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Conor McGregor Clowns Chad Mendes on Live Television

Conor McGregor looked to be having a grand old time at the expense of Chad Mendes on Tuesday’s edition of Beyond the Octagon. Dressed to the nines, the Irish MMA star was live in the BT Sports studio, where show host Gareth Davies was conducting a dual interview via Skype with Mendes. Show More Summary

Bellator 130 preview, predictions for 'Newton vs Vassell' main card on Spike TV

Bellator's Season 11 continues this weekend with a trip to the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. "The Hardcore Kid" Emanuel Newton will look to defend the light heavyweight title against Linton Vassell. The co-main event features...Show More Summary

First seven of Yon Kata

Here is another very nice demo of the first 7 techniques of Yon Kata, which we will be working on at Starkville next month. Of particular interest (to me, at least) are the two gedan techniques, in which Eddy gets a great lift at the end and splatters poor Adrian nicely. Show More Summary

Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury 'Set for Mid-January' According to Jury's Manager

Earlier this month, UFC lightweight Myles Jury and his management team teased a potential January showdown against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. Now, a few weeks later, Jury and his team say the bout is a go. "Myles Jury vs. Cowboy Cerrone...Show More Summary

Yon kata at Starkville in November

This is a rendition by some of our buddies across the pond of what I'm going to be talking about at Starkville next month. Koryu Dai Yon - also known in some groups (IIRC) as the Nage-no-Kata of Tomiki aikido. Much of it is familiarShow More Summary

On Using Deadly Force

Conflict Research Group International (CRGI) represents a coalition of professionals pertaining to self-defense for citizens and their legal ramifications. On this panel are experts in fields ranging from firearms, security, law enforcement, and martial arts, including the renown authors on violence and self-defense, Marc MacYoung and Rory Miller. Show More Summary

If Jose Aldo Means to Be an All-Time UFC Great, Time to Impress Is Now

Don’t get me wrong, Jose Aldo has been a very good champion for the UFC. Aldo, in fact, is the only featherweight titlist the Octagon has ever known. By the time the UFC absorbed the WEC at the end of 2010, he’d so firmly entrenchedShow More Summary

The Art of Fighting Without Fighting

Somebody recently asked me which are the best techniques to use in a "real street fight." Are grappling moves superior to striking methods? Should punches be favored over kicks? I advised him to give equal regard to all things -- in training. Show More Summary

Dana White Interested in Seeing '100 Percent Healthy' Brock Lesnar Return to UFC

UFC President Dana White would be interested in seeing a healthy Brock Lesnar come out of retirement and pick back up where he left off in the UFC. Optimism is once again in the air following an interview with former WWE commentatorShow More Summary

Aldo vs. Mendes 2: Early Predictions for UFC 179 Main Event

Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes are set for a Saturday night rematch for the featherweight title at UFC 179. It will be the main event of a card welcoming back the UFC with a bang. The premier MMA organization has been on somewhat of a hiatus. Show More Summary

UFC 179 Main Card Betting Odds and Predictions

UFC 179 is on Saturday, and the odds are out. Jose Aldo defends his UFC Featherweight Championship against No. 1-ranked contender Chad Mendes for the second time. The previous encounter ended with a first-round knockout for Aldo. Since...Show More Summary

Dropping Knowledge: Daniel Cormier Analyzes Card for UFC 179

The team of analysts for the UFC on Fox Sports 1 and Fox broadcasts has been providing the most in-depth coverage that mixed martial arts has seen in its 20 years of existence. With a collection of seasoned fight veterans and a handful...Show More Summary

Report: Diego Sanchez forced out of UFC 180 event in Mexico with a knee injury

This is getting out of hand. Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) first-ever card planned for Mexico City, Mexico, is going south in a hurry. Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez was forced out of his headlining title fight fight against Fabricio Werdum -- which was set to go down on Nov. Show More Summary

UFC World Podcast: Gareth A Davies with SBG head coach John Kavanagh

Listen to this week's UFC World Podcast here… The latest UFC World Podcast: Gareth A Davies in conversation with John Kavanagh, head coach of SBG in Dublin. Some fascinating chat sbout Conor McGregor, Cathal Pendred, Aisling Daly and Paddy Holohan.

Purposeful Compliance

This is another term coined by Richard Hubbard (host) in his Prevail Podcast #4. If you haven’t noticed I tend to like terms and phrases that can and do lead to greater lessons. Sometimes I come up with my own terms or phrases but more often I find them by listening to others such as Rory Miller, Marc MacYoung or Michael Clarke and many others. Show More Summary

Cain Velasquez Out of UFC 180 Main Event With Knee Injury, Mark Hunt To Face Fabricio Werdum for Interim Heavyweight Title

(Velasquez injured himself training — for the 1985 Bay Area Breakin' Championships, son! / Photo via Getty) As first reported by Yahoo!'s Kevin Iole, oft-injured heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has withdrawn from his UFC 180 headlining fight against Fabricio Werdum due to another knee injury. Show More Summary


It suddenly occurred to me, “Why do I have this fascination with MA, SD and Conflict/Violence?” Yes, you would have thunk that maybe I would have addressed this question at one time or another but those questions were more in line with,...Show More Summary

UFC World Podcast: Jimi Manuwa, Charles Rosa, Akira Corassani, Jan Blachowicz, Max Holloway

On this week's UFC World Podcast, Jimi Manuwa discusses his upcoming contest with Shogun Rua Charles Rosa talks about his life as a chef, and a fighter, Jan Blachowicz explains the importance of his sponsors in being a professional fighter, Akira Corassani explains how he got his name given him by Japanese fighting friend, and [...]

The 5 Most Offensive-Minded Fighters in MMA Today

Offense sells. In a world that incorporates defensive head movement, foot work and well-scripted transitions, there's just no escaping a formidable faction of strikes and finishes. Whether in an effort to instill fear in an opponentShow More Summary

Bethe Correia accuses Miesha Tate of phony call out designed to steal 'Pitbull's' world-famous attention

Because who doesn't love the spotlight? Miesha Tate sure loves attention. That's according to Bethe Correia, who says "Cupcake" will resort to calling her out to a fight, just to take her shine and attention away from her. Not one to back down from a challenge, Bethe says if "Cupcake" is looking for trouble, she has found it. Show More Summary

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