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Why are Judges in Boxing and MMA so bad?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 17 “If you are going to judge someone, you should have walked their path before or at the very least have done a lot of studying and be considered an expert.” I’m 13 days post surgery, and while I am now able to walk without crutches and off the pain medication, I’m still working […]

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My Problems with Post Surgery Recovery

#TrueTalkTuesdays 16 “Take a moment to be grateful every day.” I am 6 days out of ACL reconstructive surgery on my right knee. I will tell you that the process was not as simple as I expected. The surgery was a success and went through with no problems, but post-op recovery has not been so […]

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Conor McGregor vs GSP?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 15 “If you are not improving on a daily basis, then you are slipping away.” Whenever people talk about the best fighters, there are always talks of hypothetical match ups between past legends versus modern day heroes. Unfortunately, these matches will never take place – at least in real life. But if we are […]

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My Rules Exposed

#TrueTalkTuesdays 14 “Opening yourself to critique is an easy way to learn.” So last Tuesday I dissected various rule sets, and teased I would share what I felt was a better rule set. So I am going to post it up, but before I do, it wouldn’t be a True Talk Tuesday without a message. […]

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Submission Only vs Points

#TrueTalkTuesdays 13 Better rules makes better fighters It seems that there is a new organization coming up every week with a new set of rules. I have mixed feelings about this that I will go into later, but what is relevant is that we are moving towards better rules. Why are rules important? The UFC […]

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Does competing SCARE you?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 12 Being scared, anxious, or nervous before competition is natural and nearly every top competitor feels it. A common question I get from newcomers to the competition scene is how I deal with pre-fight jitters. Some of them even think something is wrong with them because they are nervous.  Relax, nearly EVERYONE is nervous […]

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Man vs Woman is not a fair fight

#TrueTalkTuesdays 11 Man vs Woman is not a fair fight. As our society has become more open to the idea of changing genders, we seem to have come across a predicament when transgenders decide to compete in sport – what group do they fall under: men or women? Just to be clear, I don’t care […]

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Why Brock Lesnar shouldn’t get a title shot

#TrueTalkTuesdays 10 MMA Rankings should be respected and used to make title fights Currently, MMA rankings are more of a guideline than an actual standard. We can have fighters that grind out the rankings for years to break into the top ten, doing everything they can to move up the ladder. Then out of nowhere, […]

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Khabib vs Conor Standards

#TrueTalkTuesdays 9 Set standards and apply them consistently. UFC 229 came in with a ton of hype and an unprecedented marketing strategy – promote what could have been felony assault and what would have suspended any other sports athlete and instead make it the focus of your biggest event to date. It didn’t disappoint. A […]

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Size Does Matter

#TrueTalkTuesdays 8 Size Does Matter. Sorry little people. In an ideal world it wouldn’t. But we do not live in fantasy land. If you asked me who would I rather fight, Demetrius “Mighty Mouse” Johnson or Jon Jones, I would pick Mighty Mouse 100% of the time. When all other things are equal (technique, toughness, […]

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