Category: UFC

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 »

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 »

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 »
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Pro MMA Fighters that Don't Fight - What's Up With That?

Although you do not see the leg lift here, this exercise can become more challenging by walking out further on your hands and then lifting one leg at a time.
  Should a fighter be able to shelf himself? The question of Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva having a re-match was raised after this weekend’s UFC 117.  Silva’s performance has been called unimpressive and Sonnen gained a lot of supporters for his overall aggressive approach and capability to take a beating, while winning the cards. ... Read more »

UFC 117 Predictions

With an exciting card like UFC 117, making predictions and discussing hopeful wins is required.  I’ll admit there have been many UFC cards recently that have sent me back to just being a simple baseball fan.  So this is what I hope to see on August 7 at the Oracle Arena. Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen... Read more »

Ken Shamrock Should Retire: Majority Opinion?

Jake Rossen from Sherdog.com wrote on Ken Shamrock’s delusions of MMA grandeur.  I realize the point I was trying to make yesterday about Shamrock was not exclusive, but Rossen highlights the obvious about Shamrock’s past prime pursuits in a worthwhile article.   Ken Shamrock’s Borrowed Time   He needs money, but that’s hardly the problem:... Read more »
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Ken Shamrock Hopefully Retiring

Ken Shamrock reminds me of a character actor.  For me, he has never had the skills to be the leading man.  I do not mind seeing his face pop up here or there, but please do not give him to many lines or top billing.   Shamrock at 46 years of age, has a record... Read more »

MMA Meets Kettlebell Training, Part 5

This is absolutely one of the best exercises ever!  It is the perverbial ‘total body’ movement.  It requires balance, a strong core, focus, coordination and technique.  The actual movement even without the kettle bell is challenging and completely applicable to mixed martial arts.  The movement is biomechanically sound and depicts how to properly get up... Read more »

MMA Meets Kettlebell Training, Part 4

From the rotated position, press the kettle bell directly above your shoulder.  Engage your side body (side section of the ab wall) as you press the weight.
The kettlebell is quickly becoming the trainer’s favorite tool.  So many fitness professionals are incorporating kettlebells into their routines, as well as their cleints.  This exercise is a great one to add into any fitness program.  However, it is great for the martial arts practioner because is recruits many of the same muscles and used... Read more »
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MMA Meets Kettlebell Training, Part 3

Begin bedning at your waist.  As you bend with the weight, lowering it as low as is comfortable; lengthen the opposite side body.  Inhale as you com eup from the side flexion exercise.
Kettlebell training can be adapted in so many different ways.  Below you will see a yoga application of the kettlebell that happens to have great sport specific value for kicking.  The combination of having to perform this exercise while balancing on one leg makes it more than just a basic way to tighten the obliques.... Read more »