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.
This week I was able to lock down Dr. Ferguson again and this time I asked him some really tough questions about two of his friends, Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. Dr. Ferguson has trained and consulted for Rashad and he went to the Olympic Games in 2004 with Daniel Cormier and fought in Strikeforce with him and on the same card in 2011.
Happy New Year! I was able to finally lock down Ronda Rousey’s 2004 Olympic Teammate and fellow Pro MMA Now Staff Writer Dr. Rhadi Ferguson to ask him some questions about Ronda Rousey and here’s what he had to say. Jack Bratcher: Dr. Ferguson, what is your assessment of Ronda’s last fight with Miesha Tate? … Read more