I really like watching MMA and Rugby. Both, particularly the former, engender a situation where thousands of kids put themselves at risk (especially of CTE) trying to 'make it'. The sports' governing bodies do little or nothing to compensate for the long-term damage those pursuits cause. Does it demonstrate a lack of integrity that I still support those sports despite knowing the negative impacts they have on people? [more inside]
I'm working on writing and shooting a story of a female fighter for a film competition. Unfortunately, all the fighters I know, whether in mma or boxing, are all guys. Obviously, women also go to the gyms around me but not that many compete. And my friends weren't close to any female fighters. They offer some insight but I'd rather talk with a woman who has been in the ring or interested in competing amateur or otherwise, so at the very least I don't create a story that rings false. Any ideas about how to get in touch with women who do competitive boxing/mma? [more inside]
I want to become a fight announcer, specifically for MMA and kickboxing. (I'd love to do boxing, too, but I think I'm more qualified for MMA and kickboxing.) Who do I talk to? Where do I go? [more inside]
It's currently illegal for promoters to put on an MMA (i.e. 'mixed martial arts,' or 'ultimate fighting') bout in NYC. I'm sure these matches go on nonetheless, even if it's just skilled fighters fighting before spectators, gratis. Anyone know where/how I can see a fight? Or what types of places host fights (I imagine boxing gyms?) in other cities?
I'd like to read substantive writing about MMA that does more than just follow the news. If possible, I'd like to participate in thoughtful discussion about it. Ideally, I'd like a blog, column, or forum that gets updated regularly, but books are fine, too. [more inside]
Recommendations for a bar in San Francisco where I could get them to put on tonight's Bellator 65 MMA event on MTV2? [more inside]
I'd like to spend this year working my way up to getting a refereed beat down. How do I get started?
Working my way up to getting a refereed beat down. How do I get started? [more inside]
MMAfilter: The recent news that Cris Cyborg has been using steroids has caused her whole career to be called into question. But that made me question - how often are MMA fighters tested for steroids? [more inside]
I like to watch The Ultimate Fighter and sometimes I see the taped-up hands of the fighters and there's something written on them in marker. What is usually written? Are those the initials of the person who taped them up? Why do they do this? Is it tradition? Is there a technical reason for it? I'm curious. Thanks!
I'm looking for the craziest fights of all time. [more inside]
What song did Jonathan Brookins walk out to tonight on The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 finale?
I'm considering an online bank for the higher rates of return available on a large sum of cash that I've been saving, but I'm sort of a Luddite, and I would appreciate your input. [more inside]
Watching MMA fighting is not appropriate for a 2-year-old, right? [more inside]
How do ringside (boxing, MMA, etc.) photographers work? [more inside]
Is it possible to practice and brush up on martial arts? I can't afford a dojo and only have my wife to practice on (!!). I know...rather sad. But she is willing to learn so I teach her. Can I polish up my previous learning? I have 3 years in karate 2 years in small-circle jujitsu (wrist lock flowing techniques, and not the Brazilian stuff...which would be great, though)...and a smattering of Aikido. I am not looking to be Bruce Lee or the best cage fighter. I am wanting to perfect what I do know. Is it silly to watch youtube videos and books that I have (excellent reference by Marc Tedeschi etc) to refresh myself as well as practice teaching my wife? What are your thoughts on training in a vacuum if you will? If you have any training ideas or opinions I am open for your knowledge or criticism. I don't want to waste my time.
Uh oh! He's "out of gas"! How does conditioning work in sports like MMA and boxing? [more inside]
I just moved to Austin from New York, and I have been training at Renzo's fabled school for two years. [more inside]
Why do MMA fighters restrict their skills to a limited set of four or five martial arts, rather than branch out and include lesser-known arts from around the world? [more inside]
Are any bars in the Seattle area going to be screening this Saturday's UFC contest? [more inside]
Is there a widely-regarded "best book" on MMA (like Starting Strength is for weight training)?
I just signed up for a submission only MMA tournament taking place mid june, I have 4 years HS wrestling experience, ZERO MMA experience... help? [more inside]
Where can I find a good FDIC insured money market account? [more inside]
I'm looking for info about an MMA event that aired on the HDNet channel within the past few months. [more inside]
What Kung Fu movie would make a good gift? [more inside]
How can I lose weight? I'm entering a kickboxing tournament in July and I need to cut about 25 lbs... It's not going well. [more inside]