Joseph Mayall

I can't believe this sport is legal. But it is, so I'm here to write about it

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Suloev stretch
The Suloev Stretch: Breaking down the notorious submission hold

In the years following its inaugural use in a 2002 bout between Amar Suloev and…

Michael "Venom" Page makes his walk to the Bellator cage
Michael “Venom” Page is at risk of squandering his career

With Ben Askren’s announcement on Monday that he is retiring from the sport of mixed…

Anderson Silva front push kick
The Front Snap Kick: Understanding its effectiveness in MMA

Whether it was the spectacular kicks of Bruce Lee, the brute combat of Jason Bourne,…

Kamaru Usman inside the UFC Octagon
The Nigerian-American Nightmare: The remarkable story of Kamaru Usman’s father

No stranger to variety, the podcast of UFC commentator Joe Rogan, The Joe Rogan Experience,…

Donald Cerrone lands a left front kick against Al Iaquinta
UFC Vancouver Breakdown: The 3 facets of “Cowboy” vs. Gaethje

While they may appear as a tangled mash of chaotic random violence, mixed martial arts…

Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia takes down Conor McGregor of Ireland in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event
UFC 242 Breakdown: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s 3 favorite techniques

It isn’t that there’s something in the water in Dagestan: it’s that there isn’t enough…

Jessica Andrade of Brazil slams Rose Namajunas, knocking her out, in their women's strawweight championship bout during the UFC 237 event
How Jessica Andrade’s high fight IQ led to the violent Rose Namajunas slam KO

While many who fully commits themselves to the sport of mixed martial arts by spending…

Daniel Cormier (L) lands a punch against Stipe Miocic during their heavyweight championship fight
UFC 241 Breakdown: Daniel Cormier, Stipe Miocic, and the cleanest dirty boxing you’ll ever see

Upon the announcement that the UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier would be debuting at…

Amanda Nunes, left, fights Valentina Shevchenko during UFC 215
UFC Uruguay: Valentina Shevchenko and the Power of Linear Strikes

Although mixed martial arts has evolved into an entirely different sport than its predecessor of…

Dong Hyun Kim of South Korea (L) fights Colby Covington of United States (R) in the Welterweight Bout
Breaking down the grinding style of Colby Covington

Just as we can deduce from his employment of one of the most abrasive personalities…