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Baseball Fights Take The “Art” Out Of Martial Arts

Not artful fighting

Not artful fighting

In an ongoing semi-regular series, Sarah has been tasked by Fightland with trying to contemplate the artlessness of the fights that occur in non-“fight” sports.

For her latest assignment she looked at baseball and found there to be lots of posturing, lots of flailing, but not much in the way of effective striking.

To read the full story click here.

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The Art Of The Hockey Fight

A hockey fight

A hockey fight

Considering that Sarah was brought up in an anti-hockey fight household, when Fightland tasked her with writing about hockey players dropping the gloves, it was bound to result in a particularly hot hottake.

Her summation: hockey players aren’t particularly good technical fighters and she still doesn’t really understand why they fight in the first place.

To read the story click here.

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Robin Black Exits The Fight Network

Robin Black

Robin Black

Expert MMA analyst, occasional glam rocker and friend to the Risky Fuel household Robin Black was recently let go from his job at The Fight Network in a massive purge at the station.

We have reason to believe Black will land on his feet after this, though.

Sarah explained why in a piece for Fightland.

To read it click here.

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Serious Analysis Of The People’s Elbow And Other Wrestling Moves

The Rock starts the people's elbow

The Rock starts the people’s elbow

The People’s Elbow, the signature finishing move performed by occasional grappler/full-time movie star The Rock, is one of the most electrifying moves in all of pro wrestling.

But why is it so effective?

Sarah tried to apply a certain amount of science to this and other pro wrestling finishers in a piece for Fightland.

To read the story click here.

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Abraham Licoln, Street Fighter

Abraham Lincoln, street fighter

Abraham Lincoln, street fighter

Perhaps inspired by the face we’ve been casually rewatching Clone High here in the Risky Fuel HQ, Sarah recently wrote a piece about the surprising street fighting history of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Apparently Lincoln wasn’t afraid to throw down to prove a point. Which is perhaps a good reminder of what used to be when we have to look at what we have right now.

To read the piece head over to Fightland by clicking here.

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Elias Theodorou Has A Shampoo Contract Because Of His Hypnotic Hair

Elias Theodorou

Elias Theodorou

UFC fighter Elias Theodorou happens to have a luscious, hypnotic head of hair.

Because of this, he also has a new pitchman contract with Pert Plus shampoo.

And because we a) think this is hilarious, and b) support anything UFC fighters do to earn themselves extra cash in lieu of that shitty Reebok contract they have to work under, Sarah talked to Elias about this development.

To read the full story go to Fightland by clicking here.

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Fighting Is Political

Ali... political

Ali… political

There’s a segment of sports fans (generally middle class and higher, always white) that gets incredulous about the notion of athletes being “political.”

These, of course, are probably the same sort of people who’ve never had to experience any of the persecutions and injustices that have made these athletes speak to power.

Sarah explained why the combat arts are political in a story for Fightland.

To read it click here.

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