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Mixed martial arts exists beyond the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In fact, the sport’s lifeblood can be found outside the Octagon.

Didn’t see this earlier this week but it’s a must read for fans of MMA. I try to push regional MMA cards every week because it’s important for these places to be successful so that the sport has a place for young talent to grow. While I don’t agree with some inclusions (I don’t think M-1 should be included. Have it as arguably the #2/3 promotion on the planet. KSW and Shooto should be lower on the list imo), it gives a nice history of promotions a lot of NA fans may not follow.

Go give it a read.

MMA constantly teeters between sport and spectacle based on the audience, the promotion and the fighters. Some have little interest in drawing attention to themselves, preferring to make their way to the ring or cage with little fanfare, aside from a brisk stroll and a perfunctorily chosen track. Others make their walkouts the center of attention, featuring fireworks, dancers and all manner of other wildness.

The latest installment of the Sherdog Top 10 series focuses on the fighters who have made the most of their entrances over the course of their careers, whether simply through understated, ice-cold consistency or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, over-the-top presentation. This is not a list of individual walkouts but a measure of how memorable the Sherdog.com staff panel found the fighter’s aggregate entrances during his or her time in MMA.

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The Savage Truth: 'Bones' Knows Trouble - Sherdog.com


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The Savage Truth: ‘Bones’ Knows Trouble
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Yoshiro Maeda Retains Bantamweight Title, Imanari Taps Oishi at Deep ‘59 Impact’
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PBC on Spike: Badou Jack Snatches WBC Crown From Anthony Dirrell


#npb #WBC [Sherdog]After talking trash for weeks and then almost coming to blows at the weigh-in, the WBC super middleweight title tilt inside the UIC Pavilion near downtown Chicago was expected to be loaded with fireworks. The Premier Boxing Champions card on Spike TV did …