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  • UFC Fight Night 88 Live Thread

    05/29/2016 6:11:09 PM PDT · by Impy · 10 replies
    Main Card airing now on Fox Sports 1
  • Planned Parenthood Referred Sex Traffickers to Shoddy Abortion Center

    02/02/2011 1:56:25 PM PST · by julieee · 4 replies ^ | February 2, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Referred Sex Traffickers to Shoddy Abortion Center Trenton, NJ -- During the discussion captured on video of a Planned Parenthood staffer helping alleged sex traffickers obtain abortions for young women, the staffer referred them to another abortion facility to better conceal the abortions. However, the abortion center in question has a shoddy history and once put a woman in a coma after a botched abortion.
  • $1.9M settlement in botched abortion

    12/31/2009 6:12:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 694+ views ^ | JAMES M. O'NEILL | December 13, 2009
    Metropolitan Medical Associates in Englewood, among the state’s largest abortion clinics, reached a $1.9 million settlement with a woman who suffered massive hemorrhaging, a coma, a stroke and a hysterectomy after she had an abortion at the facility in 2007.  The incident led to an inspection by the state, which shut the facility down for more than a month until improvements were made.  The settlement includes $1 million from the facility, $575,000 from one of the doctors involved in the case and $325,000 from another doctor who had assisted. The settlement was first reported in the New Jersey Law Journal.Rasheedah...
  • MMA legend Tito Ortiz endorses Donald Trump, chants 'build that wall' at rally

    05/27/2016 8:46:30 PM PDT · by pangaea6 · 12 replies
    Cagewriter Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/26/2016 | Andreas Hale
    The number of celebrities who support Donald Trump continues to grow as UFC Hall of Famer and current Bellator fighter Tito Ortiz has now publicly endorsed the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. The 41-year-old was spotted in attendance at a Trump rally in Anaheim, Calif., this week. His appearance caused a stir as Ortiz was pictured holding a sign that said, “Hillary Clinton Killed My Friends,” and later joined in a “build that wall” chant.
  • UFC 198/Bellator 154 Live thread

    05/14/2016 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Impy · 50 replies
    UFC prelims airing right now on Fox Sports 1. Main Card on PPV, Heavyweight Title on the line Bellator airing on Spike TV
  • UFC 197 Thread

    04/23/2016 3:33:59 PM PDT · by EEGator · 98 replies
  • Conor McGregor Announces Retirement from Mixed-Martial Arts

    04/20/2016 6:41:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2016 | Daniel J. Flynn
    UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed-martial arts on Twitter Tuesday. The announcement follows McGregor witnessing last week a Brazilian mixed-martial artist take a beating in the cage that led to his death. The 27-year-old posting the retirement tweet while in Iceland training struck some as a strange setting to call it quits, leading to speculation of a publicity stunt or a call of a UFC bluff on money.
  • Joao Carvalho: MMA fighter dies from head injuries

    04/12/2016 12:45:14 PM PDT · by No_More_Harkin · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 04-11-16 | CNN
    (CNN)Fighter Joao Carvalho has died in hospital after suffering head injuries during a mixed martial arts (MMA) bout in Dublin, Ireland. The 28-year-old complained of feeling unwell after Saturday's fight against Irishman Charlie Ward was stopped by the referee in the third round. The Portuguese welterweight, who fought for Team Nobrega, was taken to hospital and had emergency brain surgery that night but died on Monday evening after 48 hours in intensive care.
  • Rosie Odonnells gay brother compares MMA to "gay porn" during hearing.

    03/28/2016 4:04:36 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 29 replies
    KHOU ^ | 3/28/16
    A bill that would legalize professional mixed martial arts was finally passed by the New York State Assembly on Tuesday – although not without some scrutiny by legislators. “I thought I should learn a little bit about (MMA),” said Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell (D-Manhattan), who is gay. “Well, I should really like it. You have two nearly naked, hot men trying to dominate each other. That’s gay porn with a different ending.” O'Donnell, the brother of actress Rosie O'Donnell, concluded his remarks by saying that he would “take a cold shower” and hopes the state would remain the only one in...
  • Media Matters: 'Uh, Uh, No,' Hillary Didn't Help Start Us

