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Conor McGregor is Ready to Kick an Entire Line of Opponents

See, before there were MMA gyms to train at, TapouT shirts to deride and talk about who wants to be a fucking fighter, there were just martial arts. If you...

12-22-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Mirko Cro Cop Wants You to Join His Online Academy

I feel bad whenever I say that Cro Cop has lost his step because I’m afraid that Gary LaPlante will do something rash. The truth with Cro Cop is that...

12-22-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Bas Rutten Isn't a Dick About CM Punk Signing with the UFC

One of the most divisive things that I’ve seen in the MMA community of late has to be the signing of former WWE superstar CM Punk to the UFC. Some...

12-22-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Count Down the 'Ultimate 8' Jon Jones Moments

So we are all-in for UFC 182 now, right? There can be no Christmas until we’ve genuflected at the altar of Jon “Bones” Jones in preparation for his January 3rd...

12-22-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

UFC With Yet Another 'Viral Video' Hyping Jones vs. Cormier

Of course the UFC is doing their usual stuff to promotion UFC 182’s main event between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, but they’ve gone back to the well of creating...

12-22-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

GLORY 19 Gets a Date and Location

GLORY 19 was originally scheduled for December, but right before Thanksgiving the promotion announced that they would be postponing the event until February in an attempt to offer a better...

12-22-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

UPDATE: UFC Does Not Enlist Famous Bass Player Sting as Latest Signee

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, Dec. 21, 2014 -- In the wake of last night’s final frame for 2014 there are still a lot of questions as to where the UFC goes...

12-21-2014 | Philip J. McHenry, Lead Correspondent | 3 Comments

This Large Man Gets Tapped on the Chin and Falls Like a Ton of Bricks

#HeavyweightMMA is a real thing, folks. This isn’t just invented by bored MMA writers on slow news days when there is literally nothing else going on and we want your...

12-21-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Zara Survived the 12 Pubs of Christmas to Bring You the Week in Weird Social Media

I did it! I survived 12 Pubs of Christmas. I felt that needed to be shared with the world. For Christmas I need a new liver so if anyone wants...

12-21-2014 | Zara Barry | 2 Comments

BREAKING: UFC Fans in Disarray After Another Bombshell of a Big Announcement

BARUERI, Brazil, Dec. 21st, 2014 -- Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship were in for a treat last night when Lyoto Machida stepped into the Octagon with blue-chipper CB Dollaway...

12-21-2014 | Philip J. McHenry, Lead Correspondent | 4 Comments

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson Signs with the UFC, Breaking His Bellator Contract

After what felt like a marathon of big announcements from the UFC, last night was another big announcement during the UFC Fight Night event. That announcement was the re-signing of...

12-21-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Re-Live Lyoto Machida's Dismantling of CB Dollaway to Round Out Your UFC Year

That’s it, folks, the UFC is done for 2014. After what felt like 100 events and over 1 million fights things were capped off last night in Brazil when Lyoto...

12-21-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

If you weren't excited for Sakuraba vs Suzuki, this VTR will get you excited

In 2014 JMMA is nearly nonexistent. It’s a shame but that’s just how the climate is, people just don’t care about MMA like they used to at a certain point...

12-20-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 2 Comments

Phil Baroni weighs in on the UFC class action suit, giving his educated opinion

Phil Baroni is an MMA veteran who has fought in just about every promotion in existence. A true warrior, Phil Baroni fights on like all of the old-school. Not only...

12-20-2014 | Jerry Merrill | 4 Comments

A particularly violent Russian event gave us these replays, via @Caposa

There's multiple Russian MMA cards going down today, I think. MMA Super cup and Fight Nights - the latest in many Saturday events that have warmed us on these cold...

12-20-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Jose Aldo just wants to be treated better by the media and the UFC

I would take Jose Aldo to a place with free refills if he ever wanted to hang out. I may live in my Mom's basement, but that doesn't mean I...

