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Raw July 28th: John Cena vs. Plan Cesaro, Brie vs. Steph

We got a few good episodes of WWE Monday Night Raw, which is probably all that we could ask for, until tonight happened. For some reason WWE has a way...

07-28-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

Let's relive Gennady Golovkin's TKO victory over Daniel Geale

I'm pretty sure when Badr Hari was here in America training to become a pro boxer for like two months,  before he realized he could make infinitely more in kickboxing...

07-28-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 6 Comments

The fact that Josh Rector only has one hand didn't stop him from nabbing an armbar win over the weekend

Josh Rector is an amateur middleweight fighter with a 3-0 record. He has one hand. Now, before we even get into it, he's a middleweight. Your dream fight involving Nick...

07-28-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

A Lesson in Street MMA: 5 people pick on a girl, 1 boyfriend in beast mode is unleashed

Details are hazy in this Lesson in Street MMA, but we can all agree that the lesson is to not bully people, especially in a disgusting 5 v 1 scenario...

07-28-2014 | Jason Nawara | 10 Comments

Test footage from the Deadpool movie has surfaced, and it looks great, actually

Is this the new MiddleEasy? Well, considering there's no major MMA events going on for about three weeks, yeah, we can focus our attention on the fallout of Comic Con...

07-28-2014 | Jason Nawara | 6 Comments

SFW is a new stickfighting organization, and it's suitable for work. Check out their first event here

MMA fighters and fans are the most violent hipsters in existence. We never miss an opportunity to declare that we watched one man defeat another man in organized fighting before...

07-28-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

FighterXFashion - The UFC on FOX 12 walkout music

Searching for some of the walkout songs heard during fighter entrances at UFC on FOX 12? Here’s a quick recap of the music that was played while the fighters walked out...

07-28-2014 | FighterXFashion | No comments

Joe Rogan vs Ed O'Neill in Metamoris? Al Bundy says, 'Let's rock.'

Do you remember the first time you cried yourself to sleep as an adult? For me, it was October 4, 1998, the night My Fox Twin Cities started running Married...

07-28-2014 | Nate Johnson | 13 Comments

Mad Max Fury Road Trailer Looks to Reintroduce Us to the Road Warrior

I feel like the world has spent so much time being nerds about Frank Miller, it’s a name that this week especially, in the wake of Comic-Con, is hard to...

07-28-2014 | Dave Walsh | 2 Comments

The Batman vs. Superman trailer has LEAKED - Watch it here

Holy crap. Holy crap. Hole. Lee. Crap. So it's San Diego Comic Con this weekend, or the big one, and there's been a lot of big news. Sinister Six will come out...

07-27-2014 | Christopher Jones | 12 Comments

Robbie Lawler's Old School Battle Back to the Future

Robbie Lawler grew up in the company of killers. There’s little that hasn’t already been said about the men of the Miletich Fighting Systems. On any given night, there were...

07-27-2014 | Ben Westcott | 3 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: 360 kicks cannot save you

  I enjoy EA UFC. I didn't used to, and throughout much of its pre-release promotion, I was apprehensive at best. Let's be honest - the Showtime kick was so long...

07-27-2014 | Christopher Jones | 7 Comments

The Hangover: UFC on Fox 12 Edition

When this card was fully fleshed out, this was one of the UFC cards that made me tingly all over. It didn’t disappoint. If you missed it last night, shame...

07-27-2014 | Marcus Hall | 4 Comments

It's a bash at the beach with Arrows MMA and their XP modifiers

Well...there you have it. Bash at the Beach has come to the world of MMA. There’s still some Summer left so if you haven’t already made your yearly familial vacation...

07-27-2014 | Christopher Jones | 2 Comments

A Lesson in Gas Station MMA: You WILL be kicked in the face by the MMA champion clerk

Times are hard. I get it. As a result men become desperate, and desperate men do desperate things. Or something like that. I don't know. Sometimes people just steal shit. That's what...

07-27-2014 | Christopher Jones | 4 Comments

Melvin Manhoef got knocked out this weekend and we have the video. Bummer.

