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Author Archive: Iva Djokovic

Grappling Central Podcast Interviews Frank Mir

    The latest to be interviewed by the Grappling Central Podcast is the UFC legend Frank Mir. Mir was kind enough to share his origin jiu-jitsu story. To talk about his approach to life,...

EBI 9: Results

  EBI 9 Lightheavyweights just concluded. Vinny Magalhaes and Garry Tonon most definitely lived up to expectations. In addition to stellar performances by the two Matt Kirchwehm tried to game...

John Danaher: “I don’t just want to teach jiu-jitsu I want to change it!”

    One of the most mysterious figures in the eye of the bjj public, John Danaher, did a great interview after EBI 8 that’s just come to surface. During this amazing 20minute clip he...

BJJ Black Belt And UFC Fighter Cowboy Cerrone Talks Surviving Diving Accident

    Much like many acting contracts, the UFC includes a clause prohibiting dangerous activities to its’ fighters. Some of the activities that are banned under the clause are...

Day 1 Of NoGi Worlds Recap

    Day 1 of NoGi Worlds is just behind us. There was much excitement surrounding the event. The audience was packed and it included Marcus Almeida Buchecha among others there to cheer on...

Heel Hook? In MMA? Here’s an Awesome One from Soto vs Beltran

      Joe Soto with a beautiful transition to the honey hole to get the inside heel hook what a badass!!     Joe Soto with a beautiful transition to the honey hole to get the...

Ricardo Lamas vs Charles Oliveira -UFC Fight Night 98

      A submission ending fight from UFC Fight Night 98 is here..       mirror:    

Diego Sanchez Fight Against Marcin Held – UFC Fight Night

      Another great fight from last night.   crazy moment from the fight: View post on imgur.com     mirrors:        

Rafael Dos Anjos vs Tony Ferguson Full Video

      Fresh new fight between Rafael Dos Anjos and Tony Ferguson. For more full fights check our index page.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbbWuSQxMTA  mirror...

Eddie Alvarez Grappling Frankie Edgar In Prep for McGregor

    UFC 205 is almost here. Of course in his unique style McGregor has already vowed to retire Eddie Alvarez. Apparently everyone wants to demolish the opponent the way Demian Maia did a...

10 Signs BJJ Will Forever Be A Part Of Your Life

    Jiu-jitsu is unique in many aspects, among them how quickly it becomes an essential part of one’s personality. Often the likeness to cults has been discussed but it’s much...

EBI 9 Bracket Has Been Released

    Eddie Bravo Invitational 9 is fast approaching. The latest edition of the sub only event will feature Light Heavyweights and an unlikely competitor – Garry Tonon in place of 2...

Inside Look At Buchecha’s Strength & Conditioning Program

If you’ve been watching Marcus Buchecha, you have probably noticed his crazy explosiveness.   Visiting the @musclepharm HQ a couples weeks ago in Denver, it’s easier to take to...

NoGi Worlds Set To Feature Big Names

  NoGi World Championships will be happening over the weekend in California! The prestigious event is set to feature several frequent MMA competitors as well as the sport jiu-jitsu competitors....

Self Promoted Brown Belt Boasts Of Gold He Got Without Competing

    Joe McCaffery became widely known few days ago when the video of him promoting himself and talking a big game went viral. The videos can still be seen here in spite of him taking them...

Demi Lovato Boxes With Stalone, Says She’s Very Passionate About Jiu-Jitsu

    Sylvester Stallone has stepped into the ring with many different people. He’s one experience richer having had the challenge of sparring with singer actress Demi Lovato! Lovato...

John Danaher Gives Extensive Interview On BJJ Origins, GSP, Leglocks and More

    John Danaher is the latest guest at Matt Serra’s UFC Unfiltered podcast. During his appearance he explained how he started doing bjj. Apparently during Danaher’s tenure as a...

Ryan Hall Defines Coward’s Approach To Competing plus Talks Mindset

    Ryan Hall is a BJJ black belt, head instructor of 50/50 BJJ, an ADCC bronze medalist with a long career in high level competition throughout which he has beaten many of the top...

Jiu-Jiteiro Patrick Bucher Dies Tragically In Parachuting Accident

      In a tragic turn of events, bjj brown belt Patrick Bucher died yesterday in a parachuting accident. Patrick was quite active on the competitive scene and he will be sorely...

Gordon Ryan Out Of EBI 9 – Tonon Steps In As A Replacement

    Due to the above depicted injury Gordon Ryan will no longer be vying for the Light Heavyweight belt at EBI 9. Gordon’s coach John Danaher announced earlier    Gordon Ryan...

Learn Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu’s Are you Kidding Me Kimura

    Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu is a celebrated competitor from the Carlson Gracie lineage whose arguably biggest feat was securing the ADCC 2013 Absolute Championship. In addition...

Scientific Evidence Suggests Martial Arts Reduce Sensitivity To Pain

    Pain is unavoidable aspect of the jiu-jitsu experience. Much like in many other martial arts it plays a significant role in every aspect of training. How does that alter the life...

Rockhold vs Jacare 2 Canceled, Jacare Looking At Bisping

  Long awaited rematch between Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is on ice. It’s been widely reported that Luke Rockhold has been forced to withdraw from the the fight...

Ronda Rousey: UFC 207 Will Be One Of My Last Professional Fights

    Ronda Rousey just appeared on Ellen Degeneres show and made a startling announcement. One of the biggest stars of UFC has her days as a professional MMA fighter counted and the...