The world of UFC has seen its fair share of top battles through the years. As the fighters make their way into the octagon, they know that only one will take the victory and that means that tempers can rise before the fight and during the fight. However, what this does mean for fans is that they get to see a brutal spectacle that delivers plenty of excitement and entertainment.Continue reading The Best UFC Rivalries
Any fan of boxing will be familiar with promoters who are commonly seen in interviews or weigh-ins with their fighters. Therefore, the names of Don King, Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn are likely to be names that you have heard. Of course, there are other promoters but they do have a role to play and as the name suggests, they are there to set up and then promote them. Along with this, they will also pay for everything that is involved in a boxing match and so, they take on the financial risk. As a result, they are going to want to make back that money as well as some more, so how do Boxing promoters make money?Continue reading How Do Boxing Promoters Make Money?
Throughout the decades, the world of boxing has been graced by entertainers and boxers who have what it takes to be considered the best in the world. However, with each decade and each generation, new boxers will come onto the scene, win and retain their belts while being considered the best boxer to have ever been seen. Of course, achievements will set apart the best boxers in the world from those who never quite cut it, so who are the best boxers in history?
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr was an entertainer but he knew how to move around a ring and take down his opponents. His record is a phenomenal achievement with 2,257 points and 50 wins and even when faced with challenging opponents such as Manny Pacquiao, he still knew how to hold his own.
Some might place him above Mayweather Jr as he is the only world champion across 8 divisions. When it comes to performances in the ring, he has given the world some of the best bouts ever seen, such as his fights against Oscar De La Hoya and Rick Hatton. He amassed 1,637 points at a 62-7-2 record, which is why he is classed as one of the best boxers in history.
No list is complete without Muhammad Ali. Some claim he is the greatest boxer of all time and he would have told you himself that he was “The Greatest”. He was a performer and someone who might have been considered ahead of his time with the way in which he graced the ring. Even after spending four years out of the ring, he returned and reclaimed his heavyweight championship twice. There’s only one fighter who “Floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee”.
A 28-year career is an impressive achievement but so is a 55-8-2 record. Known as “The Executioner”, he boxed his way to several world championships at middleweight and light heavyweight. He was also the first boxer to hold world titles for all four major boxing sanctioning bodies. What also sets him apart was the fact that he was able to win the light heavyweight title at the age of 46 in 2011, making him a record breaker by overtaking George Foreman who was 45.
Oscar De La Hoya
From the titles he won to the money he earned, Oscar De La Hoya deserves to be on this list. Across six divisions, he won ten world titles and he was the highest earner of all time. A tough boxer with great tactical ability, his record of 1,259 points and 39-6-0 really does stand out.
Marvelous Marvin Hagler
From 1980 to 1987, Marvin Hagler was the undisputed middleweight champion of the world. A tough fighter, he knew how to inflict pain on his opponents using his power while also having the ability to take punches on the chin. He was a breathtaking fighter who amassed 1,160 points and a 62-3-2 record during his career.
MMA is an incredibly brutal but entertaining sport, completely understandable. When we think of MMA, who comes to mind? We wanted to list ten of the best MMA fighters in history. We have tried to select a range of fighters because we understand that people might have differing opinions, depending on the types of fights. Furthermore, we have taken many elements into account, including their career highlights, win to loss ratio, memorable fights and overall accomplishments. For instance, we wanted to include a range of modern UFC fighters that have helped make this highly enjoyable sport so popular. We also acknowledge that other fighters can be classified as the best MMA fighters in history, which we haven’t listed.Continue reading The Best MMA Fighters in History
If you’re a fan of the sport then you will no doubt have your own opinion as to who the best BJJ fighters are. No matter who it is that you are drawn towards, one thing is for sure: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t for the faint-hearted. Those that are classed as the best BJJ fighters in history are those that exhibit the skill, strength, and grace needed to succeed. While BJJ often appears as a technique in UFC, it is actually a standalone combat sport and here’s our take on who the best fighters ever are:Continue reading The Best BJJ Fighters In History
It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner doing your first few classes, or a seasoned fighter. Chances are you enjoy watching videos of fights, training clips and training advice. Fortunately, YouTube is filled with some amazing channels from fighters, fight fans and even promotions to help you get your regular fix.Continue reading 5 Great YouTube Channels For Fighters
It’s that time of year again. The evenings are short, you’re running in the cold cold and dodgy Christmas jumpers have appeared around the office. If you’re not sure what gift to buy the martial artist in your life, or you’re not sure what to put on your Christmas list, then check this list out for the ten things the FQ team have put on their Christmas list this year.Continue reading The Fight Quality Christmas List
