“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
Author: Emma Lazarus
This inscription on the Statue of Liberty greets immigrants at the golden door of America which creates an opportunity awaiting them. As the fastest growing professional sport, mixed martial arts, continues to emerge around the world, the industry has created opportunities for individuals other than athletes competing. Two young entrepreneurs, Kali Robbins and Jennifer D’Acquisto, turned their passion into a business opportunity with the creation of Moxy MMA.
On this week's edition of the Low Blow, Justin and Jorge rundown this past weekend's exciting combat sports action featuring an upset of year candidate of Adonis Stevenson knocking out Chad Dawson and great brawls featuring Erislandy Lara versus Alfredo Angulo and Marcos Maidana versus Josesito Lopez. We also breakdown UFC on Fuel 10 and preview this weekend's UFC 161 card.
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Tim Kennedy (15-4) is finally making the long-awaited transition from Strikeforce into the Ultimate Fighting Championship and although the road that got him there has not been easy to travel, Kennedy is just fine with that.
From a strategic standpoint the best defense essentially leads to a great offense. This application applies directly to dealing with the various life challenges one has to face on a daily basis. Any situation BJJ Black Belt Tino Martinez encounters centers on always finding a solution to neutralizing the problem. In fact this tactic has served as a great aid leading him to the successful career paths he is living today.
When covering the subject of looking to become a better individual Tino Martinez has always strived in doing just that. Since childhood troubling factors would play a major role in the struggles Martinez underwent growing up.
June 15 marks the kick off for Atlas Fights’ summer spectacular with a stacked fight card featuring some of the best fighters from the Gulf Coast area. Many were concerned when headliner Nick Smiley dropped off due to an injury requiring a shoulder surgery, however, Atlas fan favorite Aaron “Yoda” Williams stepped up to take over the main-event spot taking on Dereck Arcement.
Having a strong mentality centers on one's outlook on how to approach any situation in life. From building a technical game to setting goals, many BJJ practitioners have set their own way for becoming a better athlete and individual. Brian Beaury is amongst the many people ingrained with a successful mindset. Developing this mentality has led him to great feats in his journey as a grappler. A lot of attributes contributed to this individual's growth which Beaury was more than open to reveal to us at US Combat Sports.
Allow me to ask you a foolish question: Do you know who Rafael Lovato Jr is? Of course you do! Alright, now that we have that out of the way, let’s proceed with this entry. Lovato, a world renowned grappler has been doing amazing things on the mat for many years now.
The Carlos Machado black belt has done almost everything imaginable when it comes to grappling; World Championships, NoGi World Championships, Pan Am’s, Brazilian National Championships, Metamoris, ADCC, Grapplers Quest…the list can go on and on.
On this packed edition of the Low Blow, Justin and Jorge welcome Middle Easy's Michael Mardones (aka LayzieTheSavage) to discuss the origins of Middle Easy.com and its unique approach to MMA. We also welcome Super Bantamweight Jorge Diaz onto the program to discuss his bout against Yenifel Vicente for WBC Fecarbox Super Bantamweight Title on ESPN Friday Night Fights next week. The hosts also discuss Bellator landing Rampage Jackson and preview this weekend's combat sports action.
World Series of Fighting President and six-time world kickboxing champion and two-time Hall of Famer Ray Sefo participated in a national media conference call today along with several of the main card fighters to discuss the highly-anticipated World Series of Fighting professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event on Friday, June 14, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Headlining the fight card, in the welterweight (170 pound division) is a long-awaited rematch between superstar rivals, Jon Fitch (24-5) of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Josh ‘The People’s Warrior’ Burkman (25-9) of Salt Lake City, Utah.
“To be the best, you have to beat the best,” is an often used—if not abused—term in the sporting world. Every athlete in every sport is told if you want to be the best you can be, then go out and dethrone someone who is better than you. And if you don’t, then you aren’t good.
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