Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mixed Martial Arts

Dollars and Sense

by Brian Doerfler on July 11, 2013

If you polled every employee in the United States and asked them the one thing they’d like to change about their job, I’m guessing that the words “salary”, “pay” and “wage” would come up repeatedly. It’s no different for MMA fighters who frequently complain about the difficulty of making ends meet on their fight revenue. […]

A World Without Dana

by Brian Doerfler on July 3, 2013

  What would the world be like without Dana White? Would fighters be better compensated? Would MMA as a sport be better received by the media and politicians? Would MMA as a sport even exist as we know it today? The world of Mixed Martial Arts would definitely be a different place if Dana White […]

Calling All Officials!

by Brian Doerfler on June 28, 2013

If you watch MMA long enough, you’re bound to encounter a judge’s decision that you don’t agree with. MMA judges and referees are the butt of many a joke and the target of much scorn from fans, fighters and promoters. Partially to blame is the relative youth of the sport. Also at fault is the […]

The Wow Moments

by Brian Doerfler on June 18, 2013

Watch MMA long enough and you are bound to experience at least one moment that leaves a lasting memory. Some moments leave you covering your face in a mixture of horror and disgust while others have you jumping out of your seat in amazement. There are far too many of these “mixed martial moments” to […]

Ranking the Champs: Light Heavyweight (MMA)

by Brian Doerfler on April 25, 2013

Light Heavyweight was, for many years, seen as the “glamour” weight class in Mixed Martial Arts. Much like the Heavyweights in boxing, Light Heavyweights in MMA have typically been held in high esteem by fans of the sport. Many of the earliest superstars existed within the weight class making it one of the tougher ones […]

The Art of Marketing

by Brian Doerfler on April 15, 2013

“Do you want to be a &*#$% fighter?!” UFC President Dana White made headlines when he gave what is possibly his most infamous speech to the first batch of TUF contestants. The message was clear: did these guys understand what they were in for? Did they really understand what it took to be a fighter? […]