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Professional Fighting News

»Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in General | Comments Off on Professional Fighting News

Professional Fighting News

Fighting news has been a hot topic in the last week. We have seen multiple major shifts as fighters once again making news with major brawls at professional events. Luckily, there is some general news as well, but fights outside the fighting area have caused even this.

It’s quite disappointing to see these things happen as it puts a hold on possible fights and significant events for the sport. Not only do professional fighters get disqualified, but it puts a substantial shift on the respect we have for the fighters. On top of that, they destroy their careers, perhaps not instantly, but it positively affects what they can achieve. Below, we look at some of the latest news revolving around the UFC lightweight title and a massive brawl that took place at the BJJ event in Brazil.

Santos Attacks Pena’s Teammates at BJJ Main Event

Some of the biggest fighting news in the last week has to involve the jiu-jitsu fight between Erberth Santos and Felipe Pena, which started usually but didn’t end well for Santos at all. It all went well, and the fight was underway, but when Pena attempted to sweep Santos, it resulted in Santos falling to the ground in pain. He claimed his knee had been injured and the fight was put on hold to provide Santos with medical attention. While the team was looking him over, an argument broke out between Santos. Pena’s teammates who were saying he is faking the injury and he should get up and fight instead.

It wasn’t long after when Santos amazingly jumped to his feet and ran to the team to attack a black belt student, Daniel Thedit. Of course, the first thing wrong with this action is the fact that he was able to run with a supposed to be injured knee. He went on to start the fight, which was met with loads of people getting involved. Some were trying to add to the brawl by attaching team members while others were trying to stop the fight and get them separated.

With all this going on and Santos unable to get to Daniel, he changed his mind and set sights on another student named Servio Junqueira instead. He pushed Servio right off the podium, fell himself and was met by a series of punches and kicks as Pena fans attacked Santos.

Interim Lightweight Title Fight Declined by Ferguson

With Khabib out for most of 2019, thanks to a brawl he started in 2018, Dana White decided he cannot hold onto the lightweight title until he returns. Therefore, the UFC plans to line up a fight for someone else to retain the title until Khabib enters the octagon once again.

Naturally, the first and most deserving choice was Tony Ferguson, but not long after being offered the fight against Max Holloway, he decided the match and posted that he deserves more. Now, the title fight goes to Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier who will step into the octagon in April 2019.

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MMA Industry Trends

»Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in MMA | Comments Off on MMA Industry Trends

MMA Industry Trends

The MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is a growing and thriving industry. With martial arts clubs generating $3.2 billion dollars in 2014, it’s clear that many Americans show an interest in martial arts.

For one it’s a great integration of both fitness and martial arts. Furthermore it’s caught the attention of businesses who have been leaping into this industry with little hesitation. These days we can find all kinds of classes, quality programs and so many other things.

Furthermore as this industry is being developed further, mixed martial arts have incorporated a few other techniques that could set some trends in this industry. Today we’re looking at a few of them.

Cage Fitness

Cage Fitness, a combination of the tenets of MMA training, but no hand-to-hand combat involved. This was launched by UFC star Matt Hughes, and its response has overall been positive. One of the big advantages is that it caters to an individual’s skill and fitness level. Furthermore – and more importantly- cage fitness doesn’t take a long time to do. It’s recommended that you do five five-minute workout sessions with one minute rests between each quick session. Because these workouts take only 30 minutes, it fits nicely with people’s schedules and it can also boost revenue for facilities that provide this.


A combination of Pilates, boxing, and dance, Piloxing is a hybrid workout that’s great for burning fat. Furthermore Piloxing also increases flexibility and strength. Piloxing is popular the most amongst women as this is an alternative to basic kickboxing classes.

Piloxing has also become widely used across the board because of its all-around body benefits. With Pilates you are boosting your leg strength and cardio. The weighted boxing gloves define and tone your arms and upper body. This makes for a more appealing workout for people.

CrossFit Defense

Marketing itself as a hardcore workout program, CrossFit Defense is an intensive workout and works differently than Piloxing and Cage Fitness. The first major thing is it integrates martial arts with the popular fitness brand, CrossFit. With CrossFit movements paired with self-defense, this mixed martial arts workout will help in burning fat and boosting confidence in yourself.

What also separates CrossFit Defense from the others is this a full-contact self-defence class. Because of this, many people from CrossFit users to professional MMA players can use this training for various reasons. This training works well if you are looking to boost confidence, but MMA stars also practice CrossFit Defense to use as training for a fight. Furthermore those who are in CrossFit use this as a means of expanding into other areas.


There are many benefits to adding MMA fitness into your life. If you’re already exercising, you could use this training as a way to explore new things and enhance a basic routine that you have already.

Researching further into MMA it’s certainly different than the usual exercises, but it’s not that far of a stretch that it’s impossible to try out.

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