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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

The Best Bjj Vacations

It’s scientifically proven that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is instrumental in disabling destructive emotions and relieving tensions on an universal level (Kuśnierz, Cynarski & Litwiniuk, 2014 ) so...

Alleged Mixed Martial Artist Arrested After Road Rage Incident

A Road rage incident in Beijing went viral recently.     #bjj #bjjgirls #bjjlifestyle #bjjmemes #bjjaddict #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsugirls #jiujitsueveryday #jiujitsumemes...

Werdum Pinged By USADA – Likely Won’t Be On UFC Moscow Card After All

Fabricio Werdum has been a powerhouse in mma for a number of years. The 40 year old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has been flagged after an out of competition sample collected in the past month....

John Danaher Answers: How To Make Sure Your BJJ Keeps Progressing

In jiu-jitsu we always start off learning so much. Much of the time spent at whitebelt (ie around 1-2 years) is spent just learning terminology and trying to get a handle on the system. From there...

UFC Strawweights Livid Over Mackenzie Dern In Rankings: “Get Bumped by a f***ing Flyweight”

Mackenzie Dern entered UFC top 15 rankings for the first time over the last week. The talented bjj ace is 2-0 in the Octagon and that’s the score that counts in spite of many critics pointing...

Gabi Garcia Targeting A Belt in 2018, Likely Fight In July – Out of IBJJF Worlds 2018

Gabi Garcia recently had a rare joy – to fight someone close to her size and age. The over 100 kilogram MMA fighter and former bjj world champion is looking ahead in future after submitting the...

Oliver Taza: Gi Competition is a similar Ruleset To ADCC – It Helps you Prepare

Oliver Taza hasn’t been on the bjj scene for long. The interesting Canadian first garnered media attention when he became an ADCC North American Trials finalist. Back then Oliver Taza had been...

Chael Sonnen Rips Mackenzie Dern: You aren’t A 115-pounder – That’s Been Proved Time and Time Again

Chael Sonnen has never been one to shy away from criticizing. In his latest clip he doubled down on Dominic Cruise’s comments about Dern missing weight being cheating. additionally Sonnen fired...

Jiu-Jitsu In the Wrong Hands – Let’s Never Be Like This Guy

Often times in jiu jitsu we hear of the phrase “Jiu-jitsu is for everyone” but cases like what the video attached at the bottom of this post prove it’s not that simple. Roberto...

Tatiana Suarez’s Submits Alexa Grasso In a Dominant Showcase To Remain Undefeated

While we’ve been talking about Mackenzie Dern for ages another great grappler emerged with a dominant performance at UFC Fight Night Chile. 27 year old Tatiana Suarez is now 6-0 having defeated...

10th Planet Korea’s Fighter Tries Every Leglock He Can Think Of in MMA Fight And Fails

ONE FC had another excellent event the other day. The number 1 mma organization in Asia organized an outstanding event. On the card there was a 10th Planet Korea’s fighter squaring off against...

Maia and Usman Go the Full Length

Demian Maia was in the main event of UFC Fight Night Chile. The seasoned bjj veteran faced off against Kamaru Usman. Usman and Maia are together probably the most dodged fighters in the division....

2002 Champion Pé de Chumbo Confirmed For Worlds 2018

Delson Heleno also known as Pé de Chumbo (meaning lead foot) is in for Worlds 2018 – 16 years after first winning! Pé de Chumbo has been a martial artist for a very long time getting his...

Jon Jones Sent Heartwarming Send Off To Belfort, Proposes Grappling Rematch

Vitor Belfort has been in the news a lot lately. Mostly due to the fact “The Phenom” is set to retire after a long and fruitful career in the UFC. While Belfort left his gloves on the mat...

Demian Maia: Usman Is Not All Hype

Demian Maia is looking at another short camp fight against a very good opponent. Kamaru Usman is rumored to be one of the guys to avoid in this division. Maia himself acknowledged it saying:...

Vitor Belfort Was Advised To Pull Out of Machida Fight Due to Injury

A UFC send off has been a long time coming for Vitor Belfort. The Phenom had been fighting for 20 years. Vitor Belfort. UFC debut: February 1997 👀UFC retirement fight: May 2018 🙌 The final...

Jiu Jitsu Rap Song Released Called “Roll 4 Life”, Lyrics Transcribed

Earlier in April a jiu-jitsu rap anthem was released by Joulez Nuklear and TMI Beard. The artists in question are John N Eden a bjj blue belt, Jimmy Massa Inca Greene also a blue belt.  ...

Mackenzie Dern Swore To Never Miss Weight Again

Mackenzie Dern has been largely ignoring the vast criticism she receives online and from fellow fighters. However after the last controversy she went back on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and had...

What Makes a Certain BJJ Move a D*ck Move?

What constitutes a “d*ck move” in BJJ? Where is the dividing line between using a perfectly acceptable Brazilian Jiu-jitsu technique and doing something that makes you a jerk? Before I...

A Look Into Twister – Or as Wrestlers call it: Guillotine

Twister is a long known submission lock. The devastating crank was among the first spotted in amateur wrestling – there it was called a guillotine. It was developed in the 1920s by Cornell 1928...

Enson Inoue Thought BJJ Was Aikido-like BS When He Attended The First Class

MMA legend and BJJ black belt Enson Inoue has been retired from MMA since 2004 (he had a short comeback fight in 2010), but he has started training Jiu-Jitsu again in 2016 after taking a 10 year...

Nicky Ryan Enters Polaris Featherweight Championship

We’ve previously talked about how Polaris is changing. The longest running sub only event in bjj has restructured itself as a championship. Previously leg one of the event was revealed as...

Garry Tonon and Gordon Ryan Go On Laranja podcast Talking How Gordon Manhandled Ralek & Trolled His Dad in Process

Garry Tonon and Gordon Ryan have never been too timid to insert themselves into controversy. The duo of Danaher students never shied away from controversy including duelling Ralek each separately....

Former UFC Fighter Yan Cabral Competed IBJJF and Put On A Show

At age 35  Yan Cabral has quite the fighting pedigree behind him. The Brazilian national has been a black belt under Nova uniao for quite some time. In addition to that he’s been active in mma...