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D.C. Sports Bog Archive: Fighting Sports

Tommy the Green Ranger's local MMA debut

Jason David Frank likes to refer to himself as "Fearless Frank," a name he coined years ago with his brother. Ring announcers for his amateur MMA fights often play up a different moniker: "Tommy the Green Ranger." See, Frank spent much of his life starring in the Mighty Morphin...

By Dan Steinberg  |  May 20, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Fighting Sports  
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Hudson Taylor is a wrestling magician

Before I met Hudson Taylor for the first time, I briefly chatted with the legendary Wade Schalles about one of his pupils. Schalles -- once dubbed "Plastic Man" and "the most exciting" wrestler in the world by Sports Illustrated -- still holds the record for most pins in a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 17, 2010; 10:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Fighting Sports , Terps  
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Robin Ficker resurfaces at Maryland wrestling

Robin Ficker heckling MJ. (AP file photo.) I was sitting in the stands during Maryland's wrestling match with American on Friday night. It was time for the Terps' brilliant All-American, Hudson Taylor, to take the mat. As Taylor readied himself, a guy in the front row of the stands,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 16, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Fighting Sports , Terps  
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Rashad Evans and UFC in D.C.

(All photos by Toni L. Sandys - TWP) UFC came to Patriot Center Monday night. The event drew a sell-out crowd of 8,500. B.J. Koubaroulis covered the event for The Post; I also went, since one of the PR guys promised he might wear a Dikembe Mutombo shirt. Eight...

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 12, 2010; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fighting Sports , Wizards  
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That Guy Who Snapped His Arm Near Nats Park

[Warning: Sort of gross.] It's a good thing the Nats are on this little run of success. Because otherwise I might have been tempted to suggest that what happened at Battle of the Biceps II last weekend fit in well with this most unnatural of seasons. The event, in its...

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 28, 2009; 7:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Redskins, Vick Jerseys and WWE

Campbell, McIntosh, Sellers, in the pit. Let's take a break from the Vick soap opera to report on some real sports: pro wrestling....

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 28, 2009; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Fighting Sports , Redskins , Wizards  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Michael Westbrook Beats Up Pudgy White Guy, Dan Steinberg , March 30, 2009
MMA Fighter Mike Easton: "All D.C.'d Up", Dan Steinberg , February 16, 2009
Chuck Norris, Plaxico, MMA and Politics, Dan Steinberg , December 8, 2008
Evander Holyfield at Club Bud, Dan Steinberg , August 13, 2008
Sergeant Slaughter Isn't Afraid of UFC, Dan Steinberg , June 12, 2007
Before the Peterson Fights, Dan Steinberg , May 24, 2007
Mayweather and De La Hoya Spew Venom, Dan Steinberg , May 4, 2007
Boxers Take the Red Line, Dan Steinberg , February 21, 2007
UFC Madness at the WaPo, Dan Steinberg , November 20, 2006
Two Idiots Flailing Away At Each Other, Dan Steinberg , November 16, 2006
Fight Night, Dan Steinberg , November 3, 2006
T-Rex on Mike Tyson, Dan Steinberg , October 18, 2006
Money Mike Sawyer on the Fight That Wasn't, Dan Steinberg , October 11, 2006
"Money" Mike Sawyer, Dan Steinberg , September 14, 2006
Lange v. Wilt, Dan Steinberg , September 14, 2006
 
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