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A Brief History of Freestyle Wrestling

A Brief History of Freestyle Wrestling

According to Joe Rogan wrestling is the greatest skill to have in the octagon, and a wrestler is the best ‘base’ to build a top level MMA fighter from. Fantastic wrestling skills allow you to control where the fight happens, and therefore expose an opponent’s weaknesses. Your opponent is a striker? Take them down and beat them up. Your opponent is a submission expert? Keep the fight standing and beat them up on the feet. Your opponent hasn’t got the best cardio? Keep them against the cage and grind them down. Control where the fight takes place and you control the fight. That’s why freestyle wrestling is one of the most commonly trained skills in MMA. But where does the art of freestyle wrestling come from?

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Inspirational Fighters – Sagat Petchyindee

Inspirational Fighters – Sagat Petchyindee

Combat sports are an ever-changing landscape of fighters, with new names popping up constantly. All fighters have heart, and all fighters have talent, yet of all the fighters who have stepped up over the years, there are some who stick in our minds, who changed the way we think about the sports we love, and who are truly inspirational to today’s generation of martial artists.

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How to Keep Your Mouth Guard Clean for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?

How to Keep Your Mouth Guard Clean for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?

If you’re training often, it’s incredibly important to keep your gear clean, including your mouth guard. In this article we’ll be going over a couple of the steps which you can take to make sure your mouth guard is always clean and fresh, and avoid any possible hygiene issues.

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Guest Review – Paul “Reaper” Banasiak

Guest Review - Paul "Reaper" Banasiak

Paul Banasiak is a Muay Thai fighter who many people may know for the Muay Thai Athlete blog, or for being one of the two fighters (next to Sean Fagan, who we’ve previously interviewed) who make up the Muay Thai Guys podcast. If you haven’t heard of the podcast before, check it out, it made our list of 5 Great Podcasts For Muay Thai Fighters.

We spoke to Paul to find out a little bit about his favourite gear and training advice.

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Hykso vs. Everlast/PIQ: Side By Side Punch Tracker Comparison Review

Hykso vs. Everlast/PIQ: Side By Side Punch Tracker Comparison Review

We’ve compared two of the best punch trackers on the market – The Hykso Punch Trackers and the Everlast/PIQ Punch Trackers.

For anybody who’s serious about combat sports, improvement matters. These days technology has developed to a point where we can now get instant, real data when training, in a way which was never accessible before. Punch tracking technology has added a new level to training for fighters, instructors and even just hobbyists.

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5 Great Podcasts For Muay Thai Fighters

5 Great Podcasts For Muay Thai Fighters

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.

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Worst Weight Misses In UFC History

Worst Weight Misses In UFC History

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.

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