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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

Warrior
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

Bruised
Halle Berry aims to hit hard in this MMA drama
"...Not reviewed at press time. MMA drama, with Halle Berry as a down-at-heel fighter trying..."

Nov. 19, 2021 Movie Review

The King of King of Kombat
What Ron Hernandez has learned about being an MMA promoter
"...to 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

Best Fat Burners For Men: Lose Fat & Retain Muscle Mass
We look at the best natural fat burners for men on the market today
"...what you need when you're building up to an MMA fight or a bodybuilding show; the final few months..."

April 26, 2021 Events Post

Faster Than Sound: Should the Live Music Fund Go to Musicians or Venues?
While eligibility is worked out, Music Commission nails down “PIE” equity plan
"...submitted plan by the advocacy organization Music Makes Austin (MMA) would add live music venues to the list of..."

Nov. 5, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

So Much Beginning Where Sixth Street Ends
The arts-heavy complex at 507 Calles defines creative synergy
"...you 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

Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone
Texas-made luchadores-meets-wire fu playful adventure
"...drunken part,” put Charlie through the kung fu and MMA basics, but, as shown in flashbacks, this pupil’s true..."

April 29, 2022 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Faster Than Sound – The Music Relief Magic Number: $20 Million
Music Makes Austin budget proposal warns full-capacity touring won't return until 2022
"...the Red River Cultural District association, said that the MMA and AMC requests aligned coincidentally. Alongside disaster assistance, both..."

April 30, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Fantastic Fest Interview: Nail in the Coffin – The Fall and Rise of Vampiro
The split life of a lucha legend and a father from Canada
"...do to raise them right. So for us as filmmakers, that's the heart of the story."..."

Sept. 25, 2019 Screens 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

Donnybrook
Backwoods crime drama with a social conscience is gruelingly bleak
"...to 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
"...man 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
"...do 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

Haywire
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
"...to 4pm. For information, call 800/365-6006, or go to www.mma-tx.org. 803rd in a series. Day Trips, Vol. 2, a..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Pretty in Pink: A Gabriela Bucio Story
The millennial Midas brings reggaeton and Mexican regional to Sixth Street and beyond
"...sale at Revival Coffee by Gabrielas: ultrafeminine and highly Instagrammable. Her restaurants, cafes, and nightclubs just keep getting more..."

July 8, 2022 Music Feature by Christina Garcia

Fox News Lauds Neo-Nazi in Ukraine With Austin Ties
Questions not asked: Why are you there? Are you a Nazi?
"...case to members of the Rise Above Movement, an MMA-obsessed white supremacist gang that sent members to the region..."

March 18, 2022 News Feature by Kit O’Connell

The Luv Doc: The Millennial Sip
A message from one of Bill Gates' roughly 1.18 billion involuntary stenographers
"...water in a questionably recyclable plastic bottle? Fuck you. I'mma take one sip and leave it on the kitchen..."

Aug. 13, 2021 Column by The Luv Doc

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