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Josh Adams debuts the Superman Without Superpowers Punch

“Punch THROUGH your target,” his instructor said.  “Not AT your target.” Yes, it made sense.  After all, that first moment of contact between glove and chin was just the beginning.  His...

11-24-2014 | Nate Johnson | No comments

Listen to Shayna Baszler Straight Shoot with Aubrey Sitterson on Survivor Series

Shayna Baszler is not afraid to be a contracted UFC fighter and a huge fan of pro wrestling, so you as a fan shouldn’t feel conflicted, either, right? Right. Last night...

11-24-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

The New Japanese Ganryujima Fighting Organization Sounds Insane

For a lot of you, the name Sadaharu Tanikawa might not be familiar. That’s probably for a good reason. Tanikawa was a pro wrestling and fighting reporter in the 90’s...

11-24-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

King Mo Believes That Bellator's Focus is on Entertainment over Pure Sport

The whole concept of “pure sport” is one that was contested for a long time in the earlier days of MMA. It was clear that the UFC was heading down...

11-24-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

This GTA V Nature Documentary is Utterly Fascinating

Grand Theft Auto V has officially arrived on this current generation of game consoles and what better way to celebrate that than to watch a fan-made nature documentary made entirely...

11-24-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Eminem Fears Ronda Rousey

Formerly controversial recording artist Eminem is not afraid to name drop celebrities to attract attention, that much we know. The guy built a career out of drawing in mass media...

11-24-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Rumble Johnson looks like a monster of a man compared to Gustafsson

While Thanksgiving is still a few days away, that apparently isn't stopping Anthony "Rumble" Johnson from taking that tradition of 'piling it on' to Sweden. In a media appearance today,...

11-24-2014 | Jesse Saxon | 1 Comment

New Japan Pro Wrestling to Air on AXS TV Starting in 2015

Well damn. Last night was a big night for pro wrestling fans with the debut of Sting in the WWE, but another pro wrestling announcement happened and stayed a bit under...

11-24-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Survivor Series Results: The Man Called Sting

The big thing that will be taken away from tonight’s Survivor Series will undoubtedly be the “return” or I guess you could say the debut of Sting. Sting has been...

11-23-2014 | Dave Walsh | 5 Comments

Frankie Edgar Feels That It's Time For Him to Get Another Title Shot

Frankie Edgar is kind of the Little Engine That Could. Whenever you see Frankie Edgar is fighting, you know that you can expect him to be in peril a few...

11-23-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

SPOILER: The Winner of Team Cena vs. Team Authority at Survivor Series is....

The prophet has spoken. No longer shall we wonder who will win, Team Cena or Team Authority. We no longer have to wonder, will John Cena John Cena, Dolph Ziggler,...

11-23-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 1 Comment

You Don't Drop Your Hands and Let Andy Souwer Tee Off On You

You just don’t do that. Today in the Netherlands at Enfusion Live 22 Andy Souwer squared off against what appeared to be a moderately insane Ardalan Sheikholeslami. Why is Ardalan...

11-23-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Sunday Wrasslin' Fix; Moar Lucha, Del Rio and Survivor Series Tonight

Tonight is WWE’s Survivor Series PPV, which will be airing live on the WWE Network. Oh yeah, the WWE Network is free to new subscribers in November, so if you...

11-23-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Melee: Battlegrounds Promises to Bring Hectic Melee Fun to the PC

I’ve made it no secret that I have a serious thing for Mount & Blade: Warband. A lot of us here do, and if you don’t yet and have access...

11-23-2014 | Dave Walsh | 2 Comments

The Edgar vs. Swanson Hangover

Oh man, so I've tried to think of a fun intro to this piece but I'm still in awe of Frankie Edgar's performance so let's get straight to how the...

11-23-2014 | Marcus Hall | 2 Comments

Frankie Edgar mauls Cub Swanson for 24 minutes and 56 seconds before a neck crank from hell

The latest finish in UFC history goes to Frankie Edgar, who wiped the diseased mat of the Octagon with Cub Swanson for approx. 24 minutes and 56 seconds before neck...

