Getting Started in MMA

MMA, or mixed martial arts, is the fastest growing sport in the world. That’s a cold fact. With the sport going global due to the popularity of competitive MMA fighting leagues such as the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) and Bellator, to name a few, hundreds of thousands of …

Everything you need to know about cauliflower ears – by Rosi Sexton

Common amongst MMA fighters and wrestlers, a cauliflower ear (or auricular hematoma) occurs when there is bleeding between the skin and the cartilage of the outer ear.  The cartilage becomes separated from its blood supply, and if it is not treated will eventually die.  Scar tissue is formed, …

11 Established Nutrition Myths BUSTED

If you grew up in the 70s, 80s or even the early 90s then you’ve probably heard all of the following nutrition myths at some point – we test them out. Myth #1 Skipping Meals Helps You to Lose Weight  Skipping meals is something most girls do in junior …

Hand Wraps – What’s The Big Deal?

About 14 years ago I was a young trainer at Gleasons gym in Brooklyn, New York. At this time the gym was world class, it had many pass, present, and future world champions working out of there day in and day out. I was blessed being there at …

Traumatic Brain Injury and the Future of Ronda Rousey

  Written by Dr. Beau B Hightower DAAPM, MS, DC, CSCS, CES, FMS-C, MMACS  “Talk to her! Talk to her! And be honest!” Those were the haunting words of renowned UFC referee Herb Dean as he attempted to convince someone from the corner of Ronda Rousey to tell …

Can Ronda Rousey Bounce Back or will Holly Holm Reign Supreme?

It has been over a week since the meteoric fall of Ronda Rousey, and the rise of the new undisputed women’s bantamweight champion, Holly Holm. The media explosion started immediately and is still quelling now, and everyone from media members, pop singers and presidential candidates had something to …

You don’t have to be first, you just have to be best.

Many of you might not know that I have an MBA in Marketing & International Management (but it only really matters when you’re working for someone else). One of the foundational concepts in Marketing is the idea of the First-mover Advantage (FMA) – this concept basically states that …

Jon Jones: An Unfortunate Tale of Poor PR Management

The light heavyweight division has historically been the marquee division in the UFC, with stars like Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture formerly taking center stage in years past. The attention to the division continued in 2015, but it isn’t for the right reasons. Two of the …

Dear Joe Silva: The Fights We Want After UFC San Diego

  Highlighted by some pretty one-sided performances, the UFC’s return to San Diego was a fun one. That said, it’s already in the rear-view mirror. It’s time to look to the future. Here are the fights we’d like to see next for San Diego’s big winners: Frank Mir …

After Shamrock, Who Should Kimbo Slice Fight Next?

In the main event of an entertaining Bellator 138 card, a 41-year-old Kimbo Slice lumbered into the cage for a scrap with the 51-year-old Ken Shamrock. Together, the two fighters—who rode to the prominence of their younger years on entirely different tracks—represented the weakest talent on the card. …

Perks from Our Sponsors

Every few weeks we’ll post some great deals from our sponsors and affiliates.  We have on-going relationships with Bodybuilding.com, GNC, MMA Warehouse, MMA Stop and even Century MMA.  From time-to-time we’ll get promo codes, discount coupons, and first notice when there are flash sales. Take some time to …

Who Deserves the Next UFC Heavyweight Title Shot?

The past few years can’t have been easy for Junior Dos Santos. After losing to Cain Velasquez for a second and terribly emphatic time in October of 2013, the talented striker has been locked in heavyweight limbo as the division’s clear-cut second best. He’s been stuck in the …

3 Ways To Get Back Into Shape At Home

Let’s face it, you have gotten out of shape. Summer is coming up and you are feeling slow and sluggish but you are scared of the long journey ahead of you. Getting back into shape where you want to be is not easy! That being said though, if …

Losing the Fight – Is the NM Smoker Dead?

I am not sure when this happened but it happened.  We used to know who the bad guys were and who the good guys were. Well in the fight world it seems to be a little more difficult to distinguish the two now doesn’t it? Let’s start by …