Archive for November 2011

UFC Chooses Headliner for Chicago Matchup on Fox

It is official, the UFC has made Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis at least one of the headlining fights for the UFC on Fox 2 event here at the United Center in Chicago.  Both Evans and Davis come from extremely strong wrestling backgrounds.  Evans has developed a stronger stand-up game while Davis exhibits extraordinary raw... Read more »

Humility Important in MMA

I just read a fantastic excerpt from Matthew Polly’s book entitled Tapped Out.  In a sport like MMA, there can be a great tendency for people to watch events on TV and think “I can do that”.  For some, these flawed ideologies manifest themselves when they walk into MMA gyms and immediately believe they are... Read more »

MMA Saves Lives in the Real World

As you might have heard on the news, two Oregon men in Los Angeles for a grappling tournament recently used their knowledge of jiu-jitsu to subdue an armed robber at a Korea-town hotel.  Often, given the proliferation of grappling tournaments, sport jiu jitsu takes precedent in the gym.  Emphasis on how to score points and... Read more »
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Baseball Players Join the MMA Train

In an interesting interview by Ted Gruber this morning, it appears that MMA training has crossed over from a tool used by those in contact and/or combat sports into the national past time.  While the MMA-inspired off-season training habits of football players like Clay Matthews, Patrick Willis, Matt Leinart, Mercedes Lewis and Keith Rivers have... Read more »