11-22-2014 | Jason Nawara | 3 Comments

Here's a replay of Alexey Oliynyk absolutely destroying Jake Rosholt's consciousness

This, my friends, was #HeavyweightMMA, but eventually it turned from an underwater fight, to an obvious front-runner for knockout of the night. It was Russia vs the USA as Lexey...

11-22-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

The Paige Vanzant craze starts now

The MMA hipster in you wants to say that this was a sloppy fight between two competitors who might not be UFC level talent. A blue belt in BJJ and...

11-22-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

The MiddleEasy Review of WWE2K15

I want to start this off by saying that I really, really wanted to say great things about WWE2K15. I wanted nothing more than to love this game and to...

11-22-2014 | Dave Walsh | 2 Comments

Metamoris starts in just a few hours, enhance your hype with this trailer

We're only a couple hours away from the first match starting at Metamoris V (pronounced Metamoris Vee) and... Wait. Did I ever tell you guys about the time I was...

11-22-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

Zara breaks down Paddy feuds, arses and dog poo in this Weird Week in Social Media

Welcome to my Weird Week in Social Media! This week the Paddys are at it, well we are always fighting about something and J-Roc hits up Bellator. So this week Conor...

11-22-2014 | Zara Barry | 1 Comment

Here's 21 funny and awkward MMA staredowns, slightly ruined by the music

Or you know, this could be totally enhanced by the music for all I know. I'm here to crank out these articles relating to our key demos' interests. I'm not...

11-22-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Fighter decks opponent in the head before the fight starts, everyone chuckles

Sometimes these things happen in what looks to be an amateur kickboxing bout. Sometimes, you're just so unaware of when a fight even begins, that you just start throwing strikes....

11-21-2014 | Jason Nawara | 3 Comments

Taking the wait out of featherweight: ONE FC is hosting a four-man tourney on December 19th

On December 19th, four men will enter the Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Beijing, China, and one man will leave. As a bonus, the new featherweight champion will have logged...

11-21-2014 | Nate Johnson | 6 Comments

The Fight Network talks to the Executive Producer of Far Cry 4, we watch intently

People are going to call me a hipster and a liar, troll, or whatever else they can think of when they don't share an opinion, but I liked Far Cry...

11-21-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Deontay Wilder punches a fan, our minds are blown by a soft mechanical breeze.

Last month, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder promised to post a video of himself fighting one of his fans if his Facebook page crested the 5000-like mark. If you haven’t...

11-21-2014 | Nate Johnson | No comments

Enfusion Reality season 5: kinda TUF

So, it seems like Enfusion Reality is TUF Lite. I guess that's fine, I enjoy kickboxing immensely, but let's get real, since this is reality we're talking about, right? When...

11-21-2014 | Jason Nawara | 2 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: Don't let the wayward giant ruin your scrap

Here we have a perfectly good recreation of the Korean Zombie vs Leonard Garcia mixed with the flailing limbs of a pre-teen mosh pit that could've warmed the hearts of...

11-21-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

We got a sneak peak at the addictive new puzzle-platformer Kalimba, and it's amazing

What's the first thing that springs to mind when I say Kalimba? That's right people, it's a finger piano originating from Africa, also known as the Mbira. Wait a minute!...

11-21-2014 | Baz | No comments

Whatever you do, don’t mention the Nazis: McGregor is unfortunately no John Cleese

In the words of John Cleese’s beautifully disturbed, halfwit character Basil Fawlty, “Listen, don’t mention the War. I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it alright.”...

11-21-2014 | Nate Johnson | 4 Comments

The University of Florida should use this WWE 2K15 sim to decide the Gators' next football coach

New football rule, if a team or university needs to hire a new coach then all the candidates must participate in a pro wrestling battle royal to decide the winner....

11-20-2014 | Tommy Messano | 1 Comment

Fabricio Werdum's daughter scores rare A+++ on show and tell assignment, brings in title belt

Fabricio Werdum's daughter is a genius. There were few ways to ensure you score an easy "A" when it came time for show and tell in school. You can bring a...

