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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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Letterkenny’s Dylan Playfair’s Weird First Fight

Letterkenny's Dylan Playfair

Letterkenny’s Dylan Playfair

On the very funny television show Letterkenny Dylan Playfair plays Reilly, a tough posturing hockey player who isn’t actually that tough.

Playfair knows real tough, though. He encountered it the first time he got into a real fight.

He told Sarah about it in an interview for Fightland.

To read it click here.

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Fighters Who Died In 2016

Kevin Randleman

Kevin Randleman

Mixed martial arts is a dangerous sport full of hard living people who push their bodies to the max.

Inevitably, some of these bodies can’t be pushed any further.

Sarah wrote a recap piece for Fightland about the various MMA figures who died in 2016.

To read it click here.

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Letterkenny’s Andrew Herr On Hurt Nipples, Fighting, Crying In Grade School

Letterkenny's Andrew Herr

Letterkenny’s Andrew Herr

One of the comic foil’s on the v amusing smalltown Canadian comedy Letterkenny is the “Jonesy” the hockey player, played by Andrew Herr.

On the show Jonesy is a frequently posturing, not entirely successful tough guy.

It turns out one of Herr’s first fights — an incident involving pinched nipple, crying in front of his classmates and shame — wasn’t particularly successful either.

Sarah wrote about it in a My First Fight piece for Fightland.

To read it click here.

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That Awesome Guy In ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Is Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen

One of the actors getting next-leveled thanks to being in Star Wars: Rogue One is the martial arts movie star Donnie Yen.

Yen will be familiar to any avid follower of combat films like Ip Man and Shanghai Knights. But his storm trooper takedowns in the Rogue One should introduce him to a whole new audience.

Sarah wrote about Yen for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read the story click here.

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How Jared Keeso Almost Ruined The Don Cherry Movie

Jared Keeso in Letterkenny

Jared Keeso in Letterkenny

“How’re ye now?”

This simple phrase is both a greeting and secret code to identify devotees of the best Canadian show on television, Letterkenny.

In an alternate universe Letterkenny star and co-creator Jared Keeso might have never gotten to make his smalltown comedy about brawling and social cliques. That’s because a few years ago he got into a bigtown brawl that could have jeopardized his filming of a Don Cherry film as well as his career.

This winding exposition will all make sense if you head over to Fightland to read the interview Keeso did with Sarah about the punch-up in question.

To read it click here.

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