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Everything that Went Wrong With Weidman v Mousasi at UFC 210

The co-main event of UFC 210 featured a bout between the two most memetic middleweights on the roster- “The” Chris “The All American” Weidman versus Gegard “Moose-sassy” “Musashi” Mousasi. Weidman used the forward pressure and well-timed takedowns he’s known for

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu On Medication

Starting Jiu Jitsu on medication? I’m on statins, blood thinner, and blood pressure medication. Been on them after my heart attack some years back. They’re also responsible for me not being on the mats the past two years.  I burned

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Who Promoted Convicted Sex Criminal Paul Saucido to Black Belt?

The black belt is a symbol of mastery. Should it be a symbol of character too? In 2009, at a party, Paul Saucido sexually assaulted a woman who was passed out in a bathroom. He then followed her home and

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Probably Get Some Heat For This…

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast. Teaching the white belt class tonight, I said it more than times than I remember. How many times have we all tried to power through a move, forget a piece of the equation that

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Frames – Not Just For Pretty Pictures.

Over the years, I’ve changed my game drastically. I used to love passing loose, and use my athletic ability to pass guard, go for subs, attempt to hang with the young-ins. Well as much as a 250+ man can anyways.

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Teaching Yourself How To Suck Less

Depending on your level, teaching is one of the pillars of growing as a Grappler. Teaching is learning twice. If you have had the chance to read “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell you are already familiar with 10,000 hours and perfect

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Can’t Unsee: How Racism In Politics Colored My View of the Welterweight Title

I’ve been out of the sports writing game for a little over two years now- having made the Faustian bargain called “adulthood” where I spend so much energy at work that I can’t dedicate myself to the things I really

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Eat Fresh-ish: Only 50% Chicken DNA in Subway’s “Oven-Roasted Chicken”

Your options for lunch are limited so you make the best of a “meh” situation and go to Subway. After all, you saw an ad where that one guy lost a lot of weight. Sure, he turned out to be

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First Time Poster Long Time Grappler

It’s 9:53pm on a Wednesday. I finished Jiu Jitsu around 8:30, sat out the last hour, tired. But I sparred today. First time in almost two years. I didn’t last the whole round, five minutes out of six. Lack of

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