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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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Rhonda Rousey and Her Claim She Can Beat Any Bjj Female

So recently Rhonda Rousey said she could beat any female in Bjj, and some female bjj champs had a couple of comments in response.

Check out Bloody Elbow and what other bjj black belt women champs have to say about rousey’s comment.

Personally, I think it was just something she said to drum up interest in her upcoming fight, to keep people talking about her. And as you can see, it’s working.

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

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So, UFC 168….

That was gross. 

A lot happened on this card, but all anyone can (understandably) talk about is how Anderson Silva broke his leg while kicking his opponent, Chris Weidman. Granted Weidman wasn’t entirely innocent, as he was defending against the kick…and just… Yeesh. I wouldn’t wish that sort of injury on anyone. 

Well, anyway, before everyone swears off Muay Thai, if you so happen to practice, check out this video from “El Guapo” himself, Bas Rutten as he explains how to properly kick…and not shatter your leg.

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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UFC fighter Rhonda Rousey Talks About Likelihood of Competing in BJJ Tournament

In a recent interview someone asked if female MMA fighter Rhonda Rousey would be willing to enter a jiu jitsu tournament. Not to spoil the video for everyone, but she basically says she just doesn’t have the time at the moment, but would be interested in the future when she retires from her MMA career.

Interesting note, she does mention that what she currently does, fighting in an MMA setting, is closer to the true heart of the self defense/martial art aspect of judo and jiu jitsu and you know, she does have a point. Also, I really don’t think people should take her ne waza (groundwork) experience quite as lightly. Women in jiu jitsu, barring Gabi Garcia and a few others, tend to sit into open guard and begin their work from there. And having a judo player on top is putting them in the first, last and only place they want to be: you are pretty much playing into their strengths and I feel it would present a problem for a lot of Rousey’s competition.

Check out the video and let me know what you think.

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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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Anderson Silva Not Sure if He Could Beat Jon Jones…Wha?

So,  Anderson Silva states that he is not sure he can beat Jon Jones. Both long, leggy competitors have pretty impressive records, and I am not sure if  Silva is offering a realistic summary of their strengths and/or talents, or really what the overall game plan is here. .

I’m mainly surprised because while you should never underestimate your opponent, I do feel you should maintain the mindset that you will do your best, impose your will, play your game and emerge victorious. Maybe Anderson was favoring brief comments due to the fact he was speaking without an interpreter for this interview.

What do you guys think? Was this an approximate summation by Silva, who oddly referred to himself in the third person as “Spider”? I guess if you have Steven Segal (loosely) affiliated with your camp, you’re open to all sorts of crazy ideas, even the idea of losing.

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Weekend Wrap-up, Diaz I am Dissapointed

Hey everybody, there was more “not training Jiu jitsu” this weekend. Whomp whomp.

I saw one of the Diaz brothers was suspended for using inappropriate language… This is how surprised I looked when I read about it: 😐

Diaz, at this point you are pretty much playing the heel- these sort of shenanigans belong in the WWE, not the UFC. I understand this is a sport that is pulling a lot of different people from different backgrounds together for these fights and a lot of them won’t like one another, but come on dude. What would you rather be known for: your fighting skills or your antics? Because right now any talent you have in the ring is being outshone by your inability to play well with others.

Anyway, hope everyone has a good Monday and great classes/training sessions today.

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The Transgendered MMA Fighter Dilemma

I’m in the middle of running around getting ready to fly off to California, so to be perfectly honest I haven’t done that much writing, here or creatively (it feels wrong not to, so that’s a good sign the routine is taking hold).

However, here’s an interesting article for you to read though: it’s about a transgendered MMA fighter who underwent surgery to become a female in 2006 and now wants to fight other females. One fighter is saying she will not fight her, due to the unknown element of what has changes in concern to the fighter’s body composition versus what has remained from her time as a male.

It’s uncharted territory, and just when I think I know what side of the fence I am on, something else comes up and I’m unsure again.

I have to admit I am not well versed in how gender reassignment affects the body in a long term sense, and I think not many others know either, and that’s what bothers people. From what I can tell, transgendered male to female patients receive hormone replacement therapy treatments for up to 10 years to fully go through their change. Fox has her gender reassignment in 2006, so she may (or may not) have been taking hormones up until now. We tell women all the time that they can lift a bunch because their bodies can’t produce the amount of testosterone it would take to bulk up, so theoretically shouldn’t that be the same for Fox? She no longer produces that key hormone which I feel would give her the  strength advantage over her opponents. Men also tend to be stronger in the upper body than the lower, but again I don’t think there would be much of a difference to consider it unfair.

I know in some ways I am simplifying the matter, but again, I don’t really know that much about gender reassignment. I’m more of a Shakespeare, sci-fi, comic book kind of gal (which btw Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is coming out on June 7th! Squee!) so this isn’t really something I have interest in reading into.

I think with time this issue most certainly can be resolved. Rules will be made, regulations will be put into place in concern to transgendered females and males (hey, it could happen. Maybe.) when it comes to competition and proper testing. In the meantime we here in the peanut gallery will continue to scratch our heads and hope someone out there has a better idea of how to handle the situation.

 

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Slideyfoot’s Marathon, Gas masks and MMA Training

Quick little blurb I just want to put out: Slideyfoot is fundraising for a Grappling marathon for Rape Crisis (England& Wales) and you should definitely donate something. Anything.

Secondly, not that I’m planning on training with a gas mask anytime soon, but I’m watching a video about MMA Training and the effectiveness of using a gas mask. Check it out:

 

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