We interviewed five teenagers before and after schoolies to compare their expectations with reality. Historically this has been a story of unchecked impulses and reckless behaviour. How things have changed.
It's time we communicate and forget our small-town vendettas and hardwired masculine aggression. Maybe if that happened, fewer people would end up with hideous scars all over their faces.
I accompanied Ukrainian hooligans to fights from September 2012 to August 2013 and watched as they injured themselves in the throes of a subtle, almost subliminal form of nationalism.
In my years as a British fighter in Bangkok, I saw fixed matches, gambling debts and child exploitation.
"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."
This week: A woman is suing her local supermarket for prosecuting her crime, and a woman allegedly attacked a baby because someone asked her to stop swearing.
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.
What do Sydney's residents thing about the government taking away their access to drinking and fighting?
My ex-boyfriend's obsession with his short animated film about a teacher in 1970s Montreal who beat up a biker gang to defend a school dance led to us breaking up—but anyway, the movie is great!
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…
A veteran Canadian corrections officer talks about strip searches, inmates puking up methadone, pencil stabbings, fight clubs, and, of course, drugs shoved up butts.
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.
Follow UFC featherweight, and proud Chicagoan, Clay "The Carpenter" Guida through the bowels of the United Center and into the Octagon, where he meets contender Hatsu Hioki.
The 'Ultimate Fighter' sensation talks about training and getting his mind right before his big fight this weekend.
MMA's first and greatest legend, Royce Gracie, talks about introducing the world to Brazilian jiu-jitsu and creating mixed martial arts out of parts.
Theo Cottle's photographs sure do make him seem like an English hoodrat. We're not sure that he is, but he sure does a great job of documenting the rough life of his native Bristol, UK.
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…
The UFC lightweight champion talks about his early days as a fighter and gives a little advice to MMA up-and-comers.
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.
Ariel Helwani, the self-made and self-styled "voice of MMA," overcame loneliness, introversion, and UFC reluctance to become one of the most recognizable faces in mixed martial arts journalism.
Some of the best fighters in the UFC talk about where in the world they'd like to train.
In Jordan's capital city of Amman, Palestinian refugee and Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Samy Al-Jamy teaches Jordanians and Muslim seekers from around the world the secrets of mixed martial arts.