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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. Read More »

Leo Frincu: What is the definition and purpose of a fitness/athletic trainer/coach?

Coach Leo Frincu with one of his star pupils, former UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

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. Read More »

Interview: Meet UFC’s newest bantamweight Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling

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. Read More »

UFC on FOX 10: Seven questions with Eddie Wineland

eddie wineland-prommanow

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 about his upcoming fight as well as his thoughts on next week's Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber main event. Read More »

Exclusive | Justin Gaethje: ‘I guarantee I will knock Rich Patishnock out’


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 Read More »

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