Free lesson: Yoga for BJJ basic class

The benefits of a regular yoga practice are manifold. Successful athletes from a multitude of sports use the time-tested methods of yoga to help supplement their training and extend the longevity of their careers. Mixed martial arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) can be very hard on the body, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints, … Read more

Westside MMA celebrating 10th Anniversary

A little more than 10 years ago, Roli Delgado and Matt Hamilton set their sights on bringing high-level MMA training to their hometown, Little Rock, Ark. A decade later, the former UFC fighter’s vision — Little Rock’s Westside MMA — is stronger than ever. Arkansas’ largest martial arts academy, Westside MMA fighters have competed in the UFC, … Read more

Daniel Bryan posts comeback workout video, check it out

Check out former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan working out with some deep squats en route to a comeback. He posted this video to Instagram. “Will I return to the ring? No matter what anyone says, I keep training like the answer will be #YesYesYes. #NeverGiveUp” Will I return to the ring? No matter … Read more

Meet Conor McGregor’s secret weapon: Ido Portal

If you’ve seen the new full-length UFC 194 Embedded on FOX episode, you know that Conor McGregor has been working with movement specialist Ido Portal. When you watch Conor move during a fight, the influence is immediately recognizable. Check out this new interview with Ido Portal as he talks about exactly what he does, how MMA training … Read more

There are three categories of athletes

There are three categories of athletes. There are 70% who want to stay but need to go. There are 25% who want to go but need to stay. And the 2% who want to go but also know when they should stay. Oxygen is what fuels us. Our heart is our engine and our mind … Read more

Preparing for Conflict: The Nick Smiley blog #1

Hello friends, family and fans of the great MMA world! My name is Nick Smiley. For those of you who don’t know who I am, I’m a heavyweight pro from the little town of Ellabell, Georgia, a speck on the map between Savannah and Statesboro. I got my start in combat sports in 2001 through … Read more

Leo Frincu: What’s your goal in training?

Why do athletes train? I’ll make it short and concise, although each sentence is a definition on it’s own. You don’t train to overcome hard workouts. Your goal in training is to acquire tools to make hard look easy and new look old, quickly. You train to gain and maintain self-control. That’s your ultimate goal. … Read more

ProMMAnow.com product review: Orange Mud HydraQuiver hydration pack

When it comes to hydration, there are many options on the market from handheld products, waste pack solutions, and even bladder type back mounted packs. Those type of products all have their advantages and disadvantages and often come down to personal preference. It’s not often that a product comes out that is truly innovative, but in the past year, Orange Mud has consistently launched products that push the envelope in both form and function.