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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REVIEW: ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES

  Comic books and punk rock are two of my favorite things in the world (and also big around the TuffGnarl.com offices too!). They are also eternal staples of the classic teenager’s life. And no one is more classic and eternally teenage than Archie Andrews. So I was extremely excited when I interviewed Archie Comics writer/PR guru, Alex Segura, last month […]

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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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Review: Patience by Daniel Clowes

“A COSMIC TIMEWARP DEATHTRIP TO THE PRIMORDIAL INFINITE OF EVERLASTING LOVE BY DANIEL CLOWES.” That’s the description written on the back cover of the new Daniel Clowes graphic novel, Patience (published by Fantagraphics), and it is an apt one indeed. Clowes’ work has always been strange. Even when grounded in reality, like Ghost World, there is always an air of […]

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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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Interview: Comic book writer Jim Zub talks Thunderbolts, Wayward and much more

Jim Zub is a writer on the rise. He has written everything from Samurai Jack to Dungeons and Dragons comics, as well as his own supernatural adventure, Wayward, over at Image Comics with artist Steve Cummings (of which three volumes are already available). He also has a HUGE on-line presence and freely shares his own creative process with anyone who cares to have […]

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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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