Ethan Goss to Robert Armstrong: “You Pick The Time, Promotion, and Place; I’m Coming For You!”

Note: Ethan Goss had originally made his statement on camera with us; however, due to some extremely unfortunate circumstances, that audio was lost and video was rendered useless. Our apologies to everyone & Ethan Goss.

EthanGossBy: Albert Cameron – It’s fair to say that the scale on the day of the weigh ins could be the finish line on the long journey of fight preparation. Once you weigh in officially, you are able to rehydrate and consume whatever calories you need to get your body back to peak physical performing shape. A well thought out weight cut will take weeks; weeks of self-denial and careful dieting, restricting fluid intake. Cutting weight can be a calculated torture that only warriors would welcome upon themselves. Continue reading “Ethan Goss to Robert Armstrong: “You Pick The Time, Promotion, and Place; I’m Coming For You!””

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Battleground: Atoona – The Future of the Logan Valley Fight Circuit

Cage Nation Patch ALTOONABy Albert Cameron – Complete Devastation MMA (CDMMA) was supposed to hold their twelfth installment of the Altoona born fight series. Due to one unfortunate circumstance or another, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission (PSAC) had decided to pull the plug on the event and for the first time in Logan Valley history, a professional – amateur MMA fight card had been cancelled. A fight card getting the death sentence isn’t the worst thing in the world of combat sports; in fact, PSAC puts such regulations in place for the protection of the fighters and the fight fans. If a fight card wasn’t coming together in a way that was conducive to everyone getting the best possible outcome, they will pull the card without thinking twice. Continue reading “Battleground: Atoona – The Future of the Logan Valley Fight Circuit”

Are Guys Like Mike Wilkins the Next Generation of Main Eventer?

mikewilkinsThe June 14th main event between Mike Wilkins and Eric Calderon was the first Gladiators of the Cage (GOTC) main event that didn’t feature Chris Dempsey in a long time. When you find yourself in the main event, for a promotion that is dog-fighting for market share in a major metropolitan area, the pressure is immense. There is high-caliber training to be concerned with, proper diet, day jobs and selling tickets to offset training costs; now let’s add that to the pressure that your fight is for the promotion that brought such Pittsburgh classic fights like Jaime Chesney vs. Jessica Richman (the first female fight in the metropolitan area), the grudge fight between Dominick “The Honey Badger” Mazzotta vs. Cody “No Love” Garbrandt and Chris Dempsey’s come-one-come-all title defenses. Continue reading “Are Guys Like Mike Wilkins the Next Generation of Main Eventer?”