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Karim Zidan

  • joined Jul 30, 2013
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
  • posts 426
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Karim Zidan was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. Aspirations to become a successful journalist led him to the University of Toronto, where he is completing degrees in Political Science and Economic Development. In 2011, his passion for all things MMA led him to create The Flying Knee MMA as an outlet for aspiring writers to hone their craft. He was also a featured columnist on the MMA Fight Corner.

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  • Tennis John McEnroe, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Grigor Dimitrov
  • EPL Manchester United
Recent Activity
Conor McGregor signs book deal with Gill and MacMillan Books, release date set for autumn 2015
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 3:00p
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson offers his thoughts on the potential Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano fight
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 1:00p
Rory MacDonald and Tarec Saffiedine in preliminary talks to headline UFC Fight Night event in Halifax
Posted on Jul 24 2014, 12:00p
Chris Cariaso may have been training for a different opponent but Demetrious Johnson’s ‘face was always there’
Posted on Jul 23 2014, 6:00p
His name is Anthony Marnell.
Commented on Chael Sonnen handed two-year suspension for failed drug tests, no monetary penalty on Jul 23 2014, 4:14p - 2 replies
Chael Sonnen handed two-year suspension for failed drug tests, no monetary penalty
Posted on Jul 23 2014, 4:07p
Vitor Belfort granted licensure to fight in Nevada, expected to face Chris Weidman in December
Posted on Jul 23 2014, 2:15p
Frustrated Anthony Pettis looking to silence doubters upon return to the octagon
Posted on Jul 23 2014, 1:00p
Dustin Poirier ‘fired up’ about facing Conor McGregor, says he’ll ‘go to the back of the line to clean this guy up’
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 6:00p
Alistair Overeem indicates interest in title fight against Fabricio Werdum, says the Brazilian is ‘tough like a cockroach’
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 3:00p
Amanda Nunes believes win over Cat Zingano will prove she is ready for Ronda Rousey
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 2:00p
Khabib Nurmagomedov to undergo surgery for torn meniscus, expected to remain on the sidelines until January
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 10:55a
Matt Brown: ‘Simple’ and ‘primitive’ training key to my success in the octagon
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 4:00p
Dennis Bermudez admits he is ‘slightly jealous’ of Conor McGregor’s starpower, says he ‘he talks a crazy game’
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 3:00p
UFC Fight Night: Dublin provides record-breaking viewership on Irish network
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 2:00p
Tim Kennedy suggests Vitor Belfort is currently ‘injecting anything that he wants to and loving it’
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 11:30a
Norman Parke interested in headlining a UFC event in Belfast
Posted on Jul 20 2014, 3:00p
Ian McCall to undergo surgery on injured hand following decision victory over Brad Pickett
Posted on Jul 20 2014, 2:00p
Dana White: Conor McGregor reminds me of Ronda Rousey
Posted on Jul 20 2014, 11:00a
Conor McGregor calls his win over Diego Brandao a 'dream'
Posted on Jul 19 2014, 10:38p
Full Video: Dana White post-fight media scrum for UFC Fight Night: Mcregor vs. Brandao
Posted on Jul 19 2014, 10:06p
UFC Fight Night: Dublin - McGregor vs. Brandao full fight video highlights
Posted on Jul 19 2014, 7:49p
UFC Fight Night: Dublin post-fight bonuses: Conor McGregor pockets 50k for knockout win
Posted on Jul 19 2014, 5:52p
UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao - Results and post-fight analysis
Posted on Jul 19 2014, 4:59p
UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao post-fight press conference
Posted on Jul 19 2014, 1:02p
Dana White suggests Weidman vs. Belfort could take place in Brazil
Posted on Jul 18 2014, 9:00p
Norman Parke welcomes the challenge of fighting Conor McGregor but admits they are on ‘different paths’
Posted on Jul 18 2014, 3:00p
Cub Swanson doesn't think Conor McGregor will 'ever be a champion'
Posted on Jul 18 2014, 1:00p
Conor McGregor’s dad reflects on son’s rise, says you ‘can’t put a lid on talent’
Posted on Jul 18 2014, 10:00a
UFC President Dana White believes Diego Brandao will be a ‘tough fight’ for Conor McGregor
Posted on Jul 17 2014, 7:00p
Ian McCall believes the ‘real’ flyweight contender will be determined on Saturday in Dublin
Posted on Jul 17 2014, 6:00p
Conor McGregor's day out in Dublin
Posted on Jul 17 2014, 5:30p
UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller medical suspensions: Six fighters out indefinitely following knockout losses
Posted on Jul 17 2014, 4:00p
Conor McGregor UFC Fight Night 46 pre-fight workout video
Posted on Jul 17 2014, 11:30a
Conor McGregor believes Diego Brandao was ‘already cut without being told he was cut’
Posted on Jul 17 2014, 9:00a
UFC Fight Night: Atlantic City - Cerrone vs. Miller full fight video highlights
Posted on Jul 17 2014, 1:34a
UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller post-fight bonuses - Cerrone pockets 50k for head-kick KO
Posted on Jul 17 2014, 12:31a
He is out for 10 months though so that is closer to a year. Won't see him before April/May 2015
Commented on Shoulder surgery sidelines James Te Huna until 2015 on Jul 16 2014, 3:17p
Shoulder surgery sidelines James Te Huna until 2015
Posted on Jul 16 2014, 2:00p
Dana White excited to see Holly Holm in the UFC but says ‘there are a lot of questions about her ground game’
Posted on Jul 16 2014, 11:11a
Alistair Overeem won’t underestimate Ben Rothwell but believes fight with Junior dos Santos may be on the horizon
Posted on Jul 16 2014, 9:00a
UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller post-fight press conference
Posted on Jul 15 2014, 11:05p
Big fights like that get their own post. Thank though
Commented on UFC fight bookings roundup: 7/8 – 7/15 on Jul 15 2014, 10:00p - 1 reply
UFC fight bookings roundup: 7/8 – 7/15
Posted on Jul 15 2014, 6:00p
Manager says Stefan Struve ‘definitely wants to fight,’ expects him to return ‘sooner than later’
Posted on Jul 14 2014, 9:00p
Pat Curran to rematch Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire at Bellator 123 in September
Posted on Jul 14 2014, 3:00p
Thank you for that! Fixed now.
