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Conor McGregor’s Zig Kinetica from Reebok

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Conor McGregor’s Zig Kinetica from Reebok

The Reebok Corporation is continuing to fight back against Nike and Adidas for popularity. It was announced today that Reebok would release the Zig Kinetica’s, a brand-new athletic sneaker that channels kinetic energy with every step made. It’s one of the most prominent announcements for the Reebok Corporation, as it was unveiled days before Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon. It also marks the 1st time that Reebok and McGregor have partnered since October 2018. The Rebook Corporation confirmed that a series of advertisements are slated to release with UFC 246. Considering that more than 10 million worldwide are anticipated to watch this fight, the potential profits for the Zig Kinetica by next week could be exponential.

The confirmation of this announcement begins the 3rd phase for Reebok’s “Sport the Unexpected” campaign, which has enabled them to become a pop-culture sensation amongst sneaker enthusiasts. This campaign is centred around individuals that reshape the culture of footwear and take risks that nobody else could. Considering that the footwear industry earns more than $25 billion yearly, it’s not surprising that Reebok would want a more significant market share percentage.

Zig Kinetica Details

The first instance of the Reebok Corporation released its Zig-Footwear Technology was 2010. The Zig-Pulse silhouettes were considered a new standard of innovation amongst footwear designers. Its disruptive concept enabled for athlete’s performance to skyrocket tenfold, with numerous individuals publicly supporting this product. Conor McGregor, one of the first to contest that the kinetic technologies implemented of this footwear weren’t a gimmick, but reality. Those that purchase any of the Zig-Footwear can anticipate a stylish design with highly functional capabilities, allowing for seamless transitions between the street and gym. It’s the perfect product for any athlete in a hurry.

Below are three of the most notable features that are provided with the Zig Kinetica’s – Conor McGregor Edition.

  • Float Ride Fuel: This is a specialized foam feature, allowing for the energy gained in the foam to be transferred outward for everyday needs.
  • The Zig Energy Shield: The return of kinetic energy can be challenging on internal systems, with this shield acting as a barrier for aesthetics. Subsequently, kinetic energy can be used without any risk to the athlete.
  • The Zig Energy Bands: The final element that crafts this unique footwear technology are the bands, which expand outside the sole and contract against a rubber band. By collecting kinetic energy, this gives a spring-like response with any movement. It’s perfect for MMA fighters or Basketball players.
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Ortega Mentions UFC Return

»Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in Fighter, General | Comments Off on Ortega Mentions UFC Return

Ortega Mentions UFC Return

One of the most recognizable names in the Ultimate Fighter Championship, Brian Ortega, recently had to take a leave of absence. This came during a matchup in South Korea for UFC Busan against the Korean Zombie. Unfortunately, the battle against Chan Sung Jung was terminated after the former featherweight titleholder tore his ACL. Subsequently, this means one of the league’s favourites hasn’t had a full-rounded fight for sixteen months. Brian Ortega confirmed that this isn’t the end of his fighting journey, that many years are still coming.

Ortega spoke with UFC Reporters on his condition, noting that in this session, his knee was thrown against the Octagon. This prompted his ankle to push forward, with a massive tear ensuing. Brian first believed that the sound being made was from Velcro, which quickly was revealed to be his ACL after the initial shock subsidized. Ortega continued to push onwards in the fight, hoping that the pain would deplete and that he could focus in on prior boxing skills to defeat Jung Sung. It didn’t take long for match officials to notice Ortega’s pain, which resulted in the fight being cancelled midway through the ten rounds.

Medical Assistance

Immediately after the fight was postponed, Brian Ortega was taken to medical officials on-site. He was provided three ice and hot tub baths, along with anti-inflammatory drugs. This was made in an attempt to return Ortega to the Octagon before officials had to terminate the match. Unfortunately, it was diagnosed that Ortega had torn his ACL on December 21st, thirty minutes after the injury had occurred.

Brian was benefited by the immediate action of match officials and medical staff, with the fighter confirming that he won’t have to partake in surgery to restore his ACL. Instead, doctors have given him four months of rehabilitation before his next bout his training can resume. From all accounts, Brian Ortega won’t appear in another fight until this time next year. It’s unknown if that battle will be against the Korean Zombie or another formidable opponent. We will provide our readers will all future information regarding Brian Ortega’s fighting career in the Ultimate Fighting Champion. Regardless of this scenario, fans are pleased to know that their prized fighter hasn’t been critically injured.