Quick, first person to answer the following question correctly receives $200 dollars in Middleeasy merch and nude photos of myself. What's the most hyperlinked item in Middleeasy history? "Melvin Manhoef vs....

07-27-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 5 Comments

A decision? What? The judges deem Robbie Lawler the rightful winner against Matt Brown at UFC on FOX

The hype would lead us to believe that both men would likely be having an EA UFC fight (pre-patch), but what went down in the main event fight on FOX...

07-26-2014 | Jason Nawara | 14 Comments

Anthony Johnson just detonated a bomb on Lil' Nog's dome

This was, unfortunately, the expected outcome for this fight. For some reason, it's been decided that 2014 was the year in which the Nog brothers would be violently knocked out....

07-26-2014 | Jason Nawara | 9 Comments

Josh Thomson predicts his own ****ing against Bobby Green

We are big fans of Bobby Green's fight style, which is Hood, if you didn't know. It's a rung below jeet june do, which makes us wonder why Bobby Green...

07-26-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

Kill some time before UFC on FOX 12 and watch these Game of Thrones bloopers

I'm not going to be one of those people that's going to be like, "the books are so much better" but then again, maybe I am? Sorry to open this...

07-26-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Tyson Fury may have pulled out of his fight tonight, but we'll always have this entertaining press conference

Halloween is a holiday that is very easy to enjoy. This past year I won $250 bucks for my costume, I was LT. Dan from Forrest Gump. My father and I...

07-26-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 5 Comments

Five heads explode then Robbie Lawler shrugs his way through discussing his top 5 KOs

Robbie Lawler blows up heads with more nonchalance than the entire cast of the Expendables put together. Robbie Lawler is the closest thing America has to a Russian MMA fighter....

07-26-2014 | Jason Nawara | 2 Comments

Mike Tyson Mysteries is your new favorite cartoon

In my brief time in LA the strangest people I met were those that worked on cartoons. Mostly Cartoon Network cartoons, but also cartoons in general. There's something about the...

07-26-2014 | Jason Nawara | 3 Comments

Brown Pride: Matt Brown on being his own underdog, living in the moment, and... fighting the mentally challenged

When Matt Brown talks, you get the sense that he’s allergic to bullshit, that he probably belongs in an era before they invented the treadmill or the heart rate monitor,...

07-26-2014 | Nate Johnson | 2 Comments

WHOATV - We stick a microphone in Ariel Helwani's face and get an interesting interview. How meta.

When it was first published in 1986, Watchmen was a ground breaking look at the superhero archetypes. Writer Alan Moore & artist Dave Gibbons rattled the very foundation of the...

07-26-2014 | Ben Westcott | 3 Comments

Karo Parisyan beats down the New York Badass, Baroni still comes out 'Best Eva'

One hundred and twenty-six seconds was all it took for Karo Parisyan to exclaim, "bro, why are you still doing this?" All while throwing fists in the general direction of...

07-25-2014 | Jason Nawara | 9 Comments

Watch the UFC Fight Night Lawler vs Brown weigh-ins right HERE at 7 ET 4 PT!

Violence. It is almost here. There are few better matchups to make in the entire world than Robbie Lawler vs Matt Brown, and that's because there's no surprises. That's not...

07-25-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

SpilledBagofIce Presents: Six Potential Matchups For Nick Diaz

It's impossible to deny that Nick Diaz keeps things interesting in MMA -both in and out of the Octagon. Unfortunately, Nick had retired... or wanted a title shot... or wanted...

07-25-2014 | SpilledBagofIce | 12 Comments

Daniel Cormier makes our list of altruistic individuals in 2014 for flying a pizza delivery man to his fight against Jones

Daniel Cormier is truly the people's champion. Or at the very least, he's the united fast food workers of America's champion. The man who makes Popeye's Chicken chefs squeal has...

07-25-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

SuperCalo goes through the looking glass, discovers something strange about the 'Diaz' signing

The interweb is abuzz with the signing of Nick Diaz to a amended, or revised or extended contract, reportedly for money that he finds acceptable which in the past he...

