2015's Second Half Encouraging for VA Pro MMA

2015's Second Half Encouraging for VA Pro MMA

by Felix Falcon

It’s funny how a couple of months can change your perspective. In April, I started writing a piece on the sad state of Pro MMA in our state. I was going to write on what were the barriers to entry for organizations to come in and put on Pro shows in a state that doesn’t really care much for sports outside of college athletics, NASCAR, and the love/hate of the closest Pro Football team we have, the Washington Redskins. I was going to highlight a lot of the issues that, for the last couple of years, have prevented a steady flow of Pro shows from developing. 

It was going to be bleak...

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In the Books: Draka 15

In the Books: Draka 15

by Felix Falcon

I visited the Richmond Coliseum on Friday, May 30th, for the DRAKA 15 weigh-ins knowing only a handful of details about the show. I knew that some of the scheduled contests were going to be under DRAKA rules – three, three-minute rounds in length and if at any point the fight goes to the ground, both fighters have 30 seconds to finish the fight before being stood up – and I knew that Alan Stephenson, a friend of several friends of mine, was making his professional debut....

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