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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