Unless you’re really into your different wrestling styles you’ve probably not heard of Shuai Jiao. The modern usage of the term refers to any Chinese style of wrestling. But originally it meant jacket wrestling – kind of like an old school equivalent of the modern Russian sport of Sambo.Continue reading A Brief History of Shuai Jiao
Mixed Martial Arts is one of the biggest sports on the planet at current – ONE Championship averaged 29 million viewers per event in 2019 (according to their CEO Chatri Sidyodtong) the UFC was involved in the largest sports acquisition in history when it sold to WME-IMG for four billion dollars and the sport has generated superstar athletes like Conor McGregor who have surpassed the sport and became household names. Not bad for a sport that was widely banned and compared to human cockfighting in the not too distant past. But how did this global phenomenon come to be the sport it is today?Continue reading A Brief History of MMA
The term kickboxing can have a pretty broad application. Technically it refers to any stand up martial art that allows kicking and punching and so covers a pretty broad spectrum of styles. The narrower focus of the name would be styles that identify as kickboxing, which still includes a lot of sports, but for the sake of this article we’ll be focusing on the history of Japanese Kickboxing, and its spread to Europe, and North American Kickboxing which has similar roots but developed separately. Alongside Muay Thai, which we’ve covered separately, much of modern kickboxing has come from these styles.Continue reading A Brief History of Kickboxing
Capoeira is an unusual style of martial art that has an Afro-Brazilian origins, focuses predominantly on using your lower body to kick, sweep and take your opponents down, though elbow and hand strikes are also incorporated, and is designed to allow a fighter who’s outnumbered to take on even armed enemies.Continue reading A Brief History of Capoeira
With shows like ONE Championship putting Muay Thai, a martial art with a long and storied history, at the centre of some seriously high profile events they’ve given Muay Thai a platform and reach that it’s never really achieved before. At FQ we love ONE Championship, and we’re incredibly pleased to see our favourite martial art reach so many new fans, and fighters get rewarded for the years of hard work they put into their training, but it’s easy to see that some of the traditions that go alongside it might get pushed to one side, or be seen but not understood. We want to do our part to help people new to Muay Thai to understand the significance of some of what they see in big shows like ONE, and what they might encounter if they branch out and watch Muay Thai from different promotions!Continue reading Wai Kru, Mongkol and Prajioud; Ancient Traditions in Modern Muay Thai
It’s nearly that time of year again, when you have to struggle to think of what christmas present you’re going to buy for the fighter in your life (or add to your own christmas list!). As always, everyone at FQ has your back and we’ve put together the ultimate fighters christmas gift list full of things we want to ask Santa for. These are roughly put into a price order (high-low) and, while we’ve included examples, we’ve not personally tested all of the products on this list!Continue reading FQ’s 2020 Christmas Gift List
We’re big fans of One Championship here at FQ, and we’ve put together a list of our five favourite fighters. If you haven’t already heard of them then make sure you keep an eye one them – you won’t regret it!Continue reading Our Five Favourite Fighters From the One Championship Roster
Sambo is a Russian martial arts developed during the soviet era. It was designed to teach soldiers of the red army hand-to-hand combat skills. The name is an acronym of “samozashchita bez oruzhiya” which means “self defence without weapons”, and it was designed to incorporate the most effective elements of several martial arts into one discipline.Continue reading A Brief History of Sambo
In Part 1 of our guide to Muay Thai shorts, we helped you understand the history, fit and styling of Muay Thai shorts, as well as a little about their use in celebrity culture. In this second part of the article, we’ll now be taking a closer look at the different brands and how they fare.Continue reading A Detailed Guide to Choosing the Best Muay Thai Shorts – Part 2
Christmas is just around the corner and we all know the stress of last minute present buying; especially if you aren’t sure what to get someone. FQ always have your back though and we’ve put together a list of stocking-fillers that the fighters in your life will appreciate. To make it even better for you we’ve made sure every product we’ve suggested is available on Amazon Prime, so you can take advantage of that one day delivery to get hold of it before the big day – depending on your area the last day for Prime orders is the 22nd or 23rd of December, so you’ve got a couple of days to take advantage.Continue reading FQ’s Last Minute Christmas Gifts
Last week we brought you the best tattoos the UFC had to offer. This week we’re flipping the criteria, and looking at those dodgy pieces of work that most people would probably keep covered up – assuming their job isn’t to strip down to a pair of shorts and fight someone in a cage for money. Here’s a few of the most questionable tattoos you’ll find in the octagon.Continue reading The Worst Tattoos In The UFC
Tattoos are pretty prevalent in 2019 and nowhere more so than inside the Octagon. It’s rare to find a fighter without some sort of ink, but that definitely doesn’t mean that all tattoos are created equal – there’s some seriously questionable art work in the MMA world. That being said, there’s also some truly awesome work, and we’ve put together a list of what we feel are the best tattoos in the UFC roster.Continue reading The Best Tattoos in the UFC