Catch Wrestling Alliance USA vs The World this Saturday in Los Angeles
A common complaint from casual combat sports fans when the topic of amateur scholastic wrestling and international freestyle wrestling comes up, is not only the lack of a submission element – deemed a more definitive contest end than the pin – but also the perceived difficulty of following the scoring methodology for takedowns, escapes and […]
USA Wrestling legend Wade Schalles becomes new head coach of Scientific Wrestling
Since the tragic passing of Billy Robinson a little over a month ago, it was uncertain how and in what form Scientific Wrestling — the organisation Robinson had been the head coach for since 2007 — would continue to operate and continue his brand of Catch-As-Catch-Can Wrestling. Recently Scientific Wrestling founder Jake Shannon made the […]
Opinion: MMA promotions should stop holding events in Wyoming
Junior Maranhao should not have been allowed to continue fighting after he collapsed from his stool before the final round of his fight at RFA 14. It’s dumb luck and fortune it didn’t end up being the final round of his life and for tragedy to befall the MMA world and his friends and family. […]
UFC’s $10 million performance bonus payout 2014 quarter 1 review
After UFC 170, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White made the bold claim there was a $10 million pot to award to the promotion’s fighters in 2014 and that every last cent was intended to be given away. In the same media scrum White clarified the pot was around $9.8 million and so that is […]
Professional and Catch As Catch Can Wrestler Billy Robinson, 75, passes away
It’s with sadness I and Bloody Elbow have to report the passing of professional wrestler and Catch As Catch Can Wrestling coach Billy Robinson. Jake Shannon, the founder of Scientific Wrestling — the catch wrestling promotional organisation Robinson worked with as an advisor and head coach — broke the news earlier via Facebook. I am […]
UFC 170 Who did most to finish in Alexis Davis vs Jessica Eye?
In my last article I looked at the close fight between John Makdessi and Alan Patrick from UFC 169, judging the bout under the simple criteria of ‘Who Did Most To Finish?’. To read more about how and why I came up with this criteria, check out the first article in the story stream when […]
Dana White’s $10 million UFC performance bonus pot for 2014 significant increase on previous year’s payout
Last night at the UFC 170 post fight scrum with president Dana White, the topic of performance bonuses came up and how this new approach was replacing the former Knockout and Submission of the night bonuses. Of note Dana White made the following bold claim: “There’s a 10 million dollar pot this year. 10 million […]
UFC’s $10 million performance bonus pot 2014
entry-content__stream “> UFC president Dana White claimed around $10 million will be paid to fighters in 2014 in performance bonuses. KJ Gould keeps track of the bonus payouts in quarterly reviews.
Who Did Most To Finish?
entry-content__stream “> In response to the perennial issue of bad judging in combat sports, KJ Gould experiments with his own judging criteria simply titled ‘Who Did Most To Finish?’. Follow this stream to keep track of his progress judging MMA fights in the UFC and other promotions.
UFC 169: Who did most to finish in John Makdessi vs Alan Patrick?
Last week I looked at the Benson Henderson vs Josh Thomson fight from UFC on Fox and judged the bout using the basic criteria of ‘Who Did Most To Finish?’, for the simple reason of treating MMA more like an actual fight and less of a point scoring game. The reaction by fans in the […]
UFC on Fox: Who did most to finish in Benson Henderson vs Josh Thomson?
For several years many fight fans, reporters and other stakeholders in the sport of MMA have cried foul over seemingly obvious judges’ decisions going the wrong way. Sometimes fights have been hard to call, but often that hasn’t divided parties as to which fighter should have received the nod. A few years ago one such […]
Texas BJJ club owner Samuel David Lewis charged with sexual assault of a child
Samuel David Lewis, the 23 year old owner of BQuick Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Stephenville, Texas was arrested on Monday and charged with the sexual assault of a 14 year old student, according to the Stephenville Empire Tribune. According to the arrest affidavit, Lewis and the victim had sex in the bathroom of the club […]
Roundtable: Is Georges St. Pierre UFC’s greatest fighter of all time if Anderson Silva loses again?
KJ Gould: In the wake of Georges St-Pierre’s official indefinite leave (only rock bands are cool enough to use ‘hiatus’), I saw an open question regarding the legacy of GSP crop up on social media. Some feel that should Anderson Silva lose the rematch to Chris Weidman, Georges St. Pierre should be considered the UFC’s […]
Challengers waiting on champions: The reason to wait for UFC title shots
Dana White, the ever vocal president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, often likes to remark on the small window of time fighters have to make their mark and earn their fortune in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. For this reason he often advises number #1 contenders to stay active in the fight game rather […]
Official Kazushi Sakuraba clothing line from Scramble launches with KS t-shirt
For those wanting an MMA related gift to give or receive this holiday season, but are otherwise unsure of what to choose, read on … Kazushi Sakuraba has a special place in most MMA fans’ hearts who were able to witness his brilliance and fighting spirit during the Pride Fighting Championship heyday. A lot of […]
Bloody Elbow Roundtable: Rousimar Palhares leglock crime and suitable punishment.
