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The 50 Greatest Finishers in MMA

MMA has surpassed boxing in many ways, and finishing opponents in nasty fashion is one of them. Some mma fighters have awesome highlight finishes on their resume, while others are just known as finishers. Either way, finishing your opponent will always raise your stock in the world of mixed martial arts, and we love watching them over and over as fans. How many fights have you finished? How many of them

Top 10 MMA promotions that could be on Showtime soon

Ever since Strikeforce’s last event in January and a little before that, rumors have been circulating as to who will replace the late promotion as Showtime’s MMA partner. The latest news as quoted from Showtime Executive Stephen Espinoza is that at present, they’re exploring their options, but due to the busy boxing schedule, MMA won’t be an option until next year. However, it’s still an intriguing idea and I’d like

Save Olympic wrestling special: Top 10 Olympians who gave MMA a try

  With the Olympic decision of wrestling and the location of the 2020 Olympics coming up tomorrow, I felt it is important to list the top Olympians who have crossed over into MMA, either temporarily or permanently. Just to clarify, this article will list ALL Olympians, regardless of sport. Also the Olympians are listed based on their accomplishments in the Olympics such as medal counts and medal color, not accomplishments

Top 10 future UFC champs who’ve never fought inside the Octagon

The UFC has a huge talent pool and a ton of potential future champions. This article is intended to breakdown future champions in the lighter weight-classes. So, if you’re a ‘heavyweights only’ fan, this probably won’t be up your ally. But if you love the little guys who come to finish fights and/or dominate their opponents, then this article is for you. When you hear names like Rory MacDonald, Conor McGregor

Bigfoot Silva vs Mark Hunt rumored for December

Edited by Tim Miller of MMA Explosion Mark Hunt has been out of action and not training since he last prepared for Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160. The fight would either make or break Mark’s chance to get his title fight or at least one step closer to his goal. Although coming up short, Mark is determined to get back to the top of the heavyweight mountain. After his

Women will be in the UFC, Deal with it!

New York City- a place where eight million people of different races, creed and orientations share a city only 300 sq. miles large.  I grew up there and because of that, I’m proud to say that I’m a bit of a social liberalist. I believe that our views change throughout history because we grow as a society.  We have to accept those changes or else become relics of our own

Is Ronda Rousey Our Modern Day Jackie Robinson?

On April 15th 1947, Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson was called up from the minors to become the second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers.  In doing so, he  became Major League Baseball’s first African-American player and  broke the long standing color barrier in American team sports. A few days ago, the UFC announced that Ronda Jean Rousey will join their ranks in 2013.  She will officially become America’s first female mixed