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The GOAT Race is Over in MMA for Now

If there is an argument on who the greatest MMA fighter of all-time is that discussion was slammed shut following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dominating victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on October 24. With his 28th MMA victory without a defeat, the undisputed lightweight champion left no doubt that there has never been anyone better. My pick for the fight was a knockout by Jus ...

The Unresolved Legacy of Floyd Mayweather

There was a time not so long ago when the most revered and supposed "baddest" men and women on the planet wore 10oz gloves, danced and circled each other without the fear of being kicked, elbowed, taken down or choked out. These were our most celebrated fighters and our standard-bearers of toughness—the champions of boxing. Some of them were true athletic geniuses, modern-day d ...

Absolute G.O.A.T. - UFC 250

If you had any doubts as to who is the greatest female mixed martial artist in history, that answer was definitively provided on June 6 at UFC 250 when the current two-division champion Amanda Nunes successfully defended her featherweight championship by obliterating challenger Felicia Spencer with a brutal unanimous decision.

UFC 249 Head-Scratchers

While COVID-19 has halted sports activity around the world, it failed to stop the UFC from staging an event this past weekend in my city of residence, Jacksonville, Florida.

Judge This: A New System for Judging MMA Fights

On February 22, the UFC held an MMA card titled UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker. What was expected to be a brutal and possible fight of the year between Paul Felder and Dan Hooker lived up to its billing. However, the split decision victory for Dan Hooker was met with yet again a judging controversy.

UFC 247: Highway Robberies

In the recent UFC 247, light heavyweight challenger Dominick Reyes lost a razor-close decision to champion Jon Jones although Reyes and tons of fans, fighters, and even Dana White believed he won the fight despite the judges scoring the victory unanimously for the champion Jon Jones who retains his title belt.

UFC 246: Cowboy Takes a Dive

With UFC 246 in the books, now that the smoke has cleared there is a bad smell from the result of the main event that pitted the return of Conor McGregor taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. With a fight that lasted just 40 seconds, many fans are accusing Cerrone of taking a dive and handing the victory to McGregor.

Taking Up the Challenge: Organizing Independent Recreational Karate Tournaments to Build Future Champions

There is little doubt that many children who attend karate clubs are incredibly talented and show great promise. With perseverance and hard work, many of today's young karate students can grow up to become elite athletes.

The importance of karate tournaments for young recreational athletes, and FAQ from their parents

Ask any karate instructor or parent of an experienced karate student and they'll agree: young karate students benefit greatly from tournaments. But why? Read on to understand the top five benefits of karate tournaments for students.

Interview with Rafael Aghayev, Five-Time World Champion of Karate

Rafael Aghayev was recently interviewed by the magazine news.day.az and generously shared some of the secrets to his success.