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John S. Nash

  • joined Jul 30, 2009
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
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Wrestling With The Past: Gotch Versus Hackenschmidt, 'The Event Of The Century'

101 years ago, Frank Gotch and George Hackenschmidt competed in what was the most important match in the history of professional wrestling.

The Olympic History of Catch Wrestling

The Martial Chronicles looks at the forgotten history of Catch-As-Catch-Can at the Summer Games

Wrestling With The Past: The Toughest Of Them All, Tom Jenkins

Celebrating the 140th anniversary of the birth of former catch-as-catch-can wrestling champ, and one of the toughest men to ever walk the earth, "Rough" Tom Jenkins.

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Wrestling With The Past: The Toughest Of Them All, Tom Jenkins

Celebrating the 140th anniversary of the birth of former catch-as-catch-can wrestling champ, and one of the toughest men to ever walk the earth, "Rough" Tom Jenkins.

Wrestling With The Past: Remembering The Forgotten Karl Gotch

A look back at the incredibly influential career of "The God of Wrestling" Karl Gotch.

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Wrestling WIth The Past: Remembering The Forgotten Karl Gotch

A look back at the incredibly influential career of "The God of Wrestling" Karl Gotch.

Trial By Combat; or, Dog Fight

John "Nottheface" Nash tells a story of an epic battle between man and beast.

The Martial Arts of the Dark Knight part 2

With the recent release of The Dark Knight Rises, we continue our investigation into the fighting disciplines of the Caped Crusader with part 3 of BAM! POW! ZAP! Holy MMA Batman! The Martial Arts of the Dark Knight.

The Martial Arts of the Dark Knight - Part 2

Before The Dark Knight Rises, we continue our investigation into the fighting disciplines of the Caped Crusader with part 2 of BAM! POW! ZAP! Holy MMA Batman! The Martial Arts of the Dark Knight.

The martial arts of the Batman part 1

Getting ready to see the Dark Knight RIses? Curious as to how good a fighter Batman really is? Then Check out part 1 of "BAM! POW! ZAP! Holy MMA, Batman! The Martial Arts of the Dark Knight"

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The Martial Chronicles: The Fight of the Century

Since this obviously deals with boxing I thought I'd cross-post this Martial Chronicle from its usual Bloody Elbow spot. While the story is probably adds nothing new for many fight fans here,...

Johnson-Jeffries and the Match of the Century.

Check out a little July 4th combat sports history via the best storyteller in the business, John Nash.

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Wrestling With The Past: The Legacy Of Ed 'The Strangler' Lewis

A brief look at the life and legacy of professional wrestling legend Ed 'The Strangler" Lewis.

Wrestling With The Past: The Legacy Of Ed 'The Strangler" Lewis

Over at Cageside Seats I posted a brief bio in tribute to Ed "The Strangler" Lewis who would have turned 122 today. Check it out.

Wrestling With The Past: The Legacy Of Ed 'The Strangler' Lewis

Taking a look back at the life and legacy of Ed "Strangler" Lewis.

Why the Baddest Man on the Planet's a Pro Wrestler

Think Junior Dos Santos is the "Baddest Man on the Planet"? Sorry but that title and boxing's lineal title belong to someone else. The Martial Chronicles: Why CM Punk Is 'The Baddest Man On The Planet'. What?

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Who Here Wants To Buy A Nottheface Ebook? Honestly?

A call to action: who wants to buy a nottheface ebook on the history of MMA?

Before Fighting Was Ultimate It Was Super

Would you be a fan of the UFC is it was called Super instead of Ultimate? The forgotten but true story of the first MMA league in the United States. The Martial Chronicles: Before Fighting was Ultimate It was Super

The Martial Chronicles: The Last Shoot

Ahead of tonight's Strikeforce main event pitting a Catch Wrestler against an Olympic Wrestler in Josh Barnett vs Daniel Cormier (respectively), Bloody Elbow's John Nash continues his series and gives us a history lesson of an era when Professional W

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Nottheface's The Martial Chronicles: The Origins of Mixed Martial Arts - the Brazilian Connection

If there is one aspect of boxing that fans of mixed martial arts can be forgiven for being envious of it is the long and rich history it holds over its sibling. Theirs is a tradition that can...

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Nottheface's The Martial Chronicles: Jiu-Jitsu Conquers Australia

The story of the early origins of mixed martial arts is one that is intertwined with that of jujutsu's. Wherever jujutsu landed during its migration from Japan to the Western World a similar...

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Nottheface's The Martial Chronicles: Fighting Like a Girl

In the wake of Ronda Rousey's thrilling - and vicious - victory over Miesha Tate, one wouldn't be faulted for thinking that WMMA has arrived. That the sport had final won over all its detractors...

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Nottheface's Martial Chronicles: Jiu-Jitsu Brings Mixed Martial Arts to Brazil

As the UFC plans to visit Brazil again this weekend I thought it would be interesting to examine some of Brazil's rich history involving mixed martial arts. Kid Nate has already chronicled the f...

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5 Predictions for 2012

It is a tradition of sorts amongst hack writers looking for material to ring in the New Year with a list of predictions for the next 12 months. Buttressed by my string of success in fight...

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The Martial Chronicles: Why Mixed Martial Arts is Really Nothing More Than Professional Wrestling

I have been taken back by the amount of vitriol expressed in the comments of Matt Roth’s recent stories examining Brock Lesnar’s career in professional wrestling. While a lack of interest with...

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The Martial Chronicles: Glima, the Ju-Jitsu of Iceland

Since a recent (and very interesting) fanpost on the martial arts of the Viking era has brought attention to the Scandinavian wrestling style known as glima I thought I might be able to add...

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The Pugilist: Nick Diaz, Daniel Mendoza, and the Sweet Science of Bruising

While this Head Kick Legend fanpost mostly deals with mixed martial arts, it also includes a good deal of early prizefighting history, which I thought some of the readers here might fight...

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The Pugilist: Nick Diaz, Daniel Mendoza, and the Sweet Science of Bruising

    There seems to be some confusion amongst fans as to how one should regard Nick Diaz’s "boxing". For many, it seems incongruent for him to be labeled the best boxer in MMA...

SBNation Owner Vox Media Purchases MMAFighting from AOL

According to Cage Potato, the rumored purchase of MMAFighting has come to pass. The new owner is Vox Media, who of course is the parent company of SBNation and Bloody Elbow. I doubt this news stifles the rumors that Mike Fagan's release was tied to Ariel Helwani.

Judge Orders Sanctions Against Fertittas In Xyience Case

"A federal bankruptcy judge has ordered sanctions against Fertitta Enterprises for failing to turn over e-mails from its chief financial officer suggesting the firm might have had a hand in the bankruptcy of sport-drink maker Xyience. The Fertittas, Las Vegas gambling tycoons who also own the Ultimate Fighting Championship franchise, are accused by the trustee of bankrupt Xyience of lending the firm $12 million at a time of crisis and then using the loan to strip the company’s assets from its shareholders."
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