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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
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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| June 25, 2008
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
| 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
| 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
| January 01, 1900
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