A top UFC trainer builds a house of champions. Allegations of psychological and sexual abuse tear it down.
In what has to be one of the most absurd match-ups in Mixed Martial Arts history, former Miami backyard street fighter Rene "Level" Martinez is facing off against ex-professional boxing champ Ricardo Mayorga in Managua, Nicaragua this Saturday. Mayorga's boxing career washed out in 2011 after losing ... More >>
Earlier this week, Riptide was the first to report that recalled Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has now reinvented himself as a championship-winning senior bodybuilder. In case you needed proof that those picture of the former pol overly tanned, super muscled and in something so small we don't even ... More >>
MMA 2 The MaxAttention big palookas dreaming of being the next Brock Lesnar! The Action Fight League wants to see if you have what it takes to enter the octagon at the Hard Rock Live. The AFL is hosting an MMA audition this Saturday at its North Miami Beach gym for aspiring mixed martial artists. ... More >>
Chef Cooks Your Meal At Fleming's: A Limited Time Offer! As reported by Short Order yesterday, Ricardo Wilson, the new chef/partner at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Coral Gables, is a vegetarian who thinks that "most chefs are fat and lazy". Some may be disturbed by a steakhouse chef ... More >>
These days, Joe Rogan's amped about a lot of things, including jokes, drug experiments, and the art of ultimate fighting. He's a 20-year standup vet with a television resume that lists NBC sitcom NewsRadio, gross-out game show Fear Factor, and hours upon hours of UFC commentary. This Friday he'll ... More >>
Jacob KatelChef Josh Wahler of Hell's Kitchen fame works tuna magic at Kung Fu Sushi on South Beach.Last night, members of Miami's own Chef's Club got together over food and drink on the rooftop lounge of the Catalina Hotel's Kung Fu Kitchen and Sushi on South Beach to network, knock a few b ... More >>
C. StilesRene "Level" Martinez gears up for his second pro fight against Charles ChampionInside a mixed martial arts training studio just a block east of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Charles Champion takes a seat on the blue mat where for the past month he has been trai ... More >>
That's Reed Wallace on the second to right, with his arm over Von Houtman on the far right.Last month, we published "Dwyane's Disaster," an exposé of Dwyane Wade's business partner Baron Richard von Houtman, who's now embroiled in lawsuits with the Heat superstar. We've since received a fe ... More >>
Catch it at the Light Box through August 22.
Mountain-size men compete tonight at MFA MMA.
Down south, between Pinecrest and Homestead, lies a place where boys don't run, don't cower, and certainly don't cry when it comes time to stand their ground. They call this poverty-stricken, bleak community Perrine. Here, banging fists in the street is as common as the ice cream truck coming down t ... More >>
Last week New Times ran a story on the 14-second fall of Kimbo Slice and the death of EliteXC, entitled "MMA's Post-Kimbo Limbo" written by Bob Norman. The same piece ran in Norman's home paper, The Broward Palm Beach New Times, with the title "Kimbo Slice's a sissy: The fight that wasn't threatens ... More >>
Kickboxing and mixed martial arts hit Miami.
Shake your bon-bon for Brazilian Independence day!
Pro MMA makes its way to the Hard Rock with Faber versus Brown.
Fidel Castro's 82-year old body may be failing him. But, dios mio, his famed obstinance has never been healthier. You'd think it might be hard to defend a taekwondo athlete who used his potentially lethal skills to attack a sporting judge. But, oh my Capitalist swine, you know little about Cuba's m ... More >>
At a Kendall bar, repressed homosexuality can bloody your nose.
Call me a lowest-common-denominator kind of guy, but when I heard that Miami’s own street brawler Kimbo Slice had appeared last week on the new “CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights,” the first in a series of mixed martial arts cage matches, I thought our local bad-ass had really arrived. New Yo ... More >>
Boxing harks back to the glory days.
For the second time this year the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Spike TV are broadcasting Fight Night Live from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood. And Tuesday’s fight card is littered with local talent. American Top Team – one of the nation’s largest and most revered mix ... More >>
Blood hits the mat at the Hard Rock
"Your excellent article exposed the ugly truth."
The Gables ushers in the Chinese New Year
Local government rags can be pretty damn amusing. Take the latest issue of the Miami Beach city government magazine. A recreation department guide in the glossy drops a dubious bombshell: sumo wrestlers are actually from China, not Japan. Under the heading "Miami Beach Goes 'Around the Worl ... More >>
Performance artist Michael Israel soars to new heights
Master Wei Lun Huang
Wei Lun Huang
Gen indigo takes over soon
Little Havana celebrates summer, youth, art, and dance
With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee reinvents the martial arts movie for the arthouse crowd
April 1-7, 1999
Seventy-nine-year-old Miami Beach bodybuilding and weightlifting goddess Dalia Valle will whip you into shape