    10/03/2007 6:08:11 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies · 3,007+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Welcome back, Tucker. Really. When Carlson was away, guest host David Shuster sullied Tucker's name-sake show with the tasteless "gotcha" game he sprung on Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), then compounded matters by leading a liberal love-in. Tucker's been back in the saddle for a couple days, and this evening took on Wesley Clark and later a representative of Media Matters. Speaking with Paul Waldman, Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects of "Media Matters," Carlson displayed the graphic shown here, in which Hillary Clinton stated that she had "helped start" Media Matters. Under close questioning by Carlson, Waldman wound up...
  • 'Glad to See That Ronda Rousey Lost,' Donald Trump Tweets as Fighter Vows, 'I'll Be Back'

    11/16/2015 2:12:49 PM PST · by EveningStar · 60 replies
    People ^ | November 16, 2015 | Char Adams
    Donald Trump is glad that Ronda Rousey lost her title as UFC women's bantamweight champion ... "Glad to see that @RondaRousey lost her championship fight last night. Was soundly beaten - not a nice person!" Trump, 69, tweeted to his more than 4 million followers on Sunday ... Days earlier, Rousey, 28, pledged her support to Bernie Sanders in an interview with Maxim magazine. She added that if Sanders doesn't defeat Hillary Clinton in the primary, she'll vote for a third-party candidate ...
  • Hillary Received Memo From David Brock About How to Impeach Clarence Thomas

    09/01/2015 9:46:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | September 1, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    David Brock is a longtime Clinton ally, self-described liar and the paranoid founder of Media Matters. Some background on him:David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs. Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe. The threat he faced...
  • Surprise: transgender “woman” beats tar out of a woman opponent in the ring

    06/11/2015 2:35:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 11, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Here’s a real surprise…A man… bit cut up… beat the stuffing out of a woman.From Libertarian Republic (the video is brutal): Transgender MMA [c’mon… MALE] Fighter Destroys Female OpponentCritics are scrutinizing mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor Fallon Fox, after the transgender fighter gave her opponent a concussion and broke her eye socket.Fox defeated her opponent, Tamikka Brents, by TKO at 2:17 of the first round of their match. Brent’s eye injury resulted in a damaged orbital bone that required seven staples.In a post-fight interview this week, Brents told Whoa TV, “I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life.”  [That’s...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Sid Blumenthal Is A ‘Malevolent, Lugubrious Political Mercenary

    05/21/2015 10:32:54 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | May 20, 2015 | Staff
    Jonah Goldberg: Sid Blumenthal Is A ‘Malevolent, Lugubrious Political Mercenary’ 'More appropriately placed as an advisor to a Medici prince in the 14th century.' Fox News’s Jonah Goldberg had strong words about Hillary Clinton’s “old friend” Sidney Blumenthal on Tuesday, calling him a “malevolent, lugubrious political mercenary who would be more appropriately placed as an adviser to a Medici prince in the 14th century” than as a political consultant today. Blumenthal became the subject of controversy when a New York Times report discovered that he sent then-Secretary of State Clinton “unreliable” memos on the Libyan civil war. The memos were...
  • Team Fighting Championship: yeah, it’s insane

    05/14/2015 11:00:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A new sport has arisen within the fighting universe in Poland: Team Fighting Championship (TFC). If you’ve ever imagined what a professional looking, all out fight between two rival gangs would look like in an arena, this is it. Two teams of five fighters are let loose in the ring, accompanied by five referees, where they punch, kick, and knee the living hell out of each other until just one team is left standing. The only major rules are that “forbid blows to the Adam’s apple, groin kicks, biting and spitting,” but there are no rules that prohibit the four...
  • Modern America: Where It’s OK For a Man to Beat a Woman

    09/26/2014 4:25:30 PM PDT · by OddLane · 35 replies
    Acculturated ^ | September 26, 2014 | Mark Judge
    I recently witnessed a horrible, violent assault. For over two minutes a man beat the hell out of a woman. Finally, after the woman sustained serious injuries, someone put a stop to it. What makes it worse was that the man was not only not arrested, he announced he has every intention of doing it again. This man is free to assault again, because this man is Fallon Fox. Fallon Fox is a transgendered professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter. Last week, it took Fox, who was born a man yet now lives as a woman, about two minutes to...
  • Houston MMA fighter steps in as would-be thieves attack store clerk

    07/29/2014 7:56:52 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    News Fix Now ^ | 7-27-14 | News Fix Now
    HOUSTON, TEXAS – A group of would-be thieves picked the wrong gas station to rob. Mayura Dissanayaka was behind the counter when he noticed his co-worker return to the store after a run to the bank. The men in an SUV were watching too because they went straight for the man and the bank bag as soon as he got out of his car. “Well, just a reaction, you see someone get beat up, you just go out,” said Dissanayaka. Dissanayaka ran outside before the two robbers even saw him. “The first guy I saw, I just kicked him in...
  • The Devil Wears Obama: Michelle Obama’s Embarrassing Tribute to a Top Democratic Donor

