Once upon a time, MMA was hardly the sport it is today.
The UFC (which was taken off of Pay-Per-View due to public outcry about the dangers to the combatants) was just purchased by The Fertitta Brothers, PRIDE FC was setting the Japanese Fight World on fire, and not many news outlets (actually, not many people in general) were blinking an eye at the sport.
It was quickly written off as 90's fad that quickly sizzled out with only maintaining a diehard fan base. To put it in better words, nobody in america gave a FUCK about Mixed Martial Arts. Except for me..and maybe 3-4 other people.
Today, Dream Elite Pro Store celebrates our seventh year in business. To celebrate, here is a snippet from a recent interview with Fight Planet and Owner of Dream Elite Pro Store David Potter, to spit some jive what we have been all about.
FP: Your business is well known in the fight world. For those unfamiliar what is “Dream Elite”?
D: Well. When a man and a woman love each other very much…. Just Kidding.
Dream Elite Pro Store is a online store, an art gallery, podcast where I shoot the breeze with my buddies and a bunch of famous folk, news article outlet, sponsor, supporter, cheerleader and content creator. It’s the combat sport’...
If you haven't been keeping up with the viral news lately, a pint sized older gentleman with more issues than Reader's Digest walked into a bagel store and threw a fit, resulting in a right minded taller man giving him the shit kicking he was practically begging for.
(Here's the video to get you up to speed about Willy Wonka's Employee of the month, and also because no words truly give this incident justice)
Anywho, in the spirit of our society making untalented folks famous just based on their mental disorders, Tiny Tim was granted a deal to enter into the realm of boxing to fight other celebrities.
The Greatest Pound for Pound fighter in history Jon Jones has once again made headlines due to a incident that happened at a Strip Club in April, once again adding to a laundry list of offenses that can match his laundry list of accomplishments.
Jon Jones is being accused of harrassing and assaulting a female employee at TD’s Eubank Showclub in Albuquerque, New Mexico. These allegations include:
1) Slapping her lady parts, which in turn he was told that it costs $100.
2) Asking for a lap dance, to which she said she is only a drink gal, and dancing is not included in her LinkedIn job description.
Back in the late 90's, it was never a better time to be a Pro Wrestling fan.
With WWE pumping out entertaining content (like DX telling the age demographics of 8-40 to suck their dicks, Steve Austin beating his boss's ass on a routine basis, the Undertaker teaching the world about the beauty of devil worshipping, etc) and WCW....well...being WCW - every Monday Night was Pro Wrestling Night in households across the country.
That is until WWE bought out WCW, and without competition to drive the creative process every week, the WWE product has been stale as sliced bread for years, and the fans who once made it a habit to never miss a...
Nothing in the sport surprises me anymore. Until Justin Bieber make a tweet out of fucking nowhere challenging Tom Cruise to a fight for no reason, with no experience between either of them in MMA, making no sense whatsoever...
Yet. It might actually happen.
Justin Bieber making the tweet, backpedaled a bit after calling out America's favorite scientologist, but now Dana White has went on record saying "He would consider it" and it would be the easiest fight ever to promote. Also, new reports surfaced that Justin Bieber is on board with the idea, and Tom Cruise finds the idea "interesting".
Yup. The title is not misleading or clickbait to earn that sweet sweet Google ad revenue.
Three days ago Justin Bieber sent out a tweet targeted at America's favorite scientologist that he was looking to scrap with him with inviting Dana White to host such an occasion.
Yeah. Told you I wasn't click baiting you. Now while this is probably the most ridiculous thing the general public heard on Twitter all week, or possibly since the inception of Twitter, let's play devil's advocate here and argue the counter point of why this isn't such a bad idea.
1. Anybody can fight
Have you ever seen that Pixar movie with the mouse and the dead ch...
Let's face it - Olympic Gold Medalists are a dime a dozen and the cream of the crop in every athletic competition. Every four years the Olympics come to town and award the greatest athletes this planet will ever see. After the Olympic journey is complete and these modern day superheroes are awarded the richest prize in their respected sport - some ride off into the sunset, while others decide to kick even more ass and finally get paid for it.
Here is the list (in no particular order) of some of the greatest Olympic gold medalists in combat sports history.
7. Wladimir Klitschko
He took a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics a...
It comes a time in the career of every athlete that they take a good hard look at what they accomplished and what they need to do moving forward to secure a legacy. Some stay in the same comfortable place they have always been to ride out their journey in their respected sports, or some decide to flip the game on its fucking head, shake up the industry, give their current employers Vietnam flashbacks and go to a competitor.
Yeah. We are going to talk about those select individuals today. Here are the top athletes who jumped to another company, and changed the industry for the better (or worse).