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Renko Styranka

Renko has followed MMA since UFC 1 and saw UFC 7 live in Buffalo. He boxed, power lifted, and bought or rented every BJJ video he could get his hands on. Alas, he was never as tough as he thought he was. Few people are. Renko is the author of Char Broiled, a crime thriller set in Vancouver’s gang wars and starring mixed martial artist and Afghan war vet Char Sadao.




UFC on FX 7: Bisping v. Belfort

Brit Michael Bisping falls short in his bids to defeat Brazilian Vitor Belfort and earn a shot at middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

UFC vs. Street Cred

To the chagrin of many fans, The UFC has recently shifted from 'the fastest growing sport in the world' to 'fighting entertainment'.

UFC 155: Velasquez defeats dos Santos

Cain Velasquez would have made Randy Couture proud with a smothering attack that effectively neutralized Junior dos Santos.

UFC 155: dos Santos v. Velasquez

Junior dos Santos will use superior footwork to unload his ominous arsenal of strikes v. challenger Cain Velasquez.

TUF 16 and TUF Australia

TUF Australia and TUF 16 impressed this weekend with KOs and submissions galore.

UFC on Fox 5: Henderson defeats Diaz

Something was in the water Saturday night in Seattle as the stacked card exceeded high expectations.

UFC on FOX 5: Benson Henderson v. Nate Diaz

Champion Benson Henderson has his work cut out for him in Stockton tough guy Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 5.

GSP vs. Anderson Silva super fight

If a GSP v. Anderson Silva super fight is in the UFC cards, GSP has a few negotiating tricks up his sleeve.

UFC 154: GSP defeats Carlos Condit

Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has the toughest fight of his life versus cage rust and a game Carlos Condit.