07-25-2014 | super Calo | 24 Comments

Gennady Golovkin made his Broadway debut in Rocky: The Musical, check it out

Gennady Golovkin will be stepping into a ring this weekend inside of Madison Square Garden, where he will be taking on Daniel Geale. Now we all are aware that Gennady...

07-25-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 1 Comment

Nick Diaz has signed a new deal with the UFC, and he's ready to fight tonight, tomorrow... Or next year

Who would've ever thought Joe Riggs and Nick Diaz would both get new deals from the UFC on the same day in 2014? It makes us want Joe Riggs vs...

07-24-2014 | Jason Nawara | 9 Comments

An inspired Jon Jones heads back to the gym to prepare for Daniel Cormier, shows the inside of his truck

Yesterday evening, we learned that Daniel Cormier is replacing an injured Alexander Gustafsson in his fight with Jon Jones. Surprise, we are being treated to what might as well be...

07-24-2014 | Nate Johnson | 5 Comments

This Street MMA walk-off KO is so incredible we don't even know if it's real.

Every 7th full moon, something so incredible and amazing happens in a Street MMA match, we don't even know if it's real. I mean, yes, this is video footage of...

07-24-2014 | Jason Nawara | 12 Comments

LiverKick - The Reem Visits Walter White's Stomping Grounds of Albuquerque. Watch.

We'll never stop posting about Alistair Overeem. Why? Because he's the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, that's why. That's a pretty big deal and we continue to honor the...

07-24-2014 | LiverKick | 4 Comments

We sat down and discussed EA UFC's latest patch and the future of the game with Director Brian Hayes

EA UFC released a needed and important patch on Tuesday, which has effectively revitalized the title in more ways than one. The UFC's altruistic stance to release free fighter updates...

07-24-2014 | Jason Nawara | 14 Comments

UFC Fight Night 51: Now with More Diesel (Joe Riggs!)

After eight years haunting the MMA landscape like a disembodied ghost of MMA past, Joe “Diesel” Riggs is returning to the UFC. And he’ll be doing it in Brazil, where...

07-24-2014 | Nate Johnson | 3 Comments

That New Ninja Turtles Movie Has Its Own Rap Song and It's Terrible

We remember the first Ninja Turtles movie's awesome rap single by Partners in Kryme. We remember the Ninja Rap by Vanilla Ice, something that was far catchier than it had...

07-24-2014 | McKinley Noble | 4 Comments

superCalo: Sweden & Canada Cry; uFc why art thou forsaken me?

Mecca is seen as the centre, where all roads lead (you're not in Rome anymore)  as Yeats once said, things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.  Such is it with the...

07-24-2014 | super Calo | 3 Comments

Here's the first art released for the Fight Club 2 comic

Stop! Or...I guess don’t stop? I mean starting an article with an action verb seemed like a good idea, but now my infinite neurosis just made me aware of my...

07-24-2014 | Christopher Jones | 3 Comments

Floyd Mayweather hitting the pads will never stop being impressive

There are few fights that have the 'it' factor nowadays. Few fights where you go to sit down to watch them and they feel different. In MMA that's become more...

07-24-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 3 Comments

Gus is out of UFC 178, Cormier is in against Bones Jones for the strap

My god this past 24 hours of MMA. We've seen Eddie Bravo and Rickson discuss the rubber guard, Chael Sonnen land a gig at the NSAC, Vitor Belfort get licensed...

07-23-2014 | Jason Nawara | 8 Comments

Here's Everything That Happened to Self-described “Square” Chael Sonnen at Today's NSAC Hearings

If you’re a fan of MMA and you can’t remember what you get paid to do at work anymore, you may have been watching or listening to the broadcast of...

07-23-2014 | Nate Johnson | 5 Comments

UFC, Stockton-Style: 11 Times Nate Diaz Moved the Needle

UFC president Dana White recently said a lot of made-up things about Stockton-born badass Nate Diaz last week, but most baffling of all was the claim that Diaz the Younger doesn't move "the...

