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Karim Zidan

  • joined Jul 30, 2013
  • last login Jul 31, 2014
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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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Recent Activity
Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie grappling match set for ADCC 2015
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 3:00p
Donald Cerrone frustrated after three failed attempts to schedule bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 12:00p
Cesar Gracie scoffs at size difference between Silva and Diaz, says Anderson’s ‘chin is not the same anymore’
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 11:00a
Rickson Gracie: Brazilian jiu-jitsu only martial art that ‘translates in real life’
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 10:00a
Royce Gracie is ‘not against’ WMMA even though he likes his ‘girls delicate’
Posted on Jul 30 2014, 10:50p
Healthy Johny Hendricks nearing 100 percent again, thrilled to face Robbie Lawler with two arms this time around
Posted on Jul 30 2014, 2:00p
Alexander Gustafsson says knee injury is ‘not very serious’ and will only keep him on the sidelines for a ‘few weeks’
Posted on Jul 30 2014, 1:00p
Nick Diaz enthusiastic about Anderson Silva fight, says ‘kickboxers that aren’t wrestlers are a really good match-up’ for him
Posted on Jul 30 2014, 12:00p
Dana White: If Nick Diaz beats Anderson Silva he could fight for a title
Posted on Jul 30 2014, 11:06a
Rashad Evans not interested in Anthony Johnson bout: 'We fight more than the UFC can pay us'
Posted on Jul 29 2014, 9:00p
Diego Sanchez suggests potential move to featherweight to face Conor McGregor
Posted on Jul 29 2014, 7:00p
UFC fight bookings roundup: 7/15 – 7/29
Posted on Jul 29 2014, 6:00p
Wanderlei Silva believes Chael Sonnen fight may still eventually happen, says he ‘retired just for now’
Posted on Jul 29 2014, 1:00p
Ronda Rousey featured in espnW's short documentary series 'Nine for IX Shorts'
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 3:00p
Dennis Bermudez: ‘Realistically, I want the title shot’
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 1:30p
UFC on FOX 12 results recap: Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 3:00a
UFC on FOX 12 results recap: Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Posted on Jul 28 2014, 2:00a
UFC on FOX 13 scheduled for December 13 in Phoenix
Posted on Jul 27 2014, 11:00a
Video: Dennis Bermudez and Patrick Cummins recap UFC on FOX 12
Posted on Jul 27 2014, 10:30a
Dana White: Anthony Johnson needs another fight before contender status
Posted on Jul 27 2014, 10:00a
UFC on FOX 12 post-fight show with Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle
Posted on Jul 27 2014, 9:16a
UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown full fight video highlights
Posted on Jul 26 2014, 11:17p
UFC on FOX 12: Johnson vs. Nogueira full fight video highlights
Posted on Jul 26 2014, 11:16p
UFC on FOX 12 post-fight bonuses: Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown win ‘Fight of the Night’ honours
Posted on Jul 26 2014, 10:52p
Josh Thomson not looking at retirement just yet: ‘I’ve got another good fight in me after this one’
Posted on Jul 26 2014, 1:00p
UFC on FOX 12 preview show with Ariel Helwani and Dave Meltzer
Posted on Jul 26 2014, 10:30a
Anthony Johnson won’t underestimate Rogerio Nogueira on Saturday night, says ‘age is just a number’
Posted on Jul 26 2014, 10:00a
UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Brown post-fight press conference
Posted on Jul 25 2014, 11:34p
Robbie Lawler: Matt Brown’s win streak is ‘impressive’ but I’m just ‘excelling’
Posted on Jul 25 2014, 2:00p
Matt Brown: If Robbie Lawler goes for body shots he will ‘pay the price’
Posted on Jul 25 2014, 1:00p
Nick Diaz interested in Anderson Silva fight but would also like to ‘fight for a title’
Posted on Jul 25 2014, 11:00a
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
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