Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison explains how she had enough of being disrespected by USA Judo and provides a scathing speech to USA Judo and its attendees at a fundraising dinner on the weekend of the National Judo Championships. Kayla Harrison – Olympic & World Champion said, “Judo, I love you but I’m breaking … Read more
First and foremost, I would like to say that I have all the love, respect and admiration for BJ Penn in the world. And this article is NOT about BJ Penn. This article goes out to every coach and aspiring athlete in combat sports and more specifically, MMA. Every fight, every battle and every contest … Read more
As I’m writing this, I am now 39-years-old and I would like to say that I am happy to report that I can most definitely ride a bicycle. I know, I know. You are absolutely amazed, but before you start showering me with roses and praise, let me tell you — it did not come … Read more
It’s Monday, but it’s not morning, but we’re still “quarterbacking” with the good Dr. Rhadi Ferguson. This week I spoke to the Doctor about the Jessica Eye situation, the upcoming Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann fight, a mixed martial arts union, and I finally got his prediction for Rousey vs. McMann and Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans. Here we go…
Once again I was able to catch up with Dr. Ferguson for another Monday Morning Quarterbacking Session and the good doctor has some interesting things to say. We were able to touch on Bendo, MMA research, Jessica Eye, Ronda Rousey, Strongstyle MMA and what he feels about the criticism of people who don’t “finish fights.”
Jack Bratcher: It seems like wrestling is generally perceived as the best fit for the sport as a foundation.
Dr. Rhadi Ferguson: Yes it does seem that way but it’s a false read that people are getting. What you see in MMA is called a convenient sample. You are looking at a sample of population of people which has a huge North American/United States bias and slant on it. There are more practitioners of martial arts in the world than there are wrestling practitioners. And if you don’t think so, just look at the adult population.