Between Rounds: Changing Times

MMA has had plenty of news in recent months. Rumblings of promotions not paying fighters, rumors of worked fights, while another promotion is in the news with doubts of collapsing altogether. Former dominating champions being seen dominated by others. Inspiring stories, salary concerns, and plenty of great skill displayed as always. Beginning this month, Legacy … Read more

Between Rounds: You’re Fired!

This has certainly been an interesting week, and my comments have been requested many times. Based on the Jacob Duran experience, that choice could cost one his job. Now that is most certainly true in every occupation, but usually comes with a certain level of inappropriateness or insult that joins the comments. I have obviously … Read more

Between Rounds: Super Bowl awaits

MMA cutman David Maldonado

I have been grateful to work with a number of great fighters over the past years in MMA. Multiple fine promotions have trusted me with their investments by having me protecting their fight card on a given night. The list of companies is long and range from coast to coast. Many fans out there when … Read more

Between Rounds: New Year, New Expectations

Happy New Year everybody! The end of 2014 has come with transition as I have moved to a new corner of the country through this spring. I cannot be complaining as weather here is commonly in the 60’s-70’s and I’m wearing shorts as I write. It has been a pleasure to meet new people, help … Read more

Between Rounds: Growing Fad

MMA isn’t new anymore, it’s mainstream. It has found it’s way into more and more countries and soaked into the American fabric so that fans of all ages are familiar with the sport. Fighters are using many of the tools that established sports use regularly (nutrition, strength and conditioning, cross training, advanced rehab). Still there … Read more

Between Rounds: Drama and Consistency

MMA cutman David Maldonado

My life in MMA is one that has me near some of the excitement and talk of the sport, both inside the cage and out. Significant injuries, controversial fighters, questionable decisions, I seem to be magnetized to such sources of conversation. You won’t hear me complain, but I’m definitely in the wrong position if I’m … Read more

Between Rounds: Between Extremes

I’m told often by colleagues in MMA that I like to travel even more than they do. It’s true, but let me clarify: I like to help this sport and its fighters wherever I can regardless of stateliness or borders. The locations, the talent, the ethical behavior, the promotion quality, it’s been truly interesting to see each what differences the sport brings from extreme to extreme.

Between Rounds: Olympic goals

MMA cutman David Maldonado

I am very grateful to have been recently associated with multiple organizations trying to create criteria and standardization for a future goal of having MMA as an Olympic sport. It is obviously an exciting opportunity for me and of course for the future fighters that can participate.