Nate Diaz took it to Gray Maynard right from the beginning of the fight until his hand was raised in victory. Even though I lost my bet I was impressed by the show Nate put on that night.
The fight ended with 2:22 left on the clock in the very first round with Diaz scoring an impressive TKO victory.
The winner, who was off by quite a bit because nobody picked Diaz to win the fight in the first round is Steve Timmons. Regardless, Steve who made his pick on my facebook page was close enough to win the contest:
Steve wins the entire MMA QuickStart Training Program which includes over 18 1-hour workouts, 100+ instructional videos, 12 Follow Along MP3 “Shadowfighting” Audio Files and more. Congrats Steve!
Try out a free lesson from the program here –> www.mmaquickstart.com/members/freelesson
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Things have been really busy lately!
Next weekend our fighter Ryan Dickson is fighting is the World Series of Fighting! He’s been training hard and is really looking forward to fight time. I’ll be sure to tape some of our training next week to share with you.
I’m very excited that the first MMA QuickStart expansion is in it’s final phase of testing and will be available very soon!
It’s a 4 week program that’ll have you absolutely killing it with the uppercut. I’ve created 6 brand new workouts, filmed over 40 different uppercut combinations and recorded many new follow along shadowfighting MP3′s as well. I’ll share more info about the program once the testing phase is complete.
From now until Monday (Dec 2nd) night at midnight, I’m offering a Black Friday Discount on the original MMA QuickStart program. It’s lowest price ever!: Only $57!
Grab it and start training right away so you’ll be totally ready for the MMA QuickStart : Uppercuts! expansion when it goes live.
I’ve also put my “Monster in the Cage: Optimal Performance Mind Training System” Ebook on sale until Monday night as well. You get it for less $ and receive a free video workshop as a bonus! (Just email me after purchase and tell me which one you want)
Have a great weekend!
Now I do think that Hendricks won the fight with GSP but now Johny’s saying that he only punched at 70% power throughout the fight because his hand wraps weren’t thick enough. C’mon. I guess he’s trying to explain why he couldn’t score a KO I guess.
That’s not the reason, it’s because GSP weathered the storm of some hard hits (which I didn’t think he would be able) and fought back to the point that Hendricks could no longer muscle power into his punches. I was impressed by GSP’s ability to do that during the fight.
Give the guy some respect!
When I get tweets like this is makes me very happy. I’ve always tried to become the best martial artist I can be so that I could pass on effective knowledge to others. Thanks to my student Zac and my friends in Jamaica for taking the time to message me!
Big thanks to @JeffJoslin. I’ve lost 15lbs in my first 12 weeks of jiu-jitsu. Getting healthy and having a great time learning with everyone
— Zachary Nichol (@zacharynichol) November 16, 2013
— The Commander Comrie (@Nahbi121) November 16, 2013
When executed wrong the rear hand uppercut lacks power and will often throw the puncher off balance ruining any chance of stringing together an effective striking combination.
The biggest thing to focus on while watching this video is the way my shoulders turn as I throw the punch. You’ll notice that they remain parallel to the ground throughout the entire motion. That is the ultra important and tough to nail detail that makes the punch effortlessly powerful. You’ll feel it when you get it right that’s for sure.
In sparring try to use this uppercut:
- When the opponent is standing in a very squared off stance with their chest facing you more than normal.
- When the opponent drops their head down and forward towards you. This can happen because of their poor offensive or defensive technique or because you rocked them with a strike.
- When the opponent is a southpaw and their are trying to walk straight in on you with lots of pressure. Use the straight right cross if they are at an arm’s length range and use the rear hand uppercut if they are a bit closer. It will stop them in their tracks.
- When the opponent is trying to take you down with double leg take downs. Timing your rear hand uppercut correctly could win you the fight as they try to take you down.
- After you slip their jab to the outside (and side of your uppercutting arm). This is the one I landed that made Jon Fitch call a time-out in our fight at Freedom Fight back in the day. He thought it was a knee strike!
- After you defend against their cross with a lead shoulder roll. This one is deadly
- After you block the body shot on your rear side (blocking with the uppercutting arm)
As you can see their are times when a rear hand uppercut can be extremely effective. Remember that most times you’ll need to jab before throwing the rear hand uppercut so that you don’t get your face smashed by a hard cross or hook in the process.
I though Dan showed great toughness and recovery skills by getting back to his feet even though he had been severely rocked by strikes. Vitor Belfort couldn’t have timed that final kick more perfectly though. Ouch!
