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Melvin Griffiths

Rabid and obsessed combat sports fan, and, at times, practitioner.

Six Characteristics Of MMA That Make It Such A Great Sport

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 14: A detail of gloves worn by Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos in the Lightweight Title bout during the UFC 185 event at American Airlines Center on March 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

It’s always easier to criticise than praise, and in MMA there are many things that cry out for criticism. Areas like comparatively poor fighter pay for the majority of competitors, even for some surprisingly big names, is troubling, especially when considering the UFC’s revenue, and the fact that it was just sold for $4 billion dollars. These issues and more will be …

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The Two Faces Of Jon Jones – The Millennial’s Mike Tyson

On Wednesday evening I wrote an article for Pundit Arena (which I subsequently pulled), outlining why I thought it was a good thing that Jon Jones was no longer pretending to be something he wasn’t, and had embraced the real him; flawed, egotistical, belittling, arrogant. All unlikeable character traits, but at least he wasn’t being fake. By Thursday morning, I realised that …

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