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5 Essential Strength Training Principles for Fighters
Keeping these five principles in mind before you begin a strength program will only help you in the long run.
3 Training Mistakes That Leave Fighters Too Smoked for Skill Work
These are the most common mistakes I see in fighters' strength training plans, and my suggestions for fixing them.
Conditioning for Fighting with Mike Perry, Part II: Aerobic Fitness
Training this way will help you get past being a "first round hero" and give you energy in later rounds.
Conditioning for Fighting with Mike Perry, Part I: Energy Systems 101
Fighters need to be ready for different amounts of effort at any moment. Mike Perry trains his athletes for that purpose.
Kailin Curran and the New UFC Women's Strawweight Division
Ultimate Fighter 20 will be the first all-female cast, and the winner will be crowned the UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion.
How to Cut Weight the Right Way
Drinking a ton of water and saving your weight cut for the last day is actually better than gradual dehydrating. In this case, slow and steady does not win the race.
MMA Workout: To Develop Movement, Strength, and Power
A solid ring (or cage) presence is all about quality movement, power, and conditioning. This workout can help you reach your potential as as fighter.
Interview With UFC Fighter Dan Hardy: One Door Closes, Another Opens
The diagnosis of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome left Hardy with an uncertain future, but now he's aiming his skill-set toward coaching and helping new fighters navigate all aspects of the MMA scene.
The Early Days of Women's MMA: An Interview with Danielle West
I recently spoke to MMA fighter Danielle “The Curse” West about her career and I wasn’t surprised to learn that one of the reasons she began fighting was because she wanted to help someone else.
Authentic MMA: What Makes the U of MMA a Different Kind of Fight Show
The brainchild of two MMA business veterans, the U of MMA strives to create a positive community environment for both the fighters and the spectators.
The 3 Non-Negotiable Elements of Injury Prevention in MMA
This article focuses on three factors that can help prevent injury in MMA: strength, mobility, and flexibility. When these are in balance, you're much less likely to sustain an injury.
Mobility Work Reduces Risk of Injury for Fighters
MMA is a young sport, which means there's not much research out there to help fighters train safely and effectively. New research supports the importance of a mobility program for combat athletes.
Why and How to Build Muscle - for the Combat Athlete
Many combat athletes are still afraid of becoming "muscle-bound," but building muscle is important for fighting. Here's why to do it and how to do it properly.
Science Examines Rehydration After Weight Cutting
According to a recent study , if you are losing a substantial amount of weight when cutting, you may not be fully recovered by the time your fight comes around.
A Book Review, Interview, and Conversation with MMA Journalist Brian D’Souza
In his new book, "Pound for Pound," Brian D'Souza goes behind the scenes of MMA fighting and examines what other journalists won't - the exploitation of some of the sport's biggest names.
What We’ve Learned From Ultimate Fighting
The question, "Which fighter wins?" is one that will likely never die. It's the question that spawned the UFC itself. What have we learned from the sport as it evolved? Is there a dominant art?
Eric C. Stevens
How Dennis Bermudez Prepares for a UFC Fight
Dennis Bermudez takes pleasure in breaking people and plans to do so again at UFC 157. Here's some insight into the training and mindset of a UFC fighter preparing to go into the Octagon.
The Warrior Poet in Action: Poet and MMA Fighter Cameron Conaway, Part 2
Cameron Conaway may be retired from MMA, but he will always be the Warrior Poet. Today he takes his fights, and his poetry, toward new battlegrounds around the world.
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