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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

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 exhibit featured at the Heinz …

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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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Sensei Says

Sensei Says Congratulations to best selling author Bill Viola Jr. on his latest book, “Go Ask Your Dad.” His chapter “Sensei Says” is a motivational read for anyone, not just …

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Godfathers of MMA Book Review

Book Review: “Godfathers of MMA” August 24, 2016 By Matthew Guerry | Photograph from CV Productions Fans of mixed martial arts (MMA) might think the sport is only as old as …

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RIP Jacquet Bazemore

Jacquet Bazemore, 65, of Highland Park passed away this morning after a long bout with kidney disease.  Sunrise:  May 27, 1950.  Sunset February 14, 2016 (Valentines Day). Ten-Bell Salute In …

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Toughman vs Tough Guy

Toughman vs Tough Guy controversy Toughman (Boxing) vs Tough Guy (MMA) 1979-1983   Toughman:  Est. 1979 by Art Dore, Bay City Michigan (Ardore) Tough Guy: Est. 1979 by  Bill Viola & …

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History of MMA

The History of MMA  “Mixing martial arts” Know your facts from fiction… History of MMA:  Exploring MMA’s roots and the origin of mixed martial arts. © Bill Viola Jr.  All rights reserved.  (used with …

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