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LESNAR RETIES FROM UFC

Brock Lesnar has officially retired from the UFC last month and has put his WWE career to an end.

However, he has left quite an impact in the years he has served as a wrestler and there are quite a number who want him to return back and play his game. There has been quite a bit of rumor recently that Brock Lesnar might however rejoin and make special appearances in a few selected matches at the WWE and this has raised the hopes of quite a number of fans.

MMA RISES IN POPULARITY

Martial arts have been quite popular in the recent years and have grown in popularity year after year. Martial arts are basically a set of codified practices which have been designed traditionally and used for combat and self defense.

These are practiced for a wide range of purposes, the most important being physical fitness and self defense. Martial arts have been traditional and have been associated with certain religions and cultures and hence one will definitely find certain aspects similar to the concepts of cultures and religions.

WHICH MARTIAL ART?

Many styles of martial arts are practiced in the world, and the purpose and moves of each style are different. Some styles are centuries old while others are developed in the last few years. A potential beginner can select the type of style that catches his interest more.

Boxing

In Praise of Shane Carwin

Of all the entertainment sports that flood the world today, in print and air, there is none that can even closely match up to the addiction that wrestling can. The sport from its very conception has managed to spellbound its viewers of all age groups, including both the sexes.

The sport contains some fascinating action, with atheletes like Shane Carwin, thrilling the senses of viewers around the globe.

PRESIDENT PUSHING FOR MMA IN NEW YORK

UFC President Dana White has revealed that he will be pushing for MMA to be held in New York, according to the Free Bets website. After lobbying hard for the UFC to be able to put shows on in New York, it seems his efforts have fallen on deaf ears, and New York will not allow MMA fights in the state.

The rules were put in place before MMA was revamped in the early 2000s, and the sport of MMA has drafted The Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts, and the sport is much safer now.

MMA MORE POPULAR THAN BOXING

According to many recent surveys, MMA is becoming more popular than boxing. Mike Colber, the sports book director of Cantor Gaming, told the Las Vegas Sun this week “You’re talking to an absolute boxing guy here, and I will be the first to admit that UFC is more popular betting-wise. I never thought I’d see the day where it’s this popular.”

He’s not the only Vegas sports book rep who feels that way.

HUGE WEEK FOR MMA

This three-day period will be the biggest in the America's MMA promotions with all stars being involved in the fights.

While it's obvious that the UFC is the big dog in the pack -- honestly it's practically in a different pack -- both Strikeforce and Bellator have achieved what old-time MMA fans would have regarded as the holy grail -- alliances with major cable networks and regular broadcasting schedules.

PALACE GETS ACTION PACKED MMA SHOW

The Palace got an action packed MMA fighting show from plenty of professionals. Maybe Jackie Kallen, the ex-Detroiter and "First Lady of Boxing," whom Meg Ryan played in the movie "Against the Ropes," or UFC legend Mark (The Hammer) Coleman, who is retired from the cage but trains MMA fighters out of Columbus, Ohio.

Maybe you bump into a rabid MMA fan and end up in a rear naked choke, one of the sport's most popular submission holds.

At the Palace on Friday evening, Kallen was indeed in the house, as was Coleman, who was in the corner of heavyweight Josh (The Hammer) Burns of Dexter.

DIAZ HAS ST-PIERRE AS IDOL

Nick Diaz has said that he wants to be like Georges St-Pierre or Anderson Silva. Despite his impending title defense, Diaz addressed a plethora of other issues that didn't include the husband of the most dominant female fighter in MMA.

"I don't like how people try to say that I didn't accept the fight with [Mayhem] Miller because I was small. I never said anything about that," stated Diaz. "I said, if I'm going to go off track, it's going to screw with my whole year and my capabilities of fighting at 170 pounds.

ST PIERRE AT UFC129

Jake Shields and Georges St-Pierre are set to make it out at the UFC 129. On the latest episode of "Ultimate Insider" on its website, UFC confirmed what we all believed would happen.

Georges St-Pierre will defend his welterweight title against Jake Shields at UFC 129 in Toronto on April 30. It's the first time UFC will go to Toronto. Expect at least 30,000 fans inside the Rogers Centre (aka Sky Dome) in one of the last MMA-frenzied cities