"The second time I went to jail, I was close to home with loved ones on the outside. I even drove past my house on a prison transfer! That was the game changer. I knew from that sentence I was done. No more."
Our understanding has always been that teachers are never allowed to lay a hand on any student for any reason, but I know that's not completely true, because one of these incidents is deeply embedded in my family history.
On Monday, Chicago police arrested two 21-year-olds after a fistfight in a Lincoln Park area Chuck E Cheese's. The argument began over prize tickets, which are literally worth their weight in paper, and ended with three people injured and one bleeding. Th…
I do not like confrontations in New York City. That being said, the fight I got in about a month ago is a fight I'd get in every day of my life if I could. I've been complimented and walked away feeling worse about myself than I did after this fight.
Pakistani MMA got its start in an apartment above a real estate office. It's come a long way since. Fightland traveled to Lahore to meet Bashir Ahmad, a professional fighter and founder of the country's first-ever mixed martial arts team, PAK MMA. In part…
When I was a toddler in New Jersey, my only playmate was the seven-year-old dwarf who lived next door. And although I don't blame him for anything, that dwarf came to physically torment me to the point of bruises and diapers full of sand.
Driving out past the palm-lined strip malls and blinking neon motels, I knew that Swinging Richards was going to be the kind of place where you find trouble. After all, this place is far on the outskirts of Miami, near 174th Street with all the other titt…
Before his fight this weekend against Cub Swanson in London, UFC featherweight and Louisiana native Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier takes Fightland out on a fishing boat to talk about fighting, self-knowledge, and his new life at American Top Team.
Manchester City footballer Mario Balotelli and his manager, Roberto Mancini, got into a mild dust-up the other day, which prompted me to think back on the most significant entries in the canon of player-coach violence.
We went to Providence, Rhode Island, and a bunch of suburbs south of Boston that all sound the same to hang out with UFC middleweight fighter Tom Lawlor. The experience was a mix of hamburgers, philosophical musings, and some other stuff that you'll just