12-20-2014 | Jerry Merrill | 1 Comment

Dana White, comedic star witness in the UFC lawsuit Complaint

One of Dana White’s main functions as UFC President is to promote the company. And given the nature of his business, he’s probably, at least to some degree, intentionally crafted...

12-20-2014 | Nate Johnson | 4 Comments

The 2014 MiddleEasy Games of The Year

The end of 2014 is nigh, and with that, we need to wax philosophically on our Game of the Year picks. No, we don't actually pick a Game of the...

12-19-2014 | MiddleEasy Staff | 2 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: It's a disadvantage to fight with your pants around your ankles

Today's lesson is a simple one: Don't fight with your pants around your ankles. Nothing good can come of this. The pants act like a sort of handcuffs to the...

12-19-2014 | Jason Nawara | 5 Comments

Michael Landsberg's weird face asks CM Punk some tough questions

I'm willing to bet up to $15 American dollars that Michael Landsberg is actually Renee Zellwegger. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, but I believe it. There's a chance that if...

12-19-2014 | Jerry Merrill | 2 Comments

Darko Milicic's shin fails him in his kickboxing debut

2003 was a strange time for the NBA. It was post-Jordan, getting its feet underneath themselves. LA was going on a run, and the Detroit Pistons would draft Darko Milicic...

12-19-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

Here's Machida and Dollaway, staring at each other while hungry

Lyoto Machida has shaved the handsome stubble from his 185-pound face. It's gone, and now we have no way of discerning between middleweight Machida and light heavyweight Machida except for...

12-19-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Throwback Thursday: Re-watch the Arguable Knockout of the Century at Glory 16

Glory Raymond “The Real Deal” Daniels fought François Ambang just last May at Glory 16. That’s remarkable because some have called his left spinning heel kick KO the greatest of...

12-18-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

Go inside the making of Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta with the new web series The Sprint

Watch the first 20 seconds of the trailer for the new 343 Industries and Microsoft web series "The Sprint" and you will want to work at Kirkland, Washington studios. 343...

12-18-2014 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Joseph Benavidez's Christmas card is better than your Christmas card

Santa Claus is passed out behind the couch and Joseph Benavidez appears to be dressed as Ghost Rider. To celebrate the Holiday season Benavidez and friends made the greatest Christmas...

12-18-2014 | Tommy Messano | 3 Comments

The only thing standing in the way of the UFC entering the Dollaway era is Lyoto Machida

At the UFC's "The Time is Now" press conference featuring nearly 20 fighters on stage, the only athlete not to get asked a question by fans or media was Clarence...

12-18-2014 | Tommy Messano | 3 Comments

Watch MMA photog great Daniel Herbertson knock out his opponent

To be a mixed martial arts fighter you need motivation, dedication and the will to win. To be a mixed martial arts journalist you need motivation, dedication, and access to...

12-18-2014 | Tommy Messano | No comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: Learn to defend the armbar if you decide to wrestle girls in backyards

And the crowded chanted "Gina, Gina, Gina". It will be written that Paul vs. Gina ended via round one armbar. Some dude thought it was a good idea to record...

12-18-2014 | Tommy Messano | 3 Comments

Matt Brown calls CM Punk dumb, the UFC's newest pro wrestler responds on ESPN's SportsCenter

Matt Brown likes to shop at Target. While at Target doing his Holiday shopping and buying manly items, Brown looks at the retail chain's logo and he is reminded of...

12-17-2014 | Tommy Messano | 11 Comments

Cody McKenzie has one of the best walkouts of 2014, gets kicked in the head at M-1 Challenge 54

Beslan Islaev must be a huge UFC fan. Wearing his Octagon shaped slippers and drinking out of his 64 ounce cup in the shape of Dana White's skull, Islaev watched...

12-17-2014 | Tommy Messano | 4 Comments

From Cool Running's to cool punching enter The Reem as he travels to Jamaica and fights Ben Rothwell

Alistair Overeem is prepared to carry the country of Jamaica to a MMA victory. Over the summer and prior to his fight with Ben Rothwell, Overeem made a trip to...