Disclaimer: This roundtable was conducted several hours before news broke of Dana White announcing UFC had cut Rousimar Palhares during his appearance on ESPN on Thursday 10th October, and only offers opinion and perspective the morning after UFC Fight Night 29. KJ Gould: Rousimar Palhares and his leglock antics is probably the main story coming […]
UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen results – Dana White unhappy with Chael Sonnen media ranking
It didn’t take long for Dana White to find something to vent over at the UFC Fight Night post-event press conference, despite most of the card including the Mauricio Rua vs Chael Sonnen main event delivering in spades when it came to action and audience satisfaction. Should the ratings for the newly launched Fox Sports […]
New York MMA feature on lifting the ban including UFC lawyer David Weinraub interview
As part of the UFC’s current press ‘World Tour’, Dana White touched upon why New York is the remaining state in the union still holding out on legalising the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Presented by Phoneix Carnevale and directed by MMA videographer Kahleem Poole, aka “Kahl-One,” both produced this slickly edited feature after the […]
BT Sport launches to customer complaints, UFC loses 3.8 million Virgin TV customer base
BT Sport launched in the UK yesterday with a one day Freeview event to give potential new customers a taste of what they can expect with a full subscription. The day peaked with a 1.21% share (some 207k viewers) for the Bayern Munich versus Manchester City European Football (Soccer) match, according to BroadcastNow.co.uk According to […]
UFC 162 results: Coming to terms with the oddness of Silva vs. Weidman
After the initial shock of Anderson Silva being knocked down and finished by challenger Chris Weidman at UFC 162’s main event last night — a moment that delighted some fans and devastated others — some observers of what transpired may have been left with a feeling of uneasiness in the immediate aftermath. I myself am […]
UFC 160 results: Questionable refereeing in Jeremy Stephens vs Estevan Payan bloodbath
According to the American Red Cross, the average adult has approximately just 10 pints of blood in his or her body. Approximately 1 pint is the usual safe donation an adult can make at one time — a healthy donor may donate red blood cells every 56 days — and approximately 3 pints of blood […]
Championship Fighting Alliance 11 results and gifs: Fallon Fox and Mike Kyle victorious
The buzz surrounding last night’s CFA 11 card was the continuing story of transgender fighter Fallon Fox fighting for the third time professionally in WMMA. It’s fair to say that strictly down to the interest in Fox, the Championship Fighting Alliance were able to go from ustream to AXS.TV (formerly HDNet). Fox was the heavy […]
CFA 11 featuring Fallon Fox vs Allanna Jones, Travis Wiuff vs Mike Kyle on AXS.TV live results and discussion
Join us tonight at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Bloody Elbow for the AXS.TV presenation of the Championship Fighting Alliance 11 main card, live form the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. The event is headlined by Heavyweight veterans Travis Wiuff and Mike Kyle, while in the co-main event polarising transgender WMMA […]
Championship Fighting Alliance 11: Kyle vs Wiuff, Fallon Fox vs Allanna Jones Preview
Tonight on AXS.TV from 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT sees Heavyweight veterans Mike Kyle and Travis Wiuff clash in a main event with familiar names on the main undercard, including controversial transgender WMMA fighter Fallon Fox and Bellator veteran Alexis Vila. Wiuff, filling in for originally slated fighter Valentijn Overeem, is looking to […]
UFC Gallery: The changing physique of Vitor Belfort
Vitor Belfort’s use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) might be the most polarising of all fighters utilising the therapy in today’s MMA. This could well be because of his performance enhancing drug (PED) test failure following his loss to Dan Henderson at Pride 32 in October of 2006, where he tested positive for 4-Hydroxytestosterone — […]
UFC 159 results: Athletic commissions need to have a serious crack down on eye pokes in MMA
The occurrence of fighters getting poked in the eye seems to have become more common in recent years, with 4 happening at last night’s UFC 159 event in Newark, New Jersey. Two of the instances happened in the same fight; one from each of the fighters, only it was the second one that caused the […]
UFC likely coming to BT Sport in UK this summer after ESPN purchase
Gary Cook was a bit coy when it came to questions about the UFC’s UK television deal asked of him during the various press conferences held the week of UFC on Fuel 9 in Sweden. Appointed as the new Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the UFC in Europe, the Middle East and Africa […]
NCAA Wrestling Tournament 2013: Results Recap Of quarter-finals
The trend of upsets that started in Session 1 yesterday continued with the surprise sudden victory defeat of defending 125 lbs national champion and #3 seed Matthew McDonough as Cornell’s #6 seed Nahshon Garrett shocked the Iowa fans with a 2 point takedown in over time, taking the win with a score of 4-2. Also […]
2013 NCAA Wrestling Tournament quarter-finals live discussion
Join us at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m.. ET / 3 p.m. GMT for the quarter-finals of the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship, live from the Wells Fargo Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Be sure to check out our results recaps for Session 1 and Session 2 from Thursday. Penn State have suffered […]
2013 NCAA Wrestling Tournament Session 2 live discussion
Join us at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. ET / 11 p.m. GMT for Session 1 of the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship, live from the Wells Fargo Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Several upsets happened during Session 1 this afternoon with nearly 20 seeded wrestlers losing to their unseeded opponents. Penn State […]