Primer: Qiu Jianliang, the Spectacular Knockouts of China's Kickboxing Tank

You might not know his name, but you should.


Kid Yamamoto: a Hero's Hero

Japanese legend Norifumi Yamamoto, the one-time pound-for-pound king, passed away this week from cancer. Jack Slack discusses his lasting legacy.


Tenshin Nasukawa Keeps his Undefeated Record by the Skin of his Teeth

Rise 125 featured a wild fight with some sketchy officiating.


Tenshin Nasukawa: Kickboxing Messiah

The Japanese star is very much the real deal.


Takeru: The Paradoxical Fighting Style of Kickboxing's Bantamweight King

The top bantamweight fighter consistently forces boxing engagements with his flicking lead leg kicks and gets the better of opponents anyway.


The Legend of the Fighting Dutchmen

Kaman. Dekkers. Aerts. Dutch kick fighters are in a league of their own. But who was the best of the bunch?


GLORY Kickboxing Star Gokhan Saki Signs With the UFC

“The best investment the UFC has made since Conor McGregor,” says the Turkish Tyson.


From Bad Bwoy to Buakaw: Simon Marcus Looks to Create a Legacy

We sit down with Simon Marcus, at Buakaw's gym in Thailand, to talk about his preparations for his rematch with Jason Willis ahead of GLORY 40.


Bellator 173 + Glory 38: Counter Jabs and Swinging Wild

Bellator and Glory held cards this weekend and a few moments stood out as noteworthy. We examine Liam McGeary's jabbing errors, and the issue of clinch knees in kickboxing.


Bellator 170 and Glory 37: Liver Kicks and Fishy Finishes

Tito Ortiz made quick work of Chael Sonnen, adding to the pile of controversial fights in Bellator's informal "legends division." Yet it was Paul Daley, Chinzo Machida and Giga Chikedze who stole the show this weekend.


Idris Elba Is Thoughtful and Authentic in New Documentary 'Fighter'

“Everyone thinks they’re hard. But when push comes to shove, what are you going to do?"


In Praise of Mr. Lek: The Craft of an Authentic Muay Thai Coach

No one forgets a good teacher. Certainly not a fat Thai boxer from Liverpool.