12-17-2014 | Tommy Messano | 1 Comment

Khabib "King" Nurmagomedov as a giant killer ape is bad news for Anthony Pettis

In life, some metaphors are confusing. When UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov's head is attached to the body of King Kong all metaphor rules are thrown off the island. Maybe...

12-17-2014 | Tommy Messano | 1 Comment

Huell from Breaking Bad is now training BJJ, FUTURE FIGHT WITH CM PUNK POSSIBLE!?

Breaking Bad, oh how I dearly miss you, Sunday nights just aren’t the same without you. Without you, there are very few active TV shows that I watch now outside...

12-17-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 2 Comments

Gorilla Productions gives us the 20 best boxing knockouts of 2014

MMA has been kind of depressing for me as of late. With the news of the Reebok deal coming out, knowing that it’ll cost guys a lot of money. The...

12-17-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

Riptor from Killer Instinct is now a robodino and he looks so awesome

I remember the day the first Killer Instinct came out. My dad pre ordered it for me, I remember him telling me about how cool it was, it was the...

12-17-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 1 Comment

If Nick Diaz didn’t hate fighting, we wouldn’t love him so much

“In order to love fighting, I have to hate it.” Nick Diaz said that in an interview almost three years ago. Now, the UFC has recycled his violent philosophical musings for...

12-17-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

Dana White to Counter Antitrust Suit with Assistance From Kelly Slater

NAMOTU, Fiji, Dec. 16th, 2014 -- Eleven-time world champion surfer Kelly Slater has been enlisted by UFC president Dana White to help combat the recently-announced Antitrust lawsuit. Facing stiff competition...

12-16-2014 | Philip J. McHenry, Lead Correspondent | 6 Comments

superCalo's Shoutout to Ben Saunders

Its been said that Ben Saunders gave a shoutout to a certain Mexican Lucadour after his win against Joe Riggs & for that must be thanked the uG veteran Willin...

12-16-2014 | super Calo | 2 Comments

Cody McKenzie on the UFC Lawsuit: "F*ck the UFC."

Well, that’s one way to express yourself, Cody. Former UFC fight Cody McKenzie isn’t a part of the class action lawsuit against the UFC, but he expresses that he’d like...

12-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | 7 Comments

Dos Santos is amazing on paper: holds UFC heavyweight significant strikes record

There is no telling if Junior dos Santos will ever reclaim the UFC heavyweight title.  He looked like a truly beaten man in his fights against Cain Velasquez, and despite...

12-16-2014 | Nate Johnson | 2 Comments

Reebok Inks Individual Deals with Jon Jones and Ronda Rousey

In a move that comes as no surprise to anyone, Reebok has signed individual deals with UFC stars Jon Jones and Ronda Rousey. These endorsement deals exist outside of the...

12-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | 5 Comments

Heists Are Finally Coming to GTA Online Very Soon

If there's one thing Rockstar Games are good at, it's building hype around minimal information. Their fans generally are so loyal, that they scrape by on the slightest fleck of...

12-16-2014 | Baz | 3 Comments

Mickey Rourke's Punching Bag Admits to Taking a Dive for $15k

Hey guys, remember that time when Mickey Rourke fought a literal hobo off the streets in Moscow in what clearly was a fixed fight? TMZ Sports caught up with this...

12-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

This Man Would Still Have His Eye if Someone Would Have Just Left a Note

There are a lot of lessons to be learned in MMA, some of which we’ve yet to fully grasp. MMA is, in a way, still in its infancy as an...

12-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

The UFC Being Sued By a Coalition of Former Fighters

Those of you who didn’t see this coming probably won’t understand why this is a big deal. The UFC operates in a bit of a gray area right now, where...

12-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | 10 Comments

Ken Shamrock Has Both Educated and Uneducated Opinions About CM Punk

When MMA fans started complaining about CM Punk’s signing with the UFC and how pro wrestling has no place in their MMA (seriously, it’s all about THEM, isn’t it?), the...

