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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 Fight Night on FX: Maynard digs deep for win

Gray Maynard guts out win over a Clay Guida unwilling to engage.

Two UFC events in two days

Hold on to your hats, fight fans. Friday's UFC on FX is followed Saturday with UFC 147.

UFC on FX 3: Demetrious outpoints McCall

Demetrious Johnson earns right to flyweight title fight with his win over Ian McCall.

UFC on FX 3: Demetrious Johnson v. Ian McCall

The winner of Demetrious Johnson v.Ian McCall will win an inaugural UFC flyweight title fight versus Joseph Benavidez.

UFC 146: Junior dos Santos punishes Frank Mir

Junior dos Santos demonstrated his interpretation of MMA by punishing Frank Mir and retaining his heavyweight belt.

UFC 146: Junior dos Santos v. Frank Mir

heavy-handed KO artiste Junior dos Santos defends his UFC heavyweight belt against submission ace Frank Mir.

UFC on Fuel: Chan Sung Jung finishes Dustin Poirier

The master of disaster, Chan Sung Jung, transitions into victory on UFC Fuel.

TUF 15 Live isn't live

While TUF Live claims to be live, you need a slide rule and an abacus to figure out when it airs.

UFC on Fuel TV: Chan Sung Jung v. Dustin Poirier

On paper, free cards are never as scintillating as PPV, but as Dana White says: “They’re free. Quit complaining.”