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John S. Nash

  • joined Jul 30, 2009
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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

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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...

The Martial Chronicles: The Last Shoot

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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...

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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 when...

SBNation Owner Vox Media Purchases MMAFighting from AOL

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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

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"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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The Forgotten Golden Age of Mixed Martial Arts – Part IV: Ultimate Fighting of the Belle Époque

This is part four in a four part series shining a gas light on the forgotten golden age of mixed martial arts that existed during the Belle Époque.

The Culinary Workers Union Fires Back at the UFC; Dana White Provides the Ammo If you want to read...

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The Culinary Workers Union Fires Back at the UFC; Dana White Provides the Ammo If you want to read such Dana White gems as "Hey, you're the one with the gay-colored phone. Don't be fucking with me." then I recommend visiting the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226's new blog unfitforchildren.org HT: @MMASUPREMACY
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The Martial Chronicles: Tonight in Strikeforce Roger Gracie Continues the Family Tradition by Facing King Mo

When Roger Gracie meets "King" Mohammed Lawal tonight as part of the undercard for the Strikeforce Grand Prix Semifinals he will be carrying on a family tradition and rekindling a rivalry that...

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Strikeforce: DOA

"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure's of Sherlock Holmes Zuffa is lucky if nothing else. How else to explain the recent turn of events...

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The Forgotten Golden Age of Mixed Martial Arts - Part III: Sherlock Holmes, Les Apaches, and the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence

Check out part 3 of the series, 'The Lost Golden Age of Martial Arts', that talks about Sherlock Holmes, Les Apaches, and the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence.

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The UFC Post-Peak: the Brock Bubble has Burst

Brock Lesnar was single-handedly responsible for the UFC's growth since entering the promotion.

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Judge's Summary in M-1 vs Affliction Case Lifts the Veil On Doing Business with Fedor

To fans of the UFC and mixed martial arts the business-side of the sport can seem  downright mystifying. Any and all dealings are apparently performed in the shadows: pay is rarely discussed,...

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This Thing Called Ultimate Fighting: Sport of the Future or Passing Fad?

Yesterday, June 19th marked the seventh anniversary of my friend’s wedding.  I remember the day well: a beautiful ceremony in the Pacific Palisades on a hillside overlooking the ocean, presided...

Marvin Hagler turned 57 today and in his honor this video of "The War" between him and Tommy...

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Marvin Hagler turned 57 today and in his honor this video of "The War" between him and Tommy "Hitman" Hearns is making the rounds. If you've never seen it you are a horrible, horrible person. Truly. Happy Birthday Marvin Hagler!

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What's Keeping MMA Out of New York? Is It the Unions Going After the UFC, or is It the Lack of a Union in the UFC?

Most fans of mixed martial arts are well aware of the many efforts Zuffa and the UFC have put forth to get the sport legalized in the state of New York. Press conferences and rallies have been...

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How the Hell Does Shields Win this Fight?

  What a difference a year makes, or for that matter even six months. If Georges St-Pierre vs Jake Shields had been made back in October of 2010, I imagine many, both pundits and public, would be...

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Again with the Boxing vs. MMA Pay Comparison

Recently ESPN released a list of the best-paid athletes in 30 sports, sparking a discussion about the pay difference between Brock Lesnar and Manny Pacquiao, the two leaders in their respective...

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Payouts for Saturday Night's Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley and Action Heroes Cards

MMA Fighting has the Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley payouts from the California State Athletic Commission. Showtime BoutsNick Diaz, $175,000 def. Paul Daley, $65,000Gilbert Melendez, $150,000 def. T...

Strikeforce's New Owners Begin Implementing Their "Professional Journalism Policies"

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Cage Potato is reporting that Forza, LLC (better known as Zuffa) is beginning to impose STRIKEFORCE PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM POLICIES. The first casualty: Eddie Goldman.

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Sorry to Ruin the Party, but Zuffa Buying Strikeforce Might Not Be So Great

Wow. I mean... wow. I'm still trying to comprehend the video Nick Thomas posted this morning of Dana White informing Ariel Helwani that they had purchased Strikeforce. At first I had to question if...

NSAC Eliminates Out-of-Competition Drug Testing

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According to MMAJunkie.com: In fiscal year 2010-2011, there is no money in the NSAC's budget for out-of-competition drug testing, though athletes are still tested either the day prior to an event or immediately following it, and sometimes both. The enforcement gap has nevertheless prompted the commission to get creative in coming up with the money to reinstate the program. One solution expected to be addressed at a meeting early next month is to draw a portion of funds from the amateur combative sports program, which pays for some of the safety and administrative costs associated with amateur boxing, kickboxing and MMA. The program is funded by a "ticket fee" assessed by the NSAC at professional events that is separate from the commission's live gate fee, which takes a percentage of the money generated by ticket sales. The ticket fee amounts to .50 per ticket with live gates totaling less than $1 million, and $1 per ticket above that figure. HT: MMAPAYOUT

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