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Wrestling with the Past: Super Sunday

Very quickly the AWA went from the biggest, and, in my opinion, best promotion in the US, to being an empty shell of itself, limping around until finally going out of business in 1991. All of that was the result of a decision made thirty years ago.

The Martial Chronicles: Fighting Like a Girl-Pt 2

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time, we take a second look at women's prizefighting...

The Bizarre Origins of the Battle Royal - Part Two

"No matter how cleverly a man might be holding his own, he was always in danger of having someone come at him from behind with a none-too-well padded fist. Scientific boxing was not in evidence. The contest was one of brutal physical endurance..."

The Bizarre Origins of the Battle Royal - Part One

You may find it surprising to learn that the battle royal is actually not a creation of some fanciful pro wrestling booker -- instead, it was at one time an actual competition -- one that has its roots not in wrestling, but in...

The Martial Chronicles: Sam McVea Down Under

Cageside Features Guest Columnist John S. Nash, brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time he explores the fact that before there was MMA in the United States there were origins elsewhere...

The Martial Chronicles Returns: An Idol vs A Fraud

Cageside Features Guest Columnist John S. Nash, brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time he explores a long expressed desire of fans of mixed martial arts to see an elite level heavyweight

Diaz fighting techniques inspired by Tom Johnson?

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us yet another fascinating article from his archives. This time we explore some comparisons between MMA fighter Nate Diaz's boxing style, with those of one scientific boxer of the past, Mr. Tom Johnson.

The Forgotten Golden Age of MMA - Part IV

Cageside Features Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us part four, thus concluding his fascinating series shining a gas light on the forgotten golden age of mixed martial arts, an age that existed during the Belle Époque.

The Forgotten Golden Age of MMA - Part III

Cageside Featured Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us part three of a fascinating four-part series shining a gas light on the forgotten golden age of mixed martial arts, an age that existed during the Belle Époque.

The Forgotten Golden Age of MMA - Part II

Cageside Featured Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us part two of a fascinating four-part series shining a gas light on the forgotten golden age of mixed martial arts, an age that existed during the Belle Époque.