12-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

#WHOATV reminds us that the beauty of modern MMA is at least partly a matter of perspective

Has that endless stream of watered down events got you down? Have you lost touch with the romantic feelings you used to have when you discovered MMA in the nineties?...

12-15-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

Cris Cyborg Gives Up on Making it to Bantamweight

This feels like it was a long-time coming and something that we all kind of expected, but newsflash: Cris “Cyborg” Justino will not be making 135lbs. This means, by proxy,...

12-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Miesha Tate Gets in on the Trash Talk By Trashing Ronda's Deodorant

Man, I don’t even know. How do you make this stuff up? You can’t, that’s how weird it is that someone from TMZ would ask Miesha Tate who the stinkiest...

12-15-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

There HAS to Be Something Mentally Wrong with Palhares

Imagine having a dream. Then imagine being close to living that dream life, to competing at the highest level in your chosen profession and then you continually fuck up. Like,...

12-14-2014 | Dave Walsh | 33 Comments

Chances Are That Nate Diaz Is Just Looking for 'Greener' Pastures

There’s a certain level of acceptance that goes into the buildup to a Diaz fight in the UFC ring. You, as a fan, accept that there is going to be...

12-14-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

Dos Anjos Next in Line for Anthony Pettis, Diaz Passes the Torch Via Instagram

In what was a tremendous moment in UFC history last night, longtime consummate gentleman Nathan Diaz was involved in a bit of a donnybrook with one Rafael Dos Anjos. Yes,...

12-14-2014 | Dave Walsh | 5 Comments

The Time Might Truly, Actually, Really Be Now.

Wow. Wasn't that great? Wasn't it predictable? Junior Dos Santos beating Stipe Miocic was not thrilling but order has been restored and that is reassuring. Or not. Velasquez vs. Dos...

12-14-2014 | Nick Ralston | 5 Comments

Junior Cigano defeats Stipe Miocic in a hard-fought decision that we don't necessarily agree with

One million MiddleEasy points or whatever they're called to anyone who can tell me the true etymology of barnburner in the context of a fight. I know this was a...

12-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

Rafael dos Anjos chops Nate Diaz's legs, makes him bleed

This Vine brought to you by Nick Robertson, defines the entire RDA/Diaz fight. Nate came in overweight, angry and his leg was chopped down with aplomb. With fucking aplomb. The performance...

12-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | 7 Comments

Dutch on Dutch violence: Overeem demolishes Struve

There's one straight this position. There's one straight this position. There's one straight this position. There's one straight this position. There's one straight this position. There's one straight this position. There's one straight...

12-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | 3 Comments

Matt Mitrione TKOs Gabriel Gonzaga then knocks him out

Vertical jiu jitsu is not boxing, it's something that hasn't really been invented yet outside of a standing arm triangle or guillotine. So Matt Mitrione wasn't afraid of Gabriel Gonzaga,...

12-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

UFC, WSoF and the Capcom Cup, all in one day. Watch Daigo and Justin Wong in the opening round

There are a lot of good fights tonight, Amir Khan is fighting Devon Alexander, Ubereem is fighting Struve, Keith Thurman is fighting Leonard Bundu in what should be a nice...

12-13-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

Someone compiled the best of UFC's slo-mo replays, and it's a fun, jiggly watch

Sports and slow motion replays have been entangled in each other's arms like kindred lovers for almost as long as the television medium has been around. They're perfect for each...

12-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | 2 Comments

Agent Coulson proves flying triangles are all the rage on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Vinny Magalhaes has secretly been flown to the S.H.I.E.L.D’s battleship headquarters somewhere in the Atlantic ocean for the past several months. When Magalhaes had “bad reception” or was having “family...

12-13-2014 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Carla Esparza trades in her Invicta belt for a UFC belt, taps out Rose Namajunas

Yes, TUF 20 was an attempt to familiarize the Joe Regular, the fan that flips on the UFC after watching Nascar highlights, or whatever Fox Sports 1 plays when the...

