18-Year-Old MMA Fighter Ignores ‘Fist Bump’ Offer From Opponent, Gets Submission Finish in Record Time
The “glove tap” is a standard tradition in MMA. Immediately after the opening bell, two fighters come together to touch gloves as a sign of sportsmanship and then proceed to [...]
Get in Shape With a Heavy-Bag Workout
Even if you are not looking to get in the ring or cage anytime soon, you can benefit from a heavy bag workout.
Did This Strange ‘Trick’ Help UFC Champ Daniel Cormier Lose 1.2 Pounds in 1 Minute So He Could Make Weight?
UFC 210 is going down in Buffalo, New York tomorrow night, when UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title against Anthony Johnson. The official weigh-ins for the [...]
Kimbo Slice’s Son ‘Baby Slice’ Flattens Opponent with HUGE Right Hook in MMA Debut
Looks like knocking people out cold runs in the Ferguson family. Kevin Ferguson Jr., son of "Kimbo Slice" (Ferguson Sr.), made a statement in his amateur fighting debut, scoring a [...]
Ranking Martial Arts for the Real World
You shouldn’t fight. You should control your temper, settle differences peacefully, and “agree to disagree,” even when someone is just plain wrong and/or being totally obnoxious. Let’s be clear: by [...]
MMA Workout Plan with Rampage Jackson
The dummy didn’t want to move. With stiff arms pointing toward the sky and long legs dangling behind it, the man-shaped hunk of dead weight dragged on the end [...]
UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II and Griffin vs. Ortiz III
Arguably the biggest MMA fight of the year takes place tomorrow night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Middleweight champion Anderson Silva squares off against Chael Sonnen [...]
5 Bodyweight Exercises for MMA Athletes
When training MMA fighters, I've incorporated every exercise and tool you can imagine—dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, tires, sleds, Prowler, TRX, Ultimate Sandbags, Kamagon Ball, Home Depot creations, bodyweight exercises and many [...]
Prevent Injuries With Corrective Exercises
Because MMA athletes work so hard to become faster, stronger and more powerful, they are often hesitant to use valuable training time on mobility drills and foam rolling exercises. Can [...]
Is MMA Training Appropriate For Other Sports?
I’m a huge mixed martial arts fan and have been since I watched the very first Ultimate Fighting Championship. (Coincidentally, current MMA fighters Matt and Nick Serra were at my [...]