Coach’s blog – worst training injuries

If one of your testicles gets to be this size, you may want to go to the doctor.
If one of your testicles gets to be this size, you may want to go to the doctor.

Gym Date – 9.18.09

Our mission to decide what is the worst training injury. I think I win, but others may disagree. Here it goes…

While training in California I felt something like a groin pull while I was rolling. So when the round was up I went to the bathroom to take a leak. That’s when I looked down and saw that one of my balls was the size of an orange. So I walked out to the gym and told the guys what happened and one of the guys took me to the hospital.

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Coach’s blog – gym date 9-14-09

Listen to the coach; you might end up in the UFC too.

Our mission is to solve the riddle of why students can’t grasp that when we are training grappling there is no need to pretend or show the class you have an opening to strike your partner.

It seems the guy that has something to prove is acting up because he was dominated for the past two minutes and fifty seconds of the round. It makes no difference to this wanna-be, we’ll call him “Joe,” that the guy he is rolling with didn’t pretend to strike him when they were in dominate position, or that anyone else in class pretended to strike their training partners.

Nor does it matter to Joe that he has never fought before or that the guy he just threw the fake punches at has over 10 fights and would murder him.

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“SSF Invitational 10: Darkness” takes place this Saturday May 2nd in Clarksville, Tennessee

PRO MMA ( has received the full lineup of fights for “SSF Invitational 10: Darkness” which will take place at Appleton’s Harley Davidson in Clarksville, Tennessee this Saturday, May 2nd. There will be a total of sixteen MMA fights scheduled for the show including four title fights.

UFC veteran Hermes Franca will be there cornering fighters from SSF Submission Academy. After the fights everyone with ticket stubs will get into the after party for free. Hermes will be hosting the party along with Appleton, Budweiser, Drash and SSF.

Gates open at 2:00 pm CST and fights start at 3:00 pm CST. Tickets are general admission $15 and table seats $30. Appleton’s Harley Davidson is located at 2501 Hwy 41A Bypass, Clarksville, TN 37043. For tickets, information, or directions, call 931-561-0917.

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Froggy’s Fight Night presents ‘SSF 8: DEFIANCE’ in Ft. Campbell, KY April 4th results

PRO MMA ( was on hand to see some good local MMA action at Froggy’s located on the Ft. Campbell military base put on by Ron Dayley and his SSF Submission Academy.

All fighters gave a solid effort in what was all in all a good night of fights. In the main event Lorenz Larkin (8-0) of Cyclone MMA in Radcliff, Kentucky came away with the Heavyweight Title with a KO of a game Osazee Obaysi of Supreme Assassins fight team from Memphis, TN.

After the fight, PRO MMA ( caught up with Larkin to get his thoughts on the fight. “I felt good and I was just trying to take advantage of the openings and keep my record perfect,” Larkin said after the fight. His next fight will be April 24th in Louisville, KY for Viper League as he looks to stay unbeaten. Larkin is definitely a prospect to keep an eye on as seven of his eight wins have come by KO.

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Gameness Fighting Championship hosts ‘GFC 2’ in Nashville, TN on Feb. 14

PRO MMA ( will be live on hand for exclusive coverage of ‘GFC 2’ as GAMENESS FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP holds their sophomore event this Saturday night, Feb. 14, in Nashville, TN at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena. Doors open at 7pm CT. Fights start at 8pm CT. A total of 13 fights are scheduled for the … Read more