Monday, July 14, 2014

Shout Out to a Fellow New York MMA Newsite


New York is a big state and I can't cover it all, so here's a shout out to Warriors Instinct MMA. They cover things upstate, and today they got a little love from The Daily Mail.
“We set out to give the amateur MMA fighters in New York state a larger voice,” diMonda said. “Hero Fight League (at Basilica) was in Hudson then and they invited me in, so I came and my two sons came in representing Warrior Instinct MMA.”
Their site,, contains event schedules and results, photos and videos from events, as well as a directory of gyms and fight organizations.

Watch a Referee Fight a Muay Thai Bout


It's not everyday that we can see a seasoned official lace up the gloves and step into the ring, so let's savor this video of World Kickboxing Association official Joel Bekker, who in May threw down at a Friday Night Fights event in Manhattan.

Say what you will about some of the goofy-looking characters we sometimes see reffing fights, but Bekker got in there and got it on. Props to him.

UFC Fight Night 45 Primer: Jim Miller vs. Chris Liguori II


Jim Miller is headlining a UFC Fight Night on Wednesday, and he gets to do so in his old stomping grounds of Atlantic City, N.J. This will be Miller's eighteenth venture into the Octagon, and after nearly six years of calling those hallowed grounds his home, it's hard to imagine he'd ever fought anywhere else.

But he did. Once upon a time, Miller was a rising star in the Northeast circuit, taking on the best and taking out the rest. He even had a little friendly rivalry going with perpetual Garden State tough guy and MMA pioneer Chris Liguori.