The admission of women to the UFC presents us with a fascinating natural experiment. Due to the well-documented greater tendency of males to engage in physical aggression, researchers have not thought to test for ability to assess the fighting formidability of women.
As director, you can have all the wild visions you want for how your film will be created, how the finished product will take shape behind that vision and live on to be remembered accordingly. But that simply is not a conceivable goal without the proper team behind you.
They wanted to do a remake of The Champ. I'm not a big fan of remakes, nor am I the guy to go to for an adaptation or reinvention. That said, I pitched them the idea of telling the next chapter of Marshall's story through the analogy of boxing.
Southpaw begins and ends with boxing matches. The two hours between are filled with life's battles. Some spill into the boxing ring. But the battles of daily life are not so cleanly configured, nor can life's other cut men stop the bleeding of the soul. That may be a more personal struggle.
This Sunday, July 19th, at 8p EST is the 2015 WWE Battleground PPV. You can watch the 2015 WWE Battleground PPV on the WWE Network. The kickoff show starts at 7pm EST on the WWE Network. Here are all the WWE Battleground 2015 Matches, Rumors, Predictions, and possible Spoilers!
At 36 years old, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has re-invented himself as a striker.
Over the 40-plus years since the Clay v. United States ruling was handed down, public opinion of Ali has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, information that paints him in a negative light is fairly difficult to come by.
Mir (17-9, 15-9 UFC), a former titleholder, is one of the most prolific MMA submission artists in UFC history, having finished eight fights on account of his high level Brazilian jiu jitsu.
The legend of UFC featherweight Conor McGregor continues to grow, and the proportions are now beyond epic.
UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson lived up to his Wonderboy moniker at The Ultimate Fighter 21 finale.
After 10 weeks on reality TV's The Ultimate Fighter, welterweights Hayder Hassan and Kamaru Usman will square off in the series finale on July 12.
After six months of heated buildup between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, it was an injured rib that ended up getting the better of the featherweight champion.
At dinner last night, my good friend Bruce Buffer was telling me that he had Jean Claude Van Damme, the "muscles from Brussels" on his Podcast.
Santa Barbara boy Jason Gedrick works hard and plays hard. Sounds cliche, but this guy sure knows how to live life to its fullest. He works like a mad dog, and when it's time to relax, he writes, golfs, cooks and does boxing. Jason -- you can come cook for me any day.
That being said, I write this particular letter not so much as a fan -- but as someone who's become more familiar with what it means to truly struggle, and is simply looking to say thank you.