Jeff Harder

FIGHTLAND

Photographing Benny Podda, the Bodybuilder Turned Martial Artist Turned Cave-Dwelling Medicine Man

Photographer Ray Lego recalls sipping hallucinogenic potions, hanging out in the desert, and watching the man drown himself.
Jeff Harder
7.21.17
FIGHTLAND

Conor McGregor Is the Devil’s Son

Last week's miserable series of press conferences closed the distance between the blowhard McGregor pretends to be when he needs to sell something and the shameful human Floyd Mayweather continues to be every day.
Jeff Harder
7.18.17
FIGHTLAND

Cris "Cyborg" Justino vs. Megan Anderson Offers a Fresh Start in the Women’s Featherweight Wasteland

By shoving aside a fill-in-turned-champion in Germaine de Randamie, the UFC gives "Cyborg" an overdue coming-out party.
Jeff Harder
6.21.17
FIGHTLAND

How to Stop Loathing and Start Loving Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

Surrender. Turn off your brain. Go all in.
Jeff Harder
6.19.17
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Russian Football Hooligans Are Training in MMA

Instead of throwing haymakers between dry heaves, modern Russian hooligans eschew intoxication and get on the mat. It's unsettling.
Jeff Harder
5.2.17
FIGHTLAND

Mayweather-McGregor Needs to Happen So We Can Stop Talking About It

On Saturday, Mayweather came out of retirement "just to fight Conor McGregor," but I'm still not buying the pay-per-view.
Jeff Harder
3.15.17
FIGHTLAND

Vitor Belfort's Career is as Complicated as MMA Itself

Can we still appreciate the aesthetics of a knockout artist while condemning the illicit substances that helped him?
Jeff Harder
3.10.17
FIGHTLAND

The Future of the UFC's Welterweight Division Makes No Sense

After Woodley-Thompson II and booking Maia-Masvidal for UFC 211, what exactly is going on at 170 pounds?
Jeff Harder
3.6.17
FIGHTLAND

St-Pierre-Bisping Is Cynical, Shortsighted Matchmaking at Its Finest

The next middleweight title fight disenfranchises the UFC's best division to satisfy an imagined appetite for celebrity.
Jeff Harder
3.3.17
FIGHTLAND

Instead of Silly Superfights, Georges St-Pierre Should Aim For Another 170-Pound Title

Beyond a heap of money made for other people, what's on the other side of a superfight? Often we learn little, while the entertainment value is less than the promoters would like to suggest.
Jeff Harder
2.27.17
FIGHTLAND

“Big” John McCarthy, MMA’s Ultimate Authority, Is Okay With Weed

While others cling to boneheaded myths about marijuana, the OG of MMA refs is acting as the voice of reason.
Jeff Harder
1.27.17
FIGHTLAND

The UFC Performance Institute Is a Break From MMA's Caveman Past

For a sport with such reverence for doing things the hard way, a monument to using data and technology to minimise unnecessary punishment is encouraging.
Jeff Harder
1.24.17
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