12-12-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Jeremy Stephens doesn't want to bro hug Charles Oliveira, okay?

It's been a fun night watching Jeremy Stephens defend the submissions of Charles Oliveira at the TUF 20 Finale, but no deflection of Charles Oliveira's limbs was more impressive than...

12-12-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

Watch the UFC Fight Night Dos Santos vs. Miocic Weigh-ins at 5pm Eastern

Are you not entertained? Sure, the TUF Finale is tonight. We get it. Tomorrow night on Fox is UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Miocic and today at 5pm Eastern...

12-12-2014 | Dave Walsh | 2 Comments

This GTA V First Person Skydiving Comp is Pretty Amazing

The best part about open-world games are the things that gamers do with them that are outside of the norm. It’s the things that people do with these games that...

12-12-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

NXT Once Again Overshadows Anything Else the WWE Produces

Last night’s NXT TakeOver special on the WWE Network, R.Evolution, was one for the record books. It was a textbook example of what professional wrestling should be and what the...

12-12-2014 | Dave Walsh | 7 Comments

Frankie Edgar Understands Why Conor McGregor is Good for Business

I’ve never been a huge Frankie Edgar fan, which many see as a detriment to me as a fan, I see it as proof of a systematic burnout and Frankie...

12-12-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

The WWE has the strangest merch

Times are a changin’ in the world of MMA. With the new Reebok deal there is one thing that we’ll never see in MMA. That thing is, completely weird merch...

12-12-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 2 Comments

These videos sum up TUF 20, and will get you excited for the finale

Having bad roommates can ruin a living experience. When you have roommates that you don't get along with and you have the option to punch them in the face inside...

12-11-2014 | Tommy Messano | 2 Comments

Travel to the Octagon with Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve

Maybe after their fight at UFC on Fox 13 Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve will calmly get in their rental car, Google map a Dutch Bros. Coffee near downtown Phoenix,...

12-11-2014 | Tommy Messano | 6 Comments

Some Kind of Wonderful feelings as Robbie Lawler is mobbed by his ATT teammates after winning UFC gold

Written and directed by the late great John Hughes "UFC 181 The Movie" screen credits would roll at the exact moment when Robbie Lawler returned to American Top Team as...

12-11-2014 | Tommy Messano | 5 Comments

Stop waiting at crosswalks, play street Pong while you wait at crosswalks

Last time we checked there are still only 24 hours in day. As a gamer you could add more time to spend with your videos games by cutting things out...

12-11-2014 | Tommy Messano | 1 Comment

Watch Theo Michailidis get medieval on Corrin Eaton’s jaw with this ruthless spinning elbow

British Challenge Mixed Martial Arts is a UK promotion in East Anglia. The eastern region derived its name from a tribe that originated in Germany, identified as the Angeles. The...

12-11-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

Jiu-Jitsu: the ultimate underwater martial art?

San Francisco underwater portrait photographer Erena Shimoda has been taking some really nice photos of female Jiu-Jitsu practitioners. According to the artist, “There’s a sweet science and a beauty to...

12-11-2014 | Nate Johnson | 3 Comments

In his latest video, lookoutawhale solves the Tim Sylvia underpants mystery

I consider myself a hardcore fan of MMA. But while I had a vague notion that Tim Sylvia had once allegedly lost control of his lower processing unit during a...

12-11-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

The season finale of Phuket Dreaming is here, and they're on-location at ONE FC

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat were on full display in the newest episode of Phuket Dreaming. Directed and produced by Genghis Con Films, Episode 8 features...

12-10-2014 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Our impressions of the legends in the UFC Legends EA UFC DLC

Today is the tenth of December, or as you wonky Americans call it the December of 10th. Yes, that's a reference to how you crazy shits write your dates. And...

12-10-2014 | Baz | 1 Comment

Holy crap... Cyrus Washington lands brutal spinning heel kick KO in bare knuckle bout

If you ever find yourself in a bare knuckle fight in Thailand you always have to mix in at least one spinning back heel kick attempt. When in Rome do...

