Archive for November 2010

Secrets to Cutting Weight: MMA Fighters Reveal Part II

This interview was not with Forrest Griffin. Another known professional MMA fighter shared his secrets for cutting weight.  He has also fought in more than one weight class.  Currently he is fighting at 155 pounds.  He is normally 180 pounds so his schedule for dropping 25 pounds provides a lot of insight into another component... Read more »

Bruce Lee Remembered by Time Magazine

I recently ran a slide show of my favorite pictures of Bruce Lee.  Time Magazine is featuring their own look back through his life from childhood to his death.

UFC 123 Predications

Lyoto Machida has been touted as one of the legends of MMA.  His gracious disposition leading up to UFC 123 has really demonstrated the poise of a traditionally trained martial artist.   Machida has stayed cleared of trash talking and other antics often seen in a fight with this much hype.  I am going to... Read more »
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Fabricio Werdum: First Day Back to Training

REVGEAR is one of Fabricio Werdum’s (14-4-1-) sponsors and has their reporter checking up on him since surgery.  He won his last fight against Fedor Emelianenko via Triangle Choke on STrikeforce’s event  on June 26th of this year.  Werdum has an open-market contract which he is taking advantage of – word is he is fighting... Read more »

Secrets to Cutting Weight: MMA Fighters Reveal

Kenny Florain is not the subject of this story. But this picture shows how fighters look like different men at the time of their weight ins. I am sure many of you have wondered how fighters can walk into the cage looking 20 pounds heavier than their weight class.  Most fighters go through some form... Read more »

Documentary on Boxing: Boxing Gym at Gene Siskel Theatre

PRESS RELEASE: The Gene Siskel Film Center presents the Chicago premiere of Boxing Gym, the 39th film by American documentary master Frederick Weisman. The film continues Wiseman’s epic chronicle of social institutions by focusing on Lord’s Gym, a cozy pugilistic establishment in Austin, Texas. A far cry from the macho haunts of mugs and lugs... Read more »
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WEC Merger Makes Me Worry

If you are part of the MMA industry on any level then you know that there are a lot of talented fighters.  So many of them have seen the lime-light on PPV cards, yet they sit on a bench waiting to be called into the octagon once again.  Many organizations have offered the growing talent... Read more »

Pacquiao May Take Worst Beating of Life From Margarito

60 Minutes featured Manny Pacquiao last night.  It was a fascinating interview.  Pacquiao now a Congressman in the Philippines spoke about being the greatest boxer of all time and possibly the future President of the Philippines.  Pacquiao is clearly one of the greatest boxers and has been key in keeping the sport alive as it... Read more »

Thelma, 85 Yr Old Women Devoted to Boxing

There are so many women that inspire students in the combat sports.  Thelma is a tough cookie, at 85 years old she coaches children in boxing at the Boy’s and Girls’s Club. Despite her aches, pains and walker, she is relentless in her coaching style and completely devoted to kids who want to learn the... Read more »
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Pre-Fight Meals for Fighters

So many fighters need to make weight for their fight.  Many might be moving into a new weight class or simply procrastinating their weight loss in the last 4 weeks.  So once you have made weight, what should you eat in the 24-36 hours leading up to your fight?  The trick is to find foods... Read more »