Mestre Acordeon brought capoeria, an Afro-Brazilion form of martial arts, to America from Brazil decades ago. Starting in September, three days after his seventieth birthday, he'll undertake a journey to spread capoeria around the world, on a year-long, 14,000-mile bike ride from Berkeley, Californi ... More >>
Feminist scholar/fighter L.A. Jennings has seen her share of gender bias in the competitive arena. Now a retired a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Sanshou and MMA fighter, Jennings spends most of her time training both men and women at her Denver gym, Train. Fight. Win. But she's also a scholar working on her ... More >>
Kevin James, best known for his leading role in the decade-long TV series The King of Queens, stopped through Denver on Thursday to promote his new film Here Comes the Boom. He was accompanied by former UFC champion, longtime friend and costar of the film, Bas Rutten.
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Brazilian music and dance are taking over Boulder for the first annual Colorado Brazil Fest, hosted by the Boulder Samba School. The three-day Brazilian culture immersion festival, from Aug. 2-4, will feature music and dance performances showcasing local talent, a variety of workshops, Capoeira demo ... More >>
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is returning to Denver this summer -- maybe in part because local tweeters were shouting and screaming for it.
"It's a great market all the way around for us," UFC President Dana White said at a press conference this morning at the Pepsi Center, announcing the fi ... More >>
Jon JonesOutside the eight-sided ring on September 24 at the Pepsi Center, between $12 and $18 million will be generated by the Ultimate Fighting Championship when it returns to Denver.
"It's cool to be back here where the first one started," said UFC President Dana White at a press conferen ... More >>
Last week we reported on the International Olympic Committee's announcement that ski and snowboard slopestyle events have officially been added as medal sports for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and on the local ramifications of that decision. And wait, there's more: Other big news with a solid ... More >>
Bashing someone's face in, locking their arms down, kicking them in the stomach -- it's all in a day's work for a mixed martial artist. Of course, every fighter has to have a teacher to learn technique from, which is where Billy Hendricks, a former MMA fighter, comes in. As an instructor at S ... More >>
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The dress code calls for black on black, or at least dark on dark, but I wear red pants. It sets me up as an outsider, which is exactly what I am - at least when I arrive. But by the end of the day, I'll feel like a fellow condottieri, a medieval mercenary-in-training l ... More >>