12-10-2014 | Tommy Messano | 1 Comment

David Lynch cooking quinoa is the most important thing you'll watch all day

Cooking to me is one of the things I find most pleasure in life. It’s very therapeutic for me, as someone who’s never been naturally gifted to take part in...

12-10-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 1 Comment

Jim Ross says CM Punk not motivated by money or fame but for the love of a slobber knocker

After CM Punk left the WWE the night after Royal Rumble 2014, he could have retired to a life of Talking Dead guest spots, Chicago Blackhawks hockey games, and Marvel...

12-10-2014 | Tommy Messano | No comments

You Can Believe Now: Rashad Evans corroborates the GSP UFO story

You have always been more of a Fox Mulder than a Dana Scully. More of a Tenth Planet man than a Gracie Barra traditionalist. So while your friends laughed when...

12-10-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

The Ultimate Fighter 20 cast calls out Condoleezza Rice, Super Girl, and Adolf Hitler?

Carla Esparza is a time traveler. In the voting booth Angela Hill may slightly lean left. Felice Herrig doesn't fear a woman blessed with Krypton super powers. When given some...

12-10-2014 | Tommy Messano | No comments

YouTube Thinks that Genki Sudo is One of the Best Parts of 2014. We Agree

Genki Sudo is always the best, even if he’s not fighting anymore. His group WORLD ORDER is all about dancing in a really strange, robotic fashion to fun music, which...

12-09-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Sony's Holiday Sale has entered it's 2nd week of deals

I have survived my first Steam Sale. I now have 46 games, which I’ve played just over half of them. Now I truly know what it’s like to be a...

12-09-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

The Mountain from Game of Thrones is Scary Even Without a Huge Sword

If you don’t watch Game of Thrones, well, props to you for somehow avoiding one of the hottest shows of the past few years that everyone talks about. If you...

12-09-2014 | Dave Walsh | 10 Comments

Destiny's weekly strikes are now hidden behind dLC

I purchased an Xbox One on Black Friday, I didn’t want to, I didn’t have this feeling that I needed one but I knew eventually I’d get one and getting...

12-09-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 1 Comment

Joe Rogan Has Some Real Talk For Brendan Schaub

Brendan Schaub will never be UFC Heavyweight Champion, that is kind of a fact that most of us in the MMA world have known for a while now. That minute...

12-09-2014 | Dave Walsh | 14 Comments

Anderson Silva Tells Closeted Fighters to Come Out, Ees Normal

Anderson Silva is truly a treasure to the world of Mixed Martial Arts. Some fans still see him as disrespectful, celebrated his losses to Chris Weidman and just don’t seem...

12-09-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Sorry you got brutally KO’d, but we have to drag your body over here now

If you haven’t heard, the TatNeft Arena is a 9300-capacity sporting event center in Kazan, Russia. Yesterday, they hosted the first round of the 2015 TatNeft Cup, which will presumably...

12-09-2014 | Nate Johnson | No comments

Jon Jones supercharges his training with concrete and dogs

How do you train for the most-hyped fight of your MMA career? How do you prepare for a bout where you have gone on record as wanting to “literally kill”...

12-09-2014 | Nate Johnson | No comments

Matt Mitrione Serenades Gabriel Gonzaga in His Car, Keeps His Day Job

Matt Mitrione, perhaps best known for his run on The Ultimate Fighter as “Meathead” who kept asking for shots of cortisone while Rashad Evans shook his damned head made a...

12-08-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Let the Freakshow Commence: The Green Power Ranger Wants CM Punk

I’ll be upfront in saying that I have no qualms with CM Punk being in the UFC. You can talk about the sanctity of the sport or how the UFC...

12-08-2014 | Dave Walsh | 7 Comments

An Interview with the Creators of Melee: Battlegrounds

We’ve made it no secret here at MiddleEasy that we like to boot up Mount & Blade: Warband a lot, with me probably the one who boots it up the...