11-20-2014 | Tommy Messano | 7 Comments

GSP is impressed by his own performance at the race track

With UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and number one contender Robbie Lawler making their final preparations for UFC 181, Georges St-Pierre is out living the NOS way life. The NOS...

11-20-2014 | Tommy Messano | 2 Comments

Conor McGregor wants to bathe in the tears of Cub Swanson’s false title shot promise

Conor McGregor always has a few items on hand in case of emergency. McGregor has his wallet, cell phone, Swiss army knife, custom designer sunglasses, and a large gold diamond...

11-20-2014 | Tommy Messano | 1 Comment

Guy gets punched, ear explodes and sends blood flying 10 feet in the air

Exploding ears are all the rage in MMA. It started with Jessica Eye and Leslie Smith at UFC 180. A right hand from Eye landed perfectly on Smith's cauliflower ear...

11-20-2014 | Tommy Messano | 2 Comments

Cris Cyborg and JZ hit up a Vegetarian Festival, while Rob Lisita runs the streets in Episode 7 of Phuket Dreaming

Swords piercing cheeks and razor slicing off your taste buds were just a few of the actives that Cris Cyborg Justino and Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante witnessed at the annual Phuket...

11-20-2014 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Throwback Thursday: Remember that time Leon Spinks wrestled Tarzan Goto?

After this weekend’s Bellator, it filled me with hope that the pageantry from the days of early MMA can be brought back. It can be bold and exciting instead of...

11-20-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

Dana White not surprised Ortiz and Bonnar did great ratings, would welcome Rampage back to the UFC

After conquering and burying past MMA promotions like Pride, Elite XC, IFL and Strikeforce maybe Dana White has turned a corner in his quest for world domination. When Bellator was...

11-19-2014 | Tommy Messano | 2 Comments

Stop doing math on your calculator, play Super Smash Bros. Melee on your calculator

In high school math classes,TI-83 and TI-84 graphing calculators were used mainly for clumsily hiding your answers during exams and spelling out the word boobies using numbers. High school was...

11-19-2014 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Uriah Hall goes for a ride along with the LAPD through the streets of south Los Angeles

Uriah Hall's Training Day was nothing like the 2001 Denzel Washington film. Boom! In a more subdued ride along with the Los Angeles Police Department, the UFC middleweight visits some...

11-19-2014 | Tommy Messano | 3 Comments

Harry Reid allegedly just tried to gift the UFC some surprise copyright protection in the USA Freedom Act

Harry Reid, in accordance with his name, just snapped off a reed at the edge of the legislative pond, slipped buck naked into the governmental waters, and went on a...

11-19-2014 | Nate Johnson | 6 Comments

A Lesson in Street MMA: Girls in pink backpacks often know Karate kicks

Much like the Machida era the street MMA era of one kick TKO victories will be a long and dangerous one. The dawning of the era may have begun in...

11-19-2014 | Tommy Messano | 13 Comments

MMA Beef Alert: King Mo vs. Tito Ortiz coming to a Bellator near you

@ScottCoker ask @titoortiz if he wants to do this. We can handle it whenever. But find a replacement just in case cuz u kno he gon pull out — King Mo...

11-19-2014 | Tommy Messano | 3 Comments

Welterweight Borys Mańkowski is the man to sign when the UFC visits Poland in 2015

According to the UFC, it is targeting a debut appearance in Poland next year. That means the country’s athletes will have a greater chance of successfully marketing themselves to the...

11-19-2014 | Nate Johnson | 3 Comments

Hendricks vs Lawler is still the best fight of 2014, so let's watch it again, together

2014 has been a blur for the UFC and not in a flattering way. If you put a gun to my head, I’m not even sure I can tell you...

11-19-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

Jon Jones and Anderson Silva Sparred at UFC HQ Last Night

If there ever was a huge “super fight” that the UFC could market to the world, it would be Anderson Silva vs. Jon Jones. That fight will most likely never...

