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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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When did MMA start?

“March 20th was more than the beginning of Spring, it was the birth of what many are calling a new sport…This first-in-history event sold out three consecutive nights.”         –News-Dispatch (April …

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Len Pettigrew NFL meets MMA

Pro-Athletes entered the world of mixed martial arts long before the inaugural UFC in 1993.  Meet Len Petigrew, the first pro-sports athlete to cross-over and compete in MMA. Len Pettigrew …

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Tough Guy Law

The Tough Guy Law Q:  What was the legal definition of “Tough Guy” competitions A:  According to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1981, CV Productions service marks:  “Tough Guy” & “Battle of Brawlers” events were legally …

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