07-23-2014 | McKinley Noble | 20 Comments

Eddie Talks, Rickson Listens. Eddie Bravo Explains the Rubber Guard to Rickson Gracie. Nonstop. For several minutes.

Two days ago, Rickson Gracie appeared on Joe Rogan Experience #524. After the show, an excited Eddie Bravo finally had his chance to explain the history of the Rubber Guard...

07-23-2014 | Nate Johnson | 13 Comments

Underage Drink Fighting: Is training children how to fight drunk good for the sport?

Something that sometimes gets lost in our age of pragmatic MMA is the old cinematic beauty of the “less functional” traditional martial arts. On the other hand, there is obviously...

07-23-2014 | Nate Johnson | 7 Comments

Today in the world of odd Japanese PS Vita commercials...

It's no secret that I love Japan. Even before I got into MMA, I was always a huge gamer and growing up just as the arcade scene peaked, the idea...

07-23-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

MiddleEasy Presents: Cold Topic with Spilled Bag of Ice: MMA Superstars

@SpilledBagofIce and @DirectorPatrick sit down and talk about the fighters on the MMA fans' lips -or tweets. None other than rising superstar Conor McGregor and bona fide superstar Ronda Rousey....

07-23-2014 | SpilledBagofIce | 2 Comments

Conor McGregor is growing really, really fast. No, literally.

Rising UFC superstar Conor McGregor is on a trajectory to be six feet tall by October of next year. According to UFC pre-fight statistics, he was just 5’9” when he knocked...

07-23-2014 | Nate Johnson | 12 Comments

It's Batman Day! Check out the evolution of the Batsuit in one, tidy infographic

Today is a special day in America. It’s the goddamn Batman day. Yup. Batman has a plethora of fancy gadgets and toys, but he also has his own day. Normally...

07-23-2014 | Christopher Jones | 1 Comment

Joan Jett Thinks That It's 'So Cool' That Ronda Rousey Uses Bad Reputation

Last night was a weird night on AXS TV. Why? Because CM Punk was hosting the red carpet event for AXS TV during the Alternative Press Music Awards in his...

07-22-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

Raw July 21st: Brock Lesnar is Plan C, Stephanie in the Lockup

Raw last night was probably one of the better episodes of Raw that we've had for a while, in fact, it was probably better than WWE Battleground in a lot...

07-22-2014 | Dave Walsh | 6 Comments

The Latest DNA Teaser From WhoaTV Captures UFC Dublin's Magic

It’s hard to deny that this past weekend at UFC Fight Night Dublin that there was something special in the air. That night just felt special, magical even. That is...

07-22-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

The latest EA UFC patch breathes new life into the game

This was really, really needed. After a month of a fun, but flawed gaming, EA UFC dropped a patch today addressing some of the most important issues in the game...

07-22-2014 | Jason Nawara | 15 Comments

Mighty No.9 looks like it will do Mega Man proud

With EVO 2014 just ending, it shined the light on the video game company that we all know as CAPCOM. CAPCOM in the past few years has fallen in hard...

07-22-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: The Taxi Driver Standing Arm Triangle Takedown

If there's one lesson to be learned from all the lessons in Street MMA that MiddleEasy has posted over the years, it's that there's no telling who tranes UFC (bro)....

07-22-2014 | Ted Malakhov | 5 Comments

Retirement already? The weird and awesome contrasting persona of Rin Nakai

As a fan of novelty in MMA, one of the most delightful surprises in 2014 has been Rin Nakai. Even on a superficial level, she is a contrast of opposites....

07-22-2014 | Nate Johnson | 6 Comments

Botchamania 254 is here and you'll watch it if you know what's good for you.

People always talk about how pro wrestling is "fake" as if the people watching it aren't aware of it. That'd be like a wrestling fan going up to someone who's...

07-22-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 1 Comment

Cub Swanson on Guinness, Golf and Conor McGregor

Cub Swanson is a dude that is very much in line for a shot at the UFC Featherweight Championship at some point, but it’s hard to deny that Conor McGregor...

