A top UFC trainer builds a house of champions. Allegations of psychological and sexual abuse tear it down.
Jacob Bannon, lead singer of the mighty Converge, returns to Dallas tomorrow night at Dada, as the four-piece promotes their latest, All We Love We Leave Behind. We caught up with him about the first record he bought, his first tattoo, how he got into mixed martial arts and his love for Texas wrestl ... More >>
I wouldn't have known it by watching two over-muscled and under-clothed men pummel each other senseless, in a cage no less, but mixed martial arts has rules. Surprising, too, that one of the rules is that you can't have too much testosterone in your system. I learned these things from an article tha ... More >>
The Big Screen at Draft Picks Sports BarDraft Picks Sports Bar and Grill, which opened in late September, sits less than a half-mile south of the American Airlines Center, right where Victory Avenue ends. Naturally, as with all sports bars, they have a few TVs, although how many is purely arb ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Doomsday scenario for Monday Night Football: Quarterback Jon Kitna. Running back DeMarco Murray. Receivers Kevin Ogletree, Jesse Holley and Dwayne Harris. Center Kevin Kowalski. Left guard ... More >>
These days give me a good UFC card over a boxing match, but Saturday night was quite the intriguing spectacle inside the squared ring. Getting his ass whipped early by Floyd Mayweather, seems Victor Ortiz resorted to a head-butt. But then, after what looked like a kiss to Mayweather's& ... More >>
Because it wouldn't be a newspaper football preview without piss-in-the-wind game predictions.
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:Talked to the family of Shannon Stone for next week's Observer column. Wait until you hear their other sad story involving a souvenir ball from a Rangers' game. Sorry, you have to wait.Not ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Only at a Cowboys' training camp can you look on the sidelines one day and see the guys from Deadliest Catch and the next find a dork in an ill-fitting suit and bow tie. Yep, Pee Wee Her ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Mavericks-Lakers and Rangers-Yankees in our town in the same weekend. Delicious. If you had a front-row ticket to just one, which would it be? Are there really semi-sane humans who'd choose ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Most surprising thing about Cowboys first-round draft pick Tyron Smith? According to scout Walter Juliff, he's related to a former Cowboy with the same last name. Goes by the nam ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *And then, after Jesus had died on the cross and was buried in his tomb, some rabbits rummaged through a nearby picnic and ate a bunch of chocolate and candy. Powered  ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Couple weeks ago I circled tonight's Mavs-Spurs game at American Airlines Center in anticipation. Now? No biggie. After dropping games it should've won to Memphis, New Orleans and Portland, ... More >>
Ties are for Troy Dungan or calf ropin' or Oscar night or Mila Kunis' brother (cuz kissin' his sister would be bueno). But UFC? Watched UFC 127 with some buddies Saturday night and was entertained, but confused. Always figured in this manliest of men sport featuring bloody knockouts and ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I still don't fully understand Michael Young leaving Rangers spring training for two days. The team announced it was a "family matter." Manager Ron Washington said Young "has a family thin ... More >>
Back in November in Cowboys Stadium, I went to the Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito boxing match. In 2009 I went to UFC 103 at American Airlines Center. My judge's scorecard: UFC > Boxing. By embarrassing submission. Got to debating the other day what event -- other than Super B ... More >>
When's the last time you did something for the first time? Couple virgin voyages for me this week. Last weekend I went to a motorcycle gang party. (Scary.) And Saturday night I'm going to a championship fight. As in big-time boxing. (Psyched.) I'm more into UFC these days, but I'm looking f ... More >>
No way it will be bigger than last summer when UFC took over American Airlines Center, but Mixed Martial Arts - in the form of Bellator - invades the metroplex again tonight. The BFC XIX will hold seven fights at the Nokia Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, headlined by lightweight champ Joe ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Newy Scruggs is on vacation next week from 105.3 The Fan, which means two things: 1. I'll miss my pawdnuh. 2. At least one of the days I'll be joined by a very special, very familiar mys ... More >>
Alkaline Trio, Cursive, The Dear and DepartedPalladium BallroomMarch 27, 2010Better than: Paying good money in hopes of seeing Georges St. Pierre knock out Dan Hardy in the first round of UFC 111.Eric GrubbsMatt Skiba and Co. at the Palladium on Saturday night.At this point in its career, Alkalin ... More >>
Don't know any of these UFC dudes, but betcha they could all kick Pacquiao's ass.Was way too inebriated busy Saturday night to catch the Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey fight at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. But from what I'm hearing it's about what I expected: Lotsa style. Zero substance. A ... More >>
10. Went to Bruins 3, Stars 0 Friday night. First hockey game this season. Dallas didn't look good, but the experience wasn't half-bad. 9. If you haven't been to American Airlines Center in a while, prepare to be dazzled. The four-sided HD video screens on the over-hanging scoreboa ... More >>
A scene from UFC's Ultimate Fighter or Borat? You decide.As this was once Jesse Hyde's beat, well, I'll do my best. But seems there are big doings afoot in the bloody world of the Ultimate Fighting Championship: MMAJunkie, which sounds six different flavors of kick-ass, reports today that for the fi ... More >>
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