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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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Amanda Nunes’ Classy Apology

Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes

After UFC women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes beat Ronda Rousey in the ring she also did some verbal beating on the former champ as well, suggesting that Rousey retire.

Nunes now figures what she said was uncool and has formally apologized for it.

In an age where McGregor Mouthâ„¢ is the default for most pro fighters this marks a welcome dignified switch up.

Sarah wrote about it for Fightland.

To read it click here.

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An Introductory Guide To Nazi Punching

Nazi punching

Nazi punching

Nazi punching, it seems, is a practice quite in vogue these days.

Thing is, throwing some knuckles at Hitler youth has a history far longer than the recent news cycle.

Sarah wrote about some high-profile Nazi punches for Fightland.

To read her story click here.

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Idris Elba: Fighter Doc Is Smart, Real

Idris Elba

Idris Elba

For fans of Stringer Bell, DCI John Luther or his real-life non-actor personification as Idris Elba, the idea of Elba embarking on a quest to become a pro kickboxer on the wrong side of 40 was… disconcerting.

Idris Elba: Fighter, the doc series that emerged from this journey, however, is entirely real and genuine.

Sarah watched and wrote about it for Fightland.

To read what she said click here.

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When Tito And Chael Fight Does Anyone Win?

Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen

When Tito Ortiz beat Chael Sonnen recently in their match at Bellator 170 it was billed as the retirement fight for the MMA pioneer Ortiz.

Throughout their careers both were bigger-than-life personalities whose in-ring successes were matched by out-of-the-ring trash talk and razzle dazzle.

Now, though, as both of them age out of elite competition, the prospect of a fight between the two is more sad than it is intriguing.

Sarah wrote about this for Fightland.

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There Are People Who Really Don’t Like MMA

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan

There are a lot of people who really don’t like mixed martial arts.

These people often aren’t shy about letting their opinions about the sport well known.

Sarah gathered a number of these opinions together for a piece called “A Brief History Of Outsiders Insulting MMA.”

To read it head over to Fightland by clicking here.

 

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Ronda Rousey’s Complex Legacy

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey

When Ronda Rousey lost her recent comeback fight to Amanda Nunes it provided some solid ammunition for her haters.

The thing is, being simply pro- or anti-Rousey doesn’t quite cut it.

She’s a complicated individual and people in her sport need to analyze her legacy with a bit of depth.

Sarah wrote about this for Fightland.

To read the story click here.

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