    05/09/2014 7:14:08 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 9, 2014 | Matthew Continetti
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has named its collection of used clothes—a sort of consignment shop one must pay to enter and where nothing is for sale—after Anna Wintour. A trustee of the Met since 1999, the editor of Vogue, artistic director of Condé Nast, and inspiration for The Devil Wears Prada has over the years raised some $125 million for the museum. Earlier this week, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center, Michelle Obama delivered a speech. Never have I read one quite like it. The first lady’s presence at the occasion...
  • UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Live Thread

    03/15/2014 4:47:22 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 136 replies
    03/15/2014 | UFC
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Live Thread UFC Welterweight Championship (vacant) Johny Hendricks (15-2) vs Robbie Lawler (22-9, 1 NC) Welterweight Carlos Condit (29-7) vs Tyron Woodley (12-2) Lightweight Diego Sanchez (24-6) vs Myles Jury (13-0) Welterweight Jake Shields (29-6-1, 1 NC) vs Hector Lombard (33-4-1, 1 NC) Light Heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux (14-5) vs Nikita Krylov (16-3) Preliminary Bouts (Fox Sports 2) 5pm PT/ 8pm ET/ 1am UK Welterweight Kelvin Gastelum (8-0) vs Rick Story (16-7) Women's Bantamweight Raquel Pennington (4-4) vs Jessica Andrade (10-3) Featherweight Dennis Bermudez (13-3) vs Jimy Hettes (11-1) Welterweight Sean Spencer (11-2)...
  • How Russian President Vladimir Putin Changed One MMA Fighter's Life

    03/15/2014 12:32:31 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 10 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Mar 12, 2014 | Josh Gross
    Anthony Ruiz's crooked face brought forth a smile and some timely advice from Vladimir Putin. A judo black belt who penned a book and starred in a DVD touting the grappling art, Putin is said to be especially enamored with combat sports because of what they reveal about people. In recent years, Putin famously sat ringside in Moscow and Saint Petersburg paying respects to ethnic Russian heavyweight icon Fedor Emelianenko. Neither of those bouts, however, provided the former KGB officer a chance to see the mettle of a man.
  • Weidman dominates first, then Silva leg break ends fight in TKO (UFC)

    12/28/2013 10:37:56 PM PST · by Impy · 10 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 12-29-13 | Mike Chiappetta
    All of the hype, all of the buildup, and none of the satisfaction of a conclusive finish. In a terribly unfortunate ending to an anticipated rematch, Anderson Silva broke his leg on a checked kick, bringing the UFC 168 main event to a finish at 1:16 of the second round. The official ruling was a TKO win for champion Chris Weidman.
  • Inside the outrageous world of child cage fighting: America's baby MMA arenas

    11/05/2013 11:14:41 AM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 4, 2013 | James Nye
    Inside the outrageous world of child cage fighting: Tiny boys who are trained to attack each other in America's baby MMA arenas It is the heat of battle between two MMA fighters hemmed inside an industrial metal cage. One kicks, punches and strangles his way to brutal victory. His opponent breaks down and cries tears for his mother. But this is not an unusual end to another televised brawl between two fully grown brutes, this is kids's MMA, or Mixed Martial Arts, which is rapidly becoming one of the nation's fastest growing sports among children. It is estimated that three...
  • WWE Smackdown Wrestler Embarrasses Himself While Punching Dummy MMA Style

    07/15/2013 5:11:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | July 15, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    If you plan to mount a dummy on TV, it’s wise to not bring yourself down to the level of the dummy. But a wrestler did exactly that when he tried to defend Trayvon Martin by demonstrating a MMA (mixed martial arts) mount on HLN After Dark. On July 10, HLN After Dark Host Vinnie Politan invited a black guest named David Otunga, a WWE Smackdown wrestler, to discuss the George Zimmerman trial. Otunga made a fool out of himself trying to disprove Zimmerman’s claim that he shot 17-year-old Martin out of self-defense. Politan told viewers that he and Otunga...
  • Judge tosses Trayvon's MMA texts (messages from teen's phone about fighting, weed, guns)

    07/10/2013 10:07:58 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    In still one more of her prosecution-friendly rulings in the second degree murder trial Florida v. George Zimmerman, Judge Debra Nelson ruled on Wednesday that the jury will not see the many texts and photos on Trayvon Martin’s phones dealing with guns and fighting. The ruling followed a lengthy, televised presentation by phone expert Richard Connor Tuesday night on the contents of Martin’s phone. Although the jury was not present, the media were and have no excuse for not reporting what Connor revealed. As the texts made clear, the Martin family attorneys knew what they were doing when they moved...
  • Is Media Matters Obama's Watergate? - Jarrett, Dunn the new Ehrlichman? White House, PIs.

