In a recent interview with MMA Futures on The Stool, Zak Cummings, former UFC fighter, shared his journey in the world of mixed martial arts, from his early days as a high school athlete to his retirement from professional fighting. This transcript provides insights into Zak's background, experiences in the UFC, and his post-retirement plans, including coaching, community involvement, and promotion ownership.
Background and Early...
The State of New York has thousands of Martial Arts gyms, workout facilities and dojos that they license every year. So what is New York's problem with MMA competition. One would think that they would be open to let those athletes compete but NO. Doesn't it seem strange that parents are willing to pay for their children to learn about MMA and then ban it at the highest level. Forty-nine other states, Canada, Mexico and beyond have legalized professional mixed martial arts and yet New York’s political hypocrisy lingers on.
Here are four reasons MMA is safer than most contact sports. MMA has an established foundation. MMA may be a new sport in the sense that the unique combination of techniques and rules is no more than a few decades old.
Has Sam Alvey found a loophole in the UFC's Reebock Deal? At UFC Fight Night 65, Alvey displayed his sponsor's tag with a spray-tan tattoo. What a shot! I like the tongue-in-cheek rebellion that Alvey is making.
Is today's MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter the new Roman gladiator who's sole purpose is to please a bloodthirsty crowd? Just like in the Roman coliseum, we watch fighters step into the arena and battle until one is no longer standing.
Starting in July the UFC will implement a payout tier. So what is the reaction of the fighters? According to social media and conversations MMA Futures has had with fighters across the country, it is overwhelmingly negative.
Many fighters are willing to give up everything to get into the spotlight, but very few are on the brink of the UFC. Even with all of the controversy surrounding the new Olympic style random drug testing policy and the Reebok sponsorship, the UFC is still the king of the cage.
The new millennium brought huge changes to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The UFC, had been banned in most states and forced into southern states or states with no athletic commissions. Since 2001 the UFC has gained much more legitimacy.
TODAY is the first day of the rest of my life… For Sean “P-Town" Wilson that day was inspired by tragedy. Wilson was critically injured in an motorcycle accident a little more than a year ago, an accident that clamed the life of one of his great friends
Pinnacle Bank Arena is hosting Nebraska's largest MMA producer, Dynasty Combat Sports-Spring brawl is tonight April 24th, at 7:00 p.m. The Pro/Am fight card will feature a Nebraska MMA Legend in the DC cage.