Although being the favorite in a majority of the sports of the Olympics in Beijing is a spot any team would want to be in, it’s made a few difficult losses tragedies for American teams this year.
Something’s not right. After watching American Nastia Liukin earn a silver medal in the Aug. 18 uneven bars event with a gold medal performance, I’m absolutely convinced something fishy was going on, and unfortunately, it seemed aimed at the Americans.
So the sport of Mixed Martial Arts has finally hit mainstream America. Last night I watched “Never Back Down,” a movie resembling cheesy “Laguna Beach” shows and an updated “Karate Kid,” but with an MMA twist. I rather enjoyed it, not because of the teenage bully plot or the “I’m richer than you are” mentality, but like any action junkie, for the fight scenes, which impressively showcased several moves actual MMA fighters rely on for victory.