UFC 189 Full Embedded Series + McGregor & Mendes Open Workouts




UFC 189 Full Embedded Series + McGregor & Mendes Open Workouts


UFC 189 is just around the corner! For those who haven’t seen the highly entertaining embedded series which encapsulated the build up to this mega-fight, we have it here for you! It is well worth a watch!


I could be happy with a Mendes or a McGregor win, for different reasons. One thing I noticed though in Conor McGregor’s open workout video below, is that he was seemingly being beat up by his mit holder and grappling partner. It was a little weird to see. I’m wondering if anyone else saw this as well, or if it was just me.


Ok enough rambling. Enjoy the videos!












And if you simply can’t get enough, below is the UFC 189 press conference call.



This Saturday, July 11th it all goes down! See you there!


How To Master Jiu-Jitsu – The 2 Most Important Aspects Of Training – Firas Zahabi




How To Master Jiu-Jitsu – The 2 Most Important Aspects Of Training – Firas Zahabi


If you like a good ol’ fashioned Jiu-Jitsu philosophical discussion then you are going to love this video. Tristar gym coach Firas Zahabi has been on a tear lately with fantastic BJJ instructionals and tutorials. Firas is widely known as the coach and friend of MMA legend Georges St-Pierre.



Firas studies under John Danaher. Check out this amazing brand new video from BJJ hacks featuring the great coach of great coaches.



Anderson Silva Back In Gi, Training With Ricardo De La Riva




Anderson Silva Back In Gi, Training With Ricardo De La Riva


The two Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts started training together in 2014. Anderson was looking to supplement his guard game in case he would need it against Nick Diaz at UFC 183.


“Ricardo De La Riva is the best in Jiu-Jitsu when it comes to the guard, in addition to being the master of my teachers. Sometimes when working on the ground, and work my guard I ask for help from Master De La Riva to sharpen my guard game” – Anderson Silva



That was fun to watch, but I wonder who tapped?


UFC Allows Aldo To Be Berated By Fans For An Hour In Dublin




UFC Allows Aldo To Be Berated By Fans For An Hour In Dublin


I have been watching the UFC for many years. I have also watched many pre-fight press conferences and post-fight press conferences. Never before have I seen anything like today’s UFC 189 “press conference” in Ireland.


Most notably, there was only one member of the press who asked a question.


For almost an hour the UFC allowed drunken fans to have a microphone and a world-wide stage to berate one of the most dominant champions in the UFC. Fans were allowed to curse Jose Aldo up and down. Conor MacGregor was allowed to snatch Jose Aldo’s belt off the table and hold it up for fans, without recompense.


Calling this event a press conference was a joke. Calling it a circus would be more fitting.


The poise and demeanor of Jose Aldo was staggering. He sat there and took every hit from the crowd like a professional.


I was a Conor MacGregor fan. Now I hope Aldo kicks his legs off.



PS. As a side note, Conor announces in the conference that he will not be doing No Gi worlds in Europe in April like he said he would.


5 Classic Renzo Gracie Videos For His Birthday




5 classic videos of Jiu Jitsu and MMA legend Renzo Gracie!


Parabens, Feliz Aniversario!


Renzo Gracie was born on March 11, 1967, in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. He is the grandson of Gracie Jiu Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie and son of 9th Dan BJJ black belt Robson Gracie, brother to Ralph and Ryan Gracie. Like most men in the Gracie family, Renzo started training Jiu Jitsu as an infant. He had formal instructor from many of the Gracie patriarchs, but to of his biggest influences were the legendary Rolls Gracie and Carlos Gracie Jr (the man who later awarded him his black belt).


The Renzo Gracie name is also a synonym of Vale-Tudo, the famous No Holds Barred style of fighting in Brazil that originated today’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Renzo’s first official fight was at the age of 25 in the Gracie Vale Tudo Challenge were he submitted his opponent Luiz Augusto Alvareda by rear naked choke.


Renzo pursued his fighting career moving to the US to compete where the sport was gaining recognition after the early UFC’s, he also opened his own academy in New York, a gym that rapidly became a reference in America and the world for high quality Jiu Jitsu. From this same academy Renzo Gracie forged fighters such as Matt Serra, John Danaher, Ricardo Cachorão, Shawn Williams, Jerry Rinaldi and many, many others. [source: BJJ Heroes]


Renzo Gracie Highlight Video


Renzo Finishes Guy Before He Rolls Out Of The Ring


Renzo And Relson Talk Candidly About Street Fighting Past


Renzo Makes Short Work Of A Muscular Wrestler


Renzo Gracie Documentary


Check out our story about how Renzo famously fought off muggers while live tweeting about it!


And finally, some great Renzo Gracie advice:



The MMA Fighter Who Beat Up The Weigh-in Bully Speaks



(Sherdog Photo)


Last night we posted the viral video of Ben “10” Nguyen being bullied at the weigh-ins by his opponent Julian “Julez The Jackal” Rabaud. Ben Nguyen simply smiled off the attempt to intimidate and when the fight happened he destroyed “The Jackal” in under 30 seconds. The fight took place at Nitro 11 almost exactly a year ago today.


Following the viral video below is Ben Nguyen’s “Ask Me Anything” regarding the ordeal!



I’m that guy who knocked out that tatted up jerk and made it to the front page of Reddit:


I’ve been a big time lurker here for 5+ years and now recently started posting. I am a professional MMA fighter, computer geek, and avid motorcycle rider. You could say I like doing what I like to do. My nationality is Vietnamese American from SOUTH DAKOTA and I am now chasing the dream Down Under! AMA!


EDIT: Holy crap, did not expect this to blow up and make it to the front page again. I need to buy a lotto ticket NOW!


EDIT #2: Needed to add South Dakota to my bio. The state doesn’t receive enough love.


EDIT #3: I love and have kittens named Tofu and Yuki! Don’t break Reddit!: http://imgur.com/Vne0eZi


EDIT #4: For the people asking what his response was after the fight, he said “I know he has skills but it was nothing but F***ing luck” http://themmacorner.com/2014/07/22/julian-julz-the-jackal-rabaud-a-tale-of-pain-and-glory/


EDIT #5: Doing an AMA might have been a bad thing to start at 2AM in the morning. Need to catch some z’s Reddit! I’ll be back on in a few hours to answer some more questions. G’night or should I say G’Day!


EDIT # 6: Ok, Lad Bible fine, BJPenn.com alright, but front page on Reddit for the past 4 hours?? GTFO! Am I dreaming??


EDIT #7: Just wanted to take the time to thank everyone on the interwebz for making this possible. Never in a million years would I thought I’d be doing my OWN AMA. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


EDIT #8: Still overwhelmed by the amount of support I’ve received and I am so thankful for it. It’s been an exciting 12 hours answering everyone’s questions. Thank you EVERYONE!


You can browse the entire AMA and all of the comments here.