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Category Archive: Articles

Fighter Returns To UFC After 4 Years And Neck Cranks Opponent

Claudio Silva has been absent from the UFC Octagon for 4 years. He made a triumphant return last night at UFC Liverpool. Silva dealt with an eye injury, had four foot surgeries after fracturing both...

Tom DeBlass On Countering People Leg Lacing You From Half Guard

It’s no secret that Tom Deblass’ favorite position is the half guard. It’s a position he has been using since he was a blue belt nearly 15 years ago. Since then he has been refining...

GSP Revealed Intermittent Fasting Changed His Life

Intermittent Fasting has been a hot topic in grappling for quite some time. Intermittent Fasting is the process of cycling periods in which you eat with periods that you don’t eat. These short...

Nick Diaz is Out, First Word Out; Jake Shields and Garry Tonon share Messages Of Support

Nick Diaz found himself in quite the situation yesterday. The UFC fighter found himself accused of domestic violence. And here’s where things get tricky – the report was filed by a woman...

Darren Till Failed The Weigh Ins – And Tried To Cheat

Darren Till has not been having a good day. The headliner of UFC Liverpool found himself in a peculiar situation yesterday at weigh ins. To start with, he was granted late weigh ins due to a family...

AJ Agazarm Tries To Ramp Up Excitement for Gi Worlds -Calls Out Gordon, Garry and Geo

AJ Agazarm is nothing if not a gi loyalist. The gracie barra ace with a strong wrestling background is trying to drum up some excitement for his division – which is fairly lackluster. Agazarm...

Nick Diaz Arrested Allegedly Committed Domestic Violence – Battery By Strangulation

Nick Diaz has been in the news a lot lately. The older Diaz brother has just regained his eligibility to fight in the Octagon however he hit a slump on a personal level. MMA Junkie is reporting that...

Luke Rockhold Talks How BJJ Changed His Life: “Gave me the Confidence to Seek Out the Next Level “

We often hear stories about how bjj inspires people. Lifestyle change, confidence change and even body change is an everyday occurence once you start bjj. Luke Rockhold recently talked about how jiu...

Mackenzie Dern Oustered From UFC Strawweight rankings

Mackenzie Dern was recently ranked #15 Strawweight in the UFC. To get there Dern 2-0 in UFC displaced Angela Hill. Hill is a seasoned veteran with 8-4 record and last 4 in the UFC over the last year...

Questionable Kungfu Black Belt Instructor Who Choked Out Schoolboys In Lessons Was Sentenced

Over the years we’ve reported on various hazing rituals – however what Martial Arts Instructor Steven Grant, 29 had unique is he was performing them on his underage students. The boys had...

John Kavanagh Offering Free Self Defence Classes In Response to Brutal Murders of Women

SBG Ireland has never been too afraid to back up what they stand for. Conor McGregor’s coach and friend opted to stand by and help women defend themselves after a terrifying wave of Brutal...

GSP: Nate Diaz Fight Is Not Worth It, I want Khabib or McGregor

Georges St Pierre recently guested on the Joe Rogan podcast and among other things he got to answer Nick Diaz’ poisoning accusations, how Nate Diaz fell through and who he would like to combat...

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....

How Would A Bout Between Wiz Khalifa & Vitor Belfort Look Like?

American rapper, songwriter, and actor Wiz Khalifa is one of the most popular rap artists in the world having had a number 1 hit with the hit song “See You Again” which peaked at number one on...

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...

Confessions Of A Guard Player: Guard Players Hate These 4 Moves

Guest post by Masafumi Matsumoto, a BJJ brown belt from Japan who has been travelling the world, training, competing and working as a translator. ‘Masa’ is known for having a very good guard,...

How To Heelhook Proof Your Knees

Photo: Rafael Domingos at EBI. Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. How to...

3 Game Changing Half Guard Tips from Tom DeBlass

It’s no secret that Tom Deblass’ favorite position is the half guard. It’s a position he has been using since he was a blue belt nearly 15 years ago. Since then he has been refining...