A Brief History of Sambo

A Brief History of Sambo

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.

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A Detailed Guide to Choosing the Best Muay Thai Shorts – Part 2

A Detailed Guide to Choosing the Best Muay Thai Shorts - Part 2

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.

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FQ’s Last Minute Christmas Gifts

FQ’s Last Minute Christmas Gifts

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.

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The Worst Tattoos In The UFC

The Worst Tattoos in the UFC

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.

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The Best Tattoos in the UFC

The Best 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.

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Is there a Copycat Problem in the Boxing Equipment Industry?

Is there a copycat problem in the boxing equipment industry?

In recent weeks, Rival Boxing CEO Russ Anber vented his frustration towards a certain Adidas boxing glove release, which shared a few too similarities with Rival’s own boxing gloves. It’s not our place to comment on the legitimacy of this claim, but it did get us wondering whether this is just a symptom of a bigger issue across the boxing industry.

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The Most Beautiful Boxing Gloves on the Market

The Most Beautiful Boxing Gloves on the Market

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. 

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The Best Fighter Nicknames (Part 2 – The Badass)

The Best Fighter Nicknames (Part 2 - The Badass)

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:

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Five UFC Fights That We Want To See In 2019

Five UFC Fights That We Want To See In 2019

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.

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Five Essential Apps For Any MMA Fan

Five Essential Apps For Any MMA Fan

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.

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5 of the Best Submissions in UFC History

5 of the Best Submissions in UFC History

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.

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5 MMA Prospects to Watch in 2018

5 MMA Prospects to Watch in 2018

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.

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Fight Quality’s Favourite BJJ Players in the UFC

Fight Quality's Favourite BJJ Players in the UFC

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.

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5 Fighter Gifts Under £20 – What To Buy For Boxers, MMA Fighters, Kickboxers And Muay Thai Fighters

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.

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Everyone Loves An Underdog – 5 Huge UFC Fight Upsets

Everyone Loves An Underdog - 5 Huge UFC Fight Upsets

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:

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The Best Fighter Nicknames (Part 1 – The Funniest)

The Best Fighter Nicknames (Part 1 - The Funniest)

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:

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