    02/21/2012 4:09:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 21, 2012 | Jeffery Lord
    ......................."So. Media Matters, we learn, is having weekly strategy calls with the White House, they meet with Obama aide Jarrett and ex-aide Dunn, who returned to the White House for the meeting after she departed. Anita Dunn also "became a regular presence" in the Media Matters offices, the then-president of Media Matters "lunched with her, met with her and chatted with her frequently on any number of occasions." And what else? What raises the specter of Tony Ulasewicz? This. From Media Matters' Karl Frisch: "We should hire private investigators to look into the personal lives of Fox News anchors, hosts,...
  • Transgender MMA Fighter Fallon Fox Improves to 3-0 Against a Game Allanna Jones (beats up a girl)

    05/25/2013 7:22:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/25/13 | David King
    COMMENTARY | Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox improved her professional record to 3-0 on May 24, defeating Allanna Jones via submission during the third round of their CFA 11 encounter. It was the first time Fallon spent more than two minutes inside the cage as Jones proved to be a worthy opponent, giving Fox a serious run for her money at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla . **SNIP** However, Fox -- who was clearly the bigger, stronger competitor -- managed to find her groove in the second round, finally putting Jones on her back. She went right back...
  • Breaking - Report: DOJ Leaked Docs to Smear Fast & Furious Whistleblower, Says IG

    05/20/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 94 replies ^ | 5-20-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson. The DOJ IG said it found “Burke’s conduct in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to be inappropriate for a Department employee and wholly unbefitting a U.S. Attorney.” “We are referring to OPR our finding that Burke violated Department policy in disclosing the Dodson memorandum to a member of the media for a determination of whether Burke’s conduct violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for the state...
  • Post-operative transgender female fighter Fallon Fox’s license under review

    03/07/2013 7:27:06 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 03/06/2013 | By Maggie Hendricks
    When Liz Carmouche fought Ronda Rousey at UFC 157, she became the first openly gay UFC fighter. The sport is breaking new ground again with transgender female fighter Fallon Fox. As a postoperative transgender woman since 2006, Fox has two professional wins under her belt. But her license is now under review in Florida, where she knocked out Ericka Newsome in a Championship Fighting Alliance tournament bout. Fox revealed her original gender to Sports Illustrated on Monday. She said when she applied for a license in Florida, that she already held a license in California
  • Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

    02/06/2013 3:30:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | February 6, 2013 | John Stossel
    I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!" Well, it can. So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that. After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos...
  • Bellator ring girl Jade Bryce sees bright future for women's MMA

    12/04/2012 1:21:14 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 4th, 2012 | Eric Holden
    According to a Dec. 4 report from Cage Potato, Bellator ring girl Jade Bryce sees a bright future for women's MMA. Bryce, a blonde bombshell who has appeared in FIGHT magazine and Playboy, thinks women's MMA is just a couple years away from surpassing the men's game in popularity. "I think we have so much amazing talent out there, but we just need more of it to be able to have tournaments," Bryce said. Bellator typically has at least one women's feature fight on each card. However, the talent pool in some female MMA divisions is perhaps too thin to...
  • Olympic gold medalist Jeff Blatnick dies

    10/24/2012 3:35:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    WNYT - Albany, New York ^ | October 24, 2012 | Anna Didio
    Niskayuna native Jeff Blatnick, who overcame cancer to win an Olympic gold medal, has died from cardio-pulmonary arrest. He was 55 years old. Blatnick took home the gold in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1984.
  • Huma Abedin and The Saudi King’s Manifesto

    08/14/2012 5:05:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 14, 2012 | Jamie Glazov
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Huma Abedin and The Saudi KingÂ’s ManifestoPosted By Jamie Glazov On August 14, 2012 @ 12:27 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Frontpage InterviewÂ’s guest today is Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist and Muslim Brotherhood activist who is the author of For God or For Tyranny.FP: Walid Shoebat, welcome back to Frontpage. The interview we did last year, The Dark Muslim Brotherhood World of Huma Abedin, has become extremely relevant and I would like to discuss your new highly disturbing findings with you.Shoebat: Thanks for having me again Jamie.FP: Last Friday, President...
  • Same-sex marriage question will be on Maryland ballot

