Total-MMA was created in 2005 by Iain Liddle and Ross McTavish, two kind lads from the UK who combined their passions for writing and MMA into a newsletter and radio show. Some interviews with top figures of the MMA world were featured, but opinion pieces were always our focus.
Ross left the project in 2006 to focus on Scottish football, but Iain and Jonathan Snowden picked it back up in late 2007 and Total-MMA.com was reborn, first as a newsletter and then a daily blog. Dave Walsh would next serve as editor.
Tommy Hackett, one of Total-MMA’s original writers, took over as editor in 2009. Version 3.0 of Total-MMA continued to offer opinions pieces, fight analysis, and the occassional interview segment, to help “complete the perspective” for fans of the combative sports. We continued our tradition of representing either side of the Atlantic; with Jacob Lawton, Philip Simkins, and David Bateman in the UK, and Tommy Hackett and Bryan Belangia in the US.
At the conclusion of 2010, Tommy decided to step away from writing for Total-MMA to focus on a book project with Enson Inoue.
Total-MMA relaunched in February 2011, with a new staff and a new format as a daily blog. Among the regular contributors at this time were Ajit Punj and George Do.
We’ve slowed a bit, but are continuing to offer occassional commentary and predictions pieces — and hope you enjoy the archives as well. If you are interested in writing please contact us.
Your comments are invited, and we hope you enjoy the site!