07-21-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Bellator Signs Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef for Added Violence

Look, when it comes to a Scott Coker and Rich Chou-run Bellator consider us believers. Not Beliebers because we aren’t 12 year old girls (are Beliebers a real thing anymore?...

07-21-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

The Evolution of Phil Baroni, Now With Four Eyes

Phil Baroni has evolved, that much is hard to ignore. People have long-griped about Phil Baroni, claiming that his gas tank is not what it should be for a MMA...

07-21-2014 | Dave Walsh | 6 Comments

Dude in Pittsburgh Uses Sparta Kick to Finish Fight

The ranks of amateur MMA are confusing, at times. Sometimes dudes are wearing headgear, sometimes they aren’t. Something they are wearing kickpads, other times they aren’t, but might have headgear....

07-21-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

We Now Channel Our Energies to Matt Brown vs. Robbie Lawler with Road to the Octagon

Part of why we watch MMA is for the catharsis that comes through watching a good fight, through watching your favorite fighters slugging it out and putting it all on...

07-21-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Being Dana White makes us think that we're all hiding behind masks, or something.

Whether it bothers us or not, Dana White really is the face of the UFC. Yeah I know, that’s absurd. He’s a promoter, not a fighter. He should stop prancing...

07-21-2014 | Nate Johnson | 5 Comments

Lyoto Machida does 'The Dragon' to the smooth sounds of Lady Gaga

Elusive karate demi-god Lyoto Machida was filmed dancing at a Lady Gaga concert this weekend (or at a really impressive karaoke bar). Dressed like a cross between Roger Huerta and...

07-21-2014 | Nate Johnson | 2 Comments

SuperCalo: The Spirit of Marcus Davis lives on in Connor MacGregor

Folk new to the world of uFc may tell you Connor Macgregor was the man who introduced the sport of uFc to the Irish. However old time folks will know...

07-21-2014 | super Calo | 7 Comments

WWE Battleground Happened - Here's Our Breakdown

Tonight was indeed a night, as that really awful song from Raw always tells us. WWE Battleground went down tonight and there was good, there was bad and oh yeah,...

07-20-2014 | Dave Walsh | 5 Comments

Pro Wrestling Fantasy Booking: Conor McGregor

Last night in Dublin, Ireland we saw the UFC’s latest star finally get born into the world with a huge win in his hometown. The show was focused solely on...

07-20-2014 | Dave Walsh | 8 Comments

Apparently it was in Writing That Steroids Were Okay in PRIDE

Look, we’ve all suspected that guys fighting in PRIDE were juiced to the gills because of how lacking the testing was in Japan. Was there any testing? Apparently there was...

07-20-2014 | Dave Walsh | 6 Comments

WWE Battleground is Live TONIGHT - Let's Break it Down

Tonight is yet another WWE PPV event, following in the monthly tradition that we’ve known for what feels like forever now. This is of course not a major WWE PPV,...

07-20-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

In Russian GTA the Cops Shoot Freely at Anything

If there's one thing as sure as superCalo's betting strategies, it's that there is a direct correlation between a country's incarceration rate and it's ability to put out entertaining videos...

07-20-2014 | Ted Malakhov | 1 Comment

If you missed Dublin losing their minds over Conor McGregor's win, watch it here

 Some of my fondest memories are of watching Michael Jordan's entrance to the hardwood in the old Chicago Stadium and later the United Center. When you were there in person,...

07-20-2014 | Jason Nawara | 3 Comments

Swedish MMA fighters aren't great gymnasts, and this .gif proves it

Swedish MMA fighters are on fire inside the Octagon of late, but that still doesn't change the fact that their people has a long history of being mediocre at gymnastics...

07-20-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

A Lesson in Cul de Sac MMA: Beware The Little Guy in Vale Tudo Shorts

Last night I was at the bar for a brief portion of my evening, I sat there and pondered if I wanted to get half off sliders until my deep...

07-20-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 11 Comments

LiverKick - It's Improbable That Tyrone Spong Can Fight for the UFC Any Time Soon

The news today out of UFC's event in Dublin was that Tyrone Spong was in attendance (we already knew that from his seminar schedule) and that he spoke with Dana...