    06/08/2012 10:08:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — Organizers of a petition against Maryland’s same-sex marriage law have collected enough valid voter signatures to send the law to a November referendum, state election officials said Thursday. The state Board of Elections announced that local elections boards have verified 70,039 signatures on the petition to force a statewide vote on the law — exceeding the 55,736 signatures that were required to be turned in by June 30. The Maryland Marriage Alliance has led the petition effort against the law, which was passed in February by the General Assembly. The group says it submitted more than 122,000 signatures...
  • Maryland foes of same-sex nuptials say petition goal reached

    05/30/2012 4:51:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 29, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — The group leading a petition effort against Maryland’s same-sex marriage law says it has more than twice the number of signatures needed to send the law to referendum one month before the state-mandated deadline. The Maryland Marriage Alliance said Tuesday it has collected more than 113,000 voter signatures seeking a statewide vote on the law, which was passed in February by the General Assembly and is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1. Petitioners have until June 30 to collect 55,736 valid voter signatures to force a statewide vote in November. One-third of those signatures — 18,579 —...
  • Dershowitz to Newsmax: Obama Could Be ‘Chamberlain of 21st Century’

    03/07/2012 12:02:04 AM PST · by iowamark · 34 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 28 Feb 2012 | Martin Gould and Ashley Martella
    President Barack Obama is in danger of going down in history as “the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century,” if he fails to stop Iran’s development of the nuclear bomb, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz tells Newsmax.TV. “I know Obama, I like Obama, I voted for Obama,” Dershowitz said in the exclusive interview. “I hope he is not remembered in history as the Neville Chamberlain of the 21st century, the person who didn‘t see the greatest evil, didn’t recognize the greatest evil of the 20th century, as Chamberlain did not.” Chamberlain was the British Prime minister who signed the 1938...
  • Local UFC Fighter In Trouble Again For Obama Comments

    01/09/2012 8:50:47 AM PST · by bkopto · 11 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | Jan 6, 2012 | staff
    Jacob Volkmann admits he’s trying to make a name for himself as a fighter. The problem is it’s getting him in trouble at his other job. Following a fight last Friday, the 31-year old White Bear Lake man was being interviewed by Joe Rogan. Volkmann told Rogan that President Obama should call him to schedule a “glass-ectomy.” Rogan then asked what a “glass-ectomy” is. “A glass-ectomy is when you cut your bellybutton out and put a piece of glass in there so when you have your head up your butt you can see where you’re going.” Volkmann said. The White...
  • Identity Politics (Why is Cain Velasquez Fighting For Mexico?)

    11/12/2011 4:23:38 PM PST · by OddLane · 17 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 12, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    I normally wouldn’t devote an entire post to mixed martial arts, especially when there are such vital issues to discuss-including the Obama administration’s continued war against the State of Arizona. The sport doesn’t particularly appeal to me as a spectator, and I’m of the opinion that if I wanted to see men who didn’t know how to throw a punch properly, I’d watch boxing. However, I believe that an exception must be made for the much-anticipated UFC fight that will be broadcast on CBS shortly. The reason being that this fight involves a fighter, Cain Velasquez, of Mexican heritage who...
  • [MMA] Fighters in L.A. for BJJ tournament stop a robbery at hotel

    11/06/2011 2:01:08 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Maggie Hendricks
    Two mixed martial artists from Oregon were in Los Angeles for a grappling tournament, but they ended up using their skills to do much more than win a match. They subdued an armed robber who was holding up the clerk at their hotel. Watch the security video in this report from KCAL-TV.
  • WARRIOR's Heart

    08/19/2011 5:50:58 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 2 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 8/19/11 | Tom Allen
    There’s an art to the way one lives one’s life. Perspective, serenity, openness to beauty, the ability to see goodness in things – these qualities are only possible when one is in balance. And right now film director Gavin O’Connor is in balance, though perhaps a precarious one, pulled as he is in so many different directions with the release of his much-anticipated film WARRIOR fast approaching (in theaters September 9). As he painstakingly polishes the various elements of what some are predicting will be a breakout hit, O’Connor is also addressing an aspect every bit as demanding but which...
  • Media Matters' Tax-Exempt Attacks on Fox News Are Illegal, Says Attorney

