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What’s Up with So Many MMA Fans Not Supporting Better Fighter Pay?

Why on earth are so many (extremely vocal) MMA fans seemingly against better fighter pay? It seems completely nonsensical: if you enjoy something, why wouldn’t you want the people who do it (and do it so well) to be paid accordingly? The topic also comes up often: just recently, top-tier,…

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How Do You Deal with Learning Your Favorite Fighter has Terrible Opinions?

Content warning for a reference to transphobia. MMA has always been a sport full of colorful characters: that’s part of the appeal. These are seemingly larger-than-life people doing truly herculean feats of physical and mental skill, half naked in a cage for all the world to see. But when those…

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How to Avoid Burnout and Enjoy MMA in the Long Run

I think it’s safe to say that I really love MMA. I train and compete on the grappling side, running off to an MMA gym most evenings after work (and weekend mornings), I follow fighters on social media, and I watch fights and grappling competitions often — but even I…

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How Do You Deal with FOMO, Burnout, and Ambition in Your Career?

This is a question I’ve personally struggled with plenty, and I think most people in this field have: how do you balance things as tricky as lofty career ambitions with a desire to be a good person? How do you deal with FOMO when you take time to take care…

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