07-20-2014 | LiverKick | 2 Comments

This Rainbow Six: Siege footage is making us think, 'Shooter of The Year.'

E3 2014 was pretty much what everyone expected. Which doesn't mean it was bad, it was actually really good, it just wasn't anything that blew your socks off. Although if...

07-20-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 6 Comments

Conor McGregor beats down Diego Brandao, demands whiskey, title shots and football stadiums

Conor McGregor just did what we thought was impossible and somehow elevated his hype level past code red and all the way to code green (because he's Irish, bad joke,...

07-19-2014 | Jason Nawara | 18 Comments

Gunner Nelson yawns his way to a brilliant submission win

Gunnar Nelson has mastered the art of fighting in an unconscious state, which normally doesn't work for many people, but it does for the native of Iceland. He's kind of...

07-19-2014 | Jason Nawara | 5 Comments

Ilir Latifi proves why he should be your new favorite light heavyweight with this backflip

Ilir Latifi is the guy on the battlefield carrying the double-edged battle axe, wading through armor, flesh and bone. Sweat from his brow falls down his face and mixes with...

07-19-2014 | Jason Nawara | 6 Comments

The Walking Dead's Amid the Ruins Drops Next Week

Games are at the point of being boring and stupid. Let’s come to this conclusion together here, because it needs to be as out in the open as it can...

07-18-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

We're killing time until Dublin, streaming EA UFC at 6pm eastern, so come watch!

It's Friday, we're sandwiched in-between UFC events, so we might as well throw some digital fighters in the mix as MiddleEasy reader Dave Walker plans on hosting a Friday Night...

07-18-2014 | Jason Nawara | 2 Comments

Dropkicks: The next trend in MMA?

Ever wind down an evening of Monday Night Raw and wonder why we don’t see more drop kicks in MMA? Ever believed, for reasons you can’t articulate, that Dolph Zigglar...

07-18-2014 | Nate Johnson | 9 Comments

We have witnessed Gonzagaception, our minds are free

Have you ever said a word over and over and over again, until you started feeling like it didn’t sound like a real word anymore? Have you ever stared at...

07-18-2014 | Nate Johnson | 3 Comments

Khabib Nurmagomedov signed to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178, then blew out his knee 20 minutes later. ****!

Was Khabib on the mats, leaning on his elbow, attempting to sign his fight contract with Donald Cerrone whilst combating the damned pen from poking through the paper that would...

07-18-2014 | Jason Nawara | 6 Comments

The weigh-in faceoff between Diego Brandao and Conor McGregor was suitably wild

Everyone thinks that the glory of being a fighter is under the bright lights while inside the cage. A singular moment that can be described only by the initiated, but...

07-18-2014 | Jason Nawara | 11 Comments

WHOATV - Jimi Manuwa talks to us about Conor McGregor and breaks down UFC: Dublin

Jimi Manuwa reminds me of another Jimi - Jimi Hendrix. Both were artists in the supreme, both could melt faces with their blistering skills and both would leave grown men...

07-18-2014 | Jason Nawara | 2 Comments

SpilledBagofIce plops down and interviews Ian McCall about being a jokester and getting old

Even though he's an anthropomorphic ziplock bag filled with fragments of never-melting ice mixed with some ice that indeed melted, he can still nab an interview here and there. So...

07-18-2014 | SpilledBagofIce | 6 Comments

WHOATV - If the staredowns are any indication, UFC: Dublin is going to be insane

WHOATV just filmed some great close-quarters footage of the UFC Fight Night: Dublin weigh-ins. Like one step better than strapping a Go Pro right to Joe Rogan’s broadcast-bombing forehead. Late 19th...

07-17-2014 | Nate Johnson | 14 Comments

Cold Topic with @SpilledBagofIce: Humility & Respect or Nah?

In this new column, I'll bring up a topic that people, well... MMA geeks are talking about. A "hot" topic -but "cold" cuz... ice. Yeah, I know. Lame. Anyway, I'll...

