Watching Mauricio Rua kick was like watching Ken Griffey Jr. swing. Then his knee imploded. Three times. But those injuries are a footnote in his MMA career. Even now, as an underdog to Chael Sonnen this weekend, Rua has resisted his limitations as well as any athlete could.
The retirement of Forrest Griffin brings back memories of one of UFC’s greatest fights ever, and of a rare fighter who for years, got more popular every time he won - or lost.
Ben Fowlkes chimes in with a finely written piece on the Axe Murderer and when a legend should call it a day.
'Ronnie, you're going to be someone special. Whatever it is that you want to do, you're going to be the best in the world at it.' He said it to me when I was at that age where your dad is right about everything. So I just assumed that he was.
|—||Ronda Rousey in Esquire|
Trailer for the Metamoris Pro Jiu Jitsu Invitational
Pride Never Die.