Coaching Through the Pain: Staying Motivated Through the Bumps and Bruises

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is an opportunity for growth.” – Unknown Quotes like the above are golden. They’re just harder to acknowledge in the moment. Whether you’re a youth just starting out, a highly competitive boxer or MMA fighter, or just someone looking … Read more

Darshan Palav: Ignition Fss – Life and Passion

Even in countries where MMA is an established sport, starting your own MMA gym is an expensive business. So, when you talk about countries like India, opening up a gym is something not many would do. However, for Darshan Palav, his gym Ignition FSS was a dream come true. “I established my first gym back … Read more

Does anyone know what this Alexandra Albu workout is called?

Russian UFC strawweight Alexandra “Stitch” Albu has released a new workout video that has us utterly confused. We must confess in all our years of covering MMA and fighters’ training regimens, we’ve never seen this one. If you know what this particular workout is called or have a good idea what it should be called please … Read more

Iaquinta and Weidman hi-tech training footage from New York Sports Science Lab

New York Sports Science Lab has sent over new exclusive footage of UFC Fighter Al Iaquinta training for his recent fight against Diego Sanchez who he ended up stopping via knockout just 1:38 into round 1. The win marked the fifth in a row for “Raging” Al, and four have been by knockout. Former UFC Middleweight … Read more

Watch Cris Cyborg do handstand pushups like a BOSS!

Cris Cyborg has to be one of the hardest working women in all of combat sports. Her training videos show the former Invicta FC featherweight champ accomplishing some rugged workouts and there’s a reason few women want to battle her in the cage. Check out this recent clip of Cyborg doing handstand pushups and a … Read more

A closer look: Iuri Alcantara’s rolling kneebar submission of Luke Sanders at UFC 209

If you saw Luke Sanders vs. Iuri Alcantara’s fight at UFC 209, like many, you probably thought “Cool Hand” was on the verge of stopping the 36-year-old BJJ black belt and 48-fight veteran. It was a dominant first round from Sanders aside from an illegal knee that resulted in a point-deduction for the Nashville native. It … Read more

Watch Countdown to UFC 208: Holm vs. De Randamie full episode

UFC 208 takes place this Saturday, Feb. 11, from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Holly Holm takes on Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight title in the main event. Former middleweight champ Anderson “The Spider” Silva, currently ranked No. 7, faces No. 8 ranked Derek Brunson in the co-headliner. Also, former Strikeforce middleweight champ … Read more

Interview: Bryan Caraway helping out MMA fighters in India

MMA in India is at its very inception. The sport hasn’t gained much of a mainstream acceptance and most fighters still need quality coaches. In their attempt to help Indian MMA grow, Superhuman Gym was back with another one of their seminars. This time they had top-ranked UFC bantamweight Bryan Caraway who was there to share … Read more