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The First Annual TuffGnarl.com MMA Awards

All in all, 2014 was one hell of a year for mixed martial arts, with enough ups, downs, twists and turns to make even casual fans dizzy. With just a week left on the calendar and zero UFC events remaining on the docket, we figured there was no better time than now to look back on the year’s […]

UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier — Main Card Preview/Predictions

UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier January 3, 2015 Main Card: 10 p.m./7 p.m. ET|PT Fox Sports 1 Prelims: 8 p.m./5 p.m. ET|PT UFC Fight Pass Prelims: 7 p.m./4 p.m. ET|PT It was all but a foregone conclusion that Daniel Cormier would soon challenge for the light heavyweight belt when he dropped down a weight class […]

College Football Bowl Preview Part 2

We have a few days of bowl games behind us but fear not because we have so many more games to go. If you missed my previous predictions click here.   Cincinnati (9-3) vs Virginia Tech (6-6) Military Bowl, Annapolis, MD, Navy-Marine Corps. Stadium, Sat., Dec. 27, 1:00 p.m. ET To what should be an […]

The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Five: Lightweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. This time, we’ll be focusing on one of the UFC’s most historically strong divisions: the 155-pound lightweights. […]

College Football Bowl Preview Part 1

When the holiday season begins the college football season ends. But fear not for there is a month of glorious bowl games that begins on Saturday in New Orleans and culminates with the first ever college football playoff final at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, home of the Cowboys. Below is the first part of […]

REVIEW: Ronin Pro Wrestling III – Part One

This past Saturday at the Ft. Lauderdale War Memorial Auditorium, Ronin Pro Wrestling held their third affair. The match card was chalk full of adrenaline filled matches and some great surprises. Here’s my breakdown of the evening: Mikaze vs. Mr. 450 For the third event in a row Mikaze opened up the night and wowed […]

PREVIEW: Ronin Pro Wrestling Looking for a Third Strike with Ronin III

Since September, an up-and-coming indie promotion has kept me more entertained than any other wrestling faction. Ronin Pro Wrestling has been entertaining both in the aspects of storytelling and because of their talented locker room. This Saturday, at the historic Ft. Lauderdsale War Memorial Auditorium, Ronin will put on an event featuring the likes of Booker T, Justin […]

The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Four: Featherweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. As you may have guessed at this point, but for one backstep two weeks ago, we’re ascending […]

Full Speed Ahead: A Review of Ronin Pro Wrestling’s 2nd Event

Back in late September, I wrote a preview for Ronin Pro Wrestling’s upcoming launch, calling it the shape of indie wrestling to come. The first event did not disappoint, with a great combination of talent in the locker room and special guests. With a talent pool and the dynamic team of Seth Gregg and Blake Chadwick doing commentary, […]

Part-Time Champ: The Special Treatment of Brock Lesnar over Daniel Bryan

Less than one year ago at WrestleMania XXX, Daniel Bryan endured two matches on the grandest stage of them all to claim the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. This was sure to be the pinnacle moment in the young star’s career, positioning him as the new face of the WWE brand. It all came crashing down in little more […]

The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Three: Flyweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. Welcome back. We previously examined the greatest title fights in both the male and female bantamweight divisions, […]

The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part Two: Bantamweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. In the series’ first installment, we covered the women’s bantamweight division. This week, we’ll be examining the […]

WWE Hell In a Cell: Return of the Lackluster Pay-Per-View

Just as I thought, WWE couldn’t get a streak of good pay-per-views going. After the last few events have delivered in storyline and intrigue, Hell in a Cell seemed to drop the ball. With what was expected to be a great culmination of the Ambrose/Rollins storyline falling flat and the billionth Cena vs. Orton match, […]

The Greatest Title Fights in UFC History Part One: Women’s Bantamweight

In this ongoing series for TuffGnarl.com, I am isolating a single UFC title fight from the annals of history and identifying it as, by far, the finest of the pack—the single greatest division-specific championship bout in UFC history. We’ll start off modestly in the organization’s youngest weight class, the women’s bantamweight division, and work our way up. […]