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MMA Fighter Israel Adesanya Receives Purple Belt

I know, I’m a little late to the party in delivering the news, but Israel Adesanya just received his purple belt form Andre Galvao. Congratulations! Honestly I really haven’t watched him fight, I’ve just seen his super fun walk out routines. (you can find one of his routines here if for some reason you haven’t seen them) – I’m sure I’ll get around to watching one of his matches…. at some point….

Anyway, I’m sure however that it’s well earned- congrats to him!

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UFC Fighters Silva & Diaz Both Tested for Drugs, Both Fail…

And only one of them I’m actually surprised about.

According to Bloody Elbow, “Anderson Silva has failed a pre-fight drug screening for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone” and later it was also revealed that he may have tested positive for another PED, Androsterone. Nick Diaz also tested positive for drugs as well post fight- marijuana.

A pot user tests positive for pot? Whaaaaaaaat.

Seriously though, I really am surprised about Silva and his pre-fight drug test- and to be honest, disappointed. I imagine the pressure to perform has to be tremendous, so I get that, but just how far can the benefits of using a banned substance outweigh the risk of getting caught?

Let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!

 

 

 

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Jon Jones Tests Positive for Cocaine

Whaaaaaaat…..

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And here I thought steroids and weed were our biggest concerns when it came to MMA fighters (for the most part, anyway).

Cocaine? Really?

I really don’t know much about the circumstances, but I would be interested to hear Jones’ side of the story, and at what point he may the conscious decision to use cocaine. Basically, I want an explanation as to what the hell he was thinking. He has made a statement that he apologizes to everyone- friends, family, fiancée and their children, and has agreed to go to a drug treatment facility, but I’m still a little shocked by this news.

Check out the article on ESPN and let me know what you think. Otherwise, have a great day everyone! And don’t do drugs. Please.

 

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UFC 182: You Stay Classy, Bones

Anyone else watch UFC 182 on Saturday night. The main fight on the card was Jon “Bones” Jones and Daniel Cormier. Cormier lost by judge’s decision, but that wasn’t the most memorable part of the night. Unfortunately, the most memorable part of the match up didn’t even take place inside of the ring: rather all the smack talking that happened beforehand, and this classy move pulled by Jones after the match:

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While I understand that neither side is without fault, and I don’t expect much in terms of courtesy from UFC fighters (not to mention in the realm of obscene gestures, this is actually pretty mild), I do feel this is a bit much. Dislike someone all you want, but at least give them some respect, if nothing else for the fact that they are willing to get into the ring with you to duke it out for a couple of rounds.

What did you all think, if you happened to watch the fight? Totally justified, or uncalled for?

Let me know- otherwise, have a great day everyone!

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UFC and Reebok- Uniforms for Fighters?

Apparently UFC has joined up with Reebok (surprise, they still exist!) for a mutually beneficial relationship: Reebok will pump money into the organization- presumably to the benefit of the fighters- and in return fighters will wear more standardized uniforms in competition.

But… Other than Metamoris, where else will I be able to see Josh Barnett in a speedo?

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On the one hand, if it benefits the fighters and helps avoid potential wardrobe malfunctions that have happened in the ring before (remember the guy who basically just wore underwear?), then I’m all for it. Some fighters have voiced their approval of the decision, saying it takes the burden of chasing down sponsorship money off of them, and helps to legitimie the sport. Other fighters however have an issue with this partnership, citing that it means the death of sponsorship money from smaller companies, or just are balking at the idea of uniforms, including (surprise, surprise) one of the Diaz brothers (at this point I feel like they are just caricatures of people, not actual human beings anymore).

We’ll see how the deal plays out, I guess. What do you guys think? An awesome development for the sport, or a detriment? Let me know- otherwise, have a great day!

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Why You Should Always Drain Your (Cauliflower) Ear

Did anyone see this past weekend’s UFC? If so, then you know exactly what I’m about to talk about.

First, let’s go over exactly what cauliflower ear is, just in case anyone isn’t sure (courtesy of Wikipedia, of course):

“Cauliflower ear… is a condition that occurs when the external portion of the ear suffers a blow, blood clot or other collection of fluid under the perichondrium. This separates the cartilage from the overlying perichondrium that supplies its nutrients, causing it to die and resulting in the formation of fibrous tissue in the overlying skin. As a result, the outer ear becomes permanently swollen and deformed, resembling a cauliflower.”

Basically, when the ear receives enough trauma, the skin on the ear will separate from the cartilage and fluid will fill the space. Eventually that fluid hardens into scar tissue and that’s how you get cauliflower ear.

For a number of people this is seen as a badge of honor, if you will, and refuse to drain the fluid that builds in the ear. For those folks, hopefully this is your “scared straight” moment:

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Yup, that’s right: this girl was struck in the ear with enough force that her cauliflower ear exploded.

The officials thankfully stopped the match, but really, ew.

I’m posting the video below of the moment (obviously NSFW, unless your superiors are cool with exploding ears):

In short, drain your ears kids- you may think it looks cool now but even if someone isn’t punching at them, cauliflower ear can lead to more complications down the road.

 

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Interesting Article About Females and Aggressiveness in the MMA Community

Hey guys, I’m running around today, but I believe Georgette shared this article on Facebook- about how MMA culture can be potentially dangerous for women. Check it out and let me know what you think: otherwise, have a great day everyone!

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Interview from a Ring Boy

Much thanks to Georgette for sharing this: amateur MMA fighter Eddie Wittern was supposed to fight in an event on September 7th, but his opponent sustained an injury and will not be able to compete. What could have been a bummer became awesome as Wittern decided to become a ringboy for the female fighters at the event.

Check it out! 

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New(ish) Bjj Scout Video: Rhonda Rousey Takedowns

BJJ Scout put this video out on Saturday of former Judo Olympian/female MMA fighter Rhonda Rousey’s takedown strategy: I think the uchimata to kouchi combination is pretty sweet.

Check it out!

 

 

 

 

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Monday Grind

Hey all, right now I’m working on some back end stuff for this blog, so posts are going to be a little shorter than usual this week, possibly. In the meantime, watch this video of MMA fighter Tim Kennedy and his training methods- I imagine his dedication to posing with a katana really helped in his win on Saturday night. 😉

 

 

Have a great Monday everyone!

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