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The naked choke

It was love. At first sighting. It was like a love that lovers might have for each other across the spread of a crowded room, and it occurred in a place no less auspicious than the front row of a matinee showing of Mel Gibson's 1987 flick, Lethal Weapon
Wherein our reporter and frequent choking victim/perp, insofar as he can recall, his lifelong love affair with extended bouts of unconsciousness via the Rosetta Stone of finishing moves: the choke
By EUGENE S. ROBINSON  |  August 27, 2010

There will be blood

This past Saturday, Dover-raised gladiator Kenny Florian beat the pretty out of long-haired Chicago carpenter-turned-ass kicker Clay Guida.
Beacon Hill is green-lighting elbow smashes to the face, as Mass. officially welcomes mixed martial arts
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 18, 2009

Slideshow: House of Pain at the Roxy

House of Pain come back from the dead at the Roxy on St. Patty's Day
House of Pain, live at the Roxy, March 17, 2009
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  March 18, 2009

Judgment night for Doomsday

Two men circle the middle of a 24-foot-wide, black chain-link cage in Allston’s Wai Kru gym.
Roxbury-born fighter John Howard is climbing the ranks of mixed martial arts, one chokehold at a time
By JONATHAN SEITZ  |  June 25, 2008

Gimme some truth

Can it be a coincidence, I ask rhetorically, that we have all of a sudden become very interested in watching highly trained men smack the shit out of each other?
In praise of Ultimate Fighting
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 25, 2008

It parade

There is a moment, at the end of a beauty pageant, when the previous year’s winner is forced to place the sparkling crown on a new champion’s head.
In 2008, novels turn to fairies, fashion goes faux green, and Star Trek  gets all 90210
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 26, 2007


Ring of fire

A fight has just broken out in the Polish American Veterans Club in Lowell.
New England’s minor-league grapplers wrestle their demons — in vinyl boots and a blaze of glory
By SEAN BARTLETT  |  May 23, 2007

82. Keith Jardine

Want to have a face like the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s “Dean of Mean”? Start with something pink and hairless — a sour peach, say, or a piglet — and then smash it with your fists until it’s a bleeding, cauliflower-eared meatbag. Finally, grow a pa
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