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Robin Black’s First Fight

Robin Black in the demure red shirt.

MMA analyst and friend of Risky Fuel Robin Black had his first professional fight the week of his 39th birthday.

It was a learning experience for the former rocker.

He explained why in Sarah’s latest “My First Fight” feature for Fightland.

To read it go here.

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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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