Posts in category "MMA verse Boxing"

Make Your Punch Faster

There are so many ways to improve your punching.Most people want to improve either their power or their speed. Punching style is irrelevant.  A straight right hand is fairly standard.  If it’s not straight, it is most likely a  hook, uppercut or an overhand.  This drill works great in increasing the speed of the punch... Read more »

Bas Rutten Visits Chicago: 5 Things He Taught

Bas Rutten Visits Chicago: 5 Things He Taught
Bas Rutten came to Chicago-land last weekend  to offer a striking seminar.  It was hosted by my friend and colleague Sue Garski, the Owner of Illinois Krav Maga.  This was the 3 or 4th seminar I have taken with Bas (I can’t really remember), but it did not fail to deliver.  Although Bas Rutten and... Read more »

Headlines from the Web: Boxers Want in the Cage

Only James Toney could go to MMA, like ”  “Only Nixon could go to China.” Words from the great Spock given to Capain Kirk.  We have seen Toney get a shot at Randy Couture recently, but now Manny Pacquiao.  There is no question that Couture’s camp thought through the possibility of Toney’s very best landing... Read more »
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Stay Updated on MMA Topics: Headlines from Around the Web

  The weekend was all about the UFC 118 card that tookplace in Boston, MA.  James Toney Lost to Captain America, here is a post from the New York Times.  It was not too surprising to see Toney taken down, pounded abit and unable to answer any ground pressure.   MMA is still getting a... Read more »

James Toney vs Randy Couture Boxing MMA Merge?

Bout between James Toney and Randy Couture could bring boxing-vs.-MMA debate to head The 41-year-old Toney, a former boxing champion in three divisions, has signed on for his first mixed martial arts event Aug. 28 against former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight king Couture, 47. The rhetoric is already heating up. Story by Lance Pugmire Check... Read more »

Boxing verse MMA - Foolish James Toney

So Ray Mercer knocked out Tim Sylvia with a punch that is highlight wheel worthy.  But James Toney is in for a rude awakening now that he has signed a fight deal with the UFC. Ray Mercer, James Toney and KJ Noons were all guests on HD Net Fight Night this past Friday discussing the... Read more »
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The Ignorance of Boxers Who Think They Can Walk Easily Into the Cage

The question of whether a boxer is better than a ground fighter has been tested since UFC began.  What has been determined by the MMA industry is that you can not be successful in the sport of MMA without training MMA.  MMA incorporates ground fighting, and time has shown that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has a... Read more »

Boxing's Craziest - Mayorga MMA Debut Moved to May

Ricardo Mayorga, known for dropping Felix Trinidad in the 3 rd and defeating Fernando Vargas holds a professional boxing record of 29-7, with 23 knockouts.  Mayorga, Latin American Champ has faced a lot of trouble in his career, much worse than his losses against Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosely.  With criminal charges for... Read more »

Favorite MMA Fighters of 2009

Another question that I posed in the survey I did this December was, Which fighters emerged as the new favorites in 2009? Although I did not ask what characteristics each person used in determining their new favorite fighter for 2009, I would assume the following attributes helped to form opinions. 1.  Their performance demonstrated dominance... Read more »
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15 of my Favorite MMA Quotes

I have given you 15 of my favorite MMA quotes and a little commentary.  Please give me your favorite – send ones I should have included. 15.    “I don’t want to fighter Jake Shields, because he has no personality, he’s a boring fighter, and when he got to CBS, and it was his chance to... Read more »