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Archive for May 2007

…on Sakuraba/Gracie II and MMA’s place in society

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Written by Michael Farrow

May 15, 2007 at 1:11 pm

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…on boxing vs MMA again (from the mailbag)

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The Contender crushed The Ultimate Fighter in the ratings but it's not how big you are but what you do with it that counts

Many thanks to Reza Torkzadeh for this week’s email.

I just finished reading your article on boxing/MMA, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I had a few questions and was wondering if you had any input in terms of the boxing v.s. mma or more importantly what boxing needs to do to save itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

May 14, 2007 at 11:24 am

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…on boxing vs. MMA and Evans vs. Ortiz

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De La Hoya's so famous he doesn't even need to win anymore, just fight other big names

With the press awash with prophecies of boxing’s demise, I look at what MMA can glean from De La Hoya/Mayweather and if the problems boxing faces now are the problems MMA will face in the future. We also have a look forward at Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz at UFC 73 and ask “Are you alright, Tito?” Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

May 8, 2007 at 1:00 pm

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…on Baroni, Shamrock, the British press and up-and-coming British fighters

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Phil Baroni

I've never pulled for anybody in my life like I am pulling for Baroni

So, this week, I take a sawn-off shotgun and aim it at Frank Shamrock and the British press. On a positive note, there’s love for Phil Baroni and the little guys of the United Kingdom that could make a big splash very soon. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

May 1, 2007 at 12:18 pm

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