Commented on Shinya Aoki was ‘disappointed’ with physical conditioning in featherweight debut, excited to return to 155lb in Dubai on Jul 14 2014, 10:34a
Shinya Aoki was ‘disappointed’ with physical conditioning in featherweight debut, excited to return to 155lb in Dubai
Posted on Jul 14 2014, 9:00a
Tarec Saffiedine looking at fall return to the octagon, wants Rory MacDonald next
Posted on Jul 13 2014, 4:00p
Rafael Cordeiro: ‘Werdum has what it takes to submit or knock Cain Vealsquez out’
Posted on Jul 13 2014, 2:30p
South Africa’s Boxing Commission forbids boxers from competing in MMA
Posted on Jul 13 2014, 9:00a
Anderson Silva has message for his fellow countrymen ahead of Brazil vs. Netherlands FIFA World Cup match: ‘Raise your heads’
Posted on Jul 12 2014, 3:00p
Canelo vs. Lara live fight online, fight time, live streaming results Showtime Boxing PPV July 12
Posted on Jul 12 2014, 12:00p
Tom Wright believes Jones-Gustafsson title fight move to Las Vegas was a ‘realistic’ decision
Posted on Jul 12 2014, 11:30a
BJJ world champion Talita Nogueira in talks with the UFC, says maybe she’ll defeat Rousey with an armbar
Posted on Jul 12 2014, 10:00a
Dana White rekindles contract negotiations with Gina Carano, says he is going to ‘get that f---ing thing done’
Posted on Jul 12 2014, 9:00a
Michelle Waterson on headlining Invicta FC 8 on Fight Pass: ‘My heart is screaming at the top of its lungs’
Posted on Jul 11 2014, 6:00p
Michael Johnson injured, Bobby Green in against Josh Thomson at UFC on Fox 12
Posted on Jul 11 2014, 5:20p
The MMA Beat on UFC 176 cancellation, BJ Penn's retirement and Conor McGregor
Posted on Jul 11 2014, 4:00p
The transcription was taken from MMAMania.com just as I cited.
Commented on Rashad Evans explains interest in WWE, says he wants a deal that won’t be ‘disrespectful to his legacy in the UFC’ on Jul 11 2014, 1:28p
Rashad Evans explains interest in WWE, says he wants a deal that won’t be ‘disrespectful to his legacy in the UFC’
Posted on Jul 11 2014, 1:00p
John Dodson undergoes ACL surgery, out until 2015
Posted on Jul 10 2014, 9:00p
Frankie Edgar wants Cub Swanson next, Swanson wants title shot
Posted on Jul 10 2014, 5:00p
Coach Ray Elbe on Al Batal season 2: ‘The show’s fights won't be the only fireworks'
Posted on Jul 10 2014, 12:00p
UFC 175 and TUF 19 prelims pull strong ratings
Posted on Jul 10 2014, 9:30a
Bryan Caraway on next opponent: ‘There’s been talks of possibly Michael McDonald or Raphael Assuncao’
Posted on Jul 9 2014, 6:00p
Chael Sonnen offers official response to NSAC’s amended complaint
Posted on Jul 9 2014, 5:00p
Khabib Nurmagomedov uncertain about next opponent, expects the winner between Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller
Posted on Jul 9 2014, 2:00p
UFC fight bookings roundup: 7/1–7/8
Posted on Jul 8 2014, 6:00p
Video: Legends of Cage Warriors – Rosi Sexton
Posted on Jul 8 2014, 2:00p
Ronda Rousey isn’t a ‘game changer’ for women’s sports; many have come before her
Posted on Jul 8 2014, 9:00a
Robert Drysdale not concerned about TRT ban: ‘I wasn’t on it long enough to feel an effect’
Posted on Jul 7 2014, 4:00p
Ray Longo advises Vitor Belfort to ‘man up’ and ‘play by the rules’ if he wants to face Chris Weidman
Posted on Jul 7 2014, 2:00p
TUF 19 Finale post-fight show with Ariel Helwani, Chuck Mindenhall and Dave Doyle
Posted on Jul 7 2014, 12:30p
TUF 19 results recap: Franke Edgar vs. BJ Penn
Posted on Jul 7 2014, 6:00a
TUF 19 Finale results recap: Eddie Gordon vs. Dhiego Lima and Corey Anderson vs. Matt Van Buren
Posted on Jul 7 2014, 5:00a
UFC 175 results recap: Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida
Posted on Jul 7 2014, 4:00a
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