11-18-2014 | Dave Walsh | 5 Comments

KSW promos its December Pudzianowski event like a prison boss with this new trailer

"Release the Kraken,” Zeus sighs for the hundredth time.  His men roll their glassy eyes, goosed to Mount Olympus on Polish beer.  Confused, they open a bunch of doors at...

11-18-2014 | Nate Johnson | No comments

Death threats, Totally OK in MMA: Rousey plans to kill Cyborg with her bare hands

“Georges I'm going to go to the death," B.J. Penn said. "I'm going to try to kill you and I'm not joking about this."  Then some birds chirped in Hawaii....

11-18-2014 | Nate Johnson | 6 Comments

Latest EA Sports UFC Patch Brings Yoel Romero to the World

The modern age is wonderful. High speed broadband connections and the digital age is tuning how we now live. How we view things. Our animalistic nature is still there though....

11-18-2014 | Baz | 11 Comments

Scott Coker's Vision of MMA Pays Off With Huge Bellator TV Ratings

Many were critical of Scott Coker’s grand vision heading into Bellator 131, mostly because the show was centered around a battle between two former UFC stars in Tito Ortiz and...

11-18-2014 | Dave Walsh | 9 Comments

Conor McGregor Likens Dennis Siver to a Nazi on Twitter, Oops

Conor McGregor kind of can’t do anything wrong. That being said, he did something wrong yesterday and it’s the kind of thing that just about nobody thinks is funny. See, on...

11-18-2014 | Dave Walsh | 14 Comments

Want a piece of MMA history? Jose Canseco is selling his finger on Ebay

Just the other day, Dave Walsh and myself were talking about what IF Mark Hunt wins the UFC Interim Heavyweight title? What would happen? What would be our fantasy booking? We...

11-18-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

Karate: still bringing devastating knockouts to a gymnasium near you

Keiran Haldane snugged down his white headgear and looked in the high school bathroom mirror. Was he a bad person, or was he a good person? That was getting to...

11-18-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

Raw 11.17; Survivor Series Go-Home, You Are Drunk

November was WWE’s attempt to woo back fans who had either stopped watching WWE or were watching but not engaged enough to spend $9.99 a month to see monthly PPVs...

11-17-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

This Video Beautifully Breaks Down Kazushi Sakuraba's Grappling

BJJ Scout is a pretty well-known YouTuber who breaks down BJJ from MMA to submission grappling and in light of the upcoming Metamoris 5, decided to take a closer look...

11-17-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

UFC Holding Press Conference Pep Rally at 5pm Eastern Today

I’m not kidding you, the UFC is holding a pep rally at 5pm Eastern today and you can watch it live on MiddleEasy (if you so choose to). This press conference...

11-17-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Max Kellerman, Virgil Hunter and Timothy Bradley talk Pacquiao/Algieri and it's wonderful

Oddly enough, we’ve had quite the few weeks of combat sports. We quite possibly have seen the last of Bernard Hopkins, we saw a new UFC champ crowned and we...

11-17-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 2 Comments

Kevin Casey out of Metamoris 5: So Ralek puts a $10,000 bounty on Vinny Magalhaes

Last week, we detailed the circumstances that lead to the signing of Kevin Casey’s match against Vinny Magalhaes at Metamoris 5 this Saturday, despite his relatively recent positive test for...

11-17-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

Another Look at GTA V in First Person

Tomorrow marks the launch of the current generation (Xbox One/PlayStation 4) version of Grand Theft Auto V. It promises to have updated graphics, higher resolution, new soundtracks and a whole...

11-17-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

A hulking new Georges St. Pierre talks about his scale of happiness and why he took a break from MMA

Sportsnet’s Showdown Joe just interviewed Georges St. Pierre for 40 minutes at the Gentlemen’s Expo in Toronto.  That’s a lot of French-Canadian banter to take in at one time.  So...

11-17-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

Can I Kick It: UFC 180 Walkout Songs

Fabricio Werdum you are now Mexico’s adopted son. A country filled with an estimated 120 million combat sports fans has taken Werdum under their eagle wings. While the rest of...

