We were privileged to get an inside look at X Gym in Rio De Janeiro and watch Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, and Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante spar. Of course, like most camps, we couldn’t video tape the all-out sparring session but we photographed it and incorporated it into Casey’s video on our day there. [...]
Last night, I witnessed the end of an era and the beginning of another. I remember years ago, sitting with Antonio Silva and his manager Alex Davis in Corpus Christi, Texas in the lobby of a Holiday Inn, them telling me that Silva would beat Fedor. I’m happy and proud of Silva for his achievement [...]
Fight week is coming to a close as we pass midnight here in East Rutherford, New Jersey. And I am so excited about this tournament. Maybe it’s because I really like saying Grand Prix. It sounds sophisticated. Also, it’s fucking great. This week has been a good chance to meet a lot of fans and [...]
Holy smokes! So much happened last night. When I close my eyes, I can hear the sound of hard punches echoing. The flat, dull, thud of gloves hitting their target replays each time I recount the fights. It’s not a lovely sound by most people’s standards. Also, friend of the site Pat Cummins, won his [...]
Casey and I are chillin’ (no, really, it’s kind of cold) in St. Louis right now for Strikeforce: Henderson vs Babalu. We’ve had feature shoots, pressers, and weigh-ins today and I’m ready for fight night. Well, almost. I need a good night’s sleep first but then, I’ll be darn ready. Spent the morning freezing my [...]
Action-packed night here in St. Louis for Strikeforce in support of Alistair Overeem’s first heavyweight title defense. I wanted to share my favorites from Strikeforce with y’all before I shove everything I’ve been dragging around for two weeks into my luggage and catch my flight home.