Archive for August 2010

For the Love of the Sport

WHOA! ELeonard, Let me first clarify, my knowledge as a fight fan alone qualifies me to say whatever I want. But so happy you posted your opinion and expertise on the sport of boxing, it forced me to revisit my favorite fighters and fights. I don’t normally carve time to watch youtube videos,  I tend... Read more »

James Toney Played Dana White for Fame and Dinero

      Well, I know that it is over and done with, but James Toney fighting Randy Couture is just so annoying.  I am glad that Couture got an easy pay day and all, but Toney is such a disgrace.  Some are even calling Toney’s attempt as a ‘hard try.’   Toney is so out... Read more »

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 »
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UFC 118 James Toney vs Randy Couture & BJ Penn vs Frankie Edgar

UFC 118 in Boston is tonight offering as a headline a spectacle of a main event, Randy Couture vs James Toney.    On some level it signifies the need for a senior division for the mixed martial arts.  Some believe this fight will answer questions of whether a boxer is better or tougher than a wrestler/MMA... Read more »

5 Back Exercises You Can Do at Work

Lay flat on the floor on your stomach.  Fully extend your arms and legs.  While keeping your forehead flat on the ground, slowly lift the opposite arm and leg off the ground.  Do not bend the knee, imagine someone trying to pull your shoe off your foot as you lift the leg.  Your hips should be pressed on the ground and your gluts should be tighten.  Do not kick the leg up.  (The movement is similar to the doggie bridges)  Do 10 reps slowly at 2 - 3 sets, two or three times per week.
An achy back, is no unusual experience. Regardless of the sport you practice, lower back pain is common among them all.   All sports require you to move through flexion and extension  (bending forward and leaning back), lateral flexion (side bend movement) and rotation (turning at the waist).  These ranges of motion are mandatory for movement.  ... Read more »

Corporations! MMA is Perfect for Stress Management

There is nothing brilliant about pointing out that stress levels have increased for most in the past 2 years.  Whether your heart lies alongside the Obama stimulus package debate, pot holes that lay as death traps on our streets, our efforts in the middle east or the downsizing and restructuring of so many of our... Read more »
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Heads Up! The Chicagoan Next To You Does MMA

  The people of Chicago are progressive and forward thinking, yet welcoming to visitors and in tune with family values.  We sometimes get a bad wrap, that we are not trend-setters or cutting edge like our east and west coast metro-cousins.  I have begun to feature cool Chicago peeps that train in MMA; which is... Read more »

Watch Out Chicago! Your Co-Worker Does MMA

      MMA is the fastest growing sport in America.  It draws from the 16-35 year old demographic and its followers are not solely the tattooed, ex-high school wrestler anymore.  MMA appeals to a mainstream sports fan, who is eager to make happy hour and gallery walks after the daily grind has ended.  Its... Read more »

Bleacher Report Offer Fun Story: 10 Craziest MMA Fighters

I am a big fan of The Bleacher Report.  They write a lot of great stories.  Here is a fun list created by Christina De Nicola.  Here is the fun list.
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Ontario, Canada Approves MMA

Taken from USA Today, by Sergio Nan http://content.usatoday.com/communities/mma/post/2010/08/canadian-sanction-ontario-gives-mma-official-seal-of-approval/1 It didn’t take long for Canada’s largest province to embrace mixed martial arts, once the Ultimate Fighting Championship set up shop in its biggest city. Ontario’s government agreed to begin formally regulating mixed martial arts bouts in 2011, the Toronto Sun reports. The move comes less than three... Read more »