Would Be Your First UFC Walkout Song?

I had one of those days at work today.  We've all had them, and mine usually end with a long trek home via the local subway.  They also include an iPod, and my favorite moody songs. I used to...

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Sunday Night MMAnic Musings

via cdn2.sbnation.com We now live in a world where information is around every corner and available at the tip of a finger.  This vast amount of data has somewhat evolved the manner of media...

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UFC 132: Questions Answered and Manic Musings

via cdn3.sbnation.com Sorry that these results are so delayed, but as it was a holiday weekend I was only able to watch the fights last night.  Thank goodness for DVR.  I must say, UFC 132...

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21-28: A Possible Unheralded Reason for the Early Conclusion to the Patriot’s 2010- 2011 Season

via cdn3.sbnation.com I don’t think it is a stretch to say that the end of this past season, when our beloved Patriots lost to the brash trash-talking New York Jets and their rotund maestro Rex...

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UFC 132 Pre-fight Questions Round Up: An Argument Against an Early Eulogy for a Fading Star

  via cdn2.sbnation.com   As is sometimes the case in life, I’ve been incredibly busy with work this week and this weekend is a huge holiday, so I did not have enough time this week to break down...

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UFC 132 Pre-fight Questions: Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber Fight for Pride (and a belt)

via cdn2.sbnation.com I feel like I saw Urijah Faber go limp from a stiff Mike Brown shovel punch only three months ago.  And yet, so much has changed in the nearly three year time period since...

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UFC 132 Pre-fight Questions : Carlos Condit and Dong Hyun Kim Fight to Fill Contender Void

  via cdn0.sbnation.com Go back to one week ago.  We were all anticipating a clash of titans between Rick Story and Nate Marquardt, one that would have huge implications for the title picture at...

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UFC 132: Questions and Predictions Part One

via cdn1.sbnation.com   UFC 132 happens this weekend, and shows the distinct difference in talent that the UFC is willing to put on free cards versus sell to the public for PPVs.  While UFC on...

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Image: The Intersection of Sport and Entertainment

  via cdn1.sbnation.com Cheick Guillaume Ouedraogo's back has abs.     Most MMA fans know this man as Cheick Kongo, a name synonymous with a few things depending on how avidly you follow the...

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UFC on Versus 4: Answers and Results

  via cdn1.sbnation.com (These are the compiled questions and predictions I made in Part One and Part Two of my UFC on Versus 4 coverage.) via cdn2.sbnation.com     Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira Q...

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UFC on Versus 4: Questions and Predictions Part Two

  This is the second part of my questions and predictions article, and I think it's safe to say we're all a little more than disappointed that Nate Marquardt will not be making his welterweight...

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UFC on Versus 4: Questions and Predictions Part One

  First off, I would just like to say this is my first written piece as a contributor to Head Kick Legend and I could not be more excited about the opportunity Matt has presented to me.  I have...

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Who Else is excited for Werdum vs. Overeem (Profanity Heavy)

What's that, you say?  Amadeus, that fight already happened? No it didn't.  NO IT FUCKING DID NOT. We (I'm confident I can include all BElitists) were SO excited for this fight to happen.  A...

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Anthony Pettis's Latest Loss a Result of Poor In-Fight Decisions

Clay Guida has 40 MMA fights, and 0 losses via triangle. ZERO. I wish someone had let Anthony Pettis in on that figure, before he spent the majority of his last fight allowing Guida to win on the...

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Pressures and Expectations of a UFC Champion

We've had a few weeks to recover from the hangover of UFC 129, and so far most of the feedback regarding the two champions who competed in the Canadian event has been far from positive.  There are...

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Playing Devil's Advocate: Can Nick Diaz upset Georges St-Pierre?

I know what you're saying in response to this headline.  It's a two word sentence that begins with any expletive and finishes with "no."  But for a second let me slip in to Keanu Reeve's shoes....

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Thoughts on My First Two Months of BJJ Training

  I'm sore and bruised.  My neck got tweaked last night learning how to escape mount with a meatball shaped purple belt riding my chest.  I have abrasions and scratches everywhere. my back and...

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How Significant is Feijao vs. Henderson?

Dan Henderson might be one of the greatest athletes we've ever seen step into multiple arenas of martial arts.  A former Bi-division title holder for the defunct Pride, "Hendo" now has a chance to...

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Alistair Overeem; why it still matters

Too many people are discussing Fedor Emelianenko's loss last night as if he was a shell of his former legend, and calling for the former Pride FC champion to retire.  At 34, should "The Last...

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Overlooking Antonio Silva

Responses to Fedor Emelianenko's underwhelming TKO loss to Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva have primarily been exposes on either the decline of "The Last Emperor" or excuses for the former champion...

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Did We Break Peyton Manning?

Though our victory over the Colts earlier this year was not as dominating as our recent W over the Jets, Patriot Nation still had reason for positivity as our fledging defense was able to create...

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Was Yesterday's Loss a Blessing in Disguise?

I know what you’re thinking.  This stinks.  Losing to Fredo- it stinks. Letting our first 100 yrd rusher tear us up and embarrass us at the end of the game- it stinks.  Letting Colt McCoy go for...

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Un Diaz, Dos Diaz, Rojo Diaz... you get the point

  With his victory over the hard-hitting and accurate-punching KJ Noons on Saturday, a lot of MMA fans and media are left wondering exactly where Nick Diaz stands in the welterweight rankings, and...

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Dear Patriots Senior Management

When you trade Randy Moss, I will become a Houston Texans fan. I hate you for destroying our season by trading Moss away for a pick in a round that we would've gained anyways if he left.  Stop...

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PAY THAT MAN!!

Hi everyone!!  This is my first post on the Pulpit but i've been reading religiously for about a year and I have to say, I am REALLY excited for this year.  First, the effort Pat Chung put out...

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