11-17-2014 | Tommy Messano | 1 Comment

Sunday Wrassling Fix: Lucha Underground Triple Threat, JR Returns to Announcing Wrestling

It’s been another week and more wrestling has happened. We could probably go really meta and be like Dave Meltzer a la a few years ago and talk about Bellator...

11-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

CSAC Has Fined Tito Ortiz For Bellator 131 Post-Fight Flip Off

Many of us have doubted the credibility of the Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar blood feud, with many expecting Tito and Bonnar to hug it out afterwards and tell the...

11-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | 4 Comments

There Was Another Knee KO in MMA Last Night That You Probably Haven't Seen Yet

I really don’t want to talk about the knee that Werdum connected on Mark Hunt. Is that too wrong to ask the world to not talk to me about it?...

11-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Tito Ortiz Perfected the Art of Punching Someone in the Face Then the Balls Last Night

There is a lot to say about Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar from Bellator 131 last night, not a lot of it is complimentary, which is okay. The fight turned...

11-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Dragon Age: Inquisition Comes Out Tuesday, Let's Review the Story Thus Far

On Tuesday there are a LOT of games coming out. In fact, this is the release day of this Fall, with there being so many new games that it’s going...

11-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Scott Coker's Bellator Can Make MMA Cool Again

If there ever was a night to become a believer in Scott Coker, last night was that night. Bellator 131 was promoted on the backs of Tito Ortiz and Stephan...

11-16-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

UFC180/Bellator 131 Hangover

This was probably the most fun an MMA fan could have in one night. The only thing that could've made it sweeter is if we were getting ready for a...

11-16-2014 | Marcus Hall | 2 Comments

Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar punch each other, Tito wins via split-decision and double middle fingers

Tito Ortiz vs Stephan Bonnar was a fight that was basically two old men (for combat sports) looking to reclaim lost glory with a wild fight. While it wasn't the...

11-15-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

Here's the crazy finish of the Brooks/Chandler fight

Will Brooks told us earlier this week that Michael Chandler had a giant ego and that he and his team did nothing but make excuses for him for his losses...

11-15-2014 | Jason Nawara | 2 Comments

Fabricio Werdum hates your heroes, TKOs Hunt in the second in a wild battle

After moving back to Chicago from LA, I moved into the same apartment complex I lived in when Werdum finished Fedor. It's basically the same apartment, actually. I remarked that...

11-15-2014 | Jason Nawara | 5 Comments

Kelvin Gastelum chokes Jake Ellenberger in the first

Remember remember the fifteenth of November. The night MMA stopped trying its hardest to suck and when we, I was foolish enough to think some of these cards weren't that...

11-15-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

Ricardo Lamas obliterates Dennis Bermudez's seven fight winning streak with a first round finish

We here at MiddleEasy have been fans of Ricardo Lamas since he knocked out Bendy Casimir in the WEC. He's reciprocated our love to him by answering our texts every...

11-15-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

Joe Schilling vs Melvin Manhoef lived up to every ounce of hype, here's the finish

This article throws all MiddleEasy rules out the window, so I'm going to curse. We are not fucking worthy enough to see Joe fucking Schilling and Melvin fucking Manhoef square...

11-15-2014 | Jason Nawara | 3 Comments

Mike Richman destroys Nam Phan in less than a minute

We have kind of a Dream/ONE FC/UFC invasion angle in Bellator right now, and so far it hasn't gone well for anyone but the Bellator vets. Mike Richman just detonated...

11-15-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

Jessica Eye just made Leslie Smith's ear into an exploding, disfigured Sakuraba ear

Maybe Jessica Eye is just really excited for Metamoris 5 and wanted to show her love for Sakuraba by basically tearing off the ear of Leslie Smith. Or MAYBE Leslie...

11-15-2014 | Jason Nawara | 4 Comments

Cage Warriors set off the Gnarly Arm Break Alert in the MiddleEasy offices today

While this arm break is gruesome and awful and everything in-between, it's also a fascinating injury. Notice how Steve McCombe decides to flop his arm around to show the ref...

11-15-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

The Saturday Afternoon Link Party with stories from @FightHubTV @CagePotatoMMA @LiverKick and more!

