June 2010 Blog Posts (10)

UFC 116, Lesnar Carwin and Tuff-N-Uff: Goes Together Like Peas And Carrots

This weekend brings one of the most highly anticipated come back fights the game of mixed martial arts has ever seen. Many questions are about to be answered, many eyes will be watching.

Brock Lesnar returns to the Octagon looking to unify the UFC heavyweight championship. Like the power of Greyskull Brock has one half of the belt while Shane Carwin has the other.

One of them will unite the belts and become the most powerful… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on June 29, 2010 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Hurtsbad MMA's Very Own Robin Decker: Can You Say F.I.N.E.?

For more information on Robin Decker please visit her hurtsbad profile and support her many efforts. This is hands down one of the coolest women you will ever meet, and she is very fun to talk with. Shoot her a message or just enjoy her stunning good looks. Believe me, she knows what time it is and will understand if you stop to drool ever so…


Added by Todd Jackson on June 26, 2010 at 4:53pm — 5 Comments

Is Fedor Emelianenko's Legacy Jeopardized By His Place In MMA Today?

The legacy of a fighter lies not only in their own ability to compete but in the perception of the fans that are equally in control of the fighter’s legend. The fighter controls their actions, but what the fan sees is not always as the actions appear.

The black and white issue of a fighter’s wins and losses will withstand the test of time and tell the tale of the journey they made as a mixed martial artist. Even still, this alone will not… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on June 25, 2010 at 8:49pm — No Comments

World Fighting Federation Guerreros De Tucson: Judges Not Required

Within the Latin culture, the word "guerrero" translates to English as Warrior. For the World Fighting Federation , their recent fight card Guerreros De Tucson could not have been more accurately branded.

On this past Saturday evening, fight fans filed into the beautiful Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater at the Casino Del Sol, not knowing quite what to expect from the WFF’s third ever fight card.

Judging from the previous two outings,… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on June 23, 2010 at 3:46pm — No Comments

A Moment With Al Fuentes Of The World Fighting Federation

Momentum can be a powerful and equally intriguing thing. It can become the fuel for success and when it comes to mixed martial arts, momentum has been built that simply can not be stopped at the highest levels of the sport.

That same momentum can be found at the regional level as the sport continues to grow. For organizations like the World Fighting Federation, their own momentum seems…


Added by Todd Jackson on June 16, 2010 at 11:02pm — No Comments

In Mixed Martial Arts Time Is The Most Dangerous Foe A Warrior Faces

At the highest point of mixed martial arts, atop most pound for pound lists, the most elite representation of the sport is that of Georges "Rush" St. Pierre. He seems an immovable obstacle on so many levels that one wonders who, when, and how he will meet his most dangerous challenge.

There will come a time where the waves of time will draw away his excellence. One stroke at a time his talent will wash away. Wave by wave he will become less… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on June 10, 2010 at 9:07pm — No Comments

UFC 115 Prediction: Paulo Thiago vs. Martin Kampmann Could Steal The Show

Restless are the masses with short memory spans and a hunger for all things elite in MMA. It was not long ago that Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin were laying foes to waste with an element of simplicity rarely found in this sport, today for many they are old news.

There was a time when a fight between "The Iceman" and "Ace" would have been categorized as a super fight, but today all the match is met with is discontent by the casual and hard… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on June 8, 2010 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin: Two Former Champions Look To Regain Form At UFC 115

Much like all things in life, there has been a long standing tradition of evolution and escalation across the sport of mixed martial arts. What was once thought of as the peak has been surpassed time and time again only to see mountains topple and new pinnacles formed.

It is the nature of not only life, but MMA by its sheer design.

There was a time in this sport when it seemed like Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell could stop the world… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on June 6, 2010 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Coach's Corner - ARE YOU SERIOUS? (or How Bad Do You Want It?)

"I want to compete." - "I want to be a fighter." - " I want to fight in the UFC." - "Can you get me a fight?"

This is a mantra I've heard many times over the last 3 decades as an instructor and trainer, and even more often in the last 15 years. To which, my standard replies have become, "Are you serious?" or "How bad do you want it?" Let's face reality and facts. While most guys like to believe they're tough and that they truly are the "Alpha Male" (scientifically speaking, it…


Added by Wayne L. Brannon on June 6, 2010 at 6:12pm — 2 Comments

Leg Kicks & Take Downs: Like Flowing Water, Devastating Over time

When the MMA fan reflects back on what they consider to be the most exciting fight they have ever seen, it is not uncommon to hear about some knock down drag out battle between two competitors who left it all in the cage or ring.

The memories flood back to the brain as they recall "The Predator" vs. Takayama, Griffin vs. Bonnar, Garcia vs. "The Korean Zombie", or any number of…


Added by Todd Jackson on June 2, 2010 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

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