    06/22/2011 7:57:35 PM PDT · by caseyn · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | June 22, 2011 | The Washington Times
    David Brock, the conservative turned liberal advocate, has recently garnered a considerable amount of press coverage for his attacks on Fox News for, among many other things, allegedly taking over leadership of the Republican Party. What the news coverage has ignored is his use of tax-free funds for his organization, Media Matters for America (MMA), for these attacks - a form of government support for activities that clearly do not merit tax-exempt status and that as a result infringe on Fox News' First Amendment rights.
  • GRAY: Taxpayers’ subsidization of war on Fox News

    06/22/2011 10:55:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 21, 2011 | C. Boyden Gray
    David Brock, the conservative turned liberal advocate, has recently garnered a considerable amount of press coverage for his attacks on Fox News for, among many other things, allegedly taking over leadership of the Republican Party. What the news coverage has ignored is his use of tax-free funds for his organization, Media Matters for America (MMA), for these attacks — a form of government support for activities that clearly do not merit tax-exempt status and that as a result infringe on Fox News’ First Amendment rights. MMA was originally established as an Internal Revenue Service Section 501(c)(3) organization, that is, an...
  • Philly Dad saves New York!

    02/14/2011 3:42:53 PM PST · by bvw · 19 replies
    various news reports | 14 Feb 2011 | bvw
    Joseph Lozito, a soft-spoken Dad from Northeast Philly and fan of MMA, saved New York yesterday by defeating a crazed knife wielding serial killer hand-to-hand close combat.
  • Steven Seagal helped Anderson Silva with KO front kick

    02/06/2011 5:11:51 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 16 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo sports ^ | 2-7-11 | Maggie Hendricks
    Action film star Steven Seagal accompanied UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva to the Octagon at UFC 126 on Saturday night before Silva knocked Vitor Belfort out with a highlight reel front kick. Seagal was not just there for star power. According to Silva, he learned the kick from Seagal. "Steven Seagal helped me perfect that kick. That was a kick we were working on before I stepped in," Silva said through a translator at the post-fight press conference. "This was a kick that I trained a lot."
  • Update On MMA Fighter’s Challenge To Meet Obama In Octagon

    01/15/2011 8:22:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-15-11 | Skookum
    Criticize or challenge Obama and you can lose your job. [VIDEO AT SITE] or HEREJacob Volkmann, after being interviewed by a Leftist TV reporter, who inserted his political views, imagine that, has been placed on administrative leave with pay from his job as a high school wrestling coach in Minnesota for making comments about Obama. He made derogatory comments about Obama's lack of intelligence and challenged him to a fight in the octagon. Volkman, says he is now under investigation by White Bear Lake High School, where he has worked for three years as a high school wrestling coach. They...
  • MMA Fighter Challenges Obama To Meet In The Octagon

    01/07/2011 7:17:19 AM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-07-10 | Skookum
    UFC lightweight Jacob Volkman, after defeating Antonio McKee, said he wanted to fight Barack Obama for his next fight. After calling out Obama to meet him in the ring, he explained why: Actually, Obama, he's not too bright; someone needs to knock some sense into that idiot. I just don't like what Barack is doing. Apparently, criticizing Obama on TV in a sports arena and challenging him to three rounds of Mixed Martial Arts action will earn you a visit from the Secret Service. A few days later, Volkman was coaching a youth wrestling camp, a situation that will automatically...
  • Liberal media watchdog: Fox News e-mail shows network's slant on climate change

    12/17/2010 9:40:14 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2010 | Paul Farhi
    Fox News Channel's top Washington editor ordered the network's reporters to couple any mention of global climate change with skepticism about the data underlying such a scientific conclusion, according to an e-mail released by a liberal media-watchdog group Wednesday. Media Matters for America said the internal e-mail from Bill Sammon, Fox News's Washington bureau chief, called into question the network's impartiality in reporting on climate change. In an e-mail sent last December to Fox News's journalists in the wake of a global conference on climate change, Sammon asked Fox journalists to "refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or...
  • Richard Maize: I Started UFC, MMA - Was First To Use Octogon Cage

    11/09/2010 12:06:53 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    PRLog ^ | November 7, 2010 | Richard Maize
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    10/03/2010 1:15:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
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    08/28/2010 7:11:31 PM PDT · by LongElegantLegs · 37 replies
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    Anybody else watching the fight?
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    08/07/2010 7:07:56 PM PDT · by Mr Fuji · 181 replies · 2+ views
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