The purpose of a trainer is to provide the athlete with the necessary tools to improve his/her performance. A trainer’s goal is to create an environment where an athlete acquires effective behavior rapidly. During training, a trainer must make it a priority to create opportunities to expose a particular weakness and enhance physical/mental strength in their athlete. Since you (the athlete) is the one performing, their job (the trainer’s) is to increase your ability to make fast and effective decisions under stress. NOT to make the decisions for you.
After an injury forced Bryan Caraway out of his bout against Lucas Martins scheduled for Feb. 22 at UFC 170, the UFC went in search of a bantamweight that could fill the slot on roughly three weeks notice. In steps undefeated 24-year-old New Yorker and Serra-Longo fighter, Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling (8-0).
Mr. Sterling was kind enough to answer a few of our questions this week so you fight fans could get familiar with the UFC’s newest addition to their bantamweight roster.
Fresh off a bantamweight title shot against Renan Barao last September Eddie Wineland steps back in the Octagon this Saturday as he faces Yves Jabouin on UFC on FOX 10’s preliminary card airing live on FOX Sports 1.
Though it’s a busy week for Eddie, he was kind enough to speak with ProMMAnow.com about his upcoming fight as well as his thoughts on next week’s Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber main event.
The headliner at World Series Of Fighting 8 is to be electric as undefeated Justin Gaethje takes on Rich Patishnock. Gaethje himself is assuring fans that they will deliver, going so far as to bet his life on it. With a card already stacked from top to bottom and all match-ups likely to please even the most difficult fight enthusiasts, it’s still hard to imagine an athlete willing to risk his life for our entertainment, but that’s until you speak Justin Gaethje
One of the many ‘must-watch’ bouts scheduled for WSOF 8 this Saturday features two men that could certainly steal the show, as Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson squares off with Mike Kyle. Both athletes have suffered setbacks in past months that forced this long-awaited tilt to be rescheduled twice. Now with all injuries behind them, Johnson and Kyle are finally set to meet in a fight that is almost six months in the making and sure to be fireworks!
World Series of Fighting has put together an incredible card to kickoff 2014 with WSOF 8 Gaethje vs Patishnock. This card features two title bouts, a light heavyweight slug-match and many more promising match-ups. One tilt scheduled for January 18th that is flying under the radar pits heavyweights Derrick Mehmen against Scott Barret in what should be a great battle.
Following a dominant victory over Siyar Bahadurzada at UFC 168, John “Doomsday” Howard continues to climb the rankings since returning to the UFC back in August of 2013. With a career resurgence and an ever-improving skill set, “Doomsday” is highly focused and motivated on marching towards the title in his second campaign with the worlds biggest MMA promotion
The World Series of Fighting has been able to accomplish a great deal in the first year of its existence and this meteoric rise to becoming a premiere MMA league has been nothing but astonishing. From landing a broadcast deal for their first event, to gaining huge momentum worldwide and signing some of MMA’s most promising new athletes, the WSOF team has been working hard to build this brand into a promotion that could soon rival the big dogs of this game. While the brilliant minds behind WSOF have achieved consummate growth since the promotions debut in November of 2012, it seems they’re just getting started.
As 2013 slowly comes to an end, many of us recall what an incredible year it has been for our beloved sport. From stunning upsets, to timeless wars of attrition and heart, 2013 has delivered countless memories for fight-fans across the globe. Although, one story that hasn’t received the attention it deserves would have to be the remarkable revitalization in the career of a man that some may have all-to-soon have forgotten, Leonard Garcia.
While the main event at UFC 168 casts an enormous shadow over the remainder of the card as fight fans anticipate the biggest rematch in UFC history, one of the many great tilts flying under the radar leading up to December 28th pits welterweight sluggers Siyar Bahadurzada against the resurgent John “Doomsday” Howard.