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Mr. Reynolds

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Kingdom - trailer

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Trailer for mixed martial arts drama series that will premiere on DirecTV October 8th. Stars: Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Nick Jonas and Joanna Going

Wrestling Was Fixed, Even in Ancient Rome

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Smithsonian Magazine - "New analysis of an ancient document reveals classical roots of fake wrestling"

Cuba Gooding Jr Developing Boxing Comedy

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"Cuba Gooding Jr has closed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV to develop a single-camera half-hour comedy set in an old-school boxing gym…...Based on Gooding’s love of boxing, the series is set in a gym in a newly gentrified neighborhood where hard-core boxers, weekend warriors and soccer moms gather to practice."

Joe Dorsey’s Big Fight: How An Unknown Boxer Knocked Out Segregation In Louisiana

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Article from Buzzfeed - "In 1955, an African-American boxer in New Orleans named Joe Dorsey sued the state of Louisiana for the right to fight against white opponents. What started out as a chance to advance his career wound up changing sports and culture in the state forever."

‘Southpaw’ Adds Ex-Champ Victor Ortiz To ‘Southpaw’ Cast

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Via Deadline: "Former world welterweight champion boxer-turned-actor Victor Ortiz has been added to a cast that has Jake Gyllenhaal starring with Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker. Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter wrote the script. Ortiz signed on to portray Ramone, a flyweight kid from the streets with real sparring potential."

Michael & Bruce Buffer

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Real Sports - May 20 2014

Michael & Bruce Buffer

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Story on the next Real Sports (May 20)

Vice: The British Wrestler

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'VICE looks at the UK's underground wrestling scene, from the community centres of Plymouth to the streets of Glasgow. A far cry from the now faded memories of terrestrial TV's World Of Sport and even further from the glitz and glamour of the stateside WWE, Brits across the country have been escaping the banality of their everyday lives by moonlighting as pro-wrestlers in the largely unheard scene of today.'

The Fire Inside: The Timothy Bradley Story

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(A KnockoutNation.com Original Documentary)

Boxers and Ballerinas

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An exhibition in New York of photographer John Goodman's black & white images. From the New York Review of Books article (check that link for some photos): "In his essay accompanying the exhibition’s catalog, The Times Square Gym, the journalist Pete Hamill explains that the "mysterious quality" that motivates boxers is not merely "courage," but rather "the willingness to endure punishment in order to inflict it." Dancers, likewise, "endure punishment" in order to create beauty. Goodman’s photographs capture both dancers and boxers stretching, crouching, gazing exhausted into space, fixing shoes and gloves—those respective curiosities that both protect their wearers at their crucial points of contact, while enabling them to blast through the barriers of gravity, of flesh, in their momentary spurts of exertion."

Fight Church - trailer

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Via Deadline: "The feature-length docu tracks MMA-fighting pastors who blend bruising battle in the octagon with their teachings of The Bible, as well as those within the faith community who question such a union of Christianity and violence. Pic also features interviews with pro fighters Benson Henderson and Jon Jones and is produced by Eben Kostbar and Joseph McKelheer."

Ultimate Fighting and Ultimate Ethics

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Article in the latest Christianity Today magazine.

Ju Kun - martial arts expert - among missing on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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"Among the passengers missing and believed to have perished on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is Ju Kun, the veteran martial arts expert and assistant martial arts choreographer on Marco Polo, the Netflix/The Weinstein Company series pilot that is scheduled to begin production in three weeks. The 35-year old stuntman had completed a day of training and choreography and made a quick trip from Pinewood Studios in Malaysia to his home in Beijing, which was why he boarded the flight that disappeared 35,000 feet over Vietnam."

Hit Maker -- Fight scenes, physical theatre, and "Rocky."

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It's currently behind a paywall but I'll draw your attention towards this article in the latest New Yorker anyway. Joan Acocella has a lengthy piece about the upcoming musical 'Rocky', a look behind the fight choreography and a man helping to make it happen, 'movement director' Steven Hoggett. "In Rocky, Hoggett had an additional task. He had to design a fight that, to people not involved in the profession, would look more or less like the real thing. And unlike filmed boxing, where the cameras can do a lot for you, his fight had to look real from right, left, and centre: everywhere the audience would be. Therefore the men did have to hit each other." The whole article is worth seeking out.

Antoine Fuqua Closes Deal To Direct (boxing film) ‘Southpaw,’ Jake Gyllenhaal Set To Star

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"Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen) has chosen his next film. He will direct Southpaw, a drama set in the boxing world with Jake Gyllenhaal now set to star as welterweight champion who rises in his profession while his personal life falls apart. The picture, financed by The Weinstein Co., will start before the cameras this summer from a script by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, The Shield). Fuqua was looking at a number of different projects to helm but decided on Southpaw. His deal closed last night….This is a movie that could include some breakthrough performances as the script plays to cultural diversity."

Miguel Cotto gets front row seats to the Michelle Rodriguez And Cara Delevingne show

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At last night's Knicks game. More pictures here - http://www.uproxx.com/sports/2014/01/michelle-rodriguez-cara-delevingne-way-much-fun-knicks-game/#page/1

As concussion controversy rages, boxing writers look in the mirror

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Article in the latest Columbia Journalism Review examining the realities of the fight game and our attraction to it.

Meet the "Golden Boy" of the Growing Asian Combat Sport of Muay Thai

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Profile of Nick Chasteen (Lion Fight fighter) in the Phoenix New Times.

Fallon Fox: The Toughest Woman in Sports

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In the January GQ - "For five hard but rewarding years, Fallon Fox worked toward her destiny of going pro as an MMA fighter—and no one knew she'd once been a man. But then she was outed as transgender, and soon her opponents were playing "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" before she entered the arena. NANCY HASS follows the controversial Fox as she kicks, claws, clinches, sweeps, and scraps her way through the MMA world. And that's before she even gets in the cage."

Conrad Black's conversation with George Chuvalo

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Conrad Black's interview with Chuvalo last night

E:60 - Children of the Ring

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E:60 "Children of the Ring" ~ Jeremy Schaap from Bluefoot Entertainment on Vimeo.

"In this E:60 season finale episode, watch Jeremy Schaap’s journey to Thailand where he reports on the nation’s national past time, Muay Thai, a martial art, where children as young as seven are allowed to compete in arenas controlled by organized crime and gambling syndicates. "

Thailand national sport under threat

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Via Al Jazeera - Professional mixed martial arts or MMA is a new sport with a rapidly expanding international fan base. It is attracting more and more boxers due to its higher prize money. However, it is not clear yet if this trending sport is legal. Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok.

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