Archive | December, 2010

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MMA News Bites

Posted on 19 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

This past week was an exciting time in mixed martial arts. With the final show of World Extreme Cagefighting before their merger with the UFC, to the announcement of major fights, fans will have a lot to look forward to in 2011.

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Workout of a Champion

Posted on 18 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

The monthly publication, Maximum Fitness, did a feature story on mixed martial arts champion and star Georges “Rush” St. Pierre for their November/December 2010 issue. In this issue they spoke to the champion about what makes him train so hard and push through his hard battles. Another main point of the story was the information of a training routine that St. Pierre uses to prepare for each competition.

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Potential Fights After WEC 53

Posted on 18 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

Thursday’s WEC 53 brought a spectacular close to an organization that was known for action packed battles. While the fighters are being brought under the UFC banner, many new challenges and potential fights are available. While the obvious battles wait; such as that to unify the lightweight title, here are some others that would excite the fans and introduce stars of the WEC to the mainstream mixed martial arts fan.

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Tearing Down the Cage – WEC 53

Posted on 17 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

As if the World Extreme Cagefighting organization had not provided fight fans with enough excitement during its tenure, WEC 53 was the perfect final act to close down the show. With two title fights, submissions and knockouts, this show was exactly what everyone could have asked for.

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UFC News Bites from December 15, 2010

Posted on 15 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

A variety of news bites from the Ultimate Fighting Championship were released on December 15th that will set the stage for some events to come.

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Training Tips for MMA

Posted on 14 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

Running on a treadmill can be a benefit to your training routine. Unlike completing your road work outside, in your neighborhood or on a track, you can make adjusts to a treadmill that will greatly affect the intensity of your training. One of the best ways to quickly boost the impact of your running time is to increase the incline of the treadmill.

According to a report on Menshealth.org, running on a treadmill with an incline adjustment is harder than running on a flat plane. Going uphill is harder on your legs, but also adds more benefits to your training time. Using the incline will help you build stronger legs and boost your fitness levels at a faster rate than if you ran without using the option.

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Possible Coaches for TUF Season 13

Posted on 13 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

In a conversation with MMAfighting.com UFC President, Dana White, discussed the possible coaches for the 13th season of The Ultimate Fighter, which is set to begin taping at the beginning of the year. He stated that a decision has not been made at this time, however some names have been thrown around.

Potential names for the coaches of the next season included MMA icon Wanderlei Silva coaching against the brash talking Chael Sonnen. However, the UFC may be hesitant to place the limelight on Sonnen with the recent allegations and hearings surrounding his usage of testosterone. Sonnen has to serve a six month suspension which would make him eligible to fight sometime in March of 2011.

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DREAM Dynamite!! Card Announced

Posted on 13 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

The full end of the year Dynamite!! card has been announced. Featured in the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan the final DREAM card of the year will feature a number of interesting matchups.

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Fights to make after UFC 124

Posted on 12 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

UFC 124 was a night of great mixed martial arts, with submissions, knockouts and strong performances by many fighters. Going into 2011 a lot of key battles are on the horizon and would shake up many of the weight classes within the UFC.

Georges St. Pierre versus Jake Shields
The Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre has nearly cleaned out the whole welterweight division. Looking at the current contenders list, only one name remains and that is Jake Shields. The newly acquired Shields did not impress many viewers with his debut against Martin Kampmann at UFC 121. However, he does hold a 15 fight win streak dating back to his last defeat which came in 2004. Many individuals question Shields’s stand up abilities and how well he will fair against GSP. However, with a track record that includes holing championships in two organizations and at two different weight classes, Shields has proved that he belongs in the conversation for a title shot against “Rush” St. Pierre.

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Tearing Down the Cage – UFC 124

Posted on 12 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

Domination is a word that may be difficult to use when talking about the competition between high level athletes. For a clear cut example, look at how UFC Welterweight Champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre handled his opponent during the main event of UFC 124.

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