Here at FQ we’re about performance as much as looks. A great pair of boxing gloves needs to look good but also serve its purpose. That being said, there’s always going to be part of us that loves the feeling of taking an amazing looking pair of gloves out of your gym bag and feeling your training partners envious looks.Continue reading The Most Beautiful Boxing Gloves on the Market
When it comes to boxing gloves there are so many options that, quite understandably, the market can be a bit overwhelming. You can find a style to fit every taste, a wide range of materials and innovations and, most importantly, a price to suit every budget.Continue reading FQ’s Five Favourite Luxury Boxing Glove Brands
With the new ESPN pay-per-view deal the UFC have just signed have we seen the end of the Money Fight Era of MMA?Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the UFC Superstar
Hayabusa have recently announced their official collaboration with Marvel for the new Marvel Hero Elite series.Continue reading Hayabusa Teams Up With Marvel For Unique Equipment Line
Nicknames and fighters have always gone together, with the best ones becoming more well known that the fighters actual names; like ‘Money’ Mayweather or ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Some people go as intimidating as possible with their nicknames, some are boastful, a fair few are funny and quite a lot are terrible. Here at Fight Quality we’ve put together a list of our favourite badass fighter nicknames for you to enjoy:
We saw quite a few big UFC moments in 2018, big wins, upsets, and champions being toppled as well as fighter trades, controversy, and dolly’s being thrown through bus windows. But as we’re heading deeper into 2019 Fight Quality is starting to think of the fight’s that we want to see happen before the end of the year.Continue reading Five UFC Fights That We Want To See In 2019
The odds are that if you’re reading this article you’re an MMA fan, and we’re willing to bet that the majority of you are reading this on a smartphone right now. Here at FQ we want to make sure you’re getting the most of out your fight gear, but we also want you to get the most out of the device you’re holding in your hand right now. The list below is our five favourite MMA apps which will keep you up to date on everything MMA.
There’s something nice about showing your passion with your clothing – whether it’s your favourite musician, or the sports team you support. But what if you’re interested in combat sports like Boxing or Mixed Martial Arts?Continue reading The Best T-Shirts for Boxing and MMA Fans
We often feel that BJJ doesn’t get the credit it’s due when it comes to MMA – a lot of casual fans don’t appreciate the sheer technical ability that goes into submissions and how difficult it can be to secure the tap, especially when the person you’re trying to control is trying to punch you in the face.
MMA is a tough sport to reach superstardom in. A well placed head kick (Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm) or a solid wrestler (Francis Ngannou vs Stipe Miocic) can derail the hype train very quickly. That said, there’s always a new generation of MMA fighters working their way up the ranks, taking on the current stars of the sport and trying to make their name.
It difficult to argue against the suggestion that the ground game of MMA is the most technical element of the sport. The first two UFC tournaments were won by Royce Gracie, a ‘man in pyjamas’ who turned up and taught the world what a high level BJJ practitioner could do. It quickly became essential for MMA fighters to become proficient at ground fighting, and many other accomplished BJJ players have made the transition to MMA – leading to some painful submissions, nasty bone breaks and many people getting choked unconscious.
What on earth do you buy for someone who only ever thinks about training? You could buy them some new equipment, but unless they know exactly what they want then that could be a risky decision – especially if you’re someone who doesn’t train at all! It’s probably best to avoid buying gear unless your budget is a bit higher and you know what you’re looking for, so then what should you buy?
Well we’ve decided to help out a bit, by sticking together a list of some pretty cool things which most fighters would appreciate.
Everyone loves an underdog. It’s the basis of hundreds of ‘one man against an army’ style movies, and is especially relevant for fighting. Who doesn’t like stories about the guy who’s already been written off coming out of nowhere and stealing the show? Fight Quality always roots for the underdog, and for exactly this reason we’ve listed five of our favourite upsets from UFC history for you to enjoy:
Nicknames and fighters have always gone together, with the best ones becoming more well known that the fighters actual names; like ‘Money’ Mayweather or ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Some people go as intimidating as possible with their nicknames, some are boastful, a fair few are funny and quite a lot are terrible. Here at Fight Quality we’ve put together a list of our favourite funny fighter nicknames for you to enjoy:
Many people view the striking side of MMA as the most exciting, the combination of elite striking, small gloves and hard strikes regularly result in spectacular, highlight reel knockouts. Since the UFC first rose to prominence as the most popular MMA promotion the level of striking ability has continued to improve. It’s no longer enough to be a wrestler who can wing a few haymakers, striking needs to be precise and deadly.
Podcasts are awesome. They’re a great way to catch up on the latest news, listen to interesting conversations and to generally be inspired. They also often give great insights into the lives and mindsets of other fighters, who don’t often get the chance to voice their story. Thankfully there are a number of awesome podcasts out there for anyone passionate about Muay Thai, so we thought we’d list 5 of our favourites.
Following up from our recent article about techniques for cutting weight, we’ve decided to take a look at the unsuccessful side of weight cutting – the guys who fail to reach that magic number. Below we’ve listed five of the biggest misses in the UFC, highlighting fighters who have, or definitely should consider, moving up a weight class.
Here at Fight Quality, we review gear used in Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Kickboxing – all of which we’re pretty passionate about on some level. That said, everyone has a favourite sport and for both of us writers here, that sport is undoubtedly Muay Thai. Now you’ll understand why we often end up featuring a fair few Thai brands in our fight gear reviews! Muay Thai is the reason Fight Quality was founded back in 2015, as well as being what sparked my personal interest in combat sports in general.
Ever since people have been fighting they’ve been throwing around insults to go along with it. Whether they’re chasing down a title fight, selling a fight to rack up pay per views or using it as psychological warfare trash talk has become a major part of a lot of fight shows. Whilst it’s an artform when it’s done correctly, there are only a few fighters who can pull it off properly.Continue reading 5 of the Best Pieces of Fighter Trashtalk
For years the best Muay Thai fighters have come out of Thailand and understandably so considering that it’s the national sport and they train from a very young age. The Thai’s can boast insanely skilled fighters such as Dieselnoi, Samart Payakaroon, Baukauw and the living legend Saenchai – but western muay thai can boast its own legends, fighters that rack up highlight reel knockouts and are full of heart, with Muay thai recently having a huge knock on effect to K-1 kickboxing styles as well. While these western fighters may not fight as often as their Thai counterparts, but they’re unafraid to consistently take on top level fighters, and often manage to upset the odds and take home the win.