The fight ended with 3:43 left on the clock in the very first round.
The winner, who was off by only 8 seconds from the actual time the fight ended, made his pick on my face book page:
Matt wins the entire MMA QuickStart Training Program which includes over 18 1-hour workouts, 100+ instructional videos, 12 Follow Along MP3 “Shadowfighting” Audio Files and more. Congrats Matt!
I just got back from the AMMA Championship Series event which took place today in Brampton, Ontario.
I thought it was awesome! Truly a great competition for the spectators, coaches and most importantly the competitors.
A first of it’s kind in our province, this amateur mixed martial arts event featured a rule set that promoted athlete safety without taking away from the true essence of mixed martial arts. A few things that I liked about the AMMA event were:
The Headgear – It’s definitely not the most comfortable thing to wear during a fight but the fighter headgear definitely minimized the facial swelling and damage that quickly occurs when strikes land in professional MMA. Fighters ate some pretty hard punches from the standing and ground and pound positions without sustaining very much damage at all. With the athletes being amateurs, that is a very good thing!
The 7-8 Ounce MMA gloves – The larger gloves that every fighter wore allowed room for fighter error. That’s good because beginners, intermediate and even advanced amateur fighters make them often. Drop your guard and you’ll eat a strike that will let you know that you made a mistake but you’ll most likely be able to fight on. Four ounce gloves (pro standard) are not as forgiving: one mistake could mean trouble and you may quickly find yourself with a loss on your fight record. I like the fact that knockouts will be less common in the amateur ranks compared to the pros, due to the many safety measures put in place: If rookie fighter’s can gain experience and learn important lessons without taking any serious damage they will compete often, improve their skills and grow into veteran MMA athletes.
The Tournament Format – With each bout in the tournament lasting for five minutes (one round), it gave the fighters an opportunity to compete against a variety of opponents. The goal of amateur competition is to build an athlete’s experience level and confidence. Facing opponent’s of body types, styles and ability levels does exactly that. It also makes the entire process a lot of fun.
The Referees and Officials – I believe each match had 5 officials overseeing the MMA action (some scoring striking, some scoring grappling and another overseeing fighter safety). It worked very well! Fighters who were hit by 3 solid strikes on the ground without defending themselves had their matches stopped and were awarded a loss. Defending fighters kept moving and protecting themselves when they heard the referee instructing them to do so which was great to see. After watching numerous bouts I thought the system was a very fair and safe way of doing things.
One thing that I would change is the amount of points earned by a fighter for completing a successful take down. Currently a take down scores a single point: That’s equal to a solid strike from standing or on the ground but less than a guard pass. I think 3 points would be a better and more realistic number for successfully completed take downs. Being on bottom is not a good thing in professional MMA so I think any fighter that earns the top position should score more than a single point for doing so.
Its also important to not make a take down worth too many points because ultimately I think that what you do after scoring a take down is more important than the take down itself: Things like passing the guard and/or dishing out solid ground and pound striking being some of the most dominating actions a fighter can do from the top position during a ground fight.
I think sweeps from the bottom were one point as well at today’s event. If the take downs are changed to 3 points I think a 2 point score awarded for a sweep from the guard would work very well.
Overall I really liked what I saw today on the mats. Hopefully the AMMA continues to put on events so that Ontario’s amateur athletes can compete in realistic and safe mixed martial arts action. I have absolutely no doubt that these types of events will help prepare fighters for future professional mixed martial arts careers.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. One of our fighters from Team Joslin’s fought in the event and did very well! Johnny Sanguinetti won the 170lbs. advanced division after defeating three very tough opponents. Nice work Johnny!
Last night was a great night of action here in Red Deer, Alberta at the Havoc MMA event.
My fighter Ryan Dickson won his fight in the 2nd round by submission and really fought well by showing solid striking, wrestling and ground skills. His new record is 12-1 overall (6-1 pro) with all finishes. His opponent last night, Advin Omic, was very skilled and tough and the two of them matched up made for an awesome fight.
Very proud of Ryan and have no doubt that his hard work, dedication and skill will take him to the top. Next up is “The Ultimate Fighter: Canada vs. Australia” tryouts in 2 weeks.
Thanks to all the students at Joslin’s MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and his other great training partners that helped him prepare. Huge thanks to our awesome sponsors,Thunder Tribe Vitamin B Blast Energy Shot , SST Hamilton, Tapout Training Center – Burlington, Dr. Callum Cowan Performance Medicine, Mucho Burrito, JKR Financial and M&A Sports Media.