Tag Archives: MMA

Big money fights only

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

Tony Ferguson Vs Anthony Pettis – UFC 229

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

MMA corner advice

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.

Anderson Silva Vs Tony Friklund

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.