Friday 5ive: Five of the Best Underdog Stories in MMA

Friday 5ive: Five of the Best Underdog Stories in MMA

By: Albert Cameron – There are many reasons that we have all been drawn to pugilism; it could be the contest, the pageantry, or seeing one human being separate another human being from consciousness. No matter what your reason may be, it is universally understood that your reason is amplified when the victory and glory is obtained by the one half of the contest that was never supposed to win. This has been the case all throughout history; it’s why we make comparisons to David and Goliath, why Hanukah is celebrated, and why the movie Rocky 2 is such an inspiration to us all. When the underdog has overcome adversity, when the customary loser has achieved the unachievable, we almost identify a hidden greatness within ourselves. We don’t just cheer for the winner, we root for the impossible, and that gives us all a sense of empowerment. Continue reading “Friday 5ive: Five of the Best Underdog Stories in MMA”

Friday 5ive: 5 Fighters With Over 100 Career Fights

Friday 5ive: 5 Fighters With Over 100 Career Fights

Cage Nation Patch MMABy: Albert Cameron – Truth be told: this week’s Friday 5ive was going to be a countdown of the five worst fighting records in professional mixed martial arts. That idea was scrapped completely because I felt that it would be an attempt to try and shed light on an athlete negatively; when it comes down to it, the guy with the worst record in MMA has still stepped in the cage more than I have and deserves my respect. So, to honor those who have displayed monumental courage to compete with another human being in a combat sport, I’m counting down five fighters who have been in the cage over one hundred times. Continue reading “Friday 5ive: 5 Fighters With Over 100 Career Fights”

Friday 5ive: 5 Reasons Why SHOOTO Japan Wasn’t (Really) MMA (Back Then)

Shooto LogoBy: Albert Cameron – Right now, at this moment in time, you can log onto UFC Fight Pass and you can see Shooto Brasil, and it is glorious. Before Shooto Brasil, before Shooto Australia, and before Shooto Finland was SHOOTO Japan! In 1985, Satoru Sayama set out to innovate a new system of combat. He combined aspects of his professional wrestling, traditional catch (or shoot) wrestling, along with the complex submission techniques of Judo and traditional Jiu-Jitsu. What was born became known as Shu-To (translation: “Learn Combat”), and later SHOOTO. Continue reading “Friday 5ive: 5 Reasons Why SHOOTO Japan Wasn’t (Really) MMA (Back Then)”