Danny Garavito, two-division ammy MMA champ debuting this Friday: “[My greatest strength is] toughness”

Halfway through his three-hour nightly training regimen, Danny Garavito allows himself a five-minute break. It’s 7:30 on Thursday, Aug. 18. Only six people remain at Evolution MMA, a mixed martial arts gym in Kendall, and half are there to help him finish his penultimate week of training before his professional debut this Friday. Garavito stands arms akimbo inside a small […]

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INTERVIEW: “Felony” Charles Bennett talks Wanderlei Silva, going to jail, nicknames and Island Fights

Before there was ever a “Florida Man,” there was Charles Bennett. Among the most athletically gifted fighters to grace MMA in its history, Bennett, despite a mediocre professional record, remains one of the most dangerous competitors in the lower weight divisions. A veteran of PRIDE Fighting Championships, King of the Cage, EliteXC, ShowXC, CFA and, more recently, Rizin Fighting, Bennett’s almost […]

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TuffGnarl.com staff picks: The Best of 2016

We here at TuffGnarl.com are just as exhausted with 2016 as you are. A cavalcade of celebrity deaths, a historically ugly and divisive presidential election, daily terrorist attacks and shootings… The list goes on. Suffice it to say, this year was rough. But in entertainment, 2016 was one of the finest years in recent memory in terms of quality, selection, accessibility […]

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INTERVIEW: Lopez Radio and the search for truth, comfortable silences and conversational unpredictability

When you love doing something, you put in the time. You plug away, digging your heels in when laziness tempts. You watch the clock tick past midnight for the umpteenth time as you try to find better ways to ply your trade and more refined methods with which to reach your next set of goals. You trudge towards that “10,000 […]

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Sabah Homasi predicts a “long but short night” for his Titan FC 40 opponent this Friday

It’s been a good year for Sabah Homasi. Since returning to the regional circuit after an unsuccessful bid at the Ultimate Fighter crown in 2015, the 27-year-old American Top Team member has remained busy, rattling off three fights since and going undefeated in 2016 with back-to-back first-round knockouts. He’s looking to make it three in a row—and two in a row […]

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UFC Fight Weekend Part 1 of 3: Breaking down dos Anjos vs. Alvarez

In the span of three days the UFC will hold five title bouts, starting on Thursday with a matchup between former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 90 and concluding at UFC 200 with a gangbusters rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and consensus pound-for-pound king Jon […]

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Onyx totally ripped off Miami punks Against All Authority

You can’t criticize Onyx for their taste. Tactfulness, however, is a different matter altogether. The hip-hop duo from Queens, New York—whose anthemic single, “Slam,” helped their 1993 album, Bacdafucup, go platinum—released an EP in 2015 with a title and artwork more-than-eerily similar to the interior artwork of Miami ska-punk legends Against All Authority’s 1996 split EP with The Pist. Similarities are […]

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TuffGnarl.com’s 50 must-play Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 games: Part 4

It’s been more than a year since we published an installment in this series, but these games aren’t going anywhere and it’s not like the pool of candidates is growing much larger. With that said, sorry for taking so damned long. Here are entries 31-40 in TuffGnarl.com’s list of must-play Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 titles. Missed the previous entries? […]

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The Second Annual TuffGnarl.com MMA Awards

It can be argued with much substantiating evidence that 2015 was the best year yet for mixed martial arts. Seven UFC titles changed hands, legends and forgotten veterans of the sport made successful comebacks and further progress was made with longstanding problems such as weight cutting and performance enhancing drug use. Records, both in-cage and out, were broken. Now that we’re […]

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Tonight: United Teachers of Dade and Ronin Pro Wrestling benefit school nonprofit

Tonight, the United Teachers of Dade (UTD),  Ronin Pro Wrestling, the Florida Education Association and the PTA/PTSA of Miami-Dade County are joining forces to deliver an evening of exciting, high-flying pro wrestling competition to benefit My Life My Power (MLMP), an anti-bullying and youth development nonprofit  founded by undefeated mixed martial arts competitor and WWE Tough Enough inaugural champion, Daniel […]

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UFC Fight Night 77: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 — Shortcut predictions for the entire card

This Saturday, Old Man Hendo and TRTitor are going to do the punchy dance for the third and likely last time. It’s a fight that has little bearing on the division. There is close to zero chance of it being pretty. But, it at least adheres to the Scott Coker philosophy: vets with name value still put asses in seats.  Main event aside, the under card is rock-solid. The time […]

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