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The Business of MMA in Austin
MMA promoter explains why Austin is ready for combat sports.
"...bit more secure. For the start-up entrepreneur, bringing an MMA promotion made sense – business sense. "Dallas has a..."

Oct. 31, 2007 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Knockout performances by the three central characters and powerfully effective fight sequences are the key ingredients that spur this male weepie.
"...reasons for entering the film’s Sparta competition – an MMA, single-elimination event with a $5 million purse. Tommy Conlon..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fighter Inside and Outside the Octagon
Cub Swanson talks UFC Fight Night and how MMA saved him
"...With 26 professional MMA fights and a decade of experience under his belt,..."

Nov. 22, 2014 Sports Post by Mac McCann

The King of King of Kombat
What Ron Hernandez has learned about being an MMA promoter
" be Ron Hernandez, the mastermind behind rising Austin-based MMA fighting league King of Kombat. Saturday night, April 5,..."

April 4, 2008 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

So Much Beginning Where Sixth Street Ends
The arts-heavy complex at 507 Calles defines creative synergy
" continue exploring these neighboring businesses, who knows which MMA champion might be taking an aerial dance class at..."

July 26, 2013 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

UFC Fight Night Pounds the Erwin Center
Edgar dominates, but it's a mixed night for Texas fighters
"...of all time. You could argue that he's an MMA version of the San Antonio Spurs; he’s not the..."

Nov. 24, 2014 Sports Post by Mac McCann

King of Kombat Komes Back
MMA at the Crockett center to see championship bout
"...Austin's freshest MMA promotion, King of Kombat, is gearing up for its..."

March 28, 2008 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

It's All In the Scales
Local MMAers James "Duece" King Jr and Sherif Ghaly at the far extremes of welterweight this weekend.
"...track record is a lot longer than the 6-4 MMA career he carries into this event. So he’s not..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

15 Movies We Can’t Wait to See at SXSW 2019
A few words about some of our favorite films coming to the fest
"...know if I’m going to come back.” According to filmmaker Flavio Alves, those words from co-producer Kristen Parker Lovell..."

March 7, 2019 SXSW Post by The Screens Staff

Backwoods crime drama with a social conscience is gruelingly bleak
" Chainsaw Angus (Grillo, at his most cut since MMA drama Warrior), who most regard as the devil incarnate...."

Feb. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Documentary GameChangers Will Change How You Look at E-Sports
Producer Peter Billingsley on high-stakes professional videogaming
"...Jang Min Chul (aka MC), and Mun Song Wan (MMA) who, at 26, already fears he is aging out..."

June 19, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Black Panther
High drama and high action as Marvel gives Wakanda life.
"...make Snoke's Elite Praetorian Guard look like a weak MMA undercard. Plus, two words: war rhinos...."

Feb. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Top 40 Vices Playlist
A walk on the wild side with songs of the seven deadly sins
"..."Nigga, why you babysitting only two or three shots?/ I'mma show you how to turn it up a notch." –..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

The Luv Doc: Facial Hair
In the end the mortality rate of bearded vs. non-bearded people is exactly the same
" in close combat. There aren't a lot of MMA fighters working the Sasquatch look...."

Nov. 13, 2015 Column by The Luv Doc

The Luv Doc: Dream Crushing
If you never try, you never fail
" or try? I shudder to think. Seriously: That MMA fighter thing could have gone horribly, painfully wrong, and..."

March 22, 2013 Column by The Luv Doc

The AggreGAYtor: March 20
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...• Joe Rogan, the only man alive who is..."

March 20, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

The AggreGAYtor: March 6
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...• Fallon Fox comes out as the first transgender..."

March 6, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Here Comes the Boom
Kevin James plays a biology teacher who moonlights as a mixed martial-arts fighter; Salma Hayek is his love interest.
"...feels like a tawdry commercial for the UFC and MMA...."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A technically exemplary but otherwise unremarkable piece of fisticuffs filmmaking.
"...a technically exemplary but otherwise unremarkable piece of fisticuffs filmmaking keyed to Soderbergh's particularly brutal vision of onscreen physicality...."

Jan. 20, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One Step Closer for Marquardt?
'The Great' one dominates at UFC Fight Night 22
"...The night also put Austin on the MMA map. A crowd of more than 7,700 at the..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips
The real Flags of Our Fathers rests in Harlingen
" 4pm. For information, call 800/365-6006, or go to 803rd in a series. Day Trips, Vol. 2, a..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

ATX Film News: Award Winners, Toxic Vengeance, and Cheaper Nights at the Drafthouse
"...Austin filmmaker Ben Masters is taking his new documentary The River..."

April 5, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Going on the Offensive With The Art of Self-Defense
Jesse Eisenberg navigates the hierarchy of martial arts
"...Most filmmakers use their Twitter feeds to publicize their work, and..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

CM Punk and Travis Stevens Hunt for the Girl on the Third Floor
SXSW Midnighter follows a haunting in Chicago
"...Don Koch (Phil Brooks, aka former pro wrestler and MMA fighter CM Punk) would end up – if not..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Luv Doc: Lucky You
How can someone who has experienced such wealth and plenitude ever hope to live a life free of tortured conscience?
"...My boyfriend and I were dating long distance for..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

The Luv Doc: Party Monster
Nothing good for you can come of this
"...Yes, you might be fantasizing about that "gotcha" moment..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

The Luv Doc: Mostly Happy
Not only is the glass half empty, it's got a hole in the bottom and it's leaking poison
"...I am sure I don't need to bore you..."

June 22, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

"...Google says he's an author (Dear Diary I'm Wasted), MMA boxer (record: 1-0), pedicab driver, and Couchsurfer. We'll give..."

April 27, 2018 News Feature

Self-Defense in the Trump Era
Targeted groups take safety into their own hands
"...self-defense. Has a free 30-day trial membership and unlimited MMA classes for veterans...."

Jan. 7, 2017 Sports Post by Tucker Whatley

Bray Wyatt: Follow the Buzzards
WWE superstar on horror, power, and the allure of the ring
"...and Nineties, and closer to the shoot-style characterizations of MMA, Wyatt is a glorious throwback. The sheer scale and..."

Aug. 15, 2016 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

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