9 Secrets To Finishing The Rear Naked Choke
In this hilarious video some BJJ bros show 9 effective techniques for getting under the chin and finishing the RNC :))
Conor McGregor Wrecks $275,000 Car And Walks Away Uninjured!
Remember this infamous “WTF” photo of Conor McGregor and his new gift (a $275,000 lime green lambo)?
Apparently whatever drugs he must have been on to take that photo caused him to destroy that very same car. Fortunately Conor was able to escape injury free.
An eyewitness stated that the car hit a speed bump and then ran into a pole. They were surprised to see Conor McGregor emerge from the car without a scratch. Police arrived on the scene and verified that Conor was not under the influence.
Check out an image of the scene below.
(Floyd Mayweather, left, who turns 40 in February, is willing to come out of retirement to face the UFC fighter Conor McGregor. Composite: Action Images & Getty Images)
Floyd Mayweather Offers New Terms To Fight Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather has said he will come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor but only if he gets paid $100m (£82m) and the Irish UFC star is prepared to take a career-high $15m (£12m), plus a minor slice of the pay-per-view revenue.
Meanwhile, the 38-year-old Manny Pacquiao, who had been hoping for a rematch with Mayweather, has agreed to defend his WBO welterweight title against a little-known Queensland schoolteacher, Jeff Horn, in Brisbane in April, according to unconfirmed reports in Australia. It is part of a three-fight farewell Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, is organising for the Filipino senator.
It is the Mayweather-McGregor fight that would create the substantially bigger buzz, however, which says much about the state of boxing and the rise of mixed martial arts. Regardless of the fact it would be a mismatch, it still might be the richest fight in either fighting discipline in 2017.
Mayweather, who turns 40 next month and retired undefeated in September 2015, has teased his fans for months with the prospect of having one more fight to match the 50-0 record of Rocky Marciano.
In an exclusive interview with ESPN, the American said: “I’m saying right here: Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants the fight – let’s make it hap
“We tried to make the fight. They know what my number is. My number was a guaranteed $100m. We’re the A-side and I don’t know how much money he has made? I’m pretty sure he hasn’t even made $10m from an MMA bout. But we are willing to give him $15m and then we can talk about splitting the percentage, the back-end percentage on pay-per view.
“But of course we’re the A-side. How can a guy talk about $20m or $30m if he’s never even made $8m or $9m [for one fight]?”
In his penultimate appearance in May 2015, Mayweather split a record $340m purse 60/40 with Pacquiao and boosted his take to an estimated $300m with his share of the pay-per-view. However, the cachet of both champions has faded and Mayweather has little or no interest in a rematch. Given the reaction to a bout that inevitably disappointed after serial postponements over five years, neither is there a great hunger for it among boxing fans.
“The only thing I’m probably interested in,” Mayweather added, “is the Conor McGregor fight. I’m a businessman, and it makes more business sense.”
McGregor, who recently acquired a boxing licence in California, has yet to respond
Sick And Rare Rickson Gracie BJJ Footage From The 1980’s
Rickson Gracie, son of Helio Gracie, was born into Brazilian jiu-jitsu. At the age of four years he began competing; at 15 he started to teach it; and at 18 he received his black belt. At 20, Gracie won his first victory against the famous 230-pound (104 kg) Brazilian brawler Rei Zulu (father of Zuluzinho). With this victory, Rickson gained immediate national acclaim. Five years later Zulu requested a rematch and lost to Rickson again, in Maracanazinho before an audience of 20,000 spectators.
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Check Out Demian Maia On The Latest Grappling Central Podcast!
In this episode, we are joined by arguably the greatest representative of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in MMA, Demain Maia. Demian talks about why he quit Kung Fu as a teen to start BJJ, funny stories from the mats and his excitement for a Welterweight title shot!
The UFC May Be Firing Joe Rogan?!
What a change a few months can make. When the UFC sale was revealed following UFC 200, one of the big things the UFC made sure to do was lock down Joe Rogan’s continued participation as color commentator for another year, ensuring the voices behind the fights wouldn’t change with the new ownership. But now that WME-IMG’s plans to try and increase TV deal revenues by over 300% are starting to become clear, it seems like they don’t feel like he’s an essential part of the product.
Longtime cable television insider Dave Meltzer has reported that many aspects of UFC shows may change. WME-IMG is willing to hand control of production (currently taken care of in-house by the UFC) over to whatever network wins the next TV deal. And that means Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan may go.
