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Good things keep happening for Isaiah Bird.
Isaiah is 6 years old and wrestles for the Long Beach Gladiators' youth program. He was born without legs, and earlier this month, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman helped raise money to aid Isaiah and his family. That event led to him receiving a new customized wheelchair, among other things to help the family get closer to moving out of the...Read more »
MMA Platinum Gloves, an amateur tournament run by Nic and Dan Canobbio, has grown from small hotel ballrooms to a college gymnasium to, now, an indoor sports facility.
It took just four events for such growth. Not bad for a state where professional MMA remains illegal.
The fifth fight card for MMA Platinum Gloves (Season 2, Round 2), is scheduled for this Saturday, June 28, at the Sports...Read more »
The bell to end the third and fight-deciding round sounded. Eddie Gordon raised his arms in victory. Cathal Pendred did the same.
This is a common scene in mixed martial arts. Boxing, too. The fight is over, the judges are now responsible for rendering a verdict on the the action before them for the past 15 minutes. Each fighter wants to project a positive image in those moments, one of confidence...Read more »
Live to Fight, a charity organization that helps raise funds for people in the need in the MMA community, hosts its next event on Sunday, June 22 at Serra BJJ in Huntington.
This time, it's Ray Longo teaching MMA for two hours, followed by Matt Serra and Renzo Gracie for three hours in Gis teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
To help Islip's Brian Baney, who has stage 4 brain cancer....Read more »
Anderson Silva will likely return to the octagon at some point in 2015. Nick Diaz hasn't been inside the octagon since 2013.
Still, Diaz wants to fight Silva.
Fans get silly when talk of Silva vs. Diaz pops up.
Does this fight make any sense, though? On one side, you've got Silva, the former UFC middleweight champion coming back from a broken leg in his rematch against Chris Weidman...Read more »
At the end of May, we wrote about UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman helped put together a fundraiser for Isaiah Bird, a 6-year-old boy who was born without legs.
Power MMA in Garden City, owned by Ray Longo and Weidman, was packed that day. Cars were parked all along Commercial Avenue that afternoon.
There were demonstrations inside from Weidman, wrestling lessons from other UFC...Read more »
It's not uncommon for boxing and MMA trainers to have multiple fighters on the same card for a night, or to have a number of fights lined up in a short time span.
Still, it's rather time consuming just to list it all out, let alone train each fighter, find sparring partners for each fighter, organize schedules for each fighter, travel with each fighter and corner each fighter.
Have a...Read more »