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Holloway Creating a Legacy

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Holloway Creating a Legacy

Max Holloway, he is an individual that cannot be wavered in the octagon or her personal life. The consistency of this fighter is unlike anything else in the UFC, which allowed him to become the championship holder for the featherweight division. This athlete has combined his personal goals into his career, forming himself a legacy that will remain with the UFC for decades to come. This will come to light when Max Holloway defends his championship against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245. It will mark the fourth fight of his year, with his performances considered record-breaking. Holloway’s performance assisted him in the defeat of Ortega, prompting the champion to win.

Challenges Await

Max Holloway isn’t considering his upcoming bout with Volkanovski to be simple. It will be his hardest challenger of the last twelve months, with the Australian-Born Competitor winning his previous seventeen matches. Max Holloway hasn’t faced such an impressive opponent since 2018, with Volkanovski being more impressive in his physical stature. He stands with a 71.5-Inch Reach at 5’6 Feet. However, it should be noted that Volkanovski is 31 years of age, and Holloway is only 28. The difference in four years could give Max the advantage needed to hold his title until 2020.

The young champion is aware of the challenges facing his way. The featherweight division in the UFC has begun to increase in physicality and mentality, requiring more out of the athlete. However, Max Holloway references himself to Michael Phelps at the Olympics. He has noted numerous times that his mindset is similar. It’s the reason that he’s continually beaten prized fighters, individuals that were expected to dominate Holloway in the octagon. Because of this, there is a good chance that Max will defeat Volkanovski in the upcoming bout. It should be noted that if he beats Volkanovski, it’s immediately planned for him to fight Zabit in 2020.

The Las Vegas Fight

The UFC 245 Feature Event of Holloway Vs. Volkanovski is the first time that Max gets to participate in a Las Vegas Venue. The dominating featherweight division champion has expressed his excitement towards participating in a title venue in Vega. His first Vegas Fight should’ve first happened last year but was postponed because of injuries. Throughout every interview, he hasn’t seemed nervous or remotely intimidated by his upcoming bout. We will keep our readers updated on the result of this belt-contention battle.

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Spartacus

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Spartacus

Spartacus was born a Thracian in the area to the south-east of present-day Europe. Little is known about his life before he became a gladiator in Rome. The chance are he was taken prisoner when the Thracians and the Romans crossed swords, or he joined the Roman army of his own free will and deserted and was captured and, because of his fighting skills, was sent to a gladiator school. His school was based at Capua with other slave/gladiators where they lived, trained and were held captive, not unlike a prison of today. These men devoted all their time to training and learning how their opponents, who came from all over the known world, fought and weapons and tactics they employed.

In 73BC he escaped with a group of gladiators and, together with the other runaway slave, they based themselves on the slopes of Mt Vesuvius where they all received training from the experienced gladiators. Spartacus was assisted in the leadership by Crixus and Oenamus, two Gauls.

Rome underestimated the strength of the slave army and the first four Roman armies sent to subdue the rebellion, were defeated. Escaped slaves flocked to join Spartacus and his free army. Numbers soon reached over 100 000 and Rome was forced to start taking them seriously. The leaders were divided in their aims. Crixus wanted to invade Rome to recruit more soldiers, but Spartacus wanted to escape over the Alps to live a free life away from Rome. They split up, and Crixus with 30 000 men headed for Rome.

Roman citizens were terrified. An army of gladiators and slaves could cause chaos, together with Roman’s slaves, who were poorly treated by the Romans. Rumours of atrocities perpetrated by the slaves on other slave owners were spreading like wildfire. Their bad treatment was coming back to bite them! Another uprising in Sicily 60 years previously had taken two years to subdue.

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Martial Arts Self Defence

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Martial Arts Self Defence

Aikido

Aikido is not for the professional hoping to beat an opponent with other martial arts skills. It is useful, however, when it is necessary to subdue someone who is not an expert. For instance: a prison warder subduing an unruly inmate or a cop with an aggressive bar fighter.

The Approach

This is a martial art to be very wary of! Developed by Eddie Quinn, he started by learning Silat. With self-defence as its criteria, the speed and strength are what makes a proponent of Approach a fighter to be reckoned with. Size does not matter in this sport; it is the quickness and energy that counts.

