Friday 5ive: Five of the Most Important Changes to MMA

Cage Nation Patch MMABy: Albert Cameron – On a long enough time line, you and I are going to disagree about something. Who is the greatest of all time? What was the best title fight knock out? Eventually, we are going to disagree. I can’t tell you why, but the topic that I am writing about seems to be the most divisive topic, at least in the circles I run in. Perhaps it’s important to clarify that I enjoy “the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)” more than I enjoy “Fighting.” I’ll be accused of splitting hairs, but there is a very palatable difference between the two. In this week’s Friday 5ive, I’m counting down the five most important changes that turned MMA from “Ultimate Fighting” to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Continue reading “Friday 5ive: Five of the Most Important Changes to MMA”

Friday Five: MMA’s Street Fighter II Counterparts

Cage Nation Patch MMABy: Albert Cameron – Happy New Year everyone! May the upcoming year bring you more joy and success than you know what to do with. We’re kicking off 2016’s first Friday Five with a fun one. It’s common knowledge that the ultimate competition in combat sports began on November 12, 1993 in Denver, Colorado. Two years before that, in the land of the rising sun, Street Fighter II hit the arcades. Over nearly two hundred UFC’s and five versions of the Street Fighter franchise, there are a lot of parallels to be drawn. This week’s Friday Five: Five MMA Fighters and their Street Fighter II counter parts. Continue reading “Friday Five: MMA’s Street Fighter II Counterparts”

Five Reasons Why Laila Ali is Wrong About Ronda Rousey

Laila_AliBy: Albert Cameron – Laila Ali, daughter of mega legend Muhammed Ali, was accosted by TMZ Sports shortly after Holly Holm’s precision knock out of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. In a day and age when anyone with a twitter account (@CageNationTV) has a voice that can be heard, celebrities with no discernable expertise in combat sports have been weighing in on a matter of prize fighting. Donald Trump is glad Ronda lost, because she’s not a nice person. Lady Gaga postulates that Ronda lost because she didn’t touch gloves. When TMZ (Editorial: I hate TMZ and their crap slinging) caught up with Laila Ali, I felt that hers was a voice worth listening to, because she has the expertise. Laila Ali had retired from professional boxing with a perfect 24-0-0 record and two super middleweight championships. She had trained, had been hit and had overcome. Continue reading “Five Reasons Why Laila Ali is Wrong About Ronda Rousey”