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Closed Door Events

#TrueTalkTuesdays 83 For the foreseeable future, mass gatherings are not going to be allowed due to the pandemic. Is running closed door events going to be the norm moving forward? And can this be a blessing in disguise for MMA and make it bigger than ever? Seems like the case, and I think it’s a […]

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How We Will Train in a Post COVID-19 Society

#TrueTalkTuesdays 82 With a reopening of the USA slated for May 1st, many are wondering how martial arts would be reintroduced to the public in concerns with health and safety. If I had a say, it would be the same as always. All this fear mongering we have had about this coronavirus being the end […]

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Marcelo Garcia isn’t the P4P grappling champion

#TrueTalkTuesdays 81 I know a lot of people will disagree with me on this one, but hear me out. Whenever people talk about P4P best grapplers in the world, Marcelo Garcia always gets brought up. Just to be clear, Marcelo Garcia is a phenomenal grappler. He has made many contributions to the sport by popularizing […]

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The Best Defense is a Good Offense

#TrueTalkTuesdays 80 There is an old military adage that can be applied to many fields also known as the strategic offensive principle of war. The idea is that by having a formidable offense, your enemy will be too busy defending and reacting to be able to form it’s own offense. Think of a castle, one […]

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Fear – The Real Hidden Enemy

#TrueTalkTuesdays 79 Fear is just like a virus. It’s contagious, spreads easily through the weak and unprepared, and can destroy your goals and even your life if you allow it overcome you. In times like these, were life is uncertain and in a state of flux, fear thrives. People panic and make decisions without thinking, […]

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Imaginary Training – Does it work?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 78 With an abundance of time away from the mats, can you train with your imagination effectively? Yes! 100% Yes. Speak with any top performer of their field and I would guarantee that they have spent a considerable amount of time thinking about their goals and how they would achieve them. In a world […]

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Panic vs Rationality

#TrueTalkTuesdays 77 The media done a terrific job of causing panic worldwide. Between people freaking out, fighting each other for supplies, virtue signaling, or just in complete denial – we get all the worst parts of humanity in a large dose. Maybe I’m just not prone to panic. I can’t recall a time I have, […]

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Do you really have to “Beat” the Champ” to win a title?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 76 “If you want to be the┬áchamp, you’ve got to┬ábeat the champ.” In combat sports, that is a commonly used adage, which means that if you are going to win a decision against the champion, you have to really beat him or her decisively. By that sentiment, on a close fight, judges are supposed […]

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People like to tell excuses, but nobody wants to hear them

#TrueTalkTuesdays 75 Yet, people uses excuses all the time. Take Deontay Wilder. After suffering a tough loss to Tyson Fury, he didn’t make excuses in the ring, and took it like a champion. But, then he starting making excuses afterwards, notably that his walkout costume was 45lbs and he was wearing it for too long […]

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Throwing in the Towel

#TrueTalkTuesdays 74 When do you do it? This is such a difficult matter to judge. Watching the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury fight brings that question into focus. Spoiler alert, a towel was thrown by Wilder’s corner at the 7th round after he was pushed into a corner and shelling up from a Tyson barrage. […]

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