12-08-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

The Grey Playstation 4 is selling on Ebay for over 15 grand

Last week, I mentioned that Sony are releasing a Grey Playstation 4 to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Playstation as a brand.  So with Sony only making 12,300 of...

12-08-2014 | Baz Lewis | 2 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: Frye vs Takayama will always end if a mother wants it to end

Sometimes the stars align and you get a recreation of Frye vs Takayama. It's rare, yes, but it's real. It's something that does and will happen, over and over again....

12-08-2014 | Jason Nawara | 3 Comments

Can I Kick It: The UFC 181 Walkout Songs

Robbie Lawler doesn't believe in curses. When faced with a supernatural event Lawler puts his head down and wings punches at his problem. After losing to Johny Hendricks at UFC...

12-08-2014 | Tommy Messano | 2 Comments

Here's the badass Jones/Cormier trailer we saw during the PPV last night

Remember how awesome early September was? We were younger then, full of life. Our dreams were still fresh in our minds, we could do anything. We had it all, in...

12-07-2014 | Jason Nawara | 5 Comments

UFC Prospect Confirmed: Borys Mankowski submits his KSW 29 opponent in just over a minute

It is officially happening. Borys Mańkowski is trending on the metaphorical Twitter of real MMA Life. A couple weeks ago, we speculated the Polish Welterweight might be the next big 170-pound...

12-07-2014 | Nate Johnson | No comments

The Hangover: UFC 181 edition

Let me tell you something brother. I don't think I'm crazy when I say that UFC 181 was the best card of 2014. Let's look back on the night!  And.....NEW!   Ruthless Robbie...

12-07-2014 | Marcus Hall | 3 Comments

Here's CM Punk, revealing all to Ariel Helwani

MMA is really fun sometimes. Usually, it takes a pro wrestler to make it really fun, which will divide plenty of NHB fans, but for those of us who just...

12-07-2014 | Jason Nawara | 8 Comments

Uncharted 4 gameplay looks like... Uncharted. And that's awesome

I was an early adopter of the Xbox 360. I didn’t get a PS3 for a few years into the console's life cycle. There was one game that made me...

12-07-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

Robbie Lawler is the new UFC welterweight champion (it is 2014)

The stinky 'ol gym in Bettendorf, Iowa just added yet another championship belt to its hallowed halls. Robbie Lawler, thirteen and a half years after his pro debut, has become...

12-06-2014 | Jason Nawara | 12 Comments

Anthony Pettis becomes the first man to finish Gilbert Melendez

Welp, Anthony Pettis is simply awesome. He comes in after 15 months off from his last fight, but ring rust be damned, he beat a legend of the lightweight division...

12-06-2014 | Jason Nawara | 2 Comments

Travis Browne dominates brendan schaub, Schuab talks crap

Brendan Schaub, half unconscious and eating shots from a massive, bearded man, looked up at the lights that were blocked out by a great, hairy, Hawaiian eclipse, and talked shit....

12-06-2014 | Jason Nawara | 7 Comments

CM Punk is now a UFC fighter, will make his debut next year

This is not Brock Lesnar, but it's close. It's in the wheelhouse, at least. CM Punk is going to make his MMA debut inside the Octagon in 2015, which will...

12-06-2014 | Jason Nawara | 6 Comments

Urijah Faber puts his finger in Francisco Rivera's eye socket, gets the W

It's not like Urijah Faber meant to shove his finger deep into Francisco Rivera's eye, no. But it happened. Mario Yamasaki didn't see the foul, and thus the fight went...

12-06-2014 | Jason Nawara | 5 Comments

Racquel Pennington wins the Gaping Forehead of The Night award

Racquel Pennington is just damn fun to watch, isn't she? Something about her is an old-school, no-nonsense character that can only be defined in hyphenated descriptors and references to yesteryear.  Tonight,...

12-06-2014 | Jason Nawara | 3 Comments

Todd Duffee is the most interesting thing about UFC 181?

