We’re Not Ready for the Next Evolution of Combat Sports

Bold statement, right? It’s true, at least in my opinion. The other night I was watching a hype trailer for the next Bareknuckle Boxing (BKB) event on Direct TV and I find myself scratching my head. The question that came to my mind was, why? Why go through the trouble of having gloves made that are knuckle-less? Why go through the trouble of trying to update the traditional boxing ring? Why make a product that is different just for the sake of being different? The only answer that I can seem to get out of any major outlet is: “…Because it’s the next evolution of boxing!” I maintain my prior stance: why? Continue reading “We’re Not Ready for the Next Evolution of Combat Sports”

Gladiator Challenge Promoting First American Tag Team Fight

GC_SeasonsBeatingsOn Saturday, November 23, Gladiator Challenge will be home to the first ever North American MMA Tag-Team fight. The event has been titled “Season’s Beatings” and will be held at the Thunder Valley Resort Casino in Lincoln, California. While details are sparse right now, we do know that the bout is between the teams of Jaime “El Cucui” Jara and Mike Quaintance vs. UFC veteran Scott “Hands of Stone” Smith and Blaine Wilson. Continue reading “Gladiator Challenge Promoting First American Tag Team Fight”

Valley Fight League Rebounding From Altoona Disaster; VFL 43 to Take Place in October

VFLLogoJuly 19th, 2013 is a night that may very well live in infamy, especially to the men and women, the fight fans, of the Logan Valley. The Jaffa Mosque throw down was scheduled to have twelve MMA fights and at bell time, only three were given the green light to go by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission.

July 19th was dripping in the worst-case-scenarios that any fight promotion could have expected: contract disputes, guys not making weight and the State Athletic Commission not approving guys to fight. Fighters were angry, fans were angry and the media had the difficult job of having to report on the downturn of an event that they had very high hopes for. Speculation ran rampant that Valley Fight League may be forced to stop promoting. Continue reading “Valley Fight League Rebounding From Altoona Disaster; VFL 43 to Take Place in October”