Big Marv
The Weigh In

by Big Marv
bigmarv@filipinojournal.com

Let Him/Her Fight?: What to do with MMA’s First Transgender Competitor

Let Him/Her Fight?: What to do with MMA’s First Transgender Competitor

Big Marv

Ronda Rousey, the UFC Women’s Bantam Weight Champion, is the face of Womens Mixed Martial Arts. As MMA still fights to be accepted as a sport in cities across North America, its popularity is

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UFC Comes to Winnipeg this June

UFC Comes to Winnipeg this June

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Early Monday, March 4, Ace Burpee came to my office and asked me if I had heard anything about the press conference at the MTS Centre. True North Sports and Entertainment was holding one

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BELLATOR MMA: How to Survive MMA in a UFC World

BELLATOR MMA: How to Survive MMA in a UFC World

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As of 2013, all ties SPIKE TV had with the UFC were legally severed.  This freed the cable channel up to add MMA of a different flavor to their lineup, namely, Bellator MMA.  How

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UFC Should Do What Boxing Didn’t: Strike While the Iron is Hot

UFC Should Do What Boxing Didn’t: Strike While the Iron is Hot

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On December 8, 2012, silence took over the homes of Filipinos all over Winnipeg and the world. Titos and Titas jaws dropped as they sat there stunned at the sight of what had just

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Five big 2012 UFC fights that never happened

Five big 2012 UFC fights that never happened

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This year has to go down as one of the worst years for the UFC in terms of injuries and how they affected big fights on major shows. Throughout 2012, UFC brass was constantly

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Trash Talk: MMA’s Future?

Trash Talk: MMA’s Future?

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In his last fight, Chael Sonnen lost via TKO in round two against UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. Shortly after that loss, he announced his move up in weight to the light heavyweight division.

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UFC 154: St-Pierre vs Condit Preview

UFC 154: St-Pierre vs Condit Preview

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Last time UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges “Rush” St-Pierre stepped inside the octagon was at the first UFC event ever held in Toronto. It was UFC 129 and he successfully defended his championship versus Jake

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Three Champions, Two Super Fights, One Legend

Three Champions, Two Super Fights, One Legend

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UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva stood with his back against the cage, hands down, taking punch after punch from “American Psycho” Stephan Bonnar. On Saturday, October 13, 2012, Anderson Silva went up a weight

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UFC IS SHUFFLIN’

UFC IS SHUFFLIN’

Big Marv

LMFAO’s lyric from Party Rock Anthem, “everyday I’m shufflin’” has to be the theme that plays in the heads of Dana White and Joe Silva for most of 2012. Match maker Joe Silva is

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