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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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…

Max Holloway cracks Brian Ortega with a right hand
UFC 240: Breaking down Max Holloway’s “invisible skills”

The highlight-reel moments of spectacular knockouts, high-amplitude takedowns, and dynamic submission entries are the reason…

Rafael dos Anjos strikes Kevin Lee
UFC on ESPN 4: Rafael dos Anjos and the failure to stay off the fence

With 40 professional fights on his record, Rafael dos Anjos is a well-seasoned veteran of…

Daniel Cormier (L) fights Jon Jones in the Light Heavyweight title bout during UFC 214
UFC 239 Breakdown: Jon Jones and the fallacy of invulnerability

The tendency for society to view its most prominent members as infallible creations is not…

Francis Ngannou looks on between rounds against Stipe Miocic
Analyzing Francis Ngannou’s deficiencies (and incredible strengths)

Mixed martial arts can provide a fighter with their life’s highest highs, and their lowest…