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
Starting Muay Thai….
Haribos, Krispy Kremes and Bread. I had to start doing some exercise because of my proclivity towards sugar was getting my razor close to being fat. That pleasure you get from eating foods high in simple sugar is the same pleasure derived from taking an opioid, I’ve heard. The dopamine/serotonin receptors in the brain are stimulated and this is why you want to eat more and more. Each of the Krispy Kreme donughts has around 200 calories per unit, and I could eat five and feel great about myself for around 5 minutes after. Continue reading Muay Thai Journey
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.
Relaxed, poised, powerful, quick and responsive. The art of beautiful pad work is down to the relationship between holder and holdee. Here we see Simonchai displaying effective technique showcasing a variety of traditional Muay Thai techniques. It looks easy when the professionals do it. Excellent workout.
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!
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.