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  • The State Representative Who Compared MMA to Child Porn

    Steve Hickey, a right-wing Republican and ordained minister, called for a ban on MMA in South Dakota and compared the sport to child porn, meth, and feeding people to lions. "It is violent, and it isn't a sign of a healthy society that crowds gather to...

  • Raggare Love Hot Rods and Rock 'n' Roll

    Raggare are modern-day greasers who are as important to Sweden’s national identity as meatballs, ABBA, and blue-eyed blonds. This is despite the fact that the raggare subculture is all about the appropriation of American cars, rock ’n’ roll, and tough...

  • Explaining Alistair Overeem's Muscle Burnout

    Last Saturday night, kickboxer Alistair Overeem got knocked out standing up by Antonio "Bigfoot." We talked to Dr. Michael Kelly, a part-time ringside doctor, to explain how someone who looks like the comic-book portrait of health and vitality could...

  • Ottavia Bourdain: My Jiu-Jitsu Addiction

    When I first enrolled at the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York City I would hear people say how Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a way of life, how it made them better human beings, how they wouldn’t ever stop or trade it for anything else. I thought these people...

  • Racism in MMA

    In this promotional video spotlighting Rashad Evans before his fight this weekend against Rogerio Nogueira, the voices serving both as the source of Evans’s disenchantment with MMA and his inspiration to improve in it aren’t just criticizing the...

  • People in Lebanon Are Killing Each Other Over Syria

    He said he saw the situation getting worse: “We have many injuries, many deaths and many bleeding wounds; 15 dead this month and 100 injuries. The fighters are young and don’t know why they're fighting. They see it as self-protection. They each see it...