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

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, 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 »

Dana White UFC 169 vlog

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Backstage footage of Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva's epic rematch is mostly what you will get out of the newest vlog from our friend Dana White. If Matt Serra's voice and jovial spirit aren't enough to keep you watching the entire 14 plus minutes, than you should evaluate your love for MMA. We get to see the the stitching of Bobby Voelker's head as well as a distraught Chris Leben in defeat. Read More »

Monday Morning Quarterbacking With Dr. Rhadi Ferguson – January 20th

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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. Read More »

Baltimore lands Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira title fight at UFC 172

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Hopefully this is the last time we have to report the date and place for the light heavyweight title fight between champ Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira. As of now it appears that the two will tangle in Baltimore at UFC 172 on April 26th according to the Baltimore Sun. MMAJunkie.com is also reporting that this will be the case as it will be the first time Baltimore will host a UFC event Read More »

UFC 168: Gracie Breakdown of Ronda Rousey’s armbar win over Miesha Tate *Video*

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The Gracie brothers are at it again as they take a look at some of the fights that took place at UFC 168 and dissect them in a way only the Gracie's can do. The first thing you see is Ronda Rousey's camp reaction to Anderson Silva breaking his leg against Chris Weidman. They then take a look at Jim Miller's submission win over Fabricio Cameos, Rousey's second armbar win over Tate, and why Rousey refused to shake Tate's hand after the battle was over. Read More »

Five biggest MMA questions going into 2014

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A year ago I wrote about the five biggest questions going into 2013, and you can check it out right here as well as the answers the year provided. However, it's now 2014 and a new year brings new questions and things to be on the lookout for moving forward. That's what we plan to do here in this piece. What are the give biggest MMA questions going into 2014? Read More »

Answers: Five huge MMA questions of 2013

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The 2013 year has officially come to a close with the UFC 168 event that took place on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been an incredible year with great fights, some surprises, and the end of a couple of era's in MMA. I wrote a piece in early January 2013 posing five huge questions going into the year. I'll do the same with 2014 in a couple of days. However, I wanted to revisit those five questions and provide some insight and answers to those questions. Read More »

UFC 168: Ronda Rousey backstage interview *Video*

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey spoke just minutes after retaining her title against arch nemesis Miesha Tate at UFC 168. Rousey elaborated on her post-fight interview with Joe Rogan in which she spoke on why she respects Tate as a competitor, but also why she can't shake her hand at this time. Also, she spoke on her thoughts of being boo'ed by the audience and why that doesn't bother her as long as they are loud. Read More »

Exclusive| Bec Hyatt opens up about The Ultimate Fighter 20

Carla Esparza vs Bec Hyatt

"I'm still a little fish in a big pond," explains Bec "Rowdy" Hyatt on whether she considers herself a household name or superstar in MMA. But that may all change when the new season of TUF 20 begins and the new women of UFC takeover. The former INVICTA fighter, who recently signed with UFC is already a social media Queen in the sport, but realizes she has a lot more work to do and fights to win before she hits the Carano or Rousey status. Read More »

The Aftermath: UFC 168

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After an amazing night of fights to close out the 2013 campaign, we have a whole new list of match ups that we can start talking about. Some things were already set in place prior to UFC 168 but now they are as cemented as they can be (always subject to change). Let's look at three fights that we think are going to happen and how they will help shape 2014. For fun I'll throw in three fights that need to happen Read More »

Is Ronda Rousey a poor sport?

Ronda Rousey

After watching UFC 168 last night, one has to wonder what it really means to be a champion in MMA. Just because someone is a "champion" at something doesn't mean they should be admired. Or does it? Read More »

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