Happy Birthday Sensei Erik Paulson!

Educated MMA fans know Sensei Erik Paulson as one of the legends of the sport. Kru Joey knows him as ‘coach.’ For those who don’t know him, Sensei Paulson reigned as the Shooto light-heavyweight world champion for five years. He was the first American ever to wear the belt. His lineage is one of the deepest you’ll find and the …

Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum results and recap

Maybe there was too much riding on it. Or maybe they gassed. Or maybe it was just a stalemate. To co-opt a phrase from Strikeforce announcer Gus Johnson for something much more worthy of the sentiment: sometimes these things happen in MMA. Whatever it was, when Alistair Overeem met Fabiricio Werdum last night in the quarterfinals of Strikeforce’s Grand Prix …