Sean Wilson: A fight years in the making
September 11, 2015: Over a decade ago, Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski were set to meet in the Octagon to battle for the UFC heavyweight title. Mir, the submission specialist, put the doubters to rest when he literally broke the arm of Tim Sylvia. At the same time, the up-and-coming Arlovski was vying for a chance to be named No. 1 contender. The two were set to fight in 2004, but Mir suffered an injury, forcing him out of the fight.
Tate Wright: Focused on getting another win
September 10, 2015: Back when mixed martial arts was a relatively new sport and just being introduced to the masses, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors were consistently successful using their trade, leaving opponents with no choice but to tap out, literally.
Michael Murphy: Don’t talk about it, Be about it
September 08, 2015: “Don't talk about it, be about.” It’s a simple outlook on life, but for Michael Murphy, it’s helping him pursue his dreams in mixed martial arts.
KP: Day to Day
September 01, 2015: Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” Over the course of his 33 years, Keith “KP” Pickard has had a breadth of experience, both good and bad. Growing up in North Omaha, Neb., life for Pickard was not particularly easy.
Zach Hughes: Daily Success
September 01, 2015: ”Once I was told to just kill myself and save everyone some time.” For most, those words would be devastating. The cruelty of others can make growing up a painful endeavor. “I got bullied a lot and I had people telling me that I would never be good at anything and I would never succeed,” explained Kansas native Zach Hughes.
Ryan Roberts: Making Lemonade
July 23, 2015: When life throws lemons, a person has two choices. They can get out of the way and take the path of least resistance, or they can take those lemons head-on and make lemonade. Professional mixed martial artist Ryan Roberts has had a lot of lemons thrown his way in recent years.