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James Ryan
James Ryan

James Ryan
In my recent examination to better understand why mixed martial arts will never become more mainstream and popular than it currently is, I have concluded that a lot of the animosity that is aimed directly towards mixed martial arts stems from its poorly perceived social image as it relates directly to the intimidation factor...
James Ryan
Anyone can be negative. It requires very little effort or intelligence. For some, it just comes naturally. (Gee, I wonder if that statement is directed at Rampage or at his critics?) Here’s something else to consider; Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is only coaching (if you can call it that) because no doubt, it was a...
James Ryan
In the 80’s, customers were of the mind-set that “[they would] continue to do business with you until you gave [them] a reason to leave.” With so much competition these days, the mind-set is now “[they] will LEAVE unless you give [them] a reason to stay.” That’s business in the 21st century – like...
James Ryan
Dear “Old Farts” in the UFC, As a famous athlete, I know that you may naively think that how you live your own life is no one else’s business, but on behalf of all ‘loyal’ UFC and MMA fans, I feel that I have an obligation and a right to express (and influence) any...
James Ryan
jake and dad
In adventure as in life, wisdom is passed down from father to son. This past summer, I decided that it was finally time to take my 9-year old son Jacob out on his very first canoe trip into the vast wilderness of Algonquin Provincial Park. Camping isn’t just a good way to learn about...
James Ryan
In a recent interview with ‘Fanhouse’, 80-year old Bob Arum, a renowned boxing promoter, boldly proclaimed that “UFC and mixed-martial arts fans are a bunch of skin-head white guys” – “rolling around like homosexuals.” Hilarious! What I found particularly interesting was that Mr. Arum, a Harvard Law graduate (and presumably not a stupid man),...
James Ryan
Education_cap
As a teacher and counsellor, one of my main responsibilities is to always offer whatever level of service and guidance that I can to young adults who constantly struggle to choose the right career path that best suits their personal life goals and interests (and in some cases, their dreams). Of course, it always...