Women’s Jiu Jitsu Champion: Mackenzie Dern to Dominate MMA

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Mackenzie Dern, Women’s Jiu Jitsu world champion has made the jump to professional MMA. She signed with Legacy Fighting Championship in Thursday March 17th. Dern is expected to have her first fight on July 22nd in Dallas. Her opponent has not yet been chosen. Mackenzie Dern is a women’s jiu jitsu fighter who took the… Read more »

Conor McGregor Weight Cut

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Conor McGregor Fought Nick Diaz Without Putting on Weight Most believe that when Conor McGregor fought Nick Diaz at Welterweight that he put on extra mass. McGregor added to the belief by stating: “It’s a nice feeing, steaks everyday for me, steaks for breakfast, steaks for lunch, steaks for brunch. Grass-fed, massaged beef all day long…. Read more »

Tate 100% Certain She Can Beat Ronda Rousey this time

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Miesha Tate v. Ronda Rousey During an appearance on CBS Sport Radio Miesha Tate discussed her upcoming battle with Ronda Rousey. Tate questioned whether Rousey would ever come back the same and implied that her spirit had been broken by the loss to Holm.  “Whenever I’ve been down and out, my motivation was to come… Read more »

The Classic Gracie Jiu Jitsu Takedowns

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In the early days of the UFC, Royce Gracie was able to use jiu jitsu takedowns on many of his opponents with relative ease. The way he commonly did so was with one of the standard Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques: the double leg takedown. Anyone seriously interested in being able to bring a fight to the ground… Read more »

Is MMA Safe?

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If someone were to watch mixed martial arts on television, they might automatically wonder, “Is MMA safe?” That’s a fair question, and one that needs to be answered objectively. In short, just like any other sport, MMA is as safe as the instructors, referees, and fighters make it out to be. Granted, it wasn’t always… Read more »

Will MMA Be an Olympic Sport?

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Asked any MMA fan and they’ll tell you that they’d love nothing more than to see mixed martial arts treated as an Olympic sport. But how feasible is this? Will MMA be an Olympic sport? Below we’ll cover both the reasons why MMA should and can become an Olympic sport, as well as why it… Read more »

How Long Does it Take to Learn MMA?

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Some MMA trainers claim that it takes 8 months to learn this sport. Others claim that it can take several years. Which one is correct in answering the all-too-common question, “How long does it take to learn MMA?” While there is no concrete answer, there are ways estimate your learning curve based on how much… Read more »

How Do I Start MMA?

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Mixed martial arts has grown tremendously in popularity in recent years, so it’s no surprise that more and more people are wanting to hop on board. Because of this, a lot of aspiring fighters wonder the same thing: How do I start MMA? In the subsequent sections of this article, we’ll help break down what… Read more »

How Do I Find MMA Classes?

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If you’re like most aspiring mixed martial arts enthusiasts, you’re probably faced with the same question: “How do I find MMA classes that are right for me?” First and foremost, it’s important that you don’t just search for any MMA class – you need to be searching for the right classes. By this, we mean… Read more »

MMA Sparring and Standup Tips

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8 MMA Sparring and Standup Tips to Take your Game to the Next Level Standup and sparring are excellent ways to become a better MMA fighter. Strikes, including front kicks, hooks, jabs, and crosses should be practiced meticulously to be mastered. Let’s take a look at 8 MMA sparring and standup strategies that you can… Read more »