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MMA Fighters Weird Ears

Why Do UFC Fighters Have Weird Ears?

All UFC fighters know that they carry a risk of suffering a major injury while training or competing due to the nature of the sport. One of the most common injuries that is visible on many fighters is when they have a weird looking ear, which is known as cauliflower ears. Fighters spend a lot

UFC Weight Divisions

UFC Weight Classes Explained

The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) consists of twelve weight classes. Eight weight classes for men and four for women. The weight divisions categorize fighters into appropriate weight groups to compete with others. UFC embraces Mixed Martial Arts like boxing, taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, and karate. All the weight classes incorporate different jabs, knockouts, and grappling

UfC vs Bellator

UFC vs Bellator: What Is The Difference Between UFC And Bellator?

In 1993, the term Mixed martial arts was used to describe an ultimate fighting competition, and since then, it has become the umbrella term for describing a wide range of full-contact combat sports. Since then, there have been a lot of MMA promotions that produce and facilitate MMA events. Of all these promotions, the two

UFC Weight Cutting

UFC Weight Cutting: Everything You Need To Know

Weight cutting refers to all the efforts fighters place themselves through to compete in weight classes in which their weight is below their normal, walking around weight. Weight cutting is a controversial topic and fighters can suffer from unfortunate consequences as a result of it. The weight cutting process consists of two steps: Losing weight

Jiu-Jitsu Effective Anti-Bullying Tool

How BJJ Can Help Kids Who Are Victims of Bullying

Martial arts are often touted as a great tool for children who are being targeted by bullies at school or in their own neighborhood. In fact, many parents enroll their children in martial arts programs specifically to help them learn how to defend themselves  Brazilian jiu-jitsu has been one of the more popular martial arts

Become A Professional Boxer

How To Become A Professional Boxer

Boxing is arguably the most famous combat sport ever and over time the popularity of the sport keeps increasing. This rise of boxing is due to the noteworthy athletes that competed in the sport, such as Mike Tyson & Muhammad Ali, and because of the many famous boxing movies like the Rocky film series. This

Things To Know Before Starting Boxing

What To Know Before You Start Boxing Classes

Starting boxing classes is a great decision for anyone who wants to get in shape, learn a new skill, and make friends. If you’re new to exercise or simply used to more traditional gym workouts, though, the transition to a martial arts or boxing gym can bring some surprises. Boxing classes will build your endurance,

Best Competitions In Jiu Jitsu

The 6 Most Exciting Competitions In Jiu-Jitsu

While actually doing jiu-jitsu is the most exciting way to get involved with the martial art, there’s an ever-growing number of BJJ events around the world that are captivating audiences and building spectators’ interest in submission grappling. As jiu-jitsu has become more popular over the years, more practitioners are turning into promoters, trying to discover

Taekwondo Belt Levels

Taekwondo Belt Levels and Ranking Guide

Taekwondo is one of the most practiced martial arts in the world, yet people are still confused about how the Taekwondo belt system works. What makes it confusing about the belt system is that it’s very different to other traditional martial arts. So in this piece I’ll break down everything to do with Taekwondo. What

Fight Island

The Story of UFC Fight Island And Its Greatest Moments

It started as an ambitious plan by UFC president Dana White but resulted in a legend: UFC Fight Island.  In the midst of a global pandemic, the world was consumed by panic, and organized sports across the globe were forced to come to a complete halt.  Not wanting to comply, Dana White decided to make

Health Benefits of MMA

The 4 Biggest Health Benefits of MMA

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a rapidly growing sport for both professional athletes and hobbyists alike. The combination of striking and grappling has developed a strong fan base through promotions like the UFC, and more and more people are signing up to their own local MMA gyms to learn how to fight for fun or

Before You Start BJJ

5 Things To Know Before You Start BJJ

When many people first hear the term “Brazilian jiu-jitsu,” they think about many traditional martial arts that involve strikes, kicks, and stances. More recently, the popularity of mixed martial arts and professional submission grappling events has helped dispel misconceptions about the sport, but there are still many people who walk into their first jiu-jitsu class

Liver Shot

Dissecting The Liver Shot

The liver shot is an often debilitating strike that can be delivered by punches, knees or kicks. Most commonly, the left hook to the body is used to target the liver, but depending on your sport, a combination of all three may be used. In boxing, body shots, especially to the liver, are often used

BJJ for Mental Health

The Mental Health Benefits of BJJ

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a physically demanding martial art that can help you get into great shape while teaching you practical skills that can be used for self-defense. Many people have used their BJJ training as a catalyst to build strength and improve their cardio, all while having a lot of fun in the process. The

Black Belt Takes Time To Achieve

Which Martial Art Black Belt Takes the Longest Time to Achieve?

It’s always a special moment seeing someone earning a black belt in martial arts. This can wakeup various positive feelings and even tears in most cases. This is because martial arts are a unique type of physical activity. For many, being a martial artist is a lifelong mission and purpose in life. To master any

Jiu Jitsu For Kids

Why Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Is Good For Kids

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is often touted as a great way for adults to get in shape, meet friends, and learn a new practical skill. Kids can also greatly benefit from this martial art, though, and in fact, getting them involved might be one of the best things you could do for them. BJJ for kids has