07-17-2014 | SpilledBagofIce | 11 Comments

Pat Barry is losing his mind without Rose Namajunas in his life

I met Pat Barry at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy a couple years ago, when he and Rose were training together there. Just before my ACL snapped like Damon Wayans...

07-17-2014 | Nate Johnson | 5 Comments

WHOATV - We give Forrest Griffin the Guinness Taste Challenge in Dublin

Listen, I'm on Untapped (an app that gives Xbox achievements to functioning alcoholics), I love the delicious and rare microbrews of the midwest, and I get the whole craft beer craze...

07-17-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

Watch Dana White Sit Down and Nerd Out with Kazushi Sakuraba

Look, sometimes we all like to collectively give some crap to UFC President Dana White. It’s difficult not to, I mean, he walks around red-faced, shouting obscenities and pushing his...

07-17-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

The universe hiccups. An arm goes numb in Albuquerque. A look at Holly Holm's future, present and past.

UFC Women’s Bantamweight newcomer Holly Holm already has a broken arm, and she hasn’t even fought Rousey. Technically, she broke it on the way to a fifth-round victory at the...

07-17-2014 | Nate Johnson | 4 Comments

Here are the top 5 moments from EVO 2014

Each year there are a few events that I are always circled on my calendar. The Daytona 500, New York Rangers opening day, E3, Wrestlemania along with a few others....

07-17-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 2 Comments

Donald Cerrone. Cowboy. Kicker of heads.

Say what you will about the oversaturation of UFC events lately, the dice roll always just so happens to deliver us 3-4 hours of unrelenting violence at least once every...

07-16-2014 | Jason Nawara | 12 Comments

Watch the glorious Stanky Leg dance that was performed at Fight Night 45

The Stanky Leg. A dance so rare, so beautiful, that only few people can actually perform the maneuvers properly. It's not something you can train, or even be born with....

07-16-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

So, Jessamyn Duke shattered her hand on Leslie Smith's skull. Here's the X-ray

I'll forever be appreciative of Jessamyn Duke because she helped me learn how to punch Layzie The Savage more accurately in the face when we would attempt to inflict violence...

07-16-2014 | Jason Nawara | 10 Comments

WHOATV - The UFC Dublin open workouts are here, so watch our mixtape!

While Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller goes down in Atlantic City, across the pond the Fight Night: Dublin open workouts are being shot and swiftly (yet sexily) edited by WHOATV....

07-16-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

This video is a flawless depiction of Khabib Nurmagomedov's career

MMA fighters have always had an interesting relationship with social media. There was Chael Sonnen randomly DMing people instead of tweeting at them. There was that time that Josh Thompson...

07-16-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 3 Comments

Donald Cerrone can rehydrate really well, and this is irrefutable proof

Every fighter in the UFC deals with weight cuts in their own way, but Donald Cerrone is something of a savage. As shown on his Instagram, Cerrone just re-weighted himself at...

07-16-2014 | McKinley Noble | 3 Comments

WHOATV - FIGHT MUSIC: UFC Dublin Edition

Fight week has begun in Ireland and WHOA TV is on-site creating the dope content that we all know them for. To further conjugate, they're bringing the dopeness, the dopacity...

07-16-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Lightweight Fighter Mark Bocek Compares Ronda Rousey to a Very Small, Young Male

Criticism based upon age and sexual identity is tricky, because to the right listener, an insult can come off sounding like a pretty nice compliment. For instance, two days after...

07-16-2014 | Nate Johnson | 16 Comments

SuperCalo's Betting Strategy Part II: The Better Christian

superCalo Betting Strategy Part II : The better Christian Some have noted that there coincidentally happens to be several tattooed champions in the uFc just as I release my updated tatto0...

07-16-2014 | super Calo | 33 Comments

Time to Relax and Watch Last Night's Straight Shoot

Aubrey Sitterson is perhaps best known for his involvement with WWE Games over the years, but the dude genuinely loves professional wrestling, which is a breathe of fresh air. His...