Karate

Karate ranks above most martial arts due to its diversity. Proponents utilize all the skills of martial arts: kicking, blocking, punching with the use of the hands, elbows, knees, and feet all play a part in this art. High fitness is a requirement of Karate as it is fast-moving and stamina is needed.

Keysi

Keysi is one of the best self-defence systems being taught. Developed from street fighting and is at its best when being attacked by more than one opponent.

Judo

Judo is a martial art dating back some centuries. It is not hitting, kicking sport, but one of mainly throwing, arms locking and pinning. As a street fighter, it is not the best idea to be thrown onto a hard surface – serious injuries will be inflicted. The whole concept of Judo is to catch hold of your opponent – and to put him down. If one combines Judo with Russian Sambo, a powerful attack and defence, martial art will result. With the accent on Sambo, it will take Judo to new heights.

Krav Maya

Developed by the Israeli Defence Force, it has proved to be one of the best self-defence systems ever designed. When faced with a knife or a pistol, Krav Maya is the way to take down your assailant, fast!

Silat

Don’t be misled by the dance-like moves of the exponents of Silat. This is a martial art of fast strikes, and the use of your attackers balance to throw him off-kilter, or the disabling of arms and legs. Silat comes from and is practised from Indonesia to the Philippines. In Silat, the groundwork and wrestling make it an art to be reckoned.

Muay Thai

Also known as Thai boxing it is a system of strikes, being from the feet, fists, knees and elbows. Although ideal for self-defence, many MMA fighters are students of Muay Thai, because of its devastating kicks. Brought to Thailand by the Chinese a few hundred years ago, Muay Thai has developed into one of the best self-defence arts. A weak point of Thai Boxing has been the lack of ground skills.

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Death in the Ring

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Death in the Ring

Becoming a contender in any of the martial arts can be detrimental to the combatant’s health – even fatal. This is about fatalities in the boxing ring. Maxim Dadashev died four days after his fight with Sabriel Matias, on the July 23rd 2019. Maxim fought in the light welterweight division. He had a winning record without a defeat in his three-year professional career, with 13 wins, 11 knockouts.

Although his trainer, Buddy McGirt, realized in the ninth bout that Dadashev was struggling, he only stopped the fight in the eleventh bout. In the way back to the change rooms, Maxim vomited and collapsed and was rushed to hospital where he died four days later. Maxim left a wife and a two-year-old son.

Hugo Santillan

A few days after the boxing death of Maxim Dadashev, Hugo Santillan suffered the same fate. He died after a fight Eduardo Abreu, of Uruguayan. Santillan collapsed after the battle, which was drawn. He was admitted to hospital with kidney failure. The swelling on the brain affected other organs, and while being operated on for a blood clot in his head, he went into cardiac failure and died. He was 23 years old.

Patrick Day

On Saturday 12th October 2019, Patrick Day suffered brain damage after being knocked out. His opponent, Charles Conwell, landed a flurry of blows to Day’s head in the 10th round after Day was down for a few minutes. Day, who fought in the welterweight division as a professional, was in the top 10 ranked by the WBC and the IBF. He won two championships, the WBC Continental Americas in 2017 and the IBF International in 2019. Conwell expressed his remorse in a message to Day on the Sunday after the fight.

Leavander Johnson

Like a lightweight boxer, Leavander had 34 wins under his belt with five losses and two draws. On September 17th 2005, Johnson took on Jesus Chavez to defend his IBF crown. The fight came to an end after Chavez landed a series of blows to Johnson’s head. Johnson collapsed, and he was rushed to the hospital, but after Surgery, he passed away, five days later. Johnson started his professional career in 1989. He was undefeated after 22 matches, and against Sharma Mitchell, who he defeated in the eighth round, which opened the door to a title fight in 1994 against Miguel Gonzalez for the WBC lightweight crown. The conflict reached the eighth round when it was stopped – Johnson’s first professional loss.

His second attempt at a world title shot, was against Orzubek Nazarov, for the WBA World Title. He was stopped in the seventh round – his second title loss. After no title fights for seven years, in a battle against Javier Jauregui for a vacant title in 2003, he lost again. In the next year and a half, he fought Zoff for the IBF crown and won. Two years later, he fought Jesus Chavez to defend his title with disastrous results.

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