Through our work here at MMA Fighting, we’ve had the opportunity to travel the world covering MMA events. UFC 144 took us to Tokyo, Japan, and we wanted to share our experiences not just in bringing you photos and Ariel’s interviews from the fights, but also our experience of the city. We were fortunate enough to have [...]
Shooting every week, sometimes I will go do a shoot and completely forget about posting the photos. Usually, it’s because it’s for a magazine and they’ll end up using one or two shots. Meanwhile, there’s forty or fifty winners just sitting on the hard drive, never to be seen. Here’s a couple from DREAM.16 in [...]
We’re just posting this because it’s pretty. You don’t really need a reason, though. It’s lovely, well-made, simple, and elegant. Remember a few months ago when people kept talking about DREAM.17 and our dear friend Dean kept having to tell people, “It’s not DREAM.17!” Ha, yeah. Now, we get to present to you, the trailer [...]
Hell yeah that title is in ALL CAPS. I don’t have anything to say except that this fight is during my one week off this summer and if I was going to be in Japan, I’d first go to Sadie Starnes‘ solo exhibition at the Megumi Ogita Gallery, THEN I’d go to the DREAM Japan [...]
Completely forgot to share these. The day after Strikeforce: Nashville held the LA media workout, we continued the Showtime crew’s feature shoot for the broadcast with greenscreen on the CBS studio lot. Between setups, I shot new studio work of the fighters in the main events, and ridiculous number of photos of Aoki since I [...]
Fuck. DREAM designers make me so happy. This is just bold and wonderful. Bibiano Fernandes vs Joachim Hansen.
What’s this? An awesome-o shirt from Scramble, a store full of amazing things from Martial Farts, aka Matthew Benyon. If you’re a gentle fan of this brutal sport like myself, you’ll appreciate the clean original Scramble designs as well as the super-frickin’ awesome designs by Art Junkie Tokyo, only available at Scramble and well, in [...]
I mourned the day Genki Sudo retired from fighting. At least there’s always YouTube! We stumbled across this newly posted music video for Genki Sudo’s “World Order.” There are a million things to enjoy about this video from a production standpoint. One, I’d never thought to purposely shoot wide establishing shots out of focus for [...]
As some of you might’ve noticed, we’re really into reviewing, admiring, critiquing production of MMA. Can’t help it, it’s what we know — production is far more familiar to us than MMA, in fact. If you’re ever hanging out at the All Elbows clubhouse, we pretty much sit around all day watching stuff. Promos, movies, [...]
Tidings everyone! I’m up in San Jose with Strikeforce and we had a lovely feature shoot yesterday at West Coast Martial Arts. Here’s a gallery from that shoot and don’t forget to keep your feed readers tuned to ShoSports’ Flickr site. The best part of the shoot was watching the kids in the afternoon kung-fu [...]
FINALLY! It took us months but we’ve finally finished part three of Year of the Mo. Looking back at all the projects we’ve completed since, I’m a little embarrassed it took us so long but it’s been a busy few months and we’re glad to present this now — despite its tardiness. In the coming [...]
With the anti-climactic end to DREAM 9 and the strange mid-morning (for us here in California) nightmare-slash-colorfully-hilarious-dream of a Super Hulk Tournament, I knew I could count on the featherweights to reel in the real action. Aside from Imanari-Fernandes, every fight captured my attention, which through the intermission was drifting into sleep-deprived theorizing on time [...]
Yes! Allelbows.com proudly present the last in our three part series, Kingdom of Mayhem: Road to Dream Middleweight Championship. We’ve been following MMA veteran and MTV star, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, as he prepares for his rematch with Brazilian MMA star and BJJ master, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza. In this final episode, we review Mayhem’s most recent [...]
Huzzah! We’re done with Part Two of our web series on the inimitable Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Kingdom of Mayhem: Road to DREAM Middleweight Championship. As mentioned in the earlier post with photos from the shoot, Jason boarded a plane for Tokyo today (the fight is in Yokohama) to fight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza for the DREAM [...]
We’re pretty much done with part 2 of Kingdom of Mayhem: Road to DREAM Middleweight Championship and are starting on part 3, just waiting on a couple of things, really. To whet your appetites for the video on its way, here’s a gallery of photos I’ve been snapping between manning the boom pole and adjusting [...]
Hey party people, apologies for the long break in content. We’ve been working ’til our fingers bleed on this latest video we’d like to present, Kingdom of Mayhem: Road to Dream Middleweight Championship, Part One. Over the last few weeks we’ve been chronicling Jason “Mayhem” Miller’s training for his championship bout (and rematch) against Ronaldo [...]
The idea of fighter’s fashion is so different in Japan than it is here. Take for instance, Caol Uno’s 2009 Fall/Winter UCS (Uno Caol Showten) line, which features wool blazers and plaid vests. And long johns! I think Kid Yamamoto has fashion lines out too. It’s amazing to see that fighters aren’t just sponsored in [...]
We’re not a news blog or anything but some MMA sites are whining about the lack of MMA. Well, don’t forget that the second round of Sengoku’s Featherweight Grand Prix are this weekend! The first round was quite excellent and full of quality fights, I know this second round is going to be just as [...]
In anticipation of this Saturday’s fight between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, we present to you a new Genghis Con film about Shogun’s LHW Grand Prix run in Pride. Sit back and enjoy these ten minutes of Shogun’s former badassery, which we hope to see a glimmer of in this Saturday’s bout. [...]
I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a fashion nut. At the moment, my wallet’s too thin to indulge in my desires, but I still read and keep up on what’s going on in Japan. From Hypebeast via Honeyee (I always have to wait for Hypebeast to translate for me because I can’t seem to remember [...]
The low-res of the streams I watched combined with my own poor memory of kanji make it a little difficult for me to determine the points on the Dream PK (EK?) Chart. Anyone know?
We here at All Elbows are proud to present the second episode to our three part series, The Year of the Mo – Part Two: Growing Up. This episode focuses on Mo’s background and motivation to become a fighter from youth to adulthood. Just to refresh, The Year of the Mo is separate from the [...]
Genghis Con creates another piece of MMA art featuring two of our favorite LWs. I hope highlight reels like these start popping up more and more instead of the 1000′s of crappy ones on youtube cut to the latest song from Disturbed or Creed or some kind of frat boy rock.
As promised, here’s the photos documenting Fight Day with King Mo. Thanks again to Mo, Ryan, Dean, Yamamoto, and Chonan for letting me snap in their faces all day long. Also, I’d like to thank the fighters whom we shared the locker room with, except I don’t think they’ll read this.