07-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Floyd Mayweather Says He Doesn't Even Know Who Ronda Rousey Is, SMDH

Many of us MMA dorks are pretty confident that Ronda Rousey would rip pound-for-pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather to pieces in a fight. Floyd's response? "I don't know who he is." {youtube}hZMco6g2WmY{/youtube} That's pretty...

07-15-2014 | McKinley Noble | 18 Comments

Relive Justin Wong's incredible run to EVO gold this past Sunday

Why yes, I do realize that EVO the biggest fighting game tournament of the year ended on Sunday. Yes, this article is kind of late but I don't care since...

07-15-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 1 Comment

Watch the UFC FN Atlantic City Weigh-ins, or, Look at Dan Henderson's Vacation Photos

Dan Henderson went on a lovely vacation to Lake Powell recently. How do we know this? Because Dan Henderson has his Twitter set up to automatically post updates from his...

07-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

Donald Cerrone's Candy-Based Diet Has Him Ready For Jim Miller

Stuff like the Dolce Diet seems foreign to a guy like Donald Cerrone. I mean, why should he be worrying about getting his protein and greens in, measuring out exact...

07-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Let Us Now Count Down to Metamoris 4: Chael Sonnen vs. Andre Galvao

Sure, Chael Sonnen might not be fighting in MMA anymore and sure, he might not be a part of the Fox Sports or UFC broadcast teams anymore because the dude...

07-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

Renzo Gracie Gets Really Emotional at Airports

An emotional Renzo Gracie took to Twitter yesterday after a moving series of experiences in perhaps the most least-likely venue on earth: the Newark Airport. “I seat to grab a beer......

07-15-2014 | Nate Johnson | 6 Comments

Benson Henderson contemplates the future of the UFC on a full stomach

Just four hours before his first Mixed Martial Arts fight, an apparently oblivious Benson Henderson was eating food somewhere in Omaha, Nebraska. While stuffing their faces, he and his friends...

07-15-2014 | Nate Johnson | 8 Comments

Raw July 14th: Flair, Sting in WWE2K15 and Battleground Go-Home Show

Tonight's WWE Raw was the go-home show for this upcoming Sunday's WWE Battleground event, which will feature a fatal four way for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship between Randy Orton,...

07-14-2014 | Dave Walsh | 6 Comments

Jim Ross Commentary Over Games Makes Them Awesome

If you are like some of us, you grew up with Jim Ross commentary as a staple of life. Jim Ross, longtime commentator for the WWE (nee WWF) has been...

07-14-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Dana White Plays EA Sports UFC and Fails, Miserably

We don’t expect everyone to be a gamer here at MiddleEasy because, well, not everyone is into that stuff. We are, you probably are, but we don’t expect Dana White...

07-14-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao Fight This Weekend - Watch the Countdown

This weekend at UFC Fight Night Dublin Conor McGregor will fight in Ireland. Let that sink in for a moment. The UFC has been kind of having a tough time...

07-14-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

A Lesson in Street MMA: The House Party Comeback

Always be weary of men wearing cut-off shirts talking trash to each other within a social environment in which everyone is drinking from the same type of cup. We're not...

07-14-2014 | Jason Nawara | 5 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: The Brotherly Love Double Punch To Knockout

Bullies suck and family members are always good to back you up whenever an impromptu Street MMA match begins. But then, aren't all Street MMA matches impromptu? I don't know...

07-14-2014 | Jason Nawara | 5 Comments

Tim Kennedy's dark secret has finally been revealed to the world

It takes a special man to run towards gunfire instead of away from it, but Tim Kennedy is that sort of guy. We've spoken to Tim on many occasions, he's even...

07-14-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

A Lesson In Street MMA: Animal Print Dresses = Danger

Russian street fight videos are nothing new, especially street fights over a bottle of vodka as the title of this video claims, but there is something special about this one....

07-14-2014 | Nick Robertson | 2 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: Behold, The Bicycle Punch

Jousting was once considered a great sport. Almost all of the greatest knights in the land were excellent jousters. It was a skill mostly relegated to tournament fighting, but every...

07-14-2014 | Nick Robertson | 8 Comments

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