April 2008 Quick Hits

“Lights, Camera, FIGHT!”

The way things are going, it seems like its only a matter of time before mixed martial arts overtakes boxing as our society’s favorite form of legalized brutality. But despite skyrocketing ratings, there’s one area where the sweet science still reigns supreme: the movies. MMA may be drawing more new fans thanks to the awesome [...]

Did You Know?

RENZO VS. EUGENIO In September of 1997 the bout between Renzo Gracie and Eugenio Tadeau at Pentagon Combat had to be stopped due to a riot. Gracie, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter and Pride FC veteran and Tadeau, a Luta Livre fighter and UFC veteran were sworn enemies at the time and their respective camps became [...]

Big Changes in the IFL

In the International Fight League, something had to change. After spending two seasons attempting to distinguish itself from the competition with a team-based format, colorful mascots, and legendary coaches, the league’s new CEO, Jay Larkin, is taking the company in a different direction, in hope that focusing more on the fighters and matchmaking will help [...]

Back Pain in MMA

Back pain affects nearly 80 percent of the population and can severely interfere with your ability to train and compete if you are an MMA athlete. Contrary to what most people believe, the most common cause of back pain is not poor lifting mechanics, but it is more often the result of poor postures and [...]

5 Minutes with Keith Jardine

Who were some of your role models growing up? My dad of course. I always looked up to my dad. He was a hard worker, a real man’s man type guy.   How did you get into MMA? I was playing some football at a college in Northern New Mexico and I met one of [...]

Going to UFC83?

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They Said That?!

IS THAT ALL? “The only thing I want to do is win, but the main thing is I want to break something along the way – a chin or jaw, rib, arm, some skin, anything.” –        Kimbo Slice   DO YOUR THING “I never liked fighting in the cage. I always liked fighting in the [...]

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