This morning I woke up in my Crocop shorts and Shogun shirt. If it sounds like that was a surprise to me, you’re not wrong. I went to a holiday...

12-06-2014 | Nick Ralston | 2 Comments

Johny Hendricks talks to potential UFC media rankers in awkward UFC 181 morning show interview

When Dana White said he wanted to tighten up and overhaul the UFC media rankings system he had Jason Feinberg in mind. Feinberg, a great morning show host for Fox...

12-06-2014 | Tommy Messano | 3 Comments

Anderson Silva crawls from a pile of tube TVs in possibly the greatest MMA commercial ever

I had guests over the night Anderson Silva shattered his shin upon Chris Weidman's expertly-placed Knee Destruction™, and it wasn't pretty. It wasn't as bad as when I punched a...

12-06-2014 | Jason Nawara | 5 Comments

Behold, the worst grudge match in in recent history

Sleeveless shirt? Check. Deep blue swimming trunks? Bingo. Massive rivalry? You had better believe it. Because it’s “Bad Blood” night at MJH Promotions, and every pint in this sneering boxing match is exceedingly...

12-06-2014 | Nate Johnson | 5 Comments

Herica Tiburcio taps Michelle Waterson to become the new Invicta FC atomweight champ

It's one month from 2015, and we're learning that we can skip a UFC. We can skip a WSoF. We can skip one of the million AXS TV promotions, and...

12-05-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Gilbert Melendez trains for Anthony Pettis in front of our camera

In the year of our lord, 2014, witnessing a Gilbert Melendez fight should be weighted with a reverence once reserved for yesteryear's greats. Hell, Gil was a legend in the...

12-05-2014 | Jason Nawara | 3 Comments

Invicta FC 10 may have the most fun walkouts in the history of MMA this weekend

Invicta FC 10 has the potential to be the Royal Rumble 1992 of MMA shows Friday night from the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas. According to the prefight hype pictures...

12-05-2014 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Here’s the Terminator Genisys Trailer. See It Here First... If you didn’t watch it yesterday.

Thanksgiving taught me that I shouldn’t be thankful for what I deserve. Should I be “thankful” that my wife is pregnant with an amazing baby boy? Nope. I did that...

12-05-2014 | Nick Ralston | 5 Comments

Roxanne Modafferi: Still Happy, and Still Worth Rooting For

If there is such thing as a stereotypical female mixed martial artist, Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi isn’t it. It’s difficult to put into words why that is. But if...

12-05-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

Brandon Vera 'verafies' his opponents skull with a few soccer kicks

One FC continues to make this the breakfast of champyinz (a little Pittsburghese for all ya) this morning. After Brandon Vera left the UFC, I pretty much figured he was...

12-05-2014 | Jesse Saxon | 2 Comments

Flying knee knockout into brutal soccer kick? Sure, here's the ONE FC replay

I love ONE FC. It reminds me of the stick-fighting scene in Rambo III. Yeah, sure the programming starts live at 6am EST, but by that point I'm usually up for...

12-05-2014 | Jesse Saxon | No comments

Throwback Thursday: new UFC signee Seo Hee Ham lives up to her Hamderlei Silva nickname

MMA fact: every single entrance is made better with robes. Robes are not just for when you're sick or want to get out of the shower and forgot a towel....

12-04-2014 | Tommy Messano | 1 Comment

Throwback Thursday: Relive the time Onnit challenged a guy to survive three minutes with Michelle Waterson

According to Joe Rogan and Neurologically Juiced Super-Ceo Aubrey Marcus, Onnit supplements are your edible fast track to Total Human Optimization™. Alpha Brain, for instance, includes a blend of acetylcholine-boosting...

12-04-2014 | Nate Johnson | 4 Comments

Robbie Lawler’s True Calling: Madden Football Competitive Gamer

Robbie Lawler just gave someone at Fightland the sort of interview you’d expect from an experienced MMA fighter reflecting on his career. For instance, he talked about knowing that he...

12-04-2014 | Nate Johnson | 2 Comments

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