Published by David Bateman on January 18th, 2012
This week’s blog will be on the issue that has gripped the Scottish MMA community this week- the negative comments from Sandra White MSP against ‘cagefighting’, and Joanne Calderwood’s upcoming fight in particular.
For those unaware, I’ll outline the context. World class Muay Thai fighter Joanne Calderwood is making her professional MMA debut at On Top 4 on February 25th at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. It’s the first female MMA bout in Scotland, so naturally the press are very interested.
Published by David Bateman on January 10th, 2012
I’m going to start this blog off on a positive note by looking at the bright future that lies ahead for Scottish MMA.
We have two promotions – On Top and SFC – producing one top quality event after another, pushing each other to provide a better product each time. Every event they hold seems to raise the bar to another level on every front. Fight cards are starting to compete with the best in the UK, entertainment value and attendance is rising with each event they hold, and they’re gaining an increasing amount of respect at UK and European level.