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The 15 Best Kickboxers of All Time

Everybody knows I love MMA, but I also really love me some kickboxing. Whether it be K1, Muay Thai, Glory, Bellator, or One FC, I love all styles of kickboxing. So many phenomenal kickboxers have stepped into the ring, which makes doing a best-ever list really hard. But I’ve taken a crack at it and…

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Which Martial Art Should I Learn First?

Are you interested in learning a martial art but unsure where to begin? Choosing the right discipline is essential for long-term enjoyment and commitment. Martial arts can provide significant benefits for your fitness and well-being. Whether you aspire to become a professional MMA fighter or simply want to shed a few pounds, this guide will…

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Which Black Belt Takes the Longest Time to Achieve?

I want to start this out by saying that achieving a black belt in any Martial Art should be highly respectable no matter the length of time it took to achieve. All Martial Artists who have achieved a black belt in their lifetime is an extraordinary honor that should be respected, no matter the art….

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The Hottest Female UFC Fighters in 2023

For a sport as grueling and violent as mixed martial arts, you might be surprised to know that there are some absolutely stunningly beautiful women who choose to fight for a living. In my humble opinion, these are some of the hottest female fighters in MMA. Rose “Thug Rose” Namajunas Rose Namajunas has a unique…

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How Much Money do UFC Fighters Make in 2023?

In 2022, the average UFC fighter made $150,249. It’s important to note that this statistic is skewed by outliers. The median UFC fighter made just $91,250. The five highest paid UFC fighters in 2022 earned an average of $1,177,200 (huge thanks to Money MMA for compiling these statistics): Fighter2022 Earnings (Purse Money Only)Israel Adesanya$1,956,000Andrei Arlovski$1,108,000Alexander…

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Top 15 Deadliest Martial Arts in the World

Some martial arts were designed to kill. No rules. No mercy. Lethal intent.  But which martial art is the deadliest? Considering that we’re talking about deadly force it’s a question that can be, well… difficult to test. Let’s take a close look at the world’s most lethal martial arts – from traditional Japanese striking techniques to…

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  • 10 Future MMA Superstars to Watch in 2019
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