The Future of Gambling in America

May 15th, 2018
Betting Bruiser

Sports betting laws ‘Coast to Coast’ in America have essentially been a group of sleeping giants ever since the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) was enacted. For two decades, PASPA dissuaded states from legalizing sports betting. However, that all changed in 2012 when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation…

January 20th, 2018
Betting Bruiser

The Central African nation of Cameroon is world famous for its production of coffee. Cameroon is a soccer-mad country whose national team was the first African squad to reach the World Cup quarterfinals. Lesser known, but equally pulsating, is the nation’s ability to bring to light some of combats sports most elite and underrated world…

August 25th, 2017
Betting Bruiser

Stepping out of the ring undefeated might just be the hardest decision a fighter makes in his life. There’s the old saying that every fighter dies twice: once, when he takes his last breath and the other when he hangs up his gloves. Fighters don’t know when to call it quits when they’re losing let…

August 6th, 2017
Betting Bruiser

One of Conor McGregor’s sticking points during this world wide press conference was Floyd Mayweather’s glove demands for the fight. Prompting the most recent response from Mayweather “Whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable in the ring, I’m willing to accommodate. Let’s give the boxing and MMA fans what they want to see.” However it’s…

January 1st, 2017
Betting Bruiser

The year 2016 in mixed martial arts will undoubtedly be remembered by the rise of Conor McGregor. It truly has been an action-packed year and a notorious rise to greatness. Culminating with the eventual raising of those two championship belts inside the Octagon. That will be forever ingrained into MMA fans’ minds as a sport-defining…

August 10th, 2016
Betting Bruiser

We all have our tired phrases, something someone says that has become common lexicon. In mixed martial arts, there are plenty of cliches which are overused, improperly stated and often cringeworthy. Here are some phrases I could do without when listening to a UFC broadcast or some promotional material: ‘In The Mix’ It’s seemingly every…

August 9th, 2016
Betting Bruiser

When handicapping a broad spectrum of professional sports, it’s apparent that related betting lines are most valuable either earlier or later and rarely in between. That approach should be taken when wagering on mixed martial arts (MMA) as bettors shouldn’t simply settle with what odds are offered at any given time. More often than not, when betting…

July 2nd, 2016
Betting Bruiser

Going into the rematch against Luke Rockhold, not many people gave Michael Bisping a better chance of surviving than a snowball’s chance in hell. Oddsmakers around the world essentially gave Bisping less than a 15% chance of winning the championship, an opportunity he was given on short notice. Maybe Luke Rockhold made the same mistake…

April 1st, 2016
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What does the legalization of mixed martial arts (MMA) in the state of New York actually mean for the bigger picture? It’s a short term success that had been a long time coming. It’s more symbolic then a momentous occasion. The vote to legalize MMA won by a landslide nearly two weeks ago with the…

March 27th, 2016
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Recently Dana White drew some ire when he stated that Connor McGregor did what George St. Pierre (GSP) wouldn’t. For the first time I was deeply offended by a remark made by Dana White. Like many millions of MMA fans I am usually entertained by the words that come from the face of the company. More…

February 19th, 2016
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The legacy of Royce Gracie is a sore spot that has largely gone unseen and unheard of, but quite frankly, it’s ugly. Perhaps never given as much attention because it happened so late in his career or that it happened outside the UFC, but Gracie tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) after his win over Kazushi Sakuraba at…

January 10th, 2016
Betting Bruiser

As the UFC pushes Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) into the mainstream, an age old question remains: Is MMA safer then boxing? The main premise behind the argument has always been that unlike boxing, in MMA, there are more routes to victory than striking your opponent. Highlighting the obvious, there are less painful routes to victory, therefore…

January 2nd, 2016
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As the UFC is still considered to be in its infancy in comparison to other mainstream sports, the idea of breaking a record has held little promotional value in the past. Breaking a record before likely meant that you were setting the bar for fighters yet to grace the Octagon. As long as it’s not…

December 24th, 2015
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Teila Tuli’s entrance into the fray of MMA at UFC 1 was not only his debut fight — it was his retirement fight. For those who are uninitiated, here’s a brief refresher course. Tuli was the sumo wrestler on the receiving end of a brutal roundhouse kick to the head courtesy of Gerard Gordeau in the very…

November 19th, 2015
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In light of perhaps the most shocking upset in MMA history coupled with news of Ronda Rousey’s mother openly criticizing her daughter’s head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan – it’s about time someone gives further weight to the “terrible coach” claims. I have decided to look further into three particular accusations made by Ronda’s mother, Dr. AnnMaria De…

October 29th, 2015
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When fans think about the inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar immediately come to mind as a result of their instant classic. Therefore, its only suiting that the first ever Ultimate Fighter be the last to leave the UFC. No, I’m not talking about Forrest Griffin. The fight between Bonnar…

October 21st, 2015
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Many Mixed Martial Arts fans are very familiar with recent epidemic of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) and doping in combat sports. As sports handicappers and bettors, we all have more than likely bet on a fight that involved a failed drug test. Whether it was Nick Diaz vs Anderson Silva or Hector Lombard vs Josh Burkman, many sportsbooks leave…

October 10th, 2015
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With the announcement last month of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s successful shoulder surgery, the Brazilian legend has continued his legacy of becoming a mixed martial arts (MMA) medical marvel. It’s beyond evident that Shogun is injury prone. However, with the amount of punishment he’s received, many may consider it amazing that’s he’s not only still alive to talk…