Chris Rini
Chris Rini

Chris Rini is an artist and BloodyElbow’s editorial cartoonist. He has been an artist since 1996 and publishes an annual book called The Fine Art of Violence. Chris has worked in Mixed Martial arts since 2013 and in his spare time makes terrariums, plays keyboards, and trains BJJ.

MMA Squared: Leon Edwards’ inspirational win marred by MMA Conspiracy Theory
MMA Squared: Leon Edwards’ inspirational win marred by MMA Conspiracy Theory
    I’m not being facetious calling Leon Edwards’ performance inspirational. Through all five rounds he would find himself being pushed around and bombed on by Usman and a new look would come across his face. He seemed to gain access to a new reserve of confidence and ability. I was genuinely taken in by […]
MMA SQUARED: Combat Wombat, sports psychologist advises UFC 286 headliners and Slap League impresario
MMA SQUARED: Combat Wombat, sports psychologist advises UFC 286 headliners and Slap League impresario
Auto-correct made ‘history’ into ‘hosiery’ which almost resulted in a classic typo.Chris Rini Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday. Chris
MMA SQUARED: Let’s check in on Dana White’s perspective after the first season of Slap League
MMA SQUARED: Let’s check in on Dana White’s perspective after the first season of Slap League
Chris Rini Hey all, I strongly encourage you to join the new BloodyElbow Substack where I will be taking on a new role at BE: Art Director. Thanks to everyone who has been supporting my art studio via Patreon, where the rewards include a copy of my annual MMA book, The Fine Art of Violence. […]
MMA SQUARED: Combat Wombat explains UFC financials for fans who don’t want to read journalism
MMA SQUARED: Combat Wombat explains UFC financials for fans who don’t want to read journalism
You can’t see the Endeavor and Disney executives, they’re behind the money bags. Dana White is their guard dog.
MMA SQUARED: Jon Jones is the GOAT and everything is fine now.
MMA SQUARED: Jon Jones is the GOAT and everything is fine now.
It kills me how no one has said Curtis Blaydes’ name. Just gonna dig up ol’ Stipe Miocic instead.
MMA Squared: Imagining a Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier UFC 285 post-fight interview
MMA Squared: Imagining a Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier UFC 285 post-fight interview
Do you think Ciryl Gane feels left out of the whole Jon Jones / Francis Ngannou discussion? Chris Rini Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday. Chris
MMA SQUARED; Combat Wombat and Petey the Picogram prepare for Jon Jones fight week
MMA SQUARED; Combat Wombat and Petey the Picogram prepare for Jon Jones fight week
For those of you who don’t remember, here’s Petey the Picogram’s Bloody Elbow debut. Chris Rini Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Wednesday. Chris
MMA SQUARED: Light Heavyweight headliners are part of UFC’s secret strategy
MMA SQUARED: Light Heavyweight headliners are part of UFC’s secret strategy
Chris Rini Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday Chris
MMA SQUARED: We have entered another Jon Jones Chaos Cycle
MMA SQUARED: We have entered another Jon Jones Chaos Cycle
Whose job is it to break the cycle? Jone Jones? the fans? Jesus? Chris Rini Thanks to everyone who’s joined my art studio Patreon, I just got the photography done for the next book and will be giving the raw files including the drawings that weren’t able to fit in the physical book to the […]
MMA SQUARED: Dana White’s most beloved friends stage an intervention
MMA SQUARED: Dana White’s most beloved friends stage an intervention
Chris Rini BONUS CARTOON! Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday. Chris
MMA SQUARED: Volkanovski vs Makhachev was too close; now the future of two divisions is blurry
MMA SQUARED: Volkanovski vs Makhachev was too close; now the future of two divisions is blurry
Chris Rini Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday. Chris
MMA SQUARED: Islam Makhachev overcomes PR threat in thrilling UFC 284 performance
MMA SQUARED: Islam Makhachev overcomes PR threat in thrilling UFC 284 performance
Chris Rini Thanks everyone for being supportive of my work here and in my proper art studio making books about MMA. What a thrilling and heartening night of fights. The winners (and Volk) in the last three fights of UFC 284 just made me more excited for the future. Take care of yourself and I’ll […]
MMA SQUARED: Volkanovaski is going for greatness, but Islam Makhachev is the one taking a risk
MMA SQUARED: Volkanovaski is going for greatness, but Islam Makhachev is the one taking a risk
Does he look like a Bored Ape? Did I accidentally make an NFT? Chris Rini New “Book Worthy” studio vlog is up, and I just now realised I can embed these videos instead of linking to another site. Old dog, new trick. Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday. Chris
MMA SQUARED: Dana White explains fight promotion to Islam Makhachev
MMA SQUARED: Dana White explains fight promotion to Islam Makhachev
Chris Rini Hey all, I’m starting a new book series chronicling both the fights and the stories of 2023 over at my Patreon. It will combine wood engravings of the most important fights of the year with Combat Wombat and MMA Squared’s cartoons telling the story behind the fights. You can get support my art […]
MMA SQUARED: Farewell to the Greatest Heavyweight Fighter of all time.
