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Gianni Grippo: “The Mind Of A Competitor Is Never Truly Satisfied”

If you’re truly eager to achieve a goal… If you’re constantly thinking about acquiring something… Then you know how difficult it can be to focus on anything else other than that; and even...

Felipe Pena Accepts 1-Year USADA Suspension: “I Have A Clear Conscience”

Felipe Pena has, as BJJEE wrote in a previous article, been stripped of his title as a 2021 IBJJF Champion. The USADA also enforced a one-year suspension, which Pena accepted. With that said, the...

Dwarf vs. Old Man: Another Bizarre Match-Up from Russian MMA Promotion

The Russian MMA promotion “Epic Fighting Championships” is well-known for putting on extremely bizarre (and oftentimes worrying) fights. The latest in line has been a match-up between a...

[Watch] MMA Fighter Goes For A Kneebar – Taps Himself Out

Ever been in a situation where you tapped yourself out? If you’ve been training for long enough, at one point in time you probably did end up in that sort of a situation – and it was most...

[Watch] MMA Fighter Crosses Ankles While On Opponent’s Back – Gets Leglocked

There are several things that constitute good back control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For instance, getting your seatbelt grip is often the safest thing to do to establish control, while staying as...

Muhammad Ali’s Grandson, Biaggio Ali Walsh, Submitted In MMA Debut

Image Credits: Mirror Biaggio Ali Walsh is the grandson of the legendary Muhammad Ali, as well as a former American Footballer and model. He recently made a switch to mixed martial arts (MMA) –...

Damien Anderson Delivers First KO in Combat Jiu-Jitsu History

Combat Jiu-Jitsu takes testing of the BJJ athletes’ skills to a whole new level. And, even though that has been known around the BJJ community for a while, it was only yesterday that a first...

Do You Have To Compete To Be A Legit BJJ Black Belt?

So you’re not much of a competitor, are you? You sure like training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and you enjoy hitting the mats as often as possible… But the matter of the fact is – you...

John Danaher’s “Parable Of The Plank” Will Make You Less Scared Of Competition

Do you tend to get nervous, even scared a bit, before competition? You’ve put in the effort prior to it – you trained as much as you could and you became much better than you used to...

Marcus Buchecha Talks Cancelled Fights at ONE: “I Showed Up Every Time”

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida has had a strike of bad luck when it comes to competition at ONE – as he has had three opponents pull out from fights against him this year. First he was...

John Danaher: “The Outcome Of A Match Is Settled Before Athletes Step On The Mat”

There’s a lot that comes into play when a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match starts… There are a lot of factors that will dictate who will win, and luck is certainly one of them. However, as...

Romulo Barral: “I’ve Never Gone To A Competition To Have Fun”

If you’re someone who is relatively new to competition (and even if you’ve competed plenty already), then there’s a good chance that you’ve heard the following advice:...

It’s Official: Felipe Pena vs. Gordon Ryan Scheduled for August 7

It’s now official. After weeks and even months of speculations, the rumors and announcements have now officially been confirmed… As the Gordon Ryan vs. Felipe Pena match has been...

[Watch] Tye Ruotolo Submits Garry Tonon with D’Arce Choke at ONE 157

Tye Ruotolo… Is a force to be reckoned with. He is a current Who’s Number One welterweight and middleweight champion, and an IBJJF brown belt world champion as well. And last Friday, May...

Buchecha: “I Don’t Like The Rulesets For Gi Competition”

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida doesn’t need too much of an introduction. He is a 13x world champion and a 2x ADCC gold medal winner; now also a successful mixed martial arts fighter...

Josh Hinger: “You’ll Always Have Competition Nerves”

How do you get rid of competition nerves? How do you neutralize them, so that you can roll in competition with the same light-heartedness as you do in training? Well, sorry to break it to you…...

The Questions You Need Ask Yourself When You Lose a Jiu-Jitsu Match

What could I have done differently? It’s the obvious question to ask, but answering it honestly requires an objective self-analysis that a lot of people would rather not do. Still, if you want to...

[Video] UFC Heavyweight Juan Espino Disqualified From Grappling Tournament

Image Credits: Juan Espino Instagram Juan Espino is a heavyweight UFC athlete with 3 fights under the promotion. A winner of The Ultimate Fighter 28 in 2018, he has a major background in grappling;...

UFC 274: Charles Oliveira Submits Justin Gaethje with a Rear Naked Choke

Image Credits: Zuffa LLC Charles Oliveira continues to dominate the UFC lightweight division. Even though he missed weight and wasn’t able to walk out of the UFC 274 match as a champion, he is...

Robert Drysdale: “Professionalization Of BJJ Made The New Culture Around It Less Appealing”

Everyone experiences difficulties on their BJJ journey. Both the amateur and professional athletes alike; as well as the most elite among them. World champions, too – such as Robert Drysdale....

Gordon Ryan & Felipe Pena Agree to Fight in Two Matches – Worth $220,000

The end of the rivalry between Gordon Ryan and Felipe Pena is nowhere in sight, but it seems that the match between the two is now closer than ever. As per Ryan, both him and Pena have agreed to...

Georges St-Pierre Talks Grappling Match vs. Khabib: “If It’s Well Organized, Why Not?”

Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov never got the chance to meet each other in the ring. All of the potential for a potential fight ended when Nurmagomedov decided to retire with a perfect 29-0...

Should Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competitors Trash Talk?

Trash talk… Is it truly necessary in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? It’s, for sure, becoming more prevalent in BJJ competition; where athletes are downplaying their opponents in an attempt to gain...

Breaking: Tye Ruotolo vs. Garry Tonon ONE Championship Match Announced

Here… We… Go! The Ruotolo brothers have recently signed their ONE Championship contracts, and now they’ve been scheduled for their debuts under the organization. Tye Ruotolo will...