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3 reasons why your kid should join a wrestling program.

Wrestling has been referred to as the sport of the gods. So it should be a great idea for your kids to start it right? With the rise in popularity of combat sports such as MMA and fight leagues like the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), wrestling has been seen as a cornerstone of the sport […]

Majority of Assembly supports Mixed Martial Arts in NY

A majority of members of the New York State Assembly support the legalization of professional mixed martial arts fighting in the state, according to a survey by Capital New York. The media outlet reported 76 members have either signed on as bill co-sponsors or said they would vote in favor. The bill has not yet come to […]

For one-legged fighter Matt Betzold, no such thing as an insurmountable obstacle

Matt Betzold has developed his own method for dealing with fellow flyweights who don’t want to fight him just because he happens to have only one leg. “Basically, I just talk s–t,” Betzold told MMAjunkie. “I call them out on their bulls–t, and I don’t let them get away with it.” It’s a strategy that […]

Martial arts workouts help wrestlers.

“Wrestlers make good fighters because we know how to impose our will on somebody else,” Cal Baptist wrestler Jacob Waste says. That’s a bold statement, but Waste should know. He’s been wrestling since he was 4 and has won six national titles. As a newcomer to the Lancers program, he expects to contend for an […]

Daniel Cormier Retires

Daniel Cormier retires from wrestling for good, leaves his shoes on the mat after win over Chris Pendleton. — Daniel Cormier tied a ribbon around his prestigious amateur wrestling career earlier this afternoon, defeating former Oklahoma State University (OSU) teammate, Chris Pendleton, in an exhibition match at UFC’s “Fan Expo” in Las Vegas, Nevada. “DC” […]

Ben Askren Talks Joining the UFC, Staying Active and MMA Future

He’s never stepped foot in an Octagon to compete but is one of the world’s best welterweights. He also happens to be available for hire. Ben Askren, the former Bellator welterweight champion, took time to speak with Bleacher Report MMA about a future that’s uncertain. It was widely suspected thatAskren would immediately head towards the UFC with his run in Bellator done, but […]

Introducing ‘El Profe’: Fredy Serrano and the future of South American MMA

It’s a familiar refrain we’ve all heard before: an amateur wrestler converts to mixed martial arts fighter after a career in the singlet has come to a close. But maybe this time the situation is, well, a little more, unique. Meet Fredy ‘El Profe’ Serrano. He is arguably the best male wrestler to ever emerge from […]

UFC is joining the fight to help save Olympic wrestling

There was a time in the not-to-distant past when, Ultimate Fighting Championship, (UFC) was two million dollars in the hole. Today, it’s, several billion in the black, thanks to the efforts of promotion president, Dana White, (and the checkbook of the Fertitta brothers). Now, White tells, NBC Sports, he’s taking on a new fight. “[Wrestling] needs to be more fan-friendly, it needs […]

Wrestling champion Cejudo enters a new arena

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Olympic freestyle wrestling champion Henry Cejudo is entering the mixed martial arts arena knowing that he has a lot to learn. Some things, however, he already knows. “I’m so used to wrestling where they have fans that just yell and scream, “he told Reuters in a telephone interview. “But in MMA, people […]

Mixed Martial Arts: Climbing the ladder

Carnell Giles calls himself a teddy bear. You might have a tough time telling that to anyone who has met him in the cage, however. “I’m like the biggest teddy bear ever,” said Giles, the Columbus Township resident who turned 23 Thursday. “People actually can’t believe that I go in there and change and turn […]

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