Thursday, July 23, 2009

Josh Barnet Suspened by the CSAC AGAIN!!!


What can I say...

I like Barnet, he brings a well rounded game and trains with a great team.... I don't know what to say other than I'm a little sad.

Anyway, now that there's no Fedor vs Barnet on the Horizon M-1/Affliction is grasping at straws for a replacement. Belfort is even being considered, Belfort, I mean I like Belfort, or at least old Belfort, but the one who's been showing up the past few years shouldn't be fighting Fedor. I like Belfort to much for that, Fedor needs a strong opponent, and Affliction needs to find that opponent or their show is going to take a big hit from the fans.

Sigh It's a good card too...

Anyway I'll still be watching because of Babalu, Gomi, Yvel, Mousasi, Buentello, and even Belfort

The show is separated into two live broadcasts on the same night—a one-hour special will air on HDNet starting at 7:30 PM/ET (4:30 PM/PT), followed by the sensational Pay-Per-View event, “Trilogy,” commencing at 9PM/ET (6 PM/PT).

Takanori Gomi (30-5-0),VS Rafaello Oliveira (8-1-0), fighting out of Knoxville, has won three in a row in 2009, since suffering his only loss by doctor stoppage last October.

Strikeforce® Light Heavyweight Champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral (32-8-0), VS Gegard “The Dreamcatcher” Mousasi (25-2-1), making his American debut in an intriguing co-main event.

Gilbert “The Hurricane” Yvel (36-13-1), VS Paul “The Headhunter” Buentello,.

Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (18-8-0) against Sengoku middleweight title-holder Jorge Santiago (21-7-0)

The stacked undercard on HDNet features ex-IFL® Welterweight Champion Jay “The Thoroughbred” Hieron (17-4-0) VS former Cage Rage belt-holder Paul “Semtex” Daley (21-8-2)

Chris “The Polish Hammer” Horodecki (12-1-0) VS Dan “The Upgrade” Lauzon (12-2-0),

Former IFL® heavyweight titlist “Big” Ben Rothwell (30-6-0) VS, unbeaten prospect Chase Gormley (6-0-0).

Two other HDNet fights include

L.C. Davis (13-2-0) VS former KOTC and Gladiator Challenge champion Javier “Showtime” Vasquez (13-2-0)
Former IFL® lightweight challenger Deividas Taurosevicius (10-3-0) vs Mark “The Machine” Hominick (16-8-0).

Two off-television matches are also on tap between

Jessie Gibbs (7-2-0) VS Rob Broughton (10-4-1)

Light heavyweight
Lucio Linhares (12-4-0) VS Mikhail Zayats (8-3-0).

All fights and fighters are subject to change. For more information go online to


He's not as well known but believe me he's a someone to watch ;)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Two Great Fighers, but can you see what makes them great

Lets all just take a look at where hard work will get you if you know how to put the elements together. Here are two of my all time favorite fighters doing what fighters do best.

Mike Zambidis

Ernesto Hoost

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Line Up

The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Line up

To be honest I don't know what to tell you about this season.... I've got all kinds of mixed feelings about the last one and well, we'll save that for another day. Anyway here we go. We've got Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, and Rashad "Sugar" Evans, and well that's the best thing going on for this season. You've got two great competitors who I hope will bring in some of there respective teammates from the wolfs lair and Greg Jackson's Submission Wrestling camp. If they can bring the training they go through to the particpants of this season then it's could really be something.

But one thing is CERTAIN

somebody is getting knocked the FKCU OUT!!!

There's two many heavyweights for it not to happen. I'm expecting a slug fest and well, slugfest are fun to watch.

So here's the full roll call

Coaches :
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
Rashad "Sugar" Evans

* Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson (3-1)
* Roy Nelson (14-4) Former IFL Champion
* Wes Sims (22-12-1) UFC Vertarn
* Mike Wessel (6-1)
* Wes Shivers (3-1)
* Zak Jensen (11-2)
* Marcus Jones (4-1
* Scott Junk (6-2)
* John Madsen (3-0)
* James McSweeney (12-4)
* Matt Mitrione (0-0)
* Demico Rogers (4-0)
* Brendan Schaub (4-0)
* Darill Schoonover (10-0)
* Abe Wagner (6-2)
* Justin Wren (10-1)

Quite honestly I see Roy "Big Country" Nelson walking away with the whole thing. But who knows, with a room full of heavyweights anything can happen.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I don't wanna workout :-(

Yea we've all said it, one way or another, maybe you didn't say I don't want to work out maybe you said you'd just do it later because it fits better with your day, your work, and your tv shows. Well if you really NEED to get people off your back so you can take care of the IMPORTANT things then this is the video for you

Listen to this guy and you'll never miss another show, or wake up to early

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I don't know why but when ever I watch this I just go to my happy place. It relaxes, and excites me all at the same time.


