Archive for February, 2011

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Here’s an interview I did with ProMMANow’s John Buhl breaking down the UFC 127 fights between Jon Fitch/BJ Penn and Spencer Fisher/Ross Pearson.

It made USA Today’s top MMA Picks of the day –> Click to view the list

Categories : Predictions, UFC
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After the great response to the “Elbows In” Solo Wall Drill video (click here to watch if you missed it) that I posted a few weeks back I decided to hit the gym to film the details of another great striking drill. It’s one that I use often to help accomplish the same goal: getting my students to keep their elbows in the optimal position.

This drill requires the help of a friend or coach but is still very simple to practice.

Here it is…

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Alright, I’m going to test your MMA knowledge.

But first you need to say this statement,

“I swear that I will answer the questions below by using my memory alone. I will not use google or any other aid to assist me”.

I’ll post the answers this Sunday Night. Good luck!

Here we go…

1. Which MMA fighter was a world class arm wrestler before competing in mixed martial arts?

2. Which fighter wore one boxing glove during one of his fights inside the octagon?

3. Which fighter is nicknamed “The Muscle Shark”?

4. How did Royce Gracie defeat Dan “The Beast” Severn at UFC 4?

5. Who won the 1st Pride Fighting Grand Prix?

6. Who has the record for the fastest finish in UFC history?

7. In the IFL (International Fight League), which city were the “Dragons” based out of?

8. True of False? Groin strikes were at one time legal.

9. How many rounds is a UFC title fight?

10. Which fighter is nicknamed “The Inferno”?

Posts your answers in the comment section.

Categories : Contests, UFC
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UFC 126 is coming up. That means it’s time to give away some free MMA instructional stuff.

I’m very excited about the title match between Vitor Belfort & Anderson Silva. I really hope Belfort comes out of that fight as the new UFC middleweight champion of the world.  It comes down to the fact that I just don’t enjoy watching Silva fight as much anymore.

Anyway make your picks below (and please keep them in the same list order to make my job of calculating the winner much easier) and if you choose the most correct winners you win!

To make things more fun let’s do something special.

If Silva retains his belt, the pick’em winner will get any one of my MMA instructional workshops ($30 Value) and if Vitor Belfort is victorious then the pick’em winner will receive my complete MMA QuickStart MMA Training Program ($97 value).

Make your picks as comments on this post. Good luck!

Here’s a video with my thoughts on the main card fights:

and here’s the full fight card for you to make your picks from:

Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort
Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin
Ryan Bader vs. Jon Jones
Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha
Miguel Torres vs. Antonio Banuelos
Donald Cerrone vs. Paul Kelly
Chad Mendes vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Gabe Ruediger vs. Paul Taylor
Demetrious Johnson vs. Norifumi “KID” Yamamoto
Mike Pierce vs. Kenny Robertson
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Ricardo Romero

Categories : Contests, Predictions, UFC
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A big storm hit the city today and everything is closed: the mall, the schools and unfortunately Joslin’s Mixed Martial Arts as well.

With no place to train tonight, I’ve decided to do a workout here at home. If you’re up for it I want you to join me for an hour of training starting at 8:30 pm (EST).

All you need is a jump rope (optional), some comfortable clothes, a small open space at home and a computer with speakers so that you can follow along with me.

We’ll be doing one of my MMA QuickStart workouts so expect a great workout.

No experience necessary.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011

Time: 8:30 pm (EST)

Place: Your home

Click here to access the live workout page

Categories : MMA Live!
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A Perfectly Timed BJJ Arm Lock Attack by Nick Diaz – The Breakdown

I actually missed the Strikeforce fight card this weekend because I was away with my wife in Niagara Falls for her birthday.

We stayed in room 3201 in a hotel that only had 31 floors. Figure that one out :). We had to take the elevator to floor 31 and then walk up 20 more steps to get to the only room that was up there. Strange and I’ll admit a little bit scary.

Anyways, upon returning home I was sent a video of the Diaz/Cyborg fight. (Thanks John!)

As a fight fan, I always love when Nick Diaz hits the ground during his fights because he always seems to do something interesting while down there.

He’s done a great job over the years of adapting his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game to meet the demands of mixed martial arts competition, making small adjustments to his technique arsenal so that he can apply his attacks and defenses regardless of the fact that strikes are begin thrown at him.

Sometimes, skill on the mats in sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t fully translate into success within the cage. Not for Diaz though as he has been very successful in both arenas.

Last weekend, when his fight with Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos hit the ground, his BJJ skills were immediately put to the test. They passed with flying colours as he slapped on a beautiful arm lock from the guard position.

After watching him apply that technique –one that contained many small but important details–, I decided to make a video breaking down the fundamental BJJ attack.

Here it is…

Someone posted the actual arm lock on youtube as well:

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