Martial arts and veterans tend to share a common ground; a number of big names in MMA are ex-military, including Brian Stan, Martin Stapleton, Paul Daley, Randy Couture and of course Tim Kennedy, who’s still serving his country. It doesn’t just stop with professionals though – a lot of veterans find that the discipline, comradery and physical challenge of martial arts training helps them with transitioning from military to civilian life. Liz Carmouche, who served three tours in Iraq as a Marine Corps helicopter mechanic, has said in interviews that without her MMA training she would have struggled a lot more when she left the military, and may not have become the person she is today.Continue reading FQ’s Favourites From The Hayabusa ‘Back to Class’ Sale
We’re past the halfway point of 2019 and the UFC train keeps on rolling with their new ESPN+ deal. With some big cards already behind us this year FQ is looking to the next six months, and these are the fighters we’re excited about:Continue reading Five UFC fighters to watch for the rest of the year
You may not have heard of it, but the Internet of Things looks set to take over. The idea of imbedding technology like sensors in previously ‘dumb’ equipment and monitoring their output is predicted to revolutionise everything from how our cities run to how we turn the lights off in our living rooms (thanks Alexa). This has translated directly to sports and sports performance, for fighters this includes a number of trackers you can fit into your handwraps to analyse your performance (We’ve reviewed the ones from Hykso, Everlast/PIQ and Corner), to receive details on what strikes and combos you’re using, how hard you’re hitting and how much work you’re getting done each round.
UFC London kicks off today and is set to be a explosive night of fights! The undercard is slated to begin at 5pm GMT (1pm ET), followed by the main card at 8pm GMT (4pm ET). Seeing as it’s in our backyard Fight Quality have been following proceedings – the other day we went along to the open workouts and got some self defence tips from Jorge Masvidal.Continue reading UFC London (Fight Night 147) Weigh-ins and Predictions
With their London event coming up quick on Saturday the 16th the UFC’s hype train keeps rolling on, with the Open Workouts taking place at York Hall last night. With the event free to attend it gave the fans a chance to see six of the main card fighters up close and in action – Fight Quality got one of our writers through the doors to see what went down.