MMA SQUARED: Farewell to the Greatest Heavyweight Fighter of all time.
Chris Rini Thanks everyone who’s been following my YouTube channel, patreon book series, or just sharing kind words. Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Wednesday. Chris About the author: Chris Rini is an artist and BloodyElbow’s editorial cartoonist. He has been an artist since 1996 and publishes an annual book called The […]
MMA SQUARED: Dana White has a feminist ephiphany
MMA SQUARED: Dana White has a feminist ephiphany
Chris Rini Hey all, I’m not going anywhere. MMA Squared will continue and be folded into my book series The Fine Art of Violence. Over there I’ve been publishing books with artistic renderings of the best, most exciting, and most relevant fights of each year. The next edition covering year 2023 will also be a […]
MMA SQUARED: Combat Wombat, intrepid MMA Journalist, gets fired
MMA SQUARED: Combat Wombat, intrepid MMA Journalist, gets fired
Chris Rini Hey all, things are getting a little wacky these days but I’ve decided that no matter what happens I will continue MMA Squared. The cartoons will be be collected in conjunction with my Fine Art of Violence book series. All the support I’ve gotten from bloody elbow over the past five years have […]
MMA SQUARED: UFC was paying unranked prospects more than champions in the FOX era
MMA SQUARED: UFC was paying unranked prospects more than champions in the FOX era
Chris Rini Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday. Chris
MMA SQUARED: Brandon Moreno, a master of Lego and Flyweights puts an end to an era
MMA SQUARED: Brandon Moreno, a master of Lego and Flyweights puts an end to an era
Chris Rini I want to briefly say that I’m saddened by the loss of Kid Nate. He believed in me, my artwork and. aspirations. So much of the artwork I’ve created in my own studio and here at MMA Squared, the creation of Combat Wombat are can all be traced back to Nate and I’ll […]
MMA SQUARED: Forget the Slap stuff—both wife and league, there’s *good* UFC news this time
MMA SQUARED: Forget the Slap stuff—both wife and league, there’s *good* UFC news this time
Chris Rini Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday. Chris
MMA SQUARED: The real reason Dana White could never negotiate with Francis Ngannou
MMA SQUARED: The real reason Dana White could never negotiate with Francis Ngannou
Chris Rini I had a nice exhibition of MMA artwork in Denmark recently and the local TV station interviewed me. The footage is here, you’ll get to see a couple large MMA paintings Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Friday with an extra MMA Squared. Chris
MMA SQUARED: Dana White details the consequences of domestic abuse to a cartoon Wombat
MMA SQUARED: Dana White details the consequences of domestic abuse to a cartoon Wombat
Chris Rini This has been an emotionally draining week, figuring out how to talk about this story and take a stand within the confines of this job. Thank you all for your comments. Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday. Chris
MMA SQUARED: Disney princesses explain Dana White hitting his wife
MMA SQUARED: Disney princesses explain Dana White hitting his wife
Chris Rini If a cartoon can make you uncomfortable, isn’t the real life version worse? Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday. Chris
MMA SQUARED: Dana White, too big to fail
MMA SQUARED: Dana White, too big to fail
Chris Rini Don’t forget, in 2023 you’ll be getting two more MMA Squared cartoons a month! Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Wednesday. Chris
MMA Squared: Editorial cartoon about Dana White slapping his wife.
MMA Squared: Editorial cartoon about Dana White slapping his wife.
Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday. Chris
MMA SQUARED: 2023 UFC title prediction and cartoon resolution
MMA SQUARED: 2023 UFC title prediction and cartoon resolution
Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Wednesday. Chris
MMA Squared: The real 2022 fighter of the year
MMA Squared: The real 2022 fighter of the year
Chris Rini Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Monday. Remember to watch the Super Atomweight Tournament finals on RIZIN and happy new year! Chris
MMA SQUARED: Dana White’s biggest critic takes a moment to be grateful for him
MMA SQUARED: Dana White’s biggest critic takes a moment to be grateful for him
Chris Rini Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Wednesday. Chris
MMA SQUARED: UFC Opposite Awards, who ‘wins’ L of the Year
MMA SQUARED: UFC Opposite Awards, who ‘wins’ L of the Year
Chris Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you Wednesday. Chris