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The 99% Chronicles: Why Anderson Silva Should Retire

At UFC 162, Chris Weidman, as the saying goes, 'shocked the world' by knocking out living MMA legend Anderson Silva. In truth, while the mode of victory was definitely astonishing, judging by the...

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The Divination Chronicles: Is Anderson Silva Too Old to Beat Chris Weidman?

Anderson Silva is 38 years old. Muhammad Ali was also 38 when his illustrious career was decisively ended by a strapping Larry Holmes, who was fighting with youth as his ally. The Wheel of...

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The Ringmaster Chronicles: Sixteen Questions for Anderson Silva

The Circus is in town. As UFC 162 approaches like a gathering storm, the MMA universe is agog with the fevered anticipation of a momentous event. At the eye of the coming hurricane is living...

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The Judo Chronicles: Clinch-Fighting Against The Cage

When Ryan Jimmo locked horns with Igor Pokrajac at UFC 161, the results were less than exhilarating. In fact, so thin was the entertainment gruel served up in the fight, that UFC President Dana...

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The Karate Chronicles: Vitor Belfort's Real Secret Weapon

After Vitor Belfort visited a mighty and victorious kick upon Luke Rockhold at UFC on FX 8, the MMAsphere was agog. Voluble debate and bloviation fixated on whether Vitor's Testosterone...

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The Virility Chronicles: Testosterone and The Failure to Launch

Testosterone is God's wonder drug. When He pottered into his celestial laboratory to concoct it, His eyes were aflame with the excitement of possibility. His finest creation was about to become...

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The Crowdsourcing Chronicles: Jon Jones and The Internet Sensei

Consider this: At the press conference following his last fight, The Korean Zombie imprecated the UFC to stage more events in Asia, specifically his home country of Korea, because as he...

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The Canard Chronicles: Three Grappling Myths Exposed

Most martial arts have a quasi-religious dimension to them. This is manifest not only in the exploration of our spiritual depths through meditation and philosophy, but also from the time-honored...

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The Counterpunch Chronicles: Striking for The Finish

Yesternight, the fabric of the universe was torn asunder. Cats slithered on their backs, pigs soared on angel wings, and Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao. After their astonishment...

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The Bandwagon Chronicles: The Annihilation of B.J. Penn

It used to be widely believed among the medical profession that women had fewer ribs and teeth than men. Medical literature and popular opinion held these to be sacred facts. The source of these...

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The Claustrophobia Chronicles: Personal Journeys in Martial Arts

I'm claustrophobic. I first realized this in unforgettable fashion when I was about ten years old. My brothers and I had just watched a TV show about an escapologist. The modern-day Houdini had...

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The Boadicea Chronicles: In Praise of Miesha Tate

I never liked Miesha Tate much. When I first learned of her, I lumped her among the mass of mediocre MMA fighters who had achieved prominence only because they swam in a shallow talent pool. She...

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The Nirvana Chronicles: Meditation in MMA

As men and martial artists, Lyoto Machida and Jon Jones appear to be from different worlds. Machida is the poster boy for traditional martial arts: the son of a Japanese Shotokan Karate master,...

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The Thousand Word Chronicles: Your Favorite MMA Photos.

Time was a photograph was a rare and special thing. In the pre-digital era, photos were expensive to create, and therefore uncommon and valuable. Videos were rarer still, which meant that good...

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The Underdog Chronicles: How Stephan Bonnar can Beat Anderson Silva

Some men hunt vampires. Others chase storms. I like to ambush and derail bandwagons. And when I saw that oddsmakers and MMA pundits had set ridiculous odds against Stephan Bonnar defeating A...

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The Grappler Chronicles: Dominant Sides in Grappling. A Ronda Rousey Case Study.

Photo credit: Greg Bartram - US PRESSWIRE. In my Karate career, I learned to disregard the notion of having a dominant side. In keeping with the philosophy of Karate-do as an unending path to...

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A Sort of Training Diary: A Karateka in BJJ

Today, I had my first BJJ class, and it was by accident. While the memories (and aches and pains) are still fresh, I thought I'd share them. It might interest those considering doing something new...

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The Karate Chronicles- A Case Study

Back to the basics. From time to time, I hanker after a dose of quality combat striking, and trawl YouTube for exciting Karate matches. It feels good to see punches that don't loop wildly, and...

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In The Case of The People vs. UFC 151

Court is now in session. The SBNation MMA community is presiding in the case of The People vs. UFC 151. In the aftermath of the trouble, upheaval, unrest and controversy visited upon the MMA...

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Introducing Kyu: A New MMA Comic

As a young grasshopper, I loved two things: comics and martial arts. And being that sort of grasshopper, I wasn't content to indulge my love from the sidelines. As a callow whippersnapper, I drew...

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The Armbar Chronicles: In Defense of the One-trick Pony.

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." -Bruce Lee The most common error in business or statistical forecasting...

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Whither The UFC's Ranking System?

UFC fight press conferences generally aren't known for the quality of the fielded questions. However, a recent presser threw up one hidden gem. One perspicacious chap asked UFC Grand Poobah Dana...

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Ashi Barai the Foot Sweep: Judo and Karate's Love Child

Judo and Karate have more than white gis, colored belts and Japanese origins in common. Back in the mists of time, they also shared many common techniques, and still mirror each other's etiquette,...

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Fedor: Reflections on Greatness.

On October 2nd 1980, Larry Holmes gave Muhammad Ali the beating of his career. To this day, it is one fight (along with Ali's later loss to Trevor Berbick) that I and millions of boxing fans...

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Fedor: Reflections on Greatness

On October 2nd 1980, Larry Holmes gave Muhammad Ali the beating of his career. To this day, it is one fight (along with Ali's later loss to Trevor Berbick) that I and millions of boxing fans...

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An End To Bad Judging: A Better Scoring System for MMA Fights

UFC President Dana White is frequently apoplectic due to what he perceives to be bad judging in MMA. He is not alone. Many a furious fan has had cause to invoke pestilence upon the head of...

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