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Siyar and Mayhem: Punch Buddies
Siyar and Mayhem: Punch Buddies

Just out after a hard week in training, Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Siyar Bahadurzada hit up an arcade for a little fun. You can watch Siyar Bahadurzada fight Saturday on the UFC on Fuel card in Stockholm, Sweden. Definitely tune in because Siyar’s been tearing it up outside the UFC for a while and I’m […]

Tokyo Days
Tokyo Days

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 […]

An Evening with Ariel and Quinton
An Evening with Ariel and Quinton

We hit the streets of Shinjuku with Ariel Helwani and Rampage Jackson for MMAFighting.com.  Casey walked backwards, 1.4 km in each direction to the arcade, Dean holding him by the beltpack to keep him from tripping while I snapped a few shots and watched for cars and bikes.  It was a ton of fun and […]

My Favorite Photos of 2011
My Favorite Photos of 2011

2011 was a banner year for MMA.  More events than ever, new champs, organizations merging, fighters reinventing themselves, and fighters retiring. We put together this video of my favorite photos from 2011 so that I could share a little bit about each picture with you.  I left out maybe 100 photos.  I really couldn’t make […]

Strikeforce Post-Presser
Strikeforce Post-Presser

Strikeforce held a successful night of fights at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas last night and honestly, it’s not complete until you watch King Mo opine on the state of MMA. So here are video highlights of the press conference from all the guys on the panel. Cookies […]

Strikeforce Weigh-in Video
Strikeforce Weigh-in Video

  We are in Las Vegas at Strikeforce and fight week is almost over.  Had weigh-ins today at the Hard Rock Hotel and here are the videos.   MAIN CARD:     And the prelim SHO EXTREME weigh-ins. EXTREME!   Also, Esther’s photos are on the SHO Sports site here including her usual super awesome […]

Strikeforce Presser Highlights
Strikeforce Presser Highlights

What’s up dudes and dudettes?? We’re in the middle of Strikeforce fight week for Rockhold vs Jardine and I gotta say, I’m already beat.  Today was insane-o but in the best way.  We had a press conference midday flanked by studio work.  While I was busy getting the portraits done for Strikeforce, Casey was clipping […]

Fight Journal: Luke Rockhold
Fight Journal: Luke Rockhold

Back in Vegas! We took a short break at home in Los Angeles to see the NYE American Nightmare reunion.  Here’s a video of that show and can you spot us in this photo?  Esther spent the entire show fucking shit up in the pit. She is the coolest. Now we are settled back into […]

Best Of 2011 Interviews
Best Of 2011 Interviews

Or really, Ariel Helwani’s greatest hits as compiled by the main dude himself, E. Casey Leydon. This was tons of fun and craziness to put together. And it clocks in at a ridiculous 50 minutes total… I think. I don’t know. Just watch! Or don’t. Casey only spent all of the holidays putting it together. […]

元気ですか!! Promos
元気ですか!! Promos

  Damn. We are really enjoying DREAM’s promos for the upcoming FIELDS Genkidesuka New Years spectacular in Japan. Now you can too! Whee.     These are the kinds of videos you need to watch to wash G with a Gi out of your mind. Or not. I don’t know. This one uses my photos […]

The U of MMA
The U of MMA

Sometimes, we cut a little time out to do things for fun, for art, to keep our fascination.  We made this lovely video for our friends at the U of MMA.  Right now, we’re sitting at the Pasadena location of Intelligentsia, one of my favorite coffee places in town because I enjoyed both an amazing […]

Fight Journal: Pat Barry
Fight Journal: Pat Barry

We’re in DC (Casey is sporting his Dischord Records shirt) for UFC Live on Versus 6 and we got to follow Pat Barry around for the day.  It was lots of fun and yesterday’s news even validated my personal hatred of cantaloupe.  So we’ve got a video for you of Pat Barry going to the […]

Training Camp: Jon Jones
Training Camp: Jon Jones

We’re back with a post-fight releasing of a pre-fight look into Jon Jones’ training camp. During a July visit to Albuquerque, Greg Jackson and Jon Jones were generous enough to let us into their training session, showing us the learning process specific to Jones’ title defense against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.  It’s fascinating to see, shot […]

A look inside two camps.
A look inside two camps.

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. […]

Pretty.
Pretty.

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 […]

Training Camp: Greg Jackson
Training Camp: Greg Jackson

Fresh off victories with fighters Carlos Condit and Melvin Guillard, we present to you another installment of our Training Camp series for AOL MMAfighting.com, with coach Greg Jackson.

ESPN video: The Promise
ESPN video: The Promise

  File this under: Shit that inspires the hell out of us. ESPN’s Outside the Lines made this amazing feature on MMA fighter Rad Martinez that had me bawling on this post-UFC 132 Sunday morning. This beautifully shot video reminds us of what amazing stories are out there in MMA — what feats these fighters […]

DREAM JAPAN GP FINAL
DREAM JAPAN GP FINAL

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 […]

Training Camp: Mayhem Miller
Training Camp: Mayhem Miller

Last week, just hours before we all knew that Jason Miller would be the next coach on TUF, he was training for Aaron Simpson.  We went to Reign Training Center to catch up with Mayhem, who has been out of action since he fought Sakuraba last September. Here’s the video of our day with Jason […]

Fightville
Fightville

I’m such a jerk. I went out and watched Fightville and was so pumped to share it with you guys that I came home and slept for a day then went back to working without ever telling you how refreshing it is to watch a documentary involving MMA that is poignant, well-crafted, and well-informed. Fightville […]

TUF 14 Tryouts
TUF 14 Tryouts

We went to the TUF Season 14 Tryouts in Newark, NJ to see what it’s like to audition for The Ultimate Fighter.  This is the first time TUF will feature bantamweights and featherweights, so we were pretty thrilled to see our favorite weight classes represented.  We were also glad to see some of our old […]

Cavalcante vs Henderson Fight Night
Cavalcante vs Henderson Fight Night

Another great night of fights — including two you didn’t even get to see if you weren’t at the Nationwide Arena on Saturday, but fret not, Strikeforce is working on getting the video out to you all very soon.  I’ve included photos from those two bouts, Gurgel vs Vaughan and Bowling vs Thornburg, so you […]

Feijao vs Henderson Fight Week
Feijao vs Henderson Fight Week

Fight night is upon us! Nothing to get you in the mood for some face-smashing like going through the photos we’ve been taking all week and watching Casey’s fight journal with current Strikeforce women’s welterweight champ, Marloes Coenen.  I make an appearance in the video, giggling like a fool.  Enjoy! BONUS! Old magazines I found […]

All Elbows Down Under
All Elbows Down Under

Yep. We’re in Sydney! I’m doing some photography work for Heavy MMA and Casey is here, as always, for MMAfighting.com. I just wanted to keep you guys up to date on our whereabouts and what we’ve been up to and where we’re going. Next week, we’ll be at Strikeforce: Feijao vs Henderson.  This week, we’re […]

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