Coming off the back of the recent Al Iaquinta Vs Donald Cerrone fight in the UFC, one of the things I’ve noticed about the fight culture now is the explicit focus on money. I understand that money is important to entertainers who showcase a craft, and MMA fighters have to make a living, however the constant calling out of Connor McGregor in the UFC is verging on sickening. Connor McGregor hasn’t fought since October 2018 when he lost to unbeaten grappling monster Khabib. McGregor has hinted at coming back time and time again, toying with the emotions of fighters and fans, but never committing to a fight amidst the rumours flying around online. Continue reading Big money fights only
At one point in the fight he pulls down my left hand and hits me with something….honestly I didn’t know what it was until I watched it back on the replay but now I know, it was a right 90 degree elbow and it sliced me good and proper. At that point I realised how much pain I was in, I mean, I was cut the fuck up, my energy was gone and all my major organs were crumbling. Continue reading Tony Ferguson Vs Anthony Pettis – UFC 229
Connor McGregor got choked out by Khabib in UFC 229 after a bland four round fight. There were some basic on the feet exchanges which consisted of a few feints, jabs and the odd overhands but all of this was pretence for an experienced grappler who was always looking for the takedown to control the fight. Khabib has done this in every single one of his fights because this is his acquired skill in martial arts. Continue reading UFC 229
Having a corner team in combat sports isn’t just about saying when you’ve won a round or wiping the blood from your nose, the tactical advice given at the correct time can be the difference epic victory and devastating defeat. It is interesting to see the experienced corner men dissecting what they’ve seen in the previous rounds and offering strategic advice to overcome problems and land shots. Anybody who takes part in training, sparring or fighting should take note that an opponent will fall into pattern like behaviour, especially when tired, rocked or nervous. Finding gaps and spotting patterns is key to maximising the effect of technique power and speed. Brilliant video.
The violence is evident but true warriors will give respect. It might be weird to see 2 guys going so hard at each other and then pausing to shake hands…even hug….but thats what makes it so entertaining. Continue reading Great fight – True spirit Cowboy Vs Yancy
Arguably one of the greatest MMA fighters to bless the sport, Anderson Silva showcases his proficient Muay Thai skills in one of his early mixed martial arts matches. The effectiveness of the Thai clinch, utilisation of knees to the body from inside and outside the clinch and then an absolutely devastating upwards elbow to seal the deal. Beautiful movement and superb timing top of this fight.
Devastation, on replay!
Max Holloway is the current feather weight ufc champion and has been on a string of impressive wins over high level opponents. This video showcases the cerebral aspect of a fighters game and how staying one step ahead of your opponent is a time sensitive concept. Continue reading Max Holloway – how to counter a counter
These kind of techniques are rare to see in mixed martial arts. In the illustrious words of Mr Miyagi ‘If do right, no can defend’. Randy Couture was a legend in the game, and Machida has one of the most unique and aesthetically pleasing styles in MMA.