mixed martial arts

Having studied boxing and the martial arts for many years as both student and teacher, I have come to accept that to fight is to face uncertainty and paradox.
The diagnosis of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome left Hardy with an uncertain future, but now he's aiming his skill-set toward coaching and helping new fighters navigate all aspects of the MMA scene.
I recently spoke to MMA fighter Danielle “The Curse” West about her career and I wasn’t surprised to learn that one of the reasons she began fighting was because she wanted to help someone else.
Heart rate variability, or HRV, is becoming more common in sports, and for good reason. A recent study found it is particularly helpful for combat athletes.
The brainchild of two MMA business veterans, the U of MMA strives to create a positive community environment for both the fighters and the spectators.
This article focuses on three factors that can help prevent injury in MMA: strength, mobility, and flexibility. When these are in balance, you're much less likely to sustain an injury.
MMA is a young sport, which means there's not much research out there to help fighters train safely and effectively. New research supports the importance of a mobility program for combat athletes.
Headgear is one of the most important piece of equipment for fighters. Here are some important factors to consider when you buy it, and some reviews of 6 gear companies.
Many combat athletes are still afraid of becoming "muscle-bound," but building muscle is important for fighting. Here's why to do it and how to do it properly.
According to a recent study , if you are losing a substantial amount of weight when cutting, you may not be fully recovered by the time your fight comes around.
In his new book, "Pound for Pound," Brian D'Souza goes behind the scenes of MMA fighting and examines what other journalists won't - the exploitation of some of the sport's biggest names.
The question, "Which fighter wins?" is one that will likely never die. It's the question that spawned the UFC itself. What have we learned from the sport as it evolved? Is there a dominant art?
Ever wonder how soccer would be different if periods were shorter? Or what if an MMA fight were two rounds longer? How does this affect both the athlete and the game?
Dennis Bermudez takes pleasure in breaking people and plans to do so again at UFC 157. Here's some insight into the training and mindset of a UFC fighter preparing to go into the Octagon.
Those of you new to the world of MMA might not be as familiar with the fighters who grew the sport. One of the most impressive amongst them is the Russian fighter known simply as Fedor.
Kevin Kearns may seem like a non-stop, East Coast whirlwind, but at heart he's motivated by making a difference. Training fighters might be fun, but stopping obesity is his true mission.
Cameron Conaway may be retired from MMA, but he will always be the Warrior Poet. Today he takes his fights, and his poetry, toward new battlegrounds around the world.