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America's Degenerate Pornolitics

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Politics is now a bona-fide blood sport supported by cage-fight debates and political rallies too dangerous for dissent and folks of color.

The Evolution of a Fighter: A Conversation With the Tiny Tornado

Seth Ferranti | Posted 01.28.2016 | Sports
Seth Ferranti

I caught up with the American Top Team fighter by phone after her latest victory to talk about why she fights, how she got the nickname the Tiny Tornado, her evolution as a fighter, going to graduate school and if a fight against strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is in her future.

Gun Violence Is a National Mental Health Disease

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.05.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

This is indeed a mental health problem, but not the psychosis, depression or irrational hatred found in the few individuals who commit these atrocities. It is American Exceptionalism. Grandiosity and paranoia are mental disorders, not political movements.

Boots on the Ground

Francis Levy | Posted 11.12.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Let's take every hardened criminal in a maximum security prison and dump them on ISIS. Let's plunk the Crips and Bloods down on the Iraq Syria border. We'll kill two birds with one stone. We'll empty out our prisons and have a worthy opponent for ISIS.

How Campbell McLaren Spun UFC Into the American Cultural Milieu

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Long before the world embraced the UFC, Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG) Executive Producer Campbell McLaren thrust mixed martial arts into the American media spotlight, launching the Ultimate Fighting Championship amid a campaign of controversy.

Why I Support Government Policies and Regulations that Protect Children from Violent Entertainment

Diane Levin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Diane Levin

The passage of the recent proposal to ban children under age 18 from attending live cage fighting and mixed martial arts events in Boston would contribute to the wellbeing of children, Boston and beyond.

'16 & Pregnant' Spotlights Aspiring Cage Fighter Lindsey

Posted 04.11.2012 | TV

Lindsey Harrison was a girl with big dreams. She was going to be a cage fighter and a police detective. But on the way to fulfilling her dreams, she w...

Tito Ortiz Signs Matt And Tony On 'Caged' Season Finale

Posted 03.13.2012 | TV

Things got serious on the "Caged" (mon., 10 p.m. ET on MTV) season finale when former UFC world champion Tito Ortiz came to Minden, Louisiana to watch...

Will Tito Ortiz Sign The 'Caged' Fighters?

Posted 03.06.2012 | TV

On "Caged" (Mon., 11 p.m. EST on MTV) the Minden fighters, all now training under the team name "Louisiana Fight Company," got word that former UFC wo...

'Caged': Danger's First Title Victory Has Consequences

Posted 02.28.2012 | TV

Cage fighter Matt "Danger" Schnell longs for the day when he can make a living as a pro fighter. On Monday night's episode of "Caged" (Mon., 11 p.m. E...

'Caged' Fighter Struggles With His Mom's Mental Health Issues

Posted 02.14.2012 | TV

"Caged" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on MTV) fighter Danger got into the sport as a way of making a better life for himself, but sometimes it's been hard for hi...

Wes Misses His Son's First Birthday For A 'Caged' Fight

Posted 02.07.2012 | TV

"Caged" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on MTV) fighter Wes may come across as nothing but a hard-partying country boy, but he is also a committed father who put h...

'Caged' Fighter Taken Away In Ambulance

Posted 04.01.2012 | TV

Monday night on "Caged" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on MTV), viewers were introduced to a new face on the Minden mixed martial arts scene, John Wesley Reed. ...

Can Daniel's Victory On 'Caged' Erase His Bad Memories?

Posted 01.24.2012 | TV

Unlike some of the other fighters featured on "Caged" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on MTV) cage-fighting is not Daniel's only option in life. The "golden boy" o...

'Caged': Victory For Danger

Posted 01.17.2012 | TV

MTV's new reality series "Caged" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on MTV) turns the spotlight on mixed martial arts (MMA) and follows a group of young aspiring figh...

'Caged': Daniel Knocked Out For The First Time

Posted 03.10.2012 | TV

The first time is always the hardest, and it was difficult for both Daniel and his supporting community on "Caged" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on MTV). He was ...

Bartender Uses Cagefighting

9 News | Dan Boniface and Eric Kahnert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LAKEWOOD - A bar owner took matters into his own hands, and nabbed two people he says tried to rob him. "We try and be cordial with everyone, but i...

Gasp: Jillian Michaels Hates Exercising

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

This perception of exercise as an odious thing that one must do if one wants to be a responsible member of society is one of the main factors in our "obesity crisis."