Monday, July 6, 2009

Grapplers Core Workout: Shredded Functional Abs

I've been getting all kinds of request for ab workouts, Mixed Martial Art/MMA workouts, and just new ways to workout, so to deliver on all three I'm going to release one of my old precompetition workouts. This is a GREAT one because it's STRETCHES, and STRENGTHENS your lower back, hips, and shoulders. Hell that alone makes it worth twice the price of admission and it SHOOTS your cardio through the roof and gives you that good HUFF AND PUFF feeling during AND after the workout. Trust me you'll feel this EVERYWHERE!!!



Warmup (very simple I love to do these just to stretch out my back, and get my hole body into doing coordinated movement)
10 Toe touches

Now into the workout!

Beginners feel it out, if you've been training for a while I'd say go for cycles of the circuit all the way through, if you're getting ready for a competition or just want to get in competition shape I'm saying go for six cycles of the circuit.

15 Judo pushups
20 Rockers
20 Grappling Bridge
30 Guard Sit-ups
20 Leg drag
20 Shrimp
20 Bicycle
20 Cherry pickers

15 2 handed swings swings


Toe touches

Judo pushups


Grappling Bridge

Guard Sit-ups

20 Leg drag

20 Shrimp


Cherry pickers

2 Handed Swings

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Kettlebell is Your Friend

I know people say you can use a dumbbell for vast majority of the exercises but it's not the same. I mean there's no way to do a bottoms up press anywhere close to how you do it with a kettlbell. I mean I'll use a dumbbell for a exercise if I have to but it's like using a butter knife instead of a screwdriver. It's a tool that'll fix the problem (at least in my world, I keep things simple) but it's not "right" one, and things are a little more slow and clumsy and leaves me with a dissatisfied taste. Now I'm not saying I don't like doing 90lbs dumbbell cleans at the local gym but I'd MUCH rather do them with a Kettlbell.

Anyway Here are a few of my FAVORITES!!!!

Make the kettlebell your friend you'll NEVER REGRET IT!
(and if you don't have one use a dumbbell till you can get your hands on one, these exercises are MONEY!)





Workout of the Day

Here's a little workout from me to you. It's summer and everyone in LA wants to go to the beach, and with this weather I understand why, but for some reason people are still staying indoors, and to be honest I think it's got something to do with the I like this one because it's a easy home workout, and by easy home workout, I mean it doesn't take much equipment (just a stability ball), it's inexpensive, doesn't take a lot of space, and IT WILL GET YOU IN SHAPE FAST!

I made this workout very scalable aka you can do a little or a lot. If you haven't done anything in a while I suggest reviewing the videos at the bottom and take your time going through it, and just work on good form.

On to the workout

You have a few options here. You can just do your level Beginner, Intermediate or Avanced and just go for one round/set or you can turn this into some real FAT BURNING I WANT TO GET INTO SHAPE FUN

Now you can do that by going through the circuit once, taking 1 to 5 minutes to get your wind back(listen to your body, I want sweat, not heart attacks) and hitting this circuit again and again either at your level or if you feel more comfortable taper it and do a intermediate circuit and then follow it up with a beginner circuit. Whatever you do, remember THE KEY THING IS ACTION!!! Wether you do a little or a lot if you want to get in better shape YOU have to do something. The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and you can take your first step today.

You have to take your health seriously, and it can start today with this little workout.

You know you want to give it a shot


Toe touches Beginners 5 Intermediate 8 Advanced 10
Russian Twist Beginners 8 Intermediate 12 Advanced 20
Stability Ball Bridge Beginners 10 Intermediate 15 Advanced 20
Judo Pushups Beginners 4 Intermediate 7 Advanced 12
Jumping Jacks Beginners 10 Intermediate 15 Advanced 30
Lunge and twist Beginners 8 Intermediate 12 Advanced 20
(alternating between the left and right leg)
Windshield wiper Beginners 6 Intermediate 10 Advanced 20
Walkout Beginners 4 Intermediate 6 Advanced 10

Toe touches

Russian Twist


Judo Pushups

Lunge and twist

Windshield wiper

Mountain climbers