May 12, 2014, 1:00pm EDT
November 20, 2015
MMA Diaries: Story time with Oli Thompson
Karim Zidan offers the first of his two MMA Diaries entries from his recent trip to London for KSW 32, where he delves into his early impressions of London and a revealing dinner at Nando's with UFC vet Oli Thompson.
October 26, 2015
MMA Diaries: M-1, F-1 & how to climb the Olympic rings
Karim Zidan delivers the second part of his MMA Diaries series from Sochi. In this edition, Karim recalls his experiences calling the M-1 Challenge 62 fights during the F-1 race and celebrating Ian Freeman’s birthday.
October 16, 2015
MMA Diaries: Disappearing champs on the Black Sea
In part 1 of the latest MMA Diaries, Karim Zidan delves into his first experiences in Sochi, as well as the disappearing act that Mansour Barnaoui pulled at weigh ins the following day.
May 4, 2015
MMA Diaries:Vivaldi, Red Square & medieval knights
In the third and final instalment of the MMA Diaries from Moscow, Karim Zidan tours the Red Square before preparing for his debut as a knight-fighting commentator.
April 20, 2015
MMA Diaries: Lunch with the victim of an MMA cult
In the second MMA Diaries entry in Moscow, Karim Zidan has lunch with Konstantin Glukhov, the fighter who escaped a sect just over a year ago, and attends a fan meet-and-greet that turned into an arm-wrestling competition.
April 14, 2015
MMA Diaries: Meet the German Terminator in Moscow
In the latest edition of The MMA Diaries, Karim Zidan travels to Moscow. The first entry sets the scene in Krasnogorsk, a suburb near the M-1 Challenge 56 venue, where he experiments with Russian fast food cuisine and learns about the nation's develo
December 28, 2014
The MMA Diaries: A tale of two Russias
In the second part of The MMA Diaries: Russia, Karim Zidan ponders the tragic history of St. Petersburg while discovering the city, and details his experiences commentating the fights on the M-1 Challenge 54 broadcast.
December 24, 2014
The MMA Diaries: Tales from Russia p. 1
For the first time since its inception, the MMA Diaries has gone international. BloodyElbow.com's Karim Zidan details his trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he visited M-1 Global for their joint venture with Chechen promotion ACB.
October 22, 2014
MMA Diaries: KOs for kidney disease
BloodyElbow’s Karim Zidan returns with the third installment of the "MMA Diaries." This time, he travels to London, Ontario to visits Provincial Fighting Championship’s charity event for kidney disease.
June 3, 2014
A response to SCC's meltdown over MMA Diaries
Substance Cage Combat President Neil Forester did not take kindly to my latest entry in 'The MMA Diaries.' I decided to reciprocate with my own public response here on BE.
June 2, 2014
MMA Diaries:The unfortunate state of Ontario MMA
Bloodyelbow.com’s Karim Zidan returns with the second edition of "The MMA Diaries." This time we go through the deplorable state of Ontario MMA.
May 12, 2014
MMA Diaries: Musings from Press Row & Beyond
Read Karim Zidan’s "diary entry" and musings regarding the pre- and post-fight happenings at Bellator 119 in Ontario.