November 2009 Blog Posts (12)

Wanderlei Silva Attends Tuff-N-Uff's Amazing Night Of Fights

Tuff-N-Uff broke their own mold this past Friday night. The official results are in and they are impressive. With superstars and MMA moguls in attendance, the warriors put on a fine display of MMA.

With Pride and UFC legend Wanderlei Silva sitting cage side, as well as WEC President Reed Harris looking on, these mixed martial artists ended fights with a consistency that really left an impression.

Imagine for a moment as an amateur fighter how it must feel to make your walk… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 30, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

LaTasha Marzolla: Playboy's Knockout Fighting At Tuff-N-Uff 11/27

With women's MMA steadily on the rise, many aspiring female mixed martial artists are seeing new doors open. Those doors are providing more opportunities as the sport evolves and further accepts their efforts to prove they belong.

They certainly do belong, that much is already apparent.

With the efforts of gentlemen like Barry and Jeff Meyer, President and Vice President respectively of Tuff-N-Uff Amateur Fighting Championships, women's MMA has found a respectable, high… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 25, 2009 at 8:57pm — No Comments

An Underutilized Gesture In Life: The Tapout

In the fight game, for many fighters, there comes a point in a match where they feel they can not press on any longer. They signify their willingness to end a fight with a simple gesture: the tapout.

Whether it be fear of loss of limb, or simply to avoid further pain and discomfort at the hands of their opponent, they tap to indicate that they prefer the fight cease at that given moment.

The tapout saves many fighters many ailments. No sooner than they begin to tap, the… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 20, 2009 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Coach's Corner

Hello again HurtsBad members. Pay attention to this Blog! Insist all members of HurtsBad read this one. Copy it and give it to your Coaches, Instructors, and Fellow Fighters because this is important to everyone.As I told you in my first Blog the other day, I just underwent recertification for my First Aid, CPR, AED, and Blood Borne Pathogen Card. A subject came up during discussion of Blood Borne Pathogens that should be of great interest to everybody.

Blood Borne Pathogens are just what… Continue

Added by Wayne L. Brannon on November 17, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

George Roop Puts On A Striking Clinic At Rage In The Cage

This past Saturday some folks in the Tucson Area stayed home to watch MMA legend Randy Couture prove he can still hang at UFC 105. Many people surely stayed home to watch Manny Pacquiao strengthen his own legend in the realm of the sweet science.

Locally there was NASCAR just up the road in Phoenix, and right at home in Tucson the beloved Wildcats were waging their own war.

With so much going on either in Tucson or just in general on Saturday, the odds were against a good… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 16, 2009 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Coach's Corner

Hello HurtsBad Members! Having just joined your group, I've decided to try to post a Blog on a (hopefully) regular basis to help anyone interested train and perform better, and if you decide to one day open a gym (or Dojo if you are a Traditional Martial Artist), some tips to get you going. Just remember that the opinions are my own, take it or leave it. Or as my Grandfather used to say, " Try to remember, opinions are like body orifices. Everyones got them and most of the time they… Continue

Added by Wayne L. Brannon on November 14, 2009 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Rage In The Cage Back At The Desert Diamond In Tucson November 14th

The time has come for another Rage in the Cage fight in Tucson Ariz. on Nov. 14. Together Roland Sarria and the Desert Diamond Casino are putting together another high profile event for fight fans in the desert.

Rage in the Cage has always boasted many well known fighters who got their start fighting for RITC and Mr. Sarria. Some notable competitors to fight for RITC have been current WEC title holder Jamie Varner, Joe Diesel Riggs, and TUF standout Efrain… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 12, 2009 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Joe Yager: An Amateur Apex Heavyweight Evolving with MMA

The first time I saw Joe Yager I was at a fundraiser for a local gym called Apex MMA. Apex was showcasing some up-and-coming amateur talent for local fight fans, and I was honored to be invited as a guest.

There were many impressive fights and fighters. One fighter that really stuck out was Yager. The 28-year-old has a powerful frame I once described as being built like a Sherman tank, weighing in at 235 pounds.

This was not his first amateur fight, and it showed. When he… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 12, 2009 at 4:31pm — No Comments

The Future of MMA Shines Bright in Rodney "Sho Nuff" Wallace

Many fighters are ascending within the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Most of them are highly talented, and promising individuals. Amongst those pulling themselves up from the roots of this sport- some grab hold a little tighter than the others- while others climb up the ranks faster.

Very few possess the ability to outshine the competition in this sport permeated with world class athletes.

When you do come across a fighter like this, you can't help but notice. Rodney "Sho… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 8, 2009 at 7:43pm — No Comments


Game: Describes the quality of a fighter; a willingness to face danger; displays spirit and eagerness to compete; a disregard for ones safety in the midst of combat.

Why do we watch fights? Why is it, that since the days of the Roman Coliseum we as a people, have foamed at the mouth when looking on the competition of combat? Is it suspended reality, is it animal instinct, is it inexplicable?

One thing comes to mind.


There are traits in life… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 7, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Can CBS, Strikeforce, and Fedor Emelianenko Elevate MMA?

In the forward progress made by mixed martial arts, there has been one constant that relentlessly drove the sport forward. That constant is evolution.

Evolution is within the nature of all things. In MMA it is displayed significantly by the rapid ascension of the sport from questionable to highly lucrative in under two decades.

The sport has evolved in so many ways from what it once was. Many important changes have been made, or forced in some cases, and progress and… Continue

Added by Todd Jackson on November 6, 2009 at 4:54pm — No Comments

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