Archive: editorial

Jun 11, 2013 2:35 pm

EDITORIAL | Success Starts at the Top

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The world of sports and entertainment is a sink-or-swim industry. There are plenty of sports agencies and organizations that have experienced their fair share of success and there are even more that have experienced the bottoms of failure. In today’s sporting world we’ve become accustomed to the norm; that is, The...

May 30, 2013 6:00 am

EDITORIAL | Benson Henderson Has His Hands Full With the Brutal TJ Grant

By JAKE CHASTAIN | There is no such thing as an easy title fight. Benson Henderson knows this first hand. That’s part of the reason every single one of Henderson’s UFC title fights have gone the distance. The competition level is the highest of highs when you’re a UFC Champion. Henderson is one of the...

May 29, 2013 9:00 am

EDITORIAL | Thiago Silva’s Rollercoaster Ride

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The MMA world is a violent rollercoaster for most fighters. Just ask Thiago Silva. No other sport produces the polarizing opposites that a career can experience in such a short amount of time on such a consistent basis. The world of mixed martial arts can love you one day and then...

May 18, 2013 1:05 pm

EDITORIAL | Vitor Belfort: A Lion’s Heart That Beats for Gold

By Jake Chastain | It is no secret that Vitor Belfort is one of the most skilled, dangerous, and accomplished MMA fighters on the planet. It is also no secret that he has been compiling accolades for his uncanny MMA resume for over a decade. Here is the curious part…his best performances may have not...

May 3, 2013 5:31 pm

Why Competitors Need To Do More Than Just Salsa

Among other things, one significant facet of finding success in fighting relies on rhythm. Not to discount the other variables involved in fighting, but in order to deliver a significant strike or shoot for a successful takedown, a fighter needs to concisely pinpoint the perfect moment in time to close that space in order to...

Apr 18, 2013 11:08 am

Gastleum’s Win over Hall Likely Better Outcome for the UFC

This past Saturday we saw the close of one of the best, most entertaining seasons of The Ultimate Fighter take place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the TUF 17 Finale. On that card we saw several things that would excite fight fans in the moment and for the future. For example, we saw Cat Zingano...

Jan 27, 2013 4:43 pm

The Ultimate Fighter’s New Look | EDITORIAL

  A few days ago, season seventeen of UFC’s television series The Ultimate Fighter aired featuring the current light heavyweight, Jon Jones, and notorious trash talker Chael Sonnen. In familiar fashion, a pool of young prospects and seasoned competitors stepped into the octagon with the opportunity to pursue their dreams of becoming the next Ultimate...

Jul 11, 2012 7:09 am

EDITORIAL | In Depth: The Dynamic past of Amateur MMA part 2; KICK International

Amateur MMA finally has someone who truly cares about it. His name is Don Clift and he is the driving force behind one of the biggest attempts to organize and track it – KICK International. Behind the scenes is a network that administers, governs and regulates many of the various aspects of martial arts and...