Shorts are an important part of the wardrobe in combat sports. They need to have ideal movement for whatever it is you’re doing, they need to be durable enough that they can put up with the punishment of even the most brutal training session and most importantly, seeing as they’re one of the few items you’ll wear when fighting, they need to make you look good.Continue reading Choosing The Right Shorts For Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Other Combat Sports
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
In this video a member of the Fight Quality team takes a look at the Phenom Elite SG-200 Boxing Gloves.
If you’ve just started Muay Thai you might have seen the more experienced guys in the gym hammering heavy kicks into the bag or pads, but when you tried to do the same it was just plain painful.Continue reading The Truth about Shin Conditioning
We live in a world which is constantly evolving. Even compared to just 10 years ago, the things around us are completely different. Today is the world where we can call a cab with an app, where we control our own homes with our phones, where cars can now drive themselves and where you can track your health with a watch. With some aspects of life it’s easy to see the effects of progress.
But what about in the boxing world? The innovation can be a little harder to see.Continue reading Breaking The Mould: Innovation In The Boxing Industry
We know that MMA is here to stay. A few years ago people would have told you that at best it would rise to the top of the underground sports pile, but thanks to epic fights and larger than life personalities the sport has found mainstream success. If you ask UFC President Dana White, the rise of MMA was inevitable:Continue reading The Three Best Fantasy MMA Websites
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
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
You’ve been training for a while, started learning your basic techniques and how to put a combo together, done some drilling and now it’s time to test your skills in real time. Get the big gloves out, its sparring time:Continue reading Beginner Sparring Tips
As a beginner the first time you spar is likely to be one of the moments that you question if the sport is right for you, as even people who have just a few months more experience than you seem able to pick you apart at will. A massive part of this is that you’re just not used to the situation and are more prone to tensing up and flinching away from incoming shots.
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:
Martial Arts like Karate, Jiu Jitsu and Taekwondo all have set uniforms to wear – but what do you wear if your combat sport doesn’t have any set rules?Continue reading What Tops Should You Wear For Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Other Combat Sports?
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
Welcome to the Fight Quality ultimate guide to everything you need to know about boxing gloves, updated for 2019.
When we originally wrote the first version of our Ultimate Guide back in 2016 we wanted to bring you the absolute best resource for everything you could possibly want to know about boxing gloves. Since then the guide has undergone several updates, reflecting the changes in the industry, technology and brands.Continue reading The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves (Updated 2019)
Recently released on Netflix, Conor McGregor: Notorious is the ‘fly on the wall’ style biographical film about the life of the Notorious Irishman, following his career from fighting in small shows to taking on Nate Diaz in the UFC. Featuring training footage, behind the scenes locker room footage and clips from his fights and interviews it charts the remarkable rise of the most well known UFC fighter to date.Continue reading Film Review – Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)
Still stuck on what to buy someone for Christmas? Perhaps your other half is a martial arts fanatic and you want to treat them, but wouldn’t know where to start. We’re here to help.Continue reading Great Christmas Gift ideas for Boxers, Kickboxers and MMA fighters
Worried you’ll miss when your favourite fight brand releases an amazing new line of gear? We bring you a monthly round-up of the latest fight gear ranges released by all of your favourite brands, so you can see all the best new fight gear all in one place.
Whether it’s for Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai or other combat sports, make sure you keep up to date with the latest gear and equipment each month. Check out the other New Fight Gear round-ups here.Continue reading New Fight Gear – November 2018
In sports which rely on using your body as a weapon, it’s understandable that you’re putting yourself at risk of all sorts of aches, pains and injuries. Knuckle, finger and wrist pains are especially common amongst beginners. Quite often these are caused by the same few issues, meaning a lot of the time there are steps which can be taken to get rid of the pains all together.Continue reading Avoiding Hand Pains and Injury When Wearing Boxing Gloves