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It Pays to be Prepared

#TrueTalkTuesdays 93 With COVID-19 taking out fighters left and right, is Fight Island was in Jeopardy, until an unlikely hero saved the day. Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, who previously had failed in negotiating a better deal for himself, managed to swoop in and get the title shot he wanted. He has suggested that the deal was […]

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It’s my 39th Birthday

Just 1 year away from 40, when I will be old! lol Besides all the craziness in the world this year, I feel great. I have never been in such good health in my life. I’m stronger than I have ever been, sleeping better, and have a lot of energy. On top of that, I […]

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Fighting without a Coach

#TrueTalkTuesdays 92 Mike Perry has been getting all sorts of criticism, from his crazy antics, getting into street fights a week before his fight, and mainly, having his girlfriend who is not a martial artist be his only corner. Last weekends UFC Fight Night Poirier x Hooker was one hell of a show. With so […]

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When to call a fight

#TrueTalkTuesdays 91 It was only a few months ago I was talking about the decision to throw in the towel as a corner, my how things have changed after this weekend’s controversy. If you missed the recent UFC on ESPN 11, Max Rohskopf was making his debut against Austin Hubbard. Unfortunately for Max, taking the […]

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Baby steps to the mats…

#TrueTalkTuesdays 90 Small, easily attainable goals make reaching the overarching goal possible. I have been doing my best to reintegrate myself back to regular martial arts training, which has been made challenging with everything going on. Things have definitely changed over the years. In the past, I was the guy that never wore head gear, […]

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I failed quickly last week

#TrueTalkTuesdays 89 My martial arts return was short lived. After just one MMA sparring session, despite not taking any damage, I was surprisingly sore. But I was still functional. I then got into the gym to lift weights on June 1st for the first time since the lock down, which for me was March 14th. […]

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I did my first MMA sparring session in 3 years…

#TrueTalkTuesdays 88 After about 8 months of not doing martial arts at all, I finally got in a session on Friday. I was expecting a grappling class, but it turns out it was a MMA sparring class. It has been over 3 years since I had done MMA sparring, but I figured, what better way […]

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How to Make Your Own Massage Gun

I have posted several times about how I have a bunch of recovery tools I use, and I have made mention that I use a percussion, jigsaw massager, or massage gun several times. But rather than buy a name brand massage gun, which are marked up quite high, I just assembled my own. It doesn’t […]

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The Return of Mike Tyson

#TrueTalkTuesdays 87 There are few fighters on the planet that strike the fear and admiration that Mike Tyson does. He definitely has “it” – that intangible star power that attracts people far and wide to witness the spectacle that is Iron Mike. Even to this day he has it – and the rumors seem to […]

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Is your Martial Arts Academy a Cult?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 86 cult /kÉ™lt/ (noun) a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object. a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange or sinister. a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing. These are the definitions that Google give […]

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