In 535bc when Heraclitus said “there is nothing more constant than change”, I doubt that he thought some literary no-mark would be referencing his throwaway comment 2,552 years later; and less so that said nobody would be using it in the context of a martial arts promotion in Leicestershire. But, today it that day; I like to think he’d read this and think “yes, that fits”. However, I digress. Today, reader, I’m going to introduce you to a hidden gem in the mixed martial arts world, the Hybrid Fight promotion. Continue reading →
A half Filipino, half Norwegian with a degree in Business Management and Administration accompanied by a penchant for bad jokes; can you picture this dichotomy of a man? If so, you’re probably picturing the focus of today’s article.
This is Craig Maynard’s show and I had heard good reviews about it. Set in Patchway Sports Centre, Bristol, it wasn’t too far away from me and seeing as Andree Warbrick v Linzi Edwards was the main event I just had to witness these two ladies fighting each other for the World Title as I knew it would be a war; and a war it turned out to be.
First of all, apologies, Battle Arena fans; my review is usually out within 24-36 hours of the event, this one has taken a lot longer to write. I always try to stay objective when writing about MMA. What the athletes (& promoters) put into events deserves nothing but respect and admiration, so I always do my utmost to convey that gratitude in what I write, especially when dealing with amateur fighters who do this for the love of the sport. I haven’t felt that I’ve been able to be objective since Saturday night, when halfway through a fantastic event, a small number of ‘attendees’ (for want of a stronger phrase) didn’t think through their actions. As those who know me can attest to, I’m not a fighter; but my temper was tested more than it has been in a while, so I needed to calm down to make sure that what I write is put down correctly and not purely out of annoyance.
This time last week I was getting ready to pack and finish off my training in Sofia Bulgaria, the country had played excellent host to a marvelous array of men and women from all over the world, from officials to fighters, we all came together with an abundance of respect for this sport we all love and support, MMA. This time I hadn’t come as either Commissioner or writer, I had been picked by Joe Clifford to train, learn and be part of a top team of Cuts people, under the watchful eye of himself and legend Bob Plant. A chance I couldn’t pass up or turn my back on, as Joe knew about the ongoing problems I have with my back, I appreciated the support and understanding Joe had and continues to have in me, during the week we were away.
Are you a fighter looking to make weight cutting easier? Well I have some good news for you! This article is going to explain how you can portion meals based on your goal, allowing you to spend more time doing what you do best, training! Continue reading →
Don’t get me wrong, if a fighter has a record of 0-20-0 it is probably safe to say it is down to them having a lack of the required elements that make a successful fighter, rather than bad luck or poor match-ups. The same goes for some undefeated fighters who are legit killers, while others have been fed easy wins to create a perfect record; but that being said what about a fighter who is 31-30-0, 34-29-2, 7-8-0, 5-5-0?
With the recent focus on weight cutting, it’s become ever more apparent that alterations to the current system in mixed martial arts need to be made. If you’re a die-hard fight fan, then you’ve probably been affected in some way by the process of cutting weight. Whether your favourite fighter has put their health at risk, whether you’ve seen terrible performances due to poor refueling and rehydration, or whether you haven’t even got to see some of the fights you’ve been looking forward to most, it’s not been the most reliable process, right? It’s no joke, weight cutting in MMA needs to be regulated.