For many of us who are fans of South Korean entertainment, we know that something is about to go down when we hear the term “hwaiting!” (화이팅) in films, Kdramas, or TV shows.
While it is apparently a direct Konglish mispronunciation of the English word “fighting”, it doesn’t necessarily mean that someone is actually engaging in combat. Most of the time, it is used when a character is at a turning point in the story where he/she is encouraged to “fight” on.
Chinese police are currently investigating an underground fighting club which allegedly adopts hundreds of orphans to be trained as mixed martial arts fighters.
Local media exposed the shocking practice wherein young children are pitted against each other in violent physical combat.
A 12-year-old female Japanese fighter recently breezed through her MMA debut in style by easily dominating an opponent twice her age.
Youngster Momo Shimizu defeated 24-year-old Momoko Yamasaki via a first round rear-naked choke on Saturday at the Deep Jewels 16 in Tokyo, Japan.
Kung fu experts who are eager to show their mettle are now lining up to take on a mixed martial artist’s challenge to fight.
MMA fighter Xu Xiaodong issued a challenge to traditional Chinese martial arts masters last week following a tremendous 10-second victory over a Tai Chi master. In the now viral fight in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Xu swiftly defeated the master named Wei Lei. Wei practices the slow and steady form of Tai Chi known as Yang style.
After years of a career hiatus, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung returned to the UFC ring this weekend with an unforgiving first-round KO over Dennis Bermudez.
Jung, 29, stopped fighting in 2013 to render the two-year military service that’s mandatory in his native South Korea. He also sustained a shoulder injury in his last match against Jose Aldo, MMA Fighting noted.