It's Saturday Afternoon. There's a million fight events coming up in just a few hours, and you're still bummed that there are no Saturday morning cartoons on TV anymore. Hopefully...

11-15-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

The last time Kelvin Gastelum fought in Mexico fans threw stuff at the ring, now he fights Jake Ellenberger at UFC 180

Despite a perfect 9-0 career mark Kelvin Gastelum is still the ultimate underdog story. Heading into the co-main event slot at UFC 180 Gastelum takes on top ten welterweight stalwart...

11-15-2014 | Tommy Messano | 1 Comment

MiddleEasy presents: The MMA Euphemism Translator, by @SpilledBagOfIce

Being a hardcore fan of MMA for nearly a decade and writing about it for several years, I hear a lot of the same phrases repeated by fighters, commentators,  journalists/bloggers,...

11-15-2014 | Spilled Bag of Ice | 6 Comments

Floyd Mayweather bought his son a Bentley golf cart for his 15th birthday

There was one present that I really wanted when I was 15, I was waiting for it for the longest time. I remember I had a demo disc from Official...

11-15-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

If you combine all three MMA cards tonight you get one pretty good card. Here's what it would look like

World Series of BellaFC 326, as I like to call it, is taking place in Mexico City, Tampa and San Diego all simultaneously tonight for us fight fans, and the...

11-15-2014 | Jason Nawara | 1 Comment

Werdum vs Hunt is the Feel-Good Fight of the Season

This Saturday’s main event at UFC 180 is the feel-good fight of the season. Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt makes me feel warm and cozy and #sweaterweather. Considering this event could...

11-14-2014 | Nick Ralston | 2 Comments

Dark Alleys: Gathering places for bad men with superhuman street fight powers

Your mother was right when she warned you about walking down dark alleys. Because more bad things happen in dark alleys than in dark cul-de-sacs, for instance. But why is...

11-14-2014 | Nate Johnson | 6 Comments

Mike “Biggie” Rhodes: It’s Going to be a Gunfight and I’m Going Over There with Bad Intentions

There's a new breed of fighter emerging from Duke Roufus' camp deep inside the heart of Wisconsin. Fighters like Mike 'Biggie' Rhodes. A former RFA champion, he was on the...

11-14-2014 | Jason Nawara | 2 Comments

DstryrSG - A battle you must watch: Cornelius vs Lo at IBJJF NY BJJ Pro

In case you missed it, grapplers, this went down this past weekend.  Say what you like about worm guards and lapel guards and the state of competitive BJJ today (e.g.,...

11-14-2014 | DstryrSG | No comments

Cage Warrior Paddy Pimblett nearly beheads his opponent with a cutting elbow

Paddy Pimblett looks and sounds like he might have been a character from the 1992 musical Newsies, a whimsical cinematic tale set around the great newsboy strike of 1899. So...

11-14-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

We simulated 10 matches between Werdum and Hunt in EA UFC, the results shook us to the core (you won't believe what happened next)

We here at MiddleEasy enjoy playing video games, we also happen to fancy ourselves some MMA. So, when we came up with the idea to simulate 25 fights of Mark...

11-14-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 7 Comments

Passing on Gastelum: Is Mike Dolce on a slow, weight-cutting train to insane town?

Mike Dolce helps people cut weight for a living. Sounds just fine in theory, but when does it become too extreme in reality? At what point does a man cross...

11-14-2014 | Nate Johnson | 6 Comments

Put down your tickets and tokens, it's time to watch Melvin Manhoef work out in a Dave and Busters

Melvin Manhoef is a Marvel vs. Capcom character come to life. The 38 year old Manhoef blasted out from video game cabinet sometime in the early 2000s and has held...

11-13-2014 | Tommy Messano | 4 Comments

Frank Shamrock, Zoila Frausto and orange Ford Mustangs will make all your dreams come true

Every MMA fan has had that dream where you’re test driving a Ford Mustang, you explore the city, park at a hotel, enter the hotel ballroom so Frank Shamrock can...

