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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Jordan Burroughs Pens A Heartfelt Message Of Respect To Ben Askren

Jordan Burroughs may have won a challenge wrestling match against Ben Askren, and one he wholeheartedly promoted, however, he’s not about to let it go to his head. The Olympic gold winner took...

Davi Ramos wants to see if Khabib Nurmagomedov can handle his BJJ

Davi Ramos my be just heating up but he’s still quite far, even in eyes of casuals, from challenging division champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Davi Ramos thought it would be great to challenge the...

Ali Abdelaziz shares which Gracie has the best guard in MMA

Ali Abdelaziz has a great number of fighters as his clients. Among them are Khabib Nurmagomedov, Vinny Magalhaes, Justin Gaetje and others. He recently appeared on MMA Junkie Radio broadcast and...

Best Leg Lock Specialists in Grappling Today

Leg locks started as a “lesser” technique. To quote the book by Reila Gracie: “Oswaldo Fadda’s team won, making better use of their footlock knowledge, something Helio frowned upon, calling...

Jon Jones Predicts He Will submit Thiago Santos

Jon Jones is not one to mince words. The controversial UFC phenom predicted a submission victory in Thiago Santos match up. He also discussed why a Daniel Cormier match up was not likely. Santos...

McGregor Questioned Over Assault

Conor McGregor seems to string one misdeed after another. It’s been a hard year for Conor with all the alleged scuffles and assaults he’s gotten into.   McGregor quizzed over alleged...

From 2020 on, all BJJ athletes must pass antidoping test to compete in any CBJJ events

CBJJ is the 2nd largest federation for Brazilian jiu jitsu. They’ve now opted to incorporated testing in their process in some way: It’s unclear under which body the testing will be done....

Garry Tonon Heel Hooks Opponent In Less Than a minute

It’s another triumph for Garry Tonon – and in under a minute. He managed to get a drop on and instantly apply the sub. This makes Tonon’s MMA record 5-0-0. This is Nakahara’s...

Marcelo Garcia Shows Effective Kimura Trap Counter

Kimura Trap has been a term appropriated by certain schools. As a control the kimura is very powerful. Still you don’t see videos explaining how to counter the move often. Marcelo Garcia,...

Matt Serra doesn’t think B.J. Penn needs to retire: ‘It’s not like he is getting destroyed’

Matt Serra is 44 years old. He’s been retired from MMA since 2010. Yet he doesn’t believe 40 Year old BJ Penn should retire. Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, Matt...

Kron Gracie In Talks For UFC 241

Kron Gracie made his UFC debut earlier this year. Looks like bjj ace and son of Rickson Gracie is getting ready to go back into octagon following the news that one of his best friends Nate Diaz is...

Demi Lovato says she’s feeling ‘high on life’ thanks to Jiu Jitsu

Demi Lovato has a well documented love hate relationship with the community. While everyone is willing to concede the former Disney star and pop actress is a strong jiu jitsu ambassador in the...

Protests erupting in Rio after police killed a well-known jiu-jitsu professor who was innocent bystander

Rio De Janeiro is in unrest. The untimely death of Jean Silva – a jiu jitsu instructor in a social project has everyone on their feet. According to several reports protesters are gathering:...

Ryan Hall Signs New UFC Contract

Ryan Hall struggled to find his footing in the UFC since his much criticized match against Grey Maynard. Things seemed to be turning a corner for Hall after his swift victory against BJ Penn. He even...

Chris Haueter Rolls With Wife Melissa

Chris Haueter is one of the first 12 non brazilian jiu jitsu black belts. He’s a pioneer of the sport and a big personality. According to some reports Haueter is even credited with the roll...

BJJ Instructor in a Social Project Shot Dead by Brazilian police

Jean Silva resident of the North Zone on Rio de Janeiro has been shot dead by the police. According to witness reports, Jean was hit by police officers after arriving by car at the academy. He was...

Rener Gracie Awards a Black Belt To A Woman For Investing in his Side Business

Rener Gracie has been on a good roll lately with the community but that might all change seeing as how in an effort to get an investment into his apparel business Gracie gifted a jiu jitsu black belt...

BJJ White Belts Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Have Their Own Style

We’ve all been there. That one shiny new white belt that just firmly believes he’s the next leglock progeny of the sport. The lonely 10th planet enthusiast. The catch wrestler. The sub...

Renzo Gracie Carries Para Athlete So They Could Train Together

Renzo Gracie showed off his big heart once again yesterday. Footage emerged of the Gracie family lynchpin carrying a para athlete over some stairs at his academy’s location.   A member of...

Eddie Bravo Jokes He Was Attacked, People Take It Seriously

Eddie Bravo has long championed great many conspiracy theories including championing ridiculous theories such as flat earth and chemtrails. However having grown his fan base in each of these niches...

Ryron & Rener Gracie Fulfill A Wish With Make-A-Wish Foundation

Ryron & Rener Gracie are no strangers to good gestures. Still, what they’ve done for Lena truly deserves an applause. Her wish was to fight Ryron and Rener! Tens of thousands of...

Keenan Cornelius First Alignment From A Proper Medical Professional

Keenan Cornelius has been grappling at least half his life. Through his matches Keenan got a lot of damage done to his fingers, back and body in general. Cornelius shared that one of his main issues...

SUG 8 Results: Triumph Of The Grappler Over the MMA Fighter Grappling

Submission Underground has had an interesting streak. The Chael Sonnen promotion was matching A level MMA fighters with great grapplers. However the event that signified their return to mainstream,...

Neiman Gracie not concerned with Rory MacDonald’s Mental State

The Red King, Rory MacDonald claims to have found Jesus. “I felt like I was unsure of the emotions I was feeling in the fight,” MacDonald said. “For the longest time, I fought with a certain...