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
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.
Devastation, on replay!
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.