11-13-2014 | Tommy Messano | 1 Comment

Cody McKenzie: Happy birthday UFC, now go f*ck yourself

Sometimes when a guy hands you a gift, you know it’s going to suck. Cody McKenzie is a penny-pincher of sorts: the kind of fellow who draws a pint of...

11-13-2014 | Nate Johnson | 16 Comments

Have you ever wanted a clicker from The Last of Us in your home? Now's your chance!

I’m a weird person, I’m the type of person who will collect Pez and Hot Wheels (and leave them in the package, obviously). When it comes to figures though, I’ve...

11-13-2014 | Gary LaPlante | No comments

Will Brooks tells us that Michael Chandler has an ego problem

I've spent four out of the last five-plus years covering this sport in the midwest. The Chicagoland area, if you will. While the midwest used to be a hotbed for...

11-13-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Tito Ortiz appears on ESPN’s Sports Nation. Stephan Bonnar may have kidnapped Max Kellerman

Stephan Bonnar missed a golden opportunity for some extra mind games prior to his fight with Tito Ortiz at Bellator 131. To promote his second appearance under the Bellator banner...

11-13-2014 | Tommy Messano | 1 Comment

This GTA: Online census just makes us want heists (they're coming)

Rockstar today decided to thank its super fans - with that, they provided this handy graphic outlining some of the milestones that GTA: Online has achieved in its first year...

11-13-2014 | Baz | 3 Comments

Watch this flying spinning elbow strike from One FC 21 on repeat

Don’t try this at home. Not because it’s not cool to randomly hit your friends with spinning MMA techniques but because you simply can't pull off a flying spinning elbow...

11-13-2014 | Tommy Messano | 3 Comments

8-bit Mark Hunt punches UFC heavyweights in the face, dog from Duck Hunt laughs at the situation

If Mark Hunt wasn’t already nicknamed the Super Samoan, Duck Hunt Mark Hunt would make for the best introduction that ever came out of the mouth of UFC announcer Bruce...

11-13-2014 | Tommy Messano | 1 Comment

My God... Dan Henderson will fight Gegard Mousasi at UFC on FOX 14

You know that time machine you've been working on every other Saturday? Now would be a good time to fire it up. Dan Henderson will return to the middleweight division to...

11-12-2014 | Tommy Messano | 5 Comments

Go behind the scenes of Assassin's Creed Unity

Ska Punk band Operation Ivy once sang "Ain't nothing wrong, with another Unity song". 25 years after Operation Ivy put lyrics to vinyl the team at Ubisoft Montreal are all...

11-12-2014 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Ricardo Lamas talks to us about climbing the featherweight mountain, and he who shall not be named (Conor McGregor)

It's not easy being a featherweight these days. Ireland just invaded the top ten recently, but by the amount of press, you would think he was the reigning champion for...

11-12-2014 | Jason Nawara | No comments

Fabrico Werdum and Mark Hunt star in sketch comedy show or live from Mexico City its Countdown to UFC 180!

Mark Hunt’s favorite number is five. Five fingers to a handshake. Five fingers to a signature Hunt walk-off knockout. When Mark Hunt makes a guest appearance on Sesame Street the...

11-12-2014 | Tommy Messano | No comments

Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson will punch each other until there is only one at UFC on Fox 14 in Sweden

Alexander Gustafsson hasn't kneed someone in the abs since March. Anthony Johnson hasn't knocked out another 205 pound man since July. These things need to change and Dane White needs...

11-12-2014 | Tommy Messano | 4 Comments

Vinny Magalhaes v. Kevin Casey: WTF Metamoris Bros?

In ten days, Vinny Magalhaes and Kevin Casey will compete at Metamoris 5. This March, Casey filled in as a literally last-minute replacement in the Metamoris 3 feature match against...

11-12-2014 | Nate Johnson | 3 Comments

The Origin Story: Mark Hunt's bleached hair

There comes a point in every relationship when you plateau. It’s not a bad or a good thing, it’s just a thing that happens in every relationship. You’ve known this...