They certainly are hype masters. You can’t watch a commercial for an upcoming UFC event without Joe Rogan screaming in excitement and Goldberg catchphrases all over the place. But is that such a bad thing? We’ve experienced other networks handling MMA production duties in the past, and I have yet to witness anyone doing it better than the UFC. As homogeneous as the shows may have become, there’s something to be said about the way the company keeps the trains running on time. And it’s nice to have a commentary booth devoid of clueless chucklehead announcers who don’t know the sport (I’m looking at you, Gus Johnson).
This isn’t a matter of WME-IMG just having a hate on for the job Goldberg and Rogan do, though. The whole thing has a lot to do with money. They just paid $4.3 billion for the company, and they need to start making some of that back, fast. We’ve already seen them wipe out a huge section of UFC staff, including most of their international offices. Next up is the in house production team. While letting the networks handle things means less control, it also means big savings, and that’s clearly what the new owners are looking for as they prepare to sort out future TV rights for the sport.
Miesha Tate And Bryan Caraway Punk A BJJ Class!
Bryan Caraway and Miesha Tate decide to help out a BJJ studio in North Bay, Ontario, Canada and pull off a funny prank on these students…their reaction is just priceless!
It’s funny how with just a white belt and head gear nobody could recognize Bryan.
Ralek Gracie Heading To Bellator. His Brothers Rener And Ryron Break Ties.
Ralek Gracie, of the famed Gracie jiu-jitsu family, has signed a contract to compete in Bellator MMA.
Gracie, 31, confirmed the signing to ESPN.com. His debut is currently targeted for a televised event on Jan. 21 in Inglewood, California, against an opponent yet to be determined. He plans to fight at middleweight.
Son of iconic jiu-jitsu practitioner Rorion Gracie and nephew of UFC legend Royce Gracie, Ralek Gracie (3-0) hasn’t competed in MMA since 2010. All of his pro fights occurred in Japan. His most recent was a decision win against Kazushi Sakuraba in May 2010.
“I’m ready to get myself back out there,” Gracie said. “I competed in a Metamoris jiu-jitsu match [in July], and I felt like I got in amazing shape but wasn’t able to focus like I wanted, because I was running my own show.
“I’ve always fought MMA. I never really competed in jiu-jitsu. I was always attracted to more of a real fight. I think people still want to know what this original style of jiu-jitsu can do in modern MMA. I’m into that, and I’m into being a catalyst in that story.”
Gracie jiu-jitsu has served an integral role in the evolution of mixed martial arts. The sport was born in many ways at UFC 1 in November 1993, when Royce Gracie submitted three men on the same night to win the first UFC tournament.
Ralek Gracie’s involvement in professional MMA has been limited thus far. He said injuries and the responsibilities of fatherhood contributed to his decision to step away from competition years ago.
“Life got in the way a little bit,” Gracie said. “For me, it was always the goal [to compete in MMA], but I didn’t get paid for my last fight against Sakuraba. [Japanese promotion] DREAM was in a position where they were going down, and it was bad timing for me. At that time, I needed something more stable. I had kids. I needed to be more responsible for their future and think differently, but in the meantime, I always watched the growth of the sport.”
In 2014, Gracie founded Brazilian jiu-jitsu promotion Metamoris, which got off to a strong start but has since fallen under controversy.
The submission-only promotion has featured the likes of several Gracie family members, decorated grapplers and MMA stars in Chael Sonnen and Rory MacDonald, among others. Along the way, however, the promotion faced accusations of false charges on stored consumer credit cards and failure to pay its competitors.
Earlier this week, Flograppling.com reported Gracie’s brothers, Ryron and Rener, issued an internal email cautioning Gracie academies from conducting business with Ralek and Metamoris. Ralek Gracie expressed optimism about Metamoris and his relationship with his brothers, while reiterating his excitement about MMA.
“I really want to focus on this right now, but I definitely would say [Metamoris] is doing everything it can to move forward in the most honorable way possible,” Gracie said. “It’s tough, man. We went through a hard time, and I think people took for granted what we were bringing to the table — something that was revolutionary for the sport. We were really young, really green and didn’t have the business experience.
“It’s a surreal thing, to answer questions about my brothers — and even trying to defend yourself is dishonorable in this kind of situation. We’re just doing the best we can, and I think there are some stuff behind the scenes that people don’t know about and shouldn’t know about. I really don’t like avoiding questions, but at the end of the day, I really don’t think it’s important or relevant in this circumstance. This [Bellator signing] is very exciting and I’m excited to compete.”