Top Strategies for Becoming an MMA Fighter

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Becoming the best MMA fighter that you can be requires dedication, determination, endurance, strength, and skill. You must have a grueling desire to work harder than the next day, as well as partake in MMA drills constantly until you perfect your techniques. Let’s take a look at a few ways that you can become a better fighter today…. Read more »

Jiu Jitsu Chokehold Mastery

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Do you practice Brazilian Jiu jitsu? How is your submission game? Is your chokehold game successful? The Jiu jitsu chokehold game in Brazilian Jiu jitsu is not as common as it once was. Through the years many Jiu jitsu practitioners have gotten caught up in the whirlwind of new techniques and fads that have rushed… Read more »

Does MMA Help Build Muscle?

Some individuals train MMA so that they can defend themselves, while others train MMA so that they can build up their confidence. Then there’s the group of people who practice MMA so that they can build muscle. But how practical is this goal? So, does MMA help build muscle in a significant and noticeable way?… Read more »

Will Conor McGregor be next in line to match up against Floyd Mayweather?

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One of the best boxers of our time Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is considering the match up with Conor McGregor. This is could be a good pay day for Mayweather as he could bring home $100,000,000 and most likely would not be a difficult match up in the boxing arena. McGregor said: “It was him that… Read more »

Anderson Silva interested in fighting George St. Pierre. What are his chances?

Anderson Silva

There is no doubt about it if they were to fight it would become one of the biggest fights in UFC history. Both fighters are competitors that will not easily be forgotten. With George St-Pierre displaying an interest in returning to the fight game and Anderson Silva still active it is a possible match that… Read more »

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

Conor McGregor

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

Tate Beat Ronda Rousey

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 »

How To: Timing Sparring

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  More on the importance of Timing sparring: Timing is one of the most important pieces of developing a world class striking game. If you have good timing you will be able to land strikes on faster opponents while taking the least amount of punishment. In order to get develop this skill “timing” you need… Read more »