Nothing But Sports One-on-One Interview with UFC Fighter Dan Henderson

|

Editor’s Note:  LWOS is happy to be partner’s with Nothing But Sports Central (NBS Central).  Each week the boys at NBS bring you excellent coverage in all things sports.  They currently handle two podcasts NBS Central, and Rush the field.  NBS Central brings you the best in major sports from a general perspective, while Rush […] READ MORE


Wanderlei Silva Signs With Bellator

|

Even though he is suspended from active competition in the United States, Pride FC and UFC veteran Wanderlei Silva has signed an exclusive deal with Bellator MMA. The former Pride FC middleweight champion was released from his UFC contract back in January, after making a public apology for alleging his former employer fixed fights. However, the “Axe […] READ MORE


Rafael Cordeiro: Patron Saint of Brazilian Dominance

|

Brazil has long earned its claim as the cradle of mixed martial arts. Generations ago, before the sport was baptized by Americans, there was Vale Tudo (meaning ‘anything goes’) where Luta Livre warriors, sojourning prizefighters and members of the Gracie clan clashed in matches attended by the thousands in Rio de Janeiro. The modern incarnation […] READ MORE


LWOS MMA Top 5: Unsung Heroes of MMA

|

Since its inception in the late eighties and early nineties MMA has seen thousands of true modern day warriors embrace the many shapely steel cages and bloodied ring canvases spanning continents to establish themselves in the penultimate proving ground that is mixed martial arts. However, in a sport where few truly make it to the […] READ MORE


Fedor Returns on New Year’s Eve to Japan for Bellator Dynamite 2

|

“I am fighter.” -Fedor on why is he returning. Scott Coker promised a big announcement on Spike TV during Bellator Dynamite 1 and he delivered. The long awaited and rumored return of Fedor to Japan, the country where his legend grew while fighting for Pride FC. There is also the return of Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the man […] READ MORE


Today’s LWOS MMA History Lesson Fedor vs Fujita

|

The LWOS History Lesson is a series dedicated to looking back at the people and fights that make up the history of the sport.  In the first LWOS History Lesson we will take a look at a between Fedor Emelianenko and Kazuyuki Fujita from Pride FC 26 Bad to the Bone. This is not a […] READ MORE


The Heavyweights – 2005 vs 2015

|

As I read Daniel Marino’s excellent piece regarding the timing of Cain Velasquez’ return, one line stuck in my head. “.. I can’t help but wonder if it has ever been this stale”. Dan was referring to the current state of the heavyweight division. As I pondered the thought internally, I kept coming back to […] READ MORE


Dan Henderson’s Blood is Royal Blue

|

The pinnacle of a fighter’s career is the day he wraps the gold around his waist. You can see it in their face. Some collapse with emotion others jump for joy. All the blood sweat and tears to find yourself atop your division, living the dream. To really feel like you have hit the top […] READ MORE


15 Years On – Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals

|

Today marks the 15th anniversary of one of the most significant events in mixed martial arts history. The Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals took place on May 1st in front of a 38,429 strong crowd in the Tokyo Dome. Santana topped the American charts with Maria Maria, American Beauty had recently won the best picture […] READ MORE


The Rise, Fall and Redemption of Mirko “Cro Cop”

|

On Saturday, MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop stepped into the Octagon against Gabriel Gonzaga. As the underdog, the former Pride and K-1 Champion shocked the entire MMA community by unleashing vicious elbow on Gonzaga before the referee intervened. Since Cro Cop turned back the clock, I thought it would be fitting to do the same, […] READ MORE