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Woodley VS Thompson: The Feud Continues… “I Don’t Respect Him”

By Moses Marasco / September 22, 2016

Well, Stephen Thompson just got his big wish… He has finally been booked to face the division’s champ, Tyron Woodley at UFC 205 on Nov. 12, 2016 in New York. Full details can be found here. But Woodley says that he thinks Thompson may have gone just a slight bit overboard with his large efforts to try and make him (Woodley) look […]

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Why You Shouldn’t You Feel Bad About Tapping Someone in Training

By Moses Marasco / September 20, 2016

Tapping in training is important. No one should be hesitant to tap in training. Not every exercise needs to be a struggle for victory and if you’re spending your energy on trying to win instead of trying to learn then you need to step back and reexamine your approach to training. When your partner taps […]

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What Makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training So Hard? (And Fun)

By Moses Marasco / September 13, 2016

Why is jiu jitsu so hard? Here is what I think makes the art so difficult (and incredibly fun) (or better yet Challenging). Real feedback every night. Every class is typically ended with a live rolling session. This is usually several rounds of grappling with various opponents including everyone from the lowest white belt to blacks belts. If […]

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Judo Throws: Which One Work For BJJ & Which Ones Might Cause Problems

By Moses Marasco / September 6, 2016

So, for judo in BJJ, there are some throws that may or may not “work/transfer over”… Sumi gaeshi being probably the closest possible thing to a “perfect” throw for Jiu Jitsu. Given the sometimes overly defensive BJJ posture of bent at the waist, that is used by some BJJ practitioners… This throw is sometimes quite easy to […]

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Osoto Gari: The Most Effective Judo Sweep & Why

By Moses Marasco / September 3, 2016

O-Soto-Gari. It’s different if you have perfect circumstances with momentum and positioning to effortlessly perform a hip throw or different sweep, but all else being equal, I’d say O-Soto-Gari. O-Soto-Gari (“Large Outer Reaping”) gives you maximum leverage and allows an easy synergy between upper and lower body, coordinating all your strength without requiring perfect timing, […]

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Nate Diaz VS Conor McGregor’s Coach

By Moses Marasco / August 23, 2016

Nate Diaz: “The jiu-jitsu coach he has, we, I’m going to get that motherfucker, man. That guy is on my hit list. This is American and he’s over there representing with him. And then he wants to try and loc up at the press conference like he’s hard. That’s the reason all them fools got rushed […]

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UFC 202 Preview: Everything To Get Hyped For This Saturday

By Moses Marasco / August 20, 2016

Main card (PPV at 10 p.m. ET) Nate Diaz (170.5) vs. Conor McGregor (168) Anthony Johnson (205.5) vs. Glover Teixeira (205.5) Rick Story (171) vs. Donald Cerrone (170) Hyun Gyu Lim (171) vs. Mike Perry (169) Tim Means (171) vs. Sabah Homasi (170.5) Undercard (FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET) Cody Garbrandt (136) vs. […]

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UFC 202 PREDICTIONS

By Moses Marasco / August 16, 2016

Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz Records: Diaz (19-10), McGregor (19-3) Division: Welterweight UFC odds: McGregor -120, Diaz -105 Prediction: McGregor by KO, TKO or disqualification at +130 McGregor was the featherweight champion and considered by many the best pound-for-pound MMA fighter alive when he took on Diaz at welterweight at UFC 196 in March. McGregor […]

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Cub Swanson: Title Shots & Recent Wins

By Moses Marasco / August 9, 2016

“It’s really hard to explain,” said Swanson of the challenges of having the championship carrot dangled in front of you, always out of reach. “You want something so bad and it may come and it may not, you can go crazy doing all of that. “The reality of it is that you’ve just got to […]

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