11-12-2014 | Gary LaPlante | 1 Comment

Chael Sonnen to ESPN: Fired or Hired, But Never Retired

DA-NA-NA, NA-NA-NA! According to ESPN, “the American Gangster” from West Linn, Oregon is the new MMA analyst as he jumps from one industry leader to another. Four months ago, Sonnen tested...

11-11-2014 | Jesse Saxon | 1 Comment

Chris Weidman and Ray Longo Now Hosting Birthday Parties for $275

The UFC has made so many millionaires in the Zuffa years, alright? There is no doubting that. They also take care of their champions, which leads us to believe that...

11-11-2014 | Dave Walsh | 7 Comments

Who Are You to Doubt Mark Hunt? He's a Jam-Up Guy

I feel like here at MiddleEasy we don’t doubt Mark Hunt. In fact, we all have it in our heads that Mark Hunt is going to become the next UFC...

11-11-2014 | Dave Walsh | 2 Comments

Don't Chest Bump Pat Barry, Okay?

There might be people in the fight world who question Pat Barry’s chin or resolve when it comes to being a top level professional fighter these days, but there is...

11-11-2014 | Dave Walsh | 7 Comments

Assassin's Creed Unity, The MiddleEasy Review

Assassin’s Creed Unity is, by definition, more of the same. That can be a good thing if you love the series, or if you don’t love the series, then it’s...

11-11-2014 | Dave Walsh | 5 Comments

NYC illustrator Gian Galang nails the essence of Mark Hunt in his latest work

Gian Galang is a New York City illustrator who really likes Mark Hunt. Why wouldn’t he? According to Vice Fightland, Galang is a “[l]ifetime martial artist . . . who...

11-11-2014 | Nate Johnson | 1 Comment

Karate Hottie Gets her Supporting Staff: Full Invicta FC 10 Fight Card Released

Michelle Waterson has got to be the most entertaining female mixed martial artist not currently fighting for the UFC. She has a tremendously marketable personality, won ten of her last...

11-11-2014 | Nate Johnson | 2 Comments

Holy mother of spinning sh*t: Jessica Middleton reminds us that everyone has KO power in their hands

Any honest debate about the hypothetical eternal dominancy of Ronda Rousey has to address the issue of power striking in WMMA. If it’s unlikely she can be one-punch KO’d, then...

11-11-2014 | Nate Johnson | 3 Comments

Raw 11.10; What Did I Just Watch and Why?

Last week’s Raw was the rare occasion when WWE’s Monday Night Raw not only delivers, but delivers in a big way. I say that in a moderately tongue-in-cheek manner because,...

11-11-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

Shogun Hints at Move to Middleweight, We Shake Our Heads

Chances are that I’ll never love a fighter as much as Gary LaPlante loves Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. By the time that the 2005 PRIDE Middleweight GP rolled around I was...

11-10-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Espionage Alert: Tito Ortiz Planted a Spy Within Stephan Bonnar's Camp

My god, if Bellator 131 wasn’t exciting enough and if you weren’t satisfied with just the Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar showdown that included a masked man and shocking revelations,...

11-10-2014 | Dave Walsh | 1 Comment

Wanderlei Silva Promoting Bellator 131 This Week

The wild, wild world of MMA involves some characters, we’ll give you that. One of the biggest characters of late has been Wanderlei Silva. Wanderlei Silva’s tenure in PRIDE made...

11-10-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Watch Al Iaquinta Talk About the Camel Clutch and Making Dudes Humble

For those that are somehow gleefully unaware, the Iron Sheik was an 80’s WWF villain who portrayed an Iranian character during what was turbulent times for relations between the United...

11-10-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

CM Punk with the Gracies Breaking Down Luke Rockhold's Guillotine of Bisping

Who doesn’t love the Gracie Breakdown videos, right? They just get so overly excited about jiu-jitsu that happens in MMA that it can be contagious. In fact, the MMA world...

11-10-2014 | Dave Walsh | No comments

Here's the slick new GTA V launch trailer

GTA V next-gen has just gotten itself a launch trailer. This'll most likely serve as the TV spot. It's short, it's sweet, and it's most definitely GTA.  What's weird though is...

11-10-2014 | Baz | No comments

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