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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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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Weight Cutting Techniques for Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA

Weight Cutting Techniques for Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA

In any sport that requires competitors to make a certain weight, cutting weight becomes a skill in itself. From powerlifters to MMA fighters, weight cutting is a popular way to gain some advantage. We’re going to go over a couple of different methods to drop water weight in order to hit the scales bang on your target.

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Inspirational Fighters – James “Buster” Douglas

Inspirational Fighters – James "Buster" Douglas

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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First Thoughts on the Hykso Punch Trackers

First Thoughts on the Hykso Punch Trackers

Hykso (pronounced Hik-soh) is a US based company headquartered in Orange County, CA, founded by Khalil Zahar that produces tracking technology that you slip into your hand wraps and monitors your punching output during training. Hykso sent us a pair (one of the first three thousand produced) and we’ve decided to break down our review into two parts; Our first thoughts, and then a full review after a longer period of training.

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Best Reviews and Articles of 2016

Best Reviews and Articles of 2016

Here at Fight Quality we’ve had a brilliant year, releasing a shed-load of reviews, plenty of interesting posts, interviews, guides and even a few competitions!

We release content several times a week, so we decided we’d round up and present to you some of the best content released over the last year!

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Inspirational Fighters – Andy Hug

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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Inspirational Fighters – Muhammad Ali

Inspirational Fighters – Muhammad Ali

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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4 Tips For Your First Time Sparring

4 Tips For Your First Time Sparring

Sparring is the time when you put all of your training, skills and technique into practise against another moving person. It’s not a fight, but rather a controlled chance to fill in the gaps which can’t be taught with pads or a heavy bag – reading your opponent and controlling the situation.

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Blood, Sweat, Toil and Love – Greg Wootton

Blood, Sweat, Toil and Love - Greg Wootton

The following article was written for Fight Quality by Greg Wootton, a UK Muay Thai fighter, personal trainer and Coach.


It’s fighting – The greatest equaliser of class and culture. Where people come to prove themselves and earn respect. To challenge and to learn about themselves. To achieve more than they thought they were ever capable of when they walked in that very first time. Of course, they never knew any of this when they walked in. It’s just training.

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How Beneficial is an Altitude Training Mask?

How Beneficial is an Altitude Training Mask?

You see them all over the place at the moment, there’s someone in every gym with one, they’re all over instagram and you can even spot them in hollywood blockbusters like Southpaw. I’m talking about altitude training masks. That guy in the gym who looks like Bane and sounds like Darth Vader swears it’s the same as training in the Himalayas, but what’s the obsession with training at altitude? And what’re the benefits to using an altitude mask?

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Why The Quality Of Your Fight Gear Matters

Why the quality of your fight gear matters

There are a lot of people out there who go out and buy the cheapest gear they can find when they first take up boxing, MMA or any other combat sport. While sometimes this is down to circumstance, using the wrong gear can actually have a huge negative impact on your actual training.

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The Fighter’s Degree – Greg Wootton

The Fighter's Degree - Greg Wootton

The following article was written for Fight Quality by Greg Wootton, a UK Muay Thai fighter, personal trainer and Coach.


It’s not easy being a fighter. Especially to be a great one. For decades we have been burdened with the stereotype of the simple minded brute. Fighting was once considered a poor man’s game, only chosen by those who didn’t have the brains to excel elsewhere. This, however, is changing.

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The Ultimate Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Boxing Gloves

The Ultimate Guide To Everything You Need To Know About Boxing Gloves

Welcome to the Fight Quality ultimate guide to everything you need to know about boxing gloves. This guide aims to be the only resource you’ll ever need when it comes to boxing gloves. We’ve broken down just about everything you need to know, from the specialisations of the different styles of glove, to the different brands available.

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The Student-Coach Relationship Within Combat Sports – Greg Wootton

The Student Coach Relationship Within Combat Sports - Greg Wootton

The following article was written for Fight Quality by Greg Wootton, a UK Muay Thai fighter, personal trainer and Coach.


The relationship between a coach and their student is a very special thing. Built on dedication, solidified through loyalty and sealed by faith it is a unique element involved in sports. However, combat sports can be separated from the others by the intricate and intimate requirements of a coach in martial arts and fight sports.

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Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them – Tendonitis

Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them - Tendonitis

Tendonitis is the common name for a range of different injuries that can be caused to the tendons of the bodies various muscles – the strong cords of tissue that connect the muscle and the skeleton, and are needed to move the bones and joints when the muscles contract and relax.

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7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Fight Training

Top 7 tips to get the Most out of Your Fight Training

Whether you train in boxing, MMA or any other martial art, it’s an ongoing process of improvement, learning new skills and improving your instincts and fitness. Whether you train as a hobby every now and then or it’s your full time career, there are a number of steps you can take to make sure you’re getting the most out of your training.

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The Benefits of Shadow Boxing in Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA

The benefits of shadow boxing in Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA

Shadow boxing is probably one of the easiest forms of training. You don’t need gloves or other gear, you don’t need a partner to hold pads, you don’t need a bag and you don’t even need to be at a gym. Shadow boxing is one of the few forms of training you could practise almost anywhere at any time. You don’t have to just focus on boxing either, it’s easy to throw in kicks, elbows and knees if you’re more of a kickboxer, or even practice stepping in for takedowns or add in a few sprawls if you’re training in MMA.

While it may initially feel a bit silly attacking air, shadow boxing actually has a whole load of benefits which can drastically improve the rest of your training.

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The Definitive Guide on Choosing the Right MMA Camp

The Definitive Guide on Choosing the Right MMA Camp

BookMartialArts recently approached us asking if we’d give some of our advice on what we think makes a good MMA training camp, what you should look for and what sort of gear you’ll need to invest in before hand. We of course helped out, alongside a range of other MMA websites, in order to help build up a great guide, The Definitive Guide on Choosing the Right MMA Camp.

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Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them – Shin Splints

Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them - Shin Splints

Maybe you’ve just starting training, you’ve been to a few classes and decided to start running to up your cardio. Maybe you’re a fighter and you’ve ramped up your running to get ready for a fight. Either way, you’ve been running for a while and you get this pain shooting down the front of your lower leg, and it turns your run from what could have been a personal best into a painful hobble.

Welcome to the world of shin splints.

 
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