Only a few seconds are needed for an engaged WMMA fan to rattle off a list of fighters who have reportedly been assaulted by their partners. Continue reading “How You Can Combat Abuse in Combat Sports”
It’s been more than a year and a half since UFC Bantamweight Julianna Pena lost a potential title eliminator to Valentina Shevchenko. It’s been nearly a year since Pena announced her pregnancy. Continue reading “Could a Julianna Peña comeback be around the corner?”
Cynthia Calvillo has been on an absolute tear throughout her MMA career. Continue reading “Gearing up for Cynthia Calvillo’s UFC return”
“You know what?,” Joanna Jedrzejczyk asked Rose Namajunas on the UFC 217 conference call. “I think you have some personal problems. And I will show you what your problem is. You’re never going to become champion.” The tense nature of this conversation could be felt through the phone as Namajunas defelected JJ’s verbal jabs. This exchange sparked a debate commonly talked about in MMA– how far is too far? Trash talking or bullying?
Below, Nick and Jill of the WMMA Ranking’s panel give their takes on the role trash talking plays in MMA.
Continue reading “#WMMADebate: Trash talk…bullying or tactic?”
Paige VanZant’s book, “Rise: Surviving the Fight of My Life,” has barely found a home on the shelves and people are already talking about it. Just about every MMA news platform has given it some attention. Continue reading “Paige VanZant Deserves Better: An answer to internet trolls following ‘RISE’ book release”
Ahhh, weight cutting. Some call it barbaric, and others call it essential to maintaining a competitive edge. Like it or not, it’s embedded into the dynamics of MMA competition. It contributes to the drama of MMA culture as well (Did Joanna’s weight cut really affect her performance against Rose, or as so many people suggest, is it just a silly excuse for an embarrassing loss?). Adding to the multiple layers of complexity is the fact that women’s weight-cutting experiences differ greatly from those of men. Continue reading “The Subtleties of Women’s MMA and Weight Cutting”
It’s no secret that Joanna Jedrzejczyk is hungry for revenge. Continue reading “What’s next for Joanna Jedrzejczyk?”
UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas is well into her training camp in preparation for her rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, to be held in Brooklyn, New York on April 7. Amid the grind, she’s squeezing a bit of rest and recovery into her schedule. Continue reading “Interested in floating? Rose has you covered!”
Atomweights don’t get the attention they deserve in the grand scheme of the MMA world. Without divisions in big promotions like the UFC and Bellator, talent in this weight class is often overlooked. It’s a shame, because these athletes are pretty incredible. Continue reading “Four atomweights who deserve your attention”