MMA Hate?

 

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Is the NFL hating on the UFC during UFC 169 and Super Bowl weekend? Check out this article on betweentheropes.com and judge for yourself!

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UFC on Fox 10 Results

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It’s another UFC in the record books; UFC on Fox 10 is over. If you missed it or want a recap of the results of the fights click here. Want to hear from the fighters and Dana White? Got to the UFC on Fox 10 post fight press conference.

Get ready for more UFC action this Saturday as UFC 169 presents a stacked card!

 

MMA Global Domination!

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Hey fellow MMA fans check out this article from globaltimes.cn on Chinese MMA. Are the fighting arts coming full circle? Will the Chinese be able to compete on a global level with Americans, Brazilians, and Japanese?  Time will tell, but for fans of MMA China’s entry into the world of mixed martial arts will be a fun journey to watch!

Special thanks to Bud Jenkins over at Kung Fu Tea for this article. Head over to the site for interesting discussions about the state of Chinese Martial Arts (historical and modern) and some interesting trends and challenges they face!

Cung Le – The Making Of A Champion

Cung Le is a great fighter and a man who embodies the martial arts! Humble, skilled, and always improving!!!!

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Único representante do Sanshou no UFC. Cung Le já participou de diversos filmes de Kung Fu. Entre eles estão os mais recentes “The man with iron fists” e o ainda inédito no Brasil “The Grand Master”. Na verdade, Cung Le treinou desde pequeno Tae Kwon Do e Wrestling. Até que um dia foi convidado a participar de um campeonato de Sanshou, onde sagrou-se campeão. Desde então, não parou mais de lutar.

This videos shows a bit of life story of Cung Le. The onlye sanshou fighter competing in the UFC. Cung Le is also a big star in martial movies. His last work was a small part in the acclaimed Wong Kar-wai “The Grand Master” movie.

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Chinese Kung Fu Cinema Evolving?

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Check out this great article on jaynestars.com. It is an interesting discussion on the evolution of  martial arts choreography in Chinese films. It is a great overview of some of the styles used in martial arts films(1940’s to present day). Do you think the is the natural evolution of fight choreography and the modern martial arts movement (MMA)? Does traditional Kung Fu have a place in modern action (or martial arts) movies? It is certainly a topic for a debate.

Donnie Yen tearing up the movie world

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Donnie Yen is definitely Asia’s new leading martial arts star. His recently released Special ID ( a MMA heavy fight movie) was a success in Hong Kong and Mainland China thereby cementing his title as the new martial arts movie king! Not resting on his laurels Donnie has several other movies ready to be released this year:

The Monkey King ( Lunar New Year 2014)

The Iceman 3D ( remake of Yuen Biao’s The Iceman Cometh)!

The Last of the Best ( in production)

Donnie Yen is an extremely busy man, a hard worker, and a versatile martial artist. Check out  (Donnie’s official website) for more information!