welcomes Dr. Rhadi Ferguson to the staff ( would like to announce and officially welcome Dr. Rhadi Ferguson to the staff. As a judo black belt, Dr. Ferguson was an alternate at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, and in 2004 competed in the Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Dr. Ferguson attained the level of brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the tutelage of Master Lloyd Irvin and received his BJJ black belt from American Top Team founder Ricardo Liborio.

Dr. Ferguson attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., on a football scholarship, where he also wrestled and ran track. He graduated in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, in 2002 he earned a Master of Arts in Teaching, and in 2009 earned a Ph.D. in Education from Capella University.

In addition, Dr. Ferguson is also a certified strength and conditioning coach and has worked with numerous pro athletes and well known pro MMA fighters including Jeff Monson, Thiago Alves, Bobby Lashley, Mike Easton, Brandon Vera and Rashad Evans, to name just a few.

If all that wasn’t enough, in Aug. 2010, Dr. Ferguson made his pro MMA debut fighting at light heavyweight with a seven-second TKO victory. Less than two months later he picked up his second win, another first round  TKO, this time in just over a minute. Three months later, in just his third pro fight, Dr. Ferguson made his Strikeforce debut and fought live on Showtime where he picked up a submission victory via kneebar at the two-minute mark of round two.

Dr. Ferguson wil be sharing with readers his educated and experiential knowledge,which MMA fighters and coaches, in particular, should find invaluable. At any time, readers can find Dr. Ferguson’s most recent work here at, as well as links to his article archives, by clicking on “Dr. Rhadi’s World” among the navigation buttons at the top of any page.

Here is Dr. Ferguson’s debut article at “Wanna Be Good At MMA? Well, You’re Gonna Need These Things!” Readers can follow the good Doctor on Twitter @Rhadi and Facebook (

Readers should feel welcome to interact and ask questions of Dr. Ferguson, whether it be in regards to fighting, training, technique or “Chump Repellent“. He is not making house calls, but we are bringing you the next best thing… Welcome aboard Dr. Rhadi Ferguson!

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  • edub

    Great addition.

    We gonna see you back in the cage Doc? I think you avs Herschel would be a great event to bring some more eyes to MMA!

  • Good stuff…I look forward to our continued Twitter discussions :)

  • Walker would be a fun fight… but Walker may not have enough experience. Roger Gracie?

  • edub

    I think they’re both pretty close in MMA experience. Rhadi definitely is further in the Martial Arts experience, but I don’t think that would hinder Walker from taking the fight.

    Walker is a legend from football (among other things). Ferguson is still famous from his days tossing 250lb dudes over his head in Judo, and is quickly becoming one of the most knowledgeable teachers in the game when it comes to conditioning (Also love his ideas on grip strength).

    Both are up there in years (Rhadi not nearly as old, but has had a lot of injuries), and are renowned for their physical shape.

    I just think it would sell well, and be a good scrap between two guys with a big following.

    Gracie’s gotta worry about King Mo at the moment.

  • Gracie would be interesting. Walker… ahhh not so much. I would take either fight though, but I AM NOT FIGHTING on anymore Challengers cards for peanuts. “Not hapnin” because my wife said so. :-)