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Showtime’s ‘Tough Guys’ documentary explores MMA’s early roots in 1980s Pittsburgh Showtime has a treat for MMA fans that debuts Friday on the premium-cable channel. “Tough Guys” is a 90-minute …

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Best Selling MMA History Book

Best selling MMA History Book topping the Mixed Martial Arts Charts on Amazon Showtime documentary proves Pittsburgh-area early mixed martial arts fighters were ‘Tough Guys’ Sept. 15, 2017 -Maria Sciullo …

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Tough Guys is Amazon #1 Best Seller

Congratulations to Bill Viola Jr. with the recent release and rise on the Amazon book charts.  On September 18th 2017, it is the #1 sports book and #1 martial arts …

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Boxing isn’t dead… but it will be soon

If you ask most people who invented the telephone, chances are the answer would be Alexander Graham Bell.  Bell was the first to obtain the legal patent for the invention, …

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Boxing vs MMA

Boxing vs MMA The climate has changed since the original release of Godfathers of MMA (2014) but the boxing / MMA dynamic has never been more prevalent.  In 2016 the …

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Meet the Tough Guys MMA Pioneers

Meet the original Tough Guys who pioneered Mixed Martial Arts MMA Here are highlights from 1980 Tough Guy Contest show at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, PA. Promoted by CV …

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Wrong place wrong time

Tough Guy Contest:  The Birthplace of MMA Skillset Magazine Summer 2017 Issue Wrong Place Wrong Time… http://mmahistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Tough-Guy-Contest.pdf  

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Tough Guys Doc Documentary Film

Now playing on Showtime network. Tough Guys Film / Doc / Documentary Shortly after the exclusive preview run of Godfathers of MMA, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Robert Zullo stumbled upon the Tough Guys …

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Godfathers of MMA: The Birth of an American Sport

Combat Sports Hall of Fame #CSHOF Honoring Excellence in Martial Arts We are excited that the book Godfathers of MMA has been accepted as an official work into the Combat Sports …

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Pittsburgh MMA

From Pittsburgh roots, MMA, UFC have grown to staggering heights ‘This is something that happened in less than a decade. It’s